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
The Wallace family, daughter, Reaghan – after 11:30 Mass
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 email@example.com . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
DeCarlo Benito open Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
Michael Hatem Joe Giannetti John
LaMotte, open Amanda
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut
open, open Marge Smigelski Mike and Maureen Keebaugh, open Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli, Mike Hicks Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larsen
Sam Agra, Emily Relli Devin Russell Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle Suzi Foster
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 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
In your charity please pray
for the soul of John Guappone (brother of
seminarian Jeremiah) who died in a tragic car accident near
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
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
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
I must do more research!
Be kind. Even to the birds.
Raphael the Cat
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.
quarterly Jordon Conference for parents who wish to have a child baptized will
be held on
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
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.
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.