SATURDAY, November 16

         1:00 p.m.          Morris/Buchanan wedding

          2:30 p.m.         Goldsberry/Gavin wedding @ St. Leo

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.           Frances Grispino  


 SUNDAY, November 17

       9:00 a.m.           Wilma Weilbacher   

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.            Parishioners of Saint Mary

      3:00 p.m.            Polish Mass


MONDAY, November 18

                                     The Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & Paul

                                       No Mass

       7:00 p.m.             Wedding Music Workshop - Church


TUESDAY, November 19

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


WEDNESDAY, November 20

      5:30 p.m.            Frances Grispino    Latin Mass

       7:00 p.m.            RCIA – Atrium  


THURSDAY, November 21

                                      The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

      5:30 p.m.             Celebrant Intention

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


FRIDAY, November 22 – Saint Cecilia

       8:15 a.m.            Eyears family    


SATURDAY, November 23

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.           Frances Grispino  


 SUNDAY, November 24

       9:00 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary

                                     Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.            Frank Carrick  



Sermon on the Amount – November 9-10, 2013

Envelopes: 103 @ $3,651.50

Non- envelope donation: $2,484.00

 ECO donations: 15 @ $752.00 (weekly and bi-weekly)

Total offering: $6,887.00

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, Ruth Naegele, Toni Neal, Jim Sauer

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, 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. 


HOME VISITATION…if you know of someone that needs to be added to the list for home visitation please contact the parish office.


2013-2014 RCIA

This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “The Ligurgical Year”. 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 office for additional information.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

McCartney family, daughter, Lemi

Saturday, November 30, 2013

McCarroll family, daughter, Nina – after 4:00 Mass


WEDDING MUSIC WORKSHOP… will be held on Monday, November 18th in the Church. Contact Amanda Walker or the Parish office for details.


Simple Faith
Mother Mary, little did you know what God had in store for you. Yet your confidence and faith in God never failed. May your example of simple day-to-day faith help us to unfold the presence of your son, Jesus, in all we do.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for November 23-24, 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  


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.


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Nov. 24 – Kathleen Haytas and Rosie Suclescy            Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren

An update on Father’s week


Blessings and peace!


My thirty-fifth anniversary of ordination is a recent and most pleasant memory.  I did not really expect anything big since this is an off-year anniversary, the 40th being the next big one. Also, I am new here and still have miles to go to get to know you better. However, it turned out to be most memorable.  Deacon Minner invited people the week before to coffee and donuts.  Along with that there was cake - a very large cake and a larger than usual crowd in the gym.  The good deacon gave a very kind tribute (I must find a way to reward him!) and said enough kind things I wanted a copy for my obituary and canonization! Deacon Minner has been very kind since I arrived and it was most manifest at that moment.  


As I was walking out of the 11:30 Mass I heard "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!  I leaned over to the deacon and said to him, "What a coincidence!  That's the closing song from my ordination!"  He asked if Amanda knew that.  I assured him that she would have to have done some serious digging to have found that out.  Turns out Amanda did some research and added it to the list of hymns. It's those little things that make for a pleasant surprise.  


As if that weren't enough, I was called out of my Latin class in the school on Tuesday and was met by the entire student body and the faculty.  I was led down the student-lined stairs and to the main hall with students on both sides cheering and clapping and holding up signs.  I had the good presence of mind to turn on my camera phone and record the moment.  All in all, my thirty-fifth anniversary became quite memorable.  Thanks for the cards, greetings, prayers and good wishes.


My cat has arrived.  Raphael (he showed up on the feast of St. Raphael) lived with my almost 16 years at Holy Family.  During the transition, he abided with my sister, Sheila.  Now he has moved in and is getting used to the large rooms of St. Mary's.  He was not too fond of the dogs at my sister's house and he's glad to be the sole proprietor of the house.  Like me, he's getting old. Neither of us run up the stairs as we did in 1997.  A few times in the past he wrote a column for the bulletin.  I'll see if he's up to it here.


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin Lutz


ps. hi. this is raphael.  i can't use the shift key. cool house. glad to be here. tell the priest to get more of the salmon treats for me





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

v  The annual Maennerchor Concert w/ our own Bell Choir is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1st. The concert will be followed by the traditional German Village Lights.

v  Chili and Carols will be held on Dec. 6th. Watch for details.

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




Saint Mary Parishioners will once again have the opportunity to share the love of Christ with a local family this Christmas. Starting the weekend of the November 23rd-24th please select a gift from the adopt-a-family tree at the rear of the church. Purchase a gift or gift card as described and bring it back to  Church (unwrapped) the weekend of the 7th-8th of December. Each gift will have a value of about $30. If you can help with set-up for the program, join us from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday November 22nd. Please contact Beth Vanderkooi ( or Maureen Keebaugh ( with any questions or for other volunteer opportunities.





The Ornament is etched glass with a picture of the Mary and Baby Jesus on it. The ornaments are approximately 3 ¾ in. x 2.5 in. We will have the St. Mary Ornaments available starting November 22, 2013 in the morning before school.  They will be sold for $15.00 each.  The ornaments will be available in the school gym in the mornings and after each mass on the weekend.  They will also be available for purchase during German Village Lights as well. We only have 195 ornaments and sales are on a first come first serve basis. We will not re-order additional ornaments. We also have some of last year’s ornaments left over.  These will be sold for $5.00 each, so if you were not able to get one last year you still have the opportunity to build a set. If you have any questions you can contact Melissa Kirkwood at



Catholic Relief Service (CRS) teams are poised to respond to Typhoon Haiyan, a monster storm that hit the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 8th, with sustained winds of 190 mph.  CRS is working with local governments, Caritas partners, and local parishes in the Philippines to maximize the agency’s response and recovery efforts so that people who need it most get the help they need.  Support is needed.  For more information, contact the diocesan CRS director, Erin Cordle, at 614-241-2540 or, or go to the CRS website at  Donations may be sent to the diocesan finance office at 198 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 with “Philippines” in the memo line.



Our local SSCM food pantry is asking for help in providing Thanksgiving meals to those in need. In order to complete the boxes the following items are needed: canned sweet potatoes, canned fruit, brown and serve rolls or corn muffin mix, canned pumpkin mix and potatoes (5lb bags or boxes of scallop). If you can help please leave donations at the back of church the weekend of 11/23 & 11/24. If you would like to help assemble the Thanksgiving boxes please join us at 9:30a.m.on Mon. 11/25 at Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry, 225 E. Gates St. “Helping those in need for over 30 years”


LADIES AUXILLARY 4-S CLUB…will prepare and serve a Thanksgiving Feast with turkey and all the trimmings including pumpkin pie for dessert on Sunday, November 17th from noon till 3:00 p.m., at the 4S Club, 281 E. Whittier Street.  Cost: $10.00 for adults and children under 10 for $5.00.  Takeout is available.


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