BAPTISMS FOR JULY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or email@example.com
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
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)
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastors 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
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)
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
again St Mary will be participating in the St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the
Poor on September 20th at
St Francis de
CATHOLIC FAMILY NIGHT AT CREW STADIUM
Join the Diocesan Recreation Association for Catholic
Family Night with the
CATHOLIC MEN'S LUNCHEON CLUB
This session of the Catholic Mens 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!
NEIGHBOR. LEND A
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
Do you have a Will? Wills do not cause death! Dont 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.