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



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


MONDAY, August 11

            7:00 p.m.          The Castus Society – Atrium

            7:00 p.m.             Knights of Columbus – Specht                                                                                                          


TUESDAY, August 12

     5:30 p.m.               Tom Schultz   


WEDNESDAY, August 13 – Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention


THURSDAY, August 14 – Saint Maximilian Kolbe

      5:30 p.m.    Deceased members of the Gammell/Miller families        


FRIDAY, August 15 – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

        5:30 p.m.       Martha Goodwin                     


SATURDAY, August 16

       1:00 p.m.            Szerszen/Foli wedding

         3:00 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.       Virginia Verhoff 

         6:00 p.m.           Rodriguez/Fulmer wedding


 SUNDAY, August 17

     9:00 a.m.         William E. Hirn, Sr.  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

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

      3:00 p.m.         Polish Mass


“Sermon on the Amount” – August 2-3, 2014

Envelopes: $4037.00

Non- envelope donation: $1588.00

 ECO donations: $3027.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $8652.00

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, Jean Bryan

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 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.


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On behalf of Father Lutz, Mrs. Luna Alsharaiha, our principal, the parish and school staff and the entire St. Mary family we want to WELCOME HOME all our alumni and friends that will join us this weekend to celebrate the annual St. Mary Homecoming festival.

A special welcome to the Saint Mary High School class of 1949 as they gather for their 65th reunion.

May the Blessed Mother, our Patronness, always watch over and protect you and your family




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 16-17, 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.    Madeleine and Yeats McDonald                John Lamotte                                       Chris Hilles, open,  

                             Abigail Gischel                                         Joel Wichtman                                                open, open                                 Mary Wickham

9:00 A.M.         Lulu Collins                                       Rick Driscoll                Bertha Hilsheimer, Carolyn Redwood, Nancy Bjorkman

                              Open,  open                                                Jon Erikson              Frances Melton,  Mary Wickham, Sheila Naegele   Frances Melton   

11:30 A.M.     Anna Lynch, open                                     open                                     Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly

                              Ben Weilbacher                                       open                                          Kim Anderson, open                                     Frances Melton 


v                   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 17 – Knights of Columbus                                       Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren

From the Pastor’s Desk….…


Rest in peace, good shepherd of a loyal flock!.  St Mary laid to rest its fifth pastor, "Father Ralph" Huntzinger, last Tuesday in a funeral Mass offered by Bishop Campbell, assisted by Bishop Griffin, about 40 priests and about 20 permanent deacons.  The music was joyful and Father Rodenfels preached a fitting sermon.  (You can read it in the Catholic Times) or on line in the Times).  A luncheon was served to all the guests.  A special thank you to all who made every part of the funeral go so well.  No detail was neglected and Father Ralph's family was most grateful.  May he watch over and pray for the parish he loved so well.  Remember him in your prayers as well.  


In the early hours of August 6th, my niece Bridget gave birth to her third child, Gabriel Michael Hamilton, weighing in at 9 lbs. 12 oz.  Egad!  Blessing to the Bryan Hamilton family.  


The big news is the festival, Homecoming # 88.  In honor of the 88th, I will play the 88 (that is the piano on the lot, weather permitting, to raise money for the school.  Last year the festival marked my first day here at St. Mary. What a fast year.   It seems like the blink of an eye.  See you there.  


This week is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven.  The Vigil Mass will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, the 14th and 5:30 p.m. on the Feast - the 15th, Friday.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the cat at 684 South Third. . . .


There may be a reprieve.  You might actually see us at the rectory windows for the festival.  Such a huge event that the parish holds in our honor to express gratitude that we have deigned to abide here in the village.  Oh, you blessed souls.  As much as we, as cats, can thank you, we do. Now let the worship begin.  We are ready for your adulations. 


Reigning on high window sills, 

Raphael and Frannie X





AN EVENT SO BIG IT’S BEEN 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING...Celebrate 20 years of adult literacy work by attending the Dominican Learning Center Open House on Sunday, August 24th at 1111 E. Stewart Ave. from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Parking is available in the Corpus Christi Church parking lot.  All are welcome. 



There will be a 5:30 p.m. Mass on Friday, Aug.15th. This is a holy day of obligation. The Vigil Mass for The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.





RCIA - CATHOLIC INSTRUCTION SET TO BEGIN: Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  Are you curious about what Catholics believe and why? Are you considering joining a church? Are you a Catholic who has been away from the Church for a while? Were you baptized Catholic but never participated in the Sacrament of Confirmation? Then St. Mary would like to invite you to an informal information meeting and cookout. The cook-out is set for Wednesday, August 27th, at 6:30 p.m. on the back patio of the Rectory right next to the church. Instructional classes will be held each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 3rd. We look forward to seeing you at the cookout. Please contact St. Mary at 614.445.9668 or Mike (614-323-6175) or  Maureen (614-323-7293) Keebaugh for more information


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 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 don’t delay!   (We are unable to accept plumbing, electrical, and second-floor exterior projects.)



Andrew Mario Virgo and Summer Rochelle Crum

August 29, 2014

Steven Christopher Cuff and Belinda Maria Mills

August 30, 2014


RESCHEDULED: Calling all Catholic Young Professionals! The Catholic Foundation invites you to attend a free networking event for Catholic Young Professionals on August 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join us at the Foundation for BBQ, beverages and a little comic relief provided by Catholic comedian Rob Wahl. Visit for more information. Reservations are encouraged, email Craig Heppner ( or find our Catholic Young Professionals group on We look forward to meeting you!



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 fare option available).  Please RSVP on Facebook:   or via email: cbustheologyontap@gmail.cpm

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.



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