St. Mary of the Assumption Columbus, Ohio



SATURDAY September 24, Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.   Mary Jo McCarthy    Food Collection (Diepenbrock & Sweeney Baptisms)

     6:30 p.m.    Oritz/See Wedding

SUNDAY, September 25, Twenty-sixth Sunday in

Is. 55:6-9; Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Mt. 20:1-16a             Ordinary Time

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

                       Coffee & Donuts – Food Collection

   11:30 a.m.    Martha Gray (Hagemans/Donnelly baptisms)

     7:00 p.m.    Bingo

MONDAY, September 26, Cosmos & Damian, martyr

Zec. 8:1-8; Lk. 9:46-50

     7:50 a.m.    Morning Prayer - school

    12:00 p.m.   Donald Hoblit

      4:00 p.m.   Volleyball Practice

      5:00 p.m.   Evening Prayer & Rosary

      7:00 p.m.   PPC

      6:00 p.m.   Choir Practice (11:30 AM Mass)

TUESDAY, September 27, Vincent de Paul, priest

Zec. 8:20-23; Lk. 9:51-56

     8:30 a.m.   Helen & Herman Kaeppner (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

WEDNESDAY, September 28, Lawrence Ruiz &

Neh. 2:1-8; Lk. 9:57-62           Companions; Wenceslas, martyrs

     8:30 a.m.   Joe Manns (grades K-4)

     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 29, Michael, Raphael & Gabriel,

Dn. 7:9-10, 13-14; Jn. 1:47-51                                     archangels

                       NO MASS

     4:00 p.m.    Volleyball Practice

     5:00 p.m.    Evening Prayer & Rosary

FRIDAY, September 30, Jerome, priest, doctor

Bar. 1:15-22; Lk. 10:13-16

      7:50 a.m.   Morning Prayer - school

   12:00 p.m.    Living & Deceased Ruppersburg/Felder Families

     5:00 p.m.    Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00pm       Wedding Rehearsal

SATURDAY October 1, Vigil Mass

     1:00 p.m.    Pincolini/Chandler Wedding

     4:00 p.m.   Mike Holleran    

SUNDAY, October 2, Twenty-seventh Sunday in

Is. 5:1-7; Phil 4:6-9; Mt. 21:33-43                           Ordinary Time

     9:00 a.m.   Mr & Mrs. William A. Deely

   10:00 a.m.    Rosary for Life   

                       Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.    Parishioners of St. Mary’s

     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, Tim McManus, Rita Redwood, 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.


If you would like to contribute to the Hurricane Katrina Fund please see the link on our website.


Join us for a “blessing of the rakes,” at Service Saturday, October 8, 8:00 -1:30. Service Saturday is a new St. Mary Parish service project to help needy senior citizens who live on the South side. After orientation and a blessing from Fr. Hammond, we will split up into groups for assigned projects in the neighborhood. We will meet back at St. Mary for a shared brown bag lunch. Contact Julie Graham-Price at 444-5409 or to sign up or if you know of a parishioner in need. Deadline is Monday, September 26.

**New Schedule for Lectors & Extraordinary Ministers will be compiled this week. Please call the parish office if there will be a change in your availability.

The 60th Annual Convention of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at St. Mary, Chillicothe, Ohio. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. Bishop Frederick F. Campbell will celebrate the Mass, Father Hammond will be a con-celebrant.

You do not have to belong to a women’s group to attend the Convention. Contact the DCCW office for reservations at 228-8601 by October 10th. Registration fee is $30.00.



                         ALTAR SERVER                                   LECTOR                                          EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                                  

  4:00 PM           Volunteers needed                           D.Smeltzer, A.Graf                        D.Mitchell, L.Mitchell, C.Rees, F.Carrick                       

  9:00 AM           M.Badurina                                        M.Kelly, J.Kenneh                         B.Hess, F.Melton, A.Metoyer,   

                                                                                                                                                  P.Mortimer, S.Naegele, C.Reis                                      

11:30 AM           Volunteers needed                          S.Moraine, R.Randolph              S.Brown, M.Holleran, S.Holleran,

                                                                                                                                                 B.Faford, J.Lovett, L.Lovett                                               

Coffee & Donuts 10/2: J & R. Helon


Dear parishioners,

     This weekend is the first weekend of Autumn! Next weekend we begin the month of October. October is known as the month of the Rosary and it is also Right to Life month. We are encouraged to pray the rosary, meditating on the life, death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter if your rosary is made of ivory, crystal, plastic, or just a string with knots the prayers, and meditations can make all the difference in the world.

     It is also appropriate that October, the month of the rosary, be known as Respect Life month. In saying the rosary we say the Hail Mary remembering that Jesus took on human life in the womb of Mary. Mary, an unwed young woman who chose to give life to her child. Mary, a mother who then watched her child die a horrible agonizing death. October – Respect Life month and the month of the rosary - a logical pairing.

     This year the people in the south have really been hit hard by hurricanes. We need to pray for their safety and health. If you are in a position to financially assist them please see our website for information on how to donate.

     Our Social Concerns Committee is trying a new venture, “Service Saturday”. They hope to help needy senior citizens who live in our area. The blessing of the rakes will take place Saturday, October 8th. This is an opportunity for families to work together for the good of our community.

  On October 4th, in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, I will bless animals at 7 PM on the front lawn of the rectory.

     Please mark you calendars for December 3-8. The South Vicariate will have a Mission presented by The Fathers of Mercy.  

     Just a reminder: the opportunity for individual confession is available each Tuesday from 12 noon to 1 PM in the church. This opportunity is open to anyone; it is not limited to just the school children.

As always, I continue to pray for the Lord’s blessing to be with all of you and your families!

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Hammond

Rite of Christian Initiation of CHILDREN: All children 8 years and older who have never been baptized and/or are not Catholic are invited to participate in this program. For more information email Jason Shanks at or call him at the parish office at 445-9668. 

Attention Young Adults: Jason Shanks, pastoral assistant here at St. Mary’s, is speaking at Theology and a Pub, September 27th,  located at the bar of the 94th Aero Squadron near the airport.  The event begins at 6:30pm (arrive and eat) with the talk starting at 7:00pm.  The title of the talk is “Why Kneel to a Bread Box?”  For more information go to or take a flier off the bulletin board in the back of Church.    

Parish School of Religion: Registration forms are on the bulletin board in the back of Church. All children 3 years and up are invited to participate. Monday evenings are also open for instruction this year! Call Patti Jones for more information at 443-2828.

It's not too late!!  To place a Markey Day order,  please turn in paper forms to the church or school office by Wednesday, September 28th. Internet and phone order cutoff is Friday, September 30th at noon.  Pick up is Wednesday, October 5th in the gym from 4:30-6:00 PM.  To order or for additional info call Sharyn Perry 578-1498.


St. Mary’s School Notes:

·  The school office is open for business. If you have questions please contact the school principal, Mr. Chad Grube at or at the phone number on the front of the bulletin.


Focus this week: Reverent Participation

We are called to “conscious, active and fruitful participation in the mystery of the Eucharist.”

This participation is both external and internal and should be evident in our common prayer, song, posture, gesture, and in our sacred silence

Sacred Silence for various purposes are to be observed at designated times: before the celebration, within the Act of Penitence, after an invitation to pray, at the conclusion of Scripture and after Communion.          To be continued…


Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.

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

 OFFERTORY: 9/17-18             envelopes                $7,090.00

                                                   loose change           $1,184.19

 Of  the 639 envelopes mailed 168 were used

     Less 5% ($354.51) local charities

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                             12.81

Assumption     $135.81

Catholic Times  $25.00

     BINGO 9/18

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $1,662.00

     Bank                                                                           800.00

     Expenses                                                                   674.70

     Net                                                                            $187.30

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