Holy Mass from St. Mary of the Assumption
Palm Sunday of the Passion
St. Mary of the Assumption
Blessed palm will be available for you to pickup on the High Street Porch of the Rectory, Sunday afternoon through Wednesday of Holy Week. Holy Water will be available also – please bring a container. Use good social distancing practices – one person on the porch at a time, please.
Lenten Evenings of Retreat
The Chrism Mass
Cathedral of St. Joseph
The Chrism Mass is where the bishop blesses the Oils of Salvation and the Sick, and consecrates the Sacred Chrism. Ordinarily, most priests attend and would renew their priestly vows, since this won’t happen, the bishop will look for another liturgy for this renewal to take place.
COVID-19 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The bishops of Ohio have decided to suspend all publicly celebrated Liturgies through Sunday, 3 May 2020. The bishops of Ohio dispense the Catholic faithful who reside in their respective dioceses and all other Catholics currently in Ohio from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass through Sunday, 3 May.
Fr. Eilerman will celebrate Mass daily - it will be streamed to the website
We invite you to pray Mass with us each day at 10 am. The sacrifices and intentions each of you offer in prayer are joined to the celebration of the Mass. You are also welcome to submit a prayer intention below to be prayed for at Mass. Below is a prayer to make an Act of Spiritual Communion.
Parish Information - Updated Regularly
- Office Hours: M-Th 10am-2pm. Telephone is best; in person only when absolutely necessary
- Parish staff continue to check email regularly at the office and from home (view staff directory)
- The church is not accessible for private prayer per Bishop Brennan
- All public liturgies, confessions, devotions, and events are cancelled thru Sunday, 3 May
- Fr. Eilerman will Anoint the seriously ill or celebrate Last Rites – please call the parish office
- Regular homebound/hospital visits have been suspended for spread prevention to vulnerable
- St. Mary School and St. Mary PSR are not in session until at least 1 May 2020
Updated 2 April 2020
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.
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