SATURDAY, April 12 

          3:00 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.           Tom Schultz      



     9:00 a.m.            Parishioners of Saint Mary 

                                 Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.             Charlie and Margie Campbell    




MONDAY, April 14 –

                               No Mass

       7:00 p.m.             “King of Kings” concert


TUESDAY, April 15

     6:00 p.m.         Chrism Mass @ St. Joseph

      6:30 p.m.                Choir practice


WEDNESDAY, April 16 – Latin Mass

    5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention           


THURSDAY, April 17 – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

      7:00 p.m.        Frances Grispino   



        3:00 p.m.      The Passion of the Lord


SATURDAY, April 19 – Easter Vigil  

         1:00 p.m.       Blessing of the Food – Polish Community

        8:30 p.m.      Fred and Clara Michael  


 SUNDAY, April 20 – EASTER


     9:00 a.m.         Robert A. Thurn      

                             NO Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary

      3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass



“Sermon on the Amount” – April 5-6, 2014

Envelopes: $4219.00

Non- envelope donation: $2941.00

 ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $7405 .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, Martha Goodwin, Dick Zollner, Ruth Naegele, Toni Neal 

At Home: Charles Walker, Ruth Neal, Dora Malyk, Mary Gerlach

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, Stuart Sinn, Pat Dineen, Donna Whitaker

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

There is no class this week. The Catechumens and Candidates will prepare for reception into The Church with an all-day retreat this Saturday, April 12th. Please lift up in prayer all those that will be received into The Church this Easter and all those that have prepared them for this joyous day.



April 12, Gischel family, after 4:00 Mass, son, Nicholas

April 12, Gischel family, after 4:00 Mass, son, Aiden

April 12, Duren family, after 4:00 Mass, daughter, Elinore

April 27, Nierman family, after 11:30, son, Michael



Join hundreds of Catholics from around the diocese for the annual Walking Stations of the Cross.  The walk begins with opening prayer at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad St. at 8:00 a.m., Friday, April 18.  Participants stop at locations in downtown Columbus to reflect on Jesus Christ’s suffering and crucifixion linked to a current area of social concern.  For details the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540 or the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at (614) 241-2565.  Open to all ages.



Tues. Apr. 15th @ 6:00 p.m. - Chrism Mass, St. Joseph Cathedral

(There will not be a 5:30 p.m. Mass at Saint Mary on Tuesday)

Thurs. April 17th @ 7:00 p.m. – Evening of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 18th 3:00 p.m. – The Passion of the Lord

Saturday, April 19th @ 8:30 p.m. – Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 20th – normal Mass schedule




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for April 19-20, 2014 (3rd Sunday of the Month)


Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass


TIME             ALTAR SERVER                              LECTOR                             EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER        SACRISTAN                 


8:30 P.M.                                                                                   EASTER VIGIL


9:00 A.M.         Lulu Collins                                       Rick Driscoll                Bertha Hilsheimer, Carolyn Redwood, Nancy Bjorkman

                              Open,  open                                                Jon Erikson              Frances Melton,  Mary Wickham, Sheila Naegele   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)             


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: April 20, 2014, Easter-No coffee & doughnuts                   Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren

From the Pastor’s Desk


Hosanna, Filio David!  Hosanna to the Son of David!  Lent is coming into its most focused aspect:  Holy Week.  This is the week to learn all the truths of our holy faith in sharp detail.  I hope to see you in church for many occasions.  A new one has been added this week:  Tenebrae (Darkness).  This is a special ceremony that creates the darkness that is overcome at the Easter Vigil.  Some of the students from the school will assist in this program.  Please come a pray during this unusual ceremony and its "earthquake" ending.  


Pray for the men and women who are coming into the church at the Easter Vigil.  Please make them welcome by prayer, welcoming and good example.


In your charity please pray for the soul of Lisa Landes, 33, who died of cancer.  May she rest in peace.  


The Lord be with you!


Father Kevin F. Lutz



From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .


At times I try to make you laugh as you read my column, but this is a serious time of the year. I will be witty later.  Keep up your subscription to this bulletin for examples.  Do get to church.  I will be looking out the window to see if you show gratitude to your Maker and Redeemer.  I know who made me.  Say thanks!  


I told you that my old roommate would be moving into the parochial residence.  Stop by and meet Frannie X (the letter not the Roman numeral).  She is a calico and, like myself, found her way to the door of the rectory about 8 years ago.  She showed up at the door on the Feast of St. Francis Xavier.  That didn't make for a good name for a female cat, so Father named her Frannie X. Do not be beguiled by her charms.  I am still the Cat of Authority here.  


I will spend hours each day in the rectory chapel.  Try to outdo me in the church!


Raphael the Cat of Authority





Spring is just around the corner and so is the St Mary Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser.  The St. Mary Home & School is holding a Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser.  By ordering flowers through Home & School you are helping us support the students & School. This is the last weekend to submit orders. Flower pick up is scheduled for Friday, May 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the front lawn of the Rectory. Order forms and envelopes are in the back of the church.  You can drop your order in the collection basket or turn it into the St. Mary School office no later than Monday, April 14th. Thank you for your support. 



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.


CYSC~ THE ONLY CATHOLIC CAMP OF ITS’ KIND IN THE MIDWEST! - Catholic Youth Summer Camp is the only High Adventure Catholic Camp in the Mid-west and you can be a part of it! Camp is open to youth entering grades 6th through 12th and there is still time to register. CYSC is a week-long residential camp that includes high adventure activities such as jet skiing, water tubing, paintball, blobbing, zorbing, zip lining, archery, rock climbing, and much more. To learn more and to register visit us at

The parish will again subsidize our students and children of registered parishioners at the rate of $100.00 per child.





Our 8th grade students will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Tuesday, April 15th @ 2:15 p.m. in the Church. All are welcome.

School will be in session on April 16-17 to make up for the extra calamity days used this winter. Wednesday, the 16th is a regular school; Thursday, the 17th, school will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. There will be no buses either of these days.

Easter break begins on Good Friday, April 18th. Classes resume on April 28th.



Join Catholic Social Services on Service Saturday, May 17, to help older and disabled Franklin County residents in need of help with a small home repair, painting, yard work or special project. (Interested volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.) Please contact Peggy Sirbaugh in the CSS office at no later than Monday, April 28.

See the flyer on the bulletin board at the rear of Church.


4-S CLUB…will be serving Easter dinner this Sunday, April 13th from noon until 3:00 p.m. Stop by and enjoy ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetable and jello for dessert, all for $10.00 for adults - $5.00 for children.


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Your contribution honoring a loved one, living or deceased, will be used for the purchase of our Easter flowers.


Loved ones to be remembered – please print












Donor name:                                                                                      



Amount enclosed:                                                                                  


If additional lines are needed please attach your list to this form. You may drop this form into the offering basket or return it to the parish office. Deadline for your response is:   Monday, April 14, 2014.

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