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 740.653.0997)
In need of a mini retreat???
Please join us for the 6th Annual Sacred Heart Congress, Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8am – 1pm at Christ the King Catholic Church located at 2777 East Livingston Ave. Registration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 7:00 AM. The Congress begins with Fatima Rosary and Litany of the Sacred Heart. Confessions will be heard throughout the day.
Keynote Speakers this year are Sister Joseph Andrew, O.P., a foundress of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Father John Paul Mary, MFVA, EWTN, Director of Pilgrimages at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL, and Father Stash Dailey, Spiritual Director of Sacred Heart Columbus and Administrator of Holy Family Parish. The Mass Celebrant will be Father David Schalk, Pastor of Christ the King Church. There is no cost for the Congress and there will be a free will offering.
Visit www.sacredheartcolumbus.org to register or call Scott Williamson 614-798-1792
St. Peter Lutheran Church has invited St. Mary Parish to a Prayer service in Commemoration of the 500 Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on Sunday October 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lancaster. Father Eilerman and Deacon Sullivan will both be participating, as well as the St. Mary Adult Choir. While Catholics and Lutherans look at the events of 500 years ago from two different perspectives; this prayer service is an occasion to show the Christian unity that exist between our two communities, as well as an opportunity advance the work of reconciliation. Last year Pope Francis traveled to Lund Sweden and participated in a similar Commemoration Service in a Lutheran Church. It with the Holy Fathers example in mind, that I recommend your participation in this local service.
Fr. Craig Eilerman
MEN! That Man Is You! Resumes September 16th in the Spirit Center with an entirely new program, “The Unveiling of Love.” The 13 week fall session will address the issue “What Is Love?”, which examines the uniqueness of the Catholic vision of love. Since the program is new, it is a great time for any men who couldn’t participate last year to join us and for those men who had to drop out of last year’s program for work schedules, family issues, etc. To rejoin us for this clarification of what Jesus Christ intends human love to be. Registration will begin after Masses the next two weekends, or you can contact the parish office for whom to call to sign up. Any men who registered last year do not need to register, but DO need to stop by one of the registration tables the next two weekends and let us know that you will be participating this year. We warmly invite all men to participate and take advantage of this great opportunity to improve in your discipleship with the support of your fellow men. We are all on the road to eternity – That Man Is You! Is one good way to help us end up in the right place. Pick up a brochure in the main or south vestibule for more information on the program.
Our parish will soon begin the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process for those men and women who would like to learn about the teachings of Christ in the Catholic Church, grow in their relationship with the Lord, and discern becoming Catholic. You can learn more about the RCIA process at our parish (here).
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Process is for:
- Unbaptized adults
- Baptized adults from other Christian communities
- Adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but have not completed Initiation with the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion
Inquirers for the RCIA process should contact the director, Brian McCauley (email) at the Parish Office (740.653.5054) to setup a time to meet before RCIA begins in late August of 2017.
Regular RCIA sessions begin on Monday, 28 August at 7 pm in the Spirit Center.