THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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  

       

MONDAY, January 26 – Saints Timothy and Titus

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, January 27

       8:00 a.m.         No Mass

     5:30 p.m.          No Mass

                           

WEDNESDAY, January 28 – Saint Thomas Aquinas  

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

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

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA – Location to be determined

                               

THURSDAY, January 29

      5:30 p.m.          Wes Kingery   

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

                                     

FRIDAY, January 30

        8:00 a.m.        Special Intention

      

SATURDAY, January 31

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        James Bauman, Sr. 

         6:00 p.m.            Gala – Confluence Park

 

 SUNDAY, February 1

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Jeanne and Skip Russell   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary

        1:30 p.m.             Scouts – Sprecht

 

NOTE: There will NO Mass on Tuesday of this week. Father will be out of town.

 

SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – January 17-18, 2015

Envelopes: $3741.00

Non- envelope donation: $1573.00

ECO donations: $1817.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $7131.00

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 the Anointing of the Sick”. 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 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. In 2014 SSCM Food Pantry served a total of 3,263 families which included 13, 683 individuals. 

Your help and donations are much needed and greatly appreciated.

 

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  February: Month of Solemn Latin Masses

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE - Wolford: Arioso

CHOIR MOTET – Hassler: Lord, we come Before You

 

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.


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 31- February 1, 2015 (1st 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.         Dominic, Gabriel                                  Mike McConahay                               Rose Albert, Miles Drake

                             and Aaron Lopresti                                     Ann Graf                                                      open, open                                     Sandy Brown            

9:00 A.M.        Nate Gain, Stuart Landry                      Mark/Jillian Lehosit                 Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach

                                 John Kirkwood                                          Brian Collins                                 Don Metnes, Kathleen Haytas, open               Pat Smith

11:30 A.M.              open, open                                       Kim Anderson                              Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren

                                      Sean Price                                            Vince Relli                                                Jaci Elston, David Bortz                       David Larsen

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: February 1 – Melissa and Mike Kirkwood                  Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker    


 

From the Pastor’s Desk….…

 

In your charity please pray for the soul of Joseph Ciminello who was buried from St. Paul's Church in Westerville this past Thursday. Also pray for Margaret Chapin, an alumna of St. Mary School.  May they rest in peace.

 

Say a little prayer.  I am flying to Boston after Mass to visit Pope John XXIII Seminary.  I am visiting two of our diocesan seminarians while there and traveling with a potential candidate.  I will return to the parish late Wednesday afternoon.

 

Congratulations Deacon MInner!!!  Ten years a deacon and generous is your service to St. Mary in countless ways.  Your legendary work with your wife preparing couples to be married is outstanding.  Likewise your care for the altar and your devotion to the Liturgy is done with great reverence.  God bless you with many more years and may all of us be blessed by your love of God.

 

I'm looking forward to this Gala very much.  I hope you are too.  It is not too late to register even now, so please consider signing up and having a great time over at Confluence Park.

 

Last week we had a very unexpected visit from Bishop Reiss, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit.  He was driving back from Florida and stopped by to have dinner.  He greeted me with the following words "Father Lutz, I have just lifted the excommunication from you for failing to come and visit me in Florida."  Traveling with the Bishop was his little dog Kirby--a rescue dog.

 

Last Sunday I went to St. Peter's Church in Worthington to celebrate their 45th Anniversary.  They really began their celebration in a beautiful way--with a tribute to their ancestral parish.

 

The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin F. Lutz

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From the Cat at 684 S. Third Street...

 

This was a lousy week.  A dog dared to enter the rectory.  He was a combination schnauzer and poodle named Kirby (was he named after a vacuum cleaner?)  His tail was insane.  I did everything I could, not to give it a swat--its wagging was absolutely incessant!!  I have since patrolled the house to make sure the bishop didn't leave the dog behind.  All is well.

 

Raphael, Hunter and Tracker

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

BANNS of MARRIAGE

Ryan M. Sapp and Katie M. Kandrach

February 14, 2015

 

 

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!

 

ORDINATION ANNIVERSAY

On January 29, 2015 Deacon Roger Minner will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his ordination. Coffee and doughnuts will have a special treat this weekend in honor of this special occasion. Saint Mary is blessed to have this devoted servant of God in our midst.

 

WORLD MARRIAGE DAY CELEBRATION

“Let Us Pray: The Gift of Couple Spirituality within Marriage”. Several marriage ministries in the Diocese of Columbus are co-sponsoring a World Marriage Day Celebration, Sunday, February 8th from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Ohio Dominican University Colonial Room.  Mark an Elizabeth Ficocelli will discuss one of the most intimate aspects of matrimony: couple spirituality.  This will be followed by a Holy Hour for Marriages and light refreshments.  There is no charge for the event but space is limited.  Kindly RSVP by February 2nd at http://familylife.colsdioc.org or 614-241-2560.

 

CATHOLIC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

St. Gabriel Radio will be hosting a conference registration weekend live on the air January 31 – February 1 to promote the upcoming Catholic Men’s and Catholic Women’s conferences! Tune in to AM820 on January 31st and February 1st to hear special programing and previews from conference speakers! Listeners will have the opportunity to call St. Gabriel Radio to register for the conferences! The Women's Conference will be held on Saturday, February 21st and the Men’s Conference on Saturday, February 28th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. On-line registration is already open at plugincatholic.com and columbuscatholicwomen.com!

 

CRISTO REY COLUMBUS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL…. is currently accepting applications for students for fall 2015. Applications are available at www.cristoreycolumbus.org . Cristo Rey also hosts bi-weekly information nights. Interested families should call 614-223-9261 x-12007 for dates and times.

 

 

If we have been saved and sustained by a love so deep that death itself couldn’t destroy it, then that love will see us through whatever darkness we are experiencing in our lives.

-from Pope Francis and our Call to Joy

 

 

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