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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or email@example.com
BAPTISMS FOR JANUARY
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
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.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Juan Durano Lori Mitchell Carol Rees, Don Alexander
Evan Armstrong, open John Rees Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd Ginny Holleran
Natasha Mattox Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers
Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox Maureen Keebaugh Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecelia Reis Jacquelyn Carone
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
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
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, 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
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
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.
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.