THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 

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  

        7:30 p.m.       King of Kings

         HOLY WEEK        

MONDAY, March 30

            6:00 p.m.        Choir practice – 11:30 choir

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, March 31

       6:00 p.m.          Chrism Mass @ St. Joseph Cathedral

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

                            

WEDNESDAY, April 1

                           5:30 p.m.Joyce Bellisari Corbitt      Latin Mass

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

                               

THURSDAY, April 2 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

      7:00 p.m.          Father John Metzger  

                                     

FRIDAY, April 3 – Good Friday

        3:00 p.m.       Passion of the Lord

        8:00 p.m.       Tenebrae

      

SATURDAY, April 4 – Holy Saturday

         1:00 p.m.           Blessing of the Food -

        8:30 p.m.        Easter Vigil – Parishioners of Saint Mary

 

 SUNDAY, April 5 – The RESURRECTION of THE LORD

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Kulzer/Wind families    

                             NO Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        The Thomas/Russell families        

 

 

“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – March 21-22, 2015

Envelopes: $4813.00

Non- envelope donation: $1706.00

ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $6764.00

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… No class this week. The Vigil rehearsal is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Holy Saturday. Let us pray for all those who will enter into full Communion with The Catholic Church this Easter.

 

BAPTISMS FOR MARCH

March 29, Ruiz family, daughter, Ruby

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

Opening Antiphon: Schubert – Hosanna Filio David

Offertory Motet: Carter – In Pilate’s Hall

Communion Meditation: Mendelssohn - Daughters of Zion

 

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 www.jubileemuseum.org  or call 614-600-0054.

 

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

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. There is no coffee and doughnut hour on Easter Sunday.

 

PARISH OFFICE HOURS – HOLY WEEK

The parish office will be closed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 6th.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for April 4-5, 2015 (1st Sunday of the Month)

 

Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass

 

TIME             ALTAR SERVER                              LECTOR                             EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER                  SACRISTAN              

8:30 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: April 5 – No coffee and doughnuts Easter Sunday     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 your charity please remember in your prayers the soul of Eleanor Noltemeyer who died just 6 days shy of her 96th birthday.  She was baptized here at St. Mary's and fittingly was buried here on Thursday of this past week.  May she rest in peace.

 

We begin Holy Week today.  It is the HOLIEST WEEK OF THE YEAR!   All are invited to the many services taking place this week. These services afford us a beautiful opportunity and privilege to walk with our Blessed Lord during His suffering for our Redemption.  Beginning with Palm Sunday through Holy Thursday when He instituted the Holy Eucharistic and the Sacrament of Holy Orders-- through His Good Friday Way of the Cross and suffering on Calvary-- out of Love for all of us - to the Joyous Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior on Easter morning.  It is such a perfectly prayerful time to walk with Him.  

 

Please refer to the Holy Week schedule of services in this bulletin. You may even want to post it on your refrigerator for quick reference.  Please notice there will be no 5:30 p.m. Mass on Tuesday.  This has been cancelled because of the 6:00 p. m. Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral. The Holy Oils used in the Sacraments of the Church are blessed by Bishop Campbell at this service and distributed to the priests of the diocese, most of whom will be present at this beautiful Mass.  You are also invited to attend this once-a-year Church celebration.

 

We will be having Tenebrae again this year at St. Mary's.  As the schedule states, it will be at 8:00 p.m. on Good Friday.

 

Please pray for those who will be coming into the fullness of the Church during the Solemn Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. It is important that we continue to pray for each other as we attempt to live each day for the honor and glory of God.

 

Laudetur Jesus Christus!

 

Father Kevin F. Lutz

www.jubileemuseum.org

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From the Cat at 684 South Third Street:

 

I heard the sad news of the death of the beloved Guinea pig, Scout, of St. Mary's Preschool fame.  Animals are a special gift from God, and pets are special among animals.  When pets die, it teaches us that everything in this life has an ending.  I know the children and teachers are very sad.  I will see if Father can bring me to their classroom to pet me and receive consolation.  I know they are worried about Scout, but I like to agree with Bishop Hettinger's thoughts on this subject---If you need that pet around to make you happy in heaven, you will have it!

 

Spring is here. Be good to your garden, birds and stray animals.

 

I haven't received any fan mail this week.  I guess that is because John Trivolta is in town.  Your letters are always welcome.

 

Raphael, the cat who really, truly cares.

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

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.

 

 

MARCH 28-29 - 5th SUNDAY-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION……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.

BANNS of MARRIAGE

Jonathan Thomas Downing and

Kathleen Michelle Eagan – April 18, 2015

 

James Steven Smutniak and Breanne Elaine Meade

April 18, 2015

 

SESQUICENTENNIAL UPCOMING EVENTS

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! 

 

BLESSING OF THE FOOD….This year the blessing will be done by Father Stash Daley and it will be done in English. We will sing only in polish before the blessing. We welcome all who would like to join us.

 

AN INVITATION TO ST. MARY YOUNG COUPLES
The St. Mary young couples group will be bowling at Ten Pin Alley (
5499 Constitution Blvd, Hilliard) on April 11th at 3:00 p.m. We hope you can join us. If you’re able to make it, please email or call Emma and Charlie Sulek at sulek.charlie@gmail.com or 614.330.0228 so that we can reserve enough lanes. 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. 

 

By His life, death and resurrection, Jesus opens the way for us to claim the very source of God’s wealth, God Himself. He alone is the true source of the greatness of creation and all that is good and true and beautiful.

-from Inspired

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EASTER FLOWER REMEMBRANCE FORM

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

 

Loved ones to be remembered – please print

 

 

                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                                                                 

 

Donor name:                                                                                        

 

Amount enclosed:                                                                               

 

If additional lines are needed please attach your list to this form. You may drop this form into the offering basket or return it to the parish office. Deadline for your response is: March 30, 2015

 

 

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