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

SATURDAY, September 20

         1:30 p.m.           Hanson/Smith wedding  

         3:30 p.m.           Confession – new time

        4:00 p.m.       Father Richard Pendolohi          


 SUNDAY, September 21

        8:30 a.m.            Confession – new time

     9:00 a.m.        Frank Wirth family – living and deceased  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.             Confession – new time

      11:30 a.m.       Parishioners of Saint Mary  

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass


MONDAY, September 22

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


TUESDAY, September 23 – Saint Pius Pietrelcina

       8:00 a.m.        Deceased of the Saguisi family   Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          For the intentions of Hilsheimer/Grosh families      


WEDNESDAY, September 24 – Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention

      7:00 p.m.                 RCIA

      6:30 p.m.                 Choir practice – 9:00 choir


THURSDAY, September 25

      5:30 p.m.         Rose Mason     

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


FRIDAY, September 26

        8:00 a.m.       Hoblit/Auer families-living and deceased


SATURDAY, September 27

         1:30 p.m.           Gabelin/McDowell wedding  

         3:30 p.m.           Confession – new time

        4:00 p.m.       Deceased of the Gammell/Miller families       


 SUNDAY, September 28

        8:30 a.m.            Confession – new time

     9:00 a.m.         Mary Thibaut White 

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.             Confession – new time

      11:30 a.m.            Parishioners of Saint Mary  


“Sermon on the Amount” – September 13-14, 2014

Envelopes: $4066.00

Non- envelope donation: $1316.00

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

Total offering: $7139.00

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, Rosanne Hanson 

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

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call the parish office. 


RCIA – 2014-15….The RCIA topic this week will be “Bible Basics”. 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



·     We now offer two Masses on Tuesday, an  8:00 a.m. Latin Mass and a 5:30 p.m. English Mass

·     New Confession times: Father will be in the Confessional one half hour prior to each of the weekend Masses.



The ladies of the Young at Heart group will make their annual fall trip to McArthur on Monday, Oct. 6th. Items needed: clothing, non-perishable food items, and household products. You can drop your donations off in the Vestibule in the box labeled “McArthur Donations”. For additional information please contact Betty at 444-8802.



The St. Ladislas Senior Stars are planning a day trip to the Shrine of our Lady of Consolation in Carey, OHon Thursday October 16th  and have a few seats left on the bus. (The visit to the Shrine will include Mass, Benediction and opportunities for Confession.) Cost is $25.00. If interested, please call Carolyn at 497.1633 or Sr. Wilma 444.2598 this week.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 27-28 2014 (4th 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   Juan Durano, Sydney Armstrong           Lori Mitchell                               Carol Rees, Don Alexander

                               Evan Armstrong                                   John Rees                                    Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd                  Ginny Holleran

9:00 A.M.        Natasha Mattox                                     Mike Keebaugh                    Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers

                    Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox                Maureen Keebaugh                     Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecilia Reis         Jacquelyn Carone    

11:30 A.M.  Katie Price, Paul Martello                         Tina Nierman                            Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson

                              Ben Weilbacher                                      Olivia DePassio                                         Jon Erickson, open                          Jacquelyn Carone


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 28 – Mike and Mary Gerlach                         Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren

From the Pastor’s Desk….…


In your charity please pray for the following people who have died and were buried during the past week:  Mary (Kenefick) Atkins, age 95 and Thomas Burton, age 71.


Today was a bit of a sad day, as days go.  I had to go to the bank to close the accounts of Father Pendolphi and move the money into an Estate Account to pay the final bills and keep the utilities on until his parents condo is sold.  I need to go out there once a week to check on the place in Pickerington.  It's clean (he was very orderly), but I need to clean out cupboards, the fridge (mostly empty) and dust things off.  If you like cleaning and would like to give me a hand, I'd be grateful. Leave a message with Ann in the office.  


Msgr. Dan Stack spent a few days here while visiting his seminarian friends at the Josephinum.   He enjoyed meeting some of the students and enjoyed the architecture of German Village.  It's always nice to hear the perspective and impressions of a visitor.   


Get ready for 2015!  It's our Sesquicentennial.  Much planning had been done and more is to come to make the Jubilee Year a happy and memorable occasion.  I talked to a company about re-plating the historic candlesticks on the altar. They are a bit dull.  I could ship them out and have them back before Advent, however, if someone was interested in funding this project, perhaps a class from St. Mary high school? Just a thought.  Ask for a price, I will not scare you.  


Have you noticed that visitors aren't expecting those prayers after Mass?  They start to leave and then retreat to pray with us. There is the perfect chance to welcome new people to St. Mary. If you're not sure what to say, tell them that we are praying for vocations and especially for the priest who will give us the Last Rites.  It's a nice way to make new friends.   We might pick up a few families.  Welcome all guests as you would welcome Christ Himself.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third Street . . .


There seems to be less and less sunlight to nap in.  I have experienced this a few times before.  The only thing good about it is the arrival of trees in the house for me to climb.  I know that this is a ways away, but I look forward to breaking the glass cat toys that hang from its branches.   


Here is your cat quiz:  How long is it from two to two to two two? There is a real answer.  Check with Father after Mass.   


Greeting you all with a flick of my tail!


Raphael the Cat and Quiz Master






Please grab a baby bottle after Masses the weekend of October 4th and 5th in honor of Respect Life month. Pray for women in crisis pregnancies and those affected by abortion as you fill the bottle with your loose change, cash or check. The bottles will be collected the weekend of October 25th and 26th. The money raised goes directly to providing the life-saving services offered at Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC). Thank you for your support and generosity.




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! We hope you will continue to be part of the team as we expand our outreach efforts throughout Franklin County.



The first ever attempt at organizing a celebration of liturgy for the remembrance and honor of loved ones lost to cancer and in hope for survivors and caregivers will be held at Saint Andrew at 6:30 p.m. on October 1st. Students from the Diocesan Service Learning Network will assist in the liturgy and host an information reception at the conclusion of Mass.



It’s that time of year again…….Spaghetti dinner at Saint Mary School. Please join us on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. for this annual event. Come and enjoy some delicious spaghetti or get take out for dinner at home all the while supporting our students at Saint Mary School.



The Diocese of Columbus annual family Rosary Day is scheduled for Sunday, October 12th at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral. All are welcome. Come worship the Lord and pray to Mary, the Mother of God, for her special intercession for the needs of God’s people.



     The Pontifical College Josephinum’s annual lecture series continues Thursday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center with a presentation by Father Robert Barron, Rector/President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. A widely published writer, Father Barron has authored numerous books, including Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith. Father Barron is also creator and host of “Catholicism,” a ten-part documentary on the Catholic faith. Father Barron will present “The Liturgical Self: An Exploration of Christian Anthropology in Light of the Liturgy”  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.

     Seminarians of the Pontifical College Josephinum will offer tours of the seminary on Saturday, October 11th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Tours will begin every half-hour and are approximately 45 minutes, followed by refreshments. Reservations encouraged but not required. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Advancement Office at 614-985-2203.


40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The greater Columbus community will participate in this peaceful prayer vigil that will take place at an abortion facility in Columbus from September 24 to November 2. Participants are asked to sign a statement of peace. For details, visit


We should let no day pass without getting closer to Mary. She knows our needs, and her maternal heart wants to love and care for us. Like the moon that points gratefully to the sun for its light, Mary’s purpose is to point us to Jesus and the Church and the needs of others.

from Holding Jesus



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