May 18 – Hilbert family, son, Charles
May 18 – Prodouz family, son, James
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
The Sunday production of “The Flaming GrahamKrackers” presented by our 6th -7th – and 8th graders is set for 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.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Juan Durano Lori Mitchell Carol Rees, Don Alexander
Evan Armstrong, open John Rees Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd Ginny Holleran
Natasha Mattox Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers
Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox Maureen Keebaugh Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecelia Reis Jacquelyn Carone
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
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 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
FROM THE OTHER
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,
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
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:
Family Night with the
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 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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Julie
(Alexander) Stein at 614-871-5770 and leave a message. Please contact by
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 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
A brief discussion with local prolife leaders will follow.