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”. The presenter will be Aaron Richards. 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
quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will
be held on
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Mary 9th annual Gala,
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.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Dominic, Gabriel Mike McConahay Rose Albert, Miles Drake
and Aaron Lopresti Ann Graf Ginny Hensley, open Sandy Brown
Augie Collins, Nate Gain Mark/Jillian Lehosit Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach
Charlie Collins Brian Collins Don Metnes, Pat Walsh, open Pat Smith
Anthony Bartholomew Kim Anderson Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren
Andy Price, Sean Price Vince Relli Jaci Elston, David Bortz David Larsen
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 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
It feels like
Speaking of donations, if you have a usable vehicle that you would like to donate, I often hear of families in need of a "beater with a heater." A vehicle that still has a little life in it could be a lifesaver for someone in need. You can get a tax credit for donating it to the church, and it will be passed on to a needy individual or family. If you have questions, call the office and leave me a message.
St. Mary has the hardiest poinsettias I have ever seen. They look as good as the day they arrived. It's hard to see the season of Christmas go away so soon (especially if you have not been celebrating it since mid-October!). Soon another season will be upon us: Lent, and if you are a follower of the old Latin schedule, it begins three weeks earlier with Septuagesima! Remember that word? If you are older than 55, you may well recall it as the warm-up season for Lent. If you want to start the pre-Lenten season, it begins on February 16. Egad! I'm gonna try.
The first Sunday
in February is the Presentation of the Lord in the
Monday February 3 is the Feast of St. Blaise, the day on which there is a blessing of throats. More details about that next week.
Today's Grammar Lesson: I am cold. You am cold. We is all cold.
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin F. Lutz
So much work to do! Resting and grooming can be so time consuming, that I hardly have time for eating and meowing
at the priest of the house. We do observe prayer time together. Don't think that as a cat, I am unaware of the Supreme Being who made all things. In fact I am in perfect conformity to His Holy Will. Nor do I get out of line. You'll notice that there are no Ten Commandments for Cats (nor any need for such, since there is no rebellion in our hearts). We are cats and act like cats. I hear you folks are made in the image and likeness of God. Well! You should act more like it. It may not be my place to say it (since I am not allowed in the pulpit to preach), but you should love and forgive more. You ought to pray more. You ought to help the poor more. But then what do I know? As you say I'm a dumb animal. If I were made in the image and likeness of God, I'd make Him proud of me every second of the day. I'd concentrate more on what is really imp- What's that I hear? A can being opened? Later!!
Raphael the Cat
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 in the Jessing Center at the Josephinum,
GUARDIAN ANGEL II
Your bulletin will have an insert explaining the details of this campaign. There will be additional information (the school newsletter and an envelope for your use) available at the rear of Church.
The Office of Vocations for the Columbus Diocese is presenting their second annual Service Awards. This $500 award is available to all students, grades eight through twelve, living in the Diocese of Columbus including those attending public, private, and Catholic schools as well as home schooled students. The criteria for award eligibility includes parish involvement, service, and a short 300 word essay on the importance of service and giving back to the community. For more information and to enter, visit www.faceforwardcolumbusblog.com/service-awards.
SAINT MARY GALA UPDATE
New this year!! Saint Mary will be
offering free child care for children of parents attending the Gala on
SAINT MARY SCHOOL OPEN
HOUSE for the
2014-15 school year is
Father Stash Dailey invites you to join him on the
60th U.S. National Rosary Pilgrimage to