9:00 a.m.        The Poor Souls in Purgatory   Latin Mass

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary          


 SUNDAY, January 4

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Celebrant Intention

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Father Ralph Huntzinger           

       1:30 p.m.              Scouts - Specht


MONDAY, January 5 – Saint John Neumann

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


TUESDAY, January 6

       8:00 a.m.       Living & deceased of the Frank Wirth family – Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Ruth Naegele   

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


WEDNESDAY, January 7      

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

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA


THURSDAY, January 8

      5:30 p.m.         The Noesner family

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


FRIDAY, January 9

        8:00 a.m.        Saint Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church


SATURDAY, January 10

         1:00 p.m.           Subler/Moeller wedding

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary          


 SUNDAY, January 11

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Alberta Sauer  

                             NO Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Wes Kingery      



SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – December 27-28, 2014

Envelopes: $7218.00

Non- envelope donation: $8112.00

ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $15,575.00

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 topic this week will be “The Sacrament of Baptism”. If you know anyone that is interested in learning about the Catholic faith; has been away from the church; has not been confirmed, 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



January 18th, Kaminski family, son, Roman

January 25th, Farley family, daughter, Emma


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: Linker - Three Kings of Orient

CHOIR MOTET: Besig – A Song, a Star, a Little Child



The kick-off Mass to begin our 150th year is scheduled for January 11, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Bishop Frederick Campbell will be our celebrant. Following Mass there will be light refreshments in the gymnasium for all to enjoy.



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. 



Our January product for the food pantry is toothpaste and tooth brushes.  Please drop them off throughout the month of January in the designated basket in the Vestibule.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 10-11, 2015 (2nd 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.        DeCarlo Walker, open                          Sherrie Hayes                                 Lori and Dave Mitchell

                              DaVeaun Walker                                       Joe Giannetti                                          John LaMotte, open                   Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.       Anthony Metnes                                          Don Metnes                  Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut

                              Cael Shaw, open                                   Marge Smigelski                   Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, open              Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.         Vince Relli,                                           Mike Hicks                                        Jennifer Larsen, open

                          open, Emily Relli                                           Devin Russell                                       Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle                 Suzi Foster

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: January 11 – NO Coffee and Doughnuts                                                    Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman   


From the Pastor’s Desk….…


Happy New Year!  Happy Sesquicentennial!  Happy Birthday (if today is your birthday). God's blessings be with you at this new and exceptional beginning.  I pray that it will be a happy year with many grace-filled events and much gratitude to God for the last 150 years.  


In your charity please pray for the soul of Ruth Naegle, who turned 100 during 2014, whose funeral was last Monday.   Holy Rosary and St. Mary were the places of her spiritual nourishment.  What a rare soul.  May she rest in peace. Her long life lasted for two thirds of St. Mary's existence one hundred of our one hundred and fifty years! 


Christmas went very well.  Many visitors commented on the powerful experience of worshiping at St. Mary. Overheard were many comments on the enhanced decorations and the always beautiful music.  Thanks to the many good souls who sang, played, decorated, served, donated flowers or in anyway contributed to the beauty of this year's celebration.  


Thank you for your patience with the parking issue.  Please feel free to park on the rectory front lawn until things are resolved.  Watch out for the baby tree near the fence.  When everything is finished, it will be beautiful and practical.  


The Lord be with you!


Father Kevin F. Lutz


From the cat at 684 South Third . . .


Happy Year of your Sesquicentennial!  Happy Year of the Cat!  (Every year is the Year of the Cat, in case you hadn't noticed)  I'm happy for your anniversary.  


Thanks for the cards and the gifts of food and catnip.  My bowl runneth over.  


My book is being edited for printing.  In my Introduction I mentioned that there are only 200 people in the world.  They are all listed in the book.  You must buy it to see if you are listed.  If you are not, then you don't exist and I have nothing further to say to you.  Well, all my earthly needs have been met and I have decided to donate all the money to St. Mary School.  I figure that if everyone in the world (two-hundred people) buys my book and then buys one for everyone else in the world that will mean 40,000 books!  If I sell them at $75 each, that will mean $3,000,000.  


The bulletin must go out early. I am writing this on December 29, 2014.   This is not easy when my very regular schedule is tampered with.  This is Sacred Nap Time.  For your sake I must go and rest.  Thank me later.  


Raphael the Cat, your Cat in Residence





Thank you to everyone that purchased gifts and gift cards for our 2014 adopt-a-family campaign. It was a great success and we brought the spirit of Christmas to 15 families and 5 of our homebound parishioners.




Do you have a Will? Wills do not cause death! Don’t be afraid to write one. Sign it, date it and ask two people to witness it. Consult a lawyer. Otherwise some strange distant relative will auction your treasures on eBay.

Consider remembering Saint Mary in your will as well.


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!



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. 


Word day of peace….. is January 1.  The theme of Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message is “Slaves No More, But Brothers and Sisters.”  In his message Pope Francis urges us to recognize the “equal dignity” of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved and exploited. To work to end human trafficking, trade in migrants and prostitutes, slave labor, and the enslavement of women and children.  The Holy Father’s message and other supplementary materials are available at or contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540.


Oh Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament, I have only begun to know you, and I realize how much more there is to know. Draw me closer to you every day. As I look forward to the coming year, I ask for a deeper hunger to eat your Body and drink your Blood.

-from A Eucharistic Christmas


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