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 Rectory)

September  2015
SMTWTFS
 1
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Liturgy
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: conference room
2
  • Alpha
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Children's Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
345
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
  • Family Rosary
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
6
  • PSR Orientation
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: School Gymnasium
  • Baptism Class
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: conference room
7
  • Rectory Office Closed
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • No School
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • LABOR DAY
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
8
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • School Advisory Board
    Starts: 7:00 PM
9
  • Alpha
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Children's Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: church
1011
  • Pre-Cana @St. Bernadette
    Starts: 12:00 AM
12
  • Blood Pressure Screening
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
13
  • Parish Picnic
    Starts: 12:00 AM
14
  • Pastoral Council
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: St. Mary, Lancaster
  • Priest Dinner
    Starts: 5:30 PM
  • Deanery
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
15
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Altar Server Training-funeral
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: church
  • Staff lunch/meeting
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Parish Council
    Starts: 7:00 PM
16
  • Alpha
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Children's Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Mini Alpha
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: church
17
  • Altar Server Training-funeral
    Starts: 10:30 AM
    Location: church
  • New Extra EOM Training
    Starts: 7:00 PM
1819
  • Protecting Gods Children Session
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
20
  • Catechetical Sunday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Main School Building
  • Gen Sac Prep Mtg for Parents
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • Catechists Blessing
    Starts: 11:15 AM
  • Philadelphia Informational meeting
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
21
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
22
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Admin/MA
    Starts: 6:00 PM
  • Foundation
    Starts: 6:00 PM
  • Finance/AdminMa
    Starts: 7:00 PM
23
  • Student Pancakes
    Starts: 8:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Altar Server Training-funeral
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: church
  • Alpha
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Children's Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: church
24
  • Exposition
    Starts: 9:45 AM
  • Benediction
    Starts: 1:45 PM
  • New Reader Training
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: conference room
25
  • World Meeting of Families
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Early Dismissal
    Starts: 1:00 PM
26
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
27
  • Donut Sunday MFL
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Main School Building
  • Baptisms
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
28
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
29
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Altar Server Training-daily
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: church
30
  • CHARLOTTE Birthday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Altar Server Training-daily
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: church
  • Alpha
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Children's Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: church
 


Parish Picnic – Sunday, 13 Sept. beginning at 12.30 pm

Come join us for the 2nd Annual Parish Picnic
Sunday September 13th beginning at 12:30

Please join us for Food, Fellowship and Festivities!

This year’s entrée is being made by Bob’s Backyard BBQ – delicious shredded chicken, chicken breasts and legs with a variety of sauces – Yum! Iced Tea, Lemonade, Coffee and Paper products will be provided.

Parishioners are asked to bring a side dish to share.
Categories are according to your last name. Please include a serving utensil.

  • A-C   – Salads (pasta, lettuce etc.)
  • D-G  – Vegetable
  • H-L  – Dessert
  • M-R  – Hot Dish
  • S-Z  –  Fruit

Schedule of Events

  • 12:30 – 1:30: Gathering, Prayer and Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:30:   Music Program
    • St. Mary and Fisher Choirs and Bands
    • Olivedale FunTime Cloggers
    • Cheerleaders
    • CKC (Catholic Kids Camp) Program
  • 2:30 – 4:00:  Games, Activities and Bingo
  • 4:00:  Tear Down/Clean Up ( All are welcome to help)

SYMBOLON – The Catholic Faith EXPLAINED

Catholicism is an entire way of life. 

But today it’s not known.

We might be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic faith. But how does it all fit together? And what difference does it make for our lives? Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained opens up the “big picture” of the Catholic faith in a way that helps us know it, live it and articulate it to others. Through beautifully crafted teaching and state-of-the-art video, author, speaker and theologian Dr. Edward Sri leads a team of dynamic teachers who provide a clear and comprehensive explanation of the Catholic faith.

Sessions below will be held in the Spirit Center from 10 -11 am on Sundays
Coffee will be provided. No registration required

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The Journey of Faith
Sunday, 11 October, 10 am – Spirit Center

Divine Revelation
Sunday, 25 October, 10 am – Spirit Center

The Bible
Sunday, 13 December, 10 am – Spirit Center

The Story of Salvation
Sunday, 17 January, 10 am – Spirit Center

Who is Jesus?
Sunday, 24 January, 10 am – Spirit Center

The Paschal Mystery
Sunday, 6 March, 10 am – Spirit Center

The Holy Spirit & the Life of Grace
Sunday, 10 April, 10 am – Spirit Center

Why Do I Need the Church?
Sunday, 24 April, 10 am – Spirit Center

Mary and the Saints
Sunday, 1 May, 10 am – Spirit Center

The Last Things
Sunday, 22 May, 10 am – Spirit Center

 

The Eastern Catholic Church and the Divine Liturgy

Did you know Roman Catholics aren’t the only type of Catholic?


Come learn about the other lung of the Catholic Church!

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The Eastern Catholic Church and the Divine Liturgy
Join us for a special faith series lead by Fr. Ignatius Harrington, a Catholic priest who serves as pastor of two Melkite Greek-Catholic parishes within the diocese. Fr. Ignatius was at our parish last Lent to assist in celebrating the sacrament of Penance with our school children and for our parish penance service.

Thursday, 8 October at 7.00 pm
The Catholic Church: East and West
Father Ignatius will explain the two lungs of the Catholic Church – the Roman/West and East

Thursday, 22 October at 7.00 pm
An Introduction to the Divine Liturgy
An introduction to the Mass of the Eastern Catholics called the Divine Liturgy

Thursday, 29 October at 7.00 pm
The Divine Liturgy Offered in Church
Father Ignatius will offer the Divine Liturgy in Church – all are welcome to join in offering themselves to the one same Sacrifice of Jesus Christ in this other Catholic expression

St. Mary P.S.R. / C.C.D. Now Enrolling

Our St. Mary Parish School of Religion (St. Mary PSR), formerly called CCD, is now accepting registrations for the coming year for children in Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 8th Grade, and High School, who attend public schools. All families should register, whether their children are new or returning to the program.

The PSR Registration Letter, PSR Registration Form, and two Medical Forms can be viewed and printed from the PSR page of the website. Please return the forms to the Parish Rectory (132 South High Street) by 14 August for a discounted tuition rate. PSR Orientation for children and parents will be Sunday, 6 September from 10:00 – 11:00 in the gymnasium of the main school building.

As parents, the solemn vow you made to God at your child’s baptism, to raise him/her in the faith, includes not only their religious education in PSR, but also their growth and participation in worship at holy Mass each weekend and in the sacramental life of the Church. Parents are the primary teachers and witnesses of the faith for their children, but we are here to help you. Please let us know how we can better assist you in your spiritual responsibilities to God and your child(ren).

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding our PSR program to Mr. McCauley – 740.653.5054

Catholic Kid’s Camp: Update and Thank You

Guardian of the FaithOur first Catholic Kids Camp (C.K.C.) was a wonderful time for the eighty some children in preschool through sixth grade who attended! The children learned about St. Peter and his successor, Pope Francis, the Rock upon which Christ builds His Church; Peter’s Chair and Basilica; the Vatican treasures and the Church’s greatest treasure, the Holy Eucharist; and how Jesus calls us to be His missionaries. At C.K.C. the children leaned these lessons and saw them expressed in Scripture, did fun activities to express our Catholic faith, enjoyed craft time, a snack, and learned some pretty cool dances to the camp music soundtrack!

C.K.C. could not have been a spiritual success and a lot of fun for the kids without the help of many adult and young adult leaders. Our heartfelt thanks go out to te following adult leaders: Mary & Steve VerDow, Maggie Bennett, Patti & Adam Pillar, Dan Boyden, Tammy Arnold, Anna Tobin, Rachel McAnespie, Sheila Heath, Sara Boyden, Jayne McGill, Julie Ogilvie, Eileen Gundelfinger, Jody Funk, Mary Murphy, and Joyce Krile. And our Young Adult Leaders: Emma Tobin, Morgan Swartz, Grace Gundelfinger, Elisa Pillar, Abbie Gundelfinger, Caitlin Stoica, Anna Tencza, Rachel VerDow, Bri Hoffman, Claire Kilbarger, Elora Bennett, Alex Stoica, Isabella Stoica, Paige Gavin, Anna Vanderbuilt, Audrey Bennett, Caleb Hamlin, Megan Metzger, Hannah Klopfer, Olivia Schmelzer, Sam Gundelfinger, Olivia Gundelfinger, Audrey Arnold, Elizabeth Arnold, Bella Boyden, Lily Boyden, Kaitlyn Barkhurst and Kameron Skully.

R.C.I.A. Information & Inquiry Sessions in August

Easter-8Our parish’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process will begin in late August.

The Rite of Christian Initiation Process is for:

  • Unbaptized adults who wish to learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church
  • Baptized adults from other Christian communities who wish to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church
  • Adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but have not completed Initiation with the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion

To learn more about the RCIA process, please attend one of the Information & Inquiry Sessions below:

  • Monday, 10 August at 7:00pm in the Spirit Center
  • Tuesday, 11 August at 7:00pm in the Spirit Center

If you’ve any questions, or would like to learn more about the RCIA process and cannot attend an Inquiry Session, please contact Brian McCauley or by phone at 740.653.5054.

More information on RCIA process is available on the RCIA Website (click here)

Holy Rosary Devotion

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Communal Rosary on Saturday Evening 5.00pm before the 5.30 Mass

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Jubilee of Mercy
Merciful like the Father
8 Dec 2015 - 20 Nov 2016
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