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

       11:00 a.m.     First Communion Mass

         3:00 p.m.          Confessioin

        4:00 p.m.      Deceased of the Gammell/Miller families   


 SUNDAY, May 4

     9:00 a.m.        Patrick Thomas   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.       Parishioners of Saint Mary



                              No Mass  

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



     5:30 p.m.        Deceased of the Schneider/Gehring families 

      6:30 p.m.                Choir practice


WEDNESDAY, May 7 – Latin Mass

                           5:30 p.m.           Celebrant Intention   

       6:30 p.m.            RCIA - Atrium          



      5:30 p.m.        The Poor Souls   



        8:15 a.m.      Betty Albert    

        5:30 p.m.           Kelley/Kehres wedding



         3:00 p.m.          Confessioin

        4:00 p.m.      Frances Grispino  


 SUNDAY, May 11

     9:00 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary

                             Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.       Clara M. Michael     


“Sermon on the Amount” – April 26-27, 2014

Envelopes: $3799.00

Non- envelope donation: $2115.00

 ECO donations: $732.00 (weekly, bi-weekly)

Total offering: $6646 .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, Willbert Neal, Ruth Neal 

At Home: Charles Walker, Dora Malyk, Mary Gerlach

Rita Malyk McCreary, Reilly Gall, Sharon Kirby, Francis Bobo, Joanne Elgin, Philip Conci, Mary Sailor, Heidi Wooley,

Larry Badurina, Wes Kingery, Jim Sauer, Dave Mitchell, Stuart Sinn, Pat Dineen, Donna Whitaker, Chuck Bryan

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…will wrap up this week with the annual year end cookout and Confessions for the newly baptized.  We want to extend our appreciation to Mike and Maureen Keebaugh for all their efforts throughout the 2013-14 RCIA year.



May 3 – McCale family, son, Andrew

May 3 – Durchholz family, daughter, Samantha

May 4 – Williams family, son, Dezi

May 18 – Hilbert family, son, Charles

May 18 – Prodouz family, son, James



Sign up for the Saint Mary pictorial directories will take place after each of the Masses this weekend. There will someone at the rear of the Church after each Mass to assist you.  Please take a moment and schedule your appointment for our Sesquicentennial edition of the Saint Mary directory. This edition will become a special keepsake for many.

Pictures will be taken over a 4-day period, June 18-21.



If you failed to receiver a Canonization medal last weekend honoring Popes John XXIII and John Paul II you can pick yours up after Mass. Father has blessed these medals.


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

Saturday, May 17, 2014 on the 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                               




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for May 10-11, 2014 (2nd 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.        DeCarlo Benito, open                                  Sherrie Hayes                                      Lori and Dave Mitchell

                               Michael Hatem                                        Joe Giannetti                                          John LaMotte, open                     Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.      Anthony Metnes                                          Don Metnes                      Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut

                               Open, open                                           Marge Smigelski                   Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, Matt Stock     Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.         Vince Relli,                                          Mike Hicks                                    Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larsen

                       Sam Agra, Emily Relli                                  Devin Russell                                         Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle                 Suzi Foster

Ψ                    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: May 11 – Knights of Columbus                              Pray for our men and women in uniform

Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman

From the Pastor’s Desk….…


Divine Mercy Sunday was a great blessing.  I heard confessions non-stop from 3:00 to 5:30.  God be praised.  The other priests there were absolving even longer.  If you did not notice, there are medals of the two newly-canonized popes available for the taking.  No charge.  Just pray.


By the time you read this our First Communion Class will have received their Divine Guest, Jesus Christ, in this Most Blessed Sacrament.  What could God hold back, if He gave us His Son?   Fall in love once again with Christ in Holy Communion.  


This weekend is the Bishop's Annual Appeal.  Please see my separate letter and give an ear to my request for your help. There is an old debt hanging around here that goes back many years.  I didn't incur it, but I'm determined to make it go away.  The amount of the debt is $422,000.  Ouch!  I don't usually discuss my personal finances, but I am pledging $2,000 to the BAA to make this go away.  That's not said for a pat on the back.  I learned many years ago that debt is almost like slavery.  Look at the Hebrew Children in Egypt.  I want to see the entire parish go into the 150th year with no debt at all. Open your wallets and release the prisoners.  


The Lord be with you!


Father Kevin Lutz





From the cat at 684 South Third . . .


Spring!  Sunshine!  Have you thanked God for these things?  I know that you wish you could wake up and also thank God for making you a cat, but you must not complain.  Just be a good human and keep His commandments.  


Please help with the BAA.  I personally will not eat shrimp until it is paid off.  Even cats know how to sacrifice.  


Raphael the Cat and Vigilant Protector of All Within the Sound of the Bells of St. Mary's


PS.  Thanks for the letters (three to five a week) and the treats!  You humans do such good things with your Free Will.





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.


Go Through Mary
There is nothing that matters more to a mother's heart than having her children get along! If you want a stronger connection to Jesus, go through Mary. She never gets tired of interceding, and he cannot deny her!



v  School flower sale: flowers can be picked-up on Friday May 9th between 2:00- 6:00 p.m. on Rectory front lawn.

v  German Village Street cleaning: May 13 (west side); May 14 (east side). 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. NO 3rd Street parking.

v  May 14th Josephinum Seminarians will visit St. Mary School on their Seminarian Bike tour.

v  May 15-16 – St. Mary School spring musical

v  May 19-23 – Right to Read Week

v  May 22 – Sesquicentennial meeting - Atrium

v  Quarterly Jordon Conference: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium for parents who wish to have a child baptized. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at to confirm your attendance

v  Catholic Family Night with the Columbus Clippers on Thursday, May 29, 2014. $15.00 family pass offer provides bleacher or lawn seating for two adults and up to four youth age 18 & younger! Or for $25.00, receive a reserved Family Pass!

v  August 8-9, 2014 the 88th annual Homecoming festival. Plans are under way. If you would like to help plan contact Chris Davis at 445-9668.



The 10th annual Joint Organizatuon for Inner City Needs (JOIN) BiblioBenefit will be held on Fri., May 16, from 7:00–10:00 p.m. at Nugent Hall, St. Andrew Church. Proceeds from the benefit, which features dinner, live entertainment, and auction packages, provide vital funds to aid the poor through assistance for emergency needs. Tickets are $50. Send your check made to JOIN BiblioBenefit, to JOIN, c/o Ruth Beckman, 578 East Main St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215. See you there!



This weekend kicks off the annual BAA campaign. Our St. Mary goal for this campaign is $49,924.77; the Diocesan goal is $6,100,000.00. You will find pledge envelopes in all the pews. Please prayerfully consider your pledge. As always all monies pledged beyond our goal return to us.


           BANNS of MARRIAGE

Joseph Helms and Amanda Teramana

May 23, 2014

Jeffrey Dillon and Erin Honnold

May 24, 2014

Jonathan Hentz and Kaitlin Key

May 24, 2014 – Saint Leo




Attention all married couples celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th Anniversary and every year thereafter: The Annual Jubilee of Anniversaries Mass will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 10700 Liberty Road, Powell, at 3:00 p.m.  Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell followed by an informal reception in your honor.  Registration forms are available from the parish office or you may call the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614-241-2560 to register A registration form may also be downloaded at http://familylife.colsdioc.orgReservations for you and guests are necessary and must be received by Friday, June 13, 2014.


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