THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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      

       

MONDAY, March 9

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

             7:00 p.m.           Knights of Columbus - Specht

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, March 10

       8:00 a.m.         Father James Ruef      Latin  Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Father Thomas Bender   

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

                            

WEDNESDAY, March 11

                           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 12

      5:30 p.m.          Living & deceased of the Hoblit/Auer families

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

                                     

FRIDAY, March 13

        8:00 a.m.        Father William Metzger  

        7:00 p.m.       Stations of the Cross

      

SATURDAY, March 14

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Wes Kingery  

 

 SUNDAY, March 15

        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  

      3:00 p.m.         Polish Mass

 

 

 

“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – Feb 28 – March 1, 2015

Envelopes: $5329.00

Non- envelope donation: $1402.00

ECO donations: $2687.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $9418.00

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 “Last Things and Purgatory”. 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

March 29, Ruiz family, daughter, Ruby

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: Buxtehude – Prelude on “O Sacred Head Sore Wounded”

CHOIR OFFERTORY MOTET: Bruckner – Locus iste

CHOIR COMMUNION MOTET: Rossini / Antoniak – Domus mea

 

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.

 

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! So far this year - January & February 2015 - we have served 500 families (1,993 individuals.)  God Bless you for your generosity. 

 

REMINDER…if school is closed on Tues. or Fri. the 8:00 a.m. Mass will also be cancelled. 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 14-15, 2015 (3rd 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.               open, open                                            John Lamotte                                  Chris Hilles, open,  

                                Abigail Gischel                                           Joel Wichtman                                            open, open                               Mary Wickham

9:00 A.M.         Lulu Collins                                            Rick Driscoll          Bertha Hilsheimer, Carolyn Redwood, Mary Wickham

                           Andrew Grosko, open                               Jon Erikson                  Frances Melton, Sheila Naegele, open        Frances Melton   

11:30 A.M.         Anna Lynch                                          Chris Bartony                           Carolyn Zeisler, Joe Maly

                                  open, open                                          James Wiley                                      Kim Anderson, Karla Walton            Frances Melton  

v                   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 15 – Knights of Columbus                                        Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren


 

From the Pastor’s Desk….…

 

I've heard the birds sing their spring song.  They must know something we don't know.  I know that beyond the pale gray sky, spring will get here.  Until then I must content myself with looking at seed catalogs. 

 

This weekend at the 9:00 Mass the Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form.  The regular 9:00 choir under the direction of Bill Antoniak will provide the music.  Last week the contemporary choir sang the solemn high Mass at 11:30. They did an outstanding job!  I went up to the choir loft to see them before Mass.  I noticed that Amanda Walker, the director, was wearing a chapel veil.  I went up to her and asked, "Are you wearing a chapel veil?"  She smiled and said, "If we're going to do this right, we're going to do it completely right!" This will be for me one of the most unforgettable Masses.  I hope that all who have attended these three Masses have a renewed sense of our historic tradition and a personal contact with a liturgy that has untouched prayers in it from the late 300’s AD.

 

This weekend is the last weekend for the St. Mary basketball tournament--so parking will be easier next weekend.  I do know that St. Mary’s won. I just don't know which St. Mary.

 

How is that fasting and praying going?

  

Don't forget Fridays are meatless. And that does not mean going to Fantastique's Fantastic Seafood Buffet.  Lobster Thermidor is not a Lenten meal unless you hate it!

 

Prayer - consider adding daily Mass to your Lenten Schedule. And now that you have seen the Solemn High Latin Mass, check out the Low Mass at 5:30 on Wednesdays.

 

Almsgiving - If you don't want to try tithing, that is, 10%, for all of Lent, try it for one Sunday and see how bad it hurts.

    

Stay warm.  This too shall pass.

 

The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin F. Lutz

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

 

I've heard the birds sing their spring song.  They must know something we don't know.  I know that beyond the pale gray sky, spring will get here.  Until then I must content myself with looking at birdseed catalogs.  Since you saw nearly the same line in Father's column, you must be wondering, who copied who?  You can usually tell that the line is mine, since I am clever and he is not.  He gets most of his material from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  Not an original thought in his head. 

 

Don't be frightened by that glowing orb in the sky for those of you who have short-term memory.  It is the sun. It created a wonderful hot spot on the floor the other day, so despite my busy schedule, I took a nap on it to honor it.  I just found an undated letter from one of my friends and I thought you might enjoy it.  

 

Dear Raphael,

     I have been following your column since you and your master came to St. Mary's Church.  It sounds like you have lots of rooms which allow you many places to hide.  I live in a very small house, but I still have hiding places my family does not know about.  I love to scare them.  They are so afraid that I will get out of my house and get lost or worse.  Talk about "scaredy-cats". Well, I just ate.  I have my Mrs. trained to keep my litter fresh and spotless.  I have great servants.

Your friend, "His Majesty"  

 

Raphael the other "His Majesty"

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

DR. ROBERT GEORGE TO LECTURE AT JOSEPHINUM

The Pontifical College Josephinum’s 2014-2015 lecture series continues Thursday, March 12, with a presentation by Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.  In 1994, he was Counsel of Record to Mother Teresa in her submission to the United States Supreme Court requesting the reversal of Roe v. Wade. Dr. George will present “Religious Liberty and the Human Good” at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center on the Josephinum campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public; reservations not required. For more information, please call the Academic Dean’s office at 614-985-2274.

 

          An Invitation to ST. MARY'S YOUNG COUPLES
The St. Mary's young couples group will be hosting a happy hour at Gresso's on March 18th at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for our first of many events. This group will provide St. Mary young couples with the opportunity to grow spiritually while also connecting with other young married and engaged couples in the parish. 

For more information, please contact Emma & Charlie Sulek at sulk.charlie@gmail.com or 614.330.0228. 

 

Giving something up for Lent is only one part of a larger call to engage our faith more fully and more devoutly during the 40 days of Lent: that call is a call to prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Or, to put it another way, to lift up, to give up, and to take up.                      -from St. Anthony Messenger

 

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