Fridays during Lent: Stations of the Cross at 7 pm
Sundays during Lent: Holy Hour with Exposition: 4-5 pm


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

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)

March  2017
SMTWTFS
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  • St.VincentdePaul - pantry
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Ash Wednesday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Mass
    Starts: 7:00 AM
  • All School
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
  • Mass
    Starts: 7:00 PM
2
  • Home/School meeting
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: school copy room
3
  • PreSchool Movie Night
    Starts: 5:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
  • Stations
    Starts: 7:00 PM
4
  • Parish Mission
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
5
  • RCIA Dismissal
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Rectory Conference Room
  • RCIA R. of Sending
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Church
  • Baptism Class
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: conference room
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • Fr. Thomas OP to PSR?
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • RCIA R. of Election
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: Columbus, OH
  • Vespers
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
6
  • Funeral Choir Practice
    Starts: 10:15 AM
  • RCIA: Parish Mission
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Church
7
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Lenten Penance Service
    Starts: 7:30 PM
8
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
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  • Stations
    Starts: 7:00 PM
11
  • Blood Pressure Screening
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • WWP Leader meeting
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
12
  • RCIA Dismissal
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Rectory Conference Room
  • RCIA Candidates Scrutiny
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Church
  • Confirmation Retreat
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: St Mark Church, 324 Gay St, Lancaster, OH 43130, United States
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • PSR: Stations of the Cross
    Starts: 10:15 AM
    Location: Church
  • Vespers
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
13
  • Pre-Presbyteral Meeting
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • Deanery meeting @St. John
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
14
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Liturgy
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • MS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
  • School Advisory Board
    Starts: 7:00 PM
15
  • International Food Fair
    Starts: 12:00 AM
16
  • WWP Pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP-2nd session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
17
  • Stations
    Starts: 7:00 PM
18
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • Sandwich Saturday
    Starts: 8:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
  • Fauther/Daughter Dance/St. Joseph
    Starts: 6:30 PM
19
  • RCIA Scrutiny I
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Church
  • RCIA Dismissal
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Rectory Conference Room
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • PSR Confessions Gr/3-4
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • Confirmation Rehearsal
    Starts: 12:30 PM
    Location: Church
  • Vespers
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
20
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
21
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Confirmation
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Confirmation reception
    Starts: 8:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
22
  • Student Pancakes
    Starts: 8:00 AM
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
23
  • PreSchool Muffins w/mom
    Starts: 9:30 AM
  • Eucharistic Adoration
    Starts: 9:45 AM
  • Benediction
    Starts: 1:45 PM
  • WWP Pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP-2nd session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
24
  • Stations Practice
    Starts: 9:30 AM
  • Stations
    Starts: 7:00 PM
25
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
  • RCIA Scrutiny II
    Starts: 5:30 PM
    Location: Church
  • RCIA Dismissal
    Starts: 5:30 PM
26
  • KofC Corporate Communion
    Starts: 8:45 AM
  • Social Concerns mtg
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: conference room
  • PSR Confessions Gr/5-6
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • Baptisms
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • Vespers
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
27
  • Spring Break
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
28
  • 10am Pastoral Staff meeting
    Starts: 12:00 AM
29
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
30
  • WWP Pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP-2nd session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
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  • Stations
    Starts: 7:00 PM
 

The Liturgical Season of Lent

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Please give thought and prayer to taking advantage of the below opportunities at St. Mary of the Assumption as we prepare to take up the discipline of Lent with our Catechumen in the RCIA Process. In addition to “giving up” something for Lent, please do not forgot the more important aspect of replacing it with something of a greater good or spiritual good. The Church encourages us to go about a more intense time of conversion, that is, cooperating with God’s grace to turn with your whole body and soul to Christ. Do battle with sin and those things which keep us away from being fully alive in the Lord.

Increased Prayer and Spiritual Nourishment:

I. Stations of the Cross: The Stations of the Cross devotion will be offered on Friday’s during Lent at 7:00 pm. Stations of the Cross booklets will be available inside the vestibules. Our parish school children in eighth grade will present the Living Stations of the Cross with Fr. Eilerman on Friday, 7 April at 7:00 pm.

II. Exposition & Vespers: Our parish offer Sunday afternoon Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 4:00pm. We will chant Vespers, the Evening Prayer of the Church, at 4:40 pm and close with Benediction Service at 5:00 pm. Worship Aids will be available in the Church.

III. Parish Mission – Fr. Thomas Blau, OP will lead our Parish Mission on the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church on Monday – Thursday 6-9 March at 7 pm in the Church.

IV. Daily Mass: Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 am and Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am

V. Rosary: Our parish prays the Rosary as a community at 5:00 pm before the 5:30 Anticipatory Mass.

VI. Confession: The sacrament Penance is offered from 4-5pm on Saturdays and there will be a Penance Service with individual celebration of the sacrament on Tuesday, 7 March at 7.30 pm as part of our Parish Mission. Other opportunities are available at parishes within our Deanery (see bottom of post).

reading_the_breviary-400VII. Lauds: Our parish will offer Lauds, the Morning Prayer of the Church on Holy Thursday at 9:00am, Good Friday at 9:00am, and Holy Saturday at 9:00am. Worships Aids will be available in the Church.

VIII. Lenten Reflections: Consider subscribing to Fr. Robert Barron’s Lenten Reflections via email: http://www.lentreflections.com

IX. Consider subscribing to Magnificat, a prayer book with Mass readings and spiritual reflections. This is a monthly publication, but it would be wonderful to take up during Lent and continue afterward.

X: Read the Mass Readings (Link)

XI: Pray the Liturgy of the Hours Online (Link)

XII: Pray over the Mass Readings using Lectio Divina (Link)

Alms & Works of Mercy:
I. Operation Rice Bowl: Our parish will take up a second collection at all Sunday Masses for Catholic Relief Services. St. Mary School and St. Mary Parish School of Religion students will also be given a Rice Bowl to collect money for the good works of CRS. Please consider taking the money you’d save in “giving up” something for Lent and donating it to this charitable organization which does good works all over the world.

II. St. Vincent dePaul Food Collection: Our Vincentians will collect non-perishable food items in the St. Vincent dePaul boxes on the back tables in the narthex of church.

III. Sandwich Saturday: All are invited to help build sandwiches for the local food pantries on Saturday, 18 March at 8:00 am in the Spirit Center. Please consider bringing bologna, cheese, and bread with you to donate for this effort. This work typically continues on the 4th Saturday of each month.

Fasting & Abstinence:
I. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. Please consider fasting on these days, and others, for specific prayer intentions this Lent.

II. Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence.

Growth in Faith:
I. Lighthouse Media Displays: Please check-out the Lighthouse Catholic Media Displays in the Main and South vestibules of church and pickup a talk by one of the greatest Catholic speakers in the world on prayer, church teaching or the spiritual life. A donation is appreciated to continue this opportunity.

III. Consider reading a book on the Catholic Faith or a book which leads you on a Catholic Retreat. Need some direction? Ask Father Eilerman, Deacon Frank, or Brian McCauley.

Other External Resources for Lent:

Deanery Options for the Celebration of Penance

Tuesday, 7 March – St. Mary of the Assumption, 7.00 pm
Sunday, 19 March – St. Joseph – Circleville, 4.00 pm
Monday, 20 March – St. John the Evangelist – Logan, 7.00 pm
Tuesday, 21 March – St. Mark the Evangelist, 7.00 pm
Monday, 27 March – St. Joseph – Sugar Grove, 7.00 pm
Sunday, 2 April – St. Bernadette, 2.00 pm
Sunday, 9 April – St. Mary – Bremen, 3.00 pm

Holy Rosary Devotion

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Communal Rosary on Saturday Evening 5.00pm before the 5.30 Mass

Engage Your Faith

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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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