THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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

       

MONDAY, February 2 – The Presentation of the Lord

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, February 3

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

     5:30 p.m.          Jean Louise Flahive   

                           

WEDNESDAY, February 4    

      5:30 p.m.         Father Ralph Huntzinger   – Latin Mass

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

       7:00 p.m.                RCIA – Atrium

                               

THURSDAY, February 5 – Saint Agatha

      5:30 p.m.          Living & deceased of the R. Russell Thomas family  

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

                                     

FRIDAY, February 6 – FIRST FRIDAY -  St.  Paul Miki & Companions

        8:00 a.m.        Ruth Naegele   

      

SATURDAY, February 7 – FIRST SATURDAY

        9:00 a.m.        Philomena Merullo   

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Dorothy Carroll    

 

 SUNDAY, February 8

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Jack Wagner   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary

 

SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – January 24-25, 2015

Envelopes: $3313.00

Non- envelope donation: $2099.00

ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5657.00

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, Foday Kenneh

  

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, 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 Moral Life of the Christian/Social Justice”. If you are seeking answers about the Catholic Faith these sessions can answers your questions. All are welcome. 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

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE – Stanley – Columtary VIII in D Minor

CHOIR MOTET – Mozart – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

 

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.

 

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.


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 7-8, 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: February 8 – Mark and Sandra Grosko                                                     Pray for our men and women in uniform


 

Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker   




 

From the Pastor’s Desk….…

 

In your charity please pray for the souls of the following who have died:  Sue Sammons, wife of parishioner Rich Sammons, Evelyn Tanner and Ida Mae Klarman, both long time members of St. Mary.

 

I was in Boston for Snowmageddon!  It wasn't as bad as predicted. They were ready for the snow and the airports were soon opened.  This visit was, of course not to see the sights, but to visit Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary.  It was founded 50 years ago and is going strong.  It is a seminary for delayed vocations.  Many men who felt the call later in life have been trained there including several priests of our diocese. The youngest seminarian was in his mid-thirties, the oldest in his late fifties.  A few were permanent deacons who had been widowed and were now considering the priesthood.  A great spirit prevailed in the house.  Many were dads and granddads; many were retired military men and all were most impressive as they contemplated a very different path later in life.  Pray for vocations.  Pray for a particular candidate to know God's Will.  

 

Stop by St. Mary School and see the new entryway.  There is now a shrine to the Sacred Heart of Jesus welcoming students, teachers and visitors.  There are three stained glass windows set in the wall and back-lit. Check it out.  Pray that our school will always have God's blessing upon it.  

 

You might want to consider coming to a special Mass on Monday at 9:00 AM - Candlemas Day!  It is the day when candles to be used are blessed for both the church and home.  This will be a Latin Solemn High.  Bring candles to be blessed, if you like.  Just a reminder, if you receive Communion at this Mass, it is customary to receive the host on the tongue, not in the hand. 

The Communion Rail will be out for this Mass, but it is not necessary to kneel, if that is a difficulty.  

 

The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin Lutz

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From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .

 

Father Adam Travis from Louisiana is visiting me for a few days.  He was the deacon years ago at Holy Family. He did not know that I had been transferred here or that I had to bring Father Lutz with me.  We all had a nice reunion. Now he is a priest in the Land of GumboYum.  He has not aged at all.  Can't say the same for the pastor.  I think he is aging for several people.  I heard that Father was upgraded to First Class on the airline from Boston.  I heard he got a funny look from one person who thought he shouldn't be in first class.  Envy, the green eyed monster.  Always and everywhere ugly.  Remember, with God, everyone goes First Class.  

 

Here comes February.  Still cold, so be kind to the animals outside.  

Here's to the city of Boston

The home of Filene and cod,

Where the Cabots talk only to Lodges

And the Lodges talk only to God.

 

Here's to the St. Mary rectory 

The home to two cats and a priest

Where the cats sing out sonorous discords 

While Father prepares them a feast.  

 

I welcome submissions of further verses to this old tribute to Boston.  I will give a cat treat to each entrant.  Do not write your version during the sermon.  The best will follow in future bulletins.  

Raphael, The Cat of a Thousand Names

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

CATHOLIC MAN OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON

The Catholic Men's Luncheon Club -- together with Bishop Frederick F. Campbell -- will recognize the Catholic Man of the Year for the Diocese of Columbus on Friday, February 6th! Mark your calendar and plan to participate in this popular and inspiring luncheon event to be held at St. Patrick Church in downtown Columbus! Mass (optional) at 11:45 a.m.; luncheon begins 12:15 p.m.; adjournment around 1:15 p.m. Reservations not needed, but please bring $10 to cover the lunch and meeting costs. Questions? Call John Schechter (614) 565-0824.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME

Please, join us for an information meeting that will be held on Sunday, February 15th at 10:15 a.m., immediately after the 9:00 a.m. mass in the gymnasium, during coffee and doughnuts. Brochures will be available. 

 

CATHOLIC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

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 or columbuscatholicwomen.com

 

CATHOLIC TIMES CAMPAIGN

Next week kicks off our 2015 Catholic Times subscription drive. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in your

January -February collection packet. For a minimum donation of ONLY $17.00 per year (parish rate), readers receive a

Catholic perspective on the world around us: local, national, worldwide, and Vatican news; diocesan, parish, and school stories; articles, regular columns, editorials, and events are delivered right to your home. As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages every Catholic family to receive the Catholic Times. Look for your envelope and sign up for, or continue receiving, the newspaper of our diocese, the Catholic Times. If you are on “electronic” donation, you can still receive Catholic Times – simply place your donation in an envelope marked “Catholic Times” with your name and drop it into the Sunday collection basket during February. Come enjoy “A journal of Catholic life in Ohio”.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

·     Ash Wednesday falls on February 18th.

·     Stations of the Cross will begin on Friday, February 20th.

·     The Diocesan Respect Life Conference is Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church

 

END OF YEAR STATEMENTS…..were mailed this past Friday. Please watch your mail for delivery

 

SENIOR or DISABLED IN NEED OF HOME REPAIR?
Service Saturday, sponsored by Catholic Social Services, will be held on May 16. Do you know of an older adult (60+) or a disabled individual living in Franklin County who needs help with a small home repair or special project?  If so, please contact Peggy Sirbaugh in the CSS office, 614-857-1251 or psirbaugh@colscss.org with the name, street address, zip code, phone number and project idea. Be sure you discuss the event with the individual before making the referral.  Please call by March 2. We can accept a maximum of 30 worksites, so please don’t delay!   (We are unable to accept plumbing, electrical, and second-floor exterior projects.)

When all else fails, I recommend taking up the prayer Jesus taught us through St. Faustina and making it the constant refrain of your heart and mind throughout every season of your spiritual journey: “Jesus, I trust in you.”

-from Answers

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