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


MONDAY, September 23 – Blessed Padre Pio

                                      No Mass


TUESDAY, September 24

       5:30 p.m.         Anne Joseph  

        7:00 p.m.          Scouts – Specht


WEDNESDAY, September 25

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

       7:00 p.m.          RCIA – Atrium  


THURSDAY, September 26

    Saints Cosmas and Damian

      5:30 p.m.         Frances Grispino  

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


FRIDAY, September 27 – Saint Vincent de Paul

       8:15 a.m.          Celebrant Intention


SATURDAY, September 28

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary  

         4:00 p.m.         Huston/Trombley wedding @ St. Leo


 SUNDAY, September 29

       9:00 a.m.         Elizabeth Fishking       

                                     Coffee & doughnuts

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

       11:30 a.m.        Arthur Metnes    


*     KEEP IN MIND: Immediately following the closing hymn please kneel and pray 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. 14-15, 2013

Envelopes: 114 @ $3,938.00

Non- envelope donation: $1,806.50

 ECO donations: 23 @ $1,227.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6,971.50

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. 


2013-2014 RCIA

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 . 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.



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.



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.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 28-29, 2013 (5th Sunday of the Month)


Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


4:00 P.M.     

                                       Please see the 5th Sunday sign-up sheet at the rear of Church                                    Suzi Foster

9:00 A.M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Frances Melton    

11:30 A.M.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Frances Melton 


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: September 29 – Mary and Mike Gerlach                        Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Carolyn Fenneman and Frances Melton

From the Pastor's Desk


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 Mohican State Park.  Beautiful grounds, lodge, lake and  its great settings.  The evenings were great at the campfire and the games.  Lots of laughs.  It was good to see many priests that I would only run into at funerals.  Pray for vocations.  


Tomorrow (Friday) I have the funeral of a non-parishioner at St. Joseph Cemetery.  May Deborah Cook rest in peace. She was at one time a member of the cathedral parish.  


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:  4:00 PM = 12 greetings, 9:00 AM = 15 greetings and 11:30 AM = 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 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.  Please check out the flyer in your bulletin. Proceeds support all classroom activities.



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.



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.



The quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on Tues. Oct. 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at to confirm your attendance.




Sept. 28-29, 2013

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.



Trevor Richards & Ashley Dillen

October 12, 2013

Thomas Pollock & Leah Wassmuth

October 12, 2013




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 2 – 4:30 p.m. 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




The kickoff for the 40 Days for Life Campaign will be on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m. 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 Columbus in the last few months, and get ready to be part of the movement that will make abortion unthinkable in our community.  A reception in the Atrium will follow, hosted by the Saint Mary Respect Life Committee.




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 noon for registration, food, and an involvement fair. The program kicks-off at 1:00 p.m. and will conclude by 5:00 p.m.   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


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