Saint Mary of the Assumption
132 South High Street
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
Map to St. Mary Cemetery
Saint Mary School
Sunday Mass Schedule:
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:
Masses: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, and 7:00 pm
*Please consult the Parish Bulletin
Saturday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Or by Appointment (Call Rectory)
Come join us for the 2nd Annual Parish Picnic
Sunday September 13th beginning at 12:30
Please join us for Food, Fellowship and Festivities!
This year’s entrée is being made by Bob’s Backyard BBQ – delicious shredded chicken, chicken breasts and legs with a variety of sauces – Yum! Iced Tea, Lemonade, Coffee and Paper products will be provided.
Parishioners are asked to bring a side dish to share.
Categories are according to your last name. Please include a serving utensil.
- A-C – Salads (pasta, lettuce etc.)
- D-G – Vegetable
- H-L – Dessert
- M-R – Hot Dish
- S-Z – Fruit
Schedule of Events
- 12:30 – 1:30: Gathering, Prayer and Lunch
- 1:30 – 2:30: Music Program
- St. Mary and Fisher Choirs and Bands
- Olivedale FunTime Cloggers
- CKC (Catholic Kids Camp) Program
- 2:30 – 4:00: Games, Activities and Bingo
- 4:00: Tear Down/Clean Up ( All are welcome to help)
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Sessions below will be held in the Spirit Center from 10 -11 am on Sundays
Coffee will be provided. No registration required
The Journey of Faith
Sunday, 11 October, 10 am – Spirit Center
Sunday, 25 October, 10 am – Spirit Center
Sunday, 13 December, 10 am – Spirit Center
The Story of Salvation
Sunday, 17 January, 10 am – Spirit Center
Who is Jesus?
Sunday, 24 January, 10 am – Spirit Center
The Paschal Mystery
Sunday, 6 March, 10 am – Spirit Center
The Holy Spirit & the Life of Grace
Sunday, 10 April, 10 am – Spirit Center
Why Do I Need the Church?
Sunday, 24 April, 10 am – Spirit Center
Mary and the Saints
Sunday, 1 May, 10 am – Spirit Center
The Last Things
Sunday, 22 May, 10 am – Spirit Center
Did you know Roman Catholics aren’t the only type of Catholic?
Come learn about the other lung of the Catholic Church!
The Eastern Catholic Church and the Divine Liturgy
Join us for a special faith series lead by Fr. Ignatius Harrington, a Catholic priest who serves as pastor of two Melkite Greek-Catholic parishes within the diocese. Fr. Ignatius was at our parish last Lent to assist in celebrating the sacrament of Penance with our school children and for our parish penance service.
Thursday, 8 October at 7.00 pm
The Catholic Church: East and West
Father Ignatius will explain the two lungs of the Catholic Church – the Roman/West and East
Thursday, 22 October at 7.00 pm
An Introduction to the Divine Liturgy
An introduction to the Mass of the Eastern Catholics called the Divine Liturgy
Thursday, 29 October at 7.00 pm
The Divine Liturgy Offered in Church
Father Ignatius will offer the Divine Liturgy in Church – all are welcome to join in offering themselves to the one same Sacrifice of Jesus Christ in this other Catholic expression
Our St. Mary Parish School of Religion (St. Mary PSR), formerly called CCD, is now accepting registrations for the coming year for children in Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 8th Grade, and High School, who attend public schools. All families should register, whether their children are new or returning to the program.
The PSR Registration Letter, PSR Registration Form, and two Medical Forms can be viewed and printed from the PSR page of the website. Please return the forms to the Parish Rectory (132 South High Street) by 14 August for a discounted tuition rate. PSR Orientation for children and parents will be Sunday, 6 September from 10:00 – 11:00 in the gymnasium of the main school building.
As parents, the solemn vow you made to God at your child’s baptism, to raise him/her in the faith, includes not only their religious education in PSR, but also their growth and participation in worship at holy Mass each weekend and in the sacramental life of the Church. Parents are the primary teachers and witnesses of the faith for their children, but we are here to help you. Please let us know how we can better assist you in your spiritual responsibilities to God and your child(ren).
Please direct any questions or concerns regarding our PSR program to Mr. McCauley – 740.653.5054
Our first Catholic Kids Camp (C.K.C.) was a wonderful time for the eighty some children in preschool through sixth grade who attended! The children learned about St. Peter and his successor, Pope Francis, the Rock upon which Christ builds His Church; Peter’s Chair and Basilica; the Vatican treasures and the Church’s greatest treasure, the Holy Eucharist; and how Jesus calls us to be His missionaries. At C.K.C. the children leaned these lessons and saw them expressed in Scripture, did fun activities to express our Catholic faith, enjoyed craft time, a snack, and learned some pretty cool dances to the camp music soundtrack!
C.K.C. could not have been a spiritual success and a lot of fun for the kids without the help of many adult and young adult leaders. Our heartfelt thanks go out to te following adult leaders: Mary & Steve VerDow, Maggie Bennett, Patti & Adam Pillar, Dan Boyden, Tammy Arnold, Anna Tobin, Rachel McAnespie, Sheila Heath, Sara Boyden, Jayne McGill, Julie Ogilvie, Eileen Gundelfinger, Jody Funk, Mary Murphy, and Joyce Krile. And our Young Adult Leaders: Emma Tobin, Morgan Swartz, Grace Gundelfinger, Elisa Pillar, Abbie Gundelfinger, Caitlin Stoica, Anna Tencza, Rachel VerDow, Bri Hoffman, Claire Kilbarger, Elora Bennett, Alex Stoica, Isabella Stoica, Paige Gavin, Anna Vanderbuilt, Audrey Bennett, Caleb Hamlin, Megan Metzger, Hannah Klopfer, Olivia Schmelzer, Sam Gundelfinger, Olivia Gundelfinger, Audrey Arnold, Elizabeth Arnold, Bella Boyden, Lily Boyden, Kaitlyn Barkhurst and Kameron Skully.
Our parish’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process will begin in late August.
The Rite of Christian Initiation Process is for:
- Unbaptized adults who wish to learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church
- Baptized adults from other Christian communities who wish to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church
- Adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but have not completed Initiation with the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion
To learn more about the RCIA process, please attend one of the Information & Inquiry Sessions below:
- Monday, 10 August at 7:00pm in the Spirit Center
- Tuesday, 11 August at 7:00pm in the Spirit Center
If you’ve any questions, or would like to learn more about the RCIA process and cannot attend an Inquiry Session, please contact Brian McCauley or by phone at 740.653.5054.
More information on RCIA process is available on the RCIA Website (click here)