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
Oct: 6, 13, 20, 27

Middle School Youth Group
Sundays at 7.30 PM
October 10 and 24

Consultation Sessions

As part of Real Presence, Real Future, the Diocese is hosting Consultation Sessions for each parish. Parishioner participation is critical to helping shape the future of the Diocese and perspectives on the future planning of their parish. Sessions will be held virtually – Saturday 16 and 23 October (9 am in person in the spirit center).

October 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
  • Laura Birthday
  • Confirmation Prep - 2
  • PSR Session
4
  • Blessing of Animals
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
5
  • Schola
  • Adult Ed - Jesus Series
6
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Youth Group
7
  • Women's Group- Spirit Center
  • Funeral Server Training
  • Women's Group- Evening session-SC
  • Rosary
8
  • Funeral Choir
9
10
  • Baptism Class
  • PSR (3-4) Confessions (JC)
  • PSR Session
  • Youth Group - MS
11
  • Funeral Server Training
  • Real Presence-Real Future Conference
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
12
  • Funeral Server Training
  • Staff Luncheon/Meeting
  • Schola
  • Adult Ed - Jesus Series
13
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Youth Group
14
  • Women's Group- Evening session-SC
  • Rosary
15
16
  • Commissioning of all Liturgical Ministries
  • RPRF - Committee meeting
17
  • Commissioning of all Liturgical Ministries
  • Confirmation Prep - 3
  • PSR Session
18
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
19
  • Schola
  • Adult Ed - Jesus Series
  • Parish Pastoral Council Meeting
20
  • Blood drive- Spirit Center
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Youth Group
21
  • Women's Group- Spirit Center
  • Women's Group- Evening session-SC
  • Rosary
22
23
  • RPRF Committee meeting
  • Lancaster Chorale -Rehearsal
24
  • Donut Sunday- Spiritual Adoption
  • PSR (5) Confession (CE)
  • PSR Session
  • Lancaster Chorale - Concert
  • Youth Group-MS
25
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
26
  • Schola
  • Foundation/Finance Meeting
  • Adult Ed - Jesus Series
27
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Liturgical Ministers-Evening of Reflection
  • Youth Group
28
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Benediction
  • Women's Group- Evening session-SC
  • Rosary
29
30
31
  • Irish4Life Pancake Breakfast after Masses
  • Church Search Session
  • PSR Session
  • Cemetery

Parish News

RPRF: St. Mary Consultation Session Options

The two sessions scheduled for St. Mary of the Assumption will be held on Saturday, October 16, and Saturday, October 23 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. The Consultation Sessions will be via Zoom...

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...

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.