Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

You did it! Initial Campaign Goal Reached.

We’ve reached our campaign goal of $2.5 Million from your generous pledges.  Pledges or additional gifts may still be made toward our stretch $3 Million goal. Your support of your parish is inspiring!



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.

Holy 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 about this Fall series and register.

Fall Adult Education Series

“What must we do to be saved?” Paul’s letter to the Galatians provides the answer and reveals the merciful love God the Father has for his children. This 8-part series by Jeff Cavins unpacks the extraordinary gift of salvation Jesus has won for us and explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s Redeeming Sacrifice through faith and love. We hope you can join us!

July 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Adult Ed Series - Called out of the World
  • Worship Aid meeting
  • Baptism Class
  • St Mary OAC meeting
  • Adult Ed Series - God Speaks our Story
  • Mission Appeal-Divine Word
  • Choir Practice
  • Mission Appeal-Divine Word
  • Aug 15 Planning meeting
  • Adult Ed Series - Responding to God
  • Choir Practice
  • NFP Class
  • Donut Sunday
  • Adult Ed Series - Preparing for Sacrifice
  • St Mary OAC meeting
  • Lighting Control Scenes Discussion
  • Erin Birthday
  • Adult Ed Series - The Real Presence
  • Choir Practice

Parish News Posts

St. Mary Children’s Choir – Summer Choir Camp

If your child is entering 3rd - 8th grade this Fall and would like to sing in our St. Mary Children's Choir, we have an opportunity for you! During the week of July 1st - 3rd we will have Choir Camp each morning from 9 am - 11.30 am. Choir students...

Upcoming Natural Family Planning Series

Our parish will be offering an ongoing 3-part class series on the Sympto-thermal method of Natural Family Planning (NFP) beginning July 20th, and running August 3rd and 17th from 3.30 - 5.30 pm in the Spirit Center. The price per couple is $120...

Blood Drive – Wed., 12 June from 1-7 pm

Today the American Red Cross will launch the "Missing Types" campaign to raise awareness about the unmet need for blood and how donors can help save lives. Only three out of 100 people in the U.S. Give blood. There simply aren’t enough people...

2019 Irish Biddy Volleyball (Catholic School and P.S.R.)

2019 Irish Biddy Volleyball WHO: Any girls entering grades 4-6 at St. Mary School, St. Mary P.S.R., or St. Bernadette School or P.S.R. WHEN: Fall 2019 Season, Practices and Game Schedule TBD (Games are usually Saturday) COST: $35, Make checks...

Deanery Pre-Cana offered at St. Mary this June for Engaged Couples

Dear engaged couple, The Fairfield-Hocking Deanery Pre-Cana Committee is excited to be hosting your Pre-Cana sessions: Dates & Times: Friday, June 21 from 6 pm - 9.30 pm Saturday, June 22 from 9 am - 4 pm Location: St. Mary of the Assumption...

St. Mary School – April News

We hope you had the opportunity to come and see our middle school production of “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” April 25 and 26. What a great opportunity for our students to stretch their creative muscles and showcase their musical talents! Our 8th grade...

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
Faith Office: 740.653.5054

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

Sunday Mass Schedule
Offered in School Gymnasium

Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:45 am and 11:15 am

Daily Mass Schedule – Spirit Center
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 – Gym
Or by Appointment