Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

Mariology Lecture with Fr. Thomas Buffer

Thursday, 24 October at 7 pm in Church

All Souls Mass with Faure Requiem

Save the Date!
Wednesday, 6 November at 7 pm


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

Upper Room Family Kickoff

Attention all Youth and their families! 
The Upper Room Family Kickoff is October 13th from 7:00PM – 9:00PM in the Spirit Center and is for all Middle School and High School youth and their families.  Missionaries from Camp Damascus will be on campus for a Spiritual and fun-filled evening.  Please clear your schedule for this evening and help make this the beginning of a powerful and life-changing year for our youth.
Contact Mr. Albert our youth coordinator, with any questions.

October 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Funeral Server Training
  • Schola
  • Ad. Ed: Galatians
  • FCHS School Board
  • Liturgy
  • Church Tour: SMS Gr. 3-4 (bpm)
  • Funeral Server Training
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • Laura Birthday
  • Women's Fall Series - Praying Like Mary
  • NEW EOM training
  • NFP Session
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Respect Life Sunday
  • PSR Session
  • Confirmation Prep I
  • Baptism Class
  • St. Mary's Discuss Light Aiming
  • OAC Meeting - St Mary
  • RCIA Session
  • Staff Meeting/Luncheon
  • Schola
  • Ad. Ed: Galatians
  • Chorale Rehearsal
  • School Advisory Board
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • No School - Fairfield County Fair
  • No School - Fairfield County Fair
  • Funeral Choir
  • Rehearsal
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Recollection w/SLM
  • Faulkner/Bettural-Mass
  • PSR Session
  • Confirmation Prep Session II
  • Lancaster Chorale Concert
  • HS Upper Room Family Kickoff
  • Terra Nova Testing
  • Flu Shots
  • RCIA Session
  • Terra Nova Testing
  • Schola
  • Parish Council
  • Terra Nova Testing
  • Blood Drive
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • Terra Nova Testing
  • Women's Fall Series - Praying Like Mary
  • Terra Nova Testing
  • Rehearsal
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • Petzall/Wood-Mass
  • PGC - St. Vincent dePaul
  • St.Vincent dePaul-luncheon
  • PSR Session
  • PSR Confession: 3, 4
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Foundation/Finance
  • Ad. Ed: Galatians
  • Admin/MA
  • Lifetouch Staff Photo Retakes
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • Fr. Buffer Lecture (History of Mary)
  • Reception
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Wilson Baptism x4
  • Wilson Convalidation
  • PSR Session
  • Social Concerns Guest speaker
  • MS Upper Room @St. Mark
  • SMS Halloween Celebration
  • PreSchool Halloween Party
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Ad. Ed: Galatians
  • Student Pancakes
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Benediction

Parish News Posts

All Souls Mass with Faure’s Requiem – 6 Nov 2019 at 7PM

On Wednesday, November 6th, St. Mary of the Assumption will celebrate the feast of All Souls. We often use different settings of the Mass at Sunday Masses and Funeral Masses. On this occasion, we will be hearing a specific setting of the Mass,...

Parish Picnic: Pie Contest Results

One of the highlights of the parish picnic this past Sunday was the best pie contest. Some forty pies were submitted in the contest and placed before our esteemed panel of judges: Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas Judge (Retired) the...

Bicentennial Celebration: Mariology Lecture – Thursday, 24 October at 7 pm

Have you ever wondered about the basis for what the Catholic Church teaches about Mary? Or - how did attention to Mary develop in the Church over time? Find out on Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm when Father Thomas Buffer of St. Mary Church in Marion...

October 6 – All Souls Mass with the Faure Requiem

Mark your calendars to join us for a special evening of music and memorial. Wednesday, November 6th, will be our parish commemoration of the Feast of All Souls. We will have a Mass at 7 pm which will include the music from the Requiem written by...

Day of Recollection with Sr. Louis Mary – Sat. 12 October

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Parish Picnic – Sunday, 29 September after 11.15 Mass

OUR PARISH PICNIC Sunday, 29 September after 11.15 Mass In the Courtyard Great Food!     Games!      Pie Baking Contest!      Concert! Join the fun at the annual Parish Picnic where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal catered by Bob’s Backyard BBQ....

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

The Lord’s Day – Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:30 pm (Rosary at 5 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