HOME VISITATION: If you know of someone that needs to be added to the list for home visitation please contact the parish office.
The topic for this week is “The Sacrament of Confirmation/Gifts of the Holy Spirit”. The presenter will be Ryan Gray, a Seminarian from the Josephinum. All are welcome. For more information please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or email@example.com
BAPTISMS FOR JANUARY
The Maly family, daughter, Grace – after Mass
The Dunn family, daughter, Riley – after Mass
RESPECT LIFE MASS….will be celebrated on
quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will
be held on
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Madeleine and Yeats McDonald John Lamotte Chris Hilles, open,
Abigail Gischel Joel Wichtman open, open Tina Nierman
Charlie Collins Rick Driscoll
Lulu Collins, open Jon Erikson Bertha Hilsheimer, Mary Wickham, open Frances Melton
Anna Lynch, open Pam Makowski Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly
Ben Weilbacher Rick Makowski Kim Anderson, open Frances Melton
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.
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
There will be an extra Latin Mass this week only. On Thursday, I will offer a Mass for my former 6th grade teacher, Sister Ignatius. Sister was a great teacher and a dear family friend. Sister Ignatius left the convent and resumed the secular life many years ago. The changes in religious life were not easy for her. Some years later, she married and is now deceased. Her widower came to request a mass for her soul, and indicated that she would like the old Mass, and so it shall be on Thursday at .
This has been a cold stretch! I don't recall too many times we've had sub-zero temperatures, but we made up for it in the past week! Add to that: the ancient boiler in the school went down and the downstairs furnace in the rectory shut off. It's good to feel 32 degrees again.
This is a little late (mea culpa) but I have some
beautiful CDs by the Benedictine Sisters in
January is not my favorite month. Gray, cold, windy, and not enough snow to shut down everything.
As a child I lived for snow days. We're just not far enough north to get really snowed in. Now
On my way back to St. Mary today I found a man dumpster diving at Holy Family. I pulled in to see what he needed. He had missed the soup kitchen and was hoping to find some bread or other leftovers. Fortunately I had some food in the car and gave him some. Life is hard for some people in ways that are hard to imagine. The solution is complex. It's not a matter of tossing a few bucks his way or food stamps. The solution is in education, job training and effective centers for drug and alcohol treatment centers. I always wanted to start a "monastic" style center for people with addictions so that regardless of their background, they could receive compassionate Christian guidance out of the bondage of drugs and alcohol. Call me if you win the lottery.
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin.F. Lutz
From the cat at 684 South Third . . .
Well, well, well! I see some of you walking by the windows with your fake furs. Don't you wish that nature had given you a nice fur coat like mine? I know you're jealous, but God seems to have favored cats. I have found a strange vent that issues both cold and warm air in the library. If you do not see me, that is where I abide.
St. Mary's is turning out to be a wonderful place. The tree is gone. I had three of them this year, better than just one at Holy Family. I only broke three ornaments this year. It's an off year; I'm not as young as I once was. In my prime I could clear the bottom three feet of the entire tree. A cat's work is never done.
Someone said the other day that I was not a very good CATholic as I am never seen in church. Well! I have a chapel in the rectory. Actually the priest set it up. I go there several times a day and Father and I both pray for you. He uses a string of beads when he prays. I've given them a swat or two. He should be more serious and not play with toys in chapel when talking to the God who made us all.
I am still filled with Christmas Joy: throw some bread out for the birds!
Raphael the Cat
SPECIAL COLLECTION…the weekend of January 18 and 19 is a renewal weekend for membership in the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. To join, please use your pre-printed envelope or mark you donation accordingly. Members of the Society receive the graces of 15,000 Masses celebrated each day by missionaries for its members – living or deceased.
SESQUICENTENNIAL PLANNING MEETING
The continued preparations for our 150th anniversary will resume Thursday evening in the Atrium at All are welcome.
In the spirit of the Gospel, Mount Camel Hospice volunteers are asked to use their talents to help their neighbors. These volunteers have kind hearts and a willingness to serve. Please join the volunteer team if you have a genuine desire to support people with life-limiting illnesses, if you can offer kindness and assurance, if you are able to listen with sensitivity and respect. Mount Carmel Hospice needs you as a visitation volunteer. A spring training class is forming now.
All support is welcome. All talents and abilities are appreciated. All you have to do is call Betsy at 234-0200 for more information about the ways you can support your neighbors.
ANNUAL SAINT MARY GALA & AUCTION
The 2014 Saint Mary Gala will be held on
Tickets are $100.00/person or $900.00 per table of 10 and include the items mentioned above. Visit the Parish or School website and follow the "Gala" link to reserve your seat/table, become a sponsor, and make a donation.
DONATE TO THE GALA! We are still looking for a wide variety of items for our auction! Some ideas include: gift certificates for restaurants and movies etc, passes/tickets to local attractions, theater, concerts, sporting events, anything OSU or Ohio sports teams related, travel miles, vacation homes, timeshares, hotel vouchers, anything Saint Mary related, wine, liquor, locally made items/goods, themed baskets etc, electronics and gadgets, golf accessories etc. Saint Mary Supporters are always so creative in this department, so THANK YOU in advance for your donations!!! You may drop off your donation to the parish office or contact Vanessa Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.604.3891 for any questions.
We hope to see you at the Gala!!