SATURDAY, November 14

         1:30 p.m.           Wells/Lament wedding

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Betty Contosta   


 SUNDAY, November 15

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Betty Friedlinghaus   

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary    

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass


MONDAY, November 16

        6:30 p.m.              Scouts – Specht Center

         7:00 p.m.               Wedding Music workshop - Church

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


TUESDAY, November 17 – Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

        8:15 a.m.         Father Harold Schnieder     – Latin Mass

        5:30 p.m.        Mary Michael and Helen Lambert    


WEDNESDAY, November 18

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

        6:30 p.m.              Scouts – Specht Center

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

        7:00 p.m.             RCIA 


THURSDAY, November 19

       5:30 p.m.          Eleanor Noltemeyer     


FRIDAY, November 20

         8:15 a.m.       Betty Contosta      

        5:00 p.m.             Martine/Calo wedding


SATURDAY, November 21

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Gary Tuthill   


 SUNDAY, November 22

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Wes Kingery     

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary     



“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – November 7-8, 2015

Envelopes: $4674.00

Non- envelope donation: $2597.00

ECO donations: $932.00 (weekly, bi-weekly)

Total offering: $8203.00

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, Michael Richard

Marina Wilson

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



November 29, Strausbaugh family, son, Joseph

November 29, Westfall family, daughter, Cecilia

November 29, Craig family, son, Wyatt


RCIA…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 Liturgical Year”. 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: – Bottazzo: Marcia Religioso

CHOIR MOTET: – Lee: O King of Might and Splendor



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

·     November 27: Christmas tree sale begins

·     December 4: Chili and Carols from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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

·     December 17: Middle school Christmas play


JORDAN CONFERENCE…..the quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24, 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.



The food pantry items for this month are:  toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant). Please drop your donation into the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for November 21-22, 2015 (4th 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   Juan Durano, Sydney Armstrong                           Lori Mitchell                                          Carol Rees, Don Alexander

                               Evan Armstrong                                                 John Rees                                             Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd                    Ginny Holleran

9:00 A.M.          Natasha Mattox                                                Mike Keebaugh                              Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers

                    Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox                                 Maureen Keebaugh                          Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecilia Reis                                 Jacquelyn Carone    

11:30 A.M.   Katie Price, Paul Martello                                Tina Nierman                                            Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson

                                   Ben Weilbacher                                                     Olivia DePassio                                        Jon Erickson, open                          Jacquelyn Carone  


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: November 22 – Mark and Sandra Grosko                      Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren


Notes from the Pastor


In your charity, please remember in prayer the soul of Linda Lowery, the sister of Sandy Brown of our parish.  She passed away Sunday, November 8th.  Also, Bill Finn, a former parishioner.  He died at the end of August.  May they rest in peace.


Abandon hope all ye who are looking for blooming flowers -- the melancholy days are come. There were some glorious moments seen in the trees, but the life span of the fall splendor was very short.


Thank you for your prayers on the 37th anniversary of my Ordination to the Priesthood on November 11th.  Every now and then I run into my "first baptism".  He works for the fire department.  May you never need him.   I have dozens of calendars dating back to my ordination filled with baptisms, first communions, weddings and obituaries.  It is almost a library unto itself.


Just received notice that our BAA Goal got paid off.  Now all amounts paid over and beyond this goal come back to St. Mary.  It's good to pay things off as early as you can.  At a certain point the diocese closes the books and any residue just goes to their office.


I've had a couple of calls from people who want to build stables for nativity sets.  You are not too late to join the fun.  We have at least two dozen sets of figures that have no abiding place. Figures range in height from 6" to a foot.  Your creative talents and interpretation are most welcome.  (Please no Popsicle sticks unless you're too young to read this.)


The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin Lutz


P.S.  A shout out for Sheila who was in the hospital this past week for knee replacement.  All prayers are most appreciated.



The Cat at 684 S. Third Street:


My second book will be coming out soon.  It just takes a few more columns to round out the year. Father Droll has a beautiful new office and his books really go right up to the ceiling.  There is a glaring deficiency in his office.  I have scanned all the titles and the closest I came to CAT was Catholicism.  But similar as the names are, there is no mention of a cat in the entire book.  Perhaps a devoted soul will buy Father Droll my book to round out his library and allow him to experience my true soul.


Raphael, Author of Volume Deux



News Worthy Notes


PROBABLE PITCHERS – Nov. 21-22, 2015

             Sat: 4:00 @ Saint Mary – Father Droll

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


               Sun:  9:00 @ St. Mary – Father Droll

          11:00 @ St. Ladislas-Spanish Mass – Father Droll

                   9:00 @ Corpus Christi – Father Lutz

                    11:30 @ Saint Mary – Father Lutz



Week 5– My ears and nose have begun to develop. My blood is flowing from my heart and through my veins. When I am 40 days old, my heart energy output will be almost 20% of an adult’s.


ST. MARY’S YOUNG–AT-HEART…will have their annual Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.  We will have the luncheon at Planks on Parsons Avenue.  Please plan to join us; we look forward to seeing all of you.


4-S CLUB LADIES THANKSGIVING DINNER…is set for this Sunday, Nov. 15th from noon – 3:00 p.m.  Dinner with all the trimmings is only $11.00.




Mike Aquilina will be speaking at a benefit for the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist on Friday, November 20th at The Jessing Center, 7625 N. High St.  The event begins with hors d’oeurvres at 6:00 p.m. followed by the discussion at 7:00 p.m.  Not only will you hear Mike’s talk entitled “How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again,” but you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the Sisters (who are currently teaching at St. Michael’s in Worthington) and learn about their amazing new community which has grown to over 120 Sisters! Register at or call Marylyn Thompson at 734-930-4220


A MASS OF HEALING AND HEALING SERVICE…will be held on Monday, November 16, 6:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Cathedral, Fr. Paul Noble will celebrate the Mass and provide the homily.  Following the Mass of Healing, a Healing Service will take place beginning with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Veneration of relics of the True Cross, with each person having the opportunity to speak individually with one of several priests present to discuss their particular situation and receive a prayer of healing; the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will also be available. The Healing Service will conclude with Benediction.  All persons who seek healing – cancer, heart, all physical illnesses and infirmities – are invited, as are family members, caregivers, and medical professionals.  For questions, please call St. Joseph Cathedral, (614) 224-1295.



The Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club is accepting nominations for the Diocese of Columbus 2016 Catholic Man of the Year. This annual award recognizes one lay man who, through his daily actions, words, and prayers, exemplifies the “good and faithful servant.”  Bishop Frederick Campbell will present the award on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Catholic Men’s Luncheon. Nominations will be accepted through December 28th. For details and nomination instructions, go to Completed nominations and supporting letters should be emailed to Submit a nomination and let everyone know that your husband, father, son, uncle, brother or friend is the Catholic Man of the Year!



·     Bishop Hartley: All students in grades 4 - 8 are invited to the Bishop Hartley Hawks2B Advent Festival on Thursday, December 3rd from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Bishop Hartley Cafeteria.  Join us for an evening of prayer, fun, food and crafts! Please RSVP to by Monday, November 24th.


·     St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department presents Good ‘N’ Plenty, a new comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher. Good ‘N’ Plenty will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 19, 20, & 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Campus Theatre, 2010 E. Broad St. Adult tickets are $10, student tickets $5. Reservations may be placed by calling the St. Charles main office at 614/252-6714 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.      


ADOPT A FAMILY…will once again be providing toys and food for a number of families in our parish and school this Christmas. This year we will also including some of our parishioners who are homebound or in a care center. Last year’s generous support allowed us to provide gifts and food to 14 families and 9 homebound individuals. Please prayerfully consider participating this year and sharing the joy of Christmas with others. To participate, pick an “ornament” from the Christmas tree at the back of the church, beginning Saturday, Nov. 21 after 4:00 Mass.  Purchase the requested gift or gift card and attach the “ornament” with the gift information to the gift. Please do not wrap the gift (gift bags are ok. Return to the Giving Tree no later than Sunday, Dec. 13th.





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