9:00 a.m.     Rep. Jack Cera, family and staff - Father Droll

       4:00 p.m.    Jim Antoniak  - Father Droll

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


SUNDAY, March 6

     9:00 a.m.    Jim Wissinger  - Father Droll

      11:30 a.m.   Bernard Billet  -- Father Droll

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


MONDAY, March 7 – No Mass


TUESDAY, March 8

         8:15 a.m.   Rep. Mike Curtain, family and staff - Latin Mass – Father Lutz

         5:30 p.m.   Jim Antoniak   - Father Sylvester

Father Droll at Saint Ladislas - 6:30 p.m.



      5:30 p.m.     Richard A. Shawver and Michael Eckstein – Father Droll

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


THURSDAY, March 10

      5:30 p.m.    Elsie Hagan  - Father Lutz

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


FRIDAY, March 11

       8:15 a.m.    Mary Ellen Mielke     - Father Droll

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


SATURDAY, March 12

       4:00 p.m.    George Jacobs  - Father Lutz

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


SUNDAY, March 13

     9:00 a.m.    Living & Deceased of the Frank Wirth family - Father Lutz

      11:30 a.m.   Mary Michael  -- Father Lutz

Father Droll 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 27-28, 2016

Envelopes: $4526.00

Non- envelope donation: $1611.00

ECO donations: $2857.00 (weekly, bi-weekly, 1st))

Total offering: $8994.00


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, Gail Hirn


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,

Casey Wentzel


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


RCIA: The topic this week is the Sacrament of Penance. Please continue to pray for all the Elect, their sponsors and teachers during this season of Lent.



March 6, Wright family, daughter, Colette

March 12, Bialkowski family, son, Sam

March 13, Russell family, daughter, Catherine



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

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

Tuesday:       Choir practice – 6:30 p.m. (throughout Lent)

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

Wednesday: Choir practice – 6:30 p.m.



Week 21 (about five months) – I’m not as little as I used to be, just a few weeks ago. Now I weigh about half a pound, or more, and I am about 10 to 12 inches long! My umbilical cord carries about 300 quarts of fluid between me and my Mom each day. That’s where I get my food from!


SSCM FOOD PANTRY-MARCH ITEM… Baked Beans. 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.


DON’T FORGET…next weekend, March 12-13, we spring forward to Daylight Savings time. Move your clocks up on hour.




LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES for March 12-13, 2016 (2nd 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.        DeCarlo Walker, open                          Sherrie Hayes                                 Lori and Dave Mitchell

                              DaVeaun Walker                                       Joe Giannetti                                          John LaMotte, open                   Amanda Walker

9:00 A.M.       Anthony Metnes                                          Don Metnes                  Shirley Thibaut, Eileen Hoffman, Chris Thibaut

                     Cael Shaw, Anthony Nicola                            Marge Smigelski                   Mike & Maureen Keebaugh, open              Ginny Holleran

11:30 A.M.         Vince Relli,                                           Mike Hicks                                        Jennifer Larsen, open

                          open, Emily Relli                                           Devin Russell                                          Ann Stewart, open                                    Suzi Foster

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: March 13 – Cecilia and Mike Chambers                          Pray for our men and women in uniform


Collection counters for the 2nd Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker


Notes from the Pastor


In your charity, please remember in prayer the soul of Dorothy Eckstein, and Michael Distelhorst.  May they rest in peace.  


First of all, thank you to all who were able to spend an hour with Our Lord before the Blessed Sacrament this past Friday and Saturday.  Thank you also to those who wanted to participate, but due to the fact that short notice was given, it was not possible.  I'm sure your prayers for its success, helped fill in the empty spaces on the sign-up chart.  The spiritual benefits to the parish were enhanced by all the prayerful people of this parish.  We are truly blessed!  Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future, we will have 24 hour adoration opportunities available for all those interested in supporting the parish and Church in this prayerful way.


Secondly, thank you to all who in any way assisted in making the St. Mary Gala a sweeping success.  There was a spirit of joy and family support which seemed to take over the evening. Thank you especially to our two Gala Chairpersons:  Vanessa Fischer and Melissa Kirkwood.  As they will agree, until you have chaired any kind of a parish money-maker, you cannot comprehend the amount of hours and self-sacrifice that it takes to pull off an evening like this successfully!  God bless you both and also, God bless all their loyal helpers--and there were many.


God bless Joe Plageman who recently concluded many years of service as athletic director.  Thanks, Joe, for untold hours of generous guidance to the youth of St. Mary's.  God reward you!


Our Finance Committee for St. Mary Parish has been appointed.  We thank the following parishioners for their willingness to share their time and talent to benefit St. Mary Parish. They are: Mr. Tom Dailey, Mr. Mike Hartshorn, Mr. David Mitchell, Mr. Greg Stein, Mr. Tim Sprosty and Ms. Leah Wicks.  Please keep all of them and their purposes in your prayers.


FYI: I will be on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio this coming Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 a.m.  Feel free to call in with a donation for the wonderful Catholic programming provided by St. Gabriel Radio.


The Lord be with you!

Father Kevin Lutz



From the Cat at 684 South Third Street:


Fr. Lutz went to the Home and Garden Show on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.  The # 1 show attraction of the event was the container home created by Bryan Hamilton. Although I didn't get there myself, I saw it in the Dispatch - Ohio's Greatest Home Newspaper.  While Father was there he stopped at the Meet and Greet booth of the OSU Football team who were all wearing their jerseys.  Father asked them if they were really the players or just actors portraying them.  One of them asked Father if he was really a priest or an actor playing one.  Funny guys.  Good guys, too.  They were raising money for Children's Charities.  Go Bucks!



Retired Cat of the College Bowl and the Tuna Bowl



News Worthy Notes


STATIONS OF THE CROSS…will be held every Friday throughout Lent. On Friday, March 11th Stations are scheduled for the following times and location:  Corpus Christi – Noon; St. 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.



St. Gabriel Catholic Radio is listener supported - our twice a year fundraiser will be on AM 820 from March 9th – 12th.  Your pastors, Father Lutz, will be on air on Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 a.m. and Father Droll on Thursday, March 10th at 12 Noon. Tune in and support your clergy and AM 820!  Call 614-459-4820 or go to the website



Benefit Homeless Youth in Columbus

The 4th Annual Dinner to Benefit Homeless Youth in Columbus will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad Street.  Did you know there are more than 1,500 homeless youth in Columbus?  Agencies and organizations like the OSU Star House and Youth Empowerment Program work tirelessly for homeless children and youth, providing direct care, education, and developing long term solutions to end homelessness.  Dinner and silent auction.  Tickets $50.  To sponsor or order tickets, email or 614-843-1114 or



During this season of Lent, the Jubilee Museum presents The Passion of Christ: The Crucifixion in Art, an exhibition from the Sacred Art Pilgrim Collection.  The exhibition runs from February 12 to March 27, 2016 and includes 53 works of art representing the Crucifixion of Christ. In antiquity, crucifixion was considered the most shameful means of execution, reserved only for the worst criminals but by the 4th century, however, the cross symbol rose in prominence.  In this exhibition, viewers will likely be struck by the sight of over 50 crucifixion images in particular by a special bronze wall cross done by sculptor Gilbert Jerome Singleton as a gift to St. John Paul II.  Many of Singleton’s works are included in the collections of the Vatican. As an artist he declared:  I’m not decorating somebody’s living room.  I’m not decorating somebody’s garden. I’m decorating somebody’s heart.

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.


CATHOLIC CONVERSATIONS…on Sunday, March 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City, as we welcome our Lenten speaker, Rachel Muha, from Run the Race Club and the Brain Muha Foundation. Rachel will speak on the topic of Forgiveness. In 1999 Rachel’s son Brain and his college roommate Aaron were assaulted and killed. The young boys who took those lives are serving life sentences behind bars and Rachel has chosen to forgive them ….and more. Rachel decided to transform grief into love and started a charitable organization serving inner-city children. This event is free to attend; you just pay for any food and drink you order. To register visit: EventBrite and search for Catholic Conversations. For questions contact either Nancy Whetstone at or Julie Naporano at


Despite our many sins and failures, God remains committed to us, looking at us patiently and mercifully in the face of our faults. He loves us even when we do things that hurt our relationship with him. -from Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love

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