Our Return to Worship

On Receiving Holy Communion

Please receive holy Communion with your mask on; step to the side; remove your mask and communicate; then replace your mask.

On Sanitizing Church

We will be sanitizing the church after each Mass. If you are able to stay behind to assist, we’d appreciate the help. Thank you.

Holy Mass Live-Stream and Archive


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.

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.

Featured Items and Parish Calendar

The Assumption of the B.V.M.

Save the date! The Mass to close our parish’s Bicentennial year will be on Friday, 14 August at 7 pm – the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Bishop Brennan will visit our parish and celebrate the Mass. More details to come.

Bishop's Annual Appeal

The BAA a diocese-wide effort that supports the services and ministries of the Church in the Diocese of Columbus. Our parish goal is $111,68.86. If we exceed this goal, all excess will come back to us and will put toward the parish Capital Fund.

August 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Stephenson/Hubbard - Mass
  • Baptism Class
  • Liturgy
  • Rehearsal-Boyden
  • Boyden/Arnold Wedding - Mass
  • Youth Group -MS @ Rising Park
  • Photography Sessions
  • Photography Sessions
  • Youth Group-Rising Park
  • Blood Drive
  • Youth Group -HS @ Rising Park
  • St. Vincent de Paul - Clean out your pantry
  • IceCream Social
  • Donut Sunday-after Masses
  • PSR Teacher's Meeting
  • Photography Sessions
  • Photography Sessions
  • Photography Sessions
  • Mike Birthday
  • Photography Sessions
  • Rehearsal
  • Photography Sessions
  • FCHS Bid O Luck
  • Zaleski/VerDow - Mass
  • RCIA Information & Inquiry Session on Becoming Catholic
  • PC Commissioning
  • PC Planning
  • Youth Group - MS @ Rising Park
  • Preschool 1st Day
  • RCIA Information & Inquiry Session on Becoming Catholic
  • Schola
  • Foundation/Finance
  • Admin/MA
  • Children's Choir
  • Youth Group -HS @ Church Basement
  • PGC session
  • Youth Ministry Open House
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session

Parish News Posts

St. Mary School – Principal Transition

Dear St. Mary Parishioners, I am writing today to let you know that Ms. Erin Walsh has resigned as principal of St. Mary School, effective on August 3, 2020 to take another position. With the challenge of safely re-opening our school for our...

Bicentennial Parish Directory – Family Photo Scheduling

Since this bicentennial directory will be of significant importance in the life and history of our parish, we hope as many of our families as possible can register to have their photo taken to be included. Times will fill up quickly, so please...

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Saint Mary of the Assumption Rev. Fr. Craig R. Eilerman Dear parishioners, Is it hot enough for you? I imagine you have been asked that question more than once this past week as our temperatures soared into the 90s. You probably also heard; well...

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Saint Mary of the Assumption Rev. Fr. Craig R. Eilerman Dear parishioners, This week we welcome to the parish staff, Dawn Burley, as our new Parish Administrator. As you will read in her biography below, Dawn is a member of the parish and is coming...

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Saint Mary of the Assumption Rev. Fr. Craig R. Eilerman Dear parishioners, This is a bittersweet week here at St. Mary as we say farewell to Julie Ogilvie as the administrator of the parish. For twenty-seven and half years Julie served St. Mary as...

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Saint Mary of the Assumption Rev. Fr. Craig R. Eilerman Dear Parishioners, My memory is clear of the day in 1960 when the then pastor of St. Mary Magdalene parish, Fr. Bauschard came to our home to enthrone it to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I was...

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.

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

Subscribe to our Parish Mailing

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