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  


MONDAY, December 30

                                       No Mass

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


TUESDAY, December 31 – Saint Sylvester I

      4:00 p.m.            Frances Grispino 


                   HAPPY NEW YEAR !!       


WEDNESDAY, January 1

                                      Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

    10:00 a.m.   Living/Deceased of the Carone family     

       7:00 p.m.            NO RCIA – Atrium  


THURSDAY, January 2

                                      Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen

      5:30 p.m.            Celebrant Intention                     

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



       8:15 a.m.  Deceased of the Schneider/Gehring families  



        9:00 a.m.          Thomas Schultz – Latin Mass

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.           Robert “Bob” Fowle  


 SUNDAY, January 5

       9:00 a.m.           Parishioners of Saint Mary

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.            Manaleta Clark  



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 21-22, 2013

Envelopes: Non- envelope donation:

 ECO donations:

Total offering: Amount needed to meet expenses: $7,398.00

Due to printing deadlines offertory will be reported

in the next bulletin.


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 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. May the New Year bring each of you health, happiness, and joy in God’s love.



January 12, 2014

The Maly family, daughter, Grace – after 11:30 Mass

January 19, 2014

The Dunn family, daughter, Riley – after 11:30 Mass




The Mass times for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are:


  New Year’s Eve, December 31st: Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m.

      New Year’s Day, January 1st: Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. This is a holy day of obligation.


REMINDER…as we kick off a New Year please remember the option to set up electronic giving is open year round. Please contact the parish for details.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 4-5, 2014 (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                    Mark/Jillian Lehosit                            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 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: January 5 – Knights of Saint John                                    Pray for our men and women in uniform


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

From the Pastor’s Desk


Christmas is in the rear-view mirror. (Actually, as I write this it is two days away.  The printer needs the bulletin early). Here's hoping you had a Merry Christmas and had many joys with family and friends.  Christmas is not always easy for some people because of losses and pain.  Pray for those in sorrow.  Remember also as a new year begins our brave veterans and wounded soldiers.  One of the best charities out there is Wounded Warriors.  So many young men and women have had their lives radically changed.  A few dollars a month could make a big difference in helping them recover their lives and dignity.  


I started the habit a few years ago to treat soldiers, fire fighters and police officers to lunch if I saw them in public.  If you're ever in distress it is likely that they will be among the lifesavers that will come to your aid.  You might also make a new friend, or at least let them know that their brave service is appreciated.  


Another thought for a good resolution for the New Year is to improve your prayer life. It isn't the quantity that matters as much as the quality. A little silence at the beginning of each new day and at the end of the day is a good way to start. The rosary is a great prayer anytime.  


Please pray for Mary Kelly Minner. Mary fell and possibly broke her arm this past Sunday.


That's all for now!  May the Peace of Christ be always in your hearts!


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz



From the Cat at 684!


Happy New Year!! It was good having you in my house for Christmas.  Thanks for the treats.  My tree is still up.  Ask Father if you can see it if you have not already come into the house.  If you can't find me, look at the register in the library. That's where I abide from November until March.  Life is good.  








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 is scheduled for February 15, 2014. Watch your bulletin for additional information.


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:



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.





Come celebrate an “after the rush” holiday Mass to celebrate the Epiphany, the Feast of the Three Kings on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Father Michael Hinterschied, one of our young priests, and Parochial Vicar for St. Paul the Apostle in Westerville will celebrate this Mass. 



Pope Francis has announced the theme for the annual World Day of Peace message set for January 1: "Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace." Pope Francis urges us to open our hearts in a new way to our brothers and sisters affected by poverty, hunger, conflicts, migrations, inequalities, pollution, underdevelopment, and injustice. When we break free from indifference and see ourselves as members of one human family, we can truly “encounter” one another and build peace. To read the Holy Father's World Day of Peace Message and other supplementary materials, please visit or contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540.


CLERGY WHO COOK…. returns to the Jessing Center at the Josephinum at 7:00 p.m. on January 31, 2014. Diocesan Clergy will again compete with their culinary favorites to be the “People’s Choice”. Guests will vote with cash donations for their favorites. This popular event has sold out for the past 3 years. Cost is $40 per person; a cash beverage bar will be available. Reservations can be made online starting January 2: visit or call Carrie at 614-985-2234.  Reservations will close when capacity is reached or on January 24, 2014.


Receiving Jesus
Mary, my dearest mother, give me your heart so beautiful, so pure, so Immaculate, so full of love and humility, that I may receive Jesus as you did—and go in haste to give Him to others.

–St. Teresa of Calcutta

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