THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, January 4 – FIRST SATURDAY

        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

      10:00 a.m.          Saint Vincent de Paul - Atrium

                                            Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.          Manaleta Clark  

 

MONDAY, January 6 – Saint Andre Bessette

                                       No Mass

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

      

TUESDAY, January 7 – St. Raymond of Penyafort

      5:30 p.m.          Special Intention 

                               

WEDNESDAY, January 8

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

       7:00 p.m.          RCIA – Atrium  

                                           

THURSDAY, January 9

      5:30 p.m.          Luella Glick                       

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

        

FRIDAY, January 10

       8:15 a.m.          Frances Grispino    

        

SATURDAY, January 11

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Alberta Sauer  

     

 SUNDAY, January 12

       9:00 a.m.         Geraldine Minner   

                                            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 – Dec. 24/25 & 28-29, 2013

Envelopes: $9,031.00

Non- envelope donation: $6,087.00

 ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $15,363.00

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. 

 

2013-2014 RCIA

Regular meetings will resume this week. The topic for this week is “The Sacrament of Baptism”. Deacon Larry Koebel will lead this discussion.  All are welcome. For more information please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or mjk18@att.net . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or mkeebaugh@att.net

 

CHOIR PRACTICE…..The 11:30 Choir will resume their regular weekly practice schedule beginning this week.

 

BAPTISMS FOR JANUARY

January 12, 2014

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

January 19, 2014

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

 

REMINDER…as we kick off a New Year please remember the option of setting up your offertory donation electronically is open year round. Please contact the parish for details.

 

Room in My Heart
O, Mary, did you not find a room for your Son? Here it is. I offer it to you in this heart of mine. It is cold and unworthy, truly. But are you not the Mother of God?, the Almighty through grace?, the Dispenser of all gifts? Do change this heart of mine and make it like yours. –Bl. Bartolo Longo


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 11-12, 2014 (2nd 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.           open, open                                              Sherrie Hayes                                Lori and Dave Mitchell

                             Michael Hatem                                       Joe Giannetti                                   John LaMotte, open                                Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.      Anthony Metnes                                      Don Metnes                                  Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, open

                             Michael Gain, open                                Marge Smigelski                              Chris Thibaut, open, open                          Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.          Vince Relli,                                      Mike Hicks                                          Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larsen

                         Sam Agra, Emily Relli                              Devin Russell                              Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle                        Suzi Foster

 

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 12 – Elizabeth & Ogbe Aideman                      Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman


From the Pastor’s Desk

 

 

Happy New Year!  Of course, I wrote that last year, December 31 to be precise.  I pray that this be a year of blessing and grace and healing.  I don't know a single person on earth who doesn't need all three!  There's an old saying that it is by our quarreling that we spoil our prayers.  Be mindful of the presence of God who sees all and who knows all and seek to be pleasing in His sight.  One of the penances that I often give is to say that simple prayer, "Dear Jesus, make me pleasing in your sight." When you're lost for words that sums it up pretty well, don't you think?

 

Thank you for the blessing you gave me for my first Christmas at St. Mary.  All was calm.  All was bright.  (Where did I hear something like that before?)  There were many pleasant drop-ins, gifts, cards and greetings.  I will try to get out my Thank You’s soon, but as happens, cards and gifts sometimes get separated, and in a few instances, reattached.  I once thanked someone for gift that another gave me.  Rare, but it does happen.  

 

Thank you to the many good souls who came and decorated the church.  What a display!  As you know the Nativity set and I were both made in 1950.  It seems to be holding up very well.  I am creaking along as best I can and your kindness has done a lot to quicken my steps.  

 

Thank you to the Choirs and the beautiful music.  Well done. Your presence at so many services was generous in the extreme. The music was good to the last note at the last service.  God bless your families who endured your generous schedule.  

 

Thanks also to the servers, ushers, staffs’ in the office and school for making spirits bright!  God reward you all.  

 

Here beginneth a new year.  I make a few final suggestions:

ü   Add a charity to your monthly giving.  Wounded Warriors seems to be a great one.

ü   Make peace.  Be the one who reaches out first and ends an old strife.  

ü   Volunteer:  Consider the Southside pantry, St. Vincent de Paul, the school, the Jubilee Museum, St. Lawrence Haven, or join the choir!

 

The Lord be with you!

Fr. Kevin F. Lutz

 

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From the Cat at 684 . . .

 

I am taking my time from licking my chops to thank you for the many kitty treats and toys that came my way.  My first Christmas here was the best ever.  It feels like home now.  I applied for my German Village Passport.  They assured me that it was not needed.  This is indeed a fine community.  The royalty of 43206 seems to be cats and dogs.  Finally, I am shown the proper respect.  

 

To the kind bipeds (those with two feet) who brought me treats, I thank you.  The God who made you also made me and He wants us all to be grateful. How I wish that I could bring a treat to each doorstep, but alas, you'll have be content with my kindly visage looking at you benignly.  That's not a bad treat in itself now, is it? Happy New Year!

 

Raphael the Cat

 

 

REMINDERS

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

The annual Saint Mary Gala is scheduled for February 15, 2014. Watch your bulletin for additional information.

 

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.

 

EPIPHANY MASS AT ST. LEO CHURCH

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. 

 

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.

Fr. Kevin Lutz will compete in Clergy Who Cook with other diocesan clergy on January 31 at the Josephinum Jessing Center.  St. Mary parishioners can make him the People’s Choice Chef with their donations at his culinary station. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Come and enjoy an evening of great food and fellowship while helping the Friends of the Josephinum support our seminarians.  Reservations are required at $40 per person and will close on January24 or when capacity is reached. To reserve:  www.pcj.edu or call 985-2234.  Don’t delay this fun event has sold out every year!

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

COLUMBUS THEOLOGY ON TAP…is gathering Thursday, January 9th, 7:00  - 9:00 p.m. at El Vaquero, 2030 Olentangy River Rd.  Our topic will be: Mental Health Awareness, A Catholic Perspective.  Join us as Laura Lewis from The Wellness Institute speaks about mental health awareness and how our Catholic faith plays a crucial role.
Theology on Tap is an invitation for young adults to learn more about their faith and to share in their Catholic community.Contact: cbustheologyontap@gmail.com or 614.390.8653

 

A SIGN OF GOD'S PRESENCE: OUR MARRIAGES

The Incarnation reminds us of how Christ becomes present in the world through the sacraments, including marriage. At a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, you'll learn how to make your home a stronger sign of the Lord's presence. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends are in the new year on February 14-16 and April 4-6, both in central Ohio. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at www.wwmecolumbus.org

 

 

 

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