Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

Family Advent Celebration

Sunday, 1 December after the 11.15 Mass in the Spirit Center
Enjoy some fellowship, advent crafts and cookie decorating for the children, and music.
Lunch is provided.

Advent Lessons & Carols

Sunday, 15 December at 3 pm
Scripture readings on the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Second Coming, each followed by a carol or hymn, and drawn to close in prayer.


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

Youth Gatherings

Middle School Youth Group
Next Gathering: Sun 24 November
7-9 pm at St. Bernadette

High School Youth Group
Next Gathering: Sun 12 January
7-9 pm in the Spirit Center

Missionaries from Camp Damascus will be very involved in our middle and high school youth ministry programs this year!

Advent Lessons & Carols

Join us at 3 pm on Sunday, 15 December, for Advent Lessons & Carols – Scripture readings on the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Second Coming, each followed by a carol or hymn, and drawn to close in prayer. This will be a wonderful way to stir-up your longing for the many ways the Lord comes to save us!

November 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Men's Bible Study
  • PSR Session
  • Confirmation Prep Session III
  • Baptism Class
  • Cemetery Sunday
  • Organ Tuning
  • Funeral Choir Luncheon
  • RCIA Session
  • Organ Tuning
  • Schola
  • Ad. Ed: Galatians
  • FCHS School Board
  • Liturgy
  • Altar Server Training
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Commerative Mass / Faure Requim
  • Choir Practice
  • Parent/Teacher conferences-SMS & PreSchool
  • 7pm Women's Church Tour
  • Parent/Teacher conferences-SMS & PreSchool
  • Funeral Choir
  • Stewardship Sunday
  • Holiday Happening
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Stewardship Sunday
  • Holiday Happening
  • Margaret Birthday
  • Social Concerns meeting
  • Baptisms during Mass
  • HS Upper Room
  • Deanery @St. John, Logan
  • RCIA Session
  • Sharon Birthday
  • Staff Meeting/Luncheon
  • Schola
  • Ad. Ed: Galatians
  • School Advisory Board
  • KofC Memorial Mass
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • Prison Mass
  • Cathy Birthday
  • Anointing Weekend
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • Anointing Weekend
  • Donut Sunday
  • PSR Session
  • "Church Search" Gr 2/Parents
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Parish Council
  • Student Pancakes
  • Church Photographs
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • St. Vincent Family Night
  • Choir Practice
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Christ the King
  • Irish 4Life Pancake breakfast
  • PSR Session
  • MS Upper Room @St. Bernadette
  • RCIA Evening Prayer
  • Choir Practice
  • Chorale Rehearsal
  • Thanksgiving Break-School
  • Thanksgiving Break-School
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Break-School
  • Rectory Office Closed
  • Chorale Rehearsal

Parish News Posts

Sacred Heart Congress – Sat 16 Nov at St. Michael – Worthington

8th Annual Sacred Heart Congress Saturday, 16 November at St. Michael Church in Worthing 7.30 am - 12.15 pm Registration: $10 for individuals, $20 for families, and scholarships available. Sign up ( here ) or call 614-468-3959. Our Guest Speakers...

Morning of Reflection for Catholic Women – Mon 11 Nov

The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) will host a morning of reflection on Monday, November 11, at St. Therese’s Retreat Center. The theme “Is Mary a Disciple Worthy of Imitation?” will be presented by Father Thomas Blau, O.P., from...

Social Concerns Guest Speaker – Julie Stalford will speak on mental health on Sun 27 Oct at 10 am

The social concerns committee of our parish is happy to welcome Julie Stalford, MSW, LSW, to come and address the parish concerning mental health issues on Sunday, 27 October at 10 am in the spirit center. She will discuss the topics of anxiety and...

Email & Text Message Scams

Just a reminder that Fr. Eilerman and the parish staff will never email or text message the people of our parish to ask you purchase gift cards and reply with their credit number and pin numbers. If you receive any message like this, it is a scam,...

All Souls with the Faure Requiem – Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 7 pm

On Wednesday, 6 November at 7 pm we will celebrate the All Souls Mass. In a unique manner, the Mass this year will be stitched together with the music of Gabriel Faure, the french composer from the late 19th century, who wrote a Requiem Mass...

All Souls Mass with the Faure Requiem – 6 Nov at 7 pm

Gabriel Faure was a French composer who lived from 1845-1924. He lived in the Impressionist era of art and music, alongside Ravel, Debussey, Monet, Renoir and van Gogh. Faure was a church organist and composer. "Everything I managed to entertain by...

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