9:00 a.m.      Alberta Sauer    – Latin Mass

          1:30 p.m.          Campion/Glass wedding

        3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Marylou P. Leckrone   


 SUNDAY, August 2

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Parishioners of Saint Mary        

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Rita Trott Foley       


MONDAY, August 3

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


TUESDAY, August 4 – Saint John Vianney

        5:30 p.m.   for the spiritual and physical health of Bishop Frederick Campbell   


WEDNESDAY, August 5  

                           5:30 p.m. Pattie Jones - Latin Mass


THURSDAY, August 6 – The Transfiguration of the Lord

       5:30 p.m.        Eleanor Noltemeyer  


FRIDAY, August 7


SATURDAY, August 8

        3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Parishioners of Saint Mary        


 SUNDAY, August 9

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Bea Sauer         

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Arthur and Adelaide Shawver    




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” – July 25-26, 2015

Envelopes: $2797.00

Non- envelope donation: $2378.00

ECO donations: $245.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $5420.00

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,  

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



August 8, Murphy family, son, Connor

August 9, Fuduric family, daughter, Alayna

August 16, Nguyen family, son, Noah

August 23, Howell family, daughter, Madison



Food pantry items for this month are canned fruit. Please drop off your donation in the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule.  



1.  August 26, 2015, first day of school

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

3. Watch your bulletin for the revised Mass schedule as we begin a new school year.


RCIA - CATHOLIC INSTRUCTION SET TO BEGIN: Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  Are you curious about what Catholics believe and why? Are you considering joining the church? Are you a Catholic who has been away from the Church for a while? Were you baptized Catholic but never participated in the Sacrament of Confirmation? Then St. Mary would like to invite you to an informal information meeting and cookout. The cook-out is set for Wed, Aug. 26th, at 6:30 p.m. Instructional classes will be held each Wed. at 7:00 p.m. beginning Wed. Sept. 2nd . We look forward to seeing you at the cookout. Please contact St. Mary at 614.445.9668 or Mike (614-323-6175) or Maureen (614-323-7293) Keebaugh for more information


JORDAN CONFERENCE…..the quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 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.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 7-8, 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, Anthony Nicola                            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, open                                    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: August 9 – Mike and Melissa Kirkwood                           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 soul of Nancy (Creasap) Cleveland who was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Her brother Michael was in my grade school class. PLease also remember Carolyn Adamschick who was buried from Holy Family last Tuesday.   May they rest in peace.  


I'm writing this from a booth in Panera on Monday, July 27th.  I came here to take a little break and everyone is coming up to me or calling me on the phone.  Twenty minutes has lapsed since I wrote "I'm writing this from a booth in Panera."


Father Patrick from Nigeria enjoyed his time here and the people at St. Mary.  Thank you for welcoming him and for your generosity to him for the good work they do for those in need.


The garage is gone and there's more room to park.  Many of the wires overhead will be buried and the poles removed -- which will also assist in more parking availability along with a safer and more commodius playground.  (The cat made me use that word.) 


I am traveling this week to Niagara Falls, and more specifically to Stella Niagara, where I was a teacher back in the 70's.  It will be nice to see some of my students. Rather frightening to contemplate that many are grandparents and in their late 50's.  Tempus fugit!  


The Lord be with you!


Father Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third Street:


I'm going to sign up for swimming lessons, because it seems the rain is not going to stop---so I'd better practice swimming ---repugnant as that thought is.


I'm totally geared up for the Parish Festival now that Precious Kitty Love-Love has moved out.  Now the window sill is mine--all mine!


The pastor is off to Niagara Falls this week ---- as if he hasn't had enough water here!   Like the pastor, I'm a big fan of the Three Stooges.  They had a routine about Niagara Falls.  "Slowly I turn, inch by inch, step by step."  That pretty much describes most of my days---- Slowly I turn. . .


I will be running my own booth at the festival.  You may squirt the pastor with a squirt gun for $100 a squirt --- 95% to school and 5% to The Emergency Catnip Fund.


Happy Festival, 




PS  Have found a great way to keep the mice away.  I eat cheese and then breathe into the mouse hole with . . . baited breath!





Please keep in mind if you have moved, changed your phone number, or had a new baby please contact the parish office so we can update our records. Thank you.



Join the Diocesan Recreation Association for Catholic Family Night with the Columbus Crew on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., when the Crew takes on Sporting KC!  A portion of ticket proceeds support the Recreation Association’s Sportsmanship Scholarship. Upper sideline seats are available for $22; tickets are limited and subject to availability.  Deadline to order tickets is Wednesday, Aug. 12.  For ticket information, contact Katherine Wren at 614-447-4232 or


John William Moberger and Colleen Marie O’Connell

August 22, 2015

John W. Magini and Caitlin C. Bangs

August 22, 2015 @ Saint Leo

Benjamin Philip Brudos and Emily Ahlrichs

August 22, 2015 @ Holy Angels, Dayton, OH


MOUNT CARMEL HOSPICE ….needs caring people from all over Columbus and the surrounding communities to serve those who need support at end-of-life.  The type of person who makes an excellent hospice volunteer is one who has a spiritual center, one who values life until its end, and one who can reach out to be a good neighbor in his or her community. Please contact Betsy M. Queen, BA, CVA, Volunteer Manager, Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Service at 614-234-0200



1.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 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, or contact Frank Wickham at  Thank you in advance for helping us make this very special Parish event a success.

2. The Motorcade scheduled for Friday, August 14th will

depart St. Mary for Holy Cross at 11:00 a.m. from three (3) separate parking areas. Due to Columbus city permit requirements and insurance liability for this type of event the only vehicles permitted in the motorcade will be the trolleys, buses and one lead vehicle.



Join the Society of the St. Vincent De Paul’s 2015 Friends of the Poor Walk. This one-mile walk takes place on October 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Francis DeSales High School stadium track, 4212 Karl Rd. Check-in begins at 9:00. All money raised goes back to the walker’s St. Vincent De Paul conference to help those in need in that community. To walk, register online at at the top of the page (Blue Line) click on “Walkers” and click on the drop down “Become a Walker”; choose “Ohio“ and click on “St. Francis DeSales High School” then “Continue Registration”. Fill in the form.  Under “Walk Beneficiary” you have the opportunity to specify your parish conference or ministry. The final step is to click on “Add a Walker.” If you need more information, email or call Gail Page (614) 824-1289



Traditional Choir rehearsal begins Wednesday August 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the choir loft. Now is the time to take advantage of our “Try Before You Buy” plan. You may attend rehearsals through August without making a commitment to sing Sunday Mass. If, at the end of August, you decide it’s not for you, you are under no obligation. This is a good time to give it a try. We are looking at some new music and there are many practice aids to help learn the music. Reading music is not necessary, as we’ll teach you. All you need is a willingness to learn, and 1 ½ hours each Wednesday. For more information contact: Bill Antoniak at 614-580-0973


Father, we are all sinners. I am a sinner. I beg for the grace to never judge the actions of others, since it is possible that I might do the same things if I were in their situation. I ask this in Jesus's name, Amen.

-from Stories of Jesus

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