THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

  THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, March 15

       10:00 a.m.          St. Mary Men’s Faith Fellowship-Burkley 2nd fl.

          3:00 p.m.           Confession

       4:00 p.m.       Andy Russ     

 

 SUNDAY, March 16

     9:00 a.m.        Brian Adkins   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary  

      3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass

  

MONDAY, March 17 – Saint Patrick

                               No Mass

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

       7:00 p.m.               Wedding Music Workshop - Church

      

TUESDAY, March 18 – Saint Cyril

     5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention

      6:30 p.m.                Choir practice – 11:30 choir

                              

WEDNESDAY, March 19 – Latin Mass

                             Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

                           5:30 p.m.   Frances Grispino     

       7:00 p.m.              RCIA - Atrium

                                           

THURSDAY, March 20

      5:30 p.m.        Robert Fowle              

            

FRIDAY, March 21

      8:15 a.m.        Joseph E. Messa, Jr.   

      7:00 p.m.        Stations of the Cross @ Corpus Christi

       

SATURDAY, March 22

         1:30  p.m.         Sikorski/Kehlmier wedding       

          3:00 p.m.           Confession

       4:00 p.m.    Deaceased of the Schnieder/Gehring families     

 

 SUNDAY, March 23

     9:00 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary  

                                 Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.        Geraldine Minner      

 

 

“Sermon on the Amount” – March 8-9, 2014

Envelopes: $3,632.00

Non- envelope donation: $2,122.00

 ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5,999.00

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,

Dave Mitchell

 

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 “Last Things”. The presenter will be Maureen Keebaugh. 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

 

BAPTISMS FOR MARCH

March 15, 2014

The Shaw’s, sons, Cael and Kieran–after 4:00 Mass

March 23, 2014

The Palmer’s, son, Cole – after 11:30 Mass

The Sherman’s, daughter, Harper-after 11:30 Mass

March 30, 2014

The Fischer’s, sons, Jacob and Brady-after 11:30 Mass

 

YOUNG AT HEART

The ladies of the Young at Heart group will make their annual spring trip to McArthur on Monday, May 5th. Items needed: clothing, imperishable food items, and house-hold products. Items can be left in the vestibule for pick up. For additional information please contact Betty at 444-8802.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY COLLECTION

Your generosity resulted in a donation to JOIN in the amount of $2,622.58

 

VOLUNTEER NEEDED

We are in need of someone to serve as Sacristan one to two times a month. If you are interested in serving in this capacity please email Ginny Holleran at ginnyholleran@yahoo.com or call the parish office.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 22-23, 2014 (4th 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.         Juan Durano                                     Lori Mitchell                               Carol Rees, Don Alexander

                          Evan Armstrong, open                            John Rees                                   Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd                   Ginny Holleran

9:00 A.M.        Natasha Mattox                                     Mike Keebaugh                    Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers

                 Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox                  Maureen Keebaugh                     Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecelia Reis         Jacquelyn Carone    

11:30 A.M.       Mary Weilbacher                            Tina Nierman                            Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson

                              Katie Price, open                              Olivia DePassio                                         Jon Erickson, open                          Jacquelyn Carone  

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 23 -     Dave and Marge Smigelski                             Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren



From the Pastor’s Desk

 

In your charity please pray for the soul of Betty Albert who was buried from St. Mary's last Monday.  Betty lost her sight many years ago, but not her faith or her love of family and spirit of dedication.  She accomplished more than many who have sight.   She was laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Pray also for the soul of Lieselotte Mehler, mother in law of Rocky Eramo. Lieselotte's funeral will be this coming Thursday at 10:00 at St. Mary.  Word has also just arrived that Deacon Larry Koebel's brother, Dan, has died.  His funeral is scheduled for Saturday at St. Timothy. May they rest in peace.  

 

Rejoice!  A special young man, Kyle Ryan, 24, in that category of God's Special Children, made his First Holy Communion and received Confirmation on Thursday at the 5:30 Mass.  His chosen name for confirmation:  Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals.

Kyle is a great lover of animals as well.  This is a very happy day for his grandmother, Fran Ryan.  She also asked if Kyle could make his First Communion using the old communion rail.  The request was granted.  One section of it has been made portable and is moved up for the Latin Mass and for special requests such as this.  

 

Keep Cia McQuaide in your prayers.  After 36 years in education, Cia is retiring at the end of this academic year.  Many of those years were spent in the office of superintendent of schools. Here's to a blessed retirement and many happy and healthy years of relaxation.  Ad multos annos!

 

In my previous assignment I referred to that church as "God's Favorite Parish."  That moniker started when a parishioner had her purse snatched and she yelled, causing another parishioner to run out and chase the robber all the way to the Scioto River. Cruisers and a helicopter and an off-duty police officer, kayaking down the river caught the thief.  It seemed that God watched out over that church well.  People asked me when I left, "Are you taking that title of God's Favorite Parish with you?'"  I told them no.  St. Mary (as was given to me to know through private revelation) was Mary's Favorite Parish.  So there!  Well, it was proved true last week.  Marty, the evening maintenance man, stepped out for a break and heard shouts from a mugging going on across the street from the rectory.  In a flash, Marty took off running after two of them all the way to Panera.  In seconds a cruiser was there and the thugs were apprehended.  See how good it is to be near Our Lady's Favorite Parish?  

 

The weather in Lent has given us much to offer up.  

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Fr. Kevin F. Lutz

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From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .

 

The nerve of some people!  The parish secretary invaded my sacred precincts with her cell phone to take my picture for the bulletin.  Some people have a desire to see the visage behind this entertaining column.  I did my best to turn away, but she tricked me by the deceitful offer of treats - none were given!).  I will try to disrupt the transmission of the photo, but if you see it, you'll know that I failed. I'm not as agile at 107 as I was at 23.  

 

There is talk that my old housemate, Frannie X, is moving in soon.  She showed up on the Feast of St. Francis Xavier and was named Frannie X (the letter not the Roman numeral), and as you may have guessed, I showed up on the Feast of St. Raphael.  The pastor gave us those names so he would not forget our birthdays. So much for his devotion.  Time to walk the perimeter of my house.   

 

Raphael the Cat

 

 

REMINDERS

 

STATIONS of THE CROSS SCHEDULE

Stations of the Cross throughout Lent will rotate between St. Mary, St. Ladislas and Corpus Christi. The schedule is as follows: Mar. 21 at Corpus Christi; Mar. 28 at St. Ladislas; April 4 at St. Mary and April 11 at Corpus Christi. Stations will begin at 7:00 p.m. at each of the parishes.

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

 

FACE FORWARD SERVICE AWARDS

Attention all students in 8th-12th grades!  Do you want to win $500?  Do you want to be featured as an “Ordinary Teen Doing Extraordinary Things”?  Then apply for the Service Awards sponsored by Face Forward and the Office of Vocations for the Columbus Diocese. 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 deadline for applications is April 30th.  For more information and to enter, visit www.faceforwardcolumbusblog.com/service-awards

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SENIOR OR DISABLED IN NEED OF HOME REPAIR?

Service Saturday, sponsored by Catholic Social Services, will be held on May 17. Do you know of an older adult (60+) or a disabled individual living in Franklin County who needs help with a small home repair or special project? If so, please contact Peggy Sirbaugh in the CSS office, 614-857-1251 or psirbaugh@colscss.org, with the name, street address, zip code, phone number and project idea. Be sure you discuss the event with the individual before making the referral. Please call by Friday, April 11. We can accept a maximum of 30 worksites, so please don’t delay! (We are unable to accept plumbing and electrical projects.)

 

ST. LEO CHURCH

Choral Concert by the Worthington Kilbourne High School Choir on Saturday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. www.kilbournechoirs.org 

 

GALA UPDATE

Preliminary figures for the 2014 Gala have been calculated and funds raised total just over $28,000.00. Thanks to everyone that made this year’s Gala a successful one.

 

JESUS LONGS FOR YOU
The devil may try to use the hurts of life, and sometimes our own mistakes to make you feel it is impossible that Jesus really loves you. This is a danger for all of us. And so sad, because it is completely the opposite of what Jesus is really wanting, waiting to tell you. Not only that He loves you, but even more—He longs for you. He loves you always, even when you don't feel worthy. —Mother Teresa of
Calcutta

 

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