Saint Mary of the Assumption – Lancaster, Ohio

Capital Campaign & Church Beautification Progress

Our capital campaign is in its final stages and your support is critical! Please submit your campaign 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 RCIA 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

Catholicity 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.

Parish News & Information and Calendars

Sacred Architecture Series

Our parish is happy to host William Heyer, the architect who has designed our historic church’s beautification plan, to present a series on sacred architecture on Thursday January 10, 17, and 24.

Catholic Women's Conference

Catholic Men's Conference

January 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • No School-Christmas Break
  • No School-Christmas Break
  • Adult Choir
  • No School-Christmas Break
  • No School-Christmas Break
  • Epiphany
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • PSR Session
  • Baptism Class
  • church move
  • Youth Group-HS
  • St Mary Lancaster - OAC meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • Staff Lunch/Meeting
  • Schola
  • School Advisory Board
  • Liturgy
  • Children's Choir
  • FCHS School Board
  • Adult Choir
  • Sacred Architecture Series
  • Reader Video Workshop
  • Funeral Choir
  • Family Movie Night
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Baptism of the Lord
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • PSR Session
  • RCIA Session
  • Deanery @St. Mark
  • Schola
  • Parish Council
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Sacred Architecture Series
  • Reader Video Workshop
  • Sandwich Saturday
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • PSR Session
  • Confirmation Prep IV (Candidates & Parents)
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Rectory Office Closed
  • Schola
  • Reader Video Workshop
  • Donuts with Dad
  • Student Pancakes
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Reader Video Workshop
  • Sacred Architecture Series
  • Reader Video Workshop
  • RCIA Dismissal
  • PSR Session
  • Social Concerns Donuts & Speaker
  • Youth Group-MS
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • St Mary Lancaster - OAC meeting
  • RCIA Session
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Mass at FCHS
  • Schola
  • New EOM Training
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Children's Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Catholic Schools Week

Parish News Posts

On fake email accounts that impersonate priests.

From Fr. Lumpe, Vicar for Priests - Diocese of Columbus: Please be aware that a growing number of fake e-mails from persons alleging to be priests of the diocese are being sent to parishioners, teachers, and a number of others. These fake requests...

Prayer of Intercession to St. Joseph during Church Beautification

Prayer to St. Joseph during the Beautification of our Church O St. Joseph, God the Father entrusted to your care his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, for whom to guide, protect, and provide; we the people of St....

Immediate Preparation for the Nativity – The “O” Antiphons

The Church has been singing the "O" Antiphons since at least the 8th century as part of our Advent preparation for the Feast of our Lord's Nativity. These are the antiphons the accompany the Magnificat canticle of Evening Prayer in the praying of...

One Faith, One Hope, One Family Campaign – Participation Weekend

This weekend at all of the Masses, we will be conducting "Participation Weekend" for our parish campaign: One Faith, One Hope,  One Family.  We are pleased to announce that as of Thursday, 13 December, 162 families have contributed $1,427,245 and...

On Abuse in the Church

Statement by His Holiness Pope Francis ( Click Here )
Statement by The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell ( Click Here )
Recommended Resource Links on the Abuse Crisis ( Click Here )
Our Parish (and school) Safe Environment Policies ( Click Here )

Pray for our Parish Pastor and Bishop of Columbus

O God, who have willed that Father Eilerman and Bishop Campbell preside over your family not by any merit of theirs but out of the abundance of your untold grace alone, grant that they may carry out worthily the ministry of the priestly office and, under your governance in all things, may direct the people entrusted to their care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

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 S. High St.
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 S. Broad St. – Lancaster
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:
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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