SATURDAY, August 31

          1:30 p.m.         Hutton/Schmergie wedding

          3:00 p.m.       Confession    

       4:00 p.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary


 SUNDAY, September 1

       9:00 a.m.         Frank Carrick       

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

       11:30 a.m.        Mary Louise Maloney Gideon  


MONDAY, September 2

                                      No Mass


TUESDAY, September 3 – Saint Gregory the Great

       5:30 p.m.         Anne Joseph   


WEDNESDAY, September 4

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

      6:30 p.m.            2013 RCIA cook out


THURSDAY, September 5 –Blessed Teresa of Calcutta   

      5:30 p.m.          Margaret Russell 



       8:15 a.m.          Elizabeth Fishking   


SATURDAY, September 7

          1:00 p.m.        DeVera/Eusebio wedding

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary


 SUNDAY, September 8

       9:00 a.m.               Frances Smith       

                                     Coffee & doughnuts

       11:30 a.m.        Anne Joseph  




Sermon on the Amount – August 24-25, 2013

Envelopes: 96 @ $3,349.00

Non- envelope donation: $2,588.00

 ECO donations: 3 @ $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $6,192.00

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, September 8, 2013 after 11:30 Mass

Estock family – daughter, Loring

Hilsheimer family – daughter, Evelyn

Leddington family-daughter, Lauren @ 2:00 p.m. @ Sacred Heart



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 ).


8TH ANNUAL 4-S GOLF OUTINGis scheduled for September 22, 2013 at the Foxfire Golf Club. This event supports Saint Mary School. 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 Parish office will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd.  Father Lutz and your parish staff wish you a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 7-8, 2013 (2nd Sunday of the Month)


Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


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, open

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

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

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


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: September 8, 2013 – Jean and Chuck Bryan               Pray for our men and women in uniform


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

From the Pastor's Desk


   In your charity please pray for the soul of Edith Madden. Her graveside funeral service is Saturday at noon at St. Joseph Cemetery. May she rest in peace.  Please remember her husband in your prayers. They had over 64 years of marriage. I gave Edith the Last Rites this past Sunday afternoon at Grant Hospital.

     Father Wagner, who recently offered Mass when I preached was impressed with our practice of praying after each Mass.  He went back and started this same custom at his church and tells me that it was well received.  For those who weren't here for the announcement, I am asking all to pray an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for vocations and the Prayer to St. Michael for the protection of the church at the close of each Mass. {FYI: a copy of the St. Michael Prayer should be available this weekend.} We'll see how the printer does.

     One of these days I would like to host a "picnic" luncheon at the Jubilee Museum, some Sunday perhaps. I started the museum and after 15 years, it's going strong. Recently the family of Frances Grispino donated about ten boxes of her earthly treasures to the museum.  They include many pictures and statues, rosaries and prayer books.  They will soon find their way to displays in the museum.  Don't throw out any of your beautiful old books and the like. Without this connection to the past we develop a spiritual amnesia.  Our history is our foundation. Naturally, if you have anything that is historical to St. Mary it is most welcome here, even an old report cards can help tell the story of this historic parish. If you are embarrassed about the grades you received, it's not that hard to turn an F into an A.  

     They are clamoring for me to make the bulletin deadline. But first a hysterical joke I heard:  

They just came for the column.  Hysterical joke later!



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




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 Bishop Frederick F Campbell, DD, PhD, reception following Mass.


COLUMBUS THEOLOGY ON TAP…. is meeting Thurs., Sept. 12th from 7-9 p.m.  We’ll gather at El Vaquero on 3230 Olentangy River Rd. Our topic is “Virtue: Changing the Way We Think About Moral Questions”, presented by, Jake Tawney. Theology on Tap is an invitation for young adults to learn more about their faith and to share in their Catholic community.  You must be 21 to participate.  There is no cost.   Email: or call 614.390.8653.






Father Lutz recently approved the purchase of enhanced hearing devices that will be made available to parishioners upon request. The acoustics within the walls of our beautiful Sanctuary sometime make it difficult to hear; these devices will help those who have difficulty hearing clearly the Word and the Homily.



Join with Catholic Social Services to help older and disabled Franklin County residents in need of help with a small home repair, painting, yard work or special project.

Here's How... Volunteer by joining us October 12, 2013. Interested? Contact Peggy Sirbaugh at 614-857-1251 or . Please RSVP by September 23, 2013.

(All interested volunteers under the age of 18 must accompanied by an adult.)


Lord, I Am Here
Whenever I go to the chapel, I put myself in the presence of our good Lord, and I say to him, “Lord, I am here. Tell me what you would have me to do.” If he gives me some task, I am content and I thank him. If he gives me nothing, I still thank him since I do not deserve to receive anything more than that. –St. Catherine Labouré



The all school Mass scheduled for Friday, September 6th is a First Friday. Mass will begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until noon.

Please contact the Parish office if you are available to spend one (1) hour with our Lord on First Fridays.



Dear Friends: Once again this year I am going to be doing the Saint Vincent DePaul Walk for the Poor to earn money for the Saint Ladislas Food Pantry. If you would like to support this effort, you make a contribution at:

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many people benefit from our food pantry. This year's walk is on Sept. 28.

God Bless! Father Rod Damico



Shawn Carney, co-founder of the pro-life movement 40 Days for Life will present “What Else is There?” on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center at the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N. High Street. The event is part of the seminary’s Priests, Poets and Philosophers series, and is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please call 614-885-5585 or visit



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