BAPTISMS FOR JULY
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 in the Atrium. Instructional classes will be held each Wednesday at 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
WELCOME....to our new traditional choir director, Bill Antoniak. Bills 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 Mass on Sunday, Sept. 7. You are also welcome to contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Please see the 5th Sunday sign-up sheet at the rear of Church 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
Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastors 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
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 others 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
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
AUG. 30-31: 5th
SUNDAY-SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
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
Please come and join us for an informational
presentation on the Pilgrimage to
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 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!
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
again St Mary will be participating in the St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the
Poor on September 20th at
St Francis de
FOR BETTER FOREVER: SATURDAY, SEPT. 13th
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 at St. Agatha Church,