THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, October 19

         1:00 p.m.         Stutler/Perez wedding

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Anne Joseph   

                               

 SUNDAY, October 20

       9:00 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.          James Metnes     

      3:00 p.m.         Polish Mass

 

MONDAY, October 21  

                                       No Mass

       7:00 p.m.           Wedding Music Workshop

 

TUESDAY, October 22 – Blessed John Paul II

       5:30 p.m.         Frances Grispino      

       7:00 p.m.            Jordan Conference - Atrium

       7:00 p.m.            Scouts - Specht

                               

WEDNESDAY, October 23 - Tridentine Latin Mass

                                      Saint John of Capistrano

      5:30 p.m.          R. Russell Thomas family    

       7:00 p.m.          RCIA – Atrium  

                                           

THURSDAY, October 24–Saint Anthony Mary Claret

      5:30 p.m.         Frank Carrick   

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

        

FRIDAY, October 25

       8:15 a.m.          Patricia Mailberger     

       5:30 p.m.           Block/Miller wedding

        

SATURDAY, October 26

         1:30 p.m.          Offenberger/Evanoo  wedding

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Deceased members of the Schneider/Gehring families  

 

 SUNDAY, October 27

       9:00 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary

                                     Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.          Daniel Sauer      

 

Sermon on the Amount – October 12-13, 2013

Envelopes: 108 @ $3,957.00

Non- envelope donation: $2,391.00

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

Total offering: $7,575.00

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 “Jesus, who do you say that I am?” Father Lutz will lead this discussion.

If you are seeking information about converting to the Catholic faith or if you have not yet been confirmed or if you would like to be a sponsor, 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 mjk18@att.net . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or mkeebaugh@att.net

 

JORDAN CONFERENCE

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 ann@stmarygv.com to confirm your attendance.

 

BAPTISMS FOR SEPTEMBER

Sunday, October 27, 2013 after 11:30 Mass

Yakovich family – daughter, Maycie

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR….the annual Saint Mary Gala & Auction which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15th, 2014 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Columbus Athenaeum, 32 North Fourth Street. Watch your bulletin for details.

 

4-S CLUB – LADIES AUXILIARY DINNER…October 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. come eat your fill of hot dogs with chili-n-cheese, fries, coleslaw and desert.

 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 26-27, 2013 (4th 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.          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   

 

Prayers after Mass: following each Mass please kneel and prayer with us the following prayers: The Our Father, The Hail Mary, The Glory Be and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel (there are prayers cards at the rear of the Church with this prayer)

                  

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: October 27 – Bertha Hilsheimer & Sally Sobony    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

 

The classic fall day has fallen upon us.  Cold. Rain.  Gloom.  Have a nice day!

 

Recently Father Stash Dailey was able to bring three Dominican Sisters to Columbus.  They are looking to serve in parishes and one of them, Sister Leonarda, will help out here on Tuesdays and Thursdays visiting the sick.  A list is being prepared for visits.  If you know of someone who finds it difficult to get to church, please call Ann at the office and let her know.  If someone is close to death, please call the office.  Don't wait until someone slips into unconsciousness, but while they can still be prepared for death, ask for a visit from the priest.  

 

Someday, among the many books I hope to write, will be one called:  "Hope, The Forgotten Virtue".  As I said earlier, today is a dull and cold. For many souls, even  the best of days looks dull and cold, as though things will never get better.  Sadness and depression are tough battles.  There is often help in counseling. There is also healing in prayer. One of the best prayers when, as Churchill called it, the black dog of depression bites, is the rosary.  Even if your heart isn't in it and you are terribly distracted during it, fight your way to the end and you will find relief.  

 

Carry your rosary with you. Don't leave it on the dresser. Start it even if you know you can't get it finished.  It's often a custom to place a rosary in the hands of a deceased Catholic at the funeral. I heard a priest once remark:  I wonder how many Catholics, if they woke up at the funeral home, might die a second time of shock to see a rosary in their hands.  Better to die with one in your hands than to have it placed there by another.  

 

Reasons for hope on a bad day: Christ is risen. Heaven is forever. Pain will cease. Mercy is available. Sin is forgivable. A good nap is well within reach. Calling a friend often is good for the soul. Doing good for others can lift the weight upon you. Making an overdue apology refreshes the soul. Take refuge in the wounds of Christ. Sing a hymn in your heart - or out loud, if you are alone. God wills you happiness and peace of soul. 

 

Ever hear of the old lady who was asked, "What's your favorite passage in the Bible?"  She answered, "And it came to pass”…. Her friend said, "What's the rest of the passage?"  She replied: "That's all:  And it came to pass!"  A famous French Dominican put it another way:  All I know of tomorrow is that Providence will rise before the sun.  Feel better?  I pray so!

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Fr. Kevin F. Lutz

 

REMINDERS

 

SMALL CHANGE - BIG IMPACT!

Act of Charity for Life during Respect Life Month

Baby bottles are due to be returned the last weekend of October. This campaign helps raise awareness and increase prayer efforts during Respect Life month. Your donations will directly support the free, life-saving programs offered at the six area Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. The Bottle Program is a great way to get the entire family involved. Thank you for your participation.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Ø  St. Charles Preparatory School will hold its annual Open House for all eighth-grade boys and their parents on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Please call the school’s secretary at 614-252-6714, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. if you have any questions.

 

Ø  Bishop Hartley High School will hold its Fall Open House on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. Experience the Hartley difference at our Open House!

 

SAINT MARY SCHOOL NEWS

ü  Please check you bulletin for the flyer that will tell you all about our annual Lisa Dunn Halloween Night scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium

ü  The 4-S Club will present a check to Saint Mary School next weekend following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. The proceeds are from the annual golf outing and benefit the tuition assistance fund. Special thanks to all who contributed to a highly successful golf outing.

ü  St Mary Boy Scout Pack 456 will sell popcorn after masses next week/October 26 and 27 outside of church.  Think Butter- Carmel- Chocolate!  Buy Popcorn, place an order or make a donation to send scout popcorn to our troops.  Interested scouts can also inquire about joining the fun!  Thank You

 

MY HOUSE COLUMBUS

Bishop Campbell has approved plans for an Awareness Sunday set for the weekend of October 26- 27 for My House Columbus, an initiative which aims to protect families and help people who struggle with the growing problem of pornography addiction. My House Columbus is a collaborative effort between Columbus Catholic Men's Ministry; Columbus Catholic Women's Ministry, the National Fellowship of Catholic Men and the diocesan offices for Marriage and Family Life and Social Concerns. Three components of My House Columbus are: (1) prevention through filtering software for home computers and smartphones; (2) personal counseling and group support; and (3) educational offerings on Theology of the Body. For more information about My House Columbus, please visit www.myhousecolumbus.net.

 

BANNS of MARRIAGE

Brian Uhlenhake & Elizabeth Simonton

November 9, 2013

Edward Reik & Jenna Scholl

November 9, 2013 - St. Leo’s

 

United with Mary
Mary becomes for us someone to help us look at our lives, to show us who we are, to help us become ourselves and to live fully. In turning with devotion to the real life of the Mother of God, in seeing how Mary lived by faith, we might find the courage and grace to do the same, united with her.

 

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