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


MONDAY, December 22

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


TUESDAY, December 23

       8:00 a.m.         Father Richard Pendolphi    – Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Rose Mason   

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



     4:00 p.m.          Martha and William Goodwin  

      7:00 p.m.         Jack, Joyce, and Joyce Ann Wassmuth  

       7:00 p.m.                NO RCIA

     Midnight           Celebrant Intention     



     10:00 a.m.         Father Ralph Huntzinger    

      6:30 p.m.               NO Choir practice – 11:30 choir


FRIDAY, December 26 – Saint Stephen


SATURDAY, December 27

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Wes Kingery    


 SUNDAY, December 28

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Parishioners of Saint Mary          

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Steve Wilson         



PLEASE NOTE: We will not have an 8:00 a.m. Mass the day after Christmas.



SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – December 13-14, 2014

Envelopes: $3007.00

Non- envelope donation: $2028.00

ECO donations: $1230.00 (weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6265.00

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….will suspend meetings for the next two weeks. Regular sessions will resume on January 7th. For details please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE – Caccini: Ave Maria

CHOIR MOTET – Rheinberger: Ave Maria



Please circle the date January 11, 2015 @ 11:30 a.m. Bishop Campbell will join us as we kick off our 150th anniversary year. Please check your bulletin for upcoming events.



Christmas week-the office will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Friday.

The week of New Year we will close on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Friday.

Regular hours will resume on January 5, 2015

The Parish staff wishes each of you the Peace of Christmas during this Holy season and throughout the new year.



We will be mailing year end statements beginning in mid-January. If you have moved please alert the Parish office and we will update your record accordingly. 



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.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 27-28, 2014 (4th 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   Juan Durano, Sydney Armstrong                           Lori Mitchell                                          Carol Rees, Don Alexander

                               Evan Armstrong                                                 John Rees                                             Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd                    Ginny Holleran

9:00 A.M.          Natasha Mattox                                                Mike Keebaugh                              Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers

                    Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox                                 Maureen Keebaugh                          Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecilia Reis                                 Jacquelyn Carone    

11:30 A.M.   Katie Price, Paul Martello                                Tina Nierman                                            Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson

                              Ben Weilbacher                                                         Olivia DePassio                                         Jon Erickson, open                          Jacquelyn Carone  

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: December 28 – Mike and Mary Gerlach                    Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren  

From the Pastor’s Desk….…


In your charity, please pray for the following who have died.  Dick Belt, an old neighborhood friend from my youth.  His sister Joyce McCabe is a member here at St. Mary's.  Chuck Kletrovets, a World War II Veteran and a member of the old St. Peter's.  


Last week I went to Chicago for three days during which time I met Archbishop Cupich.  He was recently installed as the Archbishop of Chicago.  


Still doing some Christmas shopping?  Give Christ the gift He wants, not the one you want to get rid of.  


Christmas is a very happy and joyful time, but for many people there is also sadness for many personal reasons.  Studies show that many people suffer from depression in a more pronounced way this time of year.  Be generous with your kind words, be generous with your smile, be generous reaching out to someone who may be otherwise forgotten or overlooked.


The Lord be with you!


Laudetur Jesus Christus!


Father Kevin F. Lutz


From the cat at 684 South Third…


Come see my house.  It will be open after each Mass this weekend so that you can see my trees.  There will be treats.  You are welcome to the cookies, the chocolates and the donuts.  (Your taste is bizarre!)  Please keep your paws off the Kibbles, the Meow Mix and the Tuna Surprise.  


Recently, Pope Francis said something about animals and Heaven.  We animals have never offended God--it's you folks (sorry, I must be stern) who are made in His Image, who don't always represent Him very well.


I'm told two things about Heaven -- 1) We animals don't get the Beatific Vision. (I'll be happy for a warm spot in the sun) and 2) Dogs will be better behaved there than they are here.  I hope they have a greater sense of the dignity of cats.


I was reading one of Father Lutz's books, "The Bishop Died Praying" (mine gets published before his!) In it he mentions a six year old boy (who became Bishop Hettinger) whose dog died.  He asked Sister Mary if his dog would be in Heaven.  Sister asked him if he needed that dog to be perfectly happy.  He answered yes.  Sister said, "Then your dog will be in Heaven."  I like that nun.  By the way she was a Dominican.  I hear they were experts at Dogma and the catechism





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.



Lucas Matthew Moeller and Lauren Annabel Subler

January 10, 2015



This annual collection allows the diocese to meet a variety

of basic needs directly and through diocesan agencies and

organizations including J.O.I.N. (Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs), St. Stephen’s Community House, Catholic Social Services, St. Francis Center, St. Lawrence Haven, St. Vincent Family Center, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. You can help share in this important work by generously supporting the Catholic Charities collection this year.


MOUNT CARMEL PALLIATIVE CARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS ….Mount Carmel Hospice/ Palliative Care Service is looking for individuals who are willing to serve others on the Acute Palliative Care Units.  January training classes are forming now.  Call 234-0200 for information about the scheduled training dates.


CLERGY WHO COOK…..Fr. Kevin Lutz will compete in Clergy Who Cook with other diocesan clergy on January 30th at the Josephinum Jessing Center.  St. Mary parishioners can make him the People’s Choice Chef with their donations at his culinary station. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening of great food and fellowship while helping the Friends of the Josephinum support our seminarians.  Reservations are required at $40.00 per person and will close when capacity is reached. To reserve: or call 985-2234.  Don’t delay this fun event has sold out quickly every year!


Annual Christmas Concert…. to Benefit the South Side Food Pantry is scheduled for Sunday, December 21st at 4:00 p.m. at Saint Paul United Church of Christ, 225 East Gates Street. With 

the Germania Singing Society  --  the Mendelssohn Liedertafel  --  and  the Alphorn Gruezie   For the first time the Mendelssohn Liedertafel will join the Germania Singers. The two Choruses will sing old and  new Christmas favorites and the  Swiss Alphorns  will add their deep, mellow tones to the festivities. Come enjoy something different and help feed Families in need. There will be a free-will offering.



Event date and time: January 31, 2015 -- Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Venue: The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring Street Tickets: $100 per person; $900 for a table of 10. Reservation includes: parking, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert and coffee. Out of town guests please contact Vanessa Fischer ( regarding discounted hotel rates and shuttle service to and from The Boat House.  We welcome back noted Ohio Sports personality, Doug Lessells as the 2015 Gala Master of Ceremonies. Reserve your tickets and/or your table NOW! Check the Saint Mary website for the link to purchase tickets, become a sponsor or donate an item.  You may also call the parish office for ticket information. 


The Gala committee is in need of gently used baskets for use in displaying items. If you have baskets you no longer need we can put them to good use.


Mary possesses everything we lack, everything we desire. She is always there for us, willing to teach us and intercede for us if we will only ask her for help. Most importantly, our Blessed Mother will lead us to a closer relationship with her son, Jesus.

-from Joyful Witness



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