Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

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.

Lord’s Day & Holy Day Mass Obligation and Live-Stream

As of Sunday, 5/6 June, Bishop Brennan has lifted the dispensation from attending Lord’s Day and Holy Day Mass. So the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday (Saturday evening) and Holy Days of Obligation is binding. As has always been the case, those who have a serious reason are exempt from attending Mass (those who are ill, have significant health risk factors, or care for someone who is immuno-compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons). These persons should observe the Lord’s Day by way of prayer or watching a live-stream Mass. Live-stream Masses do not fulfill the obligation for the persons who are able to gather for a Sunday celebration and other Holy Days of Obligation.


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.

Things of Note and the Parish Calendar

Catholic Kids Camp!

We’re thrilled to resume offering Catholic Kids Camp for children in K – Gr 5 from Monday, 26 July – Friday, 30 July, 5 – 8 pm on the parish campus. This years theme is Parade around the Our Father! Click below for a bit more information and to download registration forms. Contact youth minister, Audrey Bennett with questions.

Choir Camp - Children Gr. 3 - 6

If your child is entering grades 3-6 and would like to sing in our Children’s Choir, join us for Choir Camp: Monday-Thursday, 5-8 July, each morning from 9 am until 12 noon. This program is provided by the parish and is completely cost free to our children — No experience necessary!

June 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Mass - CRE
  • Liturgy
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Baptism Class
  • Calendar Meeting
  • Deacon Frank Birthday
  • Youth Group
  • Snook/Arsenault rehearsal
  • Snook/Arsenault wedding
  • Youth Group - MS @Church basement
  • Blood drive - Spirit Center
  • Youth Group
  • Smiley/Nevins Wedding
  • Youth Group
  • Donut Sunday-after Masses
  • Youth Group-MS
  • Brian Birthday
  • Youth Group

Parish News

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...

Upcoming Pre-Cana Session

The Fairfield-Hocking Deanery Pre-Cana Committee is excited to be hosting your Pre-Cana sessions. DATE: April 24, 2021 TIME: Saturday 8am – 4:30 pm LOCATION: Saint Mark the Evangelist Church (324...

Mrs. Kayla (Walton) Elrich named to become principal of St. Mary School in July 2021

St. Mary of the Assumption is pleased to announce Mrs. Kayla Elrich to become principal of our parish school in July of 2021!

This Week in the Liturgical Year

Mass Live-Stream for those precluded from attending

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.