Week of July 25-29 Pedestrian traffic only; no cars or wheelchairs. The only way to get into (and out of) St. Mary’s will be through the black gate on South Prince Street – for Mass and/or the rectory office. Please follow the signs. The front steps and the driveway will both be closed. Do NOT walk through the construction area!
Thank you for your patience! It will be worth it!
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For over two and a half centuries this church has stood as a house of prayer where we feel welcome and at home. 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 on February 5, 2009, and with it comes the privilege of a Plenary Indulgence for each member of the faithful who makes a pilgrimage to the church under certain prescribed conditions.