SATURDAY, December 14

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary


 SUNDAY, December 15 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

       9:00 a.m.           Deceased of the Schneider/Gehring families                     

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.            Frank Carrick   

      3:00 p.m.            Polish Mass

      5:00 p.m.            Southside Penance Service


MONDAY, December 16

                                       No Mass

       7:00 p.m.             The Castus Society - Atrium


TUESDAY, December 17

       5:30 p.m.           Bob and Mary Fowle 


WEDNESDAY, December 18

      5:30 p.m.            Celebrant Intention - Latin Mass

       7:00 p.m.            RCIA – Atrium  


THURSDAY, December 19

      5:30 p.m.            Mary Ann Neymeyer                    

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


FRIDAY, December 20

       8:15 a.m.            Thomas Schultz  

        5:30 p.m.           Gordon/Herbert wedding


SATURDAY, December 21

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.           Helen and Pat Russell  


 SUNDAY, December 22 – 4th Sunday of Advent

       9:00 a.m.           Frances Grispino                     

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.            Parishioners of Saint Mary



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


Sermon on the Amount – December 7-8, 2013

Envelopes: $4,192.50

Non- envelope donation: $2,091.00

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

Total offering: $7,035.50

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, 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, 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 “An Overview of the Sacraments”. Maureen Keebaugh will lead this discussion.  All are welcome. Please contact the Parish office for additional information.



The wedding music workshop scheduled for December 16th has been cancelled. 



Mangers at the Museum: Come see the large display of nativity sets from around the world at the Jubilee Museum & Catholic Cultural Center, 57 S. Grubb Street. Open weekends beginning December 7th-8th through January 5th. Saturday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Sunday hours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Other times by appointment only. Phone 614-221-4323, ext. 111 for more information or email:


CRISTO REY COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOLColumbus's newest Catholic high school, is currently accepting applications from 8th graders to join us for next school year. Cristo Rey offers a unique high school experience in that all students work one day a week at a local business, which provides students with real world work experience and helps to offset the cost of their high school education. The other four days are spent in class preparing students for college. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please visit our website at to learn more or call our Admissions Department at (614) 223-9261 ext. 227.





LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 21-22, 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 Mitchell                               Carol Rees, 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                            open                                            Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson

                              Katie Price, open                              Olivia DePassio                                            open, open                                 Jacquelyn Carone  

Ø       Prayers after Mass: following each Mass please kneel and prayer the following prayers: The Our Father, The Hail Mary, The Glory Be and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel (see the back of your Missile for a copy of this prayer)                  

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: December 22 – Dave and Marge Smigelski                     Pray for our men and women in uniform


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

From the Pastor’s Desk


In your charity please pray for the souls of Timothy Specht and Virginia Crossen Nau who died and were buried this past week.  May they rest in peace.  


This weekend following all the masses you are invited to come and see the rectory all decorated for Christmas.  There will be refreshments and a tour of the entire downstairs.  Children and adults will love the St. Nicholas Room (the dining room).  It may never have looked better or more festive in its history.  


The beautiful decorations are the gift of the Salyers Family in memory of their son, Nicholas, who died several years ago.  You will also like the chapel in the rectory.  Come in, set a spell (but don't take your shoes off, this ain't the Beverley Hillbillies after all!)


What an incredible stable I see in the church.  No parish I have ever been in has had anything remotely close to it.  I am told that the angel above is missing.  That may be my Christmas gift to bring an extra from the museum.  


Hope to see you at the museum to view the nearly 100 nativity sets. There will be a counting sheet to see how many there are. Prizes will be given to all who get the correct number or come very close!  See you there between 11:00-2:00 for the next four Saturdays and between 1:00-3:00 for the next four Sundays.  The museum is located at 57 South Grubb Street, just off West Broad, one block west and one block south of Holy Family Church.  


Many reports tell of an increase in depression around the holiday season.  Pray for those who are in pain at this time over the loss of a loved one, an unfulfilled dream or just a sense of being alone without hope.  May the peace of Christ penetrate deeply into the pain and suffering of these good souls.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .


Father is slowly moving over to the church for Mass.  I will append my column to his.  Aren't you impressed that I can use words like append?  I am an old cat and have learned many words. Here's a list of the words and phrases that I have learned especially during this time when the tree gets dragged into the house:  love, forgive, pray, overlook much, pardon, make overdue apologies, despise revenge, seek reconciliation, ask for mercy and be willing to show it and relax! You didn't know I was such a religious cat, did you!  Wait till you see my CATechism.  


Come see my tree before I destroy it.  Stick to the cookies when you come in.  The salmon treats are all mine!


Raphael the Cat




SOUTHSIDE PENANCE SERVICE…..will be held at Saint Mary on December 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. There will be several Priests available to hear Confessions.





Your generosity resulted in a donation of $1,237.35 toward aid to the victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines.



MEN! THE CASTUS SOCIETY… is a fellowship of those whose primary purpose is to live a chaste life, that is in harmony with their vocations and strives to help others achieve these same goals.  We meet and share our experience, strength and hope every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium.  All are welcome!
For additional information contact: or call 614-918-8299.



1st quarter honor roll for students from Saint Mary:

·     Bishop Hartley: Sam Agra,  Ivra Bass,  Mary Collins, John Collins, Charlie Collins, Frances Collins, Juan Durano, Timothy Engle, Karlie Horn, Zachary Johnson, Madison Kaple, Galen Kaple, Madeleine McDonald

·     Bishop Ready: Anthony Bartholomew, Ashley Baumann, Olivia DePassio, William Martello, Sarah Nierman.

·     Saint Charles: Vince Relli and Jonathan Engle

Congratulations to each of these fine students.



A team of people will gather to decorate the Church on Monday, December 23rd at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome and many are needed. If you can spare an hour or so to decorate the Sanctuary please see Amanda Walker or contact the parish office.



We are looking for choir members and instrumentalist for our Christmas Eve masses.

Ø       4:00 p.m. Children’s Mass: we will practice after the 11:30 Mass on Sunday, December 22nd.  Children in the 2nd grade or older, are encouraged to join the choir for this Mass. Please contact Amanda Walker for information for the 4:00 Mass at 614-325-1758 or email her at, or contact Mrs. Teresa Monds at the school.

Ø       Midnight Mass: singers are needed for this Mass. Contact Choir Director Bianca De Maria at 614-445-9668 for details. Rehearsal for the midnight Mass is Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 5:30 p.m. Instrumentalist are also welcome, please contact Bianca De Maria.


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Your contribution in honor of a loved one, living or deceased, will be used toward purchase of flowers for St. Mary Christmas season decorations.


Names to be included in the Christmas bulletin insert:

Please print





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Donor name:                                                                                                           

Amount enclosed: $                               


If additional lines are needed please attach your list to this form. You may drop this form into the offering basket or return to the parish office.

Deadline for your response is December 16th

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