SATURDAY, February 13

       4:00 p.m.  Father Bernard McClory  - Father Sylvester

Father Lutz at Saint Ladislas at 4:00 p.m.; Corpus Christi at 5:30 p.m.


SUNDAY, February 14

     9:00 a.m.   Wes Kingery   - Father Paul Noble

      11:30 a.m.   Catherine Kehlmier  - Father Sylvester

Father Lutz at Corpus Christi at 9:00 a.m.; Saint Ladislas at 11:00 a.m.


MONDAY, February 15 – No Mass


TUESDAY, February 16

         8:15 a.m.   Father Raymond Lavell  Latin Mass – Father Lutz

         5:30 p.m.   Father Joseph Rigali  - Father Sylvester

Father Lutz @ Saint Ladislas - 6:30 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, February 17

      5:30 p.m.    Celebrant Intention  - Latin Mass – Father Lutz

Father Lutz at Corpus Christi at 8:30 a.m.


THURSDAY, February 18

      5:30 p.m.  For the endeavors and formation of Seminarians - Father Lutz

Father Lutz at Corpus Christi at 8:30 a.m.


FRIDAY, February 19

       8:15 a.m.    Special Intention - Father Paul Noble

Father Lutz at Saint Ladislas at 8:30 a.m.


SATURDAY, February 20

       4:00 p.m.  Jim Antoniak  - tbd

Father Hinterschied at Saint Ladislas at 4:00 p.m.

Father Lutz at Corpus Christi at 5:30 p.m.


SUNDAY, February 21

     9:00 a.m.    Elsie Hagan   - Father Sylvester

      11:30 a.m.   Deacon Thomas G. Spaith  - Father Sylvester

       3:00 p.m.    Polish Mass

Father Lutz at Corpus Christi at 9:00 a.m.; Saint Ladislas at 11:00 a.m.



Note: Confession is heard ½ hour prior to each weekend Mass

 Coffee and doughnuts follow the 9:00 a.m. Mass – school gym





“SERMON ON THE AMOUNT” – February 6-7, 2016

Envelopes: $3936.00

Non- envelope donation: $2350.00

ECO donations: $370.00 (weekly)

Total offering: $6656.00

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, Casey Wentzel,

Beverly Durthaler, Gail Hirn, Jim Sauer


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, Dan Hogan


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



RCIA: Class will resume with the topic of Lent this week. Let us pray for all those preparing for Baptism and Full Communion with the Church.


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



Monday:  Scouts – 6:30 p.m. – Specht Center

    Wedding Music Workshop – 7:00 p.m. – Church

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

Wednesday: Choir practice – 6:30 p.m.

                        Scouts – 6:30 p.m. – Specht Center



Week 18 – I have eyelashes! And my vocal cords work, now. If there was air in my Mother’s womb, she might hear me cry.


SSCM FOOD PANTRY-FEBRUARY ITEM… Chicken Noodle Soup. Please drop off throughout the month of February in the designated bin in the Vestibule. Many thanks!


4-S CLUB “ALMOST FAMOUS” FISH FRY….is back throughout Lent. Every Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. come and enjoy an “all you can eat meal” for $11.00.



The annual Saint Mary School all-Ohio basketball tournament will be held over the following two weekends:

         Feb. 26-27 – 6th grade boys and 8th grade girls will compete             

         March 4-5 – 8th grade boys will compete



LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for February 20-21, 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: February 21 – 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 soul of Theresa Haley who was buried from St. Mary this past Thursday.  Also, pray for the soul of Dr. Joseph Patrick O'Rourke who was buried last Tuesday.  Dr. O'Rourke has been a generous benefactor to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen and the Jubilee Museum.  Please pray for the father of Father Matthew Hoover and the father of Father Martin Ralko who died recently.  May their souls rest in peace.


Lent has begun.  It's always a time of resolution -- more so than January 1st.  It's always better to make reasonable and small resolutions rather than to make a fantastic list and break everything on it.  Shut out all distractions -- it is a time to pray, give alms and fast.  I'm sure no one has reached perfection in any of those categories.  I'm far from it myself.  An easy addition to your Lenten schedule is daily Mass.  Among the three churches there is a wide variety of times.  I will look for you in the front right row.


Great news for St. Mary--- Mike Montler was a 1961 graduate of St. Mary High School.  St. Mary School has received a Golden Football in honor of Mr. Montler who was a player in Super Bowl XII (1978) when he played for the Denver Broncos.  Mr. Montler also played for the Boston/New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills, and the Detroit Lions.  His professional football career extended over 1969-1978. Mr. Montler also proudly served our country as a United States Marine from 1961 to 1965.  God bless all those who defend our freedoms as Americans. And to Mr. Montler -- Semper Fi!


The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin F. Lutz



From the Cat at 684 South Third Street:


I am writing my column on Ash Wednesday.  I heard Father Droll greet me and in a very nice voice this morning.  I must be his Lenten penance.


I'm certainly doing my own penance; winter came late, but with a vengeance.  I don't like this cold at all!  I look forward to the days ahead when the windows are open and there is no snow outside.  My only entertainment on snowy days is watching the pastor tripping down the sacristy stairs and trying to look graceful on the ice.  It's a great advantage to have four legs.


Raphael, Prognosticator of an early spring.


Never listen to groundhogs.  Talk about design flaws:  those teeth!!



News Worthy Notes




The 2016 St. Mary Gala & Auction will be held on February 27, 2016 at The Boat House Restaurant. ALL ARE WELCOME! Please come out for a fun evening and support the students of St. Mary School! Funds raised benefit tuition assistance and specific pleas help to pay for technology upgrades and academic enrichment programs.  See the insert in the bulletin for details.

FREE CHILDCARE: for children (3 - 13 years) of parents or caregivers who are attending or volunteering at the Gala. The service will be provided from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Pizza, drinks, movies and games will be provided. Childcare workers have had Protecting God's Children, and work for St. Mary's preschool or aftercare program. Space is limited. Contact Melissa Kirkwood for more details and sign up information.



Respect life conference…The diocesan Respect Life Conference is Saturday, March 5, 2016, at St. Joseph Church, 670 W. Main Street, Plain City.  The theme is Being Pro-Life in the Year of Mercy.  Keynote speaker is Fr. Kevin Lutz.  Other speakers will cover the spectrum of care and concern promoting the dignity of human life.  The conference times are 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Registration is $20 which includes lunch.  To register, please send a check payable to the Office for Social Concerns, 197 E. Gay St., Columbus, Ohio  43215.  For details, call (614) 241-2540 or email at


STATIONS OF THE CROSS…will be held every Friday throughout Lent. On Friday, February 19th Stations are scheduled for the following times and location:  Corpus Christi – Noon;

Saint Ladislas – 6:30 p.m.; Saint Mary – 7:00 p.m. In addition, our students will recite the Stations of the Cross every Friday at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.



Thank you to all new and returning readers of the Catholic Times.  Contact the parish office if you missed the special collection and learn how to sign-up for the upcoming year for a minimum donation of only $17.00 (parish rate).  As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages all Catholic households in the diocese to receive and read our diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Times. Come enjoy “A journal of Catholic life in Ohio”.


WORLD MARRIAGE DAY CELEBRATION: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH: LOVE, MARRIAGE, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE….All married couples are invited to the Diocesan Celebration of World Marriage Day, Sunday, February 14th from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 414  E. North Broadway.  Dr. Andrew Sodergren, a Catholic psychologist with Ruah Woods in Cincinnati will discuss ways to strengthen your marriage relationship, blending Catholic theology and insights from psychology.  This will be followed by a Holy Hour for Marriage.  There is no charge for the event but space is limited. Please RSVP by February 10th at or 614-241-2560.



The moving, live production performed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at St. Catharine Catholic Church in Columbus on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. 

Experience firsthand the story of this heroic priest, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, who courageously fought the forces of evil, and offered his life for a family man in the concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II.  The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 10 and up.  Admission is $10 each, or $30 for families. For tickets, visit For additional information, contact St. Catharine Parish Office at 614-231-4509 or


40 Days for Life is February 10 to March 20.  The Greater Columbus community will be uniting with hundreds from all 50 states in the 40 Days for Life campaign.  Faithful believers are praying that this effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in America.  This peaceful prayer vigil will take place at an abortion facility in Columbus.  Participants are asked to volunteer for one-hour shifts and sign a statement of peace.  For details, visit


In all the sacraments, Christ gives to us the transforming power of his love, which we call “grace.” But in the Eucharist, and only in the Eucharist, Jesus gives us even more. He gives us his entire self—Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Of course, the proper response to a gift of this magnitude is gratitude.

-from 40 Days, 40 Ways



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