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


SATURDAY, October 11

         3:30 p.m.           Confession – new time

        4:00 p.m.       Rose Mason    


 SUNDAY, October 12

        8:30 a.m.            Confession – new time

     9:00 a.m.        Stuart Sinn 

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.             Confession – new time

      11:30 a.m.       Parishioners of Saint Mary    


MONDAY, October 13

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

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


TUESDAY, October 14

       8:00 a.m.         Robert Stevens  – Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Julia Wagner-Rucker     


WEDNESDAY, October 15 – Saint Teresa of Jesus

     5:30 p.m.          Celebrant Intention – Latin Mass

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

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA


THURSDAY, October 16

      5:30 p.m.         Father Richard Pendolphi     

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


FRIDAY, October 17 – Saint Ignatius of Antioch

        8:00 a.m.       Bob Weidner           


SATURDAY, October 18

         3:30 p.m.           Confession – new time

        4:00 p.m.       Tom Schultz    


 SUNDAY, October 19

        8:30 a.m.            Confession – new time

     9:00 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary    

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.             Confession – new time

      11:30 a.m.       Robert Heider      

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass


 “Sermon on the Amount” – October 4-5, 2014

Envelopes: $4273.00

Non- envelope donation: $2126.00

 ECO donations: $2540.00 (weekly and 1st)

Total offering: $8939.00

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 “Jesus, Who do you say that I am?”. 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 details please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or



Oct. 12 – Coenen family, son Jack

Oct. 12 –Geibel family, son Ambrose

Oct. 18 – Piscura family, son Aiden

Oct. 19 – Aurand family, son, Zachary

Oct. 26 – Sauer family, daughters Scarlett & Graelyn

Oct. 26 – Sarli family, daughter, Catherine



Joshua William Fink and Abby Cathleen Dandurand

November 1, 2014 @ St. Leo


OCTOBER  WEDDING MUSIC WORKSHOP….scheduled for October 20th has been cancelled . The November meeting will be held on schedule on Monday, November 17th.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 18-19, 2014 (3rd 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.    Madeleine and Yeats McDonald                      John Lamotte                                  Chris Hilles, open,  

                             Abigail Gischel                                              Joel Wichtman                                            open, open                               Mary Wickham

9:00 A.M.         Lulu Collins                                            Rick Driscoll     Bertha Hilsheimer, Carolyn Redwood, Nancy Bjorkman

                          Andrew Grosko, open                                      Jon Erikson         Frances Melton,  Mary Wickham, Sheila Naegele   Frances Melton   

11:30 A.M.         Anna Lynch                                          Chris Bartony                           Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly

                                  open, open                                          James Wiley                                      Kim Anderson, Karla Walton            Frances Melton  

v                   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 19 – Knights of Columbus                                     Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren

From the Pastor’s Desk….…


I don't do well with the changes in the weather.  I have given up my summer cold for the fall cold.    In the unforgettable words of Mother Angelica, “God has blessed me with poor health!" 


Thank you for your help with donations to help with the funeral of Rachel Nagy.  Details are still being completed as a result of the need to reach her family in another state. Hopefully I will have more details Sunday, if they are set.  


Please prove the power of the Rosary.  I ask you to continue to pray for Janine who is in Grant due to a head trauma.  Please pray for her healing.  Also pray for Pope Francis.  He recently received a threat (undoubtedly he gets many every day).  Still he is the Vicar of Christ on earth and needs our prayers in these perilous times.  


More than the usual number of calls this week to visit the sick and dying.  Please back me up with your prayers!


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the cat at 684 South Third Street . . . 


I am tired.  You do not know my labors.  Your pastor is clumsy, by the way.  He stepped on my foot the other day.  Naturally I screamed and let him hear the top note in my range.  Well, he didn't like that, I can tell.  I know he didn’t mean too and I still thank God for letting me live here at St. Mary with him and Frannie X.  All the activity around here make me tired.


I’ve been setting my “cat-o’clock” for 7:45 a.m. on Friday so I can be at my window and watch the children go my Mass. Frannie X likes to sleep in but I’m trying to set a good example for her.


One other little tidbit, I was sitting with Father when he had the news on the other day and they were talking about how the people of Africa are suffering from Ebola. We each need to take a minute and prayer for all the sick and those who are serving them.


Your Cat in Residence (and happy about it too!),






GREATER COLUMBUS RIGHT TO LIFE….this is the last weekend to sign up to Pray for an end to abortion. On Saturday, October 18th the Respect Life Committee’s goal is to get at least two individuals from St. Mary praying each hour from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Next weekend has been designated by our Diocese as a special collection weekend. Please use your preprinted envelopes or mark you donation accordingly.



Next weekend is the running of the annual Columbus Marathon. This means parking will be at a premium in German Village especially for the 9:00 a.m. Mass. The race includes the portion of Third Street from Livingston Ave. to Reinhard.


ST MARY BOY SCOUT PACK 456… will sell popcorn after each Mass the following weekends, October 11-12; October 18-19 and October 25-26.  The scouts will be set up on the Rectory lawn. Think Butter- Carmel- Chocolate!  Buy Popcorn, place an order or make a donation to send scout popcorn to our troops.  Interested scouts can also inquire about joining the fun!




The BCF Service Organization is headed by Augie and Charlie Collins, St. Mary parishioners, students at Bishop Hartley High School, and employees at BCF Design and Development. The service organization was created to help anyone in need of assistance with maintenance work such as yard work and painting. These services are available at no cost to the individual/ family. Please contact us at (614)-378-4973 or if you think that our service organization could benefit you in any way. Thank you!


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. 


UNITED WAY of CENTRAL OHIO….makes it easy to help South Side Community Ministries feed families in need through your workplace. If you give to United Way through your employer and would like to direct your funds to the food pantry (St. Mary has been an active member for over 30 years), you can do so by adding, “Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry, 225 E Gates St., Columbus, OH 43206, IRS#31-0923342” to your signup form. It’s an easy way to help! Last year your donations helped us feed 1,092 individuals and this year the need has increased and as of the end of August 2014 we have helped 1,119 individuals. Thank you for all you do to help us in feeding those in need!



For years Holy Cross Parish has held an All-Night First Friday Eucharistic Adoration, beginning with Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by Confessions for a period of time, concluding with Benediction at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.  This will continue, but with Holy Cross Church currently undergoing interior renovations the upcoming First Friday Mass, Confessions and Adoration will take place at the Cathedral on Friday, November 7.  Fr. Lumpe will be the Mass celebrant, will hear confessions, and will do Benediction on Saturday morning. Spread the word, as we need people to pray before the Blessed Sacrament throughout the night.  As Jesus asked Peter: “Could you not spend one hour with me?” Jesus also asks us this same question. Please contact Carol in the Cathedral Office to sign up for one of the hours of Adoration by calling (614) 224-1295 during regular business hours, or via e-mail: Following Mass, access to the Cathedral for Adoration will be available through the Fifth Street side entrance only; please park on the Cathedral lot.


Lord, help me to spread your fragrance wherever I go. Let me preach you without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears for you.

–Cardinal Newman – from Thirsting for God



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