Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

T H E   S A C R E D   P A S C H A L   T R I D U U M

Holy Thursday

Morning Prayer & Office of Readings
9 am in the spirit center

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7 pm in the gymnasium

“We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered.” Cf. Gal 6:14

Good Friday

Morning Prayer & Office of Readings
9 am in the spirit center

The Passion of the Lord – Service
12.10 pm in the gymnasium

We adore your Cross, O Lord, we praise and glorify your holy resurrection, for behold, because of the wood of a tree, joy has come to the whole world.

Easter of the Resurrection

Morning Prayer & Office of Readings
9 am in the gymnasium

Easter Vigil of the Resurrection
8.30 pm beginning outside the main school
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection
8 am, 10 am, 12 noon in the gymnasium

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed;
therefore let us keep the feast, Alleluia!

Capital Campaign & Church Beautification Progress

As of 16 April, we are $22,244 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

The Stations of the Cross

Our parish will offer the Stations of the Cross devotion this Lent on Friday evenings at 7 pm. Due to the church beautification, the devotion will be prayed in the spirit center – the lower level of the older school building (entrance in the rear). Please pick-up a red devotional prayer book for the Stations when you enter the spirit center. On Friday, 5 April, the school children will offer the Living Stations of the Cross in the school gymnasium at 1.30 pm and again that evening at 7 pm. Please join us!

Confession Opportunities

“Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.”
St. Pope John Paul II

Every Saturday from 4-5 pm (left of stage in gym)

15 April, St. Bernadette, 7 pm
17 April, St. Bernadette, 7 pm

On Saturday, 13 April, confession time will be lengthened: 3.30 – 5 pm (left of stage in gym)

Parish Calendar

April 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • St Mary OAC meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Pastoral Planning mtg
  • Liturgy
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Living Stations
  • Living Stations
  • TMIY
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • PSR Session & Confessions Gr/7-8
  • Baptism Class
  • Elect Scrutiny III & Reception of Creed
  • Youth Group-HS
  • RCIA Session
  • Staff Lunch/Meeting
  • Schola
  • School Advisory Board
  • Blood Drive
  • Children's Choir
  • FCHS School Board
  • Adult Choir
  • Prison Mass
  • Women's Lenten Series
  • Funeral Choir
  • Stations
  • TMIY
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • YM-Upper Room with Camp Damascus
  • St Mary OAC meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • 6pm Chrism Mass
  • Schola
  • Student Pancakes
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • No School - Easter Break
  • No School - Easter Break
  • Dan Birthday
  • Morning Prayer w/RCIA Rites
  • Vigil Rehearsal for RCIA
  • No School - Easter Break
  • No School - Easter Break
  • Schola
  • Fr. Eilerman Birthday
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • SMS Musical
  • SMS Musical
  • TMIY
  • PSR Session
  • Youth Group-MS
  • St Mary OAC meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • Schola
  • Foundation/Finance
  • Admin/MA

Parish News Posts

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...

Holy Thursday – Office of Readings

FIRST READING From the letter to the Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Jesus Christ, the great high priest Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our profession of faith. For we do not have...

St. Mary School – News

Our school's open house at the end of February was a success and we hope to see many new families at our school next year! If you were not able to attend the open house and have questions about Catholic education at St. Mary School, please contact...

An image of the first completed floral boss

An image of the first completed floral boss in the main nave of our church! Matt, and his team from Muralworks, will now paint 5-6 more; each will have a little different placement of the Marian flowers. Can you spot the bee? We'll hear bees...

Email scammers now texting as priests…

During the past few months there were a series of phony e-mails being sent to Catholic's from alleged priests of the Diocese – including a phony one from Bishop Campbell – requesting funds to purchase iTunes and other gift cards for alleged...

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.

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