Saint Mary of the Assumption
132 South High Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Parish Office: 740.653.0997
Faith Office: 740.653.5054

Parish Office Hours
Mon – Fri: 8.00 am – 4.30 pm

Saint Mary Cemetery
Map to St. Mary Cemetery
Office: 740.653.0997

Saint Mary School
Office: 740.654.1632
St. Mary School

Sunday Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:45 am and 11:15 am

Daily Mass Schedule:
Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 am

Holy Day Schedule:
Masses: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, and 7:00 pm
*Please consult the Parish Bulletin

Confession Schedule:
Saturday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Or by Appointment (Call 740.653.0997)

June  2018
SMTWTFS
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  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
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  • Corpus Christi
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • RCIA Commissioning
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Church
  • Incense
    Starts: 8:45 AM
  • Baptism Class
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: conference room
  • Incense
    Starts: 11:15 AM
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
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  • Julie Birthday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
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  • Schola practice
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Liturgy
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • MS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
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  • Blood Pressure Screening
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Deacon Frank Birthday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
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  • Baptisms
    Starts: 11:15 AM
    Location: Church
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
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  • Funeral Choir
    Starts: 10:15 AM
    Location: church
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  • Schola practice
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • School Advisory Board
    Starts: 7:00 PM
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  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
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  • Father's Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Donut Sunday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
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  • Schola practice
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • MS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
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  • Calendar Meeting
    Starts: 9:00 AM
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  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
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  • Baptisms
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
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  • Schola practice
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
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  • Brian Birthday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
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  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional

Catholic Kids Camp: 6 – 10 August, 2018

Catholic Kids Camp
August 6-10, 2018
6 – 8.30 pm

Take flight with your copilots, Juan Diego, Brigid of Ireland, Martin de Porres, Nicholas of Myra, and Kateri Tekakwitha on a five day adventure!
Let the wind propel you and DISCOVER the timeless virtues of faith, hope, and love at each DESTINATION! Sensational skits, exciting Bible stories, creative crafts, amazing music, and a Mystery Key-Hunt are guaranteed to be a hit! Come fly with Around the World with the Virtues featuring the assorted saints and earn your pilot’s certificate!

After completing this program children will gain an understanding of the virtues of faith, hope and love and welcome Saint Juan Diego, Saint Brigid of Ireland, Saint Martin De Porres, Saint Nicholas of Myra and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha into their hearts. These saints are diverse in race, culture and economic background which supports the message that all are called upon to be saints. Children will participate in a variety of drama skits, role-play, games and Bible verse memory activities. Sensational, easy-to-make crafts reflect each day’s theme. Songs from the Assorted SaintsMusic CD are upbeat, lively and the lyrics and song actions enrich the overall program.

Lesson 1: The Virtue of Faith- Juan Diego
Lesson 2: The Virtue of Hope- Saint Brigid
Lesson 3: The Virtue of Love-Saint  Martin De Porres
Lesson 4: The Greatest Virtues- Saint Nicholas of Myra
Lesson 5: Be a Missionary- Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Download Registration Form – Due 15 July 2018

Additional adult chaperones are needed to assist with the week; please contact Rachel McAnespie or sign-up on your child’s registration form.

Contact Rachel McAnespie with any questions.

Address to the parish on the Beautification of the church and Master Plan by Fr. Eilerman

Below is a summary of Fr. Eilerman’s address to our parish at the weekend Masses of 29 April 2018 concerning the beautification of the church, a master plan, and information-input meetings that will be held on Wednesday, 9 May and Monday, 14 May at 7 pm in the Spirit Center.

Soon after my arrival in 2011, I realized that I would be Pastor St. Mary for a number of significant anniversaries.

·      The 150anniversary of the consecration of the current Church in 2014
·      The 200 anniversary of the first Mass celebrated in Lancaster in 2017
·      And now we are preparing for the biggest of these celebrations  – the 200 th anniversary or the bicentennial of the founding of the parish in 2020

The heritage of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish long history and it has prominent place in the life of the community of Lancaster. In my 6 and half years, I have come to understand the love and the pride that you the parishioners have in your parish and your church.

The church is the heart of our parish. In the past 8 of years much has accomplished to preserve the exterior of the church

·      Replacement of the stone finials and repair of the bell tower
·      A new slate roof and lighting protection system
·      Spot replacement, tuck-pointing, and sealing of brick, repairing of stone ornamentation, and painting of wooden soffits and trim.

The exterior of the church is now in very good condition and it’s time for us to turn to the interior of the church.

The Maintenance committee has become aware of a number of issues with the interior of the church.

·     The fabric wall covering is dirty and after being examined by professional cleaners, it has been determined that it cannot be cleaned.
·     Paint is peeling and blustering where water leaks have occurred over the years before the replacement of the roof.
·     Plaster repair
·     Lighting is in need of a updating: replacing the current incandescent lighting with new LED lighting would realize significant savings in our electric bill.
·     The wood floor beneath the pews is need of being re-finished, to protect it from further deterioration.
·     Restrooms inadequate and not handicap accessible
·     Doors have warp and becoming difficult to open, close, and lock
·     An inadequate quieting room

To address these issues, architect William Heyerwas invited to evaluate the interior of the church and to begin strategizing how these issues might be addressed with the goal of having the work of beautifying the interior of the church accomplished by The Feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15, 2019 – the beginning of the Bicentennial celebration. The maintenance and Finance committees also chose Corna- Kokosingto be the General Contractor for the project.

While this process was under way it became clear to the maintenance and finance committees, as well as to me, that it was not just the interior of the church that should be evaluated, but whole of the parish campus. A master plan needed to be developed. So that priorities could be set and whatever projects the parish under took, would be compatible with future projects. To accomplish this task the architectural firm of Schooley –Caldwellwas engaged to develop a Master Plan. They have been working for the past two months, studying our campus and speaking with parish, school, and pre-school leaders about the physical needs of the parish.

In the past, we have been able to accomplish work on the Church, School buildings, and Cemetery by using reserve funds alone. In order to achieve the goals of the beautification of the church and the other projects contained in the master plan, a capital campaign will be needed.

You are invited to attend one of two meetings to hear more about the Beautification of the Church and the Master Plan, to ask questions and to give input. The architect William Heyer, representatives of Schooley-Caldwell,who are developing the Master plan, and Corna-Kokosing, the General Contractor, will be present. These meeting will be held in the Spirit Centeron Wednesday May 9 and Monday May 14, both meetings are at 7:00 PM and are open to everyone in the parish. 

Thank you for attentiveness to this presentation. It’s an exciting time for our parish as we prepare to celebrate our Bicentennial and begin the third century our existence as a parish. I look forward to see you at one of the informational meetings in May. Please continue to pray for me as I will hold you and your family in my prayers.

Help in the Opiate Addiction Epidemic

“Dug addiction is a ‘new form of slavery’ and a ‘wound in our society’ which should be combatted with education and rehabilitation.”
— Pope Francis

For resources and suggestions for families, schools, and parishes to respond to the opiate addiction epidemic in Ohio, visit the Diocese of Columbus’ Website ( here )  or contact the Social Concerns office at 614.241.2540.

Choir Camp for the Children of our Parish

If your child is entering 3rd- 12th grade this coming year and would like to sing in the children’s choir of our parish, we have quite an opportunity for them! From Monday, 2 July – Friday, 6 July, we will have a Choir Camp in the afternoons from 12.30 – 3.00 pm. Choir students will sing together, play games, learn the language of music, prepare a song or two, share snacks and fun, and build up skills and enthusiasm for our beautiful choir program at our parish. For details and registration form, please contact Sharon Silleck, Music Director, at ssilleck@cdeducation.org . This program is provided by the parish and is completely free of cost to our children.

Corpus Christi Exposition this Sunday, 3 June at St. Joseph in Circleville

ANNUAL CORPUS CHRISTI ADORATION THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd
AT HOST PARISH ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, CIRCLEVILLE LOCATED AT
134 W. MOUND ST. FROM 1:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
Deanery wide opportunity to worship the Lord.
Fr. Ted Machnik welcomes people from all the local parishes to come for at least a short while.
The beautiful renovation of the Church was completed in January 2018, it will be well worth the trip to see.

50 Years after Humanae Vitae

Calling people of science, medical professionals, families, priests, and religious!  Come to an afternoon conference to revisit Pope Paul VI’s famous encyclical  Humanae Vitae.  We will learn about its historical development, its prophetic message and what it means for us now 50 years later.

 

Speakers for the day are:

  • Dr. Renee Mirkes – director of the Center of NaProEthichs, Omaha NE
  • Dr. Ashley Fernandes – President Trustee of Ohio Right to Life; Assoc. Director of the Center of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Alicia Thompson, DO OBGYN at Westar OB/GYN and Medical Consultant for Creighton Model FertilityCare and NaPro Technology
  • Fr. Adam Streitenberger OFS – priest of the Diocese of Columbus

The event is scheduled from Noon to 5:00 on Saturday, July 7.  Registration begins at 11:30 with lunch available at noon.  The cost is $20 per person and $35 per family.  Pre-registration should be completed by June 25. More information and to register – click ( here).

Pray for Religious Freedom

As part of the national Religious Freedom Week, a Mass and Holy Hour for Religious Freedom will be celebrated Wednesday, June 27, at 5:15 PM, at Saint Joseph Cathedral. Holy Hour will include the rosary, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction. All are welcome. For information, contact Social Concerns at 614.241.2540. For information about religious freedom issues online, click ( here ).

Our Seminarian for the Summer – Gordon Mott

My name is Gordon Mott.  I am 36 years old, and a life-long resident of the West side of Columbus.  I am one of three boys.  My mother is an office manager, and my father (now passed) was a mechanic.  I am a two-time cancer survivor, and in fact am one of the first people to have survived acute lymphocytic leukemia, and one of the first seven to have survived the kind of relapse I had.  I graduated from high school (Franklin Heights) in 1999, and immediately went on to become a computer programmer.  I started my consulting business at 20, where I went on to write a piece of software used by a number of housing authorities in the US.  I am an adult convert to the faith, and am a son of St. Agnes parish on West Mound Street.   I’m a bit of a serial reader, a tinkerer/inventor, and I’ve recently started learning how to play guitar.  I’m always excited to learn new things, and meet new people, and I look forward to a richly blessed summer with all of you.

New Parish Financial Manager – Mike Hankinson

Hello, I am Mike Hankinson and very excited to be part of the St. Mary’s team as the new financial manager. My financial background consist of the CFO for two public school districts, Executive Director/CFO for Perry Metropolitan Housing and previously the CFO of a non-profit substance abuse counseling that covers southeast/southcentral Ohio. My amazing wife Ann of 30 years is the literacy coach at the New Lexington City School District High School and Middle School. We’ve been blessed with two amazing children. Our daughter, Leah (Sowers) is a teacher at John Glenn High School. Our son Jacob is a recent graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in biology. We also have been blessed with our 15 month granddaughter, Briar.

Holy Rosary Devotion

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Communal Rosary on Saturday Evening 5.00pm before the 5.30 Mass

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St. Mary of the Assumption is proud to offer Lighthouse Catholic Media CD's in the main and south vestibules of church. Please checkout one of the displays and pickup a talk by one of the greatest Catholic speakers in the world! This program is made possible with the help of your donations, so please do what you can financially to support this work of the parish in evangelization. Thank you.

 

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