SATURDAY, January 9

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.            Willy Hock      


 SUNDAY, January 10

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Living & deceased members of the

                             Frank Wirth family     

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Celebrant Intention

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


MONDAY, January 11

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

         7:00 p.m.               Knight of Columbus – 2nd floor Burkley


TUESDAY, January 12

        8:15 a.m.         Joanne Bellisari     Latin Mass

        5:30 p.m.            George Jacobs   

       6:30 p.m.              Scouts – Specht Center


WEDNESDAY, January 13

        5:30 p.m.             Paul Anthony Jadwisiak        Latin Mass

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

        7:00 p.m.            RCIA – The Sacrament of Confirmation


THURSDAY, January 14

       5:30 p.m.        Irene Sculak        


FRIDAY, January 15

        8:15 a.m.        Living & deceased members of the

                             Hilsheimer/Grosh families


SATURDAY, January 16

          3:30 p.m.             Confession

         4:00 p.m.            For the People


 SUNDAY, January 17

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Living & deceased members of the

                             Hoblit/Auer families 

                             Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.             Elsie Hagan     

       3:00 p.m.        Polish Mass



“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – January 2-3, 2016

Envelopes: $6986.00

Non- envelope donation: $2205.00

ECO donations: $2907.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 1st)

Total offering: $12098.00

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, Jack Auer


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,

Patricia Sauer


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



January 10: The Fleming family

                  The Maly family

January 24: Schauer family

January 31: The Herrman family


RCIA: will resume their weekly meetings beginning this week. 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.  Please contact the parish office for additional information.


9:00 a.m. CHOIR MUSIC

PRELUDE: – Healey: The Baptism of Jesus

COMMUNION MOTET: – Rossini: Jesu Redemptor omnium



The food pantry items for this month are toothpaste and tooth brushes. Please drop your donation into the container marked SSCM in the Vestibule.


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



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 16-17, 2016 (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.               open, open                                              John Lamotte                                      Chris Hilles, open,  

                                Abigail Gischel                                            Joel Wichtman                                           open, open                               Mary Wickham

9:00 A.M.         Lulu Collins                                            Rick Driscoll       Bertha Hilsheimer, Carolyn Redwood, Mary Wickham

                           Andrew Grosko, open                              Jon Erickson       Frances Melton, Sheila Naegele, Trevor Richards                       open

11:30 A.M.         Anna Lynch                                          Chris Bartony                                  Carolyn Zeisler, open

                                  open, open                                          James Wiley                                      Kim Anderson, Kayla Walton                               open

v                   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: January 17 – Knights of Columbus                                   Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 3rd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren


Notes from the Pastor


In your charity please pray for the following who have died: Caroline Roberts Whitacre, a former St. Leo member, a former Stella Niagara sister and a devoted wife who used to sing at St. Mary.  May she rest in peace.  Today (Wednesday) I had a difficult funeral for one of my servers from Holy Family.  He was only 21 and died as a result of a stabbing.  Please pray for his grieving parents.  Also remember in prayer Charles Hamilton of St. Ladislas whose funeral was last Friday.  May they all rest in peace.  


This week I will be out with a family from the block where I grew up.  They belong to St. Mary and decided to take me on a trip for a week. It should be relaxing.  I hope to have some time to pray and read.   See you soon!


This weekend is the last weekend to see the Nativity sets at the Jubilee Museum.  There are over 200 from all around the world.  The museum will be open Saturday from 11:00-3:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  The museum is open seven days a week.  Call 614-600-0054 to make sure there is a guide.  There is a new exhibit starting this weekend:  The Father Harry Schneider Memorial Exhibit.  Father was a well-known local artist and many of his creations, including jewelry will be on display for 4 weeks.  He also gave many of the pieces that he collected to the museum over the years.  


Congratulations to the Bishop Hartley Hawks, State Champs  in football in Division IV.  A special celebration was held at the high school Friday.  


The Lord be with you!


Fr. Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .


A seminarian named Daniel Mould from New Zealand has been abiding here at St. Mary for the Christmas break.  He fancies himself to be a singer and a practitioner of mimicry.  He is neither.  I chant and sing the terrifying notes of a Cat Opera that I have composed myself.  It is my magnum opus and can only be practiced at night in the dark.  This uppity seminarian greets me in the morning trying to recapture my arias.  I say this for the protection of my devoted fans who listen at the window - lest someone think that his howling is me!  I think he found the lost chord and I'm sure now why it was lost to begin with!


I heard about the death of John Barnett, the 21 year old server that died. He also worked at the church and always took time to greet me and share a snack.  People who like cats are special.  I will miss him.  According to stories I have heard, he was the sweet kid who used to shovel snow for the old folks on his block.  He was also kind to the people at the church and helped where needed.  I'd like to think that I influenced him as I communicated in the secret language known only to cats, and those with whom they share their thoughts.  


Raphael the Cat


PS As I write, I hear some infernal screeching outside.  Is it some dreadful bird or the seminarian?



News Worthy Notes




Week 13 (about three months) – I started sucking my thumb! And my taste buds are working! I drink more amniotic fluid when it tastes sweet! But I’m still a lightweight – I weigh less than one ounce! I may be small, but I am growing fast!



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



In June of 2015 Bishop Campbell re-consecrated the Diocese to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will host the painting that was commissioned by a local Catholic artist to commemorate this event beginning January 4th thru January 17th. There are prayer cards and pamphlets for the taking on the bench by the picture.


COLUMBUS THEOLOGY ON TAP will be Thursday, January 14th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  We will have a Human Trafficking Panel: Tabitha Woodruff – CORRC, Sam Master - Star House, Angela LaRiviere - YEP & COHHIO and Lynn Stevens - We Are Cherished.  Join us at El Vaquero, 3230 Olentangy River Rd.  If you plan to order a meal, please note our new evening schedule: Out of respect for our speakers and in order to decrease meal service interruptions, we are asking that if you plan to order a meal, please try to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m.  The first 45 minutes will be allotted for meals and socializing. Our panel speakers will start around 7:50 p.m. (614) 228-2457


January 22 – Respect life mass - day of prayer for the legal protection of unborn children…The annual Respect Life Mass will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad Street. Bishop Frederick Campbell will be the celebrant.  On this day of the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe V. Wade our diocese will join all dioceses of the United States in observing a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.  All are invited to attend.  For more information about the Church’s teaching on pro-life issues, visit the U.S. Bishops’ website at or contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614-241-2540.


January 22 – Roe Remembrance at Ohio Statehouse (OUTDOORS)

Greater Columbus Right to Life will sponsor the 43rd Annual Roe V. Wade Remembrance event on Friday, January 22, at the Ohio Statehouse.  The hour-long program will begin at Noon and be held outdoors.  Due to Statehouse security restrictions, no signs or banners are permitted inside of the Statehouse.  For additional information, please visit Greater Columbus Right to Life online at


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are in need of a couple of people to fill the role of Sacristan. This ministry involves preparing the sanctuary for Mass. The person would be assigned one to two times per month; training/mentoring is provided. If you are interested please contact Deacon Roger at or 614 296-0877.



This Sunday at Mass, thank God for the gift of the Spirit, through whom we can always have Jesus in our midst. Look around and see Jesus not only in the Eucharist but also in the word in the readings, in the priest celebrating the Mass and speaking his words, and in the community of people around you, the body of Christ. - from The Bible Geek





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