THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, February 22

          1:00 p.m.        Schoen/Sulek wedding

          3:00 p.m.           Confession

      4:00 p.m.        Frances Grispino     

    

 SUNDAY, February 23

     9:00 a.m.        John Reichert, Sr  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary  

 

MONDAY, February 24

                              No Mass

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

      

TUESDAY, February 25

     5:30 p.m.         Martin B. Russell family 

      7:00 p.m.              Jordan Conference – Atrium

      7:00 p.m.                Scouts – Specht Center

                              

WEDNESDAY, February 26

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

       7:00 p.m.           RCIA – Atrium

                                           

THURSDAY, February 27

      5:30 p.m.     Luella Glick             

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

        

FRIDAY, February 28

      8:15 a.m.    Living/Deceased of the Hobit/Auer familes   

        

SATURDAY, March 1 – FIRST SATURDAY

       9:00 a.m.       Barbara Kowalski    - Latin Mass

          3:00 p.m.           Confession

      4:00 p.m.        Deacon Thomas G. Spaith     

    

 SUNDAY, March 2

     9:00 a.m.      Living/Deceased: Frank Wirth family

                                 Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary    

 

 

 

Sermon on the Amount – February 15-16, 2014

Envelopes: $3,358.00

Non- envelope donation: $2,083.00

 ECO donations: $1,657.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $7,098.00

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:   Wilma Rose,

Bea Sauer, Marge Stec, Martha Goodwin, Dick Zollner, Ruth Naegele, Toni Neal, Stuart Sinn,  

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, Jim Sauer, Dick Schneider

 

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

 

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Ash Wednesday is March 5th. Masses will be celebrated at 8:15 a.m.; 5:30 p.m. (this will be a Latin Mass) and 7:00 p.m.

 

CATHOLIC CEMETERY: Spring Clean Up

St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemeteries will begin removing wintertime decorations beginning March 3rd.  Families are advised to remove any personal keepsakes they wish to retain prior to March 3, 2014.

 

JORDAN CONFERENCE

The quarterly Jordan Conference for parents who wish to have their child baptized will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Please contact the Parish office at 614.445.9668 or email ann@stmarygv.com to confirm your intention to attend

 

CATHOLIC FOUNDATION GRANTS

Saint Mary’s was recently awarded two grants from the Challenge in Changing Times funds. These grant were used for boiler replacement in the Burkley Center and Church roof ventilation repair.

 


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 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

Ø                    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)                 

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: March 2 – Cecilia & Michael Chambers                     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

 

In your charity please pray for the souls of the following who have died:  Ray Beery, whose funeral was held at St. Agatha; Donald Eugene Gallick, whose funeral was held at Mother of Sorrows.  May they rest in peace.

 

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 Voinovich Center on the fairgrounds. The weekend after is the men's conference. Pray for many graces to descend on our diocese.  

 

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

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From the Cat at 684 South Third Street . . .

 

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!

 

REMINDERS

 

ENJOY A LENTEN PILGRIMAGE 

Last year during the Year of Faith a 500 year old Roman tradition came to Columbus, Ohio. This Tradition is known as The Seven Church Tour and is a bus tour based on the “Seven Church Walk” started by St. Philip Neri in the 16th century in the City of Rome. Fr. Joshua Wagner, a priest of the Diocese of Columbus and experienced Roman Tour Guide, invites you to become a part of this Tradition as we visit and pray in some of the most beautiful Catholic Churches of the City of Columbus. Seats are EXTREMELY limited for this Pilgrimage, and this tour sold out in two weeks last year, so if you want to buy tickets go to www.SevenChurchTour.com

 

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. 

Stations of the Cross will be held at St. Leo throughout Lent each Wednesday beginning March 12th at 3:00 p.m.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!  

You can still sign-up for Catholic Times.  For a minimum donation of only $17 (parish rate) you will receive the weekly news of what’s happening in the Catholic world.  Use the envelope provided in your February packet, or simply write your name and  Catholic Times“ on a plain envelope, make your check payable to the parish, and drop it into the collection basket. As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages all Catholic households in the diocese to receive and read our diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Times.  Come enjoy “A journal of Catholic life in Ohio

 

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 OHIO BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

It’s 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 Ohio. The following weekend on Friday and Saturday, March 7th and 8th the 8th grade boys will compete. This is always a great time to show off our school, our community and the city of Columbus to all our guest. Come out and enjoy the competition and support these youngsters.

 

 

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