THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

SATURDAY, February 21

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Dick Gischel    - LATIN MASS

 

 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   

       2:00 p.m.         Eucharistic Adoration & Prayer – Polish Comm.

       

MONDAY, February 23

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, February 24

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

     5:30 p.m.     Living & deceased of the Martin B. Russell family   

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

        7:00 p.m.                Jordan Conference - Atrium

                            

WEDNESDAY, February 25

                           5:30 p.m.       Deacon Thomas G. Spaith   – Latin Mass

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

        7:00 p.m.               RCIA – Atrium

                               

THURSDAY, February 26

      5:30 p.m.          Carmela  Refice   

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

                                     

FRIDAY, February 27

        8:00 a.m.        Mary Michael & Helen Lambert  

        7:00 p.m.       Stations of the Cross

      

SATURDAY, February 28

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Joseph V. Ciminello  

 

 SUNDAY, March 1

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Wes Kingery                           

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of St. Mary – LATIN MASS

       1:30 p.m.              Scout leaders - Specht

 

SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” –February 14-15, 2015

Envelopes: $2637.00

Non- envelope donation: $1273.00

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

Total offering: $5727.00

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…. The RCIA topic this week will be “The Sacrament of Holy Orders”. 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: Walther – Christ, Thou Art My Life

COMMUNION MOTET: Rossini – Scapulis suis

 

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.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

·     Stations of the Cross during Lent will be held at Saint Mary each Friday @ 7:00 p.m.

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

 

WEEK-DAY MASS ALERT

Until further notice if school is cancelled on either Tuesday or Friday the 8:00 a.m. Mass for that day will also be cancelled.  If in doubt please call the parish office at 614.445.9668.

 

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!

 

ST. MARY SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT…will be held over the next two weekends. Feb. 27 -28 will feature 6th grade boys and 8th grade girls. The following weekend, Mar. 6-7 features 8th grade boys. Come and watch kids from all over Ohio compete during these championship weekends.


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 28 – March 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: March 1 – Cecilia Reis & Mike Chambers                  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 you charity please pray for the soul of Margaret Keebaugh, mother of Mike Keebaugh who was buried February 12th.  Also, pray for Rose Grant who was buried February 20th.  Leonardo Morghan, who briefly attended St. Mary School, died on February 17th.  Leonardo had been suffering from cancer.  His funeral was held at Christ the King. Pray especially for the grieving parents who have lost a child so young.  May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

 

This is the weekend of the Women's Conference and next week is the Men's Conference.  Please pray for the success of both.

 

Today (Saturday), the traditional Mass will be celebrated at the 4:00 p.m. Mass as we celebrate our Sesquicentennial and see the Mass for which this church was built.  Next Sunday, March 1st, the Latin Mass will be offered at the 11:30 a.m. Mass and on March 8th the 9:00 a.m. Mass will be in Latin.  

 

The severe disciplines of Lent are upon us.  The success of Lent always depends on our attitude.  The best way to get through Lent is to choose a single fault that you would like to be delivered of.  The three great weapons to offer to God for the grace to overcome that fault are these:  Prayer (pray without ceasing), Fasting (this type {of deliverance} requires much fasting), and Almsgiving (charity covers a multitude of sins).  Thank me at the gates of Heaven.  

 

Dominus vobiscum!

 

Fr. Devin Lutz

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From the Cat at 684 South Third Street

 

Why are you all living in cold Columbus, OH???  You might in turn ask me the same question.  I am here as a supreme act of sacrifice and obedience.  We're in this together folks!   The days are slowly getting a little longer and I arise about four minutes early each morning.  

 

My book is now available.  If you desire a copy, see Father Lutz, my agent.  I was going to use Amazon, but I'm afraid of Anacondas.  Remember, this is a fundraiser for the school, so please be generous.  My lovely book was printed by Kreber Graphics and assembled by Old Trail Printing, Both were done free of charge (who can resist a cat?)  So that means 100% of the profits will go to St. Mary School.  The minimum donation is $20.00 and the Maximum donation will be $2,000,000.00.  See what you can do.   My penmanship is not very good at all, but I would be willing to scratch or bite the page of your choosing.  Get those checkbooks out and practice those zeros!  

 

Editorially yours, 

 

Raphael the Published Cat

 

Remember the words of the English author, Belloc, "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read!

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

Respect life conference…The diocesan Respect Life Conference is Sat., March 7, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 E. North Broadway. The featured speaker is the Most Rev. Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus.  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., Col. OH 43215.  For details, call (614) 241-2540 or email at socmailbox@colsdioc.org.

 

 

4-S CLUB-LENTEN FISH FRY…. are set for each Friday evening throughout Lent from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

GALA UPDATE

Thank you to all who attended this year’s St. Mary Gala, we project we raised over $25,000.  Thanks to all of you who helped make this event a great success. At the Gala we also had a Fund a Need event with monies raised going toward the purchase of wireless keyboards for the I Pads that we currently have. If anyone would like to donate $60 for a keyboard please put the check or money into an envelope with marked for Gala and drop it in the collection basket or stop by the office.

 

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!

On March 14th Father Joshua Wagner will celebrate Mass at St. Leo at the completion of his Seven Church Bus Tour. Mass time is 4:00 p.m. You don’t to be on the tour to attend Mass.

 

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.

 

ST. MARY YOUNG-at-HEART CLUB….is extending an invitation to those of you mainly over 50 to join us for fellowship, speakers, outings, meetings, fun and refreshments. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m., in the Specht Center.

The primary focus of this group is two-fold:

·     to support St. Mary Church and School: volunteering at the Cake Stand at the Annual Festival and providing a scholarship to a graduating eighth grader planning to attend Bishop Hartley and Bishop Ready High School.

·     to provide needed items to the people of McArthur Ohio, in cooperation with the Knights of Columbus. Goods are collected and delivered in the spring and fall of the year.

New members are needed for our club to continue these ministries. Please join us, weather permitting, on Wednesday March 4th at 1:30 p.m. Parking is available in the back lot.

 

40 DAYS FOR LIFE is Feb. 18 to Mar. 29. Communities across the country will participate in the 40 Days for Life campaign. Faithful believers are praying that this effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in America. This peaceful prayer vigil will take place at an abortion facility. Participants are asked to volunteer and sign a statement of peace. For details about 40 Days for Life in the Columbus area, please contact Greater Columbus Right to Life at 614-445-8508 or visit www.40daysforlife.com/columbus.

 

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