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


        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


MONDAY, September 8

                              Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

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


TUESDAY, September 9 – Saint Peter Claver

       8:00 a.m.         Latin Mass – Michael Swiger  

     5:30 p.m.          Intentions of the Holy Father


WEDNESDAY, September 10 – Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention

      7:00 p.m.                 RCIA

      7:00 p.m.                 Choir practice – 9:00 choir


THURSDAY, September 11

      5:30 p.m.         Father Richard Pendolphi     

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


FRIDAY, September 12

        8:00 a.m.       Dian Thibaut      


SATURDAY, September 13 

         3:00 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.       Daniel Sauer          


 SUNDAY, September 14

     9:00 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

      11:30 a.m.       Carone family – living and deceased  


“Sermon on the Amount” – August 30-31, 2014

Envelopes: $2727.00

Non- envelope donation: $1117.00

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

Total offering: $6871.00

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. 



Sept. 7 – Herrera-Jenkins family, daughter, Carmen


RCIA – 2014-15….The RCIA topic this week will be Call to Conversion. 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



Beginning this week there will be two (2) Masses celebrated on Tuesday. There will be a Latin Mass at 8:00 a.m. and an English Mass at 5:30 p.m. Father Lutz will celebrate the Latin Mass and Father Sylvester will celebrate the evening Mass. All other daily and weekend Masses remain the same.



Your generous donations resulted in a total contribution of $1370.96 toward supporting families and individuals within our own community.


SPECIAL COLLECTION – September 13-14

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has requested that a second collection be taken for the people and Church of the Middle East.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 13-14 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.        DeCarlo Benito, open                                  Sherrie Hayes                                      Lori and Dave Mitchell

                               Michael Hatem                                        Joe Giannetti                                          John LaMotte, open                     Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.      Anthony Metnes                                          Don Metnes                      Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut

                               Open, open                                           Marge Smigelski                   Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, Matt Stock     Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.         Vince Relli,                                          Mike Hicks                                         Jennifer Larsen, open

                       Sam Agra, Emily Relli                                  Devin Russell                                         Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle                 Suzi Foster

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 14 – Dave and Marge Smigelski                                          Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman

From the Pastor’s Desk….…


Happy September!  By and large an agreeable month.  There's a seven hidden in there (Latin septem = 7), from the days when the calendar was calculated differently.  The months that follow show that ancient Roman/Latin influence (octo, novem and decem) finishing out the year. There's the ancient history lesson.  The modern one is the memory of 9/11 and the awareness that we live in perilous times.  Pray the rosary for peace.  I was just given a rosary and holy water from Fatima.  Don't underestimate the power of prayer.  


It's not too late to get into the RCIA program.  If you are interested or know someone who is, call the office or just show up on Wednesday evening at seven in the atrium.  If you are ever challenged and need a simple book that will give you quick and clear answers to questions about the hard issues (Mary, the pope, the Eucharist, the inquisition, etc.), call Ann in the office and ask for a free copy of "To Tell You The Whole Truth" by Father John Noone.  


Welcome to our new organist, Bill Antoniak.  This is his first weekend here, playing for the 4:00 and 9:00 Masses.  His wife (an opera singer) at times does solo work.  I hope that you will enjoy his music.  Bill has a strong background in the liturgy as well as German repertoire.  He also founded and conducts the Mendelssohn Liedertafel.  If you are interested, please go up and introduce yourself to Bill, before or after Mass.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .


The children are back in school.  It's good to hear them laughing and playing. I'm getting a little old for that since I am 128 years old.  If I were a human, I would have had my driver's license two years ago, as you calculate time.  Then there's the issue of opposable thumbs.  There are advantages to being human, I admit.  


I mentioned last week that I am fond of trees, especially the old oak out back.  As you know, that tree was a friend of Msgr. Burkley.  More interesting than that, trees communicate through their roots.  This tree actually knew a tree that knew the olive tree in Gethsemane.  You aren't the only ones with connections to the Almighty. How sad for a tree to have looked upon the Savior weeping in the garden.  We are more sympathetic, since, as animals, we can't sin.  So be good, people.  Love your friends; love your enemies. Now with thoughts like that, how come I never get to preach here?


Raphael the Cat (never assigned to the preaching schedule)





Kyle Andrew McDowell and Diane Kathleen Gableman

September 27, 2014


The amazing friends I have: I didn’t “find” them; I certainly don’t deserve them; but I do have them. And there is only one feasible reason: because my friends are God’s gift to me in proof of His love for me, His friendship.

-from Made For Love, Loved By God



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 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.


THE BLUE MASS…is scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Timothy Church, 1088 Thomas Lane.  The Blue Mass is an opportunity to pray for those in law enforcement and fire safety, remember those who have fallen, and support those who serve. We also remember the 2,973 who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Celebrant:  Frederick F Campbell, DD, PhD, Bishop of Columbus

Invited: All active and retired police, fire, and emergency medical services in the greater Columbus area, and their families.

Sponsored by:  St. Timothy Knights of Columbus Council 14345

There will be a reception following Mass.



"To raise awareness of how each of us is called to be a disciple of Jesus". The Office of Vocations will be holding it's first "Discipleship Walk" on Sunday, September 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the Darby Bend Lakes Metro Park.  This free 5K walk is sponsored by the Office of Vocations, Sts. Simon and Jude and Face Forward.  For more details and to register for the walk, visit  


PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM’S 2014-2015 LECTURE SERIES…will begin Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. Helen Alvarι, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. Dr. Alvarι is widely published on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, abortion and the First Amendment religion clauses.  She is a consulter for the Pontifical Council of the Laity, an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and an ABC news consultant. Dr. Alvarι will present “The Fallacy of the ‘Clash’ of Human Rights: Religious Freedom versus Sexual Freedom” in the Jessing Center on the Josephinum campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public; reservations not required. For more information, please call the Academic Dean’s office at 614-985-2497.




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