Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

Capital Campaign & Church Beautification Progress

As of 6 May we are $21,094 from our campaign goal!  Please submit your pledge to the office or place it in the collection basket ASAP.  Thank you!



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

Mass with 1st holy Communion

The children of our parish will begin receiving the Lord in holy Communion at the 11.15 Mass on Sunday, 19 May 2019. They will gather for a morning of retreat and rehearsal the day before. In your charity, please keep the little ones of our parish in your prayers as they near their first Communion and pray it will be the first of many!

Bishop Barron's "The Mass" Series

In August we will return to our beautified church where we worship God… do something for your own renewal of worship! Join us this Summer for a series with Bp. Barron and allow your worship of God to be transformed through insights on this worlds most privileged encounter with our Lord in the Mass! Register by 3 June.

May 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Children's Choir
  • FCHS School Board
  • Adult Choir
  • TMIY
  • BAA Sunday
  • PSR Session
  • Baptism Class
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Liturgy
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • May Crowning
  • Grandparents Day
  • Grandparents Tea
  • Funeral Choir
  • Mother's Day
  • PSR Session
  • St Mary OAC meeting
  • Deanery @St. Joseph, Sugar Grove
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Rosary at Cemetery
  • School Advisory Board
  • FCHS visit to SMS
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Bicentennial Planning mtg
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • First Communion Retreat
  • PSR Session
  • Social Concerns mtg
  • 1st Communion
  • RCIA Session
  • Spring Concert
  • Student Pancakes
  • Foundation/Finance
  • Parish Council
  • Admin/MA
  • PreSchool Last Day-3 day
  • PreSchool Graduation
  • PreSchool Last Day-5 day
  • FCHS Baccalaureate
  • MFL Donut Sunday
  • FCHS Graduation
  • St Mary OAC meeting - Moved due to Memorial day
  • FCHS School Board
  • Last Day of School

Parish News Posts

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...

Adults: 20’s and 30’s — Theology on Tap: 16 May at 7pm

The Lancaster Area Young Adult Catholics are pleased to welcome Dr. Laura Lewis to Theology on Tap, May 16 at 7pm at Bob's Backyard BBQ, to speak on the topic of the Catholic Approach to Suicide Prevention.  With suicide rates spiking, with...

Easter of the Resurrection of the Lord – Office of Readings

FIRST READING From the book of Exodus 14:15-15:1a The Israelites marched through the sea on dry ground The Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to go forward. And you, lift up your staff and, with hand outstretched...

Holy Saturday – Office of Readings

FIRST READING From the letter to the Hebrews 4:1-13 Let us strive to enter the Lord’s rest While the promise of entrance into his rest still holds, we ought to be fearful of disobeying lest any one of you be judged to have lost his chance of...

Good Friday – Office of Readings

FIRST READING From the letter to the Hebrews 9:11-28 By the shedding of his own blood, Christ, the high priest, entered the sanctuary once and for all When Christ came as high priest of the good things which have come to be, he entered once for all...

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