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   


MONDAY, August 12-Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

                                      No Mass

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


TUESDAY, August 13 -Saints Pontian and Hippolytus

       5:30 p.m.        Anne Joseph   


WEDNESDAY, August 14-Saint Maximilian Kolbe

     5:30 p.m.           For victims of violence      

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


THURSDAY, August 15

                                            The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

      Noon                   Toni Neal

      7:00 p.m.         Virginia Riedy 


FRIDAY, August 16-Saint Stephen of Hungary

                                      No Mass

        4:30 p.m.          Lehosit/Rose wedding


SATURDAY, August 17

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.              Willie L. Neal   

         4:30 p.m.         Davie/Michael wedding @ Saint Leo


 SUNDAY, August 18

       9:00 a.m.               Elizabeth Fishking    

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

                                     NO Coffee & doughnuts

       11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass



Sermon on the Amount – August 3-4, 2013

Envelopes: 108 @ $4,437.00

Non- envelope donation: $3,804.50

 ECO donations: 39 @ $3,162.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $11,403.00

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, Ruth Naegele, Toni Neal

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. 



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.



With the impending start of school only 10 days away, the school and parish staff will conduct an all-day meeting on Friday, Aug. 16th.

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On behalf of Father Lutz, Ms. Luna Alsharaiha, our principal, the parish and school staff and the entire St. Mary family we want to WELCOME HOME all our alumni and friends that will join us this weekend to celebrate the annual St. Mary Homecoming festival.

A special welcome to the Saint Mary HighSchool class of 1963 and the Saint Mary Elementary class of 1968.

May the Blessed Mother, our Patronness, always watch over and protect you and your families.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 17-18, 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 and Yeats McDonald                John Lamotte                                          Chris Hilles, open,   

                         Abigail Gischel, DeCarlo Benito                   Tina Nierman                                                   open, open                                             Tina Nierman

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

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

11:30 A.M.   Anna Lynch, open                                    Pam Makowski                                  Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly

                              Ben Weilbacher                                   Rick Makowski                                      Kim Anderson,  open                                Frances Melton   



COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 18 – No coffee and donuts                                 Pray for our men and women in uniform


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

From the Pastor's Desk


     God's peace be with you all!  Here beginneth my weekly columns. I have tried to write a little about my week, matters of faith, interests of the parish and heads up on events. There will be prayer concerns here as I visit the sick and humorous moments that just occur on their own without warning. 

     My first weekend was very pleasant.  The music at all three masses was very nice, and your congregational singing is well above average. The good deacon was ever-present to make sure that all was done well. The entire staff has done much to make me feel welcome. God reward you all!

     The Festival preparations have been in earnest, and by the time many of you read this, it will be history. At this moment it looks like it should be a success. Thanks to all who have spent long hours setting up and preparing for this event. Yesterday when I stopped briefly at Holy Family to pick up my mail, I saw a parishioner there modeling a T shirt that you will likely have seen this weekend. It says "Holy Family - God's Favorite Parish" - and on the back: "Friend of Fr. Lutz"  I made an off-hand remark in my farewell sermon, that they should all come to St. Mary's Festival and wear a sign that says Fr. Lutz friends. I do have some sweet and crazy friends. 

     I visited Toni Neal at OSU. On my second visit, I was told that she had moved to Dodd Hall. That's a good sign. Joe Tapia was also in SICU at OSU.  The nurse told me he was from Newark, but the call came to St. Mary's. We're all God's children, so I anointed him and prayed with him for a moment. 

     Next week is a Holy Day and the patronal feast of this parish: the Assumption. Masses will be at noon and 7:00 p.m. Let us pray for one another!

     The Lord be with you!                             Fr. Kevin F. Lutz



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





Until further notice Bible study will be suspended until the return of Toni Neal, the longtime moderator of this group. Toni is recuperating from a recent illness. Please keep her in your prayers.



Nicholas J. Fuduric & Deanna L. Bertke

August 30, 2013

Ryan D. Schmergie & Marie S. Hutton

August 31, 2013

Michael Greulich & Elizabeth Rapoza

September 1, 2013 Holy Cross Church - Providence RI


Service Saturday, sponsored by Catholic Social Services, will be held on October 12th. Do you know of an older adult (60+) or a disabled individual living in Franklin County who needs help with a small  home repair or special project? If so, please contact Peggy Sirbaugh in the CSS office, 614-857-1251 or with the name, street address, zip code, phone number and  project idea. Be sure you discuss the event with the individual before making the referral. Please call by Friday, September 6. We can accept a maximum of 30 worksites, so please don’t delay! (We are unable to accept plumbing and electrical projects.)


GREATER COLUMBUS RIGHT TO LIFE SPIRITUS BANQUET….Join Greater Columbus Right to Life in welcoming the Rev Walter Hoye to Columbus. In a time where Religious Freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family are under attack, Rev Hoye's message is a clarion call to our generation. When his California city made it illegal to minister to women outside the area abortion clinics, Rev Hoye silently held a sign saying, "Jesus Loves you and Your Baby."  He was subsequently arrested, convicted and jailed.  Hear his story at this event to benefit the work of Greater Columbus Right to Life. Contact Beth Vanderkooi at 614-203-1147 or or go online at to reserve your tickets today.  Tickets for Saint Mary Parishioners are available at a discounted rate of $20.



The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) will kick off this year with a cook out in front of the Specht Center (the Berkley Center Atrium if it rains).  If you are interested in joining the Catholic Church, are interested in serving as a sponsor, or are just interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith we hope you will join us.  All are welcome.  For more information please contact RCIA Directors Mike and Maureen Keebaugh (Mike @ 614-323-6715 or, Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or ).



It is time to begin forming your parish CYO volleyball team. Girls in grades 9-12 are eligible to play. Games will be played on weekends, beginning in September. All teams must be formed by Sept. 5 and the High School Sport Information Sheet must be turned in to hold your spot. Once your team is formed, please notify Evalyn Hammonds at 614-286-5725 or; or Marty Raines at 241-2580 or



Due to the maintenance projects happening at school in preparation for the start of school on Aug. 21st the coffee and donut hour will be cancelled for Sunday, Aug. 18th.


FATHER WEHRLE HIGH SCHOOL ALL SCHOOL REUNION…will be held at Gatsby’s, 151 Hamilton Rd. Gahanna on August 17th starting at 5:00 p.m. 50-50 raffle, discount on spirits and food if you wear your Wehrle apparel.


Mary, Pray For Us
May Mother Mary embrace you with her motherly love and grant you many graces as well. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
from The Miraculous Medal


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