Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

Our Parish Picnic

Sunday, 29 September after 11.15 Mass

The Opening of Our Bicentennial Year

The Solemnity of the Assumption
Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Parish
and the Church’s recent Beautification


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

Women's Group - Fall 2019

All women are invited to celebrate our parish’s Bicentennial by kicking it off with a book study — “How to Pray like Mary” by Sonja Corbitt, in a five-week series on Thursday evenings! Click below to learn more and register.

Men's Group - Fall 2019

The Men’s Group is sponsoring a 24 session Bible program presented by Jeff Cavins, a former Protestant minister and recognized Bible scholar who returned to Catholicism because of the Bible. Sessions on Saturday mornings beginning 21 September.

September 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Baptism Class
  • Youth Group-HS
  • No School
  • Rectory Office Closed
  • No School-Staff InService
  • Schola
  • FCHS School Board
  • Liturgy
  • Church Tour
  • St. Mary's OAC Meeting
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • NFP Session
  • Voter Registration
  • Protecting God's Children
  • Voter Registration
  • PSR Session
  • PSR Teachers Tour of Church
  • Social Concerns meeting
  • MFL meeting
  • Batisms during Mass
  • St. Mary's Lancaster Lutron Owner Training/Refinement of Scenes
  • Evening of Reflection
  • RCIA Session
  • Staff Meeting/Luncheon
  • Schola
  • School Advisory Board
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Stop the Bleed Training
  • Choir Practice
  • Joos Funeral Mass
  • Women's Fall Series - Praying Like Mary
  • Funeral Choir
  • Voter Registration
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • Voter Registration
  • PSR Session
  • Parent Sacramental Prep Session
  • SML OAC Meeting
  • Touvell cremation burial
  • Deanery Priest's Dinner
  • RCIA Session
  • Deanery @St. Mary, Lancaster
  • Schola
  • Ad. Ed: Galatians
  • Parish Council
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • Women's Fall Series - Praying Like Mary
  • New Reader Training
  • NFP Session
  • Men's Bible Study
  • PSR Session
  • PSR Confession: 5, 6
  • Usher's meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Ad. Ed: Galatians
  • Finance/AdminMA
  • Student Pancakes
  • Children's Choir Practice
  • Choir Practice
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Benediction
  • Women's Fall Series - Praying Like Mary
  • Rehearsal
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Johnson/Paul-Mass
  • 3pm Lee Roessler Concert
  • 12:30 Parish Picnic
  • PSR Session
  • RCIA Session

Parish News Posts

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....

Be a part of liturgical music at Saint Mary!

St. Mary Adult Choir is beginning a new season of singing and we'd love to invite any singers who might be interested in joining us.  We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in the choir loft from 7:00-8:30.  We sing regularly at the Sunday 8:45 Mass...

Bicentennial: Our Parish Hymn – Fair Fields and Pastures

As Catholics, the most important moment in the life of the parish is the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass! At Mass, we bring our joys and sorrows, our concerns, our griefs and moments of great thanksgiving, our deepest prayer, the...

Our New Parish Shield

In honor of our bicentennial, a new parish shield or what is formally called the heraldic achievement was commissioned. Our new shield was designed by Matthew Alderman, who has designed shields for bishops, dioceses, religious communities, as well...

Daniel Sullivan to discern religious life with OFM Cap’s

Please keep Daniel Sullivan, parishioner, and graduate of St. Mary School and Fisher Catholic, in your prayers as he enters postulancy to discern religious life with the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Capuchin Franciscans) in the Province of St....

SympmptoPro Natural Family Planning (NFP) Class Series (Aug-Sept)

SymptoPro offers an in-person 3 part class series on the Sympto-Thermal method of NFP. NFP is not the Rhythm method and is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when the rules are followed along with your instructor. The same information taught to...

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