THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 

 

SATURDAY, May 14

        3:00 p.m.          Confessions

        2:30 p.m.          Ernst/Friedli wedding @ St. Leo

      4:00 p.m.         Trudy Higginbottom  

                                      Egan baptism – after mass

       4:00 p.m.           Anderson/Schwope wedding

                                                               

SUNDAY, May 15

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

                                      Kerrigan baptism – after mass

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

     11:30 a.m.          Mike Gammell 

       3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

MONDAY, May 16

  12:00 noon         Celebrant intention

                                                  

TUESDAY, May 17

      9:45 a.m.          Victims of natural disasters

       5:30 p.m.                  Priests  

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

   

WEDNESDAY, May 18

  12:00 noon         Richard Voit 

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

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

                               

THURSDAY, May 19

    5:30 p.m.           Margaret Campbell  

 

FRIDAY, May 20

   12:00 noon        Fr. Ted Thomas  

                                           

SATURDAY, May 21

        3:00 p.m.          Confessions

        3:00 p.m.          Siedlak/Hennell wedding @ St. Leo

      4:00 p.m.         Mary Jo McCarthy  

                                                                           

SUNDAY, May 22

       9:00 a.m.        Bea Thibaut 

                                      Coffee and Doughnuts 

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

        7:00 p.m.         Bingo

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFERTORY – May 7-8, 2011

Offertory: $4,580.00

 ECO deposits $235.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $4,815.00

Bingo receipts: May 1: $1,815.00

Jackpot: $6,000.00

SUPPORT ST. MARY BINGO!! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS FOR A FUN NIGHT OUT AND A CHANCE TO WIN!!

 

Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

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

At Home: Catherine Allen, Charles 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, Ruth Neal, Maryann Neymeyer, Dora Malyk,

Rita McCreary, Lorraine Ross, Kristy Yosick, Don Alexander,

Fodah Kenneh, Reilly Gall

 

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

 

SERVICE SATURDAY/MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? If so, consider joining Catholic Social Services for its fifth annual Service Saturday on May 21, 2011. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., volunteers will help seniors and disabled individuals in Franklin County who need assistance with a minor home repair, painting, yard work, or special projects. If interested or you know someone in need of help, please call Tara Cox at 614-857-1238 or email  tcox@colscss.org   

 

JUBILEE MASS-SATURDAY MAY 21ST

On Saturday, May 21, at the 4:00 p.m. Mass, Sr. Theresa Schneider will celebrate her Silver Jubilee (25 years) as a Sister of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. This celebration may result in a longer than normal Mass, however, Sister Theresa extends an open invitation to all parishioners to join her on this special day.

Special note: The normal liturgical ministry rotation will change for this mass only as Sister has invited special friends and family to serve this mass.

 

GOOD FRIDAY HOLY LAND COLLECTION

Your generous donations resulted in a $917.00 contribution toward support and protection of Christianity’s holiest places.

 

MAY 15th, the fourth Sunday of Easter is a world day of prayer for vocations. Let us all pray for an increase to priestly and religious vocations. 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for May, 21-22, 2011 (4th Sunday of the Month)

 

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass

 

TIME                ALTAR SERVER                             LECTOR                                EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                                                                 SACRISTAN

4:00 P.M.       Edie Collins, Katie Price           Roseanne Hanson            Sr. Chris Ritchey, Elaine Schuttinger, Annie Ruefle, Mary Lou Bischoff

                          Mary Weilbacher                       Sr. Terri Miklitsch                     Dcn. Steve Venturini, Dcn. Joe Schermer                                             Tina Nierman     

9:00 A.M.      Natasha Mattox                          Mike Keebaugh                   Dave & Marge Smigelski, Ray & Terry Thomas, Michael Badurina     

                          Dominic Mattox                          Maureen Keebaugh                    Frank & Mary Wickham, Stephanie Martt                                             Frances Melton    

11:30 A.M.      Mary Weilbacher                      Pam Mortimer                             Angie Stoller, Tommy Zervas, Ann Anderson

                     Katie Price, Travis Tilley              Olivia DePassio                      Sandra Thompson, Tyler Lawler, Annie Minner                        Frances Melton

               

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: May 22 – Knights of St. John                                                Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Phil and Joann Hall


 

REMINDERS

 

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES OF COLUMBUS

Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection, and Holy Cross Cemeteries will be open on Sundays May 15 & 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Family Service Advisors will be available to assist families with questions they might have.

 

NEWS FROM ST. MARY SCHOOL

Right to Read Week, an annual Ohio celebration of books and children and reading, will be held at St. Mary School May 16-20.  Our reading theme this year has been "Take FLIGHT with READING "and we invite our parishioners to join us on several occasions throughout the week:

    Our school library's 18th annual Family Cake Decorating Contest is on Monday, May 16. All cakes will be decorated on a literary theme or on our "Flight" theme! This delicious fundraiser is a highlight of the school year, and we would love our parishioners to stop by and view all the cakes, perhaps bid on a cake, and certainly be amazed by the literary creations our school families will submit. Please join us! Cakes will be on display 9:00 until 2:30 in the school gym. Parishioners who wish to submit a cake for the contest are welcome to do so; all cakes must be brought to the school no later than 8:30 am. Contact Librarian Annie Ruefle at aruefle@cdeducation.org for more information.

   St. Mary Library invites everyone to our annual Family Reading Festival on Friday, May 20th, from 5:30-8:00 pm.  Come see why our school is recognized for its literary and reading programs. Our students have been exploring our FLIGHT theme all year long, and the entire school will be open, with displays in every classroom, including a life size replica of the 1911 Wright Flyer!

    Job opening: There will be a job opening in the St. Mary School cafeteria beginning with the opening of school in August 2011. If interested please contact Roseanne Hanson at 444-8994, ext. 130. This position

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CATHOLIC FAMILY NIGHT WITH THE CLIPPERS

is Wednesday, May 18. Game time is 6:35 p.m., with a pre-game parade of Catholic Youth at 5:50 p.m. A $15 Family Pass offer provides reserved seating for two adults and up to four youth, ages 18 & younger.  Contact the Columbus Clippers at (614) 462-5250 ext. 1202 to reserve seats.  Order forms are available on the Diocesan Recreation website at www.cdeducation.org/rec .

 

ATTENTION ALL ALTAR SERVERS

Please join us for a THANK YOU PIZZA PARTY immediately following 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 22, 2011. We will meet in the atrium of the Burkley Center. Bring a healthy appetite! For additional information or questions, please contact Brenda Gischel 614-444-1773.

 

RALLY FOR REILLY

On Sunday, May 22nd, a fundraiser for Reilly Gall will be held at the Maennerchor from noon until 8:00 p.m. Two year old Reilly, who is recovering from a tragic accident, is the grandson of parishioners, Sue and Tim Gall. All proceeds will go to support Reilly’s recovery and future needs. 

 

BANNS of MARRIAGE

Brandon James Putnam and Allison Renee Hunter

Kent Christopher Murphy and Bridget Marie Williams

Bryan A. Shepard and Carla Hertenstein

June 4, 2011

 

SISTER REGINA RETIREMENT

Sister Regina Snyder announced this week that she will be retiring as principal of St. Mary School.  The following is a note that she asked to be communicated to the St. Mary Parish: When I came to St. Mary School and Parish I was expecting to be coming out of retirement for only five months and have ended up staying five years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my work here with you, your children, and the very creative staff of dedicated teachers here at St. Mary School. I had spoken with Father Thomas about this in February. But with Father Thomas’ increasing illness and absence, I felt I needed to re-evaluate my decision. In consultation with my Provincial Minister and friends I have made the decision to re-retire. This tops off 40 years in Catholic education ministry as a teacher and then administrator. My leaving will provide the new Pastor the opportunity to choose his own staff for this ministry of the parish, and me a chance to enjoy retirement once again.

“God Will Provide” is the motto of my religious community.  With that in mind I leave St. Mary confident that I have given what I was given to share and with the help of many people kept the school on solid footing into the future.

For myself, I am sure there will be many opportunities to serve in and about Columbus. I continue to hold all of you in my prayers and thoughts; I ask that you do the same for me.  My last day will be near the end of June. God bless you.

 

A NOTE FROM FR. SHAWN

In light of Sister Regina’s retirement as principal of St. Mary School, I wish to express my great appreciation for her most generous service to St. Mary School and the larger parish over these last five years.  I had the privilege of working with Sister Regina when she was principal of St. Cecilia School where I was first assigned as a priest.  I consider it a particular blessing from God to have  been allowed to serve with her again (albeit rather briefly!).  As I communicated to her when she retired from St. Cecilia, I regard her as a true disciple of St. Francis of Assisi, one who is a true instrument of peace and goodness.  In the remaining weeks of her tenure, let’s all extend to her in acts of appreciation for her service St. Francis’ own greeting: Pax et Bonum.

Looking forward, we will need to search for a new principal.  I have been in communication with the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools.  They have posted the position of principal for St. Mary School and will be receiving applications until May 27th, after which a list of candidates will be presented to the parish.  I intend to formulate a committee to participate in the interviewing and selection process, including representatives from the school staff, the finance council, office staff and parish clergy.  It is also my hope that by the time interviews are taking place in June, the newly named Pastor would participate in and perhaps further refine the process.

Let us each commit to keeping the selection of a new principal in all of our prayers.

In Christ,   Fr. Shawn

 

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