The Latest Parish News


Find details on current parish events – including events scheduled for Lent 2016 – under News!

We’re in the Blogosphere! Join the Conversation!

Visit our new St. Mary’s blog: “From the Hill. Participate and become part of our parish social media community. Go to News and then Our Blog. Also, don’t forget to download our parish app (see below), like us on Facebook, and tweet St. Mary’s @stmarys716.

MEGA Raffle 2016: More than Half of Tickets are Gone…So Get Yours Now!

MEGA Raffle this year replaces our annual Monte Carlo Night. With a Grand Prize of $20,000 and nine total prizes, only 600 tickets will be sold. To date, 309 are already gone! Prizes will be awarded June 3. Did you get your MEGA Raffle ticket yet? Pick up a form in the back of the Church or go to for more information.

Clam Chowder Dinner Takes Place February 10

Lent starts early this year … Watch for updates on our parish Lenten schedule! Our annual Clam Chowder Dinner is set for Ash Wednesday, February 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Full meals are priced at $8. If you need service hours and would like to volunteer, contact or call 683-6445, extension 10.

Ecumenical Services & Luncheons Begin February 17

Lenten Ecumenical Services will be held on Wednesdays at 12 Noon from February 17 through March 16 at various churches in the Lancaster area. The series of services is presented by the Lancaster-Depew Ministerium. Fr. Paul Steller, pastor of St. Mary’s, will speak at the February 17 service at Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway. His topic will be “The Sower and the Seed.” Daily Mass at St. Mary’s will be held at 11 a.m. on the days of Ecumenical Services.

Lenten Reflection Program Set for February 24 & 25

“Unconditionally” is the theme of a Lenten Reflection program cosponsored by St. Mary’s, Our Lady of Pompeii, Lancaster, and St. Martha’s, Depew. The retreat takes place Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Pompeii, 158 Laverack Avenue. Participants may attend one or both sessions. The program will feature  nationally-known motivational speaker Greg Wasinski and Buffalo-based national musician and presenter Carrie Ford. It is free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Environment Committee Needs Members

The St. Mary’s Prayer Environment Committee is seeking new members. A “green thumb” volunteer who can help care for plants used in Church is needed, as are volunteers to design, make, install and remove wall and door hangings and other environment items. We can use your input and creativity! 

Respect Life Need of the Month is Baby Bibs

For the month of Febraury, the St. Mary’s Respect Life Committee is collecting baby bibs for its Need of the Month initiative to benefit the St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center.  A collection box is located in the Church foyer. Thank you for your generosity!

Download our Free St. Mary’s App

St. Mary’s has a new parish app, which is now available for free download in the Android and Apple stores. It features parish news and updates, as well as educational and prayer resources, and much more! Search for “St. Mary of the Assumption” in the app store or go to

Marriage Preparation Program Date Set for 2016

St. Mary’s will host Before Cana on Saturday, April 23. This is the only session held at our parish during 2016 – and it fulfills the diocesan requirement. To schedule your wedding or for more information, call 683-6445.

Mass Times

Sat: 4:30 pm, 7 pm
Sun: 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon

Weekday (in school chapel)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 12 noon
Tue, Thu: 8:30 am

Upcoming Events


Verse Of the Week

" Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying, 'Today, this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing ...'"
- Luke: 4:21

February 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Two Arms, One Heart
  • K-5 Faith Formation
  • EDGE Faith Formation
  • Clam Chowder Dinner
  • EDGE CHAOS! Night
  • Ecumenical Service & Luncheon
  • EDGE Faith Formation
  • Ecumenical Service & Luncheon
  • Lenten Reflection
  • Lenten Reflection
  • K-5 Faith Formation
  • Youth Mass
  • EDGE Faith Formation

Daily Readings

1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30
PS 84:3, 4, 5 and 10, 11
Ps 119:36, 29b
Mk 7:1-13

Read or listen to them here