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

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  


MONDAY, September 1

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


TUESDAY, September 2

     5:30 p.m.          Margaret Scanlon Grove   

      7:00 p.m.               Jordan Conference - Atrium


WEDNESDAY, September 3 – Latin Mass

                             Saint Gregory the Great

     5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention

      7:00 p.m.                 RCIA – 2nd floor Burkley Center


THURSDAY, September 4

      5:30 p.m.         Rose Mason     

      6:30 p.m.               Choir practice – 11:30 choir          



                             Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

        8:00 a.m.       Margaret Russell      



        9:00 a.m.       Latin Mass  -  Rose Mason     

         3:00 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.       Tom Schultz          


 SUNDAY, September 7

     9:00 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Mike Gammell  

        1:30 p.m.            Scout leaders – Specht Center



“Sermon on the Amount” – August 23-24, 2014

Envelopes: $3611.00

Non- envelope donation: $1646.00

 ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5502.00

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, Pat Dineen, Donna Whitaker, Rosemary Finn,

Frank Wickham, Jean Bryan, Rosanne Hanson


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 31, Pesicka family, son, Hugo


RCIA – 2014-15….The first session of RCIA will consist of an overview of the process for both Candidates and Sponsors. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith; has been away from the church; has not been confirmed; or if you would like to be a sponsor for someone this year, then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. All are welcome. For more information please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or 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


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.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 6-7 2014 (1st 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.         Dominic, Gabriel                               Mike McConahay                                  Rose Albert, Miles Drake

                             and Aaron Lopresti                                     Ann Graf                                               Ginny Hensley, open                       Sandy Brown            

9:00 A.M.                              Nate Gain                                             Mark/Jillian Lehosit                       Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach

                               Open, open                                            Brian Collins                                 Don Metnes, Dave Smigelski, open                 Pat Smith

11:30 A.M.     Anthony Bartholomew                            Kim Anderson                                        Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren

                            Andy Price, Sean Price                             Vince Relli                                                        Jaci Elston, David Bortz                      David Larsen

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: September 7 – Beth Nicola & family                         Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman

From the Pastor’s Desk….…


In mid-August, Bianca DeMaria (loveliest name I have ever heard after the Holy Names), our organist, completed three years at St. Mary and took a position at St. Cecelia on the west side.  Our new organist, beginning on September 1, is Bill Antoniak. Bill will cover the Saturday 4:00 and Sunday 9:00 Masses.  Those interested in singing in the 9:00 choir, please introduce yourself and join again. The balcony is open. 


Tim Lynch will be back at the seminary before you read this.  He spent a good bit of his summer in Spain walking the Camino.  It is a powerful experience to walk 500 miles to the shrine of St. James.  Many people seeking a closer encounter with God will make one of these historic pilgrimages.  Tim also spent part of his summer here assisting in the parish.  God reward him as he returns to his studies.  


This has been a busy week for sick calls, including one from a non-Catholic lady who wanted the Last Rites. You ask; you receive.  She had been baptized and spontaneously asked for a priest.  What are the odds that I got a call one block from the hospital as this was happening?  A nurse remembered my number and soon I was able to pray with her.  You don't need a priest to get into Heaven; you need Jesus.  But the blessing of a priest is very powerful gift at the last moment of life.  


Please pray for Karen Bauer (Mt Carmel), Frank Wickham, Roseann Hanson (Grant) and Nancy Baumann (Ross Heart Hospital).  All are making progress and are in need of your prayers.  


RCIA is about to start. If you know someone who wants to become Catholic, invite them to attend.  If you are a Catholic and need a refresher course, come and join the gang each Wednesday evening in the Burkley Center.  


The Lord be with you!

Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the cat at 684 South Third . . .


How are you all?  I have been busy helping the last seminarian get out the door.  I have to be nice to these guys.  One of them could come back in the future as the next pastor.  Don't make enemies, I always say.  They are good but they do not understand my language as well as Father Lutz does, but then I have had years to train him.


There is a wise oak out back.  I was looking at it after looking at the picture of Msgr. Burkley in the rectory.  I understand they were friends and grew up here together.  As I have studied the history of St. Mary (I, too, am getting ready for the sesquicentennial), I have a great awareness of old things (no, I am not making a joke about Father Lutz), just an observation of how important is the faith that has been handed on.  It's not just an anniversary.  It's the handing on of your Catholic mind and memory.  The old oak and I are new friends.  I will share with you the wisdom of the oak in future columns.


Raphael the Cat, respecter of trees (unlike dogs)






Caleb Bryant Smith and Katherine Daeman Hanson

September 20, 2014





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



Join the Diocesan Recreation Association for Catholic Family Night with the Columbus Crew on Sat., Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.  Catch great soccer action and $1 Brat Night presented by Bob Evans!  Upper sideline seats are available for $18; tickets are limited and subject to availability. Deadline to order tickets is Fri., Sept. 12, at 5 p.m.  For ticket information, contact Colleen Kennedy at; for other questions, visit the Association's website at or contact Marty Raines at 614-241-2580.



This session of the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club will feature a presentation on "Evangelization in the Workplace" by Mr. Marc Hawk.  Join us Friday, September 5th at St. Patrick Church, Downtown Columbus. Holy Mass celebrated at 11:45 a.m., followed by lunch and the speaker until 1:00 pm. No reservations necessary. $10 covers the lunch and meeting. Bring a friend!


Join Catholic Social Services on Service Saturday, October 11 to help older and disabled Franklin County residents in need of help with a small home repair, painting, yard work or special project. (Interested volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult).  Please contact Peggy Sirbaugh in the CSS office at psirbaugh@colscss.orgg no later than Friday, September 26. The impact of past volunteer efforts has been remarkable!  Volunteers interested in pre-event activities (site assessments, set-up, etc.) are also encouraged to contact CSS.



Do you have a Will? Wills do not cause death! Don’t be afraid to write one. Sign it, date it and ask two people to witness it. Consult a lawyer. Otherwise some strange distant relative will auction your treasures on eBay.

Consider remembering Saint Mary in your will as well.


HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS…the parish office will be closed on Monday, September 1st for the Labor Day Holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2nd.



Heavenly Father, we might be shocked if your Son came back today and attracted people who live differently from the way we live. Give me the grace to be accepting of all whom you have created in love. Help me to love the way Jesus loves so I can treat people with love and kindness. I ask this in Jesus's name. Amen.-from Stories of Jesus



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