THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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

       

MONDAY, March 2

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, March 3

       8:00 a.m.         Father Thomas Bender    –  Latin  Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Margaret Keebaugh   

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

                            

WEDNESDAY, March 4

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

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

        7:00 p.m.               RCIA – Atrium

                               

THURSDAY, March 5

      5:30 p.m.          Jesse Anderson   

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

                                     

FRIDAY, March 6 – FIRST FRIDAY

        8:00 a.m.        Father John Metzger  

        7:00 p.m.       Stations of the Cross

      

SATURDAY, March 7 – FIRST SATURDAY

         9:00 a.m.       Father William Metzger  

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary

 

 SUNDAY, March 8

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Living & deceased of the Frank Wirth family

                             LATIN MASS  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Evelyn Tanner      

 

REMINDER: “SPRING FORWARD” next weekend

 

 

SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” –February 21-22, 2015

Envelopes: $3180.00

Non- envelope donation: $1996.00

ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5421.00

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 “Virtues and Vice”. 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

 

BAPTISMS FOR MARCH

March 14, Guanciale family, daughter, Lucia

March 14, Brickey family, son, Landen

March 14, Carraro family, daughter, Flynn

March 22, Lindner family, daughter, Norah

March 22, Thomas family, daughter, Alexandra

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: Powell; The Transfiguration

OFFERTORY MOTET: Anon.; Richard De Castre’s Prayer to Jesus

 

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.

 

ST. MARY SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT… will again take center stage this coming weekend, March 6-7. This weekend the 8th grade boys will compete. Come and enjoy the atmosphere and support kids from all over Ohio.

 

SSCM FOOD PANTRY…..the March item of the month is Chicken Noodle Soup. Please drop off throughout the month of March in the designated bin in the Vestibule.  Many thanks!

 

REMINDER: 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 contact the parish office.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 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: March 8 – Beth Nicola                                                                                    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 remember in prayer the soul of Jolene Mary Kienle, the sister of Ed Quickert of St. Mary's.  May she rest in peace. 

 

I heard many kind words following the Latin Mass that was offered Saturday.  This weekend, as was announced, the 11:30 Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form.  I am looking forward to the efforts of the contemporary choir.  I have heard them practicing.  This may be the first contemporary choir to sing a Latin High Mass in America!  Cool.  Next Sunday our Sesquicentennial Latin Mass will be at 9:00 a.m.  God bless all who have worked so hard to make it happen and have been so generous to allow this look into our rich past to go so well. 

 

Here comes March, in like a lion and out like an arctic blast.  Just a reminder next Sunday spring forward on your clock and change the batteries in your smoke alarms.  See you at Stations at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.  The first scrutiny for the RCIA class will be offered at the 11:30 a.m. Mass next Sunday.

 

The Lord be with You

 

Father Kevin F. Lutz

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From the Cat at 684 South Third. . .

 

Now that I have been recognized in printed grandeur, Hollywood has come knocking at Fr. Lutz's door.  See how good I am?  It appears that John Travolta will be starring in a movie to be made in Columbus and some of the props will come from the Jubilee Museum.  I am sure this is because of my book and I am sure that John Travolta is not playing me in the movie.  I just hope that he has a cat to balance his character.  You may wonder how I came to know about this movie?  I don't eavesdrop, but I couldn't help but hear Fr. Lutz talking to one of the prop masters.

 

If you haven't gotten your copy of the cat book yet, please buy one and support St. Mary's School.  So far, most have sold for $20.  I'm still hoping that someone will buy at least a $5,000 or $1 million copy.  I am thinking of making my own movie; all $1,000 donors will be asked to co-star with me.  At $10,000, I will co-star with you.

 

Feline Consultant to the Stars

Raphael the Cat

Getting old but still needing no makeup

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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.

 

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES OF COLUMBUS

Spring Clean Up - St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemeteries will begin removing wintertime decorations beginning March 2, weather permitting.  Families are advised to remove any personal keepsakes they wish to retain as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

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!  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 Wed. of each month at 1:30 p.m., in the Specht Center. New members are needed for our club to continue our Outreach programs. Please join us, weather permitting, on Wed. 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

 

  BANNS of MARRIAGE

Christopher Ryan Brown and Kirsten Diane Luffy

March 21, 2015 @ Saint Leo

 

Catholic Men's Luncheon Club Event…the March session of the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club will feature a presentation by transitional deacon H. Dale Meade, M.D., a physician studying for the priesthood. His presentation on “A Journey of Faith” will describe the events that led him to the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus and which will culminate with his ordination to the priesthood on May 23, 2015, for the Diocese of Alexandria, LA. Join us on March 6th at St. Patrick Church. Holy Mass begins at 11:45 a.m. followed by lunch and Deacon Meade’s talk until 1:00 pm. No reservations necessary. $10 covers the lunch and meeting. For information on Catholic Men’s Luncheons contact John Schechter at jschechter@sbcglobal.net  or visit

www.ColumbusCatholicMen.com

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION RESULTS

Our special collection for the Community Shelter Board’s campaign resulted in a contribution to this organization of $1,274.58. Our Ash Wednesday collection resulted in a donation to J.O.I.N. of $1,850.50.

 

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