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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. 3, 10, 24, and 31 Mar. at 7.30 pm

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

Audrey Bennett

Lenten Opportunities

Stations of the Cross
Friday Evenings at 7 pm

Saturday 4 -5 pm

Holy Hour with Vespers and Benediction
Sunday Afternoons 4 – 5 pm

Sacred Paschal Triduum – Morning Prayer
Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 9 am

March 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Altar Server Training
  • RCIA: (in Church)
  • Pastoral Staff Meeting
  • Adult Ed. - Sacraments
  • Liturgy
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Confirmation rehearsal -12:30pm
  • 1st Scrutiny w/Dismissal
  • Baptism Class
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Social Concerns Meeting
  • Vespers (CE)
  • RCIA: (in Church)
  • Confirmation - 8th grade
  • Mass with Confirmation
  • School Penance Service
  • Funeral Server Training
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Funeral Server Training
  • Funeral Choir
  • Stations of the Cross
  • 2nd Scrutiny w/Dismissal
  • PSR-Sac.Prep Communion
  • Vespers (FS)
  • Youth Group - MS @ Church Basement
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Adult Ed. - Sacraments
  • Choir
  • Stations of the Cross
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • 3rd Scrutiny w/Creed & Dismissal
  • Vespers (JC)
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Finance/Admin/MA (if needed)
  • Liturgy
  • Choir
  • Youth Group
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Benediction
  • Lenten Penance Service
  • Living Stations of the Cross
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Tenebrae
  • Youth Group-MS
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Chrism Mass
  • Choir
  • Youth Group

Parish News

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, responsibilities, and how to apply before 31 March 2021. View the Job Posting

Lancaster Catholic Men

Lancaster Catholic Men: YOU ARE CALLED TO BE SAINTS! This year the Catholic Men’s Conference will be held locally at Dan and Jody Boyden's at 2900 Old Millersport Rd. Lancaster, Ohio, 43130. We will be using Dan's workshop, several tents, and 2-3 fire pits. Everyone will be able to get out of the weather and into the warmth to watch the...

On the Reception of Ashes in the Pandemic

This year, due to COVID-19, parishioners may receive ashes in a different way.  The manner in which non-English speaking countries receive ashes is by having them sprinkled on the crown of their heads.  Sprinkling ashes on the crown of the head recalls the biblical method of putting on sackcloth and ashes as a sign of penance: “Now on the...

Bishop Calls for 40 Days of Adoration Across the Diocese

Bishop Robert Brennan calls upon the Diocese of Columbus to celebrate Jesus Christ’s Real Presence in Eucharist in a special way this Lent. Starting on Ash Wednesday, February 17, the diocese will launch 40 Days of Adoration. Every day for 40 days, a different parish throughout the Diocese will host Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for...

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...

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.