SATURDAY, April 4 Holy Saturday
Blessing of the Food -
Easter Vigil Parishioners of Saint Mary
SUNDAY, April 5 The RESURRECTION of THE LORD
NO Coffee & doughnuts
The Thomas/Russell families
WEDNESDAY, April 8
Bennett Aycock Latin Mass
Choir practice choir
RCIA - Atrium
FRIDAY, April 10
SATURDAY, April 11
SUNDAY, April 12 DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Parishioner of Saint Mary
Coffee & doughnuts
Scouts - Specht
Sesquicentennial Jubilee Concert
REMINDER if school is closed on Tues. or Fri. the Mass will also be cancelled.
RCIA 2014-15 the class this week will meet to discuss their Easter Vigil Experience and opportunities for Stewardship.
BAPTISMS FOR APRIL
April 19, Roberts family, son, Benjamin
April 19, Wichtman family, son, John
April 25, Meier family, daughter, Kathryn
Prelude: Haydn - Nun beut die Fleur; Laura Antoniak, Soloist
Offertory Motet: Bortniansky Cherubic Hymn
Communion Meditation: Pachelbel Canon in D
Postlude: Martin Toccata for the Morning of Easter
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 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!
AN INVITATION TO ST.
The St. Mary young couples group will be bowling at Ten Pin Alley (
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
DeCarlo Walker, open Sherrie Hayes Lori and Dave Mitchell
DaVeaun Walker Joe Giannetti John LaMotte, open Amanda Walker
Anthony Metnes Don Metnes Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut
Cael Shaw, open Marge Smigelski Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, open Ginny Holleran
Vince Relli, Mike Hicks Jennifer Larsen, open
open, Emily Relli Devin Russell Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle Suzi Foster
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
Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker
From the Pastors Desk .
Alleluia, Alleluia Resurrexit Sicut Dixit!
Alleluia, Alleluia He has risen as He said!
An Easter Welcome to all our visitors who are here to share the Holy Mass on this the Holiest of Days.
If there is anybody in church today who is thinking about returning to the Faith, come and shake my hand. I will be at the front church doors after Mass wishing all a joyful and blessed day.
In your charity, please remember the soul of Father Paul Smith who
died March 26th. Father's body, on Palm Sunday, reposed in-state at
Congratulations and welcome to those who have entered the Church at the Easter Vigil. Let us continue to pray for one another.
Thank you to all who enriched the Holy Week Ceremonies by serving, singing, reading, decorating and in any other way helping to give due honor to God.
I have to write this a bit early, so I don't have more news to report. Every grace and blessing be yours.
The Lord be with you! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Fr. Kevin Lutz
I noticed there's bacon in the refrigerator again. I'm so glad that Lent is over. I get better treats. I have heard that ham and bacon are not good for cats, but I was spoiled by an old employee over in Franklinton. Bacon every day. Life was good and it's getting that way again. Today, being Easter, I'm getting extra treats--no silly jelly beans for me! Just bacon!
I've heard the birds singing lately. They are singing in full chorus with the anthems of spring..., they sound, how shall I say it, DELICIOUS!
Don't eat too many eggs. They could turn into chickens (so I've heard) and that is my favorite after bacon.
Licking my chops,
Raphael the Cat of Spring with Spring in my feet! **************************************************************
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
MASS SCHEDULE: Just a reminder that with School closed for Easter break the Masses on Tuesday and Friday are cancelled.
WEHRLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 will celebrate its 40-year reunion @ on Saturday, August 15. For information, contact Jack Sauer at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call (614)-329-2321.
BECOME A "LIVING REMINDER OF GOD'S PRESENCE"
That's what Fr. Henri Nouwen called husbands and wives. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will help your marriage become such a reflection of the divine. The next two weekends are April 10-12 and a special in-parish weekend on July 31-August 2. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 614-834-6880 or visit our website at www.wwmecolumbus.org
Adults: $8.00 children $5.00 (seniors may purchase a childs ticket). Our menu: Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage (sauce and meatballs are homemade). Raffle and spring bazaar.
LAST STOP ON THE
Father Joshua Wagner will celebrate Mass at the completion of his Seven Church Bus Tour on April 11th at at Saint Leo. You dont need to have participated in the tour to attend Mass. All our welcome.
The Joseph J. Laihr and Adeline Pax Laihr Scholarship has been established within the Diocese of Columbus to support and encourage future teachers and nurses who feel a deep calling to the vocation of service. Beginning this year, annual recipients of the Karen Louise Laihr Scholarship for Teaching or the Brenda Jo Laihr Galbraith Scholarship for Nursing will be awarded $20,000, payable over four years with proof of enrollment in a college nursing or teaching curriculum. Scholarship deadline for 2015 is April 24; application information and details are available by contacting Dana Forsythe, Office of Catholic Schools at email@example.com, or at tinyurl.com/qgem68q.
Each time we consume the Eucharist, we are invited to enter into personal communion with Christ, to receive His total gift of Himself into the depths of our heart and respond by giving ourselves to Him in love and gratitude.