Current Events


Adult Faith presents THE MASS • Wednesday Evenings, Sept. 5 – Oct. 24 • 6:30-8:00 p.m. • Kavanagh Hall

Adult Faith presents THE MASS Wednesday evenings this fall, beginning Sept. 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Kavanagh Hall. All adults are
welcome to join us each or any Wednesday this Fall as we walk through the liturgy with Bishop Barron.

See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm with God and one another.

Questions? Contact Julie Lutz, Adult Faith Formation Director, 740-513-3325 or

Walking With Purpose • Thursday Evenings 6:30 – 8:00 PM • Kavanagh Hall

Women, are you interested in getting together with a group of Catholic women to explore your faith? Would you like to see how Scriptures apply to your everyday life, but don’t have much Scripture knowledge? If so, we invite you to join our next Women’s Catholic Bible study.

Walking With Purpose studies aim to bring women to a closer relationship with Christ and helps us link our everyday challenges with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. This program is designed for women with any level of Bible study experience.

We encourage you to experience our upcoming study, Keeping Balance Within: Creating Order Within, which will take you on a journey throughout Scripture to discover the relevance of Old Testament wisdom to our daily challenges. Explore biblical ways that you can manage life’s pace and pressure while living with calm and steadiness. A lifestyle of health and holiness awaits.

If you are interested, please complete the REGISTRATION FORMPlease return your registration form and fee for the Fall session to the Parish Office by Sunday, August 26.

* Please note that we are offering this 16-week session in two parts. 8 weeks in the Fall: 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/8 
8 weeks in the Winter: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28. Program fee is $45, which includes the book.

Questions about the program, or financial hardship assistance to participate, please contact: Karen Steffan, WWP Volunteer Ministry Leader, or Julie Lutz, Adult Faith Formation Director,

Why do Catholics do that? Can I become Catholic?

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Perhaps you’ve been thinking of becoming a member of St. Mary’s Parish, or perhaps you are just curious about what Catholics believe. Please join us for our upcoming Sunday morning  R.C.I.A. sessions in September in Kavanagh Hall, beginning September 9th from 8:45 AM – 10:45 AM and closing with the 10:45 Mass.

If you  are an adult or know of an adult who is  interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic Church, we invite you to participate in our upcoming R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) sessions. Traditionally this process begins in September and culminates at the reception of the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass. These sessions are a journey of exploring and preparing for the Catholic faith for adults who are not baptized or who were baptized in another Christian faith and desire to know more about the Catholic faith. If you are someone who is drawn to the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, this invitation is for you; especially if you are already baptized Catholic and want to receive and celebrate the Sacraments of  the Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation.


For questions or more information, please contact Julie Lutz, Adult Faith Formation Director, at 740-513-3325 or email

The Great Adventure Bible Study

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation is a Bible Study that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. You will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout Scripture.  A 24-week course option is available on Sunday afternoons from 3:15-5:00 p.m. Registration forms can be found online or in the back of church.

Questions? Contact Julie Lutz, Dir. of Adult Faith Formation, at or 740- 513-3325.

5:30 p.m. Praise & Worship Mass Returns!

Please join us for our Praise & Worship Mass the first three Sundays of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Used Uniform Blowout Sale • Wednesday, Sept. 12 • 3-6PM on the School Stage

Join us Wednesday, September 12, from 3-6 PM on the stage in the Beitel Commons for our Blowout Used Uniform Sale. Everything must go! All remaining items will be $1.

PSR: First day is Sunday, Sept. 16 — all classes will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the School

Parish School of Religion (PSR) will begin Sunday, Sept. 16. We look forward to seeing you next Sunday from 10:30am-noon.

St. Vincent DePaul Walk for the Poor – Saturday, Sept. 29

The 2018 Friends of the Poor Walk, sponsored by Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Columbus, will take place on Saturday September 29 th from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. This year’s WALK has moved back to St Francis High School. All proceeds from the walk go back to the walker’s SVP conference to serve the needy and poor in their community. The Honorary Chair and featured speaker will be Rachael Muha of the Brian Muha Foundation and Run the Race. To register for this event, please visit:

Registration Instructions

Seasons of Hope  •  Wednesday evenings, Aug. 29 – Oct. 3  •  6:30 – 8:15 p.m.

Seasons of Hope is a Christ-centered support group for the bereaved.

If you are:
-Looking for friends in Christ to share your journey of sorrow.
-You’ve been trying to figure out the meaning of your grief.
-You want to get on with life but have not been able to do so.
-You find comfort in the teachings of Christ.
-You are open to new ways of coping with your grief.
-You don’t want to feel alone anymore.

Come join us for six consecutive Wednesday evenings. Any parishioner who is mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend. Please join us in the St. Mary School (Commons or Teacher’s Lounge) beginning Wednesday, Aug. 29th-Oct.3.  Sign in 6:15. Meeting 6:30-8:15.  Please bring a Bible. For more information please contact: Diane Beitel 740-803-3111 or


Rosary Rally / Movie & Pizza Night – Oct. 7

Mark your calendars in October, the Month of the Holy Rosary:

St. Mary’s Parish invites everyone  of all ages to join us in praying the rosary for our nation along with our nation,  in the parish courtyard  as part of  the National Rosary Coast to Coast taking place on Sunday October 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm in conjunction with participants from around the U.S.A. at the same time. Please begin gathering at 3:45 pm and join us  to promptly begin our prayer at 4:00 pm simultaneous  with  the rest of the nation.  Following the Rosary at 5:00 St. Mary’s Cenacle  group  invites  everyone to extend our celebration and  join us for pizza and  a viewing of the new movie, “Power In My Hands”.  “Power In My Hands”  is a film that uncovers the beauty, timelessness and power of the rosary. Its primary purpose is to help viewers understand the power to revitalize America – a society in spiritual crisis, and instill an active response to the Blessed Mother’s plea for prayer. Hope through Jesus Christ is the ultimate goal of this film. All are welcome to join us!

St. Vincent DePaul Clothing Drive – Oct. 13

St Vincet De Paul will once again hold their Fall Clothing Drive on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in the West parking lot between school and Kavanagh Hall. You may drop off appropriate fall/winter clothing as well as household items from 8:00 am to Noon. We look forward to seeing you!

Marriage Ministry Date Nights  •  Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  •  Beitel Commons

DATES: October 28, November 11, December 9, January 27, February 10, March 3 and April 7

Refreshments and materials will be provided. RSVP Here.

CROP Hunger Walk – Oct. 14 – 2:00 p.m.

We encourage parishioners to take place in the Delaware CROP Hunger Walk, which will be on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at the Hamilton Williams Campus Center at Ohio Wesleyan University at 1:30 p.m.  As in the past, we will have a short “child-friendly” route and a longer route throughout the city.  Both routes will conclude at HWCC.

Delaware has a long history of supporting the CROP Walk, and over the years, our churches have worked together to raise thousands of dollars to fight hunger worldwide as well as in our local community through People-in-Need.

CROP Walks are under the umbrella of Church World Service, an ecumenical organization which includes 37 member church bodies.  CROP is an acronym which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

For more information, please visit:

Save the Date: October 25 • St. Mary Trunk or Treat

The Great Pumpkin Bash • October 27 • Doors open at 5:30

Dinner – Reverse Raffle – Live Auction all begins at 6 • Phil Dirt and the Dozers will take the stage at 8:00 p.m.

The Great Pumpkin Bash is just around the corner!  We hope you’ll plan to join us on October 27 as we celebrate fall and the St. Mary community! This fun, casual event will be held in the St. Mary School Gym and Beitel Commons.

Admission tickets are $40 per person.  Included with admission is a buffet dinner catered by Schmidt’s (and YES, there will be cream puffs for dessert!) plus the opportunity to enjoy the experience that is Phil Dirt and the Dozers!  Craft brew aficionados will be excited to test several Rhinegeist Brewery beers on tap, plus other beverages.

We will have a Reverse Raffle to pump up the fun!  What is a Reverse Raffle?  It’s where you want to be LAST, not first!  You buy a ticket for the raffle and hope your number is the last one drawn – as it will make you the winner of the $5,000 GRAND Prize at The Great Pumpkin Bash!  Each raffle ticket costs $50. Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold – so get yours before you get shut out!   Along with the Great Pumpkin Reverse Raffle, we will have several split-the-pot raffles and games of chance going during the evening.

Plan to bid high to buy some of the smashing live auction items – details on these gems will be in future announcements.

Child Care that’s free?  Yes, we will have child care available in Kavanagh Hall.  There are a limited number of spaces for this service and it’s only available to children aged 3 and up.  Information for signing up will be provided in the bulletin.

How can you help?  We are in need of auction items, sponsors and volunteers.  Please CLICK THIS LINK TO VOLUNTEER or call Cathy Bennett at the Parish Office.  If you’d like to be a sponsor for this event, contact Deb Keller at 614.638.9986 or speak with Father Watson.

Invitations with details for purchasing admission and raffle tickets were mailed this week. Additional invitations are in the vestibule – feel free to send to friends who might want to join the fun.  Drop those RSVPs in the collection, mail them in, or stop at the office to purchase tickets.


St Mary Handmade Holiday Craft Bazaar

Calling all craft vendors…. Are you a Craft Vendor of Handmade items or have a friend or family
member who is? St Mary SPICE will be hosting a Handmade Holiday Craft Bazaar on November 3rd to benefit the Special People of our Parish. We are looking for vendors of handmade products (no food or direct sales please). Contact Darla Quail at 614.378.2558 or email with questions and to register.  VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament  •  Nov. 9 & 10  •  St. Mary Gym

Save the Date: November 9th and 10th, St. Mary 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament!  Boys and Girls grades 3rd through 8th are invited to join us.  Divisions will be split into 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, and 7th/8th grade.  Max 4 players per team, Double Elimination Tournament, $40/team entry fee.  Questions, email  Registering coming soon!!

Altar Server Graduation – Nov. 11

Congratulations to all our St. Mary altar servers for a great year! Graduation will be held next Sunday, Nov. 11, immediately following the 12:15 p.m. mass in the church, followed by a party in the St. Mary Commons.

Questions? Contact Tom Fisher at:

St. Mary Book Fair: Give the Gift of Reading

 Date:  Monday, Nov. 14th – Wednesday, Nov. 16th
Time:  7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Daily
Location:  Kavanagh Hall

Please consider doing some of your Christmas shopping for Books. All are welcome! More information to come…