THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

  THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, April 19 – HOLY SATURDAY

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

        8:30 p.m.      Fred and Clara Michael  

 

 SUNDAY, April 20 – EASTER

                             THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

     9:00 a.m.        Robert A. Thurn      

                             NO Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary

      3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass

 

MONDAY, April 21

                               No Mass  

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

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

        7:00 p.m.              Knights of Columbus – Specht

   

TUESDAY, April 22

     5:30 p.m.         Robert Fowle    

      6:30 p.m.                Choir practice

      7:00 p.m.                Scouts - Specht

                              

WEDNESDAY, April 23 – Latin Mass

                           5:30 p.m.           Celebrant Intention  

       7:00 p.m.               RCIA - Atrium      

                                           

THURSDAY, April 24

      5:30 p.m.        Residents and staff of Regency Manor

            

FRIDAY, April 25

        8:15 a.m.      Tom Schultz  

       

SATURDAY, April 26

         1:00 p.m.          Biondo/MacInnes wedding

        4:00 p.m.      Richard Wern  

        6:00 p.m.           Roth/McBride wedding

 

 SUNDAY, April 27 – DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

     9:00 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary

                             Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.        Deacon James Schlund

 

“Sermon on the Amount” – April 12-13, 2014

Envelopes: $4259.00

Non- envelope donation: $2797.00

 ECO donations: $1657.00 (weekly, biweekly, 15th)

Total offering: $8713 .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

The RCIA class will meet this week to discuss the Easter Vigil, Stewardship and Time/Talent/Treasure. The facilitators will be Mike and Maureen Keebaugh.

 

BAPTISMS FOR APRIL

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

 

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.

 

      BANNS of MARRIAGE

Jeremy J. Kehres and Karen E. Kelly

May 9, 2014

 

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. LEND A HAND.

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 psirbaugh@colscss.org no later than Monday, April 28.

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


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for April 26-27, 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: April 27 – Bertha Hilsheimer & Sally Sobony               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

 

He is risen! He is truly risen!


My first words to you in this Sunday’s bulletin message are the words of the traditional Easter greeting. This is the best thing we could say to our family and friends in greeting. Not “good morning” or “how are you” but “He is risen!” That says it all.

 

All week I have been thinking about the 1928 silent movie, “King of Kings,” that was shown in our church on Monday of Holy Week. Although I have seen the movie more than once, every time I watch it, some detail not previously noticed impresses itself upon me. This time, it was the scene of the miraculous cure of a child, blind since birth, who is looking for Jesus. Up to this point in the film, Jesus has not yet appeared. The child says to one of the disciples, “I have never seen the sun or the flowers.” So the disciple leads the blind child to Jesus, and the child repeats his request. For a moment nothing happens. Then the child realizes something strange is happening – a new sensation, never before felt. He doesn’t know what to make of it. But then he cries out “I begin to see!” The scene changes, and we, the audience, begin to see what the child sees. At first, the screen is totally dark. Then a light and indistinct form begins to glow, a vague blob in the center of the screen. Little by little, it grows brighter, clearer, sharper. All at once it is revealed as the face of Jesus – the first thing the child has ever seen in his life. As I watched, I thought of the newest members of our parish, our converts. This was truly their story. They knew that there was something missing from their lives, something they had not yet clearly seen, and they reached out to the disciples of Jesus to lead them to Him. Their teachers, their sponsors, their relatives and friends who already had the Faith, led them to a place where a new Light could shine upon them. Week by week, as they prayed and learned together, this Light took shape and grew stronger. At last they recognized the face of Christ. At the Easter Vigil, the light of that face has shown upon them.

 

The glory of that holy night, and the splendor of all the Holy Week liturgies, was made all the more beautiful by the dulcet tones of our choirs and cantors, under the leadership of Amanda Walker and Bianca DeMaria. It is perhaps not generally known how hard church musicians have to work to prepare the liturgies of Holy Week, since every day has completely different musical requirements. We wish them a restful Easter Week.

 

I would also like to thank Deacon Roger for his untiring service and cheerful willingness to assist at every point in a crowded schedule. May all blessings be yours in this most blessed of weeks. He is risen! He is truly risen!

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Father Kevin F. Lutz

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From the cat at 684


All Lent I have been saying “meow.” Today I say it again, but I say “Meow. Alleluia.” I think that is what George Frederick Handel had in mind. Of course he did. I am a cat, and I know these things. As Fr. Lutz was giving the new Catholics their baptismal names, I thought it opportune to reveal one of my hidden names, hitherto sealed from the foundation of the world. It is: Left-hand Focus of the Great Ellipse. You’re Welcome. Raphael the Cat (He Who Stares into the Great Abyss)
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Love in the Ordinary
What is important is not great deeds, but to do everyday tasks with great love for God and neighbor

REMINDERS

 

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 www.cysc.com

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

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CRISTO REY COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL

Cristo Rey High School, the newest Catholic school in Columbus, is currently accepting applications for students who would like to join us next year for 9th or 10th grade. Cristo Rey is affordable for every family, and an innovative work-study program allows students to work at a professional job setting to lower the cost of their education. To join us for one of our weekly information nights call (614) 223-9261 x227.  For more information, visit www.CristoReyColumbus.org.

 

SEMINARIAN – BIKE TOUR

For the past 5 years, after the Seminarians finish school, they take their bikes and hit the road. About 15 Seminarians and several clergy ride their bikes through our Diocese to various schools and parishes to reach out to our youth speaking on living the life you are called to live. Everyone is called to a Vocation and the Seminarian's help the students become aware of this through sharing a piece of their story, interactive Q&A games such as Stump the Seminarian, and just being present for those tough questions such as What is a vocation?, How can I can tell if I have a Vocation?, Is a Vocation a job? and more. Visit our sponsors at www.seekholiness.com and www.catholic-foundation.org  to follow us as we travel to your parish or school. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and Instagram. For questions contact jnaporano@seekholiness.com

 

CORPUS CHRISTI GRADE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964…. will be celebrating their 50 year class reunion on Friday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at Plank's on Parson Ave. and Saturday, May 24th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi Church.  We are looking for classmates who attended between 1956 and 1964.  If you have not yet been contacted, please call either Joe Yurasek (513) 479-6126 or Denise (Haughn) Harris (614-235-4767)
for further information and reservations.

 

CHASING ICE an award winning documentary film, captures visual evidence of climate change through the use of time-lapse photography.  Chasing Ice is partnering with the diocesan Office for Social Concerns to inspire consciousness of climate change and care for God’s creation.  The visually stunning film is suitable for all ages.  Screenings are free and open to the public:  Wed., April 23, 7-9 p.m. at Martin DePorres Center, Columbus; Sat, April 26, 7-9 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, New Albany; and Thurs, May 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Center for Peace, Columbus.  For details, contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614-241-2540.

 

VILLAGE VALUABLES AND SAINT MARY SCHOOL Saint Mary School Table Rental Information:

When: Saturday, May 17, 2014. Where: school front lawn from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Table rental cost:  $25.00 first table; each additional table:  $20.00 Contact information: Talya Small-Horton, St. Mary School parent and volunteer at (614) 260-6788 or tlhorton2009@yahoo.com.                               

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