SATURDAY, January 23

          3:30 p.m.           Confession

         4:00 p.m.      John P. Gibboney  - Father Lutz


 SUNDAY, January 24

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Betty Contosta  - Father Lutz

                            Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Bill Hirn   - Father Lutz


MONDAY, January 25 – The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

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


TUESDAY, January 26 – Saints Timothy and Titus

        8:15 a.m.         Father Joseph Rigali   Latin Mass – Father Droll

        5:30 p.m.         Marie McGrath    - Father Sylvester

        6:30 p.m.               Scouts – Specht Center


WEDNESDAY, January 27

        5:30 p.m.        Fr. Bernard McClory Latin Mass – Father Lutz

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

        7:00 p.m.            RCIA – Social Justice


THURSDAY, January 28 – Saint Thomas Aquinas

       5:30 p.m.         Ed Season   - Father Droll


FRIDAY, January 29

        8:15 a.m.        George Jacobs   - Father Droll


SATURDAY, January 30

          3:30 p.m.           Confession

         4:00 p.m.      Ruth and Ed Naegele  - Father Droll


 SUNDAY, January 31

        8:30 a.m.             Confession

     9:00 a.m.          Catherine Rettenmyer   - Father Droll

                            Coffee & doughnuts

        11:00 a.m.              Confession

      11:30 a.m.        Mark Russell   - Father Droll


Our heavenly Father loved us so much that he gave us an incredible gift that is even more powerful and glorious than the gift he gave Adam and Eve at the very beginning. God gave us himself: Jesus. And Jesus himself gives us to his Father. - from Zealous


“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – January 16-17, 2016

Envelopes: $3290.00

Non- envelope donation: $1544.00

ECO donations: $1997.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 15th)

Total offering: $6831.00

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, Dan Hogan


At home: Charles Walker, Dora Malyk, Sharon Kirby, Joanne Elgin,  Mary Sailor, Heidi Wooley, Pat Dineen, Donna Whitaker, Ed Season,

Jon Erickson, Jack Auer, Bobby Rietenback, Barbara Sullivan,

Deacon Jerry Butts, Patricia Sauer, Jim Myers


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



January 24: Schauer family

January 31: The Herrman family


RCIA: The catechumens are better than half way through their journey to be welcomed into the Holy Catholic Church. Please keep them in your prayers. Classes are open to all. 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: – Bach: Prelude in A Minor

CHOIR OFFERTORY MOTET: – Goss: O Savior of the World



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


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.


JORDAN CONFERENCE…..the quarterly Jordon Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held 2nd floor Burkley Center 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



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for January 30-31, 2016 (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                                                                        open    

11:30 A.M.      



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: January 30 – Bertha Hilsheimer & Sally Sobony        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 following who have died: Frances Bobo, 93, whose funeral was offered by Father Droll at St. Leo, Thomasa Cardwell, 52, mother of one of our 8th grade boys, Correy,  Sister Thomasina, PCJ, who taught Kindergarten at Our Lady of Bethlehem,  Margaret “June “ Maple and Joseph Jurlina, both whose funerals were offered at St. Ladislas this week.  May they rest in peace.


I am back from a little mid-winter vacation.  What might have passed for a tan, faded in 48 hours. It was nice to experience some warm air and to not hear the endless ringing of the doorbell and telephone.  I prayed for you all in my daily office and in the four Masses I offered on the ship.


Mark the Gala down!  It's a great event and a wonderful escape from the cold and snow.  


The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin F. Lutz


From the Cat at 684 S. Third Street:


This has been the worst winter of my life.  That might be due to the fact that my long-term memory is not so good.  As I was saying, when is dinner?


The pastor is back from his "no pets" vacation.  I heard he was on a beach.  Oh...sand.  My idea of a vacation is a pillow in the sun...and a breeze...and a toy...and some Kibbles...and Bits...and a slow stupid mouse...   This is what dreams are made of.



The non-Beach Bum Cat



News Worthy Notes



Week 15 – Soon I will be able to grasp with my hands! What will I grasp? My other hand! Did you know that I have my own unique fingerprints now?



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. 



The Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club together with Bishop Frederick F. Campbell will recognize Mr. Jeff Bernard of Gahanna Saint Matthew parish as Catholic Man of the Year for the Diocese of Columbus on Friday, February 5th.  The luncheon will be held at Saint Patrick Church. Mass at 11:45 a.m.; luncheon begins at 12:15 p.m. with adjournment slated for 1:15 p.m. Reservations not needed but please bring $10.00 to cover the lunch and meeting costs. Contact Tim Merkle at 614.476.0739 or email to






February, 27 @ 6:00 p.m. The Boat House Restaurant downtown Columbus.  Purchase tickets in the parish office or online, via the GALA Link, on HURRY, SEATS ARE LIMITED! Funds raised benefit tuition assistance for St. Mary School.

We need YOUR help to make the 2016 Auction the BEST YET!  Auction donations are still being accepted. You may make a donation online, drop off items in the parish office, or call Vanessa Fischer to make arrangements (614-604-3891).

A few items you will see at the auction are: A Weekend Getaway to Hocking Hills (Cabin with hot tub, comfortably sleeps six); unique artwork by St. Mary Students, Columbus Blue Jackets tickets (March) in Time Warner Section; exclusive admission to German Village Society annual events; Diamond Earrings, AND much more! There are flyers in the back of Church with additional information.


     ST. CHARLES PREPARATORY SCHOOL… will offer its annual scholarship test to prospective students at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons. The test results are used to help determine who will receive academically based scholarships and grants offered by the school to its students in the 2016-2017 school year. The test is open to all 8th grade boys who are currently enrolled at any of the public, parochial, and private elementary or middle schools in Franklin or the other surrounding counties that comprise Central Ohio. Anyone interested in sitting for the St. Charles scholarship test must register by calling Laurie Berndt in the school office at 614-252-6714 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


     BISHOP HARTLEY HIGH SCHOOL…invites all 4th through 8th grade students to our Hawks2B Pillar Night, Tuesday, January 26th beginning at 6:30 in the Bishop Hartley Cafeteria. Students in grades 4-8 will have the opportunity to learn more about the six pillars which are Hartley’s foundation as they move through various activities associated with each.  For more information or to RSVP, please email Please RSVP by Monday, January 25.



The Jubilee Museum is honored to present: In Memory of an Artist: The Personal Collection and Artwork of Father Harry Schneider.  The exhibition, which runs from January 9th to February 6th, 2016, offers visitors a chance to see highlights from Fr. Harry's art collection, as well Fr. Harry's own artwork, jewelry, ceramics and works on paper. Father Harold E. Schneider (1928 – 2015).Fr. Harry's art collection includes a number remarkable pieces; among them, a lithograph by American social-realist artist, Ben Shahn, an etching of the Crucifixion by Baroque Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, silkscreens by Sister Mary Corita Kent, and a color pencil drawing of a woman by Jean Cocteau. For more information please visit the Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center’s website at or call 614-600-0054. A suggested donation of $10 per person is greatly appreciated.


MOUNT CARMEL HOSPICE INVITES YOU TO HOSPICE VOLUNTEERING 101….If you are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer whether at the bedside or behind the scenes, join us for a special panel discussion.  A group of Mount Carmel Hospice volunteers will discuss their roles and contributions then answer your questions. The session can help you find the best way to serve your community at end-of-life.  Please join us on Feb. 10th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. or on Feb. 17th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care Center.  Register by calling 234-LIFE (5433).


YEAR END STATEMENTS…are in the mail, if you have not received your copy by the end of the week please call the parish office.


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