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 Calendar

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Most Recent Articles

The Season of Advent & Penance

Posted by on 3 Dec 2014 in Parish News

In her liturgical year, the Church helps the Christian faithful to encounter each year anew, Jesus Christ their Lord. Since God has become Man in Jesus Christ, He has entered time and our world, and thus the liturgical seasons and commemorations are not memories of distant events of our Salvation History, but are encounters with the living God. As with the visible world and nature, there are seasons and cycles to the year. The same is true with our liturgical year. There are times for fasting and feasting; times for sorrow and joy; and times for more intense conversion and penance. But in all of this, the Church encounters her Lord and His saving Gospel. Throughout these times and seasons, Catholics re-live the life of Christ: the Annunciation to the Bl. Virgin Mary, Jesus’ Incarnation, His Birth, being raised in the holy family, His Baptism and retreat into the dessert, and His Paschal Mystery: His Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. As Christians, celebrating well the rituals and traditions of the Church in her liturgical year, helps us to live intimately with Jesus Christ.

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As we journey through the season of Advent, the prayer and worship of the Church helps us to remember our need and longing for the Messiah. By recalling the ancient prophecies and the expectancy of the Messiah, Christians are aided in renewing their need and welcoming Him more into our lives, especially those parts that are in need of conversion and healing. We are also reminded that the Lord will return again at the end of time as Judge, or at our death, and so we heed the call of John the Baptizer to “make straight His paths.”

This coming week, we have a special opportunity to respond to our Lord’s call through the words of John to prepare the way of the Lord. Our parish will offer an Advent Penance Service on Thursday, 11 December at 7.00 pm to pray, to hear God’s Word, to examine our conscience, and to celebrate individually the sacrament of penance and reconciliation.

As Mother Church helps us to prepare not only for the commemoration of the Nativity this Advent, but more importantly, for when we meet the Lord face to face, let us avail ourselves of this special opportunity to seek God’s mercy and grace in this sacrament. Let us welcome the Divine Physician into our lives to heal and transform us, so that we may be ready and open to receive Christ the Lord in the many ways He comes to us this Advent and this New Church Year.

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Lighthouse Catholic Media – Advent CD’s

Posted by on 19 Nov 2014 in Parish News

As we listen or read the Lighthouse Catholic Media materials and consider their messages , we can’t help but benefit from all that they have to offer for our spiritual growth in better understanding the Catholic Faith.  As an individual, take some quiet time to meditate on these messages – they can give increased meaning and purpose to your life.  As couples, listen or read together to build a stronger relationship with one another on the firm foundation of a common faith and stronger relationship with Jesus Christ.   As a family, the Lighthouse materials can help parents more easily fulfill their God-given responsibility to be the first educators of their children in the Faith, as you listen or read and discuss points of interest.  For all of us, it can also be a great way to help fulfill God’s commandment to keep Sundays holy.  It’s also a great way to fulfill His commandment to take the Gospel out into the world.  Have any acquaintances or relatives who have objections to the Catholic Faith?  Pick up a CD that addresses their concerns and offer it to them.

As the business and “busy-ness” of preparing for Christmas sometimes threatens to overwhelm us and pull our attention away from the spiritual intention of the season, both of the following CD’s offer a great (and easy) way to stop and increase our appreciation for the profound personal meaning of this great historical event. 

Check out the new Advent CD’s available in the Lighthouse Displays in the Main and South Vestibules of the Church:

JOURNEY THROUGH ADVENT CD, presented by Fr. Robert Barron, S.T.D., priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

Fr. Barron was appointed Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 8.36.12 AMRector/President of Mundelein Seminary/University of Saint Mary of the Lake by Francis Cardinal George in 2012.  He is also an author, scholar and Catholic evangelist, most widely known for his DVD series, Catholicism, which tells the story of Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church against breathtaking scenery in 16 countries important to the story.

In this Journey Through Advent CD, Father Barron takes the scriptures from each Sunday’s Advent Mass readings and offers his insights into their imagery and meanings, suggesting how we might use them to increase our closeness to God as we anticipate the coming of Christmas.

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE KING CD, presented by Dr. Scott Hahn, K.H.S., Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 8.36.44 AMA former Presbyterian minister who converted to Catholicism, Dr. Hahn is a Catholic theologian, contemporary author, consultant, and Christian apologist.

In this CD, Dr. Hahn presents an in-depth examination of the symbolic importance of the many characters and events of the Christmas story that are not obvious in the Biblical accounts.  As he explores their deeper meanings, our faith can be strengthened as we see the logical position of these events in God’s eternal plan.

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Family Rosary & Movie Night – Fri. 24 Oct.

Posted by on 21 Oct 2014 in Parish News

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 7.46.44 AMSponsored by the families of St. Mary School

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What is a Synod?

Posted by on 8 Oct 2014 in Things Catholic

Glad you asked… checkout the helpful video below:

 

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