THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 

SATURDAY, January 18

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Frank Swartz  

     

 SUNDAY, January 19

       9:00 a.m.         Frances Grispino   

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.          Parishioners of Saint Mary

     3:00 p.m.          Polish Mass

 

MONDAY, January 20

                                       No Mass

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

        7:00 p.m.          Wedding Music Workshop-Church

      

TUESDAY, January 21 – Saint Agnes

      5:30 p.m.          Mary Ann Neymeyer 

                               

WEDNESDAY, January 22

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

       7:00 p.m.          RCIA – Atrium  

                                           

THURSDAY, January 23 – Saint Vincent

      5:30 p.m.     Mary Margaret Flautt Yourchik             

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

        

FRIDAY, January 24– Saint Francis de Sales

       8:15 a.m.          Gretchen O’Loughin    

        

SATURDAY, January 25

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Eleanor M. Lewis  

     

 SUNDAY, January 26

       9:00 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary

                                      Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.          Geraldine Minner    

 

 

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 – January 11-12, 2014

Envelopes: $5,633.00

Non- envelope donation: $2,369.00

 ECO donations: $1,145.00 (weekly-15th)

Total offering: $9,147.00

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, Dick Schneider

 

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

The topic for this week is “The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and the Catholic Family”. The presenter will be Dan DeMatte. 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

 

BAPTISMS FOR JANUARY

January 19, 2014

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

 

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.

 

JORDAN CONFERENCE

The quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will be held on Tues. Feb. 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at ann@stmarygv.com to confirm your attendance.

 

PARISH RECORDS…year end statements will be in the mail the week of January 19th. If you have moved in the past year please contact the parish office so your record can be updated accordingly.


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 25-26, 2014 (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                            Tina Nierman                            Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson

                              Katie Price, open                              Olivia DePassio                                         Jon Erickson, 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: January 26 – Bertha Hilsheimer/Sally Sobony          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

 

 

2014!  Gotta get used to that number!  Hope it’s going well for you. This year is the vigil of the great sesquicentennial of the parish!  The committee has had about five meetings and many more are planned.  It's a time to look back, forward and celebrate the blessings of God and seek to live the Gospel more and more each day.  There will be lots of news in the bulletin as we look forward and your ideas and support are welcome.  There are meetings scheduled throughout the year.  Call the office or watch here for more info.

 

One of the frequent questions has been, "Where is the  . . .?"  Fill in the blank as you like.  People are wondering where the statues are that used to be on the side altars.  Over the years many things were given away, sold or possibly even discarded.  If you know an interesting story about things that were once in the school or church, please drop a note in the basket or send in a note.  If you have any souvenirs of St. Mary, please consider donating them to the archives, the alumni room or the church.  Old photos showing the buildings in different eras are also welcome. Wedding pictures?  Scan them or bring them in for copying.  The earlier they are, the more interesting they will be, as so much has changed here.  Old recordings of the choir or school events are needed, too.  

 

There is much to be thankful for over the last 150 years.  Let's get a good slice of it and hand it on to those who will be here in 2040 for the 175th!  

 

How is your prayer life?  I have wanted to get a little devotional prayer manual that is simple and useful for everyone in the parish.  Say a prayer that I get time to finish this, as I started it ten years ago.  Time…time…time…where does it go?  In monasteries and the like, bells ring out the hours and the community gathers for Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline.  Few can do that in the world.  It is good, though, to observe three great hinges for the day:  Morning, Noon and Evening as special times to give thought and prayers to God.  Even if for a moment, it may reset the day to a better course.  You are in my prayers.  Keep me in yours.  

 

The Lord be with you

Father Kevin F. Lutz

 

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From the Cat at 684 South Third

 

Another year and seven years older!  I think I am about 112 years old and I can move a lot faster than the pastor.  Please, no cards. No gifts.  Just be kind to animals. You may also be kind to each other, but I must be mindful of my priorities.  

 

If your church were a cat, it would be 1,050 years old, since you bipeds have calculated that cats and dogs age about 7 years in a calendar year.  With your weird math, I'm glad you're not in charge of calculating my weight!

 

Glad to hear you are getting ready to celebrate your big

1-5-0-! Do a little digging and see what treasures of the history of the church you can provide.  Was there ever a cat here before me, or a dog, or a bird?  (Mmmmmmm).   Take care.  Nap time.  

 

Raphael the Cat

 

REMINDERS

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

ü  Saint Mary 9th annual Gala, February 15, 2014. Please see flyer in your bulletin for details

ü  Catholic Women’s Conference: February 22, 2014, Ohio State Expo Center.

ü  Catholic Men’s Conference: March 1, 2014, Ohio State Expo Center.

ü  St. Mary All Ohio basketball tournament: the weekends of February 28 – March 1 and March 7-8. Watch your bulletin for details.

ü  Ash Wednesday is March 5th. Check you bulletin for Mass times.

ü  Stations of the Cross throughout Lent will rotate between St. Mary, St. Ladislas and Corpus Christi beginning with March 7 at St. Ladislas; Mar. 14 at St. Mary; Mar. 21 at Corpus Christi; Mar. 28 at St. Ladislas; April 4 at St. Mary and April 11 at Corpus Christi.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

SCRIPTURE SCHOLAR TO LECTURE AT JOSEPHINUM

Father David G. Monaco, CP, SSL, PhD, Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical College Josephinum, will present “How Did They Do That Without Computers? Textual Analysis in Antiquity” on Thursday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center at the Josephinum, 7625 North High Street. The event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please call 614-985-2274.

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY CELEBRATION AT HOLY ROSARY/ST. JOHN

Holy Rosary/St. John is hosting their annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, January 20th at noon.  The guest speaker is the Rev. Msgr. C. Eugene Morris, STL.  Msgr. Morris is the Director of Sacred Liturgy at the Pontifical College Josephinum.  The Martin Luther King Day Celebration will also be broadcast live at noon at fatherwagner.com/live.  Please join us at the church (660 South Ohio Ave., between Main and Livingston) or join us online. 

 

SERIOUS OBLIGATION
St. Francis invited all of creation to give honor and praise to the Lord. It is my hope that the inspiration of St. Francis will help us to keep ever alive a sense of “fraternity” with all those good and beautiful things which Almighty God has created. And may he remind us of our serious obligation to respect and watch over them with care. – Pope John Paul II

 

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