BAPTISMS FOR JULY
August 3, Lovasz family, son Stephen
August 24, Moran family, daughter, Grace
August 31, Pesicka family, son, Hugo
The quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled
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
SPECIAL THANKS ..to the Knights of Saint John for their donation to our Saint Vincent de Paul fund.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
DeCarlo Benito, open Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
Michael Hatem Joe Giannetti
John LaMotte, open Amanda
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut
Open, open Marge Smigelski Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, Matt Stock Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli, Mike Hicks Jennifer Larsen, open
Sam Agra, Emily Relli Devin Russell Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle Suzi Foster
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
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastors 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 Viewing will continue until 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
There will be lunch provided in the school gymnasium
following Fathers funeral
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 at
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
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
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.
Parking restrictions .for the back parking lot will go into effect Tuesday evening at as preparations for the festival will begin. The lot will be closed from Tuesday evening thru Saturday night.
RETREAT FOR MARRIED COUPLES -
The Second Annual Retreat for Married Couples will be held at St.
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.