THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, November 8

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Wes Kingery    

  

 SUNDAY, November 9

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Parishioners of Saint Mary

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Father Richard Pendolphi      

 

MONDAY, November 10 – Saint Leo the Great

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

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, November 11 – Saint Martin of Tours

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

     5:30 p.m.          Julie Wagner-Rucker   

                             

WEDNESDAY, November 12 – Saint Josaphat

     5:30 p.m.          Bill Eisele    – Latin Mass

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

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA

                               

THURSDAY, November 13 – Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

      5:30 p.m.          George Ligas, Sr.     

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

                                     

FRIDAY, November 14

        8:00 a.m.        Father Ralph Huntzinger    

         5:30 p.m.              O’Bleness/Gray wedding

 

SATURDAY, November 15

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary 

  

 SUNDAY, November 16

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Deceased of the Hilsheimer/Grosh families   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Rose Mason      

        3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass

 

“Sermon on the Amount” – November 1-2, 2014

Envelopes: $5088.00

Non- envelope donation: $2224.00

 ECO donations: $2540.00 (weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $9852.00

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, Rita Malyk McCreary,

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 “The Communion of Saints”. 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 mjk18@att.net . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or mkeebaugh@att.net

 

BAPTISMS FOR NOVEMBER

The Goody family, son, Lucas, November 9th

The Westfall family, daughter, Olivia, November 23rd

 

9:00 a.m. MUSIC

ORGAN PRELUDE: Raymond Haan: Organ Hymn

Choir motet: Gilbert Martin: An Anthem for Communion

 

ST. MARY SESQUICENTENNIAL TEE SHIRTS

Tee Shirts with the Sesquicentennial logo on them will be available for purchase before and after each of the Masses this weekend 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 information regarding delivery of our Parish directories.

 

JORDAN CONFERENCE…..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 ann@stmarygv.com  to confirm your attendance


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for November 15-16, 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: November 16 – 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….…

 

In your charity please pray for the souls of Father Bill Metzger who passed away earlier this week andReilly Gall, a student at Colerain Elementary.  May they rest in peace.  Please remember Reilly’s parents and his grandparents.  His grandparents have lost two grandchildren recently.  This is the heaviest of all crosses. Please remember them in your thoughts and prayers. 

 

Thank you to those who already sent in an early Christmas gift to eliminate the parish debt before we walk into the new year.  The year 2015 will offer us many reasons to rejoice about the countless accomplishments of the past, goals for the future and the reunion of many old friends.  Every month will have a special event or theme to highlight the blessings of Almighty God.  

 

This week on Tuesday I will celebrate 36 years of being a priest.  I will offer Mass at 8:00 AM (Latin).  You are welcome to attend.  It's an off year as anniversaries go, but every day is a blessing.  Time seems to be in free fall and accelerating more and more.  The only time it seems to be slow and ponderous is at the hideous sound of the alarm in the morning.  Oh, to have been given the grace to be a morning person.  Bishop Sheen said, "Some people wake up and say, Good morning, Lord.  Others wake up and say, Good Lord, morning."  I want to transfer my membership into the former group.  

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Father Kevin Lutz

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From the cat at 684 South Third . . . 

 

Another winter is at hand.  Don't forget your coat and gloves.  I never forget mine.  I wear a year-rounder.  Be mindful of the poor who don't have permanent coats or much of anything that is permanent.  If you have an extra gently used coat or gloves, leave them in the back of church or on my back porch in a plastic bag marked: for the poor.  I will see that they get distributed.  I am a cat of the streets and I know where the poor are.  This may seem harsh from a cat, but don't bring new coats.  Some of my street people friends have addiction problems and they will return the coats to the store and get money for bad purposes.  Please don't tempt them.  Same thing for my friends who hold signs by the freeway.  If you want to help them, help the many groups that help them.  If you give money to someone by the freeway, he is not going to pay rent.  As a cat who was born in a homeless camp, I know that my buddies there are weak and they will spend your money on alcohol, drugs and ignominious purposes which cannot be written is a bulletin read by children.  

 

If you need me , I'll be on the vent in the library of the rectory.  (As I age, my coat as lost a few fibers.)

 

Raphael the Cat and True Friend of the Homeless 

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

BANNS of MARRIAGE

Matthew B. Sheskey and Lindsey A. Shufelt

November 29, 2014

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

v  Harvest of Praise Thanksgiving Concert: Sunday, November 9th at Corpus Christi at 4:00 p.m.

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.

 

REACHING OUT TO OUR SINGLE PARENTS

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 marianunez3@gmail.com.

 

ADOPT A FAMILY… will once again be providing toys and food for a number of families in our parish and school this Christmas. To participate, pick an “ornament” from the Christmas tree at the back of the church, beginning  Saturday, Nov. 22 after 4:00 p.m. Mass. Last year’s generous support allowed us to provide gifts and food to 13 families. Please prayerfully consider participating this year and sharing the joy of Christmas with others.

 

IF YOU CAN READ, YOU CAN TEACH! Tutors needed for adults seeking literacy and/or GED and immigrants seeking ESL instruction. The Dominican Learning Center (DLC) will hold its next tutor training session on Sat. Nov 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1111 E. Stewart Ave. Those interested can call (614) 444-7330 or email lmendoza@oppeace.org  to sign up. Volunteers need to be over age 18 and hold a high school diploma. Books are provided free to tutors. Find out more at

www.domlearningcenter.org or Facebook.com/DominicanLearningCenter

 

FEED THE PEOPLE CONCERT

Guaranteed fun for all ages! Join us Nov. 15th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for the annual Feed the People Concert to support the SSCM Food Pantry. (St. Mary’s has been an active member, supporting the food pantry with volunteers for over 30 years!) This year’s concert will feature the renowned A Capella ensemble Throat Culture (www.throatzilla.com). Cost of admission is only a free-will donation, and yes, we pass an actual hat J.  The concert will be  held at  St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 225 E. Gates St. w/additional parking at St. Leo’s). Come see the pantry, have some fun and lots of laughs – all the while supporting a great cause. Did you know $1 will buy $11 of food to help us feed those in need?

 

4-CLUB LADIES AUXILLARY….will be serving up their annual Thanksgiving feast next Sunday, November 16th from noon until 3:00 p.m. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, rolls and butter with pumpkin pie for dessert.

 

TRIP TO FRANKENMUTH

Enjoy a trip to Frankenmuth, MI on December 3-4, 2014. We have chartered a bus from Lakefront Lines and we will be staying at the Drury Inn in the center of town. Frankenmuth is home to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland along with many quaint little shops as well as an outlet mall. Cost of the trip is $100.00 per person for transportation and hotel accommodations (based on 2 people per room). A hot breakfast and evening snacks are included in the cost as well. This is a nice time to join together with friends and get a little Christmas shopping done too. If interested please contact the parish office or email Ann @ ann@stmarygv.com.

 

SESQUICENTENNIAL NOTES

The Sesquicentennial committee would like to thank Dick Hilsheimer, Amanda Walker, and Jeanne Dixon for their recent contributions of historical materials for the Saint Mary archives.

 

Lord, give us the patience to await healing in your time, not to give up hope, and to be thankful each new day for the gift of life that you have given us. Amen.-from What Do I Say

 

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