SATURDAY, August 3

         1:00 p.m.         Miles/LeBourveau wedding

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Anne Joseph      


 SUNDAY, August 4

       9:00 a.m.         Frances Smith     

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

        10:00 a.m.        Saint Vincent de Paul – Atrium

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


MONDAY, August 5

                                Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major

                                      No Mass


TUESDAY, August 6  

                                The Transfiguration of the Lord

       5:30 p.m.        Frank Carrick   



                                Saint Sixtus II and Saint Cajetan

     5:30 p.m.           For the Unborn   

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


THURSDAY, August 8 – Saint Dominic

       5:30 p.m.         David Schneider  


FRIDAY, August 9 – Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

         Noon                Deacon Thomas G. Spaith  


SATURDAY, August 10

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary


 SUNDAY, August 11

       9:00 a.m.         Living/deceased members of the Hoblit/Auer families     

                                     Coffee & doughnuts

       11:30 a.m.        Deceased members of the Schneider/Gehring families   




OFFERTORY – July 27-28, 2013

Envelopes: 80 @ $2,974.00

Non- envelope donation: $1,790.50

 ECO donations: 3 @ $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5,009.50

Amount needed to meet expenses: $7,398.00


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

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

Larry Badurina, Wes Kingery, Frank Swartz, Stuart Sinn


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



We extend our warmest welcome to our new Pastor, Father Kevin Lutz. Please hold him in your prayers as he begins his service as our Pastor.

With the arrival of Father Lutz we will resume a weekday Mass schedule, however, until Father confirms his plans for daily Mass please contact the parish to confirm Mass times. The agenda as shown may not be accurate.



Sunday, August 4, 2013 after 11:30 Mass

Brown family – son, Jagger

Park family – daughter, Josie

Sunday, August 11, 2013 after 11:30 Mass

Clifton/Meier family – son, Lucas

Sunday, August 25, 2013 after 11:30 Mass

Cafaro family – daughter, Lucelia

Picetti family – daughter, Gabriella



Anyone that would like to volunteer to serve coffee and donuts between the 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses is asked to call Marge Smigelski at 614.871.8142. This event requires a commitment of only one (1) Sunday every couple months. Please consider offering your time and talent to this weekly gathering of our parishioners, it would be most appreciated.


REFRIGERATOR NEEDED…we are in need of a used refrigerator for use throughout the year at different fund raisers and social gatherings, with a particular need for use during our annual festival. If you can meet this need please contact the parish office. Thank you.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 10-11, 2013 (2nd 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.            open, open                                           Sherrie Hayes                                                Lori and Dave Mitchell

                               Michael Hatem                                  Joe Giannetti                                                     Carol Rees, open                                                       Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.       Anthony Metnes                                    Don Metnes                                   Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman

                     Matthew Eyerman, Michael Gain                  Marge Smigelski                                      Chris Thibaut,  Marianne  Metnes                    Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.          Vince Relli,                                           Mike Hicks                                              Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larson   

                         Sam Agra, Emily Relli                          Devin Russell                                                 Ann Stewart, Jay Jackson                        Suzi Foster


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 11, 2013 Mark & Sandra Grosko                            Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman



Please join us for a One Day Retreat for Married Couples: Spicing up Married Life, Nourishing Our Faith, featuring celebration of Mass and reflection by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell and presentations by Fr. Leo Patalinghug, host of EWTN's cooking show, Savoring Our Faith, and author of Grace before Meals and Spicing up Married Life. The retreat will be held
Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at St. Agatha. Cost is $75 per couple and includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch. For more information and to register please visit Register early; seating is limited.





Grand Knight Dick Ashworth has arranged for the installation of the officers for the fraternal year 2013-2014 to be held on Sunday, August 11th here at St. Mary following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at 10:15-10:30. 



Bible study will be cancelled this week due to festival activities and set up. Regular meetings will resume on August 14th.



Are you a good neighbor? In the spirit of the Gospel, Mt. Camel Hospice volunteers are asked to use their talents to help their neighbors.  These volunteers have kind hearts and a willingness to serve. 

ü        Opportunities are available for those who can sew, knit/crochet, write or play a musical instrument.

ü        Calling all United States Veterans.  If you have served in the armed forces and would now like to serve your brother or sister at end-of-life, please attend the hospice basic training in September.

ü        Oftentimes, the weekends are the loneliest for our hospice patients in nursing homes. A special opportunity for couples or working people to visit those facility patients to brighten their days. 

All support is welcome.  All talents and abilities are appreciated.  All you have to do is call Betsy at 234-0200 for more information about the ways you support your neighbors. The Basic Training Class is forming now.



Aaron Louis Gelibel and Lauren Nicole Falk

August 24, 2013


8TH ANNUAL 4-S GOLF OUTINGis scheduled for September 22, 2013 at the Foxfire Golf Club. This event supports Saint Mary School and honors the memory of our former Club President and Founder of this event, Robert R. Dolder, Sr. as well as club/golf committee member, Sharon Wentzel. Golfers pay a premium to play, thus we are able to support Catholic education at the only remaining Catholic school on the south side of Columbus.  All proceeds from the 2013 4-S Club Annual Golf Outing benefit Saint Mary Catholic Elementary School Tuition Assistance Fund. In the last 7 years combined, over $87,000 has been contributed toward tuition assistance!!! For additional information please contact Casey Wentzel @ 614.443.4996



The 87th annual Saint Mary Homecoming festival is set for August 9-10, 2013.

·     Volunteers are still needed in many areas to assure the success of this festival.  If you haven’t signed up yet please consider giving one to two hours of your time to this event.


·     Please pick up your raffle tickets on the table along the south wall at the rear of Church. The Grand prize is $2,500.00; 2nd place $500.00.

·     We will be welcoming home to Saint Mary the Class of 1963 who will be celebrating their 50th class reunion and the Class of 1953 celebrating their 60th class reunion. The class of 1963 will donate the flowers that will adorn the Altar for the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 10th. The class of 1953 will remember the living and deceased members of their class at Mass scheduled for October 29, 2013.

·     We will also be welcoming members of the Class of 1968 from Corpus Christi Elementary School that will be celebrating their 45th class reunion.

·     As always the recycle bin for newspapers will be removed to accommodate festival set up. This bin was removed early this week and will be returned the week of August 12th. The recycle bin for aluminum cans will be relocated on campus property in the next week or two.

·     Hassle free parking: The following businesses in the German Village area and Brewery District have graciously agreed to allow alumni, parishioners and visitors attending our Homecoming and Parish Festival this year to park in their parking lots.

Comfort Inn, 650 South High Street – This business is located at the Northeast corner of Sycamore and High Street and has agreed to allow individuals attending the Homecoming and Parish festival to park free in the parking lot located at the NE corner of Sycamore and Pearl Street immediately behind the motel.

Grange Mutual Insurance has provided their parking lot located at Sycamore and Short Streets in the Brewery District for Festival and Homecoming parking on these two nights. The parking lot is operated by the Parking Company of America and they will not ticket the cars of those attending the Festival and Homecoming.  Should anyone attending the Festival and Homecoming celebration get a ticket, it should be turned in to the Alumni table by Saturday evening (August 10), dropped off or mailed to the parish office with your name and address by 4:00 p.m., Wed. August 14th. Entrance to the parking lot is on West Sycamore and is only six blocks from the parish. A map has been posted on the parish web site and may be downloaded for printing.  Copies   will also be available in the back of the church during the next two week-ends. 



Parishioners at Holy Rosary St. John Parish hope you'll drop off your gently used or new TI Scientific Calculator in the mail slot at 648 S. Ohio Avenue, near Nationwide Children's Hospital before August 14th. We'll give them to Inner-City students at our annual Book Bag Give Away. Every calculator equals a big difference in a student's life.


YOUTH FOOTBALL…Green Wave football practice begins August 6th at 6:00 p.m. at Saint Catharine. Parish families with students in the 4th through 8th grades are eligible. Contact Kevin Smith @ 614.864.8730



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