St. Mary of the Assumption Columbus, Ohio


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

MONDAY, October 3,

Jon. 1:1-2, 2:11

     7:50 a.m.    Morning Prayer – School Picture Day l

    12:00 p.m.   Joe Manns

      4:00 p.m.   Volleyball Practice: Monday - Friday

      5:00 p.m.   Evening Prayer & Rosary

      6:30 p.m.   Welcoming Committee

TUESDAY, October 4, Francis of Assisi, religious

Jon. 3:1-10; Lk. 10:38-42

     8:30 a.m.   Pauline Girvis (grades 5-8)

   12:00 noon    Confessions

     5:00 p.m.    Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.    Bible Study – Shanks

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

     7:00 p.m.    Blessing of animals

WEDNESDAY, October 5,

Jon. 4:1-11; Lk. 11:1-4

     7:50 a.m.    Breakfast with a Book

     8:30 a.m.   Hilda Kulzer (grades K-4)

     2:00 p.m.    Early Dismissal

     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, October 6, Bruno, priest; Blessed Marie

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

                       NO MASS

     1:00 p.m.    Young at Heart

     5:00 p.m.    Evening Prayer & Rosary

FRIDAY, October 7, Our Lady of the Rosary

Joel 1:13-15, 2:1-2; Lk. 11:15-26

      7:50 a.m.   Morning Prayer - school

   12:00 p.m.    James E. Ritzer

    12:30 p.m.   First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

     5:00 p.m.    Evening Prayer & Rosary

     5:30 p.m.    Benediction

     6:00 p.m.    Wedding Rehearsal

     9:00 p.m.    Adult Open gym - volleyball

SATURDAY October 8, Vigil Mass

     8:00 a.m.    “Blessing of the Rakes” Service Saturday

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

     6:00 p.m.    Schneider/D’Aurelio Wedding

SUNDAY, October 9, Twenty-eighth Sunday in

Is. 25:6-10; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt. 22:1-14            Ordinary Time

     9:00 a.m.   Bea & Harry Thibaut (Buerck Baptism)

    10:00 a.m.   Rosary for Priests

                       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.

RCIA This Wednesday, October 5th: Jason Shanks will present Historical Reliability of the Bible. The sessions are open to the public. The group meets in church for evening prayer at 6:30 then adjourns to the Atrium for the presentation. For more information or if you have questions contact Jason Shanks at or call 445-9668.


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


The “blessing of the rakes,” for all those who signed up for Service Saturday will be at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, October 8th. 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. Please pray for good weather and a successful “Service Saturday”. Contact Julie Graham-Price or if you have any questions.

**New Schedule for Lectors & Extraordinary Ministers is ready for pick-up at the back of church.

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           M.Hayes                                             J.Testa, C.Skinner                        E.Hayes, J.Spiert, E.Holleran, M.Detrick                      

  9:00 AM           M.Badurina                                        S.Martt, H.Mathews                      D.&M.Smigelski, D.Strausser,   

                                                                                                                                                  R.& T. Thomas, S.Thibaut                                               

11:30 AM           Volunteers needed                          P.Mortimer, D.Metnes                 S.Thompson, J.Tobin, S.Perry,

                                                                                                                                                  S.Joy, D.VanHorn, J.Sauer                                              

Coffee & Donuts 10/9: K.Hytas, P.Mortimer


Dear parishioners,

  Several events of note are on our calendar this week. First, on Wednesday, October 4th, we will have a short service of the blessing of animals at 7:00 PM on the rectory lawn.  We do this in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  Please bring your pets and join us in praise of all of God’s creation! Second, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament October 7th. Exposition will take place after the Noon Mass, followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 5:30 when we will have Benediction.  Please drop by for some time with the Lord on Friday! Finally, this Saturday, October 8th our Social Concerns committee will have its first ever “Service Saturday” beginning at 8:00 AM with the “Blessing of the Rakes”! Please pray for good weather for this event.

October is Respect Life Month. It is also a month which is dedicated to the Rosary. Since this is the case, I urge everyone to pray the rosary daily this month, and ask for Our Blessed Mother’s intervention and prayers to end the evil of abortion in our world.  Abortion is not simply a legal issue, but also – and especially - a moral one. We will pray the rosary after the 9:00 Am Mass this Sunday for Life and next Sunday for Priests.

So we certainly have a lot to pray for. May all of our prayers, thoughts, and actions be inspired by the Spirit of God, so that our lives will proclaim the Gospel of Life.  May we praise the Lord always with a sincere heart, and give thanks to Him for His goodness which is so eloquently expressed in His gift of life and love for us all.

Finally, I need to inform you that several of our parishioners have received parking tickets recently while they attended daily Mass. Please be aware of this and check the parking sign regulations before coming into church.

I pray for the Lord’s blessing to ever be with you and your loved ones.

Sincerely in the Lord,

Fr. Hammond


South Vicariate will have a Mission presented by The Fathers of Mercy December 3-8.

     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. 

Parish School of Religion Classes begin this weekend. 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.

Reminder: Market Day pickup is Wednesday October 5th from 4:30-6pm in the school gym. If you didn't order, come check out the "Extras" table.

Offices at St. Joseph, Resurrection, and Holy Cross Cemeteries will be open form 11 AM to 3 PM on Sundays, October 9, 16, & 23. Family Counselors will be available to help with pre-arrangement.

St. Mary Church, Groveport will have their 55th Annual Smorgasbord Sunday, October 16th from 12:30 to 6:30 PM at the church. Tickets are available at the door. Adult Tickets $6.50, children 5 and up $3.50, children under 3 are free. Craft Bazaar & Raffle will also be available.


St. Mary’s School Notes:

·  Monday is Photo day at the school. All classes will be photographed.

·  This Wednesday, October 5th please join the 1st grade for a presentation of “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” in the gym at 7:50 AM.

·  Wednesday is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 2 PM.


Focus this week: Reverent Participation

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


Christian Liturgy is cosmic Liturgy, as Saint Paul tells us in the Letter to the Philippians. It must never renounce this dignity, however attractive it may seem to work with small groups and construct homemade liturgies. What is exciting about Christian Liturgy is that it lifts us up out of our narrow sphere and lets us share in the Truth. The aim of all liturgical renewal must be to bring to light this liberating greatness. -- Feast of Faith       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: 9/24-25             envelopes                $4,431.25

                                                   loose change             $ 928.75

 Of  the 639 envelopes mailed 159 were used

     Less 5% ($268.00) local charities

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                        1,743.00

     BINGO 9/25

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $2,047.00

     Bank                                                                           800.00

     Expenses                                                                   596.70

     Net                                                                            $650.30

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