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
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
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
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
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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.