1:30 p.m.             Sinclair/Casale wedding

         3:30 p.m.           Confession

         4:00 p.m.    for an increase in good and holy vocations to consecrated life


 SUNDAY, June 28

        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  


MONDAY, June 29 – Saints Peter and Paul

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


TUESDAY, June 30

        5:30 p.m.         Eleanor Noltemeyer   



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



       5:30 p.m.        Agnes Daly   


FRIDAY, July 3 – Saint Thomas – FIRST FRIDAY



         9:00 a.m.       Joey Gallen   

        3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Bea Sauer    


 SUNDAY, July 5

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Wes Kingery     

                             NO Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioner of Saint Mary  





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” – June 20-21, 2015

Envelopes: $2896.00

Non- envelope donation: $1315.00

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

Total offering: $4943.00

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, Linda Lowry, Janet Hammond,

Pattie Jones

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary may not be notified. Please ask a family member to call the parish office.



June 28, Bittner family, daughter, Sydney


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

Prelude:  7/28 – KREBS:  Andante in D



Please drop off shampoo, bath soap, body wash and deodorant in the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule.



1.  August 30, 2015, the 10th Annual 4-S Club Golf outing at Foxfire Golf Course.


COFFEE/DOUGHNURT REMINDER: This Sunday will be the last weekend for coffee and doughnuts until the first weekend of August. This is necessary due to the upgrade and installation of heating and cooling units in the school this summer. These upgrades will require the electricity to be shut off while this work is being done.



     Volunteers are needed for the many tasks involved in making this event successful. There is a sign up board at the back of Church. Festival weekend is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15.

     Raffle tickets are available for parishioners at the rear of the Church after all the Masses. Tickets are in books of 6. Please pick up your tickets –buy a book, sell a book. If you need additional books or a supply of individual tickets please contact the parish office. Grand prize remains at $2500.00 but there are additional opportunities to win in this sesquicentennial year.



The parish office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. Regular office hours will resume on Monday July 6th. On behalf of Father and the entire parish office we wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!!




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for July 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                 

4:00 P.M.         Dominic, Gabriel                                  Mike McConahay                               Rose Albert, Miles Drake

                             and Aaron Lopresti                                     Ann Graf                                                      open, open                                     Sandy Brown            

9:00 A.M.                          Stuart Landry, open                                   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                                                  open, 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: July 5 – No coffee and doughnuts                                    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 pray for the soul Father Kenneth France-Kelly, OP former pastor of St. Patrick's, who died June 21;  James Rimelspach, age 98, father of Father Jeff; Mr. Ramiro Carvalho, the father of Fr. Antonio Carvalho, who recently died; and Rose Marie McClanahan, sister of Richard Jessing and relative of Msgr. Joseph Jessing, founder of the Josephinum.  May they rest in peace.


Sesquicentennial Curiosity:  In the 1800’s parishes did not keep good archives.  Significant notes were sometimes put into the sacramental books.  I've even seen old breviaries (priests' prayer books) that had baptisms and confirmations written on the blank pages.  When St. Mary was dedicated, the "birth" was entered into the baptismal register of Holy Cross.  The entry was in Latin, but says the following:


Blessed day, that is, 29 November 1868 the Church of St. Mary Mother of God in this city was dedicated by the most illustrious Doctor of Divinity, Sylvester H. Rosecranz, Bishop of Columbus.


I am sure that the priest who made that notation had no idea that it would be copied and mass produced 147 years later as you are reading it today.  Father was probably intrigued by the typewriter that had come into vogue in that very decade.  A computer would look like magic to him. Sorta looks like that to me.   


Support the German Village's "Haus und Garten" tour -- June 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Looks like a very interesting line up.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 S. Third…


Don't be frightened!  That glowing thing in the sky is the sun!  It's back!


Father Lutz and birds!  Egad!  Monday he was at Corpus Christi and a bird was trapped in the church.  He tried for 1/2 hour to get it out.  No Luck.  He went back the next day and shut all exits but one until the bird flew out the last option.  It wasn't the smartest bird, to say the least.  That's at least 45 minutes that could have been used to show cat appreciation.  Birds are strange---but delicious.


I will not be view-able during the Haus und Garten Tour.  We are not on the list this year, but I am view-able if you bring a small pack of treats.  Just saying . . .


On a wing and a prayer or, I should say -- on a prayer and a wing!  Always pray before you eat!






PILGRIMAGE TO ROME October 9 to 20: One of our Sesquicentennial celebration opportunities is a Pilgrimage to Rome with Father Lutz. It is time to make the step and register! …. deadline for benefitting attractive airline cost is July 4th… do not wait for the last minute. It will be a memorable, wonderful experience and a beautiful trip. A brochure about the Pilgrimage is available on St Mary website. Also, do not hesitate to contact Isabelle Billet at if you have any questions 



Please check the bulletin board for a thank you letter from the Wounded Warrior Project. Funds raised from our Memorial Day patriotic organ concert were donated to this cause.


THE SAINT LEO PRESERVATION SOCIETY will dedicate an outdoor statue of Saint Michael the Archangel in the courtyard on Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.  It will be dedicated to the protection of our Columbus Police Officers and Franklin County Sheriffs in honor of St. Michael’s continued protection of Saint Leo Church.  All Columbus police officers and Franklin County sheriffs and their families are invited to attend.  This event is open to the general public, as well.  All are invited!  Please come and celebrate this special dedication at St. Leo Church, 221 Hanford Street. If you have any questions, please call Lori Mitchell at 444-8353. 



Please RSVP today for the Sesquicentennial Parade and Processional - either by returning the insert from the June 7th bulletin or online at: (note: the link is case-sensitive). Extra forms are available in the office.



Yes, we really need your time and talent to help plan and work the Sesquicentennial Motorcade Parade and Annual Parish Festival on August 14, 2015.   If you are able to give a little of your time, please call or e-mail the parish office, Beth Vanderkooi at, or Frank Wickham at  Thank you in advance for helping us make this very special Parish event a success



Taking back marriage for our children and families: Wednesday, July 15th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Pontifical College Josephinum’s Jessing Center. There is much confusion in today’s culture about the reality of marriage.  We are left wondering: How do we protect our children from adopting distorted concepts of love and marriage?  How do we promote the truth about marriage between man and woman in our society?   William B. May, author of Getting the Marriage Conversation Right, and frequent guest on EWTN and Catholic Radio, will discuss the need for a new Marriage Reality Movement and provide a roadmap for reclaiming the truth about love and marriage.   All are welcome to this free presentation sponsored by St. Gabriel Radio and the Diocesan Marriage & Family Life Office.



Come enjoy a clean, catholic environment this year for Red, White and Boom celebration. Just a few minutes’ walk from the river. Holy Family offers onsite parking, live music, bouncy houses, face painting, A/C areas, Zorb Ball races and much more. After you watch the fireworks from church grounds enjoy a patriotic organ concert in the church.  July 3rd from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Holy Family is located at 584 West Broad Street.


Free Showing of the movie For Greater Glory on Tuesday, June 30th  at 7:00 p.m. at St. John Newman Church, 9633 E. State Rt. 37, Sunbury.  For Greater Glory is a true story about the struggle for religious freedom in Mexico in the 1920s.  For questions, contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614-241-2540.  For information about the Fortnight for Freedom, visit


God doesn’t just “have a plan” for our salvation—He became the plan (Phil 2:6-16). The path to heaven is the way of the cross -from Tweet Inspiration



Andrew Paul Chenevey and Leah Elizabeth Matuszewski

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Samuel Howard Jones and Jennifer Lynne Krauss

July 18, 2015

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