Click to see 140522StM20.jpg THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH



          9:00 a.m.          Michael Kitson     - Latin Mass

          1:30 p.m.             Hickman/Fleming wedding

         3:00 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.       Ed Modic  


 SUNDAY, August 3

     9:00 a.m.        Larry Badurina  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.         Parishioners of St. Mary 


MONDAY, August 4 – Saint John Vianney

       2:00 p.m.         Father Ralph Huntzinger Wake

        7:00 p.m.                The Castus Society – Atrium (Cancelled)                                                                                                  


TUESDAY, August 5

      11:00 a.m.         Father Ralph Huntzinger funeral

     5:30 p.m.               Bill Green    


WEDNESDAY, August 6 – Latin Mass

                             The Transfiguration of the Lord

     5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention


THURSDAY, August 7

      5:30 p.m.         Betty Albert       


FRIDAY, August 8– Saint Dominic

        Noon                  No Mass     


SATURDAY, August 9

         3:00 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.       Father Richard Pendolphi  


 SUNDAY, August 10

     9:00 a.m.         Rose Mason  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

    11:30 a.m.         Parishioners of St. Mary


“Sermon on the Amount” – July 26-27, 2014

Envelopes: $3553.00

Non- envelope donation: $1532.00

 ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5330.00

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,

Wes Kingery, Stuart Sinn, Pat Dineen, Donna Whitaker,

Rosemary Finn, Frank Wickham

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



August 3, Lovasz family, son Stephen

August 24, Moran family, daughter, Grace

August 31, Pesicka family, son, Hugo



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 to confirm your attendance.



Daniel Todd Fuhrman and

Jennifer Marie Kowalsky

August 23, 2014


SISTER REGINA SNYDER, OSF…celebrated 50 years of Religious Profession on August 2nd at Saint Catherine Catholic Church with a special Mass in her honor. Sister served as principal of Saint Mary School during the years of 2006-2011. Our prayers and our congratulations go out to her.


SPECIAL THANKS… the Knights of Saint John for their donation to our Saint Vincent de Paul fund. 




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 9-10, 2014 (2nd 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.        DeCarlo Benito, open                                  Sherrie Hayes                                      Lori and Dave Mitchell

                               Michael Hatem                                        Joe Giannetti                                          John LaMotte, open                     Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.      Anthony Metnes                                          Don Metnes                      Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut

                               Open, open                                           Marge Smigelski                   Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, Matt Stock     Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.         Vince Relli,                                          Mike Hicks                                         Jennifer Larsen, open

                       Sam Agra, Emily Relli                                  Devin Russell                                         Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle                 Suzi Foster

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)                  

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 10 – Mark and Sandra Grosko                                                      Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman

From the Pastor’s Desk….…



"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him."  For 15 of his 64 years as a priest, Father Ralph Huntzinger served St. Mary and is still a bright memory in the lives of many who worship here.  Father died last Wednesday, July 30th, having served in countless ministries over those decades.  He was ordained when I was five months old in my mother's womb.  His service as a priest encompasses my entire life, and then some.  Father was very involved with the seminary, priestly formation and spiritual direction.  Father's mortal remains will be brought to the church on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  Viewing will continue until 7:00 p.m. when Deacon Roger Minner will lead a Prayer Vigil for his soul.  Viewing will resume around 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial offered by Bishop Campbell Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Priests' section of St. Joseph Cemetery.  


We will never know the impact of the life of anyone, and especially a priest, until we all arrive at the Final Judgement.  I am sure there will be a good crowd who will thank God for the life of Father Ralph:  for the countless souls he baptized, heard the confessions of, gave communion to, and united in Matrimony.  Even that list can't grasp his help to the poor and his spiritual direction for many good people.  His last words, spoken very slowly to Sister Noreen, were repeated three times, "Thank you!"  I am sure those words had thousands of intended recipients:  those who attended him at the end, especially Sister Noreen, as well as the thousands of people to whom he ministered, and who ministered to him.  I'd like to think that those words were also addressed to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  He was united from the day of his baptism to the Trinity, but most perfectly on the day of his priestly ordination, March 18, 1950.  Now the earthly journey is ended.  May God who created him, recreated him and who made him a priest forever, grant him a prophet's reward.  I hope that he will pray before the throne of God for this church he loved so well. Requiescat in pace.  


There will be lunch provided in the school gymnasium following Father’s funeral Mass.


Please pray also for Matt Felice, only in his 40s who also died this week.  Matt's mother and many devoted souls kept vigil with him. Ask Our Lord to give peace to their grieving souls to lose one so young.  His funeral:  Saturday, August 1, at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church celebrated by Father Black.  


The St. Mary Homecoming festival will be next Friday and Saturday.  Father Ralph attended at least 15 of them, probably more.  I know Father loved a good party.  See you there and let's share some of the memories of St. Mary's fifth pastor.  


Welcome to special guests this weekend:  the Seniors of Bishop Hartley High, Class of 1979, are celebrating their 35th reunion. Every weekend there seems to be another reunion.  What a blessing to welcome you all!  


On August 3rd I will have been here one year!  Time has passed very quickly.  It has been a good year.  I thank you for your kindness.  You are in my prayers; I hope I am in yours, as well.  


The Lord be with you!


Father Kevin Lutz

St. Mary's 10th pastor







From the Cat at 684 South Third Street . . .


I am looking forward to the annual festival like the annual trip to the vet.  I get shut in my room, so that I don't escape from the rectory.  If you wish to see me, you'll have to talk to Father. Otherwise look for the upstairs window on the south side with the double window fan.  I'll be there with Frannie X.  Oh, the indignity of a window fan, as if we were anything less than the most fragrant roses in the garden.  


Raphael the Cat

Suffering for the Common Good





The St. Francis Center, located in McArthur, Ohio, in the Southeastern part of our Diocese, serves our brothers and sisters with most basic needs of food and clothing.  St. Francis Center’s food supply is dwindling.  The center is asking for any assistance individuals and parishes are able to give.  Items of most need include: pasta, pasta sauce and non-perishable side dish items like potatoes, rice and stuffing.  Financial donations are also accepted to purchase food.  Please contact Lisa Keita at 740-596-5820 or at  Email is the best way to reach Lisa.  St. Francis Center is located at 108 W. Mill Street, McArthur, Ohio  45651.  God Bless you and thank you for helping to serve our neighbors in need.



     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, 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.

     Parking restrictions….for the back parking lot will go into effect Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. as preparations for the festival will begin. The lot will be closed from Tuesday evening thru Saturday night.



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


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.


FUNERAL CHOIR…..if you would like to be part of the funeral choir for Father Huntzinger please see Amanda Walker or call the parish office.



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