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)

February  2018
SMTWTFS
 1
  • Rachel Birthday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • WWP pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP
    Starts: 7:00 PM
23
  • 5:30pm Blessing of Throats
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Feast of St. Blase
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
4
  • Communion Prep II
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: SMS
  • Baptism Class
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: conference room
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
5
  • Foundation
    Starts: 6:00 PM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • Finance/AdminMA
    Starts: 7:00 PM
6
  • School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Schola practice
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Liturgy
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: conference room
7
  • Children Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • FCHS School Board
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: FCHS
8
  • WWP pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP
    Starts: 7:00 PM
9
  • PS Family Lent Night
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
10
  • Blood Pressure Screening
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
11
  • PC Pancake Breakfast
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: SMS
  • Baptisms
    Starts: 11:15 AM
    Location: Church
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
12
  • Funeral Choir
    Starts: 10:15 AM
    Location: church
  • RCIA Evening of Prayer
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Church
13
  • Staff Lunch
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Schola practice
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • School Advisory Board
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • MS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
14
  • Ash Wednesday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Mass
    Starts: 7:00 AM
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Children Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Mass
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
15
  • PS Parent/Teacher Conferences
    Starts: 3:00 PM
  • WWP pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP
    Starts: 7:00 PM
16
  • Confirmation Retreat
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Location: Camp Damascus - Centerburg, OH
  • PS Parent/Teacher Conferences
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Stations of Cross
    Starts: 7:00 PM
17
  • Women's Conference
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
  • Sandwich Saturday
    Starts: 8:00 AM
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
18
  • Rite of Sending
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Church
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: SMS
  • PSR Stations
    Starts: 10:15 AM
  • Rite of Election
    Starts: 2:30 PM
    Location: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 61 Moss Rd, Westerville, OH 43082, USA
  • Vespers
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
19
  • Presiden't Day-NO School
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
20
  • School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Schola practice
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Parish Council
    Starts: 7:00 PM
21
  • Children Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
22
  • Student Pancakes
    Starts: 8:00 AM
  • Eucharistic Adoration
    Starts: 9:45 AM
  • Benediction
    Starts: 1:45 PM
  • WWP pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP
    Starts: 7:00 PM
23
  • Stations of Cross
    Starts: 7:00 PM
24
  • Men's Conference
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
25
  • SMS Open House
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Candidates Scrutiny
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Church
  • Baptisms
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • PSR Session
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: SMS
  • PSR Confession 3-4
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • Vespers
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
26
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
27
  • Diocesan Honors Choir Concert
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Schola practice
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • MS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
28
  • Children Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Location: church
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
 

The Liturgical Year with Our Lord:


St. Thomas Aquinas Convocation at Ohio Dominican University – Thurs. 25 January at 11 am

St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Jan. 25: Ohio Dominican University’s Center for Dominican Studies and Office of Academic Affairs will host its annual St. Thomas Aquinas Convocation at 11 a.m., Jan. 25, 2018.

Ohio Dominican University’s Center for Dominican Studies and Office of Academic Affairs will host its annual St. Thomas Aquinas Convocation at 11 a.m., Jan. 25, 2018. The convocation will take place in the Matesich Theatre, located inside Erskine Hall on ODU’s campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The keynote speaker, Fr. Brian Davies, OP, Ph.D., will present “St. Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil.”

Following the lecture, the Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, D.D., Ph.D., Bishop of Columbus, will celebrate the Eucharist in Christ the King Chapel, located in Sansbury Hall. University Chaplain, Fr. Paul Colloton, OSFS, will con-celebrate.

Fr. Davies, OP, Ph.D. is a Dominican Priest and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University in Bronx, New York. Fr. Davies received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Bristol University, and a master’s and Ph.D. from King’s College in London. He also holds an honorary Master of Arts degree from Oxford University. Fr. Davies has previously taught at Emory University in Atlanta, Bristol University in the United Kingdom, and Collegio Beda in Rome, Italy.

Fr. Davies is widely published in a variety of academic journals, having written extensively on the topics of philosophy, religion, God and evil, and St. Thomas Aquinas. His book, “Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil,” offers an in-depth study of Saint Thomas Aquinas’ thoughts on God and evil, revealing that Aquinas’ thinking about God and evil can be traced through his metaphysical philosophy, his thoughts on God and creation, and his writings about Christian revelation and the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation.

New Lighthouse CD’s Available!

We’ve added seven new CD titles to our Catholic Media Displays in the South and Main Vestibules of the church. Please stop by before/after Mass or during the week to check them out. We kindly ask a donation of at least $3.00 per CD to cover the expense and ask you make that donation in the South Entrance Display on the wall.

  • The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ by Dr. Brandt Pitre
  • Encounter Christ First: Then Set the World on Fire by Curtis Martin
  • Lectio Prayer: Hearing God’s Voice through Sacred Scripture by Dr. Tim Gray
  • Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage by Dr. Tim Gray
  • Mary: The Indispensable Mother of God by Tim Staples
  • Beyond Belief: Following Christ Today by Fr. Mike Schmitz
  • Making Peace with Difficult People by Dr. Gregory and Lisa Popcak

Living in an Alien Culture – Presented by Bishop Campbell

As we try to live a Christian lifestyle, we sometimes feel like “aliens” in mainstream society. Society seems to be on a whole different planet when it comes to moral living and seeking truth. Bishop Campbell wants to talk about how we navigate this difficult path.

Bishop Campbell will talk at 7:30 on Thursday, 11 January at St. Therese’s Retreat Center – Columbus.
Come at 7 for socializing, snacks and drinks.
Light snacks (appetizers and desserts) will be provided.
Wine samples provided by Wyandotte Winery.
Bottles of wine will be available for purchase.

PLEASE RSVP via Facebook (link) so that they can plan enough snacks for everyone!
**Please note there is a $5 cover charge to help us offset facility fees**

Parishioner Evan Jones returns to Seminary

Evan Jones, the son of Brian and Helen Jones, has discerned God’s call to return to seminary formation for the Diocese of Columbus. He resumes studies and formation at the Pontifical College Josephinum this week. In your charity, please keep Evan and all our seminarians and their teachers and advisors in your prayers. Also, do continue to encourage our young men and women to be open to a possible call from God to priesthood or consecrated religious life.

2018 Men’s Conference & Women’s Conference

The annual Catholic Men’s Conference and Catholic Women’s Conferences will be held on two Saturdays in February. At each of these, Bishop Campbell will celebrate Mass and priests of the diocese will provide opportunities for the celebration of the sacrament of God’s mercy in confession. Both events will take place at the Ohio Expo Center at the Ohio fairgrounds in Columbus. Details are posted below with links to more information and to register:

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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