Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

Capital Campaign & Church Beautification Progress

As of 11 March, we are $30,654 from our campaign goal!  Please submit your pledge to the office or place it in the collection basket ASAP.  Thank you!



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.

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

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.

Special Upcoming Events and Calendars

The Stations of the Cross

Our parish will offer the Stations of the Cross devotion this Lent on Friday evenings at 7 pm. Due to the church beautification, the devotion will be prayed in the spirit center – the lower level of the older school building (entrance in the rear). Please pick-up a red devotional prayer book for the Stations when you enter the spirit center. On Friday, 5 April, the school children will offer the Living Stations of the Cross in the school gymnasium at 1.30 pm and again that evening at 7 pm. Please join us!

Confession Opportunities

“Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.”
St. Pope John Paul II

12 March, St. Mark – Lancaster, 7pm
17 March, St. Joseph – Circleville, 4 pm
4 April, St. Mary of the Assumption, 7 pm
7 April, St. Mary – Bremen, 3 pm
8 April, St. Joseph – Sugar Grove, 7 pm
15 April, St. Bernadette, 7 pm
17 April, St. Bernadette, 7 pm

March 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • TMIY
  • PC Pancake Breakfast
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • PSR Session
  • Baptism Class
  • Confirmation Rehearsal - Candidates and Sponsors
  • Youth Group-HS
  • RCIA Evening Prayer
  • Staff Lunch/Meeting - Mardi Gras!
  • Schola
  • School Advisory Board
  • Liturgy
  • Clean out Pantry
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Women's Lenten Series
  • Funeral Choir
  • Confirmation Retreat at Camp Damascus
  • Stations
  • TMIY
  • Confirmation Retreat at Camp Damascus
  • 1st Sunday Lent
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • Rite of Sending
  • PSR Session
  • Rite of Election
  • RCIA Session
  • Deanery @St. Bernadette
  • Schola
  • Children's Choir
  • FCHS School Board
  • Adult Choir
  • Women's Lenten Series
  • Stations
  • TMIY
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • MFL Gala
  • 2nd Sunday Lent
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • Candidates Scrutiny (RCIA)
  • PSR Session
  • PSR Confessions Gr3-4
  • PSR Stations
  • St Mary OAC meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Parish Council
  • Muffins with Mom
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Women's Lenten Series
  • Stations
  • TMIY
  • St. Jospeh Dance
  • Elect Scrutiny I
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • PSR Session & Stations gr3/4
  • YM-Upper Room with Camp Damascus
  • Spring Break
  • RCIA Session
  • Spring Break
  • Schola
  • Finance
  • Admin/MA
  • Spring Break
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Spring Break
  • Spring Break
  • Stations
  • TMIY
  • Elect Scrutiny II
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • Social Concerns mtg
  • PSR Session
  • PSR Confessions Gr.5-6
  • Youth Group-MS


Francis has appointed the Most Rev. Robert J. Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre as the 12th Bishop of Columbus and has accepted the resignation of the Most Rev. Frederick F. Campbell (now apostolic administrator). The installation of Bishop Brennan has been scheduled for Friday, 29 March at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

News Release from Columbus
Bishop Brennan’s Video Message to the People of Columbus
Statement by Bishop Brennan upon the Appointment
Sending Forth a Shepherd – Video on Bishop Brennan
Thursday News Conference in Columbus Audio Recording
Pictures from news conference and holy Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph

Parish News Posts

Welcome to Jeff Hurdley – a deacon candidate for Columbus

Jeff Hurdley, a deacon candidate for the Diocese of Columbus and parishioner at St. Mark in Lancaster, will be interning at St. Mary of the Assumption this year and next. During his internship at St. Mary, Jeff will be observing how the sacraments...

Be careful about emails from Fr. Eilerman (or other priests)!

Someone is emailing people impersonating Fr. Eilerman asking you to reply to the email message as he needs a favor.  Please look carefully at the email address this message as it will not be Fr. Eilerman's official parish email.  Do not reply to...

St. Mary School News – March 2019

With all the weather events, staff and students had a hard time getting to school during January and February. Spring will be here soon! The 7th and 8th grade science fair had to be delayed by a day due to weather. St. Mary is excited to be sending...

Resources to prepare for Lent – 2019

The Liturgical Season of Lent begins exactly one month from today: Ash Wednesday -- 6 March. Now is a good time to begin thinking about different spiritual disciplines you will take up during Lent in order to embrace this season the Church sets...

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 South High Street
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 South Broad Street
Office: 740.653.0997

Saint Mary School
Office: 740.654.1632

Sunday Mass Schedule
Offered in School Gymnasium

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

Daily Mass Schedule – Spirit Center
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 – Gym
Or by Appointment

Our Parish Bulletin