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)

April  2017
SMTWTFS
 1
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
2
  • RCIA Dismissal
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Location: Rectory Conference Room
  • PSR Confessions Gr7
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • RCIA Scrutiny III
    Starts: 11:15 AM
    Location: Church
  • Vespers
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
3
  • Stations Practice
    Starts: 8:00 AM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
4
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Stations Practice
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • Staff lunch
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Liturgy
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
5
  • SMS Lenten Penance
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Stations Practice
    Starts: 12:25 PM
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
6
  • Stations Practice
    Starts: 12:25 PM
  • WWP Pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP-2nd session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
7
  • Living Stations
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Living Stations
    Starts: 7:00 PM
8
  • Blood Pressure Screening
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
  • SMS Spring Fling
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Location: spirit center
9
  • Palm Sunday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Server Practice
    Starts: 1:00 PM
  • Vespers
    Starts: 4:00 PM
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
10
  • Funeral Choir Practice
    Starts: 10:15 AM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
11
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Chrism Mass
    Starts: 6:00 PM
  • MS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
12
  • Blood Drive
    Starts: 1:00 PM
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • School Advisory Board
    Starts: 7:00 PM
13
  • Holy Thursday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Office & Morning Prayer
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • Incense
    Starts: 7:00 PM
14
  • Easter Break
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Good Friday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Office & Morning Prayer
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • Service Practice
    Starts: 10:00 AM
  • LIturgy
    Starts: 12:10 PM
15
  • Holy Saturday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Office, Morning Prayer, RCIA Rites
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • RCIA Rehearsal for Vigil
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • Server Practice
    Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Vigil
    Starts: 8:30 PM
16
  • Easter
    Starts: 12:00 AM
1718
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Parish Council
    Starts: 7:00 PM
19
  • Camp Damascus - 5th grade
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Diocesan Honors Choir
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: St. Andrew's Columbus
20
  • DAN - BIRTHDAY
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • WWP Pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • WWP-2nd session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
2122
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • Sandwich Saturday
    Starts: 8:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • SLM Recollection
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: spirit Center
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
23
  • MFL - Donut Sunday
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • Baptisms
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: Church
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
24
  • FR. CRAIG BIRTHDAY
    Starts: 12:00 AM
  • RCIA Session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
25
  • All School Mass
    Starts: 9:00 AM
  • Foundation
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • Finance/AdminMA
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • MS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
26
  • Student Pancakes
    Starts: 8:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Childrens Choir
    Starts: 3:00 PM
  • Adult Choir
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • Spring Musical
    Starts: 7:00 PM
27
  • PreSchool Scientist Day
    Starts: 7:00 AM
    Location: spirit center
  • Eucharistic Adoration
    Starts: 9:45 AM
  • Benediction
    Starts: 1:45 PM
  • WWP Pre-meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Location: conference room
  • Penance Service-1st Communicants
    Starts: 7:00 PM
  • WWP-2nd session
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: Spirit Center
28
  • Spring Musical
    Starts: 7:00 PM
29
  • TMIY
    Starts: 6:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center
  • 1st Comm Retreat & Rehearsal
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Location: Spirit Center & Church
  • Confessions
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Location: Church confessional
30
  • PSR
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Location: St. Mary School
  • 1st Communion
    Starts: 11:15 AM
  • HS Youth Group
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Location: spirit center
 

Bishop Campbell’s 2016 Christmas Message

My dear friends in Christ,

What is it precisely that faithful Christians celebratewhen they celebrate Christmas? After all the gifts have been unwrapped, the excitement of their discovery has faded, the festive meal has been shared, and we sink back into a tired contentment, what is there about Christmas that is the source of an abiding joy? There is, of course, a lot of innocent enjoyment and excitement in all of this, but if Christmas is merely merriment, providing a respite from a long, dim, and unusually cold winter, then it runs the danger of being another form of vaguely happy paganism, which lasts but a season and is soon forgotten.

The birth of Jesus Christ to Mary in that stable some two thousand years ago is the axis around which all of human history revolves. All that has occurred before that event Christians account as “before time”, and all that follows as the time that now stretches into the everlasting Kingdom. By taking on human reality, Jesus has begun the process of redeeming all of human existence, from infancy through adulthood to infirmity, passing even through natural death. In the Christ Child, God has revealed to us the fundamental dignity of each, unique, and irreplaceable human person. He has offered us the possibility of transformation according to the pattern of Jesus. God has conferred upon us a purpose and a future for our lives. He has asserted the ultimate victory of light over darkness, of goodness over sin, and love over hatred. It will take the Cross for Christ finally to accomplish this radical transformation, but the resurrection will seal its power. As the old German carol “In dulci jubilo” has it: “Christ was born for this”.

The abiding joy of Christmas is not a mere giddiness, a manufactured emotion impossible to maintain. The joy of Christmas is the perduring happiness, often quiet and sometimes challenged, promised to those who stand with Christ. In such joy Christians find peace of heart and mind, casting out all fear.

It is my prayer that all of you experience this joy during the coming holy season and throughout the coming year.

Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell
Bishop of Columbus

2017– Learn from the Catechism or about the Pope’s this Year!

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St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians – Adult Ed. Series for Winter/Spring 2017

St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church. This letter tells us about the nature of the Church – as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of God. It reveals how God’s great love for us can transform our daily lives if we allow it. Ephesians:Discover Your Inheritance is an 8-part Bible study that will enrich your faith, and show you how to live it out.

This 8-part DVD Scripture study lead by Jeff Cavins will enrich your faith and show you how to live it out.
– Discover what it means to be not just a child of God, but an heir to all He has to give
– Learn the great mystery of how we can love one another as Christ loves the Church
– Find out that you have a place in God’s “plan of sheer goodness”

Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 7 – 8.30 in the Spirit Center beginning on 24 January and ending on 28 March. Sessions will not be held on two Tuesdays: 7 or 21 March.

Cost & Registration
The cost is $20.00 per person for the Student Book
Registrations due to Brian McCauley at the Parish Rectory by Tues. 10 January 2017
(Download Registration Form Here)

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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