HOME VISITATION: If you know of someone that needs to be added to the list for home visitation please contact the parish office.
The RCIA group will visit the Jubilee Museum this week. For more information regarding these classes 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
BAPTISMS FOR FEBRUARY
February 16, 2014
The Wallace family, daughter, Reaghan – after 11:30 Mass
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. Mass times will be published in upcoming bulletins.
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 15-16, 2014 (3rd 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. Madeleine and Yeats McDonald John Lamotte Chris Hilles, open,
Abigail Gischel Joel Wichtman open, open Tina Nierman
9:00 A.M. Charlie Collins Rick Driscoll Frances Melton, Sheila Naegele, Carolyn Redwood
Lulu Collins, open Jon Erikson Bertha Hilsheimer, Mary Wickham, open Frances Melton
11:30 A.M. Anna Lynch, open Pam Makowski Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly
Ben Weilbacher Rick Makowski Kim Anderson, open Frances Melton
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 Missal for a copy of this prayer)
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
In your charity please pray for the soul of James Younger, 73, a graduate of Ohio Dominican and Xavier, a police officer for the Ohio State University and a member of the Army Reserves. His funeral was held at St. Mary's a week ago Friday and burial was in Union Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mary and their son, Jason. May he rest in peace.
Remember, also the soul of Dick Hilshimer, who died Wednesday this past week and whose funeral was held on Saturday.
A reminder, the Gala is a week away. Even though registration closes this weekend, call the office if you want to go. There are a few open seats and people do cancel at the last minute due to a change in plans. Let's fill the house and have a great time for a great cause.
Winter is having its way. No mercy, it seems. I am scheduled to visit a man in the hospital who suffered from great frostbite and lost several extremities. Pray for him. Pray and help the homeless by helping the organizations that help them. Sometimes people think it’s OK to give money even for a beer. That's the problem. Some people get intoxicated to such a degree that they fall asleep and in some cases even die from exposure. True compassion asks us to help in an effective way. Buy a few burgers off the dollar menu and give them away. Don't roll the window down too far; not all these guys are nice. The Salvation Army is one of the most effective programs for getting people clean and sober. There's a good investment.
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin F. Lutz
From the cat at 684 South Third . . .
Free piano. Do you need an upright piano in good condition? You know you do. Call Ann in the office and leave a message. There is already a piano and an organ in the rectory. And a baby grand is being donated to the school. I don't want another piano in the house! Did you ever note the spaces between the keys? That is the range in which cats sing. We sing always in the cracks and never hit a true note on your mysterious instruments. If only you appreciated our mellifluous howling.
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.
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 email@example.com to confirm your attendance
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.
SAINT MARY GALA UPDATE
LAST CHANCE to reserve your seat at THE GALA!!
Reservations for the gala MUST be made by Sunday, February 9th and payment must be made by Wed. February 12th. You may purchase your tickets online by visiting the parish or school website and clicking on the Gala Link.
You also have a chance to purchase tickets at the Auction Preview after the masses. Raffle tickets for Kindle Fire HDX will also be on sale at the preview -- in the Atrium after mass. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20--the drawing will take place at the Gala, but you do not have to be present to win!
Preview and bid early on many of the items that will be in the Gala auction.
Don't forget! Take advantage of the Gala Childcare service that will be offered for FREE the night of the Gala in the Berkley Building (where the preschool and SACC is held). The service is free for children (must be potty-trained) of parents who are attending the Gala or volunteering during the event. Contact Melissa Kirkwood to reserve your child's spot! firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHOLIC TIMES KICKOFF
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COLUMBUS THEOLOGY ON TAP…will be held on Thursday, February 13th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We'll gather in El Vaquero's private room, 3230 Olentangy River Rd. Our speaker will be Deb Sabo, an instructor from Ohio Dominican University. Deb will be speaking on women in the church from the New Testament to the 21st century, specifically the changing view and role of women in church history. She'll be discussing the role of our Blessed Mother versus Mary Magdalene (along with the misappropriation of Mary Magdalene as prostitute) and other women saints of note. Additionally she will speak on Vatican II and how that changed the role of women laity and finally addressing Pope Francis' recent call for a new and deeper theology of women. Theology On Tap is an invitation for young adults to learn more about their faith and to share in their Catholic community. Contact: email@example.com or
Too often we believe that God's miracles are rare when, in truth, they are constant. God is working miracles today