Our Worship during the Pandemic

The dispensation from the Lord’s Day Mass obligation granted by Bishop Robert Brennan, which was to last through Sunday, 13 September 2020, has been extended indefinitely. Those who are in high-risk categories are encouraged to remain home. Those who are not feeling well or who are exhibiting coronavirus-type symptoms are expected to remain home. Our parish will continue to close-off pews for distancing and ask all to continue to wear a mask and use good sanitizing habits.

Holy Mass Live-Stream and Archive

Welcome

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.

Featured Items and Parish Calendar

PSR for 2020-21

Click below to learn about the PSR plan and options moving forward with religious education for our children during the pandemic. There is a Hybrid Option and a Homeschool Option. Hybrid Sessions began on Sunday, 13 September – registrations are still welcome!

Due to the pandemic, our parish has slightly revised our plan for helping parents to prepare their children for the sacraments of Penance and holy Communion or Confirmation for this year. Click to view the calendar, and please understand we may need to make slight modifications as the year unfolds.

September 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Schola
  • Liturgy Meeting - Spirit Center
2
  • Children's Choir
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS @ Church Basement
3
4
5
  • Voter registration weekend
6
  • Voter registration weekend
  • Baptism Class
  • PSR Teacher Training
7
8
  • Staff Luncheon/meeting
  • Schola
9
  • Children's Choir
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS
10
  • Photography Sessions
11
  • Photography Sessions
  • Funeral Choir
12
  • Photography Sessions
  • Voter registration weekend
  • Sandwich Saturday
13
  • Voter registration weekend
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Social Concerns Meeting
14
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Deanery @St. Mary, Lancaster
15
  • Schola
  • Parish Council
16
  • Children's Choir
  • Choir
17
  • New EOM of HC training
18
19
20
  • PSR Teacher Support Session
21
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
22
  • Schola
  • Finance/AdminMA
23
  • Children's Choir
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS
24
  • New Reader Training
25
26
27
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Natural Family Planning Sessions-Spirit Center
  • Youth Group-MS
28
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
29
  • Schola
30
  • Children's Choir
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS

Parish News Posts

Natural Family Planning Series

SymptoPro NFP class series to be held at our parish in the spirit center on Sunday, September 27, October 11, and 25 from 3 pm-5 pm. Please contact Maranda Patzkowsky to sign up at 740-475-9565 or by email ( here ). COVID precautions will be in...

Lancaster Daily Eagle – Article on St. Mary 100th Anniversary – 16 Aug 1920

“Lancaster Daily Eagle" (1890-1936) 16 August 1920 THE CATHOLICS CELEBRATE THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR RELIGION IN LANCASTER SUNDAY--GREAT CROWDS PARTICIPATING IN THE CEREMONIES--THE PARADE IN THE AFTERNOON, ONE OF THE MOST ELABORATE AND...

Fall Adult Education: “The Sacraments” series by Bishop Robert Barron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcgjhi1TghA ** For safety and proper 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...

St. Mary School – Principal Transition

Dear St. Mary Parishioners, I am writing today to let you know that Ms. Erin Walsh has resigned as principal of St. Mary School, effective on August 3, 2020 to take another position. With the challenge of safely re-opening our school for our...

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.

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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