Holy Mass from St. Mary of the Assumption

Palm Sunday of the Passion

St. Mary of the Assumption
10 AM

Watch the Mass via live-stream on our Website, Parish Facebook Page or YouTube Channel

Blessed palm will be available for you to pickup on the High Street Porch of the Rectory, Sunday afternoon through Wednesday of Holy Week. Holy Water will be available also – please bring a container. Use good social distancing practices – one person on the porch at a time, please.

Lenten Evenings of Retreat

With Father Michael Kelly
Of the Josephinum

Monday – 4 pm and 7 pm
Our Response to This Holy Week
 Tuesday – 4 pm and 7 pm
The Evil that Challenged the Last Supper
Wednesday – 4 pm and 7 pm
Mary Guiding Us Through Holy Week

Watch via the Diocese of Columbus Website
Listen via St. Gabriel Radio  – 820 AM

The Chrism Mass

Cathedral of St. Joseph
9 AM

Watch via live-stream on the Diocese Website or Listen via St. Gabriel Radio AM 820.

The Chrism Mass is where the bishop blesses the Oils of Salvation and the Sick, and consecrates the Sacred Chrism. Ordinarily, most priests  attend and would renew their priestly vows, since this won’t happen, the bishop will look for another liturgy for this renewal to take place.

Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper

St. Mary of the Assumption
7 PM

Watch the Mass via live-stream on our Website, Parish Facebook Page or YouTube Channel

Good Friday of the Passion

Cathedral of St. Joseph
12 Noon

Stations of the Cross – 7 PM (radio only)

Watch via the Diocese of Columbus Website
Listen via St. Gabriel Radio  – 820 AM

Easter Vigil in the Night

Cathedral of St. Joseph
Saturday – 8.00 PM

Watch via live-stream on the Diocese Website or Listen via St. Gabriel Radio AM 820.

Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

St. Mary of the Assumption
10 AM

Watch Mass live on our Website, Parish Facebook or YouTube Channel
Watch on television if you have Sprectrum Cable – Channel 1021

He is Risen! Alleluia, Allelua!


The bishops of Ohio have decided to suspend all publicly celebrated Liturgies through Sunday, 3 May 2020. The bishops of Ohio dispense the Catholic faithful who reside in their respective dioceses and all other Catholics currently in Ohio from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass through Sunday, 3 May.

Fr. Eilerman will celebrate Mass daily - it will be streamed to the website

We invite you to pray Mass with us each day at 10 am. The sacrifices and intentions each of you offer in prayer are joined to the celebration of the Mass. You are also welcome to submit a prayer intention below to be prayed for at Mass. Below is a prayer to make an Act of Spiritual Communion.

Parish Information - Updated Regularly

  • Office Hours: M-Th 10am-2pm. Telephone is best; in person only when absolutely necessary
  • Parish staff continue to check email regularly at the office and from home (view staff directory)
  • The church is not accessible for private prayer per Bishop Brennan
  • All public liturgies, confessions, devotions, and events are cancelled thru Sunday, 3 May
  • Fr. Eilerman will Anoint the seriously ill or celebrate Last Rites – please call the parish office
  • Regular homebound/hospital visits have been suspended for spread prevention to vulnerable
  • St. Mary School and St. Mary PSR are not in session until at least 1 May 2020

Updated 2 April 2020


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.

Parish News Posts

Text of Pope Francis’ Urbi et Urbi Reflection

The Calming of a Storm at Sea - Mark 4:35-41 On that day, as evening drew on, he said to them, “Let us cross to the other side.” Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him. A violent squall...

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Saint Mary of the Assumption Rev. Fr. Craig R. Eilerman Dear parishioners, One of the more difficult aspects of the current health crisis is the prohibition of celebrating the Sacraments publicly, especially Mass with the reception of Holy...

Francis – Special Orbi et Orbi blessing on Friday at 1 pm

Francis to give extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing on Friday, 27 March - tune in live at 1 pm EST via Vatican Live Stream! Read More

Update from Bishop Brennan – 20 March 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: I reach out to you once again as part of our best effort to keep you informed regarding changes in our practices as the severity of the Coronavirus pandemic increases in our community. After further discussions...

Fr. Eilerman will offer holy Mass each day – submit a prayer intention to be remembered

Fr. Eilerman will celebrate holy Mass each day privately “The Church which is the Body of Christ participates in the offering of her Head [Jesus Christ]. With Him, she herself is offered whole and entire. She unites herself to His intercession with...

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
M – TH: 10 am – 2 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