St. Mary of the Assumption Columbus, Ohio


SATURDAY October 8, Vigil Mass

     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

                       Hageman Baptism

     7:00 p.m.    Bingo

MONDAY, October 10,

Rom. 1:1-7; Lk. 11:29-32

     7:50 a.m.    Morning Prayer

    12:00 p.m.   John H. Reis

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

      5:00 p.m.   Evening Prayer & Rosary

      7:00 p.m.   K of C

      7:00 p.m.   Social Concerns

TUESDAY, October 11,

Rom. 1:16-25; Lk. 11:37-41

     8:30 a.m.   Living & Deceased Carone Family

                       (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.    Development Committee

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

WEDNESDAY, October 12,

Rom. 2:1-11; Lk. 11:42-46

     8:30 a.m.   Mary Jo McCarthy (grades K-4)

     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 13,

Rom. 3:21-30; Lk. 11:47-54

                       NO MASS – NO SCHOOL

     5:00 p.m.    Evening Prayer & Rosary

FRIDAY, October 14, Callistus I, pope

Rom. 4:1-8; Lk. 12:1-7

                       NO SCHOOL

   12:00 p.m.    Edna Phillips

     5:00 p.m.    Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.    Wedding Rehearsal

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

SATURDAY October 15, Vigil Mass

     1:00 p.m.    Schellenberger/Anderson Wedding

     4:00 p.m.   Martha Gray

SUNDAY, October 16, Twenty-ninth Sunday in

Is. 45:1, 4-6; 1 Thes. 1:1-5; Mt. 22:15-21            Ordinary Time

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

                       Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m.    Joe Manns (Tamburino Baptism)

     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, Anne Populin, 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 12th: Jason Shanks will present Bible Basics. 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.


Open gym for adults every Friday! All parishoners and friends are invited to participate in adult volleyball in St. Mary’s gym from 9 – 11 PM each Friday.

Altar Servers are needed for all Masses. Please sign up in the back of church to serve the Mass you usually attend. If you are in sixth grade or older and would like to be an altar server please contact the parish office. Training will be provided.


A Prayer for Vocations

Eternal God...Bless your Church with holy and faithful priests, deacons, brothers and sisters.

Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require.

Form us all in the likeness of your Son so that in him, with him and through him we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere.

With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord.



                         ALTAR SERVER                                   LECTOR                                          EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                                  

  4:00 PM           M.Hayes                                             S.Hayes, J.LaMotte                      D. & L. Mitchell, C.Rees, M.Campbell                           

  9:00 AM           M.Badurina                                        B.Collins, C.Harding                    J.Auer, G.Bowman, A.Breitfeller,   

                                                                                                                                                  M.Gerlach, C.Goodall, S.Thibaut                                    

11:30 AM           Volunteers needed                          T.Martello, P.Dineen                   M.Holleran, S.Holleran, L.Duren,

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

Coffee & Donuts 10/16: Knights of Columbus



Dear parishioners,


     As we continue in the month of October, I want to remind everyone that this is the month that is dedicated to the rosary.  Since this is so, I hope to encourage everyone to pray the rosary daily during this month.  As I mentioned last week, October is also Respect Life month, so this would be a good intention for which to offer our prayers.


     This Sunday, after the 9:00 Mass, we will pray the Rosary with the special intention of praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  As you are aware, the need for priests and religious is critical today, so we need to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers!  Please join us for this special prayer.


     Please note that the annual Columbus Marathon will take place next Sunday, October 16th.  The marathon route passes along 3rd Street in front of the church.  This means that parking/driving in the area will be difficult, so please allow extra time for coming to church next Sunday.


     I continue to pray that God’s blessing be with all of you and your families.


Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

Fr. Hammond


**Columbus Marathon is Sunday, October 16th. Please check the news – Third Street may be inaccessible around 9 AM.

Benedict XVI's special prayer intention for the month of October is for an increase in the missionary "spirit of leadership and cooperation."

The Apostleship of Prayer, a pious association, announced the missionary intention, which was chosen by the Pope and shared by millions of faithful worldwide.

The intention for October reads: that World Mission Sunday "will increase everywhere the missionary spirit of leadership and cooperation," and that the faithful "may join to their fundamental duty of prayer the support also of economic contributions to the missionary works."

Every month, the Holy Father also prays for a general intention. For October, the intention reads: "That Christians may not be discouraged by the attacks of secularized society, but with complete trust, may bear witness to their faith and hope."

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.

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

Thank you – because of your generous participation in the St. Mary’s School Library Spaghetti Dinner we served over 650 dinners and made $2,500.00!!


St. Mary’s School Notes:

·  Tuesday, October 11th at 2:15 the Midland Sale begins with an assembly.

·  Thursday and Friday, October 13-14 there is NO school. The teachers and staff will be attending the OCEA Convention here in Columbus.


Focus this week: Reverent Participation

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


The Eucharist is a sacrifice of praise. Essentially oriented to full communion between God and man, "the Eucharistic sacrifice is the source and summit of the whole of the Church's worship and of the Christian life. The faithful participate more fully in this sacrament of thanksgiving, propitiation, petition and praise, not only when they wholeheartedly offer the sacred victim, and in it themselves, to the Father with the priest, but also when they receive this same victim sacramentally" (Sacred Congregation of Rites, Eucharisticum Mysterium, n. 3e).


Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.

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

 OFFERTORY: 10/1-2                envelopes               $6,058.00

                                                   loose change             1,014.50

 Of  the 639 envelopes mailed 148 were used

     Less 5% ($268.00) local charities

Latin America      $20.00

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                             30.50

     BINGO 10/2

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $2,849.33

     Bank                                                                           800.00

     Expenses                                                                   696.70

     Net                                                                         $1,352.63

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