“The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross.”
– Saint Thomas Aquinas

Mass and Confession schedule for St. Mary of the Assumption, Lancaster

Mass Times

The Lord’s Day – Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 4:30 pm (Rosary at 4pm)
Sunday: 8:00 am and 10:00 am

The Daily Mass Schedule:
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am
*See below for holy days and civic days*

Holy Day Schedule
See below

Celebration of Reconciliation

Confession Schedule
Saturday: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Or by Appointment

“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. John Paul II

Holy Days of Obligation

Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial day of obligation. Canon 1246

On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are obliged to participate in the Mass. Moreover, they are to abstain from those works and affairs which hinder the worship to be rendered to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day, or the suitable relaxation of mind and body. Canon 1247. Holy Days of Obligation are identified below with an *.


1st Sunday of Advent
3 December 2023

*Immaculate Conception
8 December: 7 am, 9 am

Advent Penance Service
14 December: 6.30 pm

4th Sunday of Advent
Sat. 23, 4.30 pm, Sun. 24, 8 am and 10 am (St. Mark)

*The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
24 December: 4, 6.30 (St. Mark), and 9 pm
25 December: 9 am

Mary, Holy Mother of God
31 December:
1 January: 9 am

Ash Wednesday
22 February: 7 am, 12 pm (St. Mark) and 7 pm

Chrism Mass (Cathedral of St. Joseph)

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper
28 March: 

Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
29 March: 

Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord
30 March: 8.30 pm

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
31 March

Parish May Crowning with School Children

Mass – Memorial Day
27 May: 9 am

Anniversary of Church Consecration (5 June 1864)
Wednesday, 5 June: 7 am

Mass – Civil Independence Day
July 4: 9 am

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mass – Labour Day

*Solemnity of All Saints
Friday, 1 November: 9 am

All Souls’ Day