SATURDAY, September 14

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        John Kulzer  


 SUNDAY, September 15

       9:00 a.m.         Bill and Greg Thomas       

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

       11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass


MONDAY, September 16

    Saints Cornelius and Cyprian

                                      No Mass

        7:00 p.m.          Wedding Music Workshop  


TUESDAY, September 17 – Saint Robert Bellarmine

       5:30 p.m.         No Mass   


WEDNESDAY, September 18

     5:30 p.m.           No Mass

      7:00 p.m.            RCIA – Atrium  


THURSDAY, September 19 – Saint Januarius

      5:30 p.m.         Anne Joseph  

        6:15 p.m.           11:30 Choir practice


FRIDAY, September 20  

Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon & Paul Chong Ha-sang

       8:15 a.m.          Celebrant Intention


SATURDAY, September 21

          1:30 p.m.         Pytka/Stahler wedding

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Daniel Sauer  


 SUNDAY, September 22

       9:00 a.m.         Deceased members of the Schnieder/Gehring families       

                                     Coffee & doughnuts

       11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary



*     KEEP IN MIND: Each Mass ends with the following prayers. The Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and the Prayer to Saint Michael, the Archangel. Prayer cards with this prayer are available at the rear of the Church.


Sermon on the Amount – Sept. 7-8, 2013

Envelopes: 82 @ $3,044.00

Non- envelope donation: $1,725.00

 ECO donations: 3 @ $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5,014.00

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. 


2013-2014 RCIA

This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “A Call to Conversion”. Mike Keebaugh will lead this discussion. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith; has been away from the church; has not been confirmed; or if you would like to be a sponsor for someone this year, then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. All are welcome.

For more information please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or



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.



Father Lutz will be attending the Diocese of Columbus Priest Convocation meetings that will be held this week. There will be no daily Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mass will be celebrated Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.



As the St. Mary Liturgical Choir begins its new season, I ask you to consider joining us.  We are in need of your voice so that we may lead the congregation in song.  It is a holy endeavor, one that is enriching and nourishing and gives to the communal worship experience of this parish.  Please consider, if only for a season, to make a commitment to sacred music here at St. Mary.  We gather at 8:15 each Sunday to warm-up and review music selections for the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Please contact Bianca De Maria, Organist/Choir Director for more information.

Come join us for pizza in the Atrium this Sunday, 9/15, at 6:00 p.m.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 21-22, 2013 (4th Sunday of the Month)


Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


4:00 P.M.         Juan Durano                                  Lori Mitchelll                                           John Lamotte, Don Alexander

                          Evan Armstrong, open                           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: September 22 – Dave & Marge Smigelski                      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


This has been an eventful week.  The funeral for Jose Alverez went well.  Thanks to the many parishioners who came to show their support to the grieving family.  As you recall from the last bulletin the Mass was the old Latin Mass.  Many non-Catholics thought it was beautiful and made a point of telling me about their impressions.  One lady (who left the church years ago) told me she was thinking about returning to the faith.  The mass brought back many memories of her childhood. 


The family of Jose was at a loss for words for the kindness that they experienced at St. Mary.  May God reward you for your prayers and support.  


RCIA is off to a good start.  This is always one of the most exciting programs in the parish.  Many who are coming into the church see the gifts that we often overlook.  You and I, members of the oldest church, the church founded by Christ Himself.  What gifts God has given us in His Son through His Church.  


Just want to see how many of you read this column.  If you have read it, stop me after Mass and say, "There, there."  You are not under pain of sin.


Next week, Monday through Thursday, I and many priests will be at the Clergy Convocation.  Pray always for vocations and please don't get sick, sin or die while I'm gone.  The only part of that that is under pain of sin is the sin part.  


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





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



     The golf outing is scheduled for September 22, 2013 at the Foxfire Golf Club. All proceeds from this event benefit Saint Mary Catholic Elementary School Tuition Assistance Fund.

     Mark your calendar for the 20th annual St. Mary spaghetti dinner to be held on Friday, September 27 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Dinners include all-you-can-eat-spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drink. You may eat in or take out.  Check your bulletin for an insert next weekend. 



The ladies of the Young at Heart group will make their annual fall trip to McArthur on Monday, Oct. 7th. Items needed: clothing, non-perishable food items, and household products. You can drop your donations off in the Vestibule in the box labeled “McArthur Donations”. For additional information please contact Betty at 444-8802 or Ginny at 443-2843.


·    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

·    The Pontifical College Josephinum’s annual lecture series begins Wed., Sept. 25th at 7:00 p.m. as Most Reverend J. Augustine Di Noia, OP, Vice President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, presents Critical Challenges to Catholic Faith: The New Evangelization in a Secular Age in the Jessing Center

For more information, please call 614-885-5585 or visit



As is our custom if you have young children that do not attend Catholic schools but need classes in religious education we will again partner with Saint Ladislas/Corpus Christi in providing these classes. The program begins on Oct. 6th for returning children and on Sept. 29th for new children. Application forms will be available in the parish office. For additional information or to volunteer your time please contact Pattie Jones @ 614.443.2828.





Join Catholic Social Services on Service Saturday, October 12 to help older and disabled Franklin County residents in need of help with a small home repair, painting, yard work or special project. (Interested volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.) Please contact Peggy Sirbaugh in the CSS office, 614-857-1251 or psirbaugh@colscss.orgg no later than Monday, September 23.



The greater Columbus community will be uniting with hundreds of cities from all 50 states in the 40 Days for Life campaign. Faithful believers are praying that this effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in America. This peaceful prayer vigil will take place at an abortion facility in Columbus. Participants are asked to volunteer and sign a statement of peace. For details, visit



Josh Ende & Elena LaMotte

October 5, 2013


Gift of Faith
We have the gift of faith, the supernatural ability to believe what God has revealed, to trust him for everything, and to expect him to intervene in our lives.





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