SATURDAY, October 24

          1:30 p.m.             Severt/Clark wedding

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Rita Yoakam    


 SUNDAY, October 25

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Rita Zarth    

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary      


MONDAY, October 26

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


TUESDAY, October 27

        8:15 a.m.         Mass Cancelled – Priest Convocation Week

        5:30 p.m.                                      Eleanor Noltemeyer   

       6:30 p.m.                Scouts – Specht Center


WEDNESDAY, October 28 – Saints Simon and Jude

        5:30 p.m.       Mass Cancelled – Priest Convocation Week

         6:30 p.m.              9:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal

        7:00 p.m.             RCIA 


THURSDAY, October 29

       5:30 p.m.          Betty Friedlinghaus   


FRIDAY, October 30

         8:15 a.m.       No Mass


SATURDAY, October 31

          1:30 p.m.             Frailey/Thayer wedding

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Living/deceased of the Hoblit/Auer families

         6:00 p.m.           Herbig/Trick wedding


 SUNDAY, November 1 – ALL SAINTS

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          In thanksgiving for Saint Mary Church & School

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary  

       1:30 p.m.              Scout leaders – Specht Center   


 “SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – October 17-18, 2015

Envelopes: $3085.00

Non- envelope donation: $2117.00

ECO donations: $1455.00 (weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6657.00

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, Jon Erickson


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, Richard Schneider, Foday Kenneh,

Jim Hanson

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



October 24th – Kelly family, daughter, Kendall



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? RCIA is here for you. The topic this week is “The Siants/The Communion of Saints”. Please call the parish office at 614.445.9668 or Mike (614-323-6715), Maureen (614-323-7293) Keebaugh for more information.


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: Rudnick - Maestaetisch In D Minor
CHOIR MOTET: Palestrina - Adoramus te



The food pantry item for this month is chicken noodle soup. Please drop your donation into the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule.



Please help raise awareness and increase prayer efforts this Respect Life month by grabbing a baby bottle after Mass.  Fill it with your loose change, cash or check, this will directly support the free, life-saving programs offered at the seven area Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. The bottles will be collected by the Knights of Columbus the weekend of Oct. 31 & Nov. 1. The Bottle Program is a great way to get the entire family involved. Thank you for your participation.



The Priest Convocation meetings will be held out of town Monday-Thursday (Oct. 26-29). There will be no Mass on Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening. The Friday morning Mass will be cancelled because school in not in session that day.



Don’t forget to “fall back” next Saturday night.


LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for October 31, November 1, 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, Linann Duren

                                      Sean Price                                            Vince Relli                                             Jaci Elston, David Bortz                          David Larsen

ό                    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: Nov. 1 – Bertha Hilsheimer and Sally Sobony            Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker


Notes from Father from Rome


Rome survived the pilgrims and the pilgrims survived Rome!  Our happy band of travelers made it back on Tuesday night after a very long flight across the ocean. The 747 is a very impressive plane.  I think we should take the whole parish for a ride.  All in all, it was a great spiritual experience.  We had a Wednesday audience with Pope Francis and visited tombs of apostles, martyrs and many of the great artists who decorated the finest churches in the world.  We had daily Mass in many of the holy shrines.


Did I mention food?!  The Italians invented it!   The meals were great and you were never far from a little shop where delightful things could be found.  Venice was very interesting.  A city without cars, but with countless bridges and canals-- UPS even delivers packages from a motor boat.


The space in which I have to write is, like my bathroom in Venice, too small!   More later.


The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin F. Lutz



From the Cat at 684 S. Third Street:


Well. . .the pastor flew in from his trip to Italy.  He walked in and found me reigning at the very center of the couch---He looked at me and said, "Hello cat!"   He seemed mildly annoyed that I did not stand.  There is a very simple reason for that: I had already eaten.  I did try to make him feel needed later on by requesting a short snack in the kitchen.  


A kind soul sent me a beautiful picture of Cleo-Cat-Ra, all decked out in her Egyptian finery.  Ah yes, I remember her in one of my previous nine lives when I was  MarCATony.  Ah, the NileDelicious.  


Raphael the Cat



News Worthy Notes


CELEBRATING CATHOLIC SCHOOL VIRTUES…the Diocese’s annual gala supporting education assistance, will be held Thurs., Nov. 5th, at St. Charles Preparatory School’s Walter Student Commons, 2010 E. Broad St.; cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Honorees at this year’s event are Michele and David Bianconi, St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Westerville; Sr. Margaret Hoffman, OSF, St. Charles; Nancy and Don Kelley, Holy Spirit Parish, Columbus; and Linda Sheridan, St. Mary Parish, Lancaster. Admission is $250 per person; registration information is available by contacting the Diocesan Schools Office at (614) 221-5829.


PROBABLE PITCHERS – Oct.31 & Nov. 1, 2015

Sat. 10/31      4:00 @ St Mary – Father Lutz

4:00 & 5:30 @ St. Lad's & Corpus Christi – Father Droll


Sun. 11/1    9:00 & 11:30 @ St. Mary – Father Lutz

 9:00 & 11:00 @ Corpus Christi & St. Lads.–Father Droll



All are invited to one of these gatherings as The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell discusses the recent World Meeting of Families.  Come and discover how you can answer Pope Francis’ call to become a family fully alive!

·     Tuesday, November 10th, 7:00 p.m., Bishop Ready High School



Cemetery Sunday Prayer Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 1st at St. Joseph, Resurrection, Holy Cross and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries.








Illuminating Our Faith: A Liturgical Stained Glass Windows Exhibition is open at the Jubilee Museum’s new gallery, the Fra Angelico gallery. This exhibit will run from now through November 15, 2015.  The exhibition features 12 stained glass windows rescued from various churches, chapels and orphanages. For more information please visit the Jubilee Museums’ website at or call 614-600-0054. A suggested donation of $10 per person is greatly appreciated.


VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE…North American Lourdes Volunteers will present a 90-minute prayerful virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, at Holy Family Parish, Sunday, Nov. 8th at 1:00 p.m. During this guided Lourdes experience, you will immerse yourself in the Gospel Message of Lourdes as given by Our Lady to St. Bernadette.  You will have the opportunity to touch the Grotto Rock and to experience the healing grace of Lourdes Water.  As part of this spiritual opportunity to draw nearer to God with Our Lady and St. Bernadette, you will receive a Eucharistic blessing and pray the Rosary.  A Plenary Indulgence is granted to all the faithful, under the usual conditions, who attend a Virtual Pilgrimage with North American Lourdes Volunteers.  Come and experience the healing grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ through His Immaculate Mother.  Invite your family, children and friends! Our Lady extends her invitation to all!  The next best thing to visiting Lourdes itself is a Pilgrimage journey without the travel!  For more information call parish office at 614 221 4323.



Week #2 – My body now has hundreds of cells inside a protective covering called the “zona pellucida,” which begins to attach, or implant, in my mother’s womb. After I attach myself to the inside of my mother’s womb, I won’t be a “blastocyst” any more. I will be called an “embryo.” My body is making a protective hormone so that my body and my mother's body can live together, even though our bodies have different chromosomes and genes.


50+ GROUP…The 50+ group provides experienced adults with spiritual, social, educational, and service activities, as well as fellowship in a welcoming environment.  The 50+ Group meets on the second Sunday of each month in the Undercroft of the Cathedral. Adults age 50 and up—all are welcome! For more information contact Ruth Holt at



Cardinal Peter Turkson will speak at the Ohio State University’s Mershon Auditorium, Monday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m., about Pope Francis’ recent encyclical letter Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home.  Cardinal Turkson is President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and the lead consultant to the Holy Father on Laudato Si.  To reserve tickets, visit  Tickets are still available.



·     November 22: Solemn Mass at 9:00 and 11:30 to celebrate our Sesquicentennial year.

·     The Adopt-a-Family campaign will kick –off tentatively on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th.

·     December 6th, the Maennerchor concert, and German Village Lights from 4:00 – 9:00


                          BANNS OF MARRIAGE

Ryan M. Wells and Brittany N. Lament

November 14, 2015


The saints in heaven love and care for us, and so it is fitting that we pray to them and ask for their prayers, as we on earth assist one another through prayer.

-from Now What?

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