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Our Worship During the Pandemic
Bishop Brennan has given a dispensation from the Lord’s Day Mass and Christmas obligation. Those persons who are in high-risk categories, or those who are not feeling well or exhibiting symptoms, are encouraged to remain home. Our parish will continue distancing in church and ask all to wear a mask.

Sacrament of Mercy in Confession
Confessions are offered each Saturday afternoon from 4-5 pm in the confessional. No appointment is necessary.

St. Mary of the Assumption – Live-Stream Mass

Mass Live-Streaming Update: Last week we began transitioning to new live-streaming equipment with some new and more permanent video and audio cable runs in the church. When completed, this new setup should serve us well now… and in the future with development and expansion as needed. There are still some pieces and parts that need to be completed yet, probably some more fine-tuning of settings, and one known issue that needs to be diagnosed and resolved. This issue was responsible for this morning’s 7 am (30 Nov) failed Mass stream. Thanks for your patience with any near-future problems as work is finished and the issue diagnosed and addressed. A big thanks to our friends at Innerphase Video for their planning, work, and fine-tuning for us!


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

St. Mary Youth Group

High School Youth Group
Wed. 25 Nov, 2, 9, 16 Dec. at 7.30 pm

Middle School Youth Group
Sun. 6 and 13 Dec. at 7.30 pm

Christmas Mass Schedule

Reservations begin 1 December

Christmas Eve
4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm

Christmas Day
8 am and 10 am

December 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Schola
  • Liturgy
  • Confirmation Form Due
  • Preschool Art & Clay
  • Children's Choir
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS
  • Angie Birthday
  • Advent-2nd Sunday
  • Dismissal of Catechumen(s)
  • Baptism Class
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Penance Prep Session for Parents
  • Youth Group-MS
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Confirmation Letter Due
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS
  • Staff Trim- a- Tree & Luncheon
  • Audrey's B-Day
  • 3pm Baptism - Church
  • Advent 3rd Sunday
  • Dismissal of Catechumen(s)
  • Youth Group - MS @ Church Basement
  • RCIA: Becoming Catholic Session
  • Christmas Concert
  • Blood Drive
  • Choir
  • Youth Group-HS
  • Advent Penance Service
  • Advent 4th Sunday
  • Dismissal of Catechumen(s)
  • PSR - Virtual Session
  • Staff Breakfast
  • Choir
  • Family Blessings
  • Family Blessings
  • Holy Family Feast
  • Youth Group-MS

Parish News Slider

Cemetery Sunday – Canceled

Due to inclement weather today, Cemetery Sunday has been canceled.

COVID Occurrence – Saturday, 7 November at 5.30 pm Mass

It has come to our attention that the ExtraOrdinary Minister of Holy Communion from last Saturday evening 5.30 pm Mass (7 Nov) has since tested positive for COVID-19. Because of the precautions we are taking at St. Mary with facemasks, distancing, and hand sanitizing, the chance of spread is low with such short and minimal contact but we wanted...

Teachers Association Cheese Sale to Benefit Tuition Assistance

The St. Mary School Teachers Association is doing a Pearl Valley Cheese Sale to benefit tuition assistance. Interested persons may submit their order one of two ways: via Google Form or a Printable Form that can be returned to the School Office. Payment is due at pickup -- they are accepting cash, check, or Venmo. Order via Google Form Download...

This Week in the Liturgical Year

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.

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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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