THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

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

       

MONDAY, March 16

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

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, March 17

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

     5:30 p.m.          Wes Kingery   

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

                            

WEDNESDAY, March 18

                           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 19 – Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

      5:30 p.m.          Living & deceased of the William A. Deely family

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

                                     

FRIDAY, March 20

        8:00 a.m.        Father Thomas Bender  

        7:00 p.m.       Stations of the Cross

      

SATURDAY, March 21

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Margaret Keebaugh  

 

 SUNDAY, March 22

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Charlie and Margie Campbell  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary  

       3:00 p.m.              Scouts: Pinewood Derby and Banquet

 

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

 

 

“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – March 7-8, 2015

Envelopes: $3871.00

Non- envelope donation: $2369.00

ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $6485.00

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 “Sacrament of Penance”. 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: Southbridge – Prelude on “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”

CHOIR COMMUNION MOTET: Martin–Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray

 

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. 

 

 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 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: March 22 – Dave and Marge Smigelskii                          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 Grace George (97) whose funeral I offered on Tuesday.  Also, please pray for Michael Eckstein (72) who attended St. Mary Elementary School and Aquinas High School.  May they rest in peace.

 

This week brought a veritable heat wave and a power outage.  The power went off in all of our buildings about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.  Power came on at 4:38 a.m. I had to drive around at 4:00 a.m. to charge my phone.  There was a very heavy fog.  It was like driving through the "twilight zone".  Most streetlights were still working, but most houses were dark.  I can't imagine what a problem this would have been if this had happened on one of the sub-zero nights.  

 

Please pray for Maureen Keebaugh.  She was recently in a car accident when the other driver did not stop at a stop sign.  She has a broken arm.  Please pray for her quick healing.  

 

Thank you to Amanda Walker and Bill Antoniak.  Their efforts with their choirs were most appreciated by me and the congregation at our three sesquicentennial Latin Masses.  I am also most grateful to Deacon Minner for his quick learning of the Deacon's part in the traditional Mass.  

 

Don't forget Stations of the Cross.  See you Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Father Kevin F. Lutz

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

 

The pastor, by human standards, does not have very good eye sight.  I think his lenses were borrowed from a telescope.  Compared to a cat, he is no match at all!  When the power went off, he was stumbling through the dark and lit three vigil lights from the church to light up the rectory.  We cats can see very well in the dark.  You all may have thumbs, but you were certainly short-changed on eyesight and claws.  I suppose seeing how you sometimes get upset with each other it's a good thing the Almighty did not give you claws. You would all look like Bobby Hull.  (Let's see how many of you can get that reference.  If you get it, I can guess how old you are!)  

 

This veritable heat wave has my hopes up, but don't plant your geraniums just yet.  The birds continue to sing their spring anthem.  I am often inclined to sing a contrapuntal melody along with them.

 

Thank you for purchasing what has been referred to as "the cat book".   Remember, every person in the world---all 200 of you are supposed to by a copy of the book for everybody else in the world.  That will give each of you 200 copies for yourself.  At $75.00 each, try to do your best.  I understand that Father has been selling them secretly for $20.00 each.  It still goes to a good cause to help St. Mary School.

 

Father is supposed to meet John Travolta this week.  I'll let you know next week how it went.  You think he would be content with having me as his cat--more than enough for his resume.  But in the day, Father liked Welcome Back, Kotter and Saturday Night Fever.  He seems to have forgotten my performance in "Welcome Back, Cat" and "Saturday Night Distemper".  I won an A-cat-emy Award after all.  

 

In the spotlight again, 

 

Raphael

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

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.

 

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. 

 

The CATHOLIC RENEW AND REFRESH RETREAT…is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th. Join Father Wagner from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the St. Therese Retreat Center to: RENEW your Prayer Life and Your Compassion for the Marginalized... REFRESH Your Body to be the Hands and Feet of Christ... and RETREAT through Holy Mass and the Sacrament of Confession. For more information go to spiritualdayspa.com

 

A THANK YOU NOTE FROM J.O.I.N.

The JOIN staff sent a note of thanks for our recent collection on Ash Wednesday. As reported earlier our donation of $1850.50 will aid the mission of caring for the emergency needs of the poor.

 

GOOD FRIDAY WALKING STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Many facets of faith and justice will be the focus of the annual Walking Stations of the Cross, which begins with prayer at St. Joseph Cathedral at 8:00 a.m., Friday April 3, 2015. Hundreds will process throughout downtown Columbus to recognize Jesus Christ’s suffering and crucifixion as well as to reflect on current areas of social concern. Open to all ages. For more information, call Social Concerns at 614-241-2540 or Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 614-241-2565.

 

Having a saint to pray to every day for special intentions draws us into a more intimate union with Jesus, who has blessed us with so many heavenly intercessors for all our needs. It is a great privilege to have someone in heaven who cares so much about our innermost desires and personal needs.

-from Seven Saints for Seven Virtues

 

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