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


MONDAY, December 23 – Saint John of Kanty

                                       No Mass

       6:00 p.m.             Decorate Church

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


TUESDAY, December 24

       4:00 p.m.           Frank Swartz 

       7:00 p.m.           Kulzer/Wind families

       Midnight   Deceased of the Schneider/Gehring families


WEDNESDAY, December 25 –Christmas Day

    10:00 a.m.           Geraldine Minner     

       7:00 p.m.            NO RCIA – Atrium  


THURSDAY, December 26 – Saint Stephen

      5:30 p.m.            Celebrant Intention                     

        6:15 p.m.            NO 11:30 Choir practice


FRIDAY, December 27 – Saint John

       8:15 a.m.            Anne Joseph  


SATURDAY, December 28

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.            Deceased of the Michael/Sauer families 


 SUNDAY, December 29

       9:00 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary

                                            Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.            Deacon James Schlund  



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 14-15, 2013

Envelopes: $3,624.00

Non- envelope donation: $21,700.00

 ECO donations: 12 @ $1,120.00 (weekly and 15th)

Total offering: $6,444.00

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

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, Jim Sauer


If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call the parish office. 



ü   RCIA will be on a two (2) week hiatus with regular meetings resuming on January 8, 2014.

ü   The 11:30 choir will suspend their Thursday evening practices for the next two (2) weeks. Practice will resume on January 9, 2014.

ü   The Parish office will be closed on Dec. 24-25-26. The office will be open until 1:00 p.m. on Dec. 27. The following week we will be open until 1:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve; closed on Jan. 1-2; open until 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 3. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.



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:



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.



There is a signup sheet at the rear of Church for 5th Sunday liturgical ministers. We do not have a regular rotation for 5th Sundays and need help in covering all the Masses.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 28-29, 2013 (5th 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.        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Suzi Foster

9:00 A.M.    

                                            Please see the 5th Sunday sign-up sheet at the rear of Church                         Frances Melton    

11:30 A.M.       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Frances Melton                

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 29– Mike and Mary Gerlach                            Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman

From the Pastor’s Desk


In your charity please pray for the soul of Pat Davis, building superintendent, who worked on the new projects here at St. Mary.  His funeral was held at St. Brigid's.  Please also prayer for the soul of Barbara Kowalski.  She and her husband, Fred, cared for Fr. Linowski in their home.  Her funeral was offered Thursday in a Traditional Latin Mass at Holy Family.  May they rest in peace!


Take time to visit Mangers at the Museum.  The Museum has regular visiting hours on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Sun 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  There will also be a tour on Christmas Day at noon.  There are over 100 Nativities on display.  There will be a contest and prices for counting them (not as easy as you think, adults are also eligible for prizes).  The smallest Nativity is the size of a walnut!


Please pray for people who are having a difficult time at Christmas, especially the poor, the lonely, those who have suffered recent losses and those who are struggling with any burdens.


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz



From the Cat at 684 South Third...


This is my sixteenth year as a creature of God.  I calculate my age by the number of Christmas trees I've climbed.  As I get older, I look as pathetic climbing the tree as Fr. Lutz does climbing the stairs.  I am glad many of you came last week to my house.  I hope you enjoyed my tree and noticed that I had not broken any ornaments this year.  Many of you came and enjoyed the cookies and hot cider.  I do not understand your sense of taste.  Cider doesn't taste anything like tuna juice (my preference)!  The rectory will be open again this weekend after all the Masses. Please enter by the front door.


Sometimes when I am up on the windowsill, I like to watch the school children playing.  They're as cute as kittens!  If I had opposable thumbs and pockets, I would whip out my checkbook and write an extra-generous check this Christmas for the support of the school.  If you choose to, you might put in the memo, "in honor of Raphael."  I may get some extra treats!


-Raphael the Cat





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.





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.






DECEMBER 28-29, 2013

As is our tradition on 5th Sundays’ throughout the year we ask for your donations to support St. Vincent de Paul. This organization reaches out to meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling in these difficult economic times. Please be generous. Use your preprinted envelopes for your gift or note your contribution accordingly.



The annual collection for diocesan Catholic Charities will be taken up on Christmas. This collection allows the diocese to meet a variety of basic needs directly and through diocesan agencies and organizations including J.O.I.N. (Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs), St. Stephen’s Community House, Catholic

Social Services, St. Francis Center, St. Lawrence Haven, St. Vincent Family Center, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. You can help share in this important work by generously supporting the Catholic Charities collection this year. Please use your preprinted envelopes or mark your donation accordingly. For more about our diocesan sponsored charities, visit


RESPECT LIFE MASS….will be celebrated on January 22, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in observance of the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. The Most Rev. Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus, will be the celebrant. On this day of the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, our diocese will join all of the dioceses of the United States in observing a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. All are invited to attend. A Rally for Life sponsored by Greater Columbus Right to Life will be held following the Mass at Noon at the Statehouse. Many of those participating in the Mass will be walking to the Statehouse.



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


Hold My Hand
While Mary holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.

–St. Bernard of Clairvaux



Christmas Eve Mass schedule: 4:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. and Midnight. Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. January 1 is a Holy day of obligation.  



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