Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

Almighty ever-living God, who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son, body and soul into heavenly glory, grant we pray, that, always attentive to the things that are above, we may merit to be sharers of her glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

On Abuse in the Church

Statement by His Holiness Pope Francis ( Click Here )
Statement by The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell ( Click Here )
Recommended Resource Links on the Abuse Crisis ( Click Here )
Our Parish (and school) Safe Environment Policies ( Click Here )

Pray for our Parish Pastor and Bishop of Columbus

O God, who have willed that Father Eilerman and Bishop Campbell preside over your family not by any merit of theirs but out of the abundance of your untold grace alone, grant that they may carry out worthily the ministry of the priestly office and, under your governance in all things, may direct the people entrusted to their care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.


We welcome to Saint Mary of the Assumption those who are new to the Lancaster area and would like to join our parish church; those who are looking to return to an active practice of the Catholic faith and participation in the sacramental life; or those adults or families interested in becoming Catholic through our parish RCIA process.

Holy Mass and Sacraments

Join us in the celebration of the sacred liturgy at Mass or in the Sacraments, through which we worship God and are touched by the Lord in His Paschal Mystery to grow fully alive in our human nature, to be nourished and built up together as the Body of Christ, and to be sent out into the world to continue that worship in our lives to His glory.

Our Parish and History

Catholicity in Lancaster goes back to the early settlers in 1800. The people of our parish are grateful for the gift of the catholic faith given us by the Apostles and our local ancestors, we continue to live so that our actions may inspire to holiness of life the generations to follow, and continue our progress onward and upward through the years to come.

Special Information and Parish Calendar

Walking with Purpose for Women

Parish Picnic: Sunday, 16 Sept at 12.30pm

Join us for our annual parish picnic to enjoy time together, great food, and activities for the children! This year’s entree is being provided by Bob’s Backyard BBQ. Drinks and table service will be provided. Parishioners are asked to bring a side and dessert to share.

September 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Voter Regisration
  • WWP-announcement
  • Voter Regisration
  • WWP-announcement
  • Baptism Class
  • Mass
  • Schola
  • Liturgy
  • Children's Choir
  • FCHS School Board
  • Adult Choir
  • WWP
  • Rehearsal
  • Voter Registration
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Gilbert-Neighbor wedding
  • Voter Registration
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • PSR Session
  • Social Concerns mtg
  • RCIA Session
  • Staff Luncheon/Meeting
  • Schola
  • Adult Ed: +Barron's Mass Series
  • School Advisory Board
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • WWP
  • Funeral Choir
  • Rehearsal
  • TMIY
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • Blevins-Lynch
  • Catechetical Sunday
  • Parish Picnic
  • PSR Session
  • Parent Sacramental Prep Mtg
  • Teacher Blessing
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Parish Council
  • Children's Choir
  • Pre-School Parent Planning
  • Adult Choir
  • WWP
  • New Reader Training
  • Rehearsal
  • "Think Tank on Poverty"
  • Mission Appeal
  • We Care Packing
  • TMIY
  • Evangelista burial-Deacon Frank
  • Corcoran-Gorsuch
  • Mission Appeal
  • MFL Donut Sunday
  • PSR Session
  • We Care Delivery
  • Preconstruction Meeting - St. Mary of the Assumption
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Foundation/Finance
  • Adult Ed: +Barron's Mass Series
  • Admin/MA
  • Student Pancakes
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Benediction
  • WWP
  • New EOM Training
  • Rehearsal
  • TMIY
  • PGC Session
  • Nowicki-Boals
  • PSR Session
  • PSR Confession 3-4

Parish News Posts

Men’s Silent Retreat

Friday, October 19 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, Oct 21 at 12 p.m. San Damiano Retreat Center, 125 Kitchen Road, White Post, VA Cost: $295 through October 1. After October 1, registration costs $325. This year's retreat will be preached by Reverend Roger J....

Sacred Heart Congress – Saturday 10 November

Please join us for the 7th Annual Sacred Heart Congress, on Saturday, November 10, at St. Michael Church in  Worthington, OH from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM. Registration Starts at 7:00 AM, Rosary at 7:30 AM, Mass at 8:00 AM, followed by the Congress. Our...

Reparation Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio

Saint Joseph Cathedral leading October 6 Reparation Pilgrimage to the National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in nearby Carey, Ohio Given the sexual misconduct scandals in certain corners of the Church, the annual Cathedral...

Information and Resources: Responding to the Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Crisis

Below is a list of resources that are recommended by the Diocese of Columbus on the abuse crisis that Father Eilerman wanted to make available to our parish: Bishop Campbell's Statement on Recent Abuse Revelations The Clerical Abuse Scandal: What...

St. Mary Children’s Choir – Accepting new singers!

The children's choir rehearses on Wednesday afternoons from 2:45 - 3:45. If your child is in 3rd-12th grade, all are welcome! If this is your first year to join us, please call Mrs. Sharon Silleck at 614-419-5768, to let her know to look for your...
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church - Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Feasibility Study Summary Report

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Feasibility Study Executive Summary of the Findings & Recommendations Introduction & Methodology Greater Mission, LLCconducted a Feasibility Study for a proposed Capital Campaign for the parish. A Gift...

New to Catholicism?

At our parish, we’re eager to meet you and your family and welcome you into a process called the R.C.I.A. to introduce you to the Catholic faith, full of rich history and tradition, through which we continue to encounter Jesus Christ and follow Him in the Church.

Saint Mary of the Assumption
132 S. High St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Parish Office: 740.653.0997
Faith Office: 740.653.5054

Parish Office Hours
Mon – Fri: 8.00 am – 4.30 pm

Saint Mary Cemetery
1500 S. Broad St. – Lancaster
Office: 740.653.0997

Saint Mary School
Office: 740.654.1632

Sunday Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:45 am and 11:15 am

Daily Mass Schedule:
Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 am

Holy Day Schedule:
Consult Liturgical Year Page ( click here )

Confession Schedule:
Saturday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Or by Appointment

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