Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

Our Parish Mission: Tell Me a Story

Living the Good News in a Time of Bad News and Fake News
March 16, 17, and 18 at 7 pm

Presented by Deacon Greg Kandra
of The Deacon’s Bench


Masses offered at 7 am, 9 am, and 7 pm with the distribution of ashes.

You are merciful to all, O Lord, and despise nothing you have made.
You overlook people’s sins, to bring them to repentance, and you spare them, for you are the Lord our God.


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

Lenten Women's Series

A 6-part series about the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to explore this discipline of prayer and discover the most mystical book of Holy Scripture, the Song of Songs.

Women's Conference - 15 Feb

Men's Conference - Sat 22 Feb

February 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Marriage Gala
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Dismissal of Elect
  • PSR Session
  • Communion Prep I
  • Communion Paperwork Due
  • Baptism Class
  • Prayer Service / Blessing of Throats with students
  • Foundation/Finance
  • RCIA Session
  • Admin/MA
  • SMS Middle School Visit Day
  • Organ Practice
  • Schola
  • FCHS School Board
  • Liturgy
  • Organ Practice
  • Organ Practice
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Organ Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • Organ Practice
  • Organ Practice
  • Organ Practice
  • Bethlehem Woodcarvings
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • Bethlehem Woodcarvings
  • Dismissal of Elect
  • PSR Session
  • NFP session
  • HS Upper Room
  • RCIA Session
  • Staff Meeting/Luncheon
  • Schola
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • PreSchool Parent/Teacher Conference
  • PreSchool Parent/Teacher Conference
  • Confirmation Retreat
  • Funeral Choir
  • Early Dismissal-In Service
  • Confirmation Retreat
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Health/Wellness
  • Confirmation Retreat
  • MFL Donut Sunday
  • Dismissal of Elect
  • PSR Session
  • No School
  • President's Day
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Chorale Rehearsal
  • Ad. Ed: No Greater Love
  • Parish Council
  • Student Pancakes
  • Blood Drive
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Youth Group
  • Choir Practice
  • New EOM Training
  • PreSchool Family Movie Night
  • Health/Wellness
  • School Open House
  • PC Pancake Breakfast
  • Dismissal of Elect
  • PSR Session
  • Lancaster Chorale Rehearsal/Concert
  • MS Upper Room @St. Mark
  • RCIA Evening Prayer
  • Schola
  • Ad. Ed: No Greater Love
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Benediction
  • Prison Mass
  • Women's Group
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Health/Wellness

Parish News Posts

On Catholic Schools Week and Mass with Bishop Brennan

This past Sunday the Church in the United States began her annual celebration of Catholic schools’ week. From the Church’s beginning, she has always held education in great esteem as it supports men and women to develop a deeper living of the holy...

Capital Campaign Update

Total Pledges: $ 2,528,616.99 Payments Received: $ 1,279,090.94 Percentage Paid: 50.58 % As part of the ongoing efforts of the maintenance committee, information gathering continues for the five-year projection plan of major projects around the...

About Deacon Kandra – Our Parish Mission Presenter

Our Parish Mission -- VIEW DETAILS March 16, 17, and 18th at 7 PM Deacon Greg is the creator of the blog “The Deacon’s Bench” which has garnered some 20 million readers from around the world. He spent nearly three decades in broadcast journalism,...

Job Posting – Parish Administrator

St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Lancaster Ohio is seeking a full-time Parish Administrator. This is a salaried position. Julie Ogilvie will be retiring at the close of March 2020. The Administrator will have a close working relationship with the...

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