BAPTISMS FOR JUNE
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
v The 9th annual 4-S Club Golf outing is set for Aug.17th.
2014 HOMECOMING NEWS
v If you are interested in advertising in our new Banner program venture promoting your business please pick up a flyer at the rear of Church. Your banner will hang throughout the festival weekend.
v Volunteers are needed. Please visit the Saint Mary web site, www.stmarygv.com and select the link for festival volunteer sign-up.
The parish office will
close at on July
3rd and will remain closed until Monday, July 7th. We
wish you a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Please note: there will be no Mass on Friday, July 4th
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Dominic, Gabriel Mike McConahay Rose Albert, Miles Drake
and Aaron Lopresti Ann Graf Ginny Hensley, open Sandy Brown
Nate Gain Mark/Jillian Lehosit Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach
Open, open Brian Collins Don Metnes, Dave Smigelski, open Pat Smith
Anthony Bartholomew Kim Anderson Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren
Andy Price, Sean Price Vince Relli Jaci Elston, David Bortz David Larsen
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
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastors Desk .
In your charity please pray for the souls of the following who have
died: Sister Corinne Halsema, O.S.F., former Mother General of the Sisters of Saint
Francis of Penance and Christian Charity and Rita May Seiler, former teacher
and principal in the Diocese and benefactor of the
This weekend is the Art and Antique Appraisal Fair at the
Its been hard to put the brakes on. June is almost over and I hardly recall it beginning. Enjoy the summer.
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin F. Lutz
From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .
A little girl in the church wrote me a letter, but I cant find it. She is very cute. I saw from my window as she gave the letter to Father. If I had opposable thumbs (you may need to look up the meaning of this), I could look more easily. I will do my best with this design flaw to find the letter and answer it next week. Be good, Cutie.
Raphael the Cat, Charmer of Sweet Little Girls
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM IS JUNE 21 - JULY 4
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is promoting a third Fortnight for Freedom, a two week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty. The fortnight will take place from June 21 (the vigil of the feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher) to July 4 (Independence Day). The 2014 theme is, Freedom to Serve, emphasizing the link between religious liberty and service to the poor and vulnerable. For the latest updates, prayer resources, educational materials, and action alerts, visit www.fortnight4freedom.org.
IRISH MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Shamrock Club of Columbus will host an upcoming Irish Music Festival on Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th. The details may be obtained by calling the Club at 614-491-4449 or by visiting our website at Shamrockclubofcolumbus.org
A NOTE FROM FRANK WICKHAM
Thanks to everyone for the prayers, cards and flower arrangements following my accident on May 29. Surgery was performed on Friday June 13 and was successful. It will take two to three months for my leg to recover and Im back on my feet.
The Columbus Commanderies 97 and 98, Knights of Saint John, will host
the International Supreme Convention in
PARISH DIRECTORY IT IS STILL NO
Did you want to get your picture taken, and just could not get there because of circumstances? We want your picture to be in the new parish directory. We are still accepting photographs to be included in the directory. Please send a digital photograph to our Webmaster, email@example.com, or a regular photograph can be submitted to the parish office. The photo cannot be a copyright photo, such as a photo from Olan Mills photo studio. Along with the photograph, please submit the names of the people in your photograph, your address, your phone number and your email address. This information will be used in the directory.
Everyone who submits their photo, will receive a free directory. The last day to
submit photos will be
A MESSAGE FROM FATHER PAUL SHELTON
Dear Fr. Lutz and the parishioners and friends of St. Mary Church. I
dont know if I can come up with the words to thank you for celebrating my Mass
of Thanksgiving with me. The whole thing
overwhelmed me, from the Knights of Columbus to the wonderful banquet following
the service. As I spoke in my sermon St.
Mary has always played a very important part in my life and that of my family. I believe my Grandmother and Grandfather were
married in St. Mary Church. My uncle
John graduated from St. Mary high school where my Grandmother was the school
secretary. My Mother and all of her
brothers and sisters attended and graduated from St. Mary grade school. My Mother cleaned the latch key school to
help pay our tuition when my brother, Ronnie and I went to St. Mary. We helped her with that. Mom was once president of St. Mary
Your kindness and joy in helping me celebrate this momentous and humbling occasion in my life has not only meant the world to me, but to my brother and Mother as well. It was as if we had come full circle. I wish I was more eloquent in my words, but the best I can do is thank you and love & pray for all of you. St. Mary will always be home to me and my family.
Your friend in Christ, Fr. Paul Shelton
Trust In Jesus
The next time youre in defeat or in despair, remember that your trust is in Jesus. Where others failed, He has succeeded.