Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

One Faith. One Hope. One Family. The Tradition Continues.

The $2.5 million goal is designed to provide the resources we need to beautify our historic church, enhance and improve our school buildings, plan for the future at our cemetery and for a possible new Spirit Center. The benefit from these projects will enhance our worship at Mass and enable St. Mary School to continue to lift hearts and build hope, as well as prepare for the promise of a bold future.


Father Eilerman and some staff will be away on a Parish Pilgrimage

Daily Mass on 12, 14, and 19 November
will be offered at 9 am not 7 am

Parish Office Hours 8 Nov – 16 Nov
Mon – Thurs: 9 am -3 pm and Fri: 9 am- 12 noon


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.

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.

Special Information and Parish Calendar

Parish Youth Ministry

High School Youth
*Upper Room with Damascus Missionaries
7 – 9 pm in the Spirit Center
Oct 14*; Nov 4 and 18* at St. Mark; Dec 2 and 9*; Jan 6; Feb 2 and 24*; Mar 3 and 24*; Apr 4 and14*; May 5

Middle School Youth
6 – 8 pm in the Spirit Center
Oct 28; Nov 25; Jan 27; Feb 17; Mar 31; Apr 28

Mr. John Albert, Youth Coordinator

November 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Funeral Choir practice
  • Luncheon
  • Stewardship Sunday
  • TMIY
  • Stewardship Sunday
  • 1:30pm Cemetery Sunday
  • PSR Session
  • Confirmation Prep III (Candidates & Parents)
  • Baptism Class
  • Youth Group-HS
  • St Mary - OAC meeting
  • Cabinet meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • Home Gathering
  • Staff Lunch/Meeting
  • Schola
  • Home Gathering
  • Adult Ed: +Barron's Mass Series
  • Liturgy
  • Children's Choir
  • FCHS School Board
  • Large Group Gathering
  • Adult Choir
  • Pre-School Parent Teacher Conference
  • Parent/Teacher Conference
  • WWP
  • Pre-School Parent Teacher Conference
  • Parent/Teacher Conference
  • No School
  • Holiday Happening
  • Margaret Birthday
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • TMIY
  • Pre-School Holiday and Craft Bizarre
  • Holiday Happening
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Sharon Birthday
  • Funeral Choir
  • RCIA Session
  • Deanery @St. John, Logan
  • Home Gathering
  • KofC Memorial Mass
  • School Advisory Board
  • Children's Choir
  • Catechetical Leadership
  • Pre-School Service Project
  • Home Gathering
  • Cathy Birthday
  • WWP
  • We Care Packing
  • TMIY
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • MFL Donut Sunday
  • PSR Session
  • 2nd Grade Children & Parents - "Church Search" for Sacramental Preparation
  • Social Concerns meeting
  • We Care Delivery
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Adult Ed: +Barron's Mass Series
  • Parish Council
  • No School -Thanksgiving Break
  • Adult Choir
  • No School -Thanksgiving Break
  • Food Drive
  • No School -Thanksgiving Break
  • Rectory Office Closed
  • TMIY
  • Chorale Rehearsal
  • Christ the King
  • PSR Session
  • Chorale Concert
  • Youth Group-MS
  • RCIA Evening Prayer
  • Schola
  • Admin/MA (if needed)
  • Finance (if needed)
  • Student Pancakes
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • WWP

Parish News Posts

St. Mary School – November News

Congratulations to Grace Gundelfinger, St. Mary School Class of 2012, for receiving the 2018 Carlton Rider Distinguished Alumni Award. Grace is a wonderful example of what it means to live the Catholic faith. Grace acknowledges that attending Mass...

Discernment Retreat: “Consumed by His Love”

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles are offering a discernment weekend of prayer, presentations, and community for single-women and 18-35 who may wonder if God might be calling them to consecrated religious life. The...

Sandwich Saturday – 20 October – 8am

This Saturday, 20 October, our social concerns committee will sponsor "Sandwich Saturday" at 8 am to make sandwiches to be donated to area shelters to help feed the hungry around the community. Donations of any of the following are always...

Sacred Heart Congress – Saturday, 10 November

Join us for the 7th Annual Sacred Heart Congress on Saturday, November 10th at St. Michael Church in  Worthington, OH 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM. Doors open at 7:00 AM, Rosary at 7:30 AM, Mass at 8:00 AM followed by our speakers. Registration:  $10 for...

St. Mary School – News

Our parish school was happy to welcome 40 new students this year. Students and teachers have been settling into their routines using Chromebooks and online resources in conjunction with many hands-on-projects. Our fourth grade class has already...

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