SATURDAY, January 10
Parishioners of Saint Mary
SUNDAY, January 11
NO Coffee & doughnuts
Patricia ONeil Latin Mass
Choir practice choir
WEDNESDAY, January 14
Margaret Moore - Latin Mass
James Bauman, Sr.
Choir practice choir
FRIDAY, January 16
SATURDAY, January 17
Eleanor M. Lewis
SUNDAY, January 18
Father Ralph Huntzinger
Coffee & doughnuts
Parishioners of Saint Mary
THANKS BE TO GOD
We wish to welcome Bishop Frederick Campbell and all our guest to our kick off Mass that will ring in our Sesquicentennial year. Following the Mass there will be light refreshments for everyone in the school gymnasium. This Mass is just the beginning of many events throughout this year. Please watch your bulletin for details.
RCIA 2014-15 . The RCIA topic this week will be The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. 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. For details please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or email@example.com
BAPTISMS FOR JANUARY
January 18th, Kaminski family, son, Roman
January 18th, Weis family, daughter, Everly
January 25th, Farley family, daughter, Emma
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Ψ January. 22, 2015 Respect Life
Ψ Catholic Womens Conference
Ψ Catholic Mens Conference
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
open, open John Lamotte Chris Hilles, open,
Abigail Gischel Joel Wichtman open, open Mary Wickham
Lulu Collins Rick Driscoll Bertha Hilsheimer, Carolyn Redwood, Nancy Bjorkman
Andrew Grosko, open Jon Erikson Frances Melton, Mary Wickham, Sheila Naegele Frances Melton
Anna Lynch Chris Bartony Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly
open James Wiley Kim Anderson, Karla Walton
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.
Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
From the Pastors Desk .
Welcome Bishop Campbell! It is an honor to have the 11th Bishop of Columbus visit a parish that is three years older than the Diocese of Columbus. This is the beginning of a year of festivities, reunions, looks back with gratitude and looks forward with hope. The good work of worship, education and charity go on uninterrupted, while we take a few hours here and there to celebrate and remember the great legacy that has been handed on to us.
I hope you will try to participate as much as possible in the many banquets and reunions that have been scheduled.
In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Carol Yeauger whose funeral was held last Thursday. She and her family have all been very involved in the life of the Church. May she rest in peace.
A few seminarians from the Fraternity of St. Peter will be hanging around this week. Speaking of seminarians, one of our own from the diocese, Sean Dooley, will be ordained a deacon at the Josephinum this coming Saturday.
Next Sunday I will be out
for the and Masses. I will be the
guest homilist at St. Peter's in north
Thank you for the gloves and coats dropped off for the poor. Please continue to be mindful of them on these cold days. Also toss something out for the birds.
Thank you for many cards, cookies and various other treats dropped off over the last month. Occasionally cards got separated from gifts and so if you don't receive a Thank You note please know your gifts were appreciated. I will say an extra prayer for all those who did not receive a note of gratitude.
The Lord be with you! Father Kevin Lutz
From the Cat at
The text of my book is concluded--of course, that is just Volume
I. I have looked at every page and approved the artwork. One can
sometimes see the artist likes some people better than others. It is
obvious that my artist depicted me in full splendor and majesty. The
pastor himself looks like a veritable god. Unfortunately, he looks less
like Adonis and looks much more like Bacchus. The drawings alone are
worth the price of the book-- And all profits will go to
I will probably not get to see the Bishop on this visit. Please assure him of my devotion and my loyalty.
I see snow on the ground---I hear this is dust from heaven. I think anything that falls from God's heaven is a blessing.
Have a Happy New Year. Here's a poem from my friend, Fr. Feeney. He was writing philosophically, but it sounded like a great menu:
May God be kind to little fish
Who live in little bowls and wish
To swim, and can't, and have no notion
Of what has happened to the ocean.
And may he bless in aviaries
Continually caged canaries,
Who wonder when they try to fly
What can have happened to the sky.
Raphael the Cat, chanter of poetry
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
..Fr. Kevin Lutz will compete in Clergy
Who Cook with other diocesan clergy on January 30th at the
Event date and time:
Venue: The Boat House
CATHOLIC FOUNDATION GRANTS
In 2014, two Challenge in Changing Times Grants were distributed by the Catholic Foundation to St. Mary Parish. The first of these grants, in the amount of $7400, was given to the parish to improve accessibility to the church attic and to begin wiring upgrade in the church. The second of these grants, in the amount of $4400, was allocated as a stipend to the Dominican Sisters to enable them to visit the homebound of the parish throughout the year.
St Mary School was also a recipient of a Challenge in Changing Times Grant from the Catholic Foundation. This grant, in the amount of $23,900, was allocated for emergency electrical and lighting upgrade for the school building.
A Focus Grant was also distributed to St. Mary Parish from the Catholic Foundation. This grant, in the amount of $3500, is designated for the expansion of our RCIA program throughout this year.
We are grateful to the donors who contribute to the Catholic Foundation who make these grants possible. The Catholic Foundation is a non-profit autonomous organization that receives and manages assets to provide funding for parishes, schools, and ministries within our Catholic community. If you would like information about the Catholic Foundation, please visit their website, catholic-foundation.org or call 614 443-8893.
Oh Jesus, I am full of gratitude that you have taught me about your real presence and the joy that comes from spending time with you. Give me the grace to be faithful, because the most important thing in my life is to surrender to you and know you better. Teach me to serve othersto give my time and resources to those in need. Let me lose myself and find you.
-from A Eucharistic Christmas