SATURDAY, December 19

         1:30 p.m.           Tank/Jewett wedding

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.            Elaine & Carlton Ray and the living/deceased of the Anderson-Ray families  


 SUNDAY, December 20

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.              Betty Contosta  

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Parishioners of Saint Mary   

        3:00 p.m.       Polish Mass


MONDAY, December 21

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


TUESDAY, December 22

        8:15 a.m.          No Mass

        5:30 p.m.            Helen and Pat Russell   

       6:30 p.m.              Choir practice – Christmas rehearsal


WEDNESDAY, December 23

        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



       4:00 p.m.          Eleanor M. Lewis     

        7:30 p.m.                 John and Hilda Kulzer     

        Midnight        William and Martha Goodwin   



        10:00 a.m.      Daniel Sauer    


SATURDAY, December 26 – Saint Stephen

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.            David Engle      


 SUNDAY, December 27

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.   for an increase in Good & Holy Vocations to Consecrated Life

                             NO Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Parishioners of Saint Mary    


“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – December 12-13, 2015

Envelopes: $4610.00

Non- envelope donation: $2286.00

ECO donations: $1455.00 (weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $8351.00

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, Michael Richard, Marina Wilson, Ed Season,

Jon Erickson, Bobby Rietenback, Barbara Sullivan, Deacon Jerry Butts


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



December 20: Garver family, son, Luke

                            Hueckel family, son, Max

December 27: Custer family, son, Jacob

                                     Jorg family, daughter, Harper


RCIA…will not meet over the Christmas and New Year holiday weeks. Regular classes will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2016


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: – Mendelssohn: Veni Domine; Laura Antoniak, Isabelle Billet, Sandra Grosko, soloists

COMMUNION MOTET: Leavitt: The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came



The food pantry items for this month continue to be toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant) in which there is a great need. Please drop your donation into the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule.



With Christmas only a few days away and the delivery of our Christmas poinsettias due to arrive on Monday we are looking for volunteers to decorate the Church on Tuesday, December 22nd following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. If you can spare an hour or so please join us as we prepare the Sanctuary to welcome our Lord.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for December 19-20, 2015 (3rd 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: December 27 – cancelled                                                       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 pray for the following who have died:  Sister Justine (my grade school principal).  I am offering her Funeral Mass on December 19th at Stella Niagara, the Motherhouse of her Franciscan Order, which is located in Lewiston, NY.  Also, please remember my third, fourth, and fifth grade teacher, Sister Timothy, who recently died.  And also pray for Ben Peterman II, age 28.  Some years ago I baptized his only son.  Ben died an untimely death due to congestive heart failure.


We are in the final countdown to Christmas.  Friday is the Blessed Day.  Many people come back to Church to celebrate Christmas Mass.  With this in mind, be kind to every stranger you meet.  You may make a difference in the practice of their faith.


Please double check the bulletin for Mass times.  All Masses have been assigned.  Sometimes last minute changes are necessary--it's good to check on times.


A special thanks to the choirs, all liturgical ministers and to the children for their beautiful Christmas Programs which we have enjoyed over the past two weeks.


My prayers are with all of you for a very Blessed Christmas.   


May the Deep Peace of the Son of Peace be with you!


Fr. Kevin Lutz



From the Cat at 684 South Third Street:


My most loyal friend and letter writer is Mary Sailor.  She tells me that she is going to have a guest for the holidays -- a cat named Punkey.  How sweet she is to invite such a noble guest to her house. 


It is time for my "annual trivia question about animals"--- The First prize will be an ornament I haven't broken.  Second prize will be an ornament I have broken.


QUESTION:  In the old "Our Gang" Comedies what was the name of the donkey?  The clever among you will understand that this is more of a math question, than biology.


Answer Next week.


Merry Christmas

Raphael the Christmas Cat



News Worthy Notes



PROBABLE PITCHERS – Dec. 24-25, 2015

Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m. @ St. Mary – Fr. P. J. Shelton

                      7:30 p.m. @ Saint Mary – Father Lutz

                        Midnight @ Saint Mary – Father Lutz

Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m. @ Saint Mary – Fr. Droll


PROBABLE PITCHERS – Dec. 26-27, 2015

Saturday: 4:00 p.m. @ Saint Mary – Father Droll

    4:00 p.m. @ Saint Ladislas – Father Paul Shelton

5:30 p.m. @ Corpus Christi – Father Don Hope


Sunday: 9:00 a.m. @ Saint Mary – Father Lutz

             9:00 a.m. @ Corpus Christi – Father Don Hope

             11:00 a.m. @ Saint Ladislas – Father Droll

            11:30 a.m. @ Saint Mary – Father Dan Moloney




Week 10 – My body now has millions of cells and I grow over 100,000 new cells every minute! I can swallow and move my tongue! I can make a tight fist with my fingers!



The Catholic Men’s Conference is looking for a few good men to sing in the Men’s Conference Choir at the annual Catholic Men’s Conference on February 27, 2016 at the Voinovich Building on the Ohio State Fair Grounds.  We will hold one or two rehearsals prior to the event at a date, time, and location to be determined.  Please consider attending the Men’s Conference and singing with us at this exciting event! Contact Christopher Walsh at or at 614-464-2392 to sign up or for more information.



A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will show you how to renew your marriage as a sacrament, a sign of the Lord's presence in the world. The next two weekends are in the new year on February 19-21 and April 22-24, both in central Ohio. For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 614-834-6880 or visit our website at


PRO-LIFE PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE….Greater Columbus Right to Life invites you to join a pro-life pilgrimage to Mexico set for February 13-20, 2016.  The trip, under the spiritual direction of Father Nicholas Droll, will include daily prayer at a local abortion clinic in coordination with a sister organization, two visits to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and trips to the major theological, cultural, and artistic sites in central Mexico.  Learn more at


NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 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 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!



Due to maintenance work scheduled for the school gymnasium during the Christmas break we will need to cancel the coffee and doughnut hour next Sunday, December 27th. 



We need some additional volunteers for serving coffee and donuts after the 9:00 Mass. It only requires about two hours of your time (including set-up, serving and clean-up) one weekend about four times a year.  Please email Marge Smigelski at, call 614-871-8142 or see me at coffee and donuts. 


DECEMBER WEDDING MUSIC WORK SHOP…has been cancelled. The January workshop is scheduled for the third Monday of January at 7:00 p.m.


Lord, lead us ever closer to your mystery. Lead us on the path that you want us to take: the path of humility, the path of meekness, the path of poverty, the path of feeling ourselves sinners. This is how you come to save us, to free us.

–Pope Francis from The Joy of Advent


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