This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “Truth”. Father Lutz 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 email@example.com . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ENHANCED HEARING DEVICES
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.
AN INVITATION TO SING
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 each Sunday to warm-up and review music selections for the Mass. Please contact Bianca De Maria, Organist/Choir Director for more information.
FIFTH SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER
We do not have a regular rotation for liturgical ministers for 5th Sundays; therefore there will be a sign up sheet at the rear of Church for altar servers, lectors and Eucharistic ministers. Please volunteer to serve in one of these capacities during this weekend. Thank you.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
Please see the 5th Sunday sign-up sheet at the rear of Church Suzi Foster
Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Carolyn Fenneman and Frances Melton
It is late Thursday afternoon as I write this.
I was at the Priests' Convocation with the Bishop. I ran into
Father Hammond and Father Franks. Both send their regards. The
Convocation was held at
Tomorrow (Friday) I have the funeral of a
The days are getting cooler. I'm never quite too happy with the weather. It is either too hot or too cold. I sound like a husband and wife arguing at the thermostat. The temperature will be fine in Heaven. No arguing there.
Last week I put a test in this bulletin to see how many are reading this column. Your task was to stop me after Mass and say, "There, there!" Score: = 12 greetings, = 15 greetings and = 8 greetings. Good thing I wasn't passing out tickets for Heaven
A man goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor, wherever I touch, it hurts. If I touch my head - ouch! If I touch my shoulder - Ouch! If I touch my knee - it really hurts - Ouch!" The doctor studies the patient and says, "I know what's wrong with you - you've broken your finger!"
May each day bring us closer to God, to each other and to the peace that come from serving God's Holy Will.
The Lord be with you! Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
PS There, there!
Mark your calendar for the 20th annual St. Mary spaghetti dinner to be held on Friday, September 27 from Dinners include all-you-can-eat-spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drink. You may eat in or take out. Please check out the flyer in your bulletin. Proceeds support all classroom activities.
YOUNG AT HEART
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.
CATECHESIS of the GOOD SHEPARD
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.
quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will
be held on
5th SUNDAY-SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
As is our tradition on 5th Sundays’ throughout the year we ask for your donations to support St. Vincent de Paul. This organization reaches out to meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling in these difficult economic times. Please be generous. Use your preprinted envelopes for your gift or note your contribution accordingly.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING-GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Proven effective for achieving or postponing pregnancy, NFP charting also helps monitor a woman’s health and detect fertility issues. Additionally, couples who use NFP report it strengthens their marriage through shared responsibility, better communication, and increased respect and trust for their spouse. Want to learn NFP? Saint Mary will host a series of classes offered for engaged and married couples on Sunday afternoons from Meetings will be held on October 13; November 10 and December 8. Cost is $65 per couple; financial assistance is available upon need. To register for or for additional information about diocesan NFP classes, contact the Marriage & Family Life Office at (614)241-2560 or email@example.com.
40 DAYS FOR
The kickoff for the 40 Days for Life Campaign will
be on Tuesday, October 1st at Steve Karlen, National Director of
Outreach for the 40 Days for Life Campaign and Mike Keebaugh, St. Mary's parishioner,
will be speaking. Saint Mary will host this event. Come join us at our campaign
kickoff, hear what is going on nationally, learn why we've seen such success in
Crusaders for Life, Greater Columbus Right to Life, the Brian Muha Memorial Foundation, and the Run the Race Club have teamed up to bring “Voices for the Voiceless” a pro-life youth training conference to the Greater Columbus area. The training will be held on Sunday, September 29th. Doors will open at for registration, food, and an involvement fair. The program kicks-off at and will conclude by Keynote by Bryan Kemper of Stand True Ministries. The program, geared toward middle and high school students, is free to attend. Parents welcomed and encouraged to participate. Registration, location and additional information available online at www.gcrtl.org/voices.