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    


MONDAY, September 30 – Saint Jerome

                                      No Mass


TUESDAY, October 1 – Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

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

        7:00 p.m.           40 Days for Life Kickoff


WEDNESDAY, October 2–The Holy Guardian Angels

      5:30 p.m.          Martin “Hank” Russell  

                                      Tridentine Latin Mass

       7:00 p.m.          RCIA – Atrium  


THURSDAY, October 3

      5:30 p.m.         Mr. and Mrs. William A. Deely  

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

        7:00 p.m.  Kickoff meeting for Sesquicentennial-Church



                                      Saint Francis of Assisi

       8:15 a.m.          Living & deceased members of the Carone family  



        9:00 a.m.        Celebrant Intention

                                      Tridentine Latin Mass

         1:00 p.m.         LaMotte/Ende wedding

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Edmund Schneider   


 SUNDAY, October 6

       9:00 a.m.         Jack Weilbacher       

                                     Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary


Sermon on the Amount – Sept. 21-22, 2013

Envelopes: 100 @ $4000.00

Non- envelope donation: $1,605.50

 ECO donations: 3 @ $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5,850.50

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 “Bible Basics”. 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



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.



Beginning next week the Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Mass will be a Tridentine Latin Mass. In addition, the first Saturday of each month a Tridentine Latin Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. If you have never experienced the Latin Mass please consider attending one of these Masses which will give you the opportunity to embrace the traditions of the Holy Catholic Church.


*     KEEP IN MIND-AFTER EVERY MASS: 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



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 5-6, 2013 (1st 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.         Dominic, Gabriel                       Mike McConahay                       Rose Albert, Miles Drake

                           and Aaron Lopresti                            Ann Graf                                            Ginny Hensley, open                                      Sandy Brown            

9:00 A.M.                         Augie Collins, Nate Gain                 open                                              Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, open

                                Charlie Collins                               Brian Collins                                  Stephanie Martt, Pat Walsh, open                              Pat Smith

11:30 A.M.      Anthony Bartholomew                  Kim Anderson                            Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren

                            Andy Price, Sean Price                   Vince Relli                                             Jaci Elston, David Bortz                               David Larsen


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS:  October 6 – Knights of Saint John                                    Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman

From the Pastor's Desk


     Peace be with you!  What a week.  I just returned from watching the student/faculty volleyball game.  What energy.  I got tired just watching.  The level of screams was ear-splitting.  A good time was had by all, as the saying goes.  

     Earlier today (Thursday) I went over to St. Lad's for lunch with the staff of the two other parishes. Lots going on there and Father D'Amico is doing a great job.  I hope that in the future we will be able to do more in cooperation with each other.  

     I was talking to Father Stash Dailey (my successor at Holy Family) and he is a bit overwhelmed with the Latin Mass (which he is still learning) and I offered to take two of them here on weekdays.  I have no plans to put in a Latin Mass on the weekend.  The schedule here is full and fine.  The two Latin Masses will be on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and on First Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima. There will be Latin/English booklets for the curious and uninitiated.  

     The sidewalk out in front is in a bad way, especially near the large tree on Third just between the rectory and school.  It's being looked into.  Throw an extra 5 in, and speed up the process.  Put enough zeros after the 5 and we'll install a people mover.  

     I am working on a suggestion list and invite you to do the same. 2015 is the Sesquicentennial of St. Mary's.  2014 is just three months and a handful of days away.  There will be a kick -off meeting in the church on October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the church.  There will be a series of meetings to follow so that we make this a memorable time in the life of the parish. Anniversaries are great.  There is a chance to look back and to look ahead.  Anniversaries also create energy.  I have been at a number of parishes at the time of a significant anniversary, and I was happily surprised at the ideas, enthusiasm and support that came out.  There was often a spiritual renewal as parishes started adoration, devotions and pilgrimages as well as improvements on more mundane levels.  

     The students who are taking Latin in the school have been given new names.  They chose them from a list.  See who that is at your table.  They may have a new identity.    

     Thanks for all who participated at the 4- S Golf Event on behalf of the school. Here are a few things I think I heard as I rode from hole to hole:  One nun was heard to say, "There can't be a worse player than myself!"  Her friend replied, "There are, but they don't play."  Farther down, I heard a teacher say, "How do you like my game?" the other teacher replied, "I suppose it's alright, but I prefer golf."  

Enough!  There, there!


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz




YOUNG AT HEART…The ladies of the Young at Heart group will make their annual fall trip to McArthur on Mon., Oct. 7th. 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.


40 DAYS FOR LIFE KICKOFF ….The kickoff for the 40 Days for Life Campaign will be on Tues., Oct. 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. A reception in the Atrium, hosted by the Saint Mary Respect Life Committee, will follow the discussion in Church.








The Pontifical College Josephinum welcomes the general public to its Fall Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Seminarians will offer tours of the buildings and grounds, highlighting the seminary’s architecture, woodwork, stained glass, terrazzo floors, brickwork and sacred art. Rare books and manuscripts from the Josephinum library will be exhibited; seminary memorabilia will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free. Tours will begin every half-hour and are approximately 45 minutes in duration, followed by refreshments. Reservations encouraged but not required. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Josephinum at 614-985-2321.


MY HOUSE COLUMBUS: Sexual Integrity Program will be hosting the diocesan-wide “Awareness Sunday” on Oct. 26/27. “Awareness Sunday” is a consolidated effort between the Bishop, Diocesan Office of Social Concerns, Diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life, Catholic Men’s Ministry, and Catholic Women’s Ministry. Did you know: 2/3 of 8 year olds will use the Internet on any given weekday, 73% of kids have a mobile phone. Only 1/3 of parents set online controls or monitor their children’s Internet usage (Cooney Center, 2011, My House Columbus is here to help with offers of valuable resources for the protection of families through Covenant Eyes accountability software at PROMO code: My House. Visit for more information.



Act of Charity For Life During Respect Life Month

Please help raise awareness and increase prayer efforts this Respect Life month by grabbing a baby bottle after Mass the weekend of October 5th-6th. Filling it with your loose change, cash or check will directly support the free, life-saving programs offered at the six area Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. The bottles will be collected the weekend of October 26th-27th. The Bottle Program is a great way to get the entire family involved. Thank you for your participation.



Chris Perez and Stephanie Stutler

October 19, 2013


The Most Rev. Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of
Columbus will address the next Catholic Men's Luncheon. Join us Friday, October 4th at St. Patrick Church, Downtown Columbus. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 11:45 a.m. followed by lunch and Speaker until 1:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. $10.00 covers the lunch and meeting. Bring a friend! The Catholic Men's Luncheon Club meets on the First Friday of each month (excluding January, July and August.) The October luncheon is sponsored by the law firm of Decker Vonau LLC - Visit  For information on the many activities of Columbus Catholic Men, go to


Hope Provides Freedom
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