Village Lights Event in St. Mary Church

All are welcome to attend a program in St. Mary Church featuring the Bell Choir and a choral group (including parish singers) performing Christmas music, during the annual Village Lights celebration. That's December 2, 2018. Church front doors will open at 7:15 with concert at 7:30. Scaffolding will be removed by then, revealing the gorgeous, fully restored ceiling with panels of the Litany of Loreto in honor of Mary. Only a few chairs will be set up for those with special needs, so it will be standing room only for the concert. The church parking lot will NOT be available, so please plan to walk or "uber."

The concert will be preceded by an invitation-only reception for major donors to the Capital Campaign. Parishioners who are major donors will be receiving your invitations soon! Please RSVP as soon as possible to help our planning.

This will be a very special evening for all -- a night to celebrate and give thanks that together we have reached a major milestone in our historic renovation!

Join Behind The Barricades Tour Tonight At Saint Mary's

Neighbors are encouraged to attend tonight's 6:30 p.m. discussion at the Meeting Haus. There will be an update on the progress of Saint Mary’s Church. Details on the historic art and architecture will be discussed. Immediately following, a “hard hat’ tour is planned down the street at Saint Mary's.
A behind the barricades look at the nearly completed building phase will be conducted, questioned answers and future plans discussed.This Thursday evening, April 19th, there will be a Capital Campaign presentation for any and all neighbors from German Village. This will be held at the German Village Meeting Haus. After the presentation there will be a hard-hat tour of the church for all interested.

Old Trinity Lutheran Church Hosts Concert; Benefiting Save Saint Mary Church Campaign

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Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 South 3rd Street, Columbus, will host a Reformation Sunday concert on October 29 beginning at 3:00 p.m., with a portion of the free-will donations designated to the Save Saint Mary Church Capital Campaign. The concert featuring the Ohio State Men's Glee Club, the Magpie Consort, Cecily, and choirs from Columbus-area Lutheran churches all of whom will be performing Reformation-era music, is in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. A reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall following the performances.  This is a free event, but the Trinity will be accepting free-will donations to off-set the costs and to benefit the Save Saint Mary Church Fund

German Village Residents Invited to October 17 "Save Saint Mary Church" Update


Please join Saint Mary Church pastor, Fr. Kevin Lutz, on Tuesday, October 17 for a "Save Saint Mary Church" update. This information exchange is intended for German Village residents and area business owners who want to learn more about the church's rebuilding and restoration plans.

The open house will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the German Village Meeting Haus located at 588 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

For additional information please call Director of Development Sheila Lutz at (614) 648-2106

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Join Saint Mary's At Plank's Cafe on Tuesday, Sept. 19th for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner!

Our fabulous partners at Plank's Cafe and Pizzeria located at Parsons Avenue and Sycamore Street are helping our Save Saint Mary Capital Campaign ALL DAY on Tuesday Sept. 19 by sharing 30% of your food tab to help rebuild and restore our historic church. Please print out the attached flyer and present it to your server for either eat-in or carry out. See you at Planks!!!

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Old Mohawk Benefit Held for Save Saint Mary Campaign

Special thanks to PJ McSweeney and The Old Mohawk for sponsoring the day-log promotion in support of our Save Saint Mary Church Capital Campaign. The crowds that showed up throughout the day at Old Mohawk are indicative of the high level of support the community has for the Church and School. Thank you for all who turned out and supported this special one-day promotion! We will be back in the coming weeks with a photo of the big check passing.

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Happy Feast of the Assumption!

The Save Saint Mary Church Capital Campaign enjoyed a festive kickoff on Monday evening, July 31, at the Ohio Theatre with over 1000 people in attendance for the showing of the 1945 classic, “The Bells of St. Mary’s.”

Father Lutz and the Saint Mary Choir were joined on stage by emcee Jym Ganahl and Campaign Co-Chairs, Peggy and Mike Hartshorn. At the Kickoff Event, Father Lutz and the Hartshorns announced that early, generous Leadership gifts to the Campaign make it possible to pay off the parish’s old debt plus the loan from the Diocese used to stabilize the Church when it was declared “temporarily condemned.” This means that all gifts received by the Campaign from this point forward can be applied to Rebuild and Restore the Church.

Our Campaign Website address was published in the August 13 Saint Mary Church Bulletin. All updates on the rebuilding and restoration of our Church will be posted on this Website, along with the fundraising timeline that must sustain the restoration project through its entirety.

Nota Bene: Launching each of the two remaining phases for the Rebuilding and Restoration of our Church are entirely dependent on the Save Saint Mary Church capital campaign fundraising.

In the early Fall, parishioners will receive a campaign pledge packet from a fellow parishioner serving on the Save Saint Mary Capital Campaign Committee.

A very special "THANK YOU" to our Kickoff Event Sponsors and the Production Team:

Bells of St. Mary Level: Meleca Architects, LLC

Sister Benedict Level: Evan Williams

Mr. Bogardus Level: Egan-Ryan Funeral Homes; Martin Painting and Coating; Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home

Dr. McKay Level: Franklin Art Glass Studios; Hamilton Remodeling and Builders; JAGH Preservation

Eddie Level: Candi Webber; Mid-City Electric

Food Donors: Barcelona; Donatos Pizza; Gresso's

Special Thanks: Bill Antoniak; CAPA Staff; Jeff Crook and 48-Bell Carillon Chimemaster of Lancaster Ohio; Jym Ganahl; St. Gabriel Radio; Amanda Walker; Tom Wake and Saint Mary Church Ushers; Frank Wickham; Clark Wilson, Organist at Ohio Theatre