Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

The Opening of Our Bicentennial Year

Thursday, 15 August 2019 — 7.00 PM
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Foundation of the Parish
and the recent Beautification of the Church.

Our Parish Picnic

Save the date!
Sunday, 29 September after 11.15 Mass

Interested in learning about Catholicism and potentially becoming Catholic?

We have two Information & Inquiry Session options for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process:
Sunday, 18 August from 10 – 11 am in the Spirit Center
Monday, 19 August from 7 – 8 pm in the Spirit Center

Click for More Information about the R.C.I.A. Process


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.

Special Upcoming Events and Calendars

Women's Group - Fall 2019

All women are invited to celebrate our parish’s Bicentennial by kicking it off with a book study — “How to Pray like Mary” by Sonja Corbitt, in a five week series on Thursday evenings! Click below to learn more about this Fall series and register.

Fall Adult Education Series

“What must we do to be saved?” Paul’s letter to the Galatians provides the answer and reveals the merciful love God the Father has for his children. This 8-part series by Jeff Cavins unpacks the extraordinary gift of salvation Jesus has won for us and explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s Redeeming Sacrifice. We hope you can join us!

August 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • NFP Class
  • Baptism Class
  • HS Youth Group
  • St Mary OAC meeting
  • Lunch for Workers
  • FCHS School Board
  • Liturgy
  • Blood Drive
  • Choir Practice
  • Prison Mass
  • Choir Practice
  • PSR Teacher Mtg.
  • Gym Floor Recoat
  • St Mary - Review Marble and Quarry tile flooring for Maintenance suggestions
  • Gym Floor Recoat
  • School Advisory Board
  • Altar Server Practice
  • Gym Floor Recoat
  • Schola
  • Choir Practice
  • Gym Floor Recoat
  • Gym Floor Recoat
  • NFP Class
  • Donut Sunday
  • RCIA Inquiry
  • PreSchool Parent Mixer
  • Teacher In-Service
  • Lifetouch Staff Photos
  • St Mary OAC meeting
  • RCIA Inquiry
  • Mike Birthday
  • Daily Server Retreat
  • Review marble and other flooring with Todd - Alexandria Marble
  • Back to School Open House
  • First Day of School
  • Choir Practice
  • Rehearsal
  • Coakley/Karch-Mass
  • PSR Orientation
  • PC Commissioning / Planning
  • PreSchool Begins
  • SMS Mass Class
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Foundation/Finance
  • Admin/MA
  • Children's Choir
  • Choir Practice
  • Rehearsal
  • 1:30pm Puccetti/Harp- Mass

Parish News Posts

Our New Parish Shield

In honor of our bicentennial, a new parish shield or what is formally called the heraldic achievement was commissioned. Our new shield was designed by Matthew Alderman, who has designed shields for bishops, dioceses, religious communities, as well...

Daniel Sullivan to discern religious life with OFM Cap’s

Please keep Daniel Sullivan, parishioner, and graduate of St. Mary School and Fisher Catholic, in your prayers as he enters postulancy to discern religious life with the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Capuchin Franciscans) in the Province of St....

SympmptoPro Natural Family Planning (NFP) Class Series (Aug-Sept)

SymptoPro offers an in-person 3 part class series on the Sympto-Thermal method of NFP. NFP is not the Rhythm method and is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when the rules are followed along with your instructor. The same information taught to...

St. Mary Children’s Choir – Summer Choir Camp

If your child is entering 3rd - 8th grade this Fall and would like to sing in our St. Mary Children's Choir, we have an opportunity for you! During the week of July 1st - 3rd we will have Choir Camp each morning from 9 am - 11.30 am. Choir students...

Upcoming Natural Family Planning Series

Our parish will be offering an ongoing 3-part class series on the Sympto-thermal method of Natural Family Planning (NFP) beginning July 20th, and running August 3rd and 17th from 3.30 - 5.30 pm in the Spirit Center. The price per couple is $120...

Blood Drive – Wed., 12 June from 1-7 pm

Today the American Red Cross will launch the "Missing Types" campaign to raise awareness about the unmet need for blood and how donors can help save lives. Only three out of 100 people in the U.S. Give blood. There simply aren’t enough people...

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. The RCIA will begin in August of 2019.

Saint Mary of the Assumption
132 South High Street

Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Parish Office: 740.653.0997

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
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