Saint Mary of the Assumption

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, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome

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.

Parish 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.

Things of Note and the Parish Calendar

St. Mary Youth Group

High School Youth Group
Wednesdays at 7.30 PM
Sept 1, 8, 15,22, 29

Middle School Youth Group
Sundays at 7.30 PM
September 12 and 26

Consultation Sessions

As part of the strategic process for Real Presence, Real Future, the Diocese will be hosting Consultation Sessions for each parish. Parishioner participation is critical to helping shape the future of the Diocese of Columbus and to offer insights and perspectives on the future planning of their parish. Sessions will be held virtually – Saturday 16 and 23 October.

September 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Youth Group
2
3
4
5
  • Baptism Class
6
  • Labor Day - Rectory Office Closed
7
  • Schola
  • Liturgy
8
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Youth Group
9
  • Women's Group- Spirit Center
  • Women's Group- Evening session-SC
10
  • Funeral Choir
11
12
  • PSR Session
  • Youth Group - MS
13
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
14
  • Staff Luncheon/Meeting
  • Schola
15
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Youth Group
16
  • Women's Group- Spirit Center
  • Women's Group- Evening session-SC
  • Training- New Extra Ordinary Ministers
17
  • Bennett/Ervin rehearsal
18
  • PGC Session- Spirit Center
  • Bennett/Ervin wedding
19
  • Parish Picnic
  • Confirmation Prep - 1
  • PSR Session
  • Catechetical Blessing of Teachers Mass
20
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
21
  • Schola
  • Adult Ed - Jesus Series
  • Parish Pastoral Council Meeting
22
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Finance/Maintenance meeting
  • Youth Group
23
  • Women's Group- Spirit Center
  • Women's Group- Evening session-SC
24
  • Albert/McSurley rehearsal
25
  • Sacred Heart Missionaries
  • Albert/McSurley wedding
26
  • Sacred Heart Missionaries
  • PSR Session
  • Youth Group-MS
27
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
28
  • Schola
  • Adult Ed - Jesus Series
29
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • New Reader Training
  • Youth Group
30
  • Women's Group- Spirit Center
  • Women's Group- Evening session-SC

Parish News

Fall Adult Education Series — JESUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLU2nhFweGI&feature=emb_title A Powerful Study on the Life of Jesus Christ The marvelous treasures of the Catholic Faith—the Eucharist, Mary, the saints, and the...

Disciple Maker Index – Survey Results Summary

Do you remember taking the Disciple Make Index Survey online or via a paper copy this past Lent? We've recently the results and have a four-page summary for our parish to share with you. Click Here...

Choir Camp for Children Entering Grades 3-6

If your child is entering grades 3-6 this next year and would like to sing in our Saint Mary Church Children's Choir, join us for Choir Camp in July of 2021! From Monday, July 5- Thursday, July 8...

Summer Adult Education Series – The Sacraments by Bishop Barron

Watch the Trailer! For safety and proper distancing we will only be able to accept 25 persons for this series in order of registration. “The great sacraments of the Church are true encounters with...

Upcoming Pre-Cana Session

The Fairfield-Hocking Deanery Pre-Cana Committee is excited to be hosting your Pre-Cana sessions. DATE: April 24, 2021 TIME: Saturday 8am – 4:30 pm LOCATION: Saint Mark the Evangelist Church (324...

This Week in the Liturgical Year

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.