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)

May  2016
SMTWTFS
1
  • Baptism Class
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: conference room
  • Adult Education
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Main School Building
  • Lancaster Chorale Concert
    Starts: 1:00 PM
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
2
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
3
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • staff lunch/meeting
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Symbolon
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • Liturgy
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: conference room
4
  • KDGN Screening - spirit center
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Children's Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: church
  • MS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
5
  • Theology of the Body
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: spirit center
6
  • Spring Flower PickUp
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Early Dismissal
    Starts: 1:00 PM
7
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
8
  • Mother's Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Ascension
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Main School Building
  • Baptisms
    Starts: 11:15 AM
    Location: Church
9
  • Deanery mtg
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: St. Joseph, Circleville
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
10
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Symbolon
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • School Advisory Board
    Starts: 7:00 PM
11
  • Children's Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Foundation Gathering
    Starts: 6:30 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: church
12
  • Grandparent's Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Preschool Tea
    Starts: 8:30 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • May Crowning
    Starts: 1:15 PM
    Location: Church
  • Theology of the Body
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: spirit center
1314
  • Blood Pressure Screening
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • 8th Grade Dance
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
15
  • Pentecost
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Incense
    Starts: 8:45 AM
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Main School Building
  • RCIA @ Cathedral of S. Joseph w/Bishop
    Starts: 10:30 AM
    Location: Cathedral of S. Joseph - Columbus
  • Incense
    Starts: 11:15 AM
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
1617
  • Spring Concert
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Symbolon
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
18
  • Student Pancakes
    Starts: 8:00 AM
  • Children's Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • finance/AdminMa
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Parish Council
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: church
19
  • Preschool Musical
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: School Gym
  • Theology of the Body
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: spirit center
20
  • Preschool Last Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • ChurchTour-St. Joan of Arc
    Starts: 1:30 PM
21
  • Sandwich Saturday
    Starts: 8:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
22
  • Holy Trinity
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Adult Education
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Main School Building
  • Baptisms
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
2324
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Symbolon
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
25
  • Children's Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: church
26
  • Last Day of School
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • FCHS Practice
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • Honors Assembly
    Starts: 12:00 PM
    Location: School Gym
  • Early Dismissal
    Starts: 1:00 PM
  • Gr/8 Graduation Mass
    Starts: 7:00 PM
27
  • FCHS Baccalaurette Mass
    Starts: 7:00 PM
28
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
29
  • Eucharistic Adoration-St. John, Logan
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Corpus Christi
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • RCIA Neophyte Commissioning
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Church at 8.45 Mass
  • Incense
    Starts: 8:45 AM
  • Incense
    Starts: 11:15 AM
30
  • Memorial Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
31
  • New Family Orientation
    Starts: 6:00 PM
  • Symbolon
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
 

The Angelus

The Angelus (L'Angelus) is an oil painting by French painter Jean-François Millet, completed in 1859. The painting depicts two peasants bowing in a field over a basket of potatoes to say a prayer, the Angelus, that together with the ringing of the bell from the church on the horizon marks the end of a day's work.

[The Angelus (L’Angelus) is an oil painting by French painter Jean-François Millet, completed in 1859. The painting depicts two peasants bowing in a field over a basket of potatoes to say a prayer, the Angelus, that together with the ringing of the bell from the church on the horizon marks the end of a day’s work.]

This is a prayer prayed by the faithful morning, noon and night (at 6 AM, noon and 6 PM, but adjustment are perfectly acceptable). It is great for praying together at family meals, in a verse and response format as shown below. If you live close enough to our parish, you’ll hear the Bells of our bell tower announce the Angelus at 7.30 am, 12 noon, and 6 pm!

V. The Angel of the LORD declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the LORD is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

V. Behold the handmaid of the LORD.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary …

V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary …

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R. That we might be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray,
Pour forth, we beseech thee, LORD, thy grace into our hearts;
that, we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, thy Son,
was made known by the message of an angel,
may by his Passion and Cross
be brought to the glory of his Resurrection.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
+ Amen.

Becoming Blessed. How Catholics think about Morality

We all wonder about right and wrong. But the truly Catholic way of thinking about right and wrong is often misunderstood–even by Catholics! Join Fr. Peter Totleben, O.P. for a series of talks about how to be happy — and how we should think about the good life.

7.00 – 8.30 pm in Aquinas Hall
St. Patrick Catholic Church
280 N. Grant Ave – Columbus

Thursday, May 19: The Law
Thursday, June 2: Grace and Spiritual Life

Last Sandwich Saturday until the Fall

Join us this Saturday, at 8 am in the Spirit Center to help make sandwiches which will be given to area shelters to help feed the hungry in our local community. Donations of the following are welcome: bologna, individually wrapped cheese slices, white bread, and sandwich baggies. If you’ve any questions, please contact Alishia Snoke at 740.407.5870.

May Crowning – Thursday, 12 May at 1.15 pm

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May Crowning Devotion: Thursday, 12 May at 1.15 pm

Our school children will show their devotion to Mary the Mother of God by crowning her image. The practice of depicting the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a crown first developed among Christians after the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD. During the 16th century the practice become widespread. By the middle of the last century almost every parish in the United States had May Crowning Devotions. While the devotions on 12 May will be led by the school children all parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend and take part.

What are you doing this Year of Mercy?

It’s not too late to get involved. How about becoming involved with St. Mary Prison Ministry? The opportunity is open to adult men and women. “People in prison are still people, made in the image and likeness of God. No matter what someone has done, they deserve the opportunity to hear the Word of God.” (USCCB). Four visit dates are left for 2016. Contact J. Kevin Schmelzer for more volunteer information at j_schmelzer@sbcglobal.net or 740.653.3046. Or join us for coffee and donuts on May 15 after the 8.45 Mass in the Spirit Center.

Reading & Praying Scripture

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Divine Reading for the Jubilee Year Order of Preachers: 1216-2016

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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