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
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  • 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:


Respect Life – 22 January 2018

The Church recalls the infamous Supreme Court Decision on 22 January in which our county legislated against natural law to make abortion “legal”. Therefore, the Church observes a day of prayer and penance all over our country on this day for the legal protection of unborn children in the womb. Bishop Campbell will celebrate the annual Mass for the Respect of Human Life on Monday, 22 January at 10.30 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph (212 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215).

For information:

Diocese Social Concerns – 614.241.2540

http://www.usccb.org/prolife

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society – New Local Website

Our local St. Vincent de Paul Society has a new website you can visit to learn more about the Catholic agencies programs of mercy for persons with various needs in our area. Please check out this website as you’re certain to learn something new! They are always in need of members and volunteers to continue their work in the Lord name, so please give prayer to supporting them as a member, volunteer, or financially. Our parish typically offers a collection for St. Vincent on the 5th Sunday of the month.

www.svdplancasteroh.com

The Fourth Sunday of Advent and the Feast of the Nativity


This year, since the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on the Eve of the Nativity, what does this mean for our Mass obligations?

As per the norm, Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on Sunday to keep holy and commemorate the Christian Sabbath. This can be done this year by attending Mass on Saturday at 5.30 or Sunday morning at 8.45 for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

The Feast of the Nativity is a holy day of obligation as it calls the Christian faithful to celebrate a particular dimension of the mysteries of Jesus Christ [and His Church] – namely the Incarnation. Therefore, we are obliged to attend holy Mass either on Sunday evening for the Vigil of the Nativity (4.00 pm, 6.30 pm, or 9 pm) or Monday morning Mass of the Nativity at 9.00 am.

Since we are obliged to celebrate these two important mysteries we cannot fulfill the obligation for the celebration of Sunday and the Nativity obligations with just one Mass (say, Sunday evening).

 

  • Option 1: Saturday evening 4th Sunday of Advent 5.30 Mass + Sunday evening Vigil of the Nativity (4pm or 6.30 pm or 9 pm)
  • Option 2: Saturday evening 4th Sunday of Advent 5.30 Mass + Monday morning Nativity Mass at Dawn (9 am)
  • Option 3: Sunday morning 4th Sunday of Advent 8.45 am Mass + Sunday evening Vigil of the Nativity (4pm or 6.30 pm or 9 pm)
  • Option 4: Sunday morning 4th Sunday of Advent 8.45 am Mass = Monday morning Nativity Mass at Dawn (9 am)

Priest, Prophet, King – DVD Series by Bishop Robert Barron – Offered at our Parish

The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves.

But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One – the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Old Testament. Using Biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament.

Through this presentation of Priest, Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.

Series Schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 23 from 7 – 8.30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 6 from 7 – 8.30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 20 from 7 – 8.30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 6 from 7 – 8.30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 10 from 7 – 8.30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 24 from 7 – 8.30 pm

Cost & Registration
The cost is $27.00 per person for the Workbook
Registration Form (DOWNLOAD HERE) due to the Parish Rectory by Tuesday, 2 January 2018

 

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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