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    


MONDAY, August 31

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


TUESDAY, September 1

        8:15 a.m.          Special Intention – Latin Mass

        5:30 p.m.                                      Eleanor Noltemeyer                                                                                          


WEDNESDAY, September 2  

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

        7:00 p.m.             RCIA 


THURSDAY, September 3 – Saint Gregory the Great

       5:30 p.m.                   for the Endeavors & Formation of the Seminarians

                                                    for the Diocese of Columbus  



         8:15 a.m.       Betty Contosta  



         9:00 a.m.       Adrian Sprosty  

         1:30 p.m.           Merrill/Brown wedding

        3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.            Parishioners of Saint Mary    


 SUNDAY, September 6

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.              Father Harold E. Schneider         

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Mike Gammell       



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 22-23, 2015

Envelopes: $5172.00

Non- envelope donation: $1078.00

ECO donations: $370.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $6620.00

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, Teresa Muetzel

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


September 6, Campos family, daughter, Angelica

September 12, Blackburn family, daughter, Alanna



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? If any of these situations apply to you join us for RCIA classes this year.  The topic this week is “Call to Conversion”. Please contact St. Mary at 614.445.9668 or Mike (614-323-6715) or Maureen (614-323-7293) Keebaugh for more information


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


AUGUST 29-30:  5th SUNDAY ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION ……….there will be representative at the rear of Church following each Mass to receiver donation. 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.


GRAND RAFFLE…the winner of our 2015 grand raffle drawing donated the entire amount of $2500.00 back to Saint Mary for tuition assistance.



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for September 5-6, 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: September 6 – Cecilia and Michael Chambers              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 John Gibboney, 89 (a well- known local architect and benefactor of the museum).  He died Sunday, August 23rd.  May he rest is peace.  I will be doing the graveside service on Monday morning at St. Joseph Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.


School began this last Wednesday.  Bishop Campbell came out and celebrated with the new First Graders. The school was filled with lots of laughter and the distribution of supplies and books.  


On the same day in the evening the RCIA began with a picnic dinner and a quick introduction to the church.  It looks to be a good sized group of people interested in joining the Catholic Church. Keep them in your prayers.  


Good luck to the golfers and exaggerators who will be playing at the Foxfire Golf Club Sunday.   


Thank God that the Festival is now a memory.  The parking has improved with the removal of the garage.  Soon there will be new lines and driving patters established.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .


The house is back to normal.  No seminarians.  They eat a lot and resist training to my mellifluous sounds regarding the timely distribution of snacks.  The last seminarian, Daniel Mould , from New Zealand, flew back to his seminary in Nebraska.   He was the most well trained and gave me my first snack of the day.  Now I must retrain the pastor.  


It's good to hear the children on the playground.  That's the heartbeat of St. Mary's. Good to hear as well.  I am tired, and the celestial muses that usually inspire me are on vacation.  I must press the send button and then send myself off to bed.  


Raphael the Exhausted


News Worthy Notes

Probable Pitchers for September 5-6, 2015

Sept. 5: St. Mary - Fr. Droll @ 4:00

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

             Sept 6: St. Mary – Fr. Dailey @ 9:00

Sept. 6: - Holy Family @ 9:00 – Fr. Lutz-Latin Mass

Sept. 6: - St. Mary – Fr. Lutz @ 11:30

Sept. 6: Corpus Christi @ 9:00/St. Ladislas @ 11:00 – Fr. Droll



Traditional Choir rehearsal is scheduled for each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the choir loft. For more information contact: Bill Antoniak at 614-580-0973 or



The Holiness Revolution is coming to Seton Parish!  Please join us on September 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. as Dan DeMatte and Aaron Richards help us to open our eyes to the need for change in the world and the role we can play.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on or by calling 859-980-7900.  Will you join in the Holiness Revolution?



Ψ  Spaghetti Dinner – September 18, 2015

Ψ  Food Truck Day – October 16, 2015





CENTERING PRAYER GROUP……a Centering Prayer Group meets on the first Saturday of each month at Corpus Christi Center of Peace 10:30am – Noon.  No previous experience with Centering Prayer is necessary.  All are welcome! What is Centering Prayer?   It’s a method of silent prayer in which we realize God’s presence within us and deepens our relationship with God.  For more information, call CCCoP at 614-512-3731.


CRISTO REY GARDEN PARTY: Saturday, September 19.  Cristo Rey Columbus High School will host its second annual event, The Garden Party!  Tour the school to meet students and faculty, and then stroll through the Topiary Park in downtown Columbus, all while drinking cocktails, enjoying hors d’oeuvres, and listening to live music. For more information and to purchase sponsorships and tickets, visit Questions can be directed to Chris Donovan, Development Director for Cristo Rey Columbus, at



The fall 2015 season of the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club will open with a presentation on “Be Still and Know That I Am God” (Psalm 46:11) by Mr. Bill Messerly. Bill is Executive Director of St. Gabriel Catholic Radio. Join us for this inspiring talk on Sept. 4th.

at St. Patrick Church. Holy Mass begins at 11:45 a.m. followed by lunch and Bill Messerly’s talk until 1:00 pm. No reservations necessary. $10 covers the lunch and meeting. Bring a friend!

For information on Catholic Men’s Luncheons, visit or contact John Schechter, CMLC President at


THE BLUE MASS: St. Timothy Church and St. Timothy Knights of Columbus Council 14345 will host The Blue Mass on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  The Blue Mass is an opportunity to honor and pray for all active, retired and deceased police, firefighters, and emergency medical services. In addition, it is an occasion to remember the 2,973 who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. All active and retired police, fire, and emergency medical services in the greater Columbus area, and their families are invited.  The Celebrant and Homilist for The Blue Mass will be The Most Reverend Frederick F Campbell, DD, PhD, Bishop of Columbus. 



Ryan Matthew Hawkins & Jessie Christine Lee

September 19, 2015

Justin James Clark & Caitlyn Margaret Ozbolt

September 19, 2015 - St. Leo



·     The food pantry item for this month is peanut butter. Please drop your donation into the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule

·     United Way of Central Ohio makes it easy to help South Side Community Ministries feed families in need through your workplace. If you give to United Way through your employer and would like to direct your funds to the food pantry (St. Mary’s has been actively involved for over 30 years!), you can do so by adding, “Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry, 225 E Gates St., Col. OH 43206, IRS#31-0923342” to your signup form. It’s an easy way to help! Last year your donations helped us feed 13,683 children and adults in our community, and this year the need has already increased by 7.5% through the end of July. Thank you for all you do to help us feed those in need!



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