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.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
DeCarlo Benito, open Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
Michael Hatem Joe Giannetti
John LaMotte, open Amanda
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut
Open, open Marge Smigelski Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, Matt Stock Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli, Mike Hicks Pam Makowski, Jennifer Larsen
Sam Agra, Emily Relli Devin Russell Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle Suzi Foster
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
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastors Desk .
Divine Mercy Sunday was a great blessing. I heard confessions non-stop from to . 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
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 ( a week) and the treats! You humans do such good things with your Free Will.
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
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.
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!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
v School flower sale: flowers can be picked-up on Friday May 9th between - on Rectory front lawn.
v May 14th
Josephinum Seminarians will visit
v May 15-16
v May 19-23 Right to Read Week
v May 22 Sesquicentennial meeting - Atrium
v Quarterly Jordon Conference:
Family Night with the
FRIENDS OF J.O.I.N.
The 10th annual Joint Organizatuon
for Inner City Needs (JOIN) BiblioBenefit will be held on Fri., May 16, from 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,
BAA 2014-15 CHRIST THE SURE FOUNDATION
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.
ANNUAL JUBILEE OF ANNIVERSARIES MASS
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