THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

SATURDAY, May 17

         3:00 p.m.          Confession

        4:00 p.m.      Hilsheimer/Grosh families  

 

 SUNDAY, May 18

     9:00 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary

                             Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.       Robert A. Thurn     

      3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass

 

MONDAY, May 19

                              No Mass  

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

        7:00 p.m.              Wedding Music workshop - Church

         

TUESDAY, May 20 – Saint Bernadine of Siena

     5:30 p.m.         Betty Albert     

      6:30 p.m.                Choir practice

                              

WEDNESDAY, May 21 – Latin Mass

Saint Christopher Magallanes and Companions

                           5:30 p.m. Celebrant Intention   

                                           

THURSDAY, May 22– Saint Rita of Cascia

      5:30 p.m.        Paul Thurn   

            

FRIDAY, May 23

        8:15 a.m.      Frances Grispino    

        4:30 p.m.           Helms/Teramana wedding                     

       

SATURDAY, May 24

         1:00 p.m.          Dillon/Honnold wedding

         3:00 p.m.          Confession

        4:00 p.m.     Tom Schultz  

 

 SUNDAY, May 25

     9:00 a.m.        Evilith Ann Roehrenbeck Kessler  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

     11:30 a.m.      Parishioners of Saint Mary

 

“Sermon on the Amount” – May 10-11, 2014

Envelopes: $3566.00

Non- envelope donation: $1864.00

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

Total offering: $6162.00

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, 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, Rosemary Finn

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call the parish office. 

 

BAPTISMS FOR MAY

May 18 – Hilbert family, son, Charles

May 18 – Prodouz family, son, James

 

PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES

Sign-ups for the Saint Mary pictorial directory will continue to be offered after each of the Masses this weekend. 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 great news is that we have surpassed this goal. So please keep in mind all pledges received from this point on come back to Saint Mary 100%. If you haven’t made your pledge yet please prayerfully consider doing so.  Pledge envelopes can be found at the rear of Church.  

 

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES MEMORIAL DAY SCHEDULE….Weekend office hours: Saturday May 24, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday May 25, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Monday May 26, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Military Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph and Holy Cross and 11:30 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorial Day Masses at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph, Mt. Calvary and Holy Cross and 1:00 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery.

 

SAINT MARY SCHOOL – SPRING CONCERT

The Sunday production of “The Flaming GrahamKrackers” presented by our 6th -7th – and 8th graders is set for 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The children and their instructors have been working very hard on this musical presentation. Please come and support these youngsters in this endeavor.


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for May 24-25, 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  

Ř       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 25 Kathleen Haytas & Rosie Suclescy                     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….

 

In your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Martha Goodwin, life-long Saint Mary parishioner. Her funeral will be Monday at 10:00 a.m.  May she rest in peace.

 

Thought provoking words:

Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sarah was impatient, Elijah was depressed, Moses stuttered,  Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead….

God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the CALLED!!

 

We have exceeded our parish goal in the first two weeks of the BAA campaign. 100% of all pledges will go toward debt reduction with the expressed desire of paying this debt off completely. Once we are free of this debt I will not incur a debt ever. This is a promising start. Let’s make it happen!!

 

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Father Kevin Lutz

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FROM THE OTHER CAT AT 684 S. 3RD ST.

 

Hi, everybody!  I’m the new cat at the rectory.  My name is Frannie X, but to my friends, it’s Precious Kitty Love-Love.  I’m sorry I took so long before writing you all a letter.  I was a little nervous about approaching Fr. Lutz at first.  You see, Raphael and I have been living together for several cat-years but we were never married in the Church.  Actually, we never married: period.  I’m not even baptized, and noticed that he hasn’t been going to Communion.  The thought of going to talk to Fr. Lutz was like, “where do I even start?!” 

 

I have to say, my fears were misplaced!  Fr. Lutz was so kind and helpful when I went to talk to him.  He taught me all about the beautiful Catholic teaching on marriage and is helping us get everything straightened out.  I would encourage any couple who might find themselves in a similar situation to go and talk to Fr. Lutz.  He’s not so scary!  He did encourage me to start attending the Wednesday night adult catechism courses so I can learn more about the Faith.  But it actually does not matter that I’m not baptized because the Church doesn’t baptize cats anyway!  Now that we got everything straightened out, there is also no longer anything stopping Raphael from going to Communion, except that he’s a cat.  What a relief!  I wish we had talked to Fr. Lutz about this cat-years ago!

 

Love and pitter-pat Kisses,

 

Frannie X  

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES  

    BANNS of MARRIAGE

Christopher Bailey and Megan Batanian

June 7, 2014

Russell Ridgeway and Erin Jones

June 7, 2014 @ Saint Leo

Heralds of the Gospel
We are all invited to walk the streets of the world with our brothers and sisters, proclaiming and witnessing to our faith in Christ and making ourselves heralds of his Gospel. –Pope Francis

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

v  May 19-23 – Right to Read Week

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 ann@stmarygv.com 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 socmailbox@colsdioc.org.  Registrations are requested by May 30.

 

WEHRLE CLASS OF 1974

The class reunion team is looking for you, as plans are underway for our 40th class reunion.  We need contact information for you or for any of our classmates that you may know.  Please contact Valerie (DiCarolis) Carey at valcarey1@aol.com, or call Julie (Alexander) Stein at 614-871-5770 and leave a message.  Please  contact by June 14, 2014 so the reunion information can be forwarded to you.

 

SAINT MARY PRESCHOOL - NOW ENROLLING! 

Enrollment for part-time and full-time preschool and pre-kindergarten programs is now under way. Our students may be little in size, but we offer them a big curriculum. Saint Mary's educational itinerary fulfills their unique needs and prepares them for kindergarten and beyond. For more information check the back of church for flyers and applications or visit stmaryschoolgv.com  

 

unPLANNED – THE MOVIE

Join the St. Mary Respect Life Committee and Knights of Columbus Council #5429  on Thurs., May 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium for a showing of the movie unPLANNED: The Abby Johnson Story.  The 45-minute documentary shares the story of Abby Johnson, a young woman from Texas who quickly rose in the ranks as Volunteer, then Counselor, and finally Director of a Texas Planned Parenthood.  Abby grew increasingly uncomfortable with an organization she had joined out of her desire to help women. Her love for her patients, her coworkers, and even her lifestyle kept her in the industry.  That all changed the day that she was asked to assist with an abortion.  What happened next had her walking away from her job, converting to the Catholic faith, and made her a household name in the protection of the unborn. Abby will be in Columbus on Monday, June 7th as the keynote speaker for a dinner to benefit the work of Greater Columbus Right to Life.  Tickets to the dinner are complimentary (there will be an opportunity to make a donation to the group following dinner).  Register to attend today online at www.gcrtl.org or join the St. Mary table by emailing Patty Collins at franetal@aol.com or by calling Mike Keebaugh at 614-323-6715.

A brief discussion with local prolife leaders will follow.

 

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