St. Mary of the Assumption Columbus Ohio


SATURDAY September 3, Vigil Mass

        4:00 p.m.     St. Mary’s Parishioners

        6:30 p.m.     Staker/Schmitz Wedding

SUNDAY, September 4, Twenty-third Sunday in

Ez. 33:7-9; Rom. 13:8-10; Mt. 18:15-20          Ordinary Time

        9:00 a.m.     Donald Hoblit (Grube Baptism)

                           Coffee & Donuts

      11:30 a.m.     Charles Cataline  

        7:00 p.m.     Bingo

MONDAY, September 5, Labor Day

Col 1:24-2:3; Lk. 6:6-11

         NO SCHOOL

        9:00 a.m.     Margaret Russell

         5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, September 6,

Col 2:6-15; Lk. 6:12-19

        8:30 a.m.     Ann & Rizzi Bendinelli (Grades 5-8)

      12:00 noon     Confessions

        4:00 p.m.      Volleyball Practice

        5:00 p.m.      Evening Prayer & Rosary

        6:00 p.m.      Bible Study – Shanks

        6:00 p.m.      NO Choir Practice (11:30 AM Mass)

WEDNESDAY, September 7,

Col 3:1-11; Lk. 6:20-26

        8:30 a.m.     Margaret Russell (Grades K-4)

         2:00 p.m.     Early School Dismissal

        4:00 p.m.     Volleyball Practice

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

        6:30 p.m.     RCIA

        7:00 p.m.     Bible Study – Dr. Ross

        7:00 p.m.      Choir Practice (9 AM Mass)

THURSDAY, September 8, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Col. 1:9-14; Lk. 5:1-11

           NO MASS

        4:00 p.m.     Volleyball Practice

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

FRIDAY, September 9,

Mi. 5:1-4a; Mt. 1:1-16, 18-23

         7:50 a.m.    Morning Prayer - school

      12:00 p.m.     Mary Jo McCarthy

        4:00 p.m.     Volleyball Practice

        5:00 p.m.     Evening Prayer & Rosary

SATURDAY September 10, Vigil Mass

        4:00 p.m.     Rosalind Raymond Gessler

SUNDAY, September 11, Twenty-fourth Sunday in

Sir 27:30-28:9; Rom. 14:7-9; Mt. 18:21-35       Ordinary Time

        9:00 a.m.     Parishioners of St. Mary’s

                           Coffee & Donuts

      11:30 a.m.     Martha Gray  (Schmeltzer Baptism)

                           Parish Picnic

        7:00 p.m.     Bingo


Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing homes.

Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Nursing Home: Catherine Hausberger, John Heider

At Home: Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Marilyn Hilsheimer, Helen Kurguz, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.

If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary may not be notified. Please give us a call if you would like a visit. Due to privacy issues no one will be listed in the bulletin sick list unless the person themselves or an immediate family member requests it.

The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for anyone interested in becoming a Roman Catholic or for those interested in learning more about our faith. RCIA meets each Wednesday in the church at 6:30 PM. For more information contact Jason Shanks at or call 445-9668.

Parish School of Religion (PSR) classes begin October 2nd at St. Ladislas Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Center on Reeb Avenue.  Children not enrolled in St. Mary’s school should be registered and attend PSR classes. You have a choice this year to either attend Sunday morning classes from 9:15am-10:30am or Monday evenings from 4:30pm-5:45pm. It also can be an excellent supplement to the religious education taught in the school.  Pattie Jones, Coordinator of PSR, will be available at the parish picnic to answer questions. You can pick up a registration form in the back of Church. Call Pattie at 443-2828 for more information, or to set up a tour of the classrooms.

The Bible Study led by Dr. Ross will begin to study the Psalms September 7th. All are invited to attend.

Help Needed: a person is needed to catechize some young people in the RCIC process. Contact Jason Shanks at or call the parish office.

Beginning Friday, September 9th adult volleyball in St. Mary’s gym open to all parishoners and friends from 9 – 11 PM each Friday.

4-S Club Ladies Auxilliary (281 Whittier St.) will provide a delicious schnitzel dinner Sunday, September 18 from noon to 4 PM. Everyone is welcome.


                             ALTAR SERVER                                       LECTOR                                           EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                      

  4:00 PM           M.Hayes,                                                   S.Hayes, J.LaMotte                       C.Badurina, D. & D. Bosner, M.Campbell             

  9:00 AM           M.Duvall, M.Baldwin                                A.Ruefle, J.Kenneh                       E.Hommerding, F.Melton, B.Hess,   

                                                                                                                                                          D.Strausser, R. & T. Thomas                                 

11:30 AM           M.Lovett, M.Kise                              T.Martello, P.Dineen                     M.Holleran, S.Holleran, L.Duren,                  

                                                                                                                                                           A/J. Andrews, B.Faford, S.Jeffrey                            

Coffee & Donuts 9/11: M.Jentgen, S.Jones



Dear parishioners,


       It’s hard to believe that summer is over and Labor Day is here.  We will have Mass on Monday at 9:00 AM, our usual holiday time.  Please come and join us!


       I hope that everyone is planning on coming to our parish picnic.  This will take place next Sunday, September 11th, after the 11:30 Mass on the school lawn.  Please come and help us have some fun!  I promise to pray for good weather, as that would obviously be a big help.  Thanks to the Knights of Columbus who sponsor and work our picnic – they do so much for our parish, and we are grateful for all they do.


       Our school year continues to go well.  I appreciate everyone’s prayers for the success of the year.  I told the children that I’m very glad to see them back, and Gabby is especially happy as she gets to say “Hi” to all of them.  Let us thank the Lord for His goodness, and pray for His continued blessing upon all of us at St. Mary’s School.


       Please know that I continue to pray for all of you.  May God bless you!


Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Hammond




St. Mary’s parish picnic will be this Sunday, September 11th on the school lawn after the 11:30 AM Mass. All are invited to attend. The Knights of Columbus will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, buns and beverages. Please bring a side dish to share. A tent will be provided for sunshine or rain relief.


St. Mary’s School Library invites you to its annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, September 23, 4:00 – 7:30 PM. Dinners include all-you-can-eat-spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert, and drink. You may eat in or take out, 4:00 – 7:30 PM. Adults, $6.00; children, $3.00; Senior Citizens, $4.00. Featuring live music, a Book Fair, and raffles. You don’t want to miss this wonderful way to “pasta” time with the St. Mary’s community.

They’re hungry!! St. Mary’s semi-annual food drive for our neighbors in south Columbus will be held on the weekends of September 17-18 and September 24-25. St. Ladislas and Southside Community Ministries need our help. Any basic shelf-life food such as cereal, peanut butter, or canned goods is most welcome. The pantries also need monetary gifts to purchase large quantities of food from Mid Ohio Foodbank ($2.00 will buy 10 cases of corn)! Members of the Social Concerns Committee will be at the back of church after each Mass to accept your donations. We appreciate all offerings!



St. Mary’s School Notes:

·  QSP the magazine sale begins this week. If you need to renew a subscription or would like to begin receiving a magazine please see a St. Mary’s school student.


Focus this week: Hands-on learning provides learning by doing--helping a student to acquire knowledge and skills outside of books and lectures. Learning can occur through work, play, and other life experiences.

Accomplished teachers include plenty of hands-on learning experiences, especially in science and math, to ensure student understanding of new and unfamiliar concepts. Hands-on learning can also be used to drive assessment so that teachers can measure both factual knowledge and comprehension.

Finance Corner: Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the 2005-06 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.

“How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”

 OFFERTORY: 8/27-28                                             $6,699.00

 Of  the 639 envelopes mailed 145 were used

     Less 5% (334.95) local charities

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                         $404.00

Assumption Collection       $ 15.00

Catholic Times                   $ 30.00

     BINGO 8/28

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $2,930.77

     Bank                                                                           800.00

     Expenses                                                                   602.50

     Net                                                                         $1,528.27

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