THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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

 

MONDAY, February 3 – Saint Blaise

                                       No Mass

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

      

TUESDAY, February 4

      5:30 p.m.             Deceased of the Schneider/Gehring families 

                               

WEDNESDAY, February 5 – Saint Agatha

     5:30 p.m.   R. Russell Thomas family Latin Mass

       7:00 p.m.            RCIA – Atrium  

                                           

THURSDAY, February 6–Saint Paul Miki/Companions

      5:30 p.m.            Celebrant Intention           

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

        

FRIDAY, February 7 – First Friday

       8:15 a.m.            John F. Crawford    

        

SATURDAY, February 8

          3:00 p.m.         Confession

       4:00 p.m.           The Rees/Enderle families  

     

 SUNDAY, February 9

       9:00 a.m.           Alberta Sauer  

                                      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.      

BAPTISMS FOR FEBRUARY

February 16, 2014

The Wallace family, daughter, Reaghan – after 11:30 Mass

 

 

Sermon on the Amount – January 25-26, 2014

Envelopes: $2,477.00

Non- envelope donation: $2,292.00

 ECO donations: $245..00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5,014.00

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 “Holy Orders”. The presenter will be one of our Seminarians. 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

 

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.

 

4 S CLUB LADIES AUXILIARY DINNER… Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Chicken Quesadilla (or cheese) served with salsa and chips, refried beans, Mexican rice and sour cream - and for dessert, vanilla ice cream and warm brownie.  All for only $10.00. 


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 8-9, 2014 (2nd 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.    DeCarlo Benito open                                   Sherrie Hayes                                     Lori and Dave Mitchell

                             Michael Hatem                                        Joe Giannetti                                  John LaMotte, open                                Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.      Anthony Metnes                                       Don Metnes                             Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut

                                open, open                                         Marge Smigelski                     Mike and Maureen Keebaugh, open               Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.          Vince Relli,                                      Mike Hicks                                          Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larsen

                         Sam Agra, Emily Relli                              Devin Russell                              Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle                        Suzi Foster

 

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 9 – Mark and Sandra Grosko                          Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman


From the Pastor’s Desk

 

     In your charity please pray for the soul of John Guappone (brother of seminarian Jeremiah) who died in a tragic car accident near LisbonOhio.  John was a very devout and active Catholic.  His funeral will be offered Saturday.  Please pray for his soul and the consolation of his brother, Jeremiah. May John rest in peace.  Please pray also for the soul of Dean Garrett whose burial I conducted this past Wednesday in Canal Winchester. Dean was a devout Catholic and had a special devotion to Our Lady and to St. Francis.  May his good soul rest in peace.  

     The cold has been unmerciful.  Think of the poor and needy. Your gifts to shelters and soup kitchens and our local pantry are great ways to help.  The other day I came out of the rectory and there were several large bags of blankets.  I am sure that at the Final Judgement a poor soul, now in Heaven, will point out the kind benefactor that once saved his life, or at least took the edge off his misery.  Be kind to the stranger you meet, for many have entertained angels unaware.  

     Be kind also to the little animals outside.  Yesterday I saw the two fattest birds I've ever seen.  They looked like robins, but what do I know?  I wanted to ask where they'd been eating.  However, most birds can't get to any seeds on the ground and they'd do well to get a morsel of bread.  

     This Sunday is 1) the Presentation of the Lord, 2) the Purification of Mary and 3) Candlemas Day. It is the 40th day since Christmas and follows the ancient Jewish custom that a Jewish woman went to the Temple 40 days after giving birth to thank the Lord for the gift of her child.  You will receive a blessed candle at each Mass.  These are for your use in the home.  They are suitable for use during prayers, storms and especially when the priest may be bringing Holy Communion to the home. The old custom was to meet the priest with the candle and lead him to the sick-bed.  

     The Gala is coming!  Hope to see you there!  I will be there for the entire evening and want to help with this fundraiser. It's also been a severe winter.  I will be doing son MC-ing for the event and I will do my best to banish the winter blues.  Let's get to laughing!  It's not too late to get your tickets.  The cause is worthy, and this would be a great opportunity to get together. See you there. Wear something vintage. I will.  Of course, vintage for me is the cassock, since it goes back several centuries.  

     I hear that there might be a huge snow storm coming next week.  19" is predicted.  Sounds good to me.  The report I heard said that there would not be too much cold but a lot of snow. That sounds fun.  I have never lost my love for snow days and I get much work done then.  Of course, I pray for safety, but otherwise, let it snow!

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Father Kevin F. Lutz

 

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From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .

 

     You may have heard some nonsense that February 2nd is Groundhog Day!  Ridiculous!  This silly rumor was started by a groundhog.  Silly thing looking for its shadow.  February 2nd is (in the great world of cat philosophy) the Feast of Cattus Glorificatus, This feast is so great that it is extended throughout the year and is properly observed by all cats everywhere; everyday.  Our motto for this day is "Pamper me."  This also holds true for the entire year.  Please help us celebrate this most excellent of days!

     Fr. Lutz told me that when he went to the Clergy Appreciation Dinner, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, he sat with Father Jeff Rimelspach who indicated he was fond of my column. (Father has the same bulletin service and reads my column faithfully).  So here's a shout out to Father Jeff at St. Margaret of Cortona on Hague Avenue.  I think my grandmother was from an alley near Hague Avenue.  I remember her telling me about a huge groundhog that lived nearby.  In fact she used to joke that you could not see the sun if he lumbered by.  Hey, I wonder if that was corrupted into a legend about his shadow . . .Hmmmm!

I must do more research!  

     Be kind.  Even to the birds. 

 

Raphael the Cat

 

REMINDERS

 

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.

 

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.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SAINT MARY GALA UPDATE

Time is running out. Final purchase date is February 8!!

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

There will be representatives at the rear of Church after each Mass this weekend where you can purchase your tickets and sign up to volunteer for the various task involved that weekend.  

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

 

CATHOLIC TIMES KICKOFF

Next week is our parish collection for the Catholic Times weekly newspaper. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in your January/February collection packet.  For the minimum cost of ONLY $17.00 per year (parish rate), readers receive a Catholic perspective on the world around us: local, national, worldwide, and Vatican news; diocesan, parish, and school stories; articles, regular columns, editorials, and events are delivered right to your home.  Look for your envelope and sign up or renew the newspaper of our diocese, the Catholic Times. 

        BANNS of MARRIAGE

Charlie Sulek and Emma J. Schoen

February 22, 2014

 

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