The topic for this week is “Lent”. The discussion will be led by 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
ASH WEDNESDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Ash Wednesday is March 5th. Masses will be celebrated at ; (this will be a Latin Mass) and
The quarterly Jordan Conference for parents who
wish to have their child baptized will be held
CATHOLIC FOUNDATION GRANTS
Mary’s was recently awarded two grants from the Challenge in Changing Times
funds. These grant were used for boiler replacement in
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. Michael the
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastor’s Desk
In your charity please pray
for the souls of the following who have died: Ray
Beery, whose funeral was held at
The Gala was a most impressive event. So much hard work and such a great cause. I was very impressed by every aspect. Those who prepared it worked like galley slaves. Many generous businesses supported the event and Eric Gresso did a great job at the auction. I heard great comments from everyone who was there. Thanks to all who attended and supported the event.
Lent is getting close. If you're really traddy, it has already begun. Do you remember something called Septuagesima? That was the warm-up season for Lent. The best way to make Lent profitable for your soul is to give it your all. More on this later, but the three great pillars of Lent to focus on are these: prayer, fasting and alms-giving. Lent this year begins on March 5. Not long ago I looked up the date of my mother's birth to see what happened that day. Interestingly it was also Ash Wednesday in 1919.
This weekend is
the women's conference at the
Please keep my sister, Sheila, in your prayers. Back surgery! The convalescence is a good number of weeks. Don't underestimate the power of a Hail Mary!
Don't be frightened by that glowing orb in the sky. It is called the sun! What a winter. Hope you are doing well as the seeming glacier melts away. The cold isn't over yet, but I hope the worst of it is in the rear-view mirror!
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
the Cat at
In a recent Catnip Poll it was determined that my column gets more attention than the pastor's does! I know this because I heard him talking into that weird device he calls a phone. He was telling another priest that everyone can't wait to hear what the cat (!) has to say. I'm glad that my opinion is now recognized for its careful thought, tedious preparation and rapier wit!
Some people have been amazed at my vocabulary. I have cultivated it over my seventeen years (119, the way you humans calculate our years). I find that your language is limited. For instance, you only have one word for litter-box, namely, litter-box. In the secret language known only to cats we have 57 distinguishing terms. By the way, thank you for leaving the parish bulletin around for your cat to see. I have made some new friends in the Excellent World of Cats of the Village.
Say your prayers. I do. I know who made me! And I thank Him!
Raphael the Cat
PS. I am in a state of Catitude Beatitude! I received my first fan letter today. Dear Mary Sailor of the parish wrote me a letter to thank me for making her smile by my column. So here's a shout out (or should I say a howl?) to Mary. Thanks for appreciating my column. She brightened my day; I brightened hers! Did you brighten someone's day? Do it now!
ENJOY A LENTEN PILGRIMAGE
Last year during the Year of Faith a 500 year
old Roman tradition came to
STATIONS of THE CROSS SCHEDULE
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.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!
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THANK YOU….to everyone that supported, attended, donated or volunteered for our 2014 Gala. Special thanks to Vanessa Fischer and Melissa Kirkwood for their efforts in making this year’s Gala a big success.
SAINT MARY SCHOOL – 2014 ALL
that time of year again!! The annual Saint Mary All Ohio basketball tournament
will kick off next weekend, Friday and Saturday, February 28th and
March 1st with 6th grade boys and 8th grade
girls competing with Saint Mary schools throughout