St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
611 Jennings Road
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Tuesday
8:00 PM to 8:00 AM First Fridays
When there is a Holy Day, the times will change. Adoration will take place after Mass.
6:30 PM Tuesday
3:00-3:30 PM Saturday
With the Baptism of the Lord, we end the Christmas Season and begin Ordinary Time. We often think of "ordinary" as something that does not have special meaning. That is not true of the Ordinary Time of the Liturgical Year (Church Year).
The term, Ordinary Time, comes from the Latin word, ordinalis, which root word is ordo. Ordo is also the root of the word, order. In this case, Ordinary Time refers to the two-part series of Sundays, which are not part of the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter and which are numbered in their order.
It is during these times of the Liturgical Year when we walk with Jesus in his ministry, when we grow and mature and take on the building of the Kingdom of God. Our lives are transformed, and there is nothing ordinary about that.
The normal color for Ordinary Time is green, which signifies life and growth in the Spirit.
We, as a parish family, commit ourselves to grow in our faith, to share what we know, and to be an everlasting light, drawing others to Christ by living His gospel.
We Believe In
God, the Father Almighty, creator of Heaven and Earth.
Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
The Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Founded on the Rock
You are Peter, the Rock; and on this rock I will build my church. (Mt. 16:18)
The Bulwark of Truth
The church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of truth. (I Tim. 3:15)
Guided by the Holy Spirit
I will ask the Father, and he will give you another to be your Advocate, who will be with you forever. (John 14:16)
Your Advocate, the Holy Spirit
Whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will call to mind all that I have told you. (John 14:26)
To Learn More
Enroll in our Catholic Inquiry Program. Contact the Church Office at (419) 238-3979 or the Religious Ed. Office at (419) 238-3079.
4:00 PM Saturday
8:30 AM Sunday
10:30 AM Sunday
6:00 PM Tuesday
8:45 AM Wednesday
8:45 AM Thursday
8:45 AM Friday