Saint Mary of the Assumption

Saint Mary of the Assumption
132 South High Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Parish Office: 740.653.0997
Faith Office: 740.653.5054

Saint Mary Cemetery
1500 South Broad Street
Office: 740.653.0997

Saint Mary School
309 East Chestnut Street
Office: 740.654.1632
School Website

Confession & Holy Mass

Confession Schedule:
Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Or by Appointment (Call Rectory)

Daily Mass Schedule:
Monday & Wednesday: 7:00am
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00am

Sunday Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 5:30pm
Sunday: 8:45am and 11:15am

Holy Day Schedule:
Masses: 7:00am, 9:00am, and 7:00pm
*Please consult the Parish Bulletin

Parish & Liturgical Calendar

  • 31 August 2014
    • 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
    • PSR Business Meeting
      Start Time: 12:30 PM
      End Time: 2:00 PM
      Location: Spirit Center
    • Conrad baptism
      Start Time: 3:00 PM
      End Time: 4:00 PM
  • Monday 1 Sep
    • Labor Day
      Start Time: 12:00 AM
      End Time: 12:00 AM
    • Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time

Most Recent Articles

Priest, Prophet, King Series

Posted by on 5 Aug 2014 in Adult Education Series, Parish News

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The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One–the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Father Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament.

This deeply biblical program, filmed in high-definition video, features an accompanying study guide by notable Catholic writer and apologist, Carl Olson, written under Fr. Barron’s direction. Through this presentation of Priest, Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.

“Priest, Prophet, King” is a 6 Session Series
Student Workbook: $ 27.00

St. Mary of the Assumption is happy to offer two options for this series:

I. Tuesday Mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 am

  • October: 28
  • November: 4, 11, 18
  • December: 2, 16

II. Thursday Evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • October: 30
  • November: 6, 13, 20
  • December: 4, 18

Session Topics:

  • Session 1 – Adoratio: Adam as Priest
  • Session 2 – The High Priest
  • Session 3 – Challenging False Worship: Elijah the Prophet
  • Session 4 – The Word Made Flesh
  • Session 5 – Ordering the Kingdom: King David
  • Session 6 – King of Kings


Please register by Monday, October 13, via the link below or by completing the registration form in the South Vestibule of St. Mary Church and returning it to the Parish Rectory. Please send in a check for $ 27.00 made payable to St. Mary of the Assumption by October 13, or your student workbook may not be ordered.

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St. Mary PSR/CCD – Now Enrolling

Posted by on 5 Aug 2014 in Parish News


Our St. Mary Parish School of Religion is now accepting registrations for the coming year. Children in Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 8th Grade, and High School, who attend public schools or who are homeschooled without an approved religious education program should attend PSR each Sunday from 10:00 – 11:00 am. All families should register, whether their children are new or returning to the program.

The PSR Registration letter, PSR Registration Form, and 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 22 August for a discounted tuition rate. PSR Orientation for children and parents will be Sunday, 21 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 assist you.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding our PSR program to Mr. McCauley – 740.653.5054

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How does our parish attract Inquirers to the RCIA?

Posted by on 4 Aug 2014 in Parish News


The short answer is you!

When any parish has many inquirers year after year, it is the fruit of the Holy Spirit as parish members open their hearts to welcome others. Members of a faithfilled and evangelizing parish community take seriously their call to share the holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Evangelization happens in parish families, in the workplace, in gatherings with friends and neighbors, and in daily contacts.

Let us all be attentive to the Spirit as He strengthens each of us who seek to do His will in offering a gentle, humble, and clear welcome to others learn about the Catholic Church and to discern becoming Catholic through the RCIA process.

Please contact Brian McCauley if you know of someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic Church and entering the RCIA this Fall. There will be two RCIA Information Session Options for Inquirers on Monday, 25 August and Wednesday 27 August at 7:00 in the Spirit Center.

Click to learn more about our Parish RCIA Process.

Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)

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Sesquicentennial Church Museum

Posted by on 14 Jul 2014 in Parish News, Things Catholic

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