SATURDAY, October 23

      3:00 p.m.          Confession

    4:00 p.m.       Mary Jo McCarthy 

                             Oliver baptism – after mass


SUNDAY, October 24

       9:00 a.m.     Wilma Weilbacher 

                             Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.    Parishioners of St. Mary

         7:00 p.m.       Bing0


MONDAY, October 25

  12:00 noon      living & deceased, class of 1945 

                             Confession following Mass


TUESDAY, October 26

     9:45 a.m.      Harold Gutknecht 

         5:30 p.m.        Marian Fontaine    

      6:00 p.m.           Choir practice (11:30 choir)

       7:00 p.m.           Jordan Conference - Atrium


WEDNESDAY, October 27

 12:00 noon         Evelyn Holleran  

     6:00 p.m.           Bible study – Specht Center

     7:00 p.m.           Choir practice (9:00 choir)


THURSDAY, October 28

    5:30 p.m.       Yolan Vukovitz      

     7:00 p.m.           RCIA in Atrium


FRIDAY, October 29

   12:00 noon      Ruppersburg/Felder families 


SATURDAY, October 30

      3:00 p.m.          Confession

    4:00 p.m.       Elizabeth Reiner 


SUNDAY, October 31

       9:00 a.m.     Parishioners of St. Mary

                              Coffee and Doughnuts 

      11:30 a.m.     Joseph Krajewski  

         7:00 p.m.       Bing0





OFFERTORY – October 16-17, 2010

Offertory: $4,581.00

 ECO deposits $1,467.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6,048.00

Bingo receipts: October 17, 2010: $1,631 .00

Jackpot: $2,200.00

Come and play, have a good time and support St. Mary


Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

Nursing Home:  Evelyn Spiert, Donna Whitacre, Wilma Rose,   Catherine Allen

At Home: Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Judy Hall, Mary Ann Koch, Tim McManus, Al Moeller, Mary Ann Prager, Larry Schwartz, Tyler Zust, James Johnson, Betty Friedlinghaus, Charles Walker, Paul Wingert,  Jake Sterpka,, Margaret Campbell, Ruth Neal, Julieann Miles, Maryann Neymeyer.  Mary Kay Oris, Father Thomas, Dora Malyk, Rita McCreary


If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call us. 



Father Thomas continues his recovery process with his family. He continues to express his appreciation for your prayers and all the cards. Please continue to forward your cards to the parish office. 



The topic of discussion for the Oct. 28th session will be Jesus, Who do you say that I am? presented by Stephen Smith and Tony Davis,  our seminarians from the Josephinum for the current year. Meetings are held each Thurs. at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium.  All are welcome!



The quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on Tues. Oct. 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in the atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at to confirm your attendance.



Each 5th Sunday in the calendar year is set aside for a special collection for St. Vincent de Paul. Please prayfully consider a donation to this organization as we approach the holidays.  Please use your preprinted envelope for your gift or mark you donation accordingly.



Effective immediately, the daily mass celebrated on Wednesday will return to the 12:00 noon time slot.

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 30-31, 2010 (5th Sunday of the Month)

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


TIME                                 ALTAR SERVER                         LECTOR                                EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                                    SACRISTAN



5th Sunday liturgical ministers needed, please sign up on the 5th Sunday check in sheet

located on the small table at the rear of the sanctuary. 



COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: October 31 – Luisa Schurtz & Julie Orzano                         Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Rose and Don Hodgson





A Prayer of Reverence for Life from the Marriage and Family Life Office:

Lord and giver of all life, help us to value each person, created in love by you. In your mercy, guide and assist our efforts to promote the dignity and value of all human life, born and unborn. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


THE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE OFFICE’S booklet of prayers, rituals, ideas and activities for the Advent and Christmas seasons, Advent and Christmas Traditions: Keeping the Seasons Holy, is a valuable tool in making your celebration of these liturgical seasons more meaningful for you and your family. It is available for $5 (includes postage) by contacting the office at 614-241-2560 or emailing



St Mary Boy Scout Pack 456 will sell popcorn after each of the masses next week, October 23- 24 outside of the church.  Think Butter- Carmel- Chocolate!  Buy Popcorn, place an order or make a donation to send scout popcorn to our troops. Thank You.




2010-2011 BIBLE STUDY

We are happy to announce that Bible study will resume its’ weekly meetings beginning Wednesday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Specht Center (see calendar of events). We will be studying the book of Galatians. For those of you who have been a part of this study hour in the past we hope you will be able to join us again this year. For anyone who has not taken advantage of bible study in past please consider this an open invitation to join us this year.


THE PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM….will hold its annual lecture series, Building Spiritual Bridges to the Community, beginning Wednesday, October 27, 2010, as Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC, presents “Communion and Solidarity in the Church” at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center on the seminary campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public; reservations not required. Please call 614-985-2497 for more information.


TEENS AND PARENTS…Want Some Help Talking to Each Other? The Newman Center is pleased to host a workshop on Building Strong Families in Christ, conducted by Dr. Stephen Gavazzi on Sat., Oct. 30th at noon, starting with a potluck. It will conclude with the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Registration is available online at or contact Karen Broering at (614) 291-4674 x108 or


LAST CALL….for the Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend on November 5-7 in Columbus; the next encounter is scheduled in the new year on February 18-20. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at



Next Sunday, October 31st, we will be baking cookies for the upcoming Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio.  Cookie dough will be provided. We will meet in the St. Mary school cafeteria following the 9:00 mass. For additional information please call Cecilia Reis at 784-0405.  Also, please keep this ministry in your prayers.  Thank You.



We are quickly (and unbelievably) approaching the holiday season and with that in mind please note some of the upcoming events:

v December 3rd: Chili and Carols at St. Mary School, followed by the tree lighting ceremony at Frank Fletch Park.

v The Columbus Maennerchor, Damenchor and Kinderchor annual Christmas Concert at St. Mary at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 5th. Our own Bell choir will perform at this concert.

v December 5th”: the annual Village Lights will be held throughout German Village.   



Come to either Blacklick Woods Metro Park or Highbanks Metro Park on Tuesday, October 26th from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. and bring the whole family for hot dogs, hot chocolate and a Metro Parks mammal display and receive a flu shot from a LifeCare Alliance nurse. This year we all need just one flu shot, fortunately the H1N1 vaccine is included in the seasonal flu shot vaccine! For people ages 65 and older with a Medicare or specific Medicare Advantage Plan, there is no cost. For ages 64 and younger, the cost is $25. Adults age 18 and older may be eligible to receive a flu shot at no cost, if they are high risk, have no health insurance and meet financial guidelines. All Medicare recipients and folks ages 65 and older must bring their insurance card. If you have any questions regarding the flu shot call

278-3130 or visit the LifeCare Alliance website at

If you go to Blacklick Woods, meet at the Beech-Maple Lodge; if you go to Highbanks, meet at the Northern Reservable Shelter. Handicap access is available.

Directions to the parks can be found on the Metro Parks website at:


THE GREATER COLUMBUS POST OF CATHOLIC VETERANS will meet Tuesday, November 2nd  at 7:00 p.m. at the “Red Room” in St. Peter’s Church which is located on Smokey Row Rd. near the corner of Snouffer Rd. Any Catholic person honorably discharged with 90 days peace or wartime active U.S. military experience, or on active duty now, is eligible to join.  Please call John Francis at 614-395-8529 for more information.


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