9:00 a.m.       Living & deceased of the Frank Wirth family

         1:30 p.m.           Grimm/Becker wedding

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Juliann Goetz   


 SUNDAY, May 3

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Bea Sauer      

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        10:00 a.m.              Saint Vincent de Paul – 2nd Floor Burkley

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioner of Saint Mary  

        1:30 p.m.             Scouts - Specht      



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



        8:00 a.m.         Celebrant Intention           

       5:30 p.m.          Patrick Thomas       



                           5:30 p.m.   Martha Rodenfels  -- Latin Mass

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



      5:30 p.m.          Fr. Patrick Bryne   



       8:00 a.m.         Eleanor Noltemeyer    



         2:00 p.m.      Celebrant Intention – FIRST COMMUNION

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Louise Anderson   


 SUNDAY, May 10

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Hilda Kulzer      

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Parishioner of Saint Mary  



“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – April 25-26, 2015

Envelopes: $3973.00

Non- envelope donation: $1850.00

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

Total offering: $6555.00

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, Frank Wickham, Linda Lowry, Janet Hammond, 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.



May 3, Smither family, daughter, Lydia

May 3, Hagey family, daughter, Maren

May 10, Slanec family, son and daughter, Ella and Jasper

May 24, Houser family, daughter, Madelyn

May 24, Geruntino family


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: Vierne – Arabesque

CHOIR MOTET: Ramsey – The Blessing of Aaron


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 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43215. For details, call 614-241-2530.  Deadline for registration is May 5.   



a)       Village Valuables Sale – May 16 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

b)       Swiss Club Concert – May 17 @ 3:00 p.m. @ Saint Leo

c)        Organ Concert: Tribute to Veterans – May 24 @ 4:00 p.m.

d)       Annual Saint Mary Community Spring Reception – May 27  


JORDAN CONFERENCE…..the quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium for parents who wish to have a child baptized. Please contact the parish office at 445-9668 or email Ann at  to confirm your attendance.



For several years now the keepsake items (decorated baby jar w/ holy water and a white bib) we give to each family that has a child baptized have been supplied by three exceptional ladies, Rachel Bartony, Ginny Holleran and Sheila Fandrey. The gift of you time and talent is deeply appreciated.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for May 9-10, 2015 (2nd 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.        DeCarlo Walker, open                          Sherrie Hayes                                 Lori and Dave Mitchell

                              DaVeaun Walker                                       Joe Giannetti                                          John LaMotte, open                   Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.       Anthony Metnes                                          Don Metnes                  Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut

                              Cael Shaw, open                                   Marge Smigelski                   Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, open              Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.         Vince Relli,                                           Mike Hicks                                        Jennifer Larsen, open

                          open, Emily Relli                                           Devin Russell                                       Ann Stewart, Jonathan Engle                 Suzi Foster

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: May 10 – Knights of Columbus                                            Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker


From the Pastor’s Desk….…


In your charity please pray for the repose of the souls of the following who have died:  John Griesenbrock (alumnus of St. Mary H.S. 1952) and Myrtle Dulin (alumna of Holy Familly High School and Mother of Bill Dulin who attends here.) and Cristino Damo (legendary Knight of Columbus and supporter of the Josephinum Seminary).  May they rest in peace.


The Bishop's Annual Appeal -- known endearingly as the BAA, takes off today. Our goal this year is $53,637.04.  The united effort of all will make this possible and we may even outdo ourselves in generosity.  As you know, anything over and above this goal amount comes back to the parish for its needs.  This is our Sesquicentennial Year and it's a good time to knock off the remainder of the debt and leave a gift for the future.  More on that later!


The Ordination of our Transitional Deacons took place Friday, May 1st.  Please keep them in your prayers:  Jeremiah S. Guappone, Timothy J. Lynch, Stephen M. Smith and Daniel J. Swartz.  Timothy Lynch of our parish will be assigned here for the summer.  


When you read this it will be May.  It is so important that we listen to Our Lady of Fatima and pray the rosary--DAILY--for world peace and for sinners. May is a perfect time to develop this daily prayer "habit" to Our Lady.   In our busy world it is sometimes necessary to pray the rosary a decade at a time throughout the day. I'm sure this is very understandable to our Heavenly Mother.   


Pray for our little ones who will be making their First Communion next Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  Don't forget your own zeal and try to receive Our Lord every time as though it were your first time, your last time, your only time.  


I would appreciate a few prayers for my sister, Sheila, who is home recovering from knee-replacement surgery.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .


One of my most devoted readers died last week, Myrtle Dulin.  She was very devoted to my column and book.   Lovely lady who went to my old high school:  Holy Family.  (I didn’t actually graduate from there but I was born in its shadow, and learned most of my cat knowledge from the people around it.  Fr. Lutz and I are both regarded as honorary alumni.)  Myrtle is one of my favorite plants – it’s an evergreen and was sometimes woven into a crown to symbolize eternal life.  I learned that from my old friend, Sister Mary Francis.  She told me that she wore a crown of myrtle when she made her vows.  Seems like an appropriate name for my friend, Myrtle.  Two lovely ladies. Two saints!


Here is the news that everyone has been waiting for:  The revelation of the names of the guinea pigs of the pre-school.  d-d-drum r-r-roll ---Peppa and Petunia. I am so happy that the little ones have new pets to inspire them to be gentle, caring and responsible.  


I remember once that Father suggested (after Easter a few years ago) that it might be nice to see occasionally ladies wear hats!  He sort of made it as a joke, but the following Sunday it looked like a UFO Convention in church.  Why not try it, ladies, just for May and see if the old priest notices!  You didn't hear it here!


Raphael the Cat - ever hungry, ever tired - just for you!






Donations to assist the Catholic Relief Services efforts can be sent to the Office for Social Concerns, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, OH  43215 – checks made out to Catholic Diocese of Columbus with Nepal earthquake on the memo line.



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 each weekend 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.



Javier Donna and Doris Mercedes Grillo

May 22, 2015 – Puerto Rico

Michael Daniel Kuplic and Larkin Marie Kittel

May 23, 2015

Gregory vanAmerongen and Abigail Lynn Felkner

May 23, 3015 – Saint Leo



Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Campbell at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 28 at St. Paul, Westerville, in honor of married couples who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 years, and thereafter. An informal reception will follow. Couples may register by visiting or by phone at 614-241-2560 or by mailing the registration form (available in the Parish office). Reservations for anniversary couples and their guests are necessary and must be received by Friday, June 12, 2015.


CATHOLIC SPIRITUAL DAY SPA….the Renew and Refresh Day Retreat Presents - REJOICE! My Heart Sings to The Lord.

Thursday, May 21st join Father Wagner, Mark Voris, Lori Crock and Brooke Gaberle from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Ohio Dominican University's Martin De Porres Center. RENEW and REFRESH your mind, body and soul at this Day RETREAT combining health and wellness with our Catholic spirituality including Mass and the opportunity for Confession. For more information go to before tickets sell out!



cleaning up the mulch beds in the front of the St. Mary offices and the rectory on Monday, May 11 @ 6:00 p.m. (with a rain date of Tuesday, May 12). The mulch has been delivered and there are a few tools available, but if you have a wheelbarrow, rakes, shears, brooms, etc. they will be helpful. Please email or call Emma and Charlie Sulek at or 614.330.0228 with any questions. Check out the St. Mary's German Village Young Couples Group on Facebook for upcoming activities



Any student who does not attend Catholic School and who wishes to participate in Confirmation which is scheduled for October 3, 2015 please contact the Parish office for preparation materials.


DIOCESAN SENIOR CITIZENS DAY CELEBRATION IS TUESDAY, JUNE 2….at St. Paul, Westerville. Bishop Campbell will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow. This annual event is a great opportunity for seniors to meet with each other from around the diocese. Registration is $10; to register, send a check payable to the Office for Social Concerns, Diocese of Columbus, 197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Please note: Senior Citizen Day on the memo line. For questions, call 614-241-2540 or email Registrations are requested by May 28.


He has chosen each one of you for Himself, to be His light and His love in the world. The simplest way to become His light is to be kind and loving, thoughtful and sincere with each other. As Jesus said: “By this they will know that you are my disciples.”   -from Thirsting for God

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