Our Worship During the Pandemic
Bishop Brennan has given a dispensation from the Lord’s Day Mass. Those persons who are in high-risk categories or those who are not feeling well or exhibiting symptoms are encouraged to remain home. Our parish will continue distancing in church and ask all to wear a mask.

Sacrament of Mercy in Confession
Confessions are offered each Saturday afternoon from 4-5 pm in the confessional.

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

St. Mary Youth Group

High School Youth Group
Wed. 20 and 27 Jan. at 7.30 pm

Middle School Youth Group
Sun. 14 & 28 Feb. at 7.30 pm

Audrey Bennett

Exposition of the Bl. Sacrament

Our parish will offer Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Thursday, 28 January beginning after the 9 am Mass until Benediction service is celebrated at 1.45 pm. Please stop by to make a visit with the Lord.

January 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Chalk Blessing
  • Baptism Class
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Liturgy
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Reader Video Workshop
  • Funeral Choir
  • Dismissal of Catechumen(s)
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Social Concerns Meeting
  • MS Youth Group
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Staff Lunch/meeting
  • Reader Video Workshop
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Dismissal of Catechumen(s)
  • Confirmation Prep III
  • Rectory Office Closed
  • Parish Council
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Reader Video Workshop
  • Baptism - CE
  • Dismissal of Catechumen(s)
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Youth Group-MS
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • New EOM training
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Benediction
  • Dismissal of Catechumen(s)
  • PSR-Sac.Prep Confession

Parish News

Employment Position – St. Mary School

Principal - Catholic Required Application Deadline: February 18, 2021 St. Mary School is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader for the position of Principal beginning in the summer of 2021. At St. Mary School, we are committed to communicating the gospel message of Jesus, building and modeling a community of faith, orienting students to the...

Lenten Series: “The Sacraments” series by Bishop Robert Barron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcgjhi1TghA ** For proper social 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 Christ. Through the seven sacraments of the Church, Jesus is present. The sacraments have endured for thousands of years and...

Daily Mass Schedule Change for the Christmas Octave

Please note, there will NOT be daily Masses on: -Tuesday, 29 December at 7 am - Wednesday, 30 December at 9 am - Thursday, 31 December at 7 or 9 am

Cemetery Sunday – Canceled

Due to inclement weather today, Cemetery Sunday has been canceled.

COVID Occurrence – Saturday, 7 November at 5.30 pm Mass

It has come to our attention that the ExtraOrdinary Minister of Holy Communion from last Saturday evening 5.30 pm Mass (7 Nov) has since tested positive for COVID-19. Because of the precautions we are taking at St. Mary with facemasks, distancing, and hand sanitizing, the chance of spread is low with such short and minimal contact but we wanted...

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.