Our Return to Worship

On Receiving Holy Communion

Please receive holy Communion with your mask on; step to the side; remove your mask and communicate; then replace your mask.

On Sanitizing Church

We will be sanitizing the church after each Mass. If you are able to stay behind to assist, we’d appreciate the help. Thank you.

Holy Mass Live-Stream and Archive


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.

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.

Parish News Posts

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Saint Mary of the Assumption Rev. Fr. Craig R. Eilerman Dear parishioners, This is a bittersweet week here at St. Mary as we say farewell to Julie Ogilvie as the administrator of the parish. For twenty-seven and half years Julie served St. Mary as...

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Saint Mary of the Assumption Rev. Fr. Craig R. Eilerman Dear Parishioners, My memory is clear of the day in 1960 when the then pastor of St. Mary Magdalene parish, Fr. Bauschard came to our home to enthrone it to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I was...

The Newly Initiated of our Parish:

Our newly Initiated into Christ and His Church (L - R; bottom-top): Kierra Sexton, Holly Landis, Blair McClain, Shannon Hubbard, Jason Green, Susan Evans, Alison Helser, Cody McClain, Judy McGonagle, Brian Evans, Fr. Eilerman, Pastor and Brian...

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Saint Mary of the Assumption Rev. Fr. Craig R. Eilerman Dear Parishioners, This Sunday’s Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, often referred to as Corpus Christi gives us an opportunity to reflect on the great gift of the Eucharist.  Christ...

Corpus Christi – Exposition, Evening Prayer and Benediction

For the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, our annual deanery celebration of Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration will be held this year at St. Mary of the Assumption Church as part of our Bicentennial Celebration. Exposition of the Most Blessed...

Saint Mary of the Assumption
132 South High Street

Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Parish Office: 740.653.0997

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

The Lord’s Day – Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:30 pm (Rosary at 5 pm)
Sunday: 8:45 am and 11:15 am

Daily Mass Schedule
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
Or by Appointment

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Subscribe to our parish's mailing list to stay connected with your parish family during these difficult times. Regular mailings will include Father Eilerman's weekly letter to the parish, our live-stream Mass schedule, and ways to nourish your spiritual life.

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