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

SATURDAY, October 25

         1:00 p.m.           Moore/Nettis wedding

         3:30 p.m.           Confession – new time

        4:00 p.m.        Stuart Sinn    


 SUNDAY, October 26

        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.             Daniel Sauer      


MONDAY, October 27

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

       6:30 p.m.                 Scouts - gymnasium


TUESDAY, October 28 – Feast of Saints Simon and Jude

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

     5:30 p.m.          Bethesda Healing Ministry 


WEDNESDAY, October 29

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

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

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA


THURSDAY, October 30

      5:30 p.m.          Julie Wagner-Rucker     

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


FRIDAY, October 31

        8:00 a.m.        Michael Swiger    

        5:30 p.m.   Celebrant Intention – Vigil Mass for All Saints Day


SATURDAY, November 1 – First Saturday – All Saints Day

         9:00 a.m.       Patricia Bauer    - Latin Mass

         3:30 p.m.           Confession – new time

        4:00 p.m.        Father Richard Pendolphi    


 SUNDAY, November 2 – All Souls’ Day

        8:30 a.m.             Confession – new time

     9:00 a.m.          Wilma and Jack Weilbacher    

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession – new time

      11:30 a.m.             Parishioners of Saint Mary

        1:30 p.m.                Scouts leaders – Specht


“Sermon on the Amount” – October 18-19, 2014

Envelopes: $3175.00

Non- envelope donation: $1378.00

 ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $4798.00

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, 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, Mary Sailor, Linda Lowry, Janet Hammond


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 “Prayer”. 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. 26 – Sauer family, daughters Scarlett & Graelyn

Oct. 26 – Sarli family, daughter, Catherine



Beginning next weekend, Novemeber 1st, the entrance drive to Saint Mary parking lot off Mohawk Street will be closed until further notice due to the ongoing construction.


MASS SCHEDULE…Father will celebrate a Vigil Mass for All Saints Day Friday, October 31st at 5:30 p.m.


CRISTO REY COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL….will host an Open House at their new location at 400 E. Town Street (the former School for the Deaf) on Sunday, November 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Families with interested students are encouraged to attend and apply for the Early Admission Deadline of November 14. Applications are now available at Please call our Admissions Office at 614-223-9261 x12008 with any questions.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for November 1-2, 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: November 2 – Melissa and Mike Kirkwood               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 sick: Henry “Wes” Kingery, Janet Hammond and all who are suffering from Ebola.


Remember that pesky debt that has been hanging over St. Mary?  Well, because of your generosity, it is considerably lower.  When I arrived it was $422,000.  Because of your support of the BAA, it is down to $257,712.48!  Not bad in a year. I divided that remainder by the number of registered households in the parish.  If every family considered a Christmas gift of $442.80 to St. Mary's, we would enter our Jubilee Year debt free.  For some, that amount is impossible.  For others, it might hardly be noticed.  At any rate, see if you can do a fraction of it (since we must all row as best we can on this mighty ship).  If your circumstances are better, consider doing a multiple of it.  We' are closer to throwing off the yoke of debt than I thought we'd be at this time.  Thanks!  I renew my pledge that we will not go into debt during my pastorate and that we will pay as we go.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin Lutz


From the cat at 684 South Third . . . 


I've had a couple of suggestions that my column should have a wider readership and that my most excellent letters should be compiled in a book.  Such wise readers I have!  Well, a young college age artist named Erin has agreed to be my artist and to render with exactitude my visage, my adventures and my dreams.  She is quite the artist and I have signed the usual non-aggression and no-claw clause with her.  Soon I will look at several of her drawings, so that one of them might accompany my letter to you each week.  I know many of you read this first in the bulletin.  I am sometimes asked if it is OK to read the bulletin in church.  Well, first, greet Our Lord who made you and brought you here.  Then pray for your family.  Then read my column.  If Father talks more than twenty minutes, you may read it during the sermon.  At twenty-five minutes, you may even hold it up in front of your face.   Read in heavenly peace.  




PS.  I would illustrate my own book, but it's that opposable thumb thing that makes it impossible.  





Edward Gerard Gray, Jr. and Nicole Anjou O’Bleness

November 14, 2014




The seventh annual “Celebrating Catholic School Virtues Gala” will be held Thurs., Nov. 6th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Charles Preparatory School’s Walter Student Commons, 2010 E. Broad St.  Keynote Speaker will be Josephine Halko, a Columbus Bishop Ready High School student who has benefited directly from Diocesan support.  All gala proceeds provide need-based tuition assistance for students at diocesan elementary and high schools. Admission for this premier event is $250 per person; registration information is available by contacting the Diocesan Schools Office at (614) 221-5829.






The quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium for parents who wish to have a child baptized. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at to confirm your attendance.



Cemetery Sunday Prayer Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 2nd at St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries.



Tee Shirts with the Sesquicentennial logo on them will be available for purchase before and after Masses the weekends of November 1st & 2nd and 8th &9th in the main vestibule.  Tee shirts are available in adult sizes small through XXL in your choice of grey or white for $15. All proceeds benefit the sesquicentennial celebration efforts. 

Please check your bulletin for delivery of our Parish directories.



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.



We are interested in reaching out to single-parent families to explore possible interest for a support group developed within our parish family and community. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for single parents to connect, discuss their wishes for Catholic-based healing toward fostering increased family well-being, and options for utilizing potentially untapped resources. If you are interested in joining an initial open-dialog meeting, please contact Ann in the parish office or Maria Nunez, at


SAINT CHARLES OPEN HOUSE….will be held at the school for all 8th grade boys and their parents on Sunday, November 2nd at 1:00 p.m.



v  Plans are in the works for our annual Adopt-a-Family campaign. Please monitor your bulletin for news.

v  The annual Maennerchor Christmas concert is set for December 7th at 4:00 p.m.

v  German Village Lights is also scheduled for December 7th with a new start time of 5:00 p.m.


Lord, may I have balance and measure in everything—except in Love. —St. Josemarνa Escrivα

from Love Never Fails




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