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    


MONDAY, August 10 – Saint Lawrence

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

         7:00 p.m.               Knights of Columbus – Burkley 2nd floor


TUESDAY, August 11– Saint Clare

        5:30 p.m.      Chip Hirn                                                                                                             


WEDNESDAY, August 12

                           5:30 p.m. Sister Andrea Callahan   - Latin Mass


THURSDAY, August 13

       5:30 p.m.        Deceased of the Gammell/Miller families    


FRIDAY, August 14 – Saint Maximilian Kolbe

         1:00 p.m.      Holy Cross – Ceremony/Rosary

         1:30 p.m.      Motorcade Procession to Saint Mary

         4:00 p.m.      Descendants of Saint Mary Founding families


SATURDAY, August 15 – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

        3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Betty Friedlinghaus    


 SUNDAY, August 16

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Wes Kingery         

                             NO Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary    

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass



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” – August 1 -2, 2015

Envelopes: $4468.00

Non- envelope donation: $1990.00

ECO donations: $2767.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $9225.00

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


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.



Coffee and doughnuts will be cancelled for Sunday, Aug. 16th. Festival clean up from the previous evening will not be completed in time to set up for coffee and doughnuts. Regular Sunday schedule will resume the following Sunday, August 23rd.



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.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 15-16, 2015 (3rd 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.               open, open                                              John Lamotte                                      Chris Hilles, open,  

                                Abigail Gischel                                            Joel Wichtman                                           open, open                               Mary Wickham

9:00 A.M.         Lulu Collins                                            Rick Driscoll       Bertha Hilsheimer, Carolyn Redwood, Mary Wickham

                           Andrew Grosko, open                               Jon Erikson       Frances Melton, Sheila Naegele, Trevor Richards    Frances Melton   

11:30 A.M.         Anna Lynch                                          Chris Bartony                                  Carolyn Zeisler, open

                                  open, open                                          James Wiley                                      Kim Anderson, Kayla Walton            Frances Melton  

v                   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 16 – NO Coffee and Doughnuts.                           Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren


From the Pastor’s Desk….…


In your charity please pray for the soul of Father Harold Schneider, former pastor of St. Leonard's Church in Heath, Ohio and legendary art teacher at St. Charles.  Father was the famous priest who discovered the money hidden away in a thousand little cubby-holes in Holy Family Parish Rectory back in the 1960s.  It is one of the legendary stories of the Diocese. When he was cleaning out a register vent, he found approximately $1,000.  As he continued to pull money from a variety of places in the rectory (the retired pastor had a fear of banks, because he lost his savings in the 1929 Crash) he had accumulated $140,000 in cash.  When I became pastor there and heard the story, I had maintenance do a diligent search---no more money was found!  Father Schneider was a very generous priest and helped many parishes during his retirement.  He was also very encouraging to me when I began the Jubilee Museum.  God rest his good soul.


It is amazing when I walk around the property since the removal of the garage and see how spacious it all seems.  Sometime after the festival, there are plans to bury wires, improve the surface layout and the traffic flow.  With the Sesquicentennial Shrine to Our Lady it should all look grand.  


A tip of the hat to the landscapers who trimmed the trees and bushes, removed weeds, put down mulch, etc.  This definitely adds much to the exterior beauty of St. Mary Church -- a rose in the middle of German Village!


I am looking forward to the festival.  The Sesquicentennial seems to be adding a lot of energy to the event.  There are many people

dedicated to the success and enjoyment of this celebration.  Thank you for your enthusiasm and sacrifices for St. Mary's.


The teachers have been zipping in and out of the building getting classrooms ready.  Enrollment is up a bit.  I am praying for a very blessed and successful school year with our new principal.


See you at the FESTIVAL! 


The Lord be with you!


Father Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third Street:


I'm so glad the garage has been torn down.  There was a very arrogant dove that sat on the roof of the garage looking in my window.   The dove was well aware of the limitation imposed on me by the pane of glass and my inability to fly.  As was his irritating custom he paced back and forth, as if to challenge me.  From the latest report, I hear he is on Lazelle, tormenting a dog named Jordan.  Good luck, Jordan!  This bird is an abyss of pride. 


On a happier note, I receive regular correspondence from my dear sweet and devoted friend, Mary Sailor.  If the world had twenty sweet souls like hers, all strife would end.  I had a Kit-Kat bar for her, but word has it that Father (another abyss of pride) ate it!  It will need to be replenished.  


Raphael the Official Cat of the Sesquicentennial





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.


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 or


Chad Anthony Molique and Leah Marie Solanik

August 29, 2015

Jason Andrew Linn and Lesley Annette Madewell

August 29, 2015 @ Saint Leo

Kevin Thomas Helton and Megan Marie Smith

August 29, 2015, @ St. John Cantius, Cleveland, OH



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



The 2015 Catholic Woman/ Young Catholic Woman of the Year Awards Banquet, scheduled for Sunday, August 16, 2015, at St. Patrick Church, 280 N. Grant Ave, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (reception 5:00-5:45 p.m.; dinner 5:45-6:30 p.m.; awards 6:30-8 p.m.). This year marks the 27th annual Catholic Woman of the Year Award and the 12th annual Young Catholic Woman of the Year Award. For table or ticket information contact us at the DCCW office (614) 228-8601 or at



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


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On behalf of Father Lutz, Ms. Kayla Walton, our new principal; the parish and school staff and the entire St. Mary family we want to WELCOME HOME all our alumni and friends that will join us on Friday and Saturday to celebrate the annual St. Mary Homecoming festival and the Saint Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church.

May the Blessed Mother, our Patronness, always watch over and protect you and your family

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