Our Worship during the Pandemic

The dispensation from the Lord’s Day Mass obligation granted by Bishop Brennan has been extended indefinitely. Those who are in high-risk categories, or those who are not feeling or exhibiting symptoms, are encouraged to remain home. Our parish will continue distancing in church and ask all to continue to wear a mask and use good sanitizing habits.

Sacrament of Mercy in Confession
Confessions are offered each Saturday afternoon from 4-5 pm in the confessional. No appointment is necessary.

Live-Stream Mass from St. Mary of the Assumption


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 R.C.I.A. Process.

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

Catholicism 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.

Featured Items and Parish Calendar

St. Mary Youth Group

Our first Middle School Youth Group session will be on Sunday, 25 October at 7.30 pm. Our upcoming High School Youth Group gatherings are Wednesday, 28 Oct., 4, 11, and 18 Nov at 7.30 pm.

Rosary on Wednesday's

Join Dcn. Frank Sullivan at 7 pm each Wednesday evening of October to pray the Rosary for an increase in respect for the dignity and sanctity of all human life. The Rosary will be streamed at 7 pm each Wednesday on our website, Facebook and YouTube channel.

October 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Rehearsal
  • Laura Birthday
  • Conway/Singer - Mass
  • Baptism Class
  • Confirmation Prep I
  • Respect Life Life Chain
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • 6:30pm MFL-Family Rosary
  • Staff Meeting/Luncheon
  • Schola
  • Liturgy
  • Children's Choir
  • Penance service w/1st Confession
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS
  • Funeral Choir
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • Mass w/1st Holy Communion
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Mass w/1st Holy Communion
  • Youth Group
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Schola
  • Blood Drive
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS
  • Photography Sessions -Spirit Center
  • Photography Sessions -Spirit Center
  • Liturgical Ministers Commissioning
  • Liturgical Ministers Commissioning
  • "Church Search" Session - Sac. Prep.
  • "Church Search" Session - Sac. Prep.
  • Youth Group - Damascus
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Schola
  • Parish Council
  • Children's Choir
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Youth Group-MS
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Schola
  • Foundation/Finance
  • Admin/MA
  • Children's Choir
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Benediction

Parish News and This Week in the Liturgical Year

New Daily Mass Schedule to Begin 30 Oct 2020

Beginning Friday, 30 October: Monday - Thursday: 7 am Tuesday - Friday: 9 am Our parish will continue to live-stream one Mass each day. The 7 am Mass will be live-streamed on Monday - Thursday and the 9 am Mass will be live-streamed on Friday. The...

Cleaning of the Assumption Image

This past week, an art restorer from David Terry Fine Art Studios cleaned and did some minimal restoration on the Assumption painting in the reredos. During the process, he took a few pictures to show before/after areas. We think everyone will be...

An expanded daily Mass schedule will begin on Friday, 30 October

Monday - Thursday: 7 am Tuesday - Friday: 9 am There may come an occasion when a 9 am Mass be canceled due to one of the priests being away, or upon a meeting or funeral of another priest when both our priests will be in attendance. We will make...

Rosary Live-Stream on the Wednesday Evenings of October

The month of October has traditionally been devoted to praying the Rosary along with promoting Respect for the Dignity of Life from natural conception to natural death. This October, Deacon Frank Sullivan will be leading the Praying of the Rosary...

St. Francis Day – 4 October – Blessing of animals at 1 pm

In some parts of the world, it is a tradition to bless animals who have a certain role to play in human existence for food, clothing, and companionship. On Sunday, October 4 at 1:00 PM in St. Mary courtyard, the custom of invoking God’s blessing...

Natural Family Planning Series

SymptoPro NFP class series to be held at our parish in the spirit center on Sunday, September 27, October 11, and 25 from 3 pm-5 pm. Please contact Maranda Patzkowsky to sign up at 740-475-9565 or by email ( here ). COVID precautions will be in...

Curious about Catholicism?

If you’re interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and even open to discerning becoming Catholic we’re happy to meet with you on your journey of inquiry. You might have already heard of something called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or R.C.I.A. Process that typically begins in late August. Please contact Brian McCauley (email) if you’re interested in learning more about Catholicism and potentially beginning the process to follow Jesus in His one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

Parish Communications

Families move, change email addresses, and sometimes get new mobile numbers – help ensure our parish has your most recent contact information. If you’re a registered parishioner, please update your information at the link below. If you’d like to register in the parish, we invite you to stop by the parish office or give us a call at 740.653.0997.

Subscribe to our Parish Mailing

Subscribe to our parish's mailing list to stay connected with your parish family during these difficult times. Regular mailings will include Father Eilerman's weekly letter to the parish, our live-stream Mass schedule, and ways to nourish your spiritual life.

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