THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 

SATURDAY, January 25

     10:00 a.m.        Philomena Merulla     Latin Mass

          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    

 

MONDAY, January 27 – Saint Angela Merici

                                       No Mass

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

      

TUESDAY, January 28 – Saint Thomas Aquinas

      5:30 p.m.          Jackie Hagwood 

      7:00 p.m.            Scouts - Specht

                               

WEDNESDAY, January 29

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

       7:00 p.m.          RCIA – Atrium  

                                           

THURSDAY, January 30

      5:30 p.m.         Frances Grispino          

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

        

FRIDAY, January 31– Saint John Bosco

       8:15 a.m.          Luella Glick    

        

SATURDAY, February 1-FIRST SATURDAY

       9:00 a.m.         Ruth Stack       Latin Mass

          3:00 p.m.       Confession

       4:00 p.m.        Jeanne and Skip Russell  

     

 SUNDAY, February 2

       9:00 a.m.         Deacon Kasuma Santos  

                                      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 – January 18-19, 2014

Envelopes: $3,009.00

Non- envelope donation: $3,798.00

 ECO donations: $712.00 (weekly-bi-weekly)

Total offering: $7,519.00

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, Dick Hilsheimer

 

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”. 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 mjk18@att.net . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or mkeebaugh@att.net

 

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.

 

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.


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 1-2, 2014 (1st 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.         Dominic, Gabriel                           Mike McConahay                                 Rose Albert, Miles Drake

                           and Aaron Lopresti                                 Ann Graf                                                Ginny Hensley, open                                    Sandy Brown             

9:00 A.M.                         Augie Collins, Nate Gain                     Mark/Jillian Lehosit                     Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach

                                Charlie Collins                                    Brian Collins                                          Don Metnes, Pat Walsh, open                           Pat Smith

11:30 A.M.      Anthony Bartholomew                       Kim Anderson                                Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren

                            Andy Price, Sean Price                         Vince Relli                                             Jaci Elston, David Bortz                         David Larsen

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: February 2 – Mike and Melissa Kirkwood                      Pray for our men and women in uniform

Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman


From the Pastor’s Desk

 

It feels like Stalingrad outside. Cold in the extreme, to say the least. If you would like to donate gloves, scarves or blankets, I will see that they get to our local charities in German Village as well as St. Lawrence Haven and Holy Family.  Suggestion:  If you want to donate blankets, I suggest you give the used ones from your beds and buy new for your house.  Most blankets that we give away are often ruined in a single day, as they would get wet and be abandoned.  Many people just need them for a night. Leave your donations in the back of the church or at the office during business hours.  

 

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 Temple, also known as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated 40 days after Christmas.  There will be a blessing of candles at Mass. Blessed candles will be available for the home as well.  Blessed candles are sometimes lit during storms, during family prayer and on visits when Holy Communion is brought to the house.  

 

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

 

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From the Cat at 684 South Third Street . . .

 

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

 

REMINDERS

 

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.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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.

 

SERVICE AWARDS

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 Saturday, February 15th 2014.  The service is for children ranging from preschool through the 8th grade.  Younger children must be potty trained. The Gala child care will be located in the Berkley (Preschool/SACC) building.  Drop off is any time after 5:30 p.m. and pick up is no later than 11:30 p.m.  If you are interested in this service, please contact Melissa Kirkwood at mkirkwood@wideopenwest.com by February 5, 2014

Find more details about the Gala and the child care service visit www.stmarygv.com and www.stmaryschoolgv.com

 

SAINT MARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE for the 2014-15 school year is Wednesday, January 29, 2014 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES AND NEVERS

Father Stash Dailey invites you to join him on the 60th U.S. National Rosary Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Nevers on June 29 – July 8, 2014. For details contact Liz Grinder at the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office: 1.877.276.7279. See the flyer posted on the bulletin board at the rear of Church.

 

        BANNS of MARRIAGE

David Michael Russo and Jessica Anne Salimbene

February 15, 2014

 

 

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