THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, February 9

          2:30 p.m.         Flynn/Rush wedding @ St. Leo

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

         4:00 p.m.       For the end of Abortion               

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 SUNDAY, February 10

       9:00 a.m.          Alberta Sauer    

       10:00 a.m.     Parental preparation/Confirmation-Atrium

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary

        7:00 p.m.           Bingo

 

MONDAY, February 11 – Our Lady of Lourdes

                                      No Mass

      7:00 p.m.             Knights of Columbus – Specht                                                                                                    

 

TUESDAY, February 12

     5:30 p.m.             Mary Shevlin          

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

      6:00 p.m.             Scouts – Specht

                               

WEDNESDAY, February 13 – ASH WEDNESDAY

     8: 20 a.m.            Dorothy French  

      Noon                     Martha Ricchie   

      6:00 p.m.              NO Bible study – Specht Center

      6:30 p.m.              NO Choir practice (9:00 choir)

      7:00 p.m.              NO RCIA – Atrium

     7:00 p.m.            Deceased members of the

                                      Schneider & Gehring families   

                                                                                               

THURSDAY, February 14 – Saints Cyril and Methodius

     3:00 p.m.             Stations @ St. Leo

     5:30 p.m.             Kulzer/Wind families   

     7:00 p.m.              Youth/Young Adult–Restored Prayer Night

 

 FRIDAY, February 15

    7:00 a.m.             Catherine Goodall   

    7:00 p.m.             Stations of the Cross @ Corpus Christi

 

SATURDAY, February 16

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Parishioners of St. Mary            

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 SUNDAY, February 17

       9:00 a.m.          Bronislaw Dryguniewicz     

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.           Virginia Riedy

       3:00 p.m.           Polish Mass

        7:00 p.m.           Bingo

OFFERTORY – February 2-3, 2013

Envelopes: 96 @ $3,685.00

Non- envelope donation: $2,368.00

 ECO donations: 41 @ $3,187.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $9,240.00

Amount needed to meet expenses: $7,398.00

Bingo receipts: January 27 – gross $879.00

Jackpot: $11,525.00

SUPPORT SAINT MARY BINGO!!

 

Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Please remember in your prayers:

Hospital, Nursing/Assisted Living facility:   Donna Whitacre, Wilma Rose, Bea Sauer, Marge Stec, Martha Goodwin, Dick Zollner Mary Ann Neymeyer, Stuart Sinn

At Home: Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Dora Malyk, Rita Malyk McCreary, Reilly Gall, Sharon Kirby, Frances Grispino. Francis Bobo, Joanne Elgin, Philip Conci, Betty Albert, Mary Sailor, Heidi Wooley

 

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

 

RCIA/      BIBLE STUDY…will not meet this week so all may attend Ash Wednesday service. Both will resume their regular schedule on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

BAPTISMS FOR FEBRUARY

Saturday, Feb. 9 – celebrated during 4:00 Mass

Titus family – sons, Graeme and Isaac

Sunday, Feb. 10 - celebrated after 11:30 Mass

                   Guanciale family – son, Giovanni

                   Campo family – daughter, Ava

                    Sexton family – daughter, Alyssa

 

REMINDER-STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

For those of you that have not responded to the recent stewardship campaign, please take a moment to review this material and return your response to the parish office as soon as possible. The deadline to finalize our budget is fast approaching.

 

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MEETING

St. Mary will host youth and young adults from throughout the Diocese on Thurs. February 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Our young adults in grades 9-12 are invited to join this dynamic group.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY COLLECTION

The proceeds of our Ash Wednesday collection will be contributed to the Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs (JOIN), which operates under Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Columbus.

 

STATIONS @ ST. LEO….are scheduled for Thursday throughout Lent at 3:00 p.m. The dates are: Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, and Mar. 21.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 16-17, 2013 (3rd 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.  Madeleine McDonald, DeCarlo Benito     John Lamotte                                        Chris Hilles, Pat Morris,  

                        Abigail Gischel, Yeats McDonald                Tina Nierman                                         Lois Morris, open                                           Tina Nierman

9:00 A.M.       Charlie Collins                                  Rick Driscoll                  Frances Melton, Sheila Naegale, Carolyn Redwood

                   Edie Collins, Lulu Collins                                    open                                        Bertha Hilsheimer, Frank & Mary Wickham             Frances Melton   

11:30 A.M.    open, open                                                  Vince Relli                                             Carolyn Zeisler, Kim Anderson

                         Ben Weilbacher                                          open                                                   open, open                                                                Frances Melton   

               

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: February 17 – Knights of Columbus                                  Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren


 

REMINDERS

 

6th ANNUAL CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

My Heart: The Holy Spirit's Home. Celebrating the Year of Faith Please come join us on February 23, 2013 from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at the Ohio State Expo Center, Lausche building. This year’s speakers include Fr. Leo Patalinghug, Suzanne Fowler, Sr. Mary Michael, Sr. Joseph Maria, Sr. Catherine Marie, and Sr. Mary Jacinta OP, and MC author Sarah Reinhard. Registration is $30, $15 for students, and Religious. Sisters are free of charge. Please come celebrate our great Catholic Faith! For additional information contact your parish captain Lori Mitchell at 444-8353 or visit www.columbuscatholicwomen.com

 

CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE

March 2, 2013 -“Be A Man Of Faith Lausche Building - Ohio State Expo Center. Experience a prayerful, spirit-filled, life-changing day featuring Tim Staples from Catholic Answers, Marcus Grodi founder of the Coming Home Network, Dan Spencer, Director of the National Fellowship of Catholic Men, Fr. Theodore Sill, pastor of St. Matthew Parish, MC Doug Lessells, Music Dr. Jason Keefer -Josephinum, and The Most Reverend Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, Mass Celebrant. Cost: $30; $10 for students. Register online at columbuscatholicmen.com or mail the completed Conference brochure application with your check to Scott Williamson, 5107 Canterbury Dr., Powell, OH 43065.

 

ENJOY A LENTEN PILGRIMAGE

Pope Benedict has proclaimed this The Year of Faith and encouraged us to make a Pilgrimage of Faith. A local pilgrimage in the Roman Tradition is available for the Faithful of Columbus in “The Seven Church Tour.” The Seven Church Tour is a bus tour based on the “Seven Church Walk” started by St. Philip Neri in the 16th century in the City of Rome.  Fr. Joshua Wagner, a priest of the Diocese of Columbus and experienced Roman Tour Guide, invites you to become a part of this Tradition as we visit and pray in the Seven Historic Catholic Churches of the City of Columbus (this includes a visit to our own St. Mary).  A Plenary Indulgence for the Year of Faith, as well as Mass are part of the Seven Church Tour.  Seats are EXTREMELY limited for this Pilgrimage. If you want to buy tickets go to

www.SevenChurchTour.com.

 

THE MARRIAGE and FAMILY LIFE OFFICE has compiled a booklet of prayers, rituals, ideas and activities for the Lent and Easter seasons, “Lenten and Easter Traditions: Keeping the Seasons Holy.” This is a valuable tool in making the celebration of these liturgical seasons more meaningful. This booklet contains suggestions to bring the family together in sharing the sacredness of the liturgical season of Lent through Pentecost, and also provides historical and theological explanations. The price is $5.00 per copy, which includes the cost of postage, and is available by contacting the office at

614-241-2560 or emailing FamilyLife@colsdioc.org.

 

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

SPRING CLEAN UP - St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemeteries will begin removing wintertime decorations beginning March 4.  Families are advised to remove any personal keepsakes they wish to retain prior to March 4

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Ø  Ash Wednesday – February 13, 2013: Masses will be celeb rated at 8:20 a.m.; noon and 7:00 p.m.

Ø  Stations of the Cross will rotate again this year between Corpus Christi, St. Ladislas and St. Mary. The schedule is as follows: Feb. 15 @ Corpus Christ; Feb. 22 @ St. Mary; March 1 @ St. Ladislas; March 8 @ Corpus Christi; March 15 @ St. Mary and March 22 @St. Ladislas. Stations will be prayed each Friday throughout Lent at 7:00 p.m.

Ø  2013 Confirmation: March 9, 2013

Ø  Lenten Penance Service @ St. Mary on March 10th at 2:00 p.m.

 

2013-14 CATHOLIC TIMES
For a Catholic perspective, the Catholic Times weekly newspaper features insightful and informative news from around our diocese, our country, and the world.  Sign up TODAY or RENEW your current subscription to insure you will continue receiving the Catholic Times for another year, by placing your Catholic Times envelope with a minimum donation of only $17 (parish rate) into the regular Mass collection. This donation helps the parish to provide Catholic Times to you and many of our parishioners.  Checks should be made payable to St. Mary.  If you are on “electronic” donation, you can still receive Catholic Times – simply place your donation in an envelope marked “Catholic Times” including your Name and drop it into the Sunday collection basket during February. As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages every Catholic household to receive the Catholic Times.  Come enjoy “A journal of Catholic life in Ohio”. Sign-up TODAY!

 

A REMINDER-SPECIAL COLLECTION

The weekend of February 16 and 17 is Black and Indian Missions Collection. The collection helps impoverished communities among the Black, Indian, Eskimo and Aleut peoples in our country. These communities exist in almost every archdiocese and diocese in the United States. Missionary priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, catechists and devoted lay people work tirelessly in parishes, missions and reservations to bring the light of Christ to these communities. Together, let us truly be missionaries through our sacrifice and the love of Jesus Christ that we share. Please use your preprinted envelopes or mark your donation accordingly.

 

RACHEL MUHA TO PRESENT AT JOSEPHINUM.

The Pontifical College Josephinum’s 2012-13 Priests, Poets, and Philosophers series continues Friday, February 22, as Rachel Muha presents “’Do not be overcome with evil; overcome evil with good.’ Romans 12:12” at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center on the Josephinum campus. Ms. Muha was selected as one of five Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award recipients designated as Unsung Heroes during the national Jefferson Awards in 2011. Unsung Heroes are honored for their extraordinary and selfless volunteer work in the community. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public; reservations not required. For more information, please contact Dr. Caitlin Gilson, Philosophy Department Chair, at cgilson@pcj.edu.  

 

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
In an unbelievably intimate and loving way, Christ chooses to give himself freely to us regardless of our condition. We can approach Christ at communion weakened, saddened, fatigued, confused, or bored, but because our Savior loves us so much, he chooses to give freely of himself no matter what our response.

 

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