SATURDAY, December 13

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Father Ralph Huntzinger    


 SUNDAY, December 14

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Deacon Frank Ball   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Parishioners of Saint Mary 


MONDAY, December 15

            6:30 p.m.        Scouts – School gym

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

            7:00 p.m.            Wedding Music Workshop – Church


TUESDAY, December 16

       8:00 a.m.         Celebrant Intention    – Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Tommy Rouse   

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


WEDNESDAY, December 17

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

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

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA @ Jubilee Museum


THURSDAY, December 18

      5:30 p.m.              Mary Michael and Helen Lambert    

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


FRIDAY, December 19

       8:00 a.m.         C. Michael Snider   


SATURDAY, December 20

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Robert Heider    


 SUNDAY, December 21

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Helen and Pat Russell   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.         Parishioners of Saint Mary 

        3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass



SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – December 6-7, 2014

Envelopes: $4791.00

Non- envelope donation: $3012.00

ECO donations: $732.00 (weekly, bi-weekly)

Total offering: $8535.00

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, Frank Wickham, Linda Lowry, Janet Hammond, Jack Hagwood, Sue Sammons


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


RCIA – 2014-15….The RCIA team will visit Father Lutz’s Jubilee Museum this week. For details please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or



The Lament family, son, Jensen, December 14


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: Bach – Sleepers, Awake!

CHOIR OFFERTORY:  Haller - Benedixisti, Domine



Giving tree gifts and gift cards are due this weekend. If you have not yet dropped your gift off you can drop it off at the parish office no later than Tues. December 16th.



Your generosity resulted in a total donation of $1435.09 to Saint Vincent de Paul.   



Ψ  January 11, 2015 @ 11:30 a.m.  – opening Mass for our Sesquicentennial celebration

Ψ  January 31, 2015, the 10th annual Gala at Confluence Park


SAINT MARY SCHOOL ….Christmas concert presented by students in grades 2-3-4 will be held in the school gymnasium on Tuesday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m.





LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 20-21, 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.               open, open                                            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: December 21 – 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 soul of Mrs. Linda Hargis whose memorial service was held at St. Mary's on Wednesday.  May she rest in peace.  


Please pray for Dick Belt, brother of Joyce McCabe of St. Mary.  I gave him the Last Rites on Tuesday.  They both grew up on the same block as I did back in the 1950’s and 60’s.  


Gaudete Sunday!  Rejoice!  The rose vestments signify the anticipated joy of Christmas.  Three candles are now lit and we are closer to the Holy Feast of Our Lord's birth.   Time seems to be going faster than any roller coaster I can remember.   Nothing seems to drag on except waiting at red lights.  My house has been decorated beautifully.  Do come and see during the weeks ahead.  I will be opening the house after Mass as time permits.  The decorations have been provided by Donna Salyers, and at her request the decorations are memorials to her son, Nicholas and to Father Pendolphi.  


The baptismal font has been moved toward the back of the church from the front right. It seems that every pastor of the church moved it at least once, so I decided to join the club. Photos show it originally in the north confessional; then by the last pew; then halfway up aisle on the left, then under the preaching soundboard (that's what that elaborate piece with the statue of the Good Shepherd in it is called - those soundboards were originally designed to bounce the sound down of the preaching before the invention of microphones.  


The Festival of Lights and the performance by the hand bell choir - the legendary Bells of St. Mary's - was a great beginning for German Village. Great music, many happy visitors, and the incredible displays at two homes of parishioners:  Don Thibault and a Christmas tree that is as beautiful as it is huge along with his outdoor Nativity set were the main draws on Mohawk.   Tom Dailey hosted an equally impressive crowd with the Holy Family choir singing and a pipe organ in his house that was amplified to the neighborhood.  


I know you only pay attention to the cat, but I want to invite you to the Jubilee Museum during the Christmas Season.  There is a tour every day at 1:00 p.m. including weekends and an additional tour Saturday’s at 11:00 a.m.  


The Lord be with you!


Father Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .


I'm so excited!  My tree is up and my book is coming out!  Everything I write here will be in the book.  Isn't that amazing?  There are also candles in all the front windows thanks to Tom Dailey (has a dog, needs a cat).  As you know my ancestors kept the Baby Jesus warm long ago, as I told you last week.  There are still cold people out there.  There are too many coats in your closets.  The local cats tell me that in the secret language that I cannot reveal.   If you don't have time to bring them to a worthy charity, leave them on my back porch and I'll get it done.  


As you know all animals have the power of speech on Christmas at midnight for one hour.  I am rehearsing my little tune.  Perhaps you'll get to hear it.  Perhaps.  



Author, Humanitarian, Chanter of Tidings, Model of Humility


SSCM Food Pantry

REMINDER: Please remember canned fruit is the item for the month of December for our food pantry collection. Monetary donations will also be collected.




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. This service organization was created to help anyone in need of assistance with maintenance work, especially tasks such as leaf and snow removal during this time of year. Please contact us at (614)-378-4973 or if you think that our service organization could benefit you in any way.



There will be a Christmas Concert at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 225 E. Gates St. at 3:00 p.m. The Mendelssohn Liedertafel, Germania Gesangverein ans Alphorn Gruezie will perform.



A team of people will gather to decorate the Church on Tuesday, December 23rd at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome and many are needed. If you can spare an hour or so to decorate the Sanctuary please see Amanda Walker or contact the parish office.



We are looking for choir members and instrumentalist for our Christmas Eve Masses, in particular the 4:00 p.m. Children’s Mass: we will practice after the 11:30 a.m.  Mass on Sunday, December 21st.  Children in the 2nd grade or older, are encouraged to join the choir for this Mass. Please contact Amanda Walker for information for the Children’s Mass at 614-325-1758 or email her at, or contact Mrs. Teresa Minds at the school.



William Dustin Lancaster & Stephanie Michelle Birtle

December 31, 2014 – St. Patrick, Troy, Ohio


Douglas Campbell and Kristen Molnar

December 31, 2014 @ Saint Leo


Chance Strausbaugh and Sarah Rasmussen

December 31, 2014 @ Saint Charles



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Your contribution in honor of a loved one, living or deceased, will be used toward purchase of flowers for St. Mary Christmas season decorations.

Names to be included in the Christmas bulletin insert:

Please print






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Donor name:                                                                                                           

Amount enclosed: $                               


If additional lines are needed please attach your list to this form. You may drop this form into the offering basket or return to the parish office.

Deadline for your response is December 16th

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