THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

 

 

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

   

MONDAY, November 23 – Last week in Ordinary Time

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

                                                                                                                  

TUESDAY, November 24 – Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions

        8:15 a.m.        Thomas Scanlan     – Latin Mass

        5:30 p.m.       Betty Friedlinghaus    

       6:30 p.m.              Scouts – Specht Center

       7:00 p.m.              Jordan Conference

                                                                           

WEDNESDAY, November 25

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

         6:30 p.m.              NO 9:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal

        7:00 p.m.             NO RCIA 

                               

THURSDAY, November 26

        9:00 a.m.        Betty Contosta     

                                     

FRIDAY, November 27

         8:15 a.m.       No Mass

                            

SATURDAY, November 28

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.       Michael Donhauser

        

 SUNDAY, November 29

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Patrick Thomas     

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Parishioners of Saint Mary     

“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – November 14-15, 2015

Envelopes: $3184.00

Non- envelope donation: $1844.00

ECO donations: $1455.00 (weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6483.00

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, Patricia Sauer

  

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, Ed Season, Jon Erickson

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

 

BAPTISMS FOR NOVEMBER

November 29, Strausbaugh family, son, Joseph

November 29, Westfall family, daughter, Cecilia

November 29, Craig family, son, Wyatt

 

RCIA…There will be no RCIA this week. Regular classes will resume Wednesday, December 2nd.

 

9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE – GOUNOD: Hymn to St. Cecilia

OFFERTORY MOTET - RAFAEL: Praise Be to Thee

COMMUNION MOTET - JENKINS: Ave Verum; Isabelle Billet, soloist

 

COMING EVENTS

·     November 27: Christmas tree sale begins

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

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

·     December 17: Middle school Christmas play

 

SSCM FOOD PANTRY – NOVEMBER ITEM

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

 

PARISH OFFICE THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE

The Parish office will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 25th and will resume regular hours the following Monday November 30th.

 

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.

 

BANNS OF MARRIAGE

Patrick Harrison Cline & Erin Eleanor McCarthy

December 11, 2015


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for November 28-29, 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: November 29 – Kathleen Haytas and Rosie Suclescy                               Pray for our men and women in uniform

 

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


 

Notes from the Pastor

 

In your charity, please pray for the soul of George Jacobs (originally from Carey, Ohio, home to Our Lady of Consolation Basilica, who died and was buried from St. Mary's last Thursday.  May he rest in peace.  

 

Thank you for your presence and good wishes on the occasion of my 37th anniversary.  It's an off year and so it was quietly observed.  It was a bit of an odd experience to see the priests and servers in the Sanctuary and know that they were all so young that I could have baptized all the priests who were there.  Then as I scanned the congregation, I notice that there was not one person present who knew me on the day of my ordination, November 11, 1978.  My parents, aunts (save one), uncles, many priests and other friends, have gone to God.  My two sisters were unable to come as Sheila was just out of the hospital and Mikey was helping her.  If you would have told me that line up on my ordination day, and then added to it that this would be a Latin Solemn High Mass, I would have wondered what turns my life would have taken! I am grateful for the friends that I have made along the way and the many good souls who have entered my life since that day.  God reward you all.  

 

I was happy to see people from all three parishes where I am serving now.  Corpus Christi, St. Lad's and St. Mary were all represented.  Every grace and blessing be yours!

 

Pray for the good people of France, and pray for all who are suffering from the horrors of terrorism.  The entire world is tense with the thoughts of random acts of terrorism.  The saddest part is that the targets are the most innocent and most vulnerable of victims.  Pray for peace!

 

This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King, a King who does not ask for blood, for He has shed His Most Precious Blood to wash us clean.  Long live Christ the King!

 

The Lord be with you!

 

Fr. Kevin Lutz

                                                                                                                 

 

From the cat at 684 South Third . . .

 

A new tree is outside my kitchen door:  a Japanese maple, courtesy of my friend, Jordan, a dog on Mohawk who shares a house with Tom Dailey.  See!  The war between dogs and cats is highly overrated! On the whole, we get along better than some of the people beyond my yard do.  I was shocked to hear someone say, "They fight like cats and dogs!"  We don't hold a candle to you!!  Our similar metaphor for your wrangling is so profound that it can't be translated from our mystical cat communication into English.  I'll just say, try kindness - it goes a long way and it is thought to be contagious!

 

I miss the glowing orb of day.  No hot spots on the floor for me to rest in.  The table lamps just don't do the trick: too little light, too little heat. 

 

Raphael c-c-c-o-l-l-l-d-d-d c-c-c-a-t-t-t!

                                                                                                                 

 

News Worthy Notes

 

PROBABLE PITCHERS – Nov. 28-29, 2015

             Sat: 4:00 @ Saint Mary – Father Lutz

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

                                                                                     

           Sun:  9:00 and 11:30 @ St. Mary – Father Lutz

9:00 & 11:00 @ Corpus Christi and St. Ladislas–Fr. Droll

 

Let us ponder Jesus’ love for us and his zeal for our well-being, and let us be calm because of that, not doubting that he will help us with more than fatherly protection against all our enemies. -from Padre Pio’s Spiritual Direction for Every Day

 

AN UNBORN CHILD’S LIFE – WEEK BY WEEK

Week 6 – My skeleton is complete now and I have reflexes. Now I have electrical brain wave patterns that can be recorded. I am becoming a thinking person.

 

JORDAN CONFERENCE….will be held in the Atrium Tuesday evening, November 24th at 7:00 p.m. for those parents who wish to have a child baptized.

 

BAPBY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN I wanted to let you know that the 59 full bottles I collected on the 5th held $1,287!!! That is a great blessing – THANK YOU! Your parish is very generous!

We turned in an additional dozen or more bottles bringing the total donated to just under $1450.00.

 

2016 CATHOLIC MAN OF THE YEAR

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 www.plugInCatholicMen.com. Completed nominations and supporting letters should be emailed to catholicmanoftheyear@gmail.com. Submit a nomination and let everyone know that your husband, father, son, uncle, brother or friend is the Catholic Man of the Year!

 

NOVEMBER 28-29: 5th SUNDAY SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION AND LITURGICAL MINISTER SIGN UP

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. 

 

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 be also including some of our parish’s  homebound elderly. 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 p.m. Mass.  Purchase the requested gift or gift card (Suggested gift amount is $30 or less) 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, December 13th.

A special thanks to Sue Rock who has been making and donating the beautiful ornaments.

 

The 26th annual National Night of Prayer for Life will be on December 8, 2015.  This night of prayer links the feast days of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the unborn.  Catholics across the country will pray in unity in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Rosary, prayer to St. Michael, silent prayers and hymns.  Prayer is encouraged from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; national hour of unity is 12 to 1 a.m.

 

JEWELRY SALE FUNDRAISER AT THE JOSEPHINUM

Tis the season for the annual jewelry sale sponsored by the Friends of the Josephinum! Elegant fine and costume jewelry priced below wholesale offer holiday savings for you and a gift for our future priests – all proceeds benefit Josephinum seminarians. Join us Friday, December 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum, 7625 North High Street.

 

 

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