THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 

SATURDAY, May 16

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Bill and Greg Thomas   

 

 SUNDAY, May 17

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Father Paul O. Smith      

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioner of Saint Mary  

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass

 

MONDAY, May 18

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

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, May 19

        8:00 a.m.          Betty Contosta                 

       5:30 p.m.          Wes Kingery       

                                  

WEDNESDAY, May 20

                           5:30 p.m.   Celebrant -- Latin Mass

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

                               

THURSDAY, May 21 – GRADUATION MASS

       6:00p.m.    For an increase in good and Holy Vocations to the Priesthood

                                     

FRIDAY, May 22

       8:00 a.m.         Deceased of the Gammell/Miller families   

      

SATURDAY, May 23

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Father Richard Pendolphi   

         6:00 p.m.           Kittel/Kuplic wedding  

 

 SUNDAY, May 24

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Parishioner of Saint Mary  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Vicky Dall  

 

FALL CONFIRMATION

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.

 

“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – May 9-10, 2015

Envelopes: $3610.00

Non- envelope donation: $1567.00

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

Total offering: $5909.00

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:    

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.

 

BAPTISMS FOR MAY

May 24, Houser family, daughter, Madelyn

May 24, Geruntino family

May 31, Stiebler family, son, Jude

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: – Borowski: Adoration

CHOIR MOTET: – Althouse – I Will Remember Thee

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR

         a)  May 17th at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Leo – Swiss Club Concert

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

b)       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 ann@stmarygv.com  to confirm your attendance.

 

SSCM FOOD PANTRY – MAY FOOD ITEM

Please drop off canned fruit in the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule. April was one of our busiest months ever - 311 Families & 1331 Individuals were served with the help of your donations.   

 

11:30 CHOIR….will begin their summer break effective immediately. Thursday practices will resume in September.

 

SAINT MARY SCHOOL – 8TH GRADE GRADUATION

The graduation Mass for our departing 8th graders will be this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Please note, there will not be a 5:30 Mass. Please keep these children in your prayers as they leave us for high school.    

 

THANK YOU…to our Young Couples Group who volunteered their time and talent in spreading mulch in front of the Burkley Center and the Rectory.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for May 23-24, 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: May 24 – Mark and Sandra Grosko                                   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 pray for the soul of Keith McGraw, cousin of Tom Dailey of our parish.  His funeral was held in Circleville, I gave him the Apostolic Blessing just before he died.  Julia Crites Swigert, an alumna of Holy Family School,  Joann S. Bellisari, sister of James Bellisari who attends our Latin Mass, and Betty Marie Friedlinghaus, whom I anointed in preparation for her death.  Her funeral was held at Mother of Sorrows Chapel.  She was an alumna of St. Mary High School. Remember also, to pray for Wilma Rose whom I anointed last week.  She will be buried Monday.

 

Prayers are requested for three of our diocesan priests:

Father Richard Metzger, Pastor of St. Mary, Groveport who is recovering from a stroke; Father Harry Schneider (retired) diagnosed with lymphoma. He will be convalescing, but will be going to The James for periodic treatments; and Msgr. David Sorohan (retired) who went to the hospital last Wednesday for a medical procedure to help with his breathing, which has been increasingly difficult for the past couple of months. 

The above-mentioned priests ask for your prayers, but request no visitors or phone calls until their energy is back and on their feet again.

 

This Sunday you are invited to the Museum between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. for a reception for Linda Hamilton's retirement.  Linda has worked there for many years. While you are there, it would be a great opportunity for you to also see the Holocaust Exhibit which is still on display.  

 

BAA News:   We are half way to our goal of $53,637.04.Whatever we get above our target stays at St. Mary's with no diocesan tax deducted from it.

 

Congratulations to three of our St. Mary Grads who performed in the Hartley production of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.  They are pictured above: 1) Sam Agra (Sound Board Operator) 2) Ben Smallwood (Prince John) and 3) Charlie Collins (Sheriff of Nottingham).  It was an Academy Award Performance!  We're proud of you and found the performance extremely entertaining and very well done. 

 

The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin F. Lutz

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From the Cat at 684 South Third Street

 

The ridiculous no-pets rule prevented me from seeing The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.  I heard the pastor laughing about the show.  He seemed to enjoy it.  I wonder if they have ever made the play The Somewhat True Tales of the Cat at 684 South Third Street.  Me thinks that I would not be allow to see that either!- Likely the only thing I will ever be able to see is my tail.

 

I did receive a letter from two of my feline fans, Sylvia and Chowder Brown.  Obviously, both of these Cats are critiques par excellence as they pointed to some of the human errors in the publication of my first book.  I also am edified to know that they are practicing sacred music with their 9:00 choir member owner.  I hope she is learning some unique harmonies to sing to the choir because of their distinctive training in Chant (see you can't even spell chant without C-A-T.)  May Sylvia and Chowder continue to improve their proficiency in Latin. After all, the word Cat comes from the Latin Cattus.

 

Raphael,

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NEWS WORTHY NOTES

 

JUBILEE MUSEUM EXHIBITION

As part of its new exhibitions program, the Jubilee Museum 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. A suggested donation of $10 per person is greatly appreciated. For more information please visit the Jubilee Museum’s website at www.jubileemuseum.org or call 614-600-0054.

 

  BANNS of MARRIAGE

Nicholas A. Brown and Kelsey J. Beers

June 6, 2015

Jeffrey Thomas Reeves and Ashley Marie Judson

June 6, 2015 @ Saint Leo

 

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 St. Please note: Senior Citizen Day on the memo line. For questions, call 614-241-2540 or email socmailbox@colsdioc.org. Registrations are requested by May 28.

 

THE ST. MARY RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE….invites you to attend Jason Jones: Lights, Camera, Take Action on Monday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Rd.  Jason Jones is an award-winning filmmaker and producer, humanitarian, and author. He is best known for his work on films such as Bella, Crescendo, and Little Boy – which is in theaters now. Registration for the dinner is complimentary; an opportunity to support the work of Greater Columbus Right to Life will be made following dinner. To join the St. Mary table, please contact Maureen Keebaugh at mkeebaugh@att.net or 614.323.7293 or Beth Vanderkooi at beth@gcrtl.org

 

THE ANNUAL JUBILEE OF ANNIVERSARIES MASS

Attention all married couples celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th Anniversary and every year thereafter: The Annual Jubilee of Anniversaries Mass will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 313 North State Street, Westerville, at 2:30 p.m.  Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell followed by an informal reception in your honor.  Registration forms are available from the parish office.  You may also register online at http://familylife.colsdioc.org or by calling 614-241-2560.  Reservations for you and guests are necessary and must be received by Friday, June 12, 2015.

 

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND… office hours: Sat. May 23, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday May 24, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Monday, May 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Military Services at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph and Holy Cross, and noon at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial Day Masses at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph, Mt. Calvary and Holy Cross and 1:00 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery.

Our own Father Lutz will celebrate Mass at Mt. Calvary.

 

This is why going to confession frequently is so important in the life of a committed Catholic. The graces you receive from the sacrament heal the self-inflicted wounds of sin and prepare you to receive the Lord in the Eucharist more worthily and fruitfully.    -from Now What?

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