THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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      

       

MONDAY, January 12

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

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, January 13

       8:00 a.m.         Patricia O’Neil – Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Barbara Bauman   

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

                             

WEDNESDAY, January 14      

      5:30 p.m.         Margaret Moore    - Latin Mass

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA

                               

THURSDAY, January 15

      5:30 p.m.          James Bauman, Sr.   

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

                                     

FRIDAY, January 16

        8:00 a.m.        Ruth Naegele   

      

SATURDAY, January 17

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Eleanor M. Lewis           

 

 SUNDAY, January 18

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Father Ralph Huntzinger  

                             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” – January 3-4, 2015

Envelopes: $5164.00

Non- envelope donation: $2002.00

ECO donations: $2827.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $9993.00

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, 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.

 

CELEBRATE SAINT MARY – 150 YEARS OLD

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 11:30 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 mjk18@att.net . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or mkeebaugh@att.net

 

BAPTISMS FOR JANUARY

January 18th, Kaminski family, son, Roman

January 18th, Weis family, daughter, Everly

January 25th, Farley family, daughter, Emma

 

SSCM FOOD PANTRY – JANUARY ITEMS NEEDED

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 Mass at 10:30 a.m. St. Joseph Cathedral.

Ψ  Catholic Women’s Conference – February 21, 2015

Ψ  Catholic Men’s Conference – February 28, 2015


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 17-18, 2015 (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: January 18 – 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….…

 

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 9:00 and 11:30 Masses.  I will be the guest homilist at St. Peter's in north Columbus.  They are celebrating their 45th Anniversary -- mere teenagers compared to us.  

 

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

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From the Cat at 684 South Third Street...

 

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 St. Mary School.  

 

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

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

BANNS of MARRIAGE

Joel David Arter and Sarah Catharine Reis

February 7, 2015 @ Saint Leo

 

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!

 

2015 SAINT MARY GALA UPDATE!

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 (vanessa_fischer@yahoo.com) 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

 

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 others—to give my time and resources to those in need. Let me lose myself and find you.

-from A Eucharistic Christmas

 

 

 

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