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SATURDAY, August 23

       1:00 p.m.            Kowalsky/Fuhrman wedding

         3:00 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.       Parishioners of Saint Mary        


 SUNDAY, August 24

     9:00 a.m.        Scott Joseph Phillips  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Deacon James Schlund  


MONDAY, August 25

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


TUESDAY, August 26

     5:30 p.m.          Rose Mason   

      7:00 p.m.               Jordan Conference - Atrium


WEDNESDAY, August 27 – Latin Mass – Saint Monica

     5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention

      6:30 p.m.                 RCIA Cookout - Atrium


THURSDAY, August 28 – Saint Augustine

      5:30 p.m.         Martha and Bill Goodwin                


FRIDAY, August 29 – The Passion of Saint John the Baptist

        8:00 a.m.       Father Richard Pendolphi     

         6:00 p.m.             Crum/Virgo wedding


SATURDAY, August 30

       1:00 p.m.            Mills/Cuff wedding

         3:00 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.       Danny Dauer          


 SUNDAY, August 31

     9:00 a.m.         Betty Alvert  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Parishioners of Saint Mary  




“Sermon on the Amount” – August 16-17, 2014

Envelopes: $3293.00

Non- envelope donation: $1796.00

 ECO donations: $1757.00 (weekly. bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6846.00

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


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. in the Atrium. 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 our new 9:00 a.m. traditional choir director, Bill Antoniak. Bill’s first weekend at Saint Mary will be September 7th. He has extended an invitation to everyone to come and meet him in the choir loft following the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Sept. 7. You are also welcome to contact him via email at or 614.580.097


HUNTZINGER FAMILY and SISTER NOREEN MALONE…..want to express their thanks to Father for his hospitality, to the choir for the beautiful music, to staff and parishioners for a delicious meal after the celebration of life following the funeral of Father Ralph Huntzinger


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 30-31, 2014 (5th 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.        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Suzi Foster

9:00 A.M.    

                                            Please see the 5th Sunday sign-up sheet at the rear of Church                         Frances Melton    

11:30 A.M.       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Frances Melton

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 Missile for a copy of this prayer)     


COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 31 – Cecilia and Michael Chambers                    Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman

From the Pastor’s Desk….…


Whoever stole July, bring it back!  School has started, but it seems all too soon.  Shakespeare said rightly, "Summer's lease hath all too short a date."  I haven't been on a roller coaster in about five years, but time is providing a roller coaster that has its own speed and turns.  The parish school is in many ways the heart of the parish.  From the first days in the life of this parish, almost 150 years ago, education began in earnest along with the worship of God in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To the parents, children and the staff of St. Mary, God bless you all and give you His Divine peace.  May it be a great school year.    


In your charity, please pray for the soul of Denise Litle (sister of Maureen Keebaugh) who died recently of cancer.  


There is a statue of Our Lady along the driveway between the church and the rectory.  It is the sesquicentennial statue that will eventually be part of a shrine to commemorate our 150th year. The plan is to set it on an outdoor altar for devotions and prayers. An appropriate plaque will be made.  Perhaps some paver stones with the names of benefactors and friends will surround it.  It's early in the game.  Ideas are welcome.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the cat at 684 South Third . . .


If the old saying is true, "Even a cat may look at a king," then I submit a corollary, "Even a Bishop can look at a cat."  And he did. Bishop Campbell came to St. Mary for the first day of school Schultute celebration last Wednesday to welcome the new first graders to school.  The Bishop stopped earlier in the rectory for some Earl Gray tea.  (That is his favorite - I note these things.) The bishop beheld my visage for the first time and inquired in a solemn tone, "Who is this?"  Fr. Lutz made the proper introductions and we admired each other’s black attire.  I sat and listened as the bishop talked about vocations.  Are you praying for vocations?  You need to.  I want a priest there when I die.  I hope you do, as well.  


I haven't received any cards or letters from the children recently.  Now that school is open again, I look forward to some letters.

Just send them to Raphael the Cat at St. Mary's address.    


Raphael the cat, the scholar with a collar





v  As is our tradition on 5th Sundays’ throughout the year we ask for your donations to support St. Vincent de Paul. This organization reaches out to meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling in these difficult economic times. Please be generous. Use your preprinted envelopes for your gift or note your contribution accordingly.

v  There is a signup sheet at the rear of Church for 5th Sunday liturgical ministers. We do not have a regular rotation for 5th Sundays and need help covering all 0f the weekend Masses. Thank you.


SESQUICENTENNIAL 2015: Pilgrimage to Rome - Information session on September 7th 

Please come and join us for an informational presentation on the Pilgrimage to Rome on Sunday September 7th, immediately after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in the school gymnasium, while coffee and doughnuts are being served.  



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!


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.)



Once again St Mary will be participating in the St. Vincent de Paul “Walk for the Poor” on September 20th at St Francis de Sales High School.  St Vincent de Paul members are asking for your help to reach our team goal of $5000.  All funds raised will go directly to St. Mary SVdP chapter assisting the underprivileged in our area of Columbus.  To pledge online, go to and select St. Mary Mother of God as the Team.  We are happy to have additional walkers with us as well, if you are so inclined, you may go to this same website and register as a walker.  For more information contact David Larsen at or call 614-506-0360



Featuring celebration of Mass and reflection by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell and presentations by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, hosts of More 2 Life Radio and authors of Parenting With Grace and A Marriage Made for Heaven: The Secrets of Heavenly Couplehood. The retreat will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at St. Agatha Church, Upper Arlington.  Cost is $75 per couple and includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch provided by Berwick Catering.  September 13th is just around the corner. Register now!  Go to or call



“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips; never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may more surely obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal” (St. Bernard).




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