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)

May  2017
SMTWTFS
 1
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
2
  • KDGN Screening
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Staff lunch/meeting
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Liturgy
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: conference room
3
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Evangelization Committee
    Starts: 7:00 PM
4
  • No PreSchool - teacher conference
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Funeral Server Training
    Starts: 1:00 PM
  • WWP Pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP-2nd session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
5
  • Spring Flower Sale
    Starts: 12:00 AM
6
  • PreSchool Flea Market
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
7
  • BAA Sunday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • Confirmation Prep Parent Mtg 2017-18
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
8
  • Funeral Choir Practice
    Starts: 10:15 AM
  • Pre-Presbyteral meeting
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • Deanery meeting @St. Joseph
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
9
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Funeral Server Training
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • Rosary @cemetery
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
10
  • Funeral Server Training
    Starts: 8:00 AM
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
  • School Advisory Board
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
11
  • Grandparents Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Practice May Crowning
    Starts: 9:30 AM
  • PreSchool Tea
    Starts: 9:30 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • May Crowning
    Starts: 1:45 PM
  • WWP Pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP-2nd session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
1213
  • Graduation Dance-8th grade
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Blood Pressure Screening
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
14
  • Mother's Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Baptisms
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
15
  • Server Training
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
16
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Server Training
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • Spring Concert
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: school gym
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
17
  • Student Pancakes
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • PreSchool Field Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Server Training
    Starts: 8:00 AM
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Parish Council
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Finance/AdminMA
    Starts: 7:00 PM
18
  • WWP Pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • Athletics Awards
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: spirit center
  • WWP-2nd session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
19
  • Last of School-PreSchool
    Starts: 12:00 AM
20
  • Anointing
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Sandwich Saturday
    Starts: 8:00 AM
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
21
  • MFL Donut Sunday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • FCHS Graduation
    Starts: 2:00 PM
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
22
  • Server Training
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
23
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
24
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
25
  • Early Dismissal
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Last Day of School
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • 8th Grade Graduation Mass
    Starts: 7:00 PM
2627
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
28
  • Ascension
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Incense
    Starts: 8:45 AM
  • Social Concerns mtg
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • Baptisms
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • Incense
    Starts: 11:15 AM
  • Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
29
  • Memorial Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • CRE
    Starts: 9:00 AM
30
  • New Family Orientation
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
  • Foundation Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
31
  • Altar Server Trip
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Adult Choir
    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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