THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, August 17

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.              Willie L. Neal   

         4:30 p.m.         Davie/Eagan 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

 

MONDAY, August 19 – Saint John Eudes

                                      No Mass

      7:00 p.m.           Wedding Music Workshop

 

TUESDAY, August 20 – Saint Bernard

       5:30 p.m.         Deceased members of the Schneider/Gehring families   

                               

WEDNESDAY, August 21 – Saint Pius X

     5:30 p.m.           Ruppersburg/Felder families      

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

                                                                                                                                                                                               

THURSDAY, August 22  

                                The Queen-ship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

      5:30 p.m.          Frank Carrick 

                                 

FRIDAY, August 23 – Saint Rose of Lima

         Noon                Violet and John Vukovich   

        

SATURDAY, August 24

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

          1:00 p.m.        Falk/Geibel wedding

       4:00 p.m.              Edelle Walker  

                               

 SUNDAY, August 25

       9:00 a.m.               Frank Carrick       

                                     Coffee & doughnuts

       11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary

 

 

 

Sermon on the Amount – August 10-11, 2013

Envelopes: 79 @ $3,103.00

Non- envelope donation: $2,121.50

 ECO donations: 3 @ $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5,469.50

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, 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. 

 

BAPTISMS FOR AUGUST

Sunday, August 25, 2013 after 11:30 Mass

Cafaro family – daughter, Lucelia

Picetti family – daughter, Gabriella

Heald family – daughter, Alexandra

 

COFFEE AND DONUTS-CANCELLED

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.

 

2013-2014 RCIA INTRODUCTORY COOK OUT WEDNESDAY, SEPT.4TH @ 6:30 P.M.

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 mjk18@att.net, Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or mkeebaugh@att.net ).

 

2013 FESTIVAL UPDATE

Our grand raffle winners for our 2013 Homecoming festival are: Jessica Gall, daughter of Sue and Tim Gall, $2,500.00 winner

Ms. Nancy Manes, Saint Mary class of 1953, $500.00 winner. Nancy donated $100.00 of her winnings back to Saint Mary.

A huge thank you to all those that worked so diligently to make this event a success, with special thanks to John LaMotte who again chaired this project; thank you too, to God for the beautiful weather. 

 

SCHOOL NEWS…..the first day of school will be Wednesday, August 21st. Please pray for our students, teachers, principal and staff as they begin a new year.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 24-25, 2013 (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.       Juan Durano                                     Lori Mitchelll                                           John Lamotte, Don Alexander

                     Evan Armstrong, Ivra Bass                        John Rees                                                  Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd                            Ginny Holleran

9:00 A.M.      Natasha Mattox                                       Mike Keebaugh                                 Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers

             Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox                      Maureen Keebaugh                            Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecelia Reis             Jacquelyn Carone    

11:30 A.M.      Mary Weilbacher                            Jay Jackson                                      Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson

                              Katie Price, open                                  Olivia DePassio                                              open, open                                          Jacquelyn Carone                    

                  

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 25 – Kathleen Haytas & Rosie Suclescy            Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Lin Duren and Frances Melton


From the Pastor's Desk

 

A letter of congratulations came today from Bishop Campbell for reaching the goal of the BAA.  God reward you for your generosity.  Thank you to Erik Roush for keeping the good order of the records. If anyone makes a pledge at this point, 100% of it comes back to the parish. 

 

School opens this week!  Wednesday is the day!  I am told that the Bishop and superintendent come for the opening festivities.  I will be there to meet and be met.  May the blessing of Our Lord and Our Lady bless and protect this year. 

 

So much is new to me here (figuring out lights and keys is the most challenging!), but the staff and many of you have gone out of your way to welcome me.  I still have a schedule branded in my head after 16 years, but I am adjusting.  A couple of times I have jumped, thinking that I was late for something that isn't here on the schedule.  I no longer have an afternoon Sunday Mass or the need to repose the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday nights at 11:00

 

It is quieter here as well.  Broad Street is noisy all day and all night with sirens and the usual souls who wander the streets and who talk and shout rather loudly at times.  Life is all about adjustments. Some easy; some hard. The best way through each adjustment is to see that the provident Hand of God moves with mercy and kindness, and the best is yet to come. 

 

The music at the Mass Saturday was exceptional.  I especially liked the Ave Maria (Fr. Gallen's).  The class of '63 seemed to have had a great time at the festival.  Speaking of the festival, I was impressed at how well it ran and how well it was organized.  Saturday night I decided to try my part with the band under the tent.  They allowed me a quick try, and so I played "Joy to the World" (Three Dog Night, not Handel) and "Yellow Brick Road."  People did look a bit surprised as I played the keyboard in my cassock.  Not the usual look in a band. 

 

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

REMINDERS

 

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

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS:

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 evalynh22@gmail.com; or Marty Raines at 241-2580 or mraines@cdeducation.org

 

SENIOR OR DISABLED IN NEED OF HOME REPAIR?

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 psirbaugh@colscss.org 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.)

 

BREAKFAST with the BISHOP

Join us for Catholic Social Services’ 21st annual Breakfast with the Bishop, to be held on Friday, September 13, 2013, from 7:45 – 9:15 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, 350 North High Street.

Bishop Campbell will share his thoughts on Technology and Its Effects on Faith and Today’s Society. Joining Bishop Campbell, will be Matt Swaim, author of Prayer in the Digital Age, who will offer his reflections as a scholar on the topic. 

We encourage all parishioners to join Bishop Campbell for breakfast and to learn more about this timely topic and the impact it has on our families. Individual tickets are available for $40 each. To inquire about purchasing tickets or an event sponsorship, please contact Emma Helms at 614-857-1238 or ehelms@colscss.org.

 

BIBLE STUDY SCHEDULE

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.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

     BANNS of MARRIAGE

Oscar Neil Eusebio & Ma Capella De Vera

September 7, 2013

 

 

THE BLUE MASS

St. Timothy Church and St. Timothy Knights of Columbus Council 14345 will host the 2013 Blue Mass on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  The Blue Mass is an opportunity to honor and pray for all active, retired and deceased police, firefighters, and emergency medical services. In addition, it is an occasion to remember the 2,973 who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Celebrant and Homilist for The Blue Mass will be Frederick F Campbell, DD, PhD, Bishop of Columbus. Reception following Mass.

 

 

Insatiable Hunger
I want you to not only believe that Catholicism is the greatest part of your life, but also to experience a nearly insatiable hunger for knowledge about your faith that draws you on a daily basis to become more excited about its role in your daily existence.

 

 

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