THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, February 14

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Larry Schumick   

 

 SUNDAY, February 15

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Margaret Hirn   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

                                      Pilgrimage informational meeting - gym

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary

        3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass

       

MONDAY, February 16

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

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, February 17

       8:00 a.m.         Mary Michael & Helen Lambert   – Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Martha Sullivan   

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

                            

WEDNESDAY, February 18 – ASH WEDNESDAY

       8:00 a.m.         Fred M Savage     

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

       7:00 p.m.        Sister Mary Ellen Lynch, O.P.   

        6:30 p.m.                NO Choir practice – 9:00 choir

       7:00 p.m.                NO RCIA – Atrium

                               

THURSDAY, February 19

      5:30 p.m.          Deacon Thomas G. Spaith   

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

                                     

FRIDAY, February 20

        8:00 a.m.        Victims of Violence

        7:00 p.m.       Stations of the Cross

      

SATURDAY, February 21

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Dick Gischel    

 

 SUNDAY, February 22

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Parishioners of Saint Mary                       

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Jesse Anderson   

 

SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” –February 7-8, 2015

Envelopes: $3275.00

Non- envelope donation: $1795.00

ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5315.00

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,

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…. There will be no RCIA class this week. Regular classes will resume on February 25th. Please pray for our Catechumens and Candidates as they enter the last stages before being received into the Church. 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

Organ Prelude: Boellmann – Choral and Minuet from Gothic Suite

Choir Motet: Goss – O Savior of the World

Postlude: Boellmann – Toccata from Gothic Suite

 

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.

 

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

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION…at the request of Bishop Campbell there will be a second collection following each of the Masses to benefit the Community Shelter Board’s community-wide campaign “From Homeless to Home”. This campaign is an opportunity to support a movement to end homelessness.

 

O Lord Jesus, I believe in you, I hope in you, I love you, and I grieve of having ever offended you!

Behold my resolution to live entirely for you.

–St. John Neumann


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 21-22, 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: February 22 – Kathleen Haytas & Rosie Suclescy       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 soul of Beatrice Sauer age 105, an alumna of St. Mary High School class of 1927; Msgr. Thomas

Bender, retired pastor of St. Cecilia and many other assignments, and Father Patrick Byrne, former teacher of St. Joseph Academy and retired military chaplain.  May they rest in peace.

 

Last Saturday we had an impromptu First Communion for Giovanni Garcia.  This involves issues with immigration.  Please pray for a happy resolution.  Thanks to the 4:00 crowd who responded so generously to brightening this young child's day (see note below).

 

This week begins the season of Lent.  Masses for Ash Wednesday are 8:00 a.m. English with the school children; 5:30 p.m. Latin Mass and 7:00 p.m. English Mass. 

 

A reminder that Feb. 21st is the Women's Conference.  It is not too late to sign up.  The Men's Conference is on the Feb. 28th.  And again I hope many from the parish will sign up for these very worthwhile events. 

 

Jump into Lent in the right spirit.  Embrace the three pillars of Lent -- prayer, fasting and alms giving.  God will never be outdone in generosity.

 

The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin F. Lutz

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From the Cat at 684 South Third 

 

I saw the first copy of my book.  Undoubtedly libraries across the country will be asking for signed copies.  They will have to wait.  The first printing I reserved for the good people of St. Mary.   Remember this book is a fundraiser for the school.  I promise I will spend none of the profits on "Tuna Surprise".

 

Lent begins, so I hear. Our rules are different. I will eat meat on Fridays instead of fish. And I'll snack more on the kibbles than on the bits.  

 

I just opened a belated Christmas gift, belated because the pastor left it over at the museum.  One of my dog friends (yes, I have some), Jordan by name, sent me a catnip Christmas Tree and a catnip candy cane.  I gave them both a good working over.  Jordan, by the way, is also a rescue as we ourselves were rescued from the street.  Despite your fallen nature, you people can be so kind.  I'm off to the chapel to curl up there on your behalf.  

 

Raphael, Striving to be a Lenten overachiever

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Dear Father Lutz and St. Mary Parishioners,

 

     On behalf of the Garcia Family, I would like to thank Father Lutz for the warm welcome he gave to Giovanni, and the entire Garcia Family on Saturday February 7th.  Due to Father's understanding during a very difficult time for the Garcia Family, Giovanni was able to receive his First Holy Communion.  Thank you so much Father!

 

     Also we would like to thank the good people at the 4:00 evening Mass, who through their overwhelming generosity, Giovanni was given approximately $300.00. The words of scripture come to mind when we think of your kindness to a total stranger:  "See how these Christians love one another".  

 

     God bless you, Father Lutz and all the parishioners at St. Mary.

 

NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

CATHOLIC TIMES CAMPAIGN

Thank you to all new and returning readers of the Catholic Times. Contact the parish office if you missed the special collection and learn how to sign-up for the upcoming year for a minimum donation of only $17 (parish rate). As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages all Catholic households in the diocese to receive and read our diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Times. Come enjoy “A journal of Catholic life in Ohio”.

 

 

MASS SCHEDULE FOR ASH WEDNESDAY & STATIONS OF THE CROSS

·     Ash Wednesday, February 18th, Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m.; 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The 5:30 p.m. Mass will be a Latin Mass; the 7:00 p.m. Mass will be English.  

·     Stations of the Cross during Lent will be held at Saint Mary each Friday. Please check your bulletin for details.

·     Stations of the Cross will be held each Thursday throughout Lent at Saint Leo at 3:00 p.m.

 

THE JUBILEE MUSEUM AND CATHOLIC CULTURAL CENTER…. is presenting a new exhibition for the Lenten season:  Pietΰ (The Lamentation of Christ) from the Sacred Art Pilgrim Collection.  The exhibition will be open to the public on Ash Wednesday, February 18 and will be on view through April 5, 2015. Pietΰ offers powerful variations of traditional Lamentation scenes, where mourners gather around the body of Christ, just taken down from the Cross. The Sacred Art Pilgrim Collection is the labor of love of collector John Kohan. He describes his collection as a “record of one pilgrim’s progress in rediscovering the majesty, meaning, and mystery of sacred art…”  A suggested donation of $10 per person is greatly appreciated. For more information and hours of operation please visit the Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center’s website at www.jubileemuseum.org  or call 614-600-0054.

 

SSCM FOOD PANTRY…..the February item of the month is Cans of Baked Beans - Pork & Beans. Please drop off throughout the month of February in the designated bin in the Vestibule. 

Many thanks!

Volunteers Needed: Thursday volunteers are needed for our SSCM Food Pantry. This is a once a month commitment for Thursdays during the last week of each month - Noon-2:30 p.m.

We've lost several volunteers due to poor health and do not want to close down the shift - last month the Thursday team served 65 families! Please contact Mary Kelly Minner at 614.404.0817 if you can help or know someone who can. 

 

Respect life conference
The diocesan Respect Life Conference is Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 E. North Broadway, Columbus.  The featured speaker is the Most Rev. Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus.  Other speakers will cover the spectrum of care and concern promoting the dignity of human life.  Mass 9:00 a.m. The conference will follow Mass from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration is $20 which includes lunch.  To register, please send a check payable to the Office for Social Concerns, 197 E. Gay St., Columbus, Ohio  43215.  For details, call (614) 241-2540 or email at socmailbox@colsdioc.org.

 

CHRIST IN THE CITY…. is for all Catholic young adults in metropolitan Columbus. We will have information about the many events going on for Catholic young adults in the city. Come for adoration, and stay to meet other young Catholics and to find out how you can get involved! Our first Christ in the City event will be on Thursday, February 26, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 280 N. Grant Ave. We hope to see you there! For more information, go to http://columbusfrassatisociety.com/ or see our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1596455623919491/.

 

PILGRIMAGE OPPORTUNITY!
Join internationally known tour guide Fr. Joshua Wagner for a Lenten and Easter Pilgrimage to some of the most beautiful churches in the Diocese of Columbus!  "The Seven Church Tour" is a Pilgrimage in your own back yard and this year we are touring the OLDEST Catholic Churches in Ohio as well as paying tribute to Pope St. John Paul II. This year there are two different Seven Church Tours, one touring the churches in the city of Columbus and one touring the churches of Zanesville and Perry County!  If you want to experience the Diocese of Columbus in a new and exciting way then go to sevenchurchtour.com for more info!

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