BAPTISMS FOR JULY
July 27 Stemen family, son, Clayton
July 27 Forcina family, daughter, Mae
The quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 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.
CHANGE IN SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE
Beginning Friday July 18th there will not be a Friday noon Mass at Saint Mary. The Friday Mass will resume on August 22nd with the start of the 2014-15 School year. Mass time will be at 8:00 a.m. Friday Mass intentions within that time frame will be rescheduled. Please contact the office for the rescheduled date.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 2-3, 2014 (1st 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. Dominic, Gabriel Mike McConahay Rose Albert, Miles Drake
and Aaron Lopresti Ann Graf Ginny Hensley, open Sandy Brown
9:00 A.M. Nate Gain Mark/Jillian Lehosit Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach
Open, open Brian Collins Don Metnes, Dave Smigelski, open Pat Smith
11:30 A.M. 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 Archangel (see the back of your Missal for a copy of this prayer)
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 repose of the soul of Julie Wagner-Rucker, whose grandson Vince was best-friends with Fr. P.J. Shelton. Her funeral was Thursday morning at St. Mary's. Please also pray for the repose of Ida Pinto, whose funeral I offered Friday at Holy Family, and Patricia Bauer, a graduate of old Rosary High School in the early 50s. Her funeral will be Monday in Pataskala.
Thank you all for your generosity toward the missionary priest who was here last week. We managed to collect $2,681 for the missions. Donations can still be sent in to the parish office where they will be forwarded.
I have reached the year 64 since my debut into this world. The only thing that comes to mind is the Beatles song When I'm Sixty-Four. Hoping that you will still love me and feed me, I offer my thanks for the kind messages, cards, prayers and gifts that came my way. Speaking of the advance of time, it is almost one year since I arrived at St. Mary's. I remember that weekend very well. It was August 3-4. I came directly from Father Pendolphi's rectory where I had stayed for about three weeks. It has been a good time. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. I'm not overly fond of changes. I'm still adjusting to New Coke and Vatican II. (Hit laugh track here). You have made me feel welcome from day one, and made it easy to not look back or have any regrets. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin F. Lutz
From the Cat at 684 South Third Street...
Hi everyone! It's Precious Kitty Love-Love, a.k.a. Frannie X. As many of you know, the parish festival is coming up soon. It's going to be as fun as batting a catnip mouse on a string, over and over again! I like it when it jumps on and off my back and I spin around and catch it with my front claws and then scratch it with my back claws! It just never seems to get old... Now, what was I saying? Oh yeah, the festival! It'll be fun too, like stalking millipedes, pouncing on them and then letting them crawl away a little bit, then pouncing on them again! I hope everyone comes to the festival this summer, and bring your friends! I look forward to seeing you all there...from the second story window in the room where I'll be locked with Raphael.
- Frannie X
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
2014 HOMECOMING NEWS
Volunteers are still needed .for the many tasks involved in making this event successful. If you have not signed up to help yet please consider donating 2-3 hours of your time to support our festival. Please visit the Saint Mary web site, www.stmarygv.com and select the link for festival volunteer sign-up or you can call the parish office.
White Elephant Donations you may drop your donation off at the parish office or the Rectory back porch. Please no clothing.
Raffle tickets .are available for parishioners at the rear of the Church after all the Masses. There are 2 books of six (6) tickets in each envelope. Please pick up your tickets buy a book, sell a book. If you need additional books or a supply of individual tickets please contact the parish office. Grand prize is $2500.00; 2nd prize is $500.00.
RETREAT FOR MARRIED COUPLES - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
The Second Annual Retreat for Married Couples will be held at St. Agatha in Upper Arlington. The retreat will feature Mass and a reflection by Bishop Campbell and presentations by Dr. Greg & Lisa Popcak. Registration began on July 1st. For more information, see the attached flyer posted on the bulletin board at the rear of Church or visit www.familylife.colsdioc.org.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Ask Anything and Catholic Trivia with Fr. Droll and Fr. Wagner! Thursday, August 14th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Christopher, 1420 Grandview Ave., in the cafeteria..Cost: $5 per person.
The main dish, adult beverages, pop and
water will be provided.
(Vegetarian option available). Please RSVP on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ColumbusTheologyOnTap/ Or via email: email@example.com
Let us know what side dish or dessert you will be bringing in the comment section of the Facebook invite or through email. We'll also be announcing some of our topics for the year. See you in August! Please bring your I.D. Ages 21-40 welcomed.
CATHOLIC YOUNG PROFESSIONSL MEETUP
The Catholic Foundation invites you to attend a free networking event for Catholic Young Professionals on August 21st. Well meet at Dempseys Restaurant from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and then head over to the free Gin Blossoms concert at the Columbus Commons at 7:00 p.m.! Light drinks and appetizers will be provided. Visit catholic-foundation.org for more information. Reservations are encouraged. Email Craig Heppner (CHeppner@catholic-foundation.org) or find our Catholic Young Professionals group on Meetup.com. We look forward to meeting you!
WEHRLE HIGH SCHOOL REUNION-CLASS OF 1969
The 1969 graduating class from Father Wehrle High school will gather at Planks on Parsons on August 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
SPECIAL COLLECTION-THE CHURCH IN LATIN AMERICA Next weekend has been designated as a special collection weekend for the Church in Latin America. Your support shares the faith with those in need, youth ministry programs and Seminarian education in Latin America and the Caribbean. Please use your pre-printed envelopes or mark your donation accordingly.
DISABLED IN NEED OF HOME REPAIR?
Service Saturday, sponsored by Catholic Social Services, will be held on October 11. Do you know of an older adult (60+) or a disabled individual living in Franklin County who needs help with a small home repair or special project? If so, please contact Peggy Sirbaugh in the CSS office, 614-857-1251 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, street address, zip code, phone number and project idea. Be sure you discuss the event with the individual before making the referral. Please call by Tuesday, September 2. We can accept a maximum of 30 worksites, so please dont delay! (We are unable to accept plumbing, electrical, and second-floor exterior projects.)
4-S CLUB GOLF OUTING is right around the corner. This annual event is scheduled for Aug. 17th at the Foxfire Golf Club. All proceeds from this event benefit tuition assistance for Saint Mary School. Brochures can be picked up at the rear of Church.
Quest for Sanctity
Confession is one of the greatest gifts Christ gave to His Church. The sacrament of penance offers you grace that is incomparable in your quest for sanctity.