BAPTISMS FOR MAY
May 18 Hilbert family, son, Charles
May 18 Prodouz family, son, James
Sign-ups for the Saint Mary pictorial directory 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.
BAA 2014-15 CHRIST THE SURE FOUNDATION
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. There will be copies of Fathers letter to parishioner at the rear of the Church if you failed to get a copy last weekend.
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
SPECIAL COLLECTION: Catholic Communication Campaign next weekend, May 17-18. Please use your pre-printed envelopes or mark your donation accordingly.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Madeleine and Yeats McDonald John Lamotte Chris Hilles, open,
Abigail Gischel Joel Wichtman open, open Mary Wickham
Lulu Collins Rick Driscoll Bertha Hilsheimer, Carolyn Redwood, Nancy Bjorkman
Anna Lynch, open open Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly
Ben Weilbacher open Kim Anderson, open Frances Melton
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.
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
From the Pastors Desk .
In your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Thomas Walter, who was married at St. Mary's in the 1950s. I offered his funeral Mass at St. Ladislas on Wednesday. May he rest in peace.
A good number of donations have come in for the debt reduction and people have been writing "for debt reduction only" on them. Do not be afraid to do that. I will strictly apply any such gifts to debt reduction only, as you have requested. I really appreciate your openness to help me with this. I heard some very encouraging words last week after the appeal. Please consider a donation somewhere between $250 - $800. If all donated in that range, the debt would quickly go away. But I realize that, for many reasons, not all can do that. So, I ask those of you who can do that and more to hit this out of the park.
Last week, the students at the school did a beautiful May Crowning with Rosary in honor of the Blessed Mother. Today, Mothers' Day, let us not forget to honor our own mothers, who have sacrificed so much for us and to whom we owe the gift of life. If you are blessed to have your mother still in this world, honor her today --- and everyday! If she has already gone to God, remember her soul in prayer along with all the faithful departed.
Upcoming event: Biblio Benefit at St. Andrew's Church on May 16th from 7:00-10:00 p.m., featuring the luminescent Sister Chandelier. (see announcement below)
Are you going to the German Village Valuables Sale on May 17th Please do! And if you see anything that looks like it ever belonged to St. Mary or a Catholic church, please rescue it. Also, if you are a keen shopper, come see me after Mass for a special list of things the Jubilee Museum is looking for.
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin Lutz
FROM THE CAT AT 684 S. 3RD
Greetings to the human parishioners of St. Mary! I often overhear the pastor discussing his plans and goals. He frequently expresses his concerns regarding the parish debt. I hope this debt will soon be gone so we can start working on important projects. My personal idea is an immense scratching post to rival the tower. I am sure Father will not grant my request, but will probably want to do other things like fixing the archaic wiring in the church or repairing the sidewalk out front that is often confused with the craters of the moon.
Keeper of the Golden Mousetrap,
Raphael the Cat
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
J.O.I.N. BIBLIOBENEFIT .. is Friday, May 16, 2014 at
7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church, Nugent Hall, 1899 McCoy Road. The Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs annual fundraising event helps support their mission to provide for emergency material needs. Registration for the fundraiser is $50. Please send check payable to J.O.I.N. c/o Bibliobenefit, 578 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43215. For more information call (614) 241-2530.
GERMAN VILLAGE VALUABLES
Please keep in mind parking for 4:00 p.m. Mass may be a challenge next Saturday with GV Valuables Sale scheduled from 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be heavy. If youre in the area stop by and support our 8th graders at their concession stand on the school front lawn.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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 19-23 Right to Read Week
v May 22 7:00 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
DIOCESAN SENIOR CITIZENS DAY CELEBRATION
The 37th annual diocesan Senior Citizens Day Celebration is Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 E. North Broadway. Bishop Frederick F. Campbell will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Mass will be followed by a luncheon. Registration for the celebration is $10. This annual event is a great opportunity to meet with seniors from around the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. To register, please send a check payable to the Office for Social Concerns, Catholic Diocese of Columbus, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. For questions, call (614) 241-2540 or email at email@example.com. Registrations are requested by May 30.
SAINT MARY SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
Our 6th -7th and 8th graders will present The Flaming GrahamKrackers in the school gymnasium on Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 18th (check your bulletin next week for the time). The children and their instructors have been working very hard on this musical presentation. Please come and support these youngsters in this endeavor.