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

SATURDAY, September 27

         1:30 p.m.           Gabelman/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  

MONDAY, September 29

        Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

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

TUESDAY, September 30 – Saint Jerome

       8:00 a.m.         Celebrant Intention – Latin

     5:30 p.m.          Betty Albert                              

WEDNESDAY, October 1–Latin Mass

                             Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

     5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention

      7:00 p.m.                 RCIA

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

THURSDAY, October 2 – The Holy Guardian Angels

      5:30 p.m.         Martin “Hank” Russell     

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


        8:00 a.m.       Mary Michael and Helen Lambert    


         9:00 a.m.      Fr. Richard Pendolphi  - Latin Mass

         1:00 p.m.           Lawson/Thompson wedding  

         3:30 p.m.           Confession – new time

        4:00 p.m.       Martha Goodwin       

 SUNDAY, October 5

        8:30 a.m.            Confession – new time

     9:00 a.m.         Julie Wagner-Rucker 

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.             Confession – new time

      11:30 a.m.       Parishioners of Saint Mary

        1:30 p.m.            Scout leaders – Specht    


“Sermon on the Amount” – September 20-21, 2014

Envelopes: $3082.00

Non- envelope donation: $1819.00

 ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5146.00

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, Wes Kingery,   

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, Pat Dineen, Donna Whitaker, Rosemary Finn, Rosanne Hanson, Jean Bryan

Frank Wickham,


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 “The Trinity”. 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



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.



It’s that time of year again…….Spaghetti dinner at Saint Mary School. Please join us in the school gymnasium 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.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 4-5, 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                                              open, open                                       Sandy Brown            

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

                                 John Kirkwood                                         Brian Collins                                  Don Metnes, Kathleen Haytas, open               Pat Smith

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

                                      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: October 5 – Knights of Saint John                            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 your charity please pray for the soul of Genevieve Keenan, 88, who died and who I buried last week from Sacred Heart Church.  


A beautiful stone altar (suitable for outdoor use) has been donated to St. Mary for our sesquicentennial shrine.  It will support the statue of Our Lady that is presently located along the driveway.  I am having a photo-shop rendering of it made.  If all goes well, it will be one of the best Marian shrines and a great addition to our exterior appearance.  More on the project when I have the picture.  


I am always studying the issue of parking here.  It is difficult when we have less parking than some fast food restaurants.  That is the drawback in an area of historic preservation.  Some interesting studies are going on about parking.  More on that as it develops


October is the Month of the Rosary.  It is also pro-life month.  When we fail to see the face of Christ in people, born and unborn, we are putting our own humanity at risk of being devalued.  Life is sacred.  At the same time people have made unfortunate

choices.  There is mercy.  If you have suffered the pain of abortion, or know someone who is in such pain, please encourage them to come see me.  I have the mercy of God in abundance for you.  Be at peace. Seek the mercy of Jesus!


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third Street . . .


Father tells me that he is often asked about my schedule and what I do all day (besides write).  Well, I'll tell you.  My preferred naps are taken in a chair on the second floor just below the window facing Third Street.  That's my crib.  I dream and reflect there and meditate on this column.  My snacks and meals are always taken in the kitchen.  I never eat and leave dishes all around the house.  I hope you children don't ever leave dishes around for your mother or father to pick up. 


I then spend time in the chapel.  I prefer the small pew along the north side of the chapel.  They tell me it's from the old Holy Rosary Church.  I spend time there and thank God for making me and helping me to be a good cat.  (I have certain restrictions in that regard, as I do not have free will, so they say.  That's a mystery in itself, since I go where I want, sleep when I want, and do what I want.  Free will, indeed!)  Finally I prepare my column and try to make it interesting so that you will read it faithfully.  Have pity on the pastor and read his column as well.  He is not a very good writer, but he tries.  I know he is jealous of my skills.  Envy is such an ugly thing!


Editorially yours,


Raphael the Cat, Writer Extraordinaire 






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.





     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


3RD ANNUAL SACRED HEART CONGRESS will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at St. Joan of Arc Church, Powell, Ohio 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker is Father Michael Gaitley, National Speaker on Divine Mercy and Author of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, 33 Days to Morning Glory and more; Speaker Father Stash Dailey, the Spiritual Director of Sacred Heart Columbus and Administrator of Holy Family Parish; and the Mass Celebrant Father James Black, Pastor of St. Joan of Arc. A Free Will Offering will be taken. For more information and registration please visit


SAINT LEO – MARIAN CONCERT…. will be held Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for the 3rd Biennial Marian Concert for an evening of song, short meditations and prayer dedicated to Our Lady of Peace.  Let us join together to honor her holy motherhood and beg her intercession on behalf of a world in great need. Several of the groups performing are:  St Mary’s three choirs (Handbell, Contemporary, and Traditional), Holy Family Choir and their Schola Cantorum choir, The Catholic Polish Community, and Sheila Lutz and Cecile Smith, soloists.  Between choirs we will be graced with Father Joseph Klee’s meditations on Mary, Our Lady of Peace. We will end the evening by crowning our beautiful Mother.  There will be an opportunity for you to put your written, folded petitions into a basket which we will burn later that evening, sending your prayers to our Heavenly Mother and Her Son, Jesus. 


ST. THERESE’S RETREAT CENTER… located at 5277 East Broad Street,  will dedicate its reconstructed Grotto on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Bishop Campbell will lead a prayer service and James O’Shea, the stone mason responsible for designing and constructing the new grotto, will sing the Ave Maria as a fitting conclusion to his holy work.  All are invited to attend; light refreshments will be served in the retreat’s dining area following the ceremony.  A special thank you to all who contributed in any way to make this new Grotto a special place of prayerful reflection for generations to come!


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