SATURDAY, April 18

         1:30 p.m.           Egan/Downing wedding

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Donald Werner   

         6:00 p.m.           Meade/Smutniak wedding


 SUNDAY, April 19

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Parishioner of Saint Mary   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Margaret Keebaugh     

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass


MONDAY, April 20

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

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


TUESDAY, April 21

        8:00 a.m.          Wes Kingery                    

       5:30 p.m.          Charles Rice    



                           5:30 p.m.       Bennett Aycock      Latin Mass

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

         6:300 p.m.             RCIA - Atrium


THURSDAY, April 23

      5:30 p.m.                  Father Patrick Bryne  


FRIDAY, April 24

       8:00 a.m.         For our 1st Communion Class   


SATURDAY, April 25

         1:30 p.m.           Griesmer/Logue wedding

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Bea Sauer   


 SUNDAY, April 26

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Jack Wagner      

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Parishioner of Saint Mary          








“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – April 11-12, 2015

Envelopes: $2433.00

Non- envelope donation: $1686.00

ECO donations: $732.00 (weekly, bi-weekly)

Total offering: $4851.00

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 last meeting of our newest Catholics will wrap up with their annual cookout. Our thanks and appreciation to Mike and Maureen Keebaugh who every year devote their time and energies to making this a meaningful and spiritual journey for those coming in to the Catholic Church.



April 19, Roberts family, son, Benjamin

April 19, Wichtman family, son, John

April 19, Wise family, son Jack

April 25, Meier family, daughter, Kathryn


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

Prelude:  Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ Lay in the Bonds of Death)

Choir Motet: Larson: Let the Bells of Easter Ring!


THE 11TH ANNUAL J.O.I.N. BIBLIO-BENEFIT….will be held Friday, May 15, 2015, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church, Nugent Hall.  The event includes dinner, entertainment and raffles.  Tickets are $50/person.  To register, mail your check to J.O.I.N. Biblio-Benefit, 578 East Main Street, Col., OH 43215. For details, call 614-241-2530.  Deadline for registration is May 5.  Come enjoy the evening and support the ministry of J.O.I.N. 



The Friends of the Josephinum will hold a spring jewelry sale on Friday, April 24, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the seminary’s Jessing Center at 7625 North High Street. Elegant fine and sterling silver jewelry will be priced below wholesale; guests will automatically be entered into a raffle for a 10k gold 1.5 carat diamond ring valued at $1000. All proceeds benefit Josephinum seminarians.


SPRING/SUMMER STREET CLEANING…just a reminder that German Village Street cleaning is scheduled to begin this month and run through October. Restricted parking between the hours of 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. will be in effect for the 2nd Tuesday (west side) and 2nd Wednesday (east side) of each month.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for April 25-26, 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: April 26 – Elizabeth and Ogbe Aideman                          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 remember in prayer the soul of Robert E. Gettys.  His funeral was this past Thursday here at St. Mary.  May he rest in peace.


I have several new copies of a book I mentioned in one of my sermons.  The Incredible Catholic Mass.  If you would like to borrow one and return it when you are finished, you are most welcome.  Stop by and see me after Mass or contact the parish office.


On Friday, May 1st,  Jeremiah Scott Guappone, Timothy Joseph Lynch, Stephen Michael Smith and Daniel Joseph Swartz will be Ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons of our Lord Jesus Christ through the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Most Holy Spirit.  This beautiful ordination Mass will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral.  All those wishing to attend may do so.  Please keep these men in your prayers.  Tim Lynch is from St. Mary and Dan Schwartz is already in the Navy and will be serving as a chaplain.  His dad served Mass for me back in the late 70's.


It was wonderful to have Father Franks visit for the weekend.  He had a great time!  Still waiting for firm dates from Father Hammond and Father Watson.  Once we know, I will share that with you.


May is the month of Our Lady and the Rosary.  A suggestion -- bring back the custom of a May Altar in each home. This is a beautiful tradition and very simple to do. Take a picture of your May Altar and I'll try to put some in the bulletin each week.  Saying the Family Rosary each day is another custom to be cultivated in your home.  If you can't say the entire Family Rosary, let the family gather to say a decade each night.  


The Knights of Columbus have not received any men into their ranks in the last year.  Please give it some thought, Gentleman.  The Knights are legendary for their Pro-Life work and support of religious vocations.   Speaking of knights--many decades ago according to legend, the Knights were marching down the street in a parade--- all were cheering them on and a little boy shouted "Look, Mommy, everyone is out of step except for father".  


Laudetur Jesus Christus!


Father Kevin F. Lutz


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


I'm glad to leave winter behind!  My winter mane is less and less substantial as I get older.  The Seminarians have all dispersed from their Easter Vacation and I now have five bedrooms again.


Father Franks doesn't know that I understand English.  I heard him remark -- "Oh, there's Father's Cat---I prefer dogs".  When people underestimate my ability to comprehend, I'm reminded of the story of the two older ladies who saw a little girl and one said to the other "She's rather P-L-A-I-N" and the other softly responded "She's a bit H-O-M-E-L-Y".  The girl after overhearing them said "But very B-R-I-G-H-T!"


Raphael, your resident feline





The ladies of the Young at Heart group will make their annual spring trip to McArthur on Monday, May 4th. Items needed: clothing, non-perishable food items, and household products. You can drop your donations off in the Vestibule. For additional information please contact Betty at 444-8802.


The Friends of the Josephinum will hold a spring jewelry sale on Friday, April 24, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the seminary’s Jessing Center at 7625 North High Street. Elegant fine and sterling silver jewelry will be priced below wholesale; guests will automatically be entered into a raffle for a 10k gold 1.5 carat diamond ring valued at $1000. All proceeds benefit Josephinum seminarians.



Come join Catholic Social Services on Service Saturday, May 16, to help low-income Franklin County seniors in need of help with a small home repair, painting, yard work, or special project (volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult).  You can register on-line to volunteer at April 20.  The impact of past volunteer efforts has been remarkable! 



a)       Rosary in the Park – May 1 @ 1:00 p.m.

b)       First Communion – May 9 @ 2:00 p.m.

c)        Village Valuables Sale – May 16 8:00 – 3:00 (check your bulletin for a flyer with details)

d)       Swiss Club Concert – May 17 @ 4:00 @ Saint Leo

e)        Diocesan Senior Citizens Day – June 2



Celebrate moms and the gift of breath at our annual Carrie Nelson Black Mother’s Day Tea!  We are delighted to have as this year's honoree St. Mary’s own Ms. Fran Ryan, former Breathing Association Board Member and co-founder and chairwoman of the Senior Services Roundtable of Columbus.  This event is set for May 7, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Boat House at Confluence Park. To register please visit


UPCOMING MASS, HEALING SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH CANCER:  a special Mass and healing service is planned for persons afflicted with cancer. This Mass will be celebrated on the Feast of Saint Peregrine (patron saint of persons with cancer) on Mon., May 4, 6:30 p.m., at Saint Joseph Cathedral. The Mass will be celebrated by Cathedral Rector Fr. Michael Lumpe, a cancer survivor. Following Mass while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed there will be special prayers for healing and veneration of a relic of the True Cross; the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will also be available. All are welcome, especially cancer patients, health care professionals and caregivers, cancer survivors, family and friends. For more information visit or call the Cathedral at (614) 224-1295.



As part of its new exhibitions program, the Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center is pleased to announce Celebration of Life: The Sculptural Work of Alfred Tibor, an exhibition on loan from the collection of Argo & Lehne Jewelers. The show will be open to the public from April 18 through June 14, 2015; it will feature 24 sculptures.  A suggested donation of $10 per person is greatly appreciated. For more information please visit the Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center’s website at or call 614-600-0054.


May the joy and the love of the risen Jesus be always with you, in you, and among you so that you become the true witnesses of the Father’s love for the world. Let us also love God so much that we give ourselves to Him in each other and in the poor.

-from Thirsting for God



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