SATURDAY, August 22

         1:30 p.m.           O’Connell/Moberger wedding

        3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Deceased of the Gammell/Miller families    


 SUNDAY, August 23

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Eleanor Noltemeyer         

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary    


MONDAY, August 24 – Saint Bartholomew

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


TUESDAY, August 25

        5:30 p.m.       Wayne Mally   

       7:00 p.m.               Jordan Conference - Atrium                                                                                                                          


WEDNESDAY, August 26

                             FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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

        6:30 p.m.             RCIA cook-out


THURSDAY, August 27 – Saint Monica

       5:30 p.m.        Bea Sauer    


FRIDAY, August 28 – Saint Augustine

         8:15 a.m.       Betty Friedlinghaus   


SATURDAY, August 29

         1:30 p.m.           Solarik/Molique wedding

        3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Betty Contosta    


 SUNDAY, August 30

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Hank Thibaut         

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners 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” – August 15-16, 2015

Envelopes: $2588.00

Non- envelope donation: $1862.00

ECO donations: $1817.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6267.00

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, Michael Richards

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



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 begin the following Wed. at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you at the cookout. Please contact St. Mary at 614.445.9668 or Mike (614-323-6715) or Maureen (614-323-7293) Keebaugh for more information


10th ANNUAL 4-S CLUB GOLF OUTING…..will be held on August 30, 2015, at Foxfire Golf Course.  Proceeds benefit Saint Mary School. If you haven’t signed up yet and need additional information contact the 4-S Club at 614.443.0524. There are registrations forms located at the rear of Church.


UPDATED MASS SCHEDULE…with the start of the new school year Masses again will be offered at 8:15 a.m. on Tues. (this is a Latin Mass) beginning Sept. 1st; at 8:15 a.m. on Friday beginning Aug. 28th, this is our all-school Mass.



Food pantry items for this month are canned fruit. Please drop


SUPPORT OUR SEMINARIANS: Knights of Columbus Council 5429 would like to thank all those who contributed to the SOS tip jar at the beer stand during our festival.  Two hundred and three dollars ($203.00) will be donated to the SOS program which directly supports Deacon Tim Lynch and other seminarians in their vocation to become Priests. For information about becoming a Knight of Columbus, email  Again thank you for your generosity.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for August 29-30, 2015 (5th 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.         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ginny Holleran

9:00 A.M.     

                                            Please see the 5th Sunday sign-up sheet at the rear of Church                                        Frances Melton    

11:30 A.M.       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Frances Melton

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 Missile for a copy of this prayer)                   

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS: August 30 – Kathleen Haytas & Rosie Suclescy                                          Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker  


From the Pastor’s Desk….…


A triple salute to Frank Wickham, Chris Davis, Linda Sisson and the entire staff who did so much for our 90th Homecoming and our 150th year as a parish.  The crowd number seemed high, spirit very positive and the entertainment well received!


The procession from Holy Cross to St. Mary was especially noteworthy.  It was well covered by the press and the bell machine was, by every estimation, a very exciting thing to behold and to hear.  I had never played one of these before that day, but a keyboard is a keyboard and it was just a lot of fun!  I played the "Bells of St. Mary's" as we pulled up to the church and some people had tears in their eyes.


Thank you to all who volunteered and who came to share in the fun-filled spirit of this wonderful parish event.


A great sadness has occurred.  I had a wedding on August 1st and sadly 17 days after his wedding, the groom is dead.  I had just Confirmed and received him into the Church the morning of his wedding.  He was so excited to be both a Catholic and to be getting married.  Please pray for his grieving widow, Devin.  She and her whole family are in deep pain.  Please lift them up to God in your prayers.


Also, please pray for the soul of Dennis Healey, one of my servers from my first Church assignment.  It's always sad when we lose young people.


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin Lutz


From the Cat at 864 S. Third:

The following is a letter I recently received.  


Dear Raphael,

     My name is Luna, the cat, and I live all the way in Knoxville, TN.  I am a "Tori" cat.  They call me that because my fur looks like a tortoise shell, not because I eat too many cat treats and move slowly.

     I was sitting on my owner's lap watching her type up stories for the next edition of your cat book to be released early in 2016.  You are an amazing cat! I hope that you can help me with a problem I seem to be having--that is to say--with my roommate Mr. Bingley.  Bingley is a young cat, not quite as civilized as you and me.  He is a bully and he likes to attack me (especially in the early morning hours when my owners are sleeping) and it causes me to have an asthma attack.

     I noticed that you were "successful" in helping Precious Kitty Love-Love find a new home.  Please do share your secret!  Mr. Bingley belongs to my owner's sister, but she's away at college and can't take him to live with her quite yet.  I haven't been blessed with the virtue of patience.  However, this bullying does gain me the sympathy vote by the humans of the house...and extra treats.  

     I'll be sure to sneak a bag of my favorite kitty treats in my owner's luggage the next time she visits.  


Luna, the Cat

Dear Luna, the Cat,

How we suffer!!!  I noticed the solution may be in the other cat's name.  It would be wise for Mr. Bingley to read "Pride and Prejudice".  He is acting more like Mr. Wickham (the bully in this novel) rather than the charming and lovable Mr. Bingley.  Once he takes the time to read it and become aware of the two very different personalities of these characters, he will adjust quickly to his true Mr. Bingley personality.




News Worthy Notes

Probable Pitchers for August 29-30

Aug. 29: St. Mary - Fr. Droll @ 4:00

Aug. 29: St. Ladislas @ 4:00/Corpus Christi @ 5:30 – Fr. Lutz  

             Aug. 30: St. Mary – Fr. Droll @ 9:00 & 11:30

        Aug. 30: Corpus Christi – Fr. Lutz @ 9:00

      Aug. 30: Saint Ladislas – Visiting Priest @ 11:00


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


Anish Parikh & Ashley Jean Quick

September 12, 2015

Donald Lewis Cushler & Elizabeth Ann Beercheck

September 12, 2015 - St. Leo


FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK, 2015…..Join the St Mary Mother of God team in 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 a.m. All donations raised directly assist the St Mary St. Vincent De Paul conference to help those in need in our south side community. To donate or join the St Mary team, register online at  For more information, call David Larsen at (614) 506-0360 or email


SEPTEMBER BUS TRIP….a trip is being planned for September 1 – 3 to visit Kelly’s Island and South Bass Island in northern Ohio. St. Mary, St. Ladislas, Corpus Christi and Holy Family senior citizens are invited to participate. We will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey on the way up and the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue on the way back. The cost will be no more than $230.00 per person (based on double occupancy). This will cover the chartered bus, two nights at the Comfort Inn in Sandusky and the fare for the ferry boat for the Island visits. Breakfast is complimentary at the hotel. If you are interested in going or need additional information contact Sheila Lutz at 614.445.9668. The more people that sign up the more the individual cost can be reduced. Deadline is Monday, August 24th at noon.  



v  As is our tradition on 5th Sundays’ throughout the year we ask for your donations to support St. Vincent de Paul. This organization reaches out to meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling in these difficult economic times. Please be generous. Use your preprinted envelopes for your gift or note your contribution accordingly.

v  There is a signup sheet at the rear of Church for 5th Sunday liturgical ministers. We do not have a regular rotation for 5th Sundays and need help covering all 0f the weekend Masses. Thank you. 

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