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.


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

Fall Adult Ed. - Register Now

See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from His People, and how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist. Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8.30 pm: Sept – Nov. Register by 26 August.

August 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Feasibility Interviews
  • Adult Choir
  • Uniform Exchange
  • Feasibility Interviews
  • Uniform Exchange
  • Organ Practice
  • Catholic Kidz Camp
  • Catholic Kidz Camp
  • Liturgy
  • Blood Drive
  • Feasibility Interviews
  • Catholic Kidz Camp
  • Feasibility Interviews
  • Catholic Kidz Camp
  • Organ Practice
  • Organ Practice
  • Catholic Kidz Camp
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Adult Choir
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • PSR Teacher Meeting
  • Feasibility Interviews
  • St Mary - Preconstruction Meeting
  • Town Hall Mtg
  • School Advisory Board
  • Pre-School Parent meeting
  • Organ Practice
  • Rehearsal
  • WWP-Sign Ups/Announcement
  • Feasibility In-Pew Survey
  • We Care Packing
  • Roshon-Adams wedding
  • WWP-Sign Ups/Announcement
  • Feasibility In-Pew Survey
  • MFL Donut Sunday
  • RCIA Inquiry Session
  • We Care Delivery
  • Mike Birthday
  • RCIA Inquiry Session
  • Deanery Meeting
  • Back to School Open House
  • 1st day of School
  • WWP-Small Group meeting
  • PSR Orientation
  • PC Commissioning
  • Parish Council
  • 1st Day of Pre-School-5 Day
  • RCIA Session
  • 1st Day of Pre-School-3 day
  • Opening School Mass
  • Schola
  • Foundation/Finance
  • Admin/MA
  • Children's Choir
  • Prison Mass

Parish News Posts

Attention – High School Young Men!

Attention all Catholic young men entering 9th - 12 grade. Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you! You are invited to attend the First Annual Quo Vadis Retreat to spend time with other young men your age...

St. John Neumann (Sunbury) retreat open to all men

All diocesan men age 16 and over are invited to attend Sunbury St. John Neumann Church’s annual men’s retreat that will take place Saturday, August 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Damascus Catholic Mission Campus, 7550 Ramey Road in Centerburg. This...

Bishop Emphasizes Importance of Marriage in Jubilee of Anniversaries Homily

Bishop emphasizes importance of marriage in Jubilee of Anniversaries homily Catholic Times - 15 July 2018 Bishop Frederick Campbell offered a powerful reflection on the sacrament of Matrimony at the diocesan Jubilee of Anniversaries Mass on Sunday,...

Ohio Dominican University – Summer Scholars Program

Ohio Dominican University is offering its first Summer Scholars Program for high school students graduating in 2019, 2020 or 2021 from July 23 to 27 The five-day program consists offour daily classes, which includes classroom discussions,...

Ohio Dominican Named a College of Distinction for 2018-19

Ohio Dominican Named a College of Distinction for 2018-19 For the second consecutive year, Ohio Dominican University has been recognized as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. For the second consecutive year, Ohio Dominican University has...

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

Our Parish Bulletin