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


MONDAY, March 23

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


TUESDAY, March 24

       8:00 a.m.         Father John Metzger     Latin Mass

     5:30 p.m.          Father James Ruef   

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


WEDNESDAY, March 25 – The Annunciation of the Lord

                           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 26

      5:30 p.m.          Helen Jane Maloney  

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


FRIDAY, March 27

        8:00 a.m.        Larry Thibaut  

        7:00 p.m.       Stations of the Cross


SATURDAY, March 28

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

        4:00 p.m.        Wes Kingery  


 SUNDAY, March 29

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Hilda Kulzer  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary  



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


“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – March 14-15, 2015

Envelopes: $3870.00

Non- envelope donation: $1979.00

ECO donations: $1977.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $7826.00

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 Lord’s Prayer and the Nicene Creed”. All are welcome. For details please contact RCIA Directors Mike or Maureen Keebaugh. Contact Mike @ 614-323-6715 or . Contact Maureen @ 614-323-7293 or



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: Kφhler – Einleitung zur Graun’s Tod Jesu

                         (Introduction to Graun’s „Death of Jesus“)

OFFERTORY MOTET: Nares – Try Me, O God



·     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. 


 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 beginning Ash Wednesday and will be on view through April 5, 2015. …”  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  or call 614-600-0054.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 28-29, 2015 (5th 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.         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ginny Holleran

9:00 A.M.     

                                            Please see the 5th Sunday sign-up sheet at the rear of Church                                        Frances Melton    

11:30 A.M.        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Frances Melton

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 Missile for a copy of this prayer)                   

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: Sunday, March 29 – Mary and Mike Gerlach                                              Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker   


From the Pastor’s Desk….…


We are past the tipping point of Lent.  The journey is more than half over.  For some who read this, perhaps nothing has even happened yet.  For others, the fasting and prayers have gone well.  Even if you are a late starter, the Lord promises a full days wage even to those who were hired in the last hour.  Although that applies primarily to last minute conversions, God is always generous.  If Lent has been lousy, save it even this late in the game.  Try a little fasting, try a little almsgiving; try a bit more prayer.  


King of Kings, the silent movie, will be shown in the church to the accompaniment of our grand pipe organ on the evening of Palm Sunday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.  No charge.  Free will offering.  Please consider this interesting and significant movie.  It is a great inspiration for the week that is to come.  Shawn Kenney will play the original score of the movie.  Bring friends.  It's a great way to introduce people to the Catholic Faith.  See you in the front right row.  


Everyone is asking (Including the cat) if I really saw and talked to John Travolta.  One friend suggested that it was a cardboard cut- out.  No, it wasn't.  A movie was filmed here in Columbus and I was asked to provide a few props for the movie.  I was able to briefly talk to John Travolta and the director and a few other members of the cast. All in all it was very interesting. 


I mentioned a few things about the lighting in the church.  There are some serious issues in the attic in which wire is running through the insulation without being shielded by conduit.  The six chandeliers are also plugged into outlets in the attic and the wire is not properly rated.  I also saw some old knob and tube wiring that is patched into some more modern service.  All these dangerous things are being tended to this week and a new type of lighting will be put inside the chandeliers. Some new enhancements to the ceiling lights are being studied so that the church will have a warmer glow instead of the cold light offered by the mercury vapor lamps.  


The Lord be with you!


Father Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third Street. .  .


It looks like the pastor did get to see John Travolta.  I suspected as much when he came in the door humming "Stayin' Alive".  I then heard Father talking on the phone and mentioning that he had talked to the actor for about five minutes.  I think Father noticed my hurt look.  I got a few extra kibbles that night.  Did he think I could possibly be jealous?  There is nothing in the world more serene than a cat.  


It looks like the worst of the winter is over.  That means good news and bad news--more birds and more dogs!  I saw a hideous video in which a huge dog was being humiliated by a cockatiel. The bird was walking all over his back and pecking at his snout.  I'm not one to come to the aid of a dog, but I felt so sorry for this nearly invertebrate beast.  I was about to give flying lessons to this little bird.  The narrator of the video said they were friends--a likely story.  


I heard that Father's ring got to star in the movie, but he was not chosen!  They needed a ring on the set for the actor/priest to wear and they used Father Pendolphi's ring that the pastor always wears.  I hope the ring gets an Academy Award for Best Supporting Jewelry.   


Even though we don't like each other, many of us so-called dumb animals do like humans.  Perhaps we just feel sorry for you all since we possess a magnificent spectrum of talent and gifts that are only given to you with great limitations.  Occasionally, I watch the news.  It makes me hesitant to call you rational animals.  Then again, I've seen some pretty heroic stuff too, so I'll go off to the chapel and pray for you all to be more rational.  


Wondering how deep is your love,        Raphael the jive-talking Cat





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.



v  As is our tradition on 5th Sundays’ throughout the year we ask for your donations to support St. Vincent de Paul. This organization reaches out to meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling in these difficult economic times. Please be generous. Use your preprinted envelopes for your gift or note your contribution accordingly.

v  There is a signup sheet at the rear of Church for 5th Sunday liturgical ministers. We do not have a regular rotation for 5th Sundays and need help covering all 0f the weekend Masses. Thank you. 

          BANNS of MARRIAGE

Brian Thomas Renner and Colleen Marie Conlon

April 11, 2015



a) Sunday, March 29: King of Kings @ 7:30 p.m.

b) Tuesday, March 31: Chrism Mass @ 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral. No Mass at Saint Mary.

c)  Holy Thursday, April 2: Mass of the Lord’s Supper @ 7:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight.

d) Good Friday, April 3: The Passion of the Lord @ 3:00 p.m.    Tenebrae@ 8:00 p.m.

e)  Saturday, April 4: Blessing of the Food – Polish Community @1:00 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil Mass @ 8:30 p.m.

f)   Easter Sunday: regular Mass schedule.



April is the 'Month of Priests'; time to recognize Pastors that have served the St. Mary Parish Community. On Sunday, April 12th we will welcome back Father Don Franks. Each Mass on that day will be followed by a reception in the school gym. At 2:00 p.m. in the Church a Sesquicentennial Jubilee Concert will be presented by the Lancaster Community Band. This will be an afternoon filled with the music of our history for the whole family to enjoy! 

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Your contribution honoring a loved one, living or deceased, will be used for the purchase of our Easter flowers.


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