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     


MONDAY, October 28 – Saints Simon and Jude   

                                       No Mass


TUESDAY, October 29

       5:30 p.m.            Living and deceased members of the St. Mary class of 1953 

       7:00 p.m.             Jordan Conference - Atrium


WEDNESDAY, October 30    

      5:30 p.m.            Alberta Smith    

       7:00 p.m.            RCIA – Atrium  


THURSDAY, October 31

      5:30 p.m.            Celebrant Intention

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


FRIDAY, November 1 – All Saints Day – First Friday

       8:15 a.m.            Frances Grispino     

Adoration and Benediction following Mass until noon

      5:30 p.m.            Living and Deceased members of the Hoblit/Auer families


SATURDAY, November 2 – All Souls Day

        9:00 a.m.          Msgr. Francis Schweitzer 

         1:00 p.m.          Deland/Close wedding

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.           Rita Schneider  

         6:00 p.m.          Duale/Sakron wedding


 SUNDAY, November 3

       9:00 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary

                                     Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.            Deacon James Schlund      


Sermon on the Amount – October 19-20, 2013

Envelopes: 71 @ $3,198.00

Non- envelope donation: $1,293.00

 ECO donations: 3 @ $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $4,736.00

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 “The Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic”. Maureen Keebaugh 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. Please contact the Parish for additional information.



The quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized has been rescheduled for Tues. Oct. 29, 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.



Sunday, October 27, 2013 after 11:30 Mass

Yakovich family – daughter, Maycie



Act of Charity for Life during Respect Life Month

Baby bottles are due to be returned this weekend. Your donations will directly support the free, life-saving programs offered at the six area Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. Thank you for your participation in this program.



Please check out the thank you note from the Saint Francis Center in McArthur, OH. The Young at Heart group traveled to McArthur the first part of October with your donations.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for November 2-3, 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


v                   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: November 3, 2013 – Mike and Melissa Kirkwood        Pray for our men and women in uniform


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

From the Pastor's Desk


I have just returned from the Egan-Ryan Funeral Home where, assisted by Fr. Tomson, I vested Father Schweitzer in the vestments of Mass.  We said the customary vesting prayers, and I looked at his hands that had offered communion to thousands over a priestly career that lasted 67 years, and just five days short of his 68th anniversary.  


Father Schweitzer was a local legend.  He served here at St. Mary back in 1953.  The soup kitchen and love of the poor will be his legacy in this world and his consolation in Heaven.  His calling hours will be this Sunday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Holy Family Soup Kitchen and from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Holy Family Church. The funeral Mass will be Monday at 10:00 a.m.  Bishop Campbell will offer the Mass and I will preach the sermon.  You are welcome to attend.  


In your charity please pray for the souls of the following who have died:  Louella Glick, Mary Ann Neyemer and Al Strickler..  May they rest in peace.  


There is a small connector from the Third Street driveway to the back parking lot.  This should help a little (better plans are being studied) with Mass traffic on weekends. There will be a block on this small passage during school hours, but it should make things slightly easier than they have been.  


"The melancholy days are come the saddest of the year" Want to read a great poem?  Good for meditation and the season as the flowers go away.  Google "The Death of the Flowers" by William Cullen Bryant.  This was one of Bishop Hettinger's poems.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz





v The next Sesquicentennial meeting will be @ 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 14th.

v Our annual Adopt-a-Family campaign will kick off in a couple weeks.

v The Christmas tree sale will kick off with the arrival of trees the Friday after Thanksgiving.

v The annual Saint Mary Gala & Auction which will be held on Sat., Feb. 15th, 2014.


SAINT MARY BOY SCOUTS….will sell popcorn after each Mass this weekend. Please stop by and support them. Think Butter- Carmel- Chocolate!  Buy Popcorn, place an order or make a donation to send scout popcorn to our troops. 



Please contact Ann Anderson at the parish office if you know of someone that is not able to attend Mass, is hospitalized or in a nursing home and would appreciate a visit by our Dominican Sisters. They will make visits on Tuesday and Thursday.



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. in the Atrium. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 10th.  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




CATHOLIC CEMETERY SUNDAY PRAYER SERVICES….will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 3rd at Saint Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries.



Damon Buchanan and Trisha Morris

November 16, 2013

Andrew Peiffer and Hillary Hefferman

November 16, 2013 @ Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, IN




WOW!  The pasta sale has been very successful, far exceeding our expectations. So far we have sold over $8,000.00 worth of fun pasta and the school will receive a profit of $4,151.25. The top-selling class is 1st grade, and the three top student sellers are John Tamburino, 2nd grade, $377.00; Brenna Forrest, 8th grade, $326.00; Mia Desimone, 5th grade, $251.00.  You may still order pasta online until the end of November. Online orders will be shipped directly to your address. St. Mary School will receive a 40% profit from all online orders. The site is   

Thanks to everyone for your support!


Lord, Set Us Free
Lord, righteous Judge of the living and the dead, in order to prevent the condemnation of the world you allowed the world to condemn you. By your condemnation free us from the sentence our sins deserve. Give us the grace to be patient with those who judge us, and free us from proudly judging the people around us.




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