The parish office employees are in the office every weekday during regular business hours (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM), but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the office is closed to visitors. Please feel free to call the office, 717.392.2578. The weekly bulletin will be sent to all parishioners for whom we have an email address.
Public Masses, Adoration and any other liturgical functions are all cancelled until further notice. Fr. Brian will celebrate Mass privately each day for the intention of the day. These Masses, as well as Mass on Sunday morning at 11:00 am, will be streamed. Facebook, Livestream and our website are the best methods of providing livestreams of Mass and various liturgical events at the parish, such as Adoration, Morning/Evening prayers, etc.
Sunday Mass is also broadcast on LCTV Channel 66 at 5PM on Sunday evenings.
Sunday Mass worship aids are emailed to our parishioners around Friday of each week and are available here at our website.
The church is closed to the public until further notice.
Keeping Holy the Lord’s Day
The regularly scheduled times are cancelled, but if someone is in danger of death, please contact Fr. Brian to arrange confession on the front porch (or at their bedside)
Please check out the bulletin for details of the various Bible studies and groups in the parish, many of whom are meeting via Zoom these days.
Funerals and Baptisms
For the time being, these are cancelled. A Mass of Remembrance can be scheduled for a future time.
Our Youth Group continues on too! I’m sure some of your teens may be getting a little stir crazy. Send them to Bob and dozens of other teens Thursday night at 7:00pm. Email email@example.com to get on his email list to stay updated.
Fr. Brian Wayne
Established in 1741, this beautiful church stands as a symbol of the vitality and dedication of Catholic life in Lancaster. We have the distinguished honor of being the fourth oldest Catholic Church in the original thirteen colonies and the added blessing of Mary, the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, as our patroness. In addition, our church was granted a special spiritual bond with the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome in February 2009 (more info). Look beyond the beautiful sacramental signs of handcrafted marble statuary, stained glass windows and carved altars, and you will see a special mosaic…not of sculptures or paintings, but a mosaic of people from different cultures, economic backgrounds, and ages all gathering together to pray and serve the Lord.
In Christ’s Peace,
ST. MARY’S FACEBOOK PAGE
The importance of Spiritual Communion is becoming more evident as all public Masses are being cancelled. Please click here for more information on this practice that is powerful not only when we cannot receive the Eucharist but even when we can.
Monday – Friday:
4:30 pm Vigil
8:30 am | 11:00 am
5:30 pm Vigil
*subject to change
After 12:05 pm Mass