THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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

       

MONDAY, January 19

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

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

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, January 20

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

     5:30 p.m.          Father Ralph Huntzinger   

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

                             

WEDNESDAY, January 21 – Saint Agnes    

      5:30 p.m.         Michael P. Casey, Sr    - Latin Mass

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA

                               

THURSDAY, January 22

      5:30 p.m.          Ruth Naegele   

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

                                     

FRIDAY, January 23

        8:00 a.m.        Nick London   

      

SATURDAY, January 24

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary

 

 SUNDAY, January 25

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Bill Hirn  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Jackie Hagwood  

 

SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – January 10-11, 2015

Envelopes: $4086.00

Non- envelope donation: $1988.00

ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $6319.00

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, 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, Rita Zarth

 

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 Confirmation”. 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

January 25th, Anderson family, daughter, Emily

 

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  St. Charles will conduct 8th Grade Scholarship testing on Jan. 31st. You must register by calling Laurie Berndt in the school office at 614-252-6714.

Ψ  Join us on Wed., Jan.  21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for our Heart to Heart with Hartley open house.

Ψ  February: Month of Solemn Latin Masses

Ψ  Catholic Women’s Conference – February 21, 2015

Ψ  Catholic Men’s Conference – February 28, 2015

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: Mendelssohn – Sonata #2 in C Minor 1st Movement

Choir Motet: Wesley – Lead Me, Lord


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 24-25, 2015 (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: January 25 – Bertha Hilsheimer & Sally Sobony         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 that have died: for the repose of the soul of Father John Metzger who died last Sunday shortly after he was anointed by Bishop Campbell.  His funeral was held Friday in Junction City. Also remember Msgr. James Ruef who died on Monday.  His funeral will be Monday at St. Catharine Church.  Msgr. Ruef was ordained the same year I was, 1978.

(With his death, half my ordination class has gone to Heaven.) Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Rita McCrary, longtime member of St. Mary.  Her funeral was Friday at 10:00 a.m. here at St. Mary.  May they all rest in peace.  

 

I will be out this Sunday.  St. Peter's 45th anniversary of the parish is being celebrated this Sunday and I will be preaching at the anniversary Mass. (I'll bet we can teach them a few things about celebrating anniversaries!)

 

The Mass last Sunday to open our Sesquicentennial was beautiful and we were so pleased to have the Bishop as our main celebrant and guest.  Amanda Walker, Bill Antoniak, the choirs, the alpine horns, the Bells Of St Mary's, the many servers and ministers of the Mass did a spectacular job.  Thanks also to those who prepared the reception, the lunch for the bishop, and made every detail memorable and beautiful.  If you want to hear the music from the Mass, go to the parish website for a link.  

 

Now we are in the Jubilee Year of the parish.  There are two events that I would like to ask you to consider making a part of your spiritual journey:  The Men's Conference and the Women's Conference.  Our showing last year was modest.  As we try to grow in holiness, this is a great time to improve the path that we are on.  Please don't ignore the invitations to attend these events.  

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Father Kevin Lutz

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From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .

 

Today I received a hideous gift!  Father Lutz thought it was funny.  What does he know?  It's a statue of a cat standing up on his back legs with wings like an angel and he's holding a small tray for bird food.  Who thinks of these things?  I'll administer some old fashioned therapy if I find out who designed this!  Tell Father to stop laughing.  

 

I saw a couple carrying a new born baby.  I guess the world's population is up to 201.  Congratulations!  Other than that, life goes on. The trees are gone and the decorations are all put away.  God bless the Tuna Lady (some call her Donna) who did all the hard work to make my house so beautiful.  

 

I'd write more but the cold cramps my creative style… And my nap patterns…. And my energy…. And my limited free will…. And my mysterious cat ways that are beyond human comprehension.  

 

Raphael the Cat ,                    Incomprehensible and Irresistible

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

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!

 

JANUARY 22 – RESPECT LIFE MASS – DAY OF PRAYER

The annual Respect Life Mass will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral with Bishop Frederick Campbell as the celebrant. On this day of the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe V. Wade, our diocese will join all dioceses of the United States in observing a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. All are invited to attend. For more information about the Church’s teaching on prolife issues, visit the U.S. Bishops’ website at www.usccb.org/prolife or contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at (614) 241-2540.

 

ROE REMEMBERANCE AT STATEHOUSE

Greater Columbus Right to Life will sponsor the 42nd Annual Roe

Remembrance event on Thursday, January 22, at the Ohio Statehouse. The hour-long program will start at noon indoors in the Statehouse Atrium. Due to Statehouse security restrictions, no signs or banners are permitted inside the Statehouse. For additional information, please visit Greater Columbus Right to Life online at www.gcrtl.org.

 

THE COMMUNITY OF HOLY ROSARY & ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST… is hosting their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015 beginning at noon at Holy Rosary/St. John Church.  The guest speaker is Sr. Patricia Dual, O.P.  Everyone is welcome.

 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 

Married couples can directly make Christ present in their homes and in the world by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, and then focusing for just 20 minutes a day. Upcoming weekends are scheduled for February 13-15 or April 10-12. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at www.wwmecolumbus.org

 

NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH AND SERVICE

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. The service organization was created to help anyone in need of assistance with maintenance work such as yard work and painting. These services are available at no cost to the individual/ family. Please contact us at (614)-378-4973 or

service@bcfdevelopment.com if you think that our service organization could benefit you in any way. Thank you!

 

THANK YOU TO….Gary Leister and the Leister family for their contribution of historical items to the Saint Mary archives.

 

JORDAN CONFERENCE…..the quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 2015  at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium for parents who wish to have a child baptized. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at ann@stmarygv.com  to confirm your attendance.

 

 

Loving Father, may the prayers of the Virgin Mary bring us closer to Christ and the Church. Through her intercession may we participate in the sacraments more actively and dedicate ourselves to witness Christ’s kingdom of love, justice, and mercy. Thank you, God, for giving us Mary as our spiritual mother.    

-from Holding Jesus

 

 

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