SATURDAY October 22, Vigil Mass

     1:00 p.m.  Hurto/Scott Wedding

     4:00 p.m.  Mary Jo McCarthy            

SUNDAY, October 23, Thirtieth Sunday in

Ex. 22:20-26; 1 Thes. 1:5-10; Mt. 22:34-40     Ordinary Time

     9:00 a.m.  Edna Phillips

                     Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m. Stephanie Clark

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, October 24 – Anthony Mary Claret, bishop

Rom. 8:12-17; Lk. 13:10-17

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Prayer

    12:00 p.m. Edna Phillips

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

      5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary

      7:00 p.m. PPC

TUESDAY, October 25,

Rom 8:18-25; Lk. 13:18-21

     8:30 a.m.   Martha Gray (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. Jordan Conference

WEDNESDAY, October 26,

Rom 8:26-30; Lk. 13: 22-30

     8:30 a.m.  Helena Materowski (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 27,

Rom 8:31b-29; Lk. 13:31-35

                     NO MASS

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

FRIDAY, October 28, Simon & Jude, apostles

Eph. 2:19-22; Lk. 6:12-16

     7:50 a.m.  Morning Prayer

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

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

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

SATURDAY October 29, Vigil Mass

   11:00 a.m.  Memorial Mass for Anne Populin

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

     5:00 p.m.  Lisa Dunn Halloween Fun

SUNDAY, October 30, Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary

Mal. 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10; 1 Thes. 2:7b-9, 13; Mt. 23:1-12     Time

     9:00 a.m.  Living & Deceased Murphy & Leger Families

                     Coffee & Donuts

   11:30 a.m. Robert Andrews

     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: John Heider

At Home: Charlie Campbell, Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Marilyn Hilsheimer, 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 26th: Deacon Tony will present “Jesus, Who do you say that I am?” 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.

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.

Help NEEDED: Musicians/vocalists for either the 9:00 or 11:30 choir to assist in our celebration of weekly Mass. We are planning dynamic music to celebrate the Advent & Christmas season which will include a brass choir. Instrumentalists are invited to join the choirs.  Rehearsals begin within the month so don't miss this opportunity to share your time and talents with our church. Rehearsals for the 9:00 choir are Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  The 11:30 choir currently rehearses on Tuesday nights from 6:00 -7:00 pm Contact Joy Seipp @ 871-4487

Jordan Conference (Baptismal Instruction) will be held this Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM in the church. Please call the rectory office at 445-9668 to register for this class.

Confirmation: This Sunday, October 23rd at 10:15 AM there will be an important Orientation meeting in the Burkley Center Atrium for students in fifth grade and their parents. Please plan to attend. Registration and information is in the back of church.


                ALTAR SERVER                                                   LECTOR                                 EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                         

  4:00 PM           M.Hayes                                                    J.Rees, C.Skinner                               M.Detrick, K.Brown, M.King, M.J.Latchaw      

  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                                 T.Jeffrey, S.Jeffrey                                J.Sauer, S.Thompson, J.Tobin,                                                                                                                                                                                        D.VanHorn, C.Walker, N.Williams                  

Coffee & Donuts 10/30: R. Hilsheimer, S.Sobony

From the Pastor


Dear parishioners,

            This weekend the Church celebrates World Mission Sunday.  As we prepare to close this “Year of the Eucharist”, we are reminded of the unique responsibilities we bear as Catholics: to share our faith.  The Church is truly missionary in nature, as we are all called forth to “go out to all the world and tell the Good News”.  Let us pray especially this weekend for those who have dedicated their lives to missionary work.  May the Lord bless them and their ministry, and may we all be inspired to offer our lives to the Lord as they have.

            One ‘mission’ that we carry out in our parish is bringing the Eucharist to those who are unable to regularly attend Mass due to illness or advanced age.  If you know of anyone who is Catholic but homebound, please inform us at the parish so we can bring Christ to them in the Eucharist on a regular basis.  Also, please remember that we are no longer notified by the hospitals if a parishioner is admitted.  Please call the parish if you would like a visit or would like us to pray for you.

            As you may have noted, we are in need of more altar servers!  Anyone in the sixth grade or older who is interested in being a server is asked to call the parish office.  We will be training all servers soon, so please call us if interested.  This is a good way for our young people to serve the Lord at our celebration of the Eucharist.

            As always, I pray for God’s blessing to be with all of us at St. Mary’s.


Sincerely in the Lord,

Fr. Hammond




Next Weekend, October 29-30 our St. Vincent de Paul Society will gladly accept your donations after Mass. Thank you.


Please remember in your prayers our recently deceased parishioners: Anne Populin, Catherine Hausberger, and Helen Kurguz. May they rest in peace.

"To enter a church should not be a question of genuflecting, standing and leaving; but to enter into the profound, so that the faithful's personal life enters into the Eucharistic mystery of the real presence of Christ.”

Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz

St. Mary of the Assumption Church and School will sponsor a Winter Gala Dinner and Auction at the Hyatt Regency Columbus from 6:00 to 10:00 PM on Saturday evening, January 14th. This event will benefit St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School, founded in 1865 and now the oldest continuously operating Catholic school in Central Ohio. Closure in recent years of nine area Catholic schools leaves St. Mary of the Assumption the only remaining Catholic school serving the south side and inner city areas of Columbus. Our Winter Gala Dinner and Auction will enable us to establish an endowment which will help sustain a 140 year legacy of learning. We pray that you will support this important cause with your attendance, your contribution or your donation of auction items. For further details call the school office at 444-8994 or e-mail us at

A “Protecting God’s Children” seminar will be held at Christ the King Church, 2777 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, on Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM in the assembly room of the church undercroft. Please register on line or call the Office of Safe Environment Programs at the Diocese, Barb Cain, 614-241-2565.

  This week’s focus:   Simplicity

"I offer you praise, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because what you have hidden from the learned and the clever you have revealed to the merest children" (Lk 10:21). This marvelous blessing, which springs from Christ's heart, reminds us that genuine intellectual maturity always goes hand in hand with simplicity. The latter does not consist in a superficiality of life and thought nor in denial of the problematic nature of reality, but rather in knowing how to go to the heart of every question and to discover its essential meaning and relationship to the whole. Simplicity is wisdom.


St. Mary’s School Notes:

·  The craft club will meet this Tuesday, October 25th at 3 PM.

·  The Lisa Dunn Halloween Fun party for families will be this Saturday, October 29th at 5 PM. Come and join the fun.

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

 OFFERTORY: 10/15-16                envelopes           $4,199.00

                                                   loose change                574.00

 Of the 639 envelopes mailed 131 were used

     Less 5% ($238.65) local charities

Mission Sunday     $  6.00

Catholic Times     $377.00

                                  Budgeted Amount                     $7,103.00

                                  Deficit this week                        2,330.00

     BINGO 10/16

     Bingo Deposit                                                       $2,210.00

     Bank                                                                           800.00

     Expenses                                                                   713.20

     Net                                                                            $696.80

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