Saint Mary of the Assumption


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

Summer Adult Education

We’re offering Bishop Barron’s “The Sacraments” series this Summer across 6 Monday evenings from 6.30 – 8 pm. We can accommodate 25 persons with social distancing practices and we will gather in small groups, in a distanced way, for discussion. Click below to learn more — Registration due by Sunday, 23 May.

Welcome Mrs. Elrich to SMS

Mrs. Kayla (Walton) Elrich has been named the next principal of our school beginning 1 July 2021. Watch a short introduction video from her, above. St. Mary School is currently enrolling new families for the 2021-22 school year! Please call the school at 740.654.1632 to schedule a visit or click below for more information.

May 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • BAA Weekend
  • Shea/Sudlow-ceremony FS
  • BAA Weekend
  • Baptism Class
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Benny's B-Day
  • Liturgy
  • Fr. Colopy's B=Day
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Mother’s Day
  • Youth Group - MS @ Church basement
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Staff Lunch/Meeting
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Funeral Choir
  • Gundelfinger/Hamlin rehearsal
  • Gundelfinger/Hamlin Wedding
  • Ascension
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Social Concerns Meeting
  • Parish Council
  • Preschool Field Day
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Preschool Graduation
  • Donut Sunday-after Masses
  • Youth Group-MS
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Baccalaureate Practice

Parish News

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!

Parish Job Posting: Preschool Director

We're looking for an energetic and driven Director of our Preschool and Kids CARE after-school program for the 2021-2022 school year. The position is full-time. See the link below for requirements,...

This Week in the Liturgical Year

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.