Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

Capital Campaign & Church Beautification Progress

Our capital campaign is in its final stages and your support is critical. Please submit your campaign pledge to the parish office or place it in the collection basket ASAP. Thank you!



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


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 RCIA 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

Catholicity 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.

Parish News & Information and Calendars

Women's Lenten Series

Our Women’s Study Group is offering a 5-week series beginning Thurs, Feb 28th! All women of the parish are encouraged to attend this study that will focus on the four women doctors of the church – Sts. Catherine of Siena, Hindegard, Teresa of Avila, and Therese of Lisieux. You’ll find these zealous women down to earth, and getting to know them personally is sure to edify your spiritual life. Please consider joining us on Thursday evenings!

Catholic Women's Conference

Catholic Men's Conference

February 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • TMIY
  • Blessing of Throats
  • Communion Sacramental Form Due
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • Communion Prep Session I for Parents of 2nd grade children
  • PSR Session
  • Baptism Class
  • Youth Group-HS
  • Foundation/Finance
  • RCIA Session
  • Admin/MA
  • Middle School Visits
  • Schola
  • Liturgy
  • Children's Choir
  • FCHS Schol Board
  • Adult Choir
  • Prison Mass
  • Funeral Choir
  • Family Movie Night
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • TMIY
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • Confirmation Prep IV
  • PSR Session
  • St Mary Lancaster - OAC meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • Staff Lunch
  • Schola
  • School Advisory Board
  • Blood Dive
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Preschool Parent/Teacher conference
  • Preschool Valentine Celebration
  • Preschool Parent/Teacher conference
  • TMIY
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • PSR Session
  • Communion Prep Session II for Parents of 2nd grade children
  • Youth Group-MS
  • President's Day-No School
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Parish Council
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • TMIY
  • MFL Donut Sunday
  • SMS Open House
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • PSR Session
  • YM-Upper Room
  • St Mary Lancaster - OAC meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Student Pancakes
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • WWP

Parish News Posts

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...

The Catholic Foundation Scholarships

The Catholic Foundation’s Applications for Scholarshipswill open on February 1 and close March 8. Scholarships support promising and deserving students by assisting them with the costs of their education. Since 2007, The Catholic Foundation has...

On fake email accounts that impersonate priests.

From Fr. Lumpe, Vicar for Priests - Diocese of Columbus: Please be aware that a growing number of fake e-mails from persons alleging to be priests of the diocese are being sent to parishioners, teachers, and a number of others. These fake requests...

Prayer of Intercession to St. Joseph during Church Beautification

Prayer to St. Joseph during the Beautification of our Church O St. Joseph, God the Father entrusted to your care his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, for whom to guide, protect, and provide; we the people of St....

On Abuse in the Church

Statement by His Holiness Pope Francis ( Click Here )
Statement by The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell ( Click Here )
Recommended Resource Links on the Abuse Crisis ( Click Here )
Our Parish (and school) Safe Environment Policies ( Click Here )

Pray for our Parish Pastor and Bishop of Columbus

O God, who have willed that Father Eilerman and Bishop Campbell preside over your family not by any merit of theirs but out of the abundance of your untold grace alone, grant that they may carry out worthily the ministry of the priestly office and, under your governance in all things, may direct the people entrusted to their care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

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

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