St. Mary of the Assumption

Catholic Church

601 Jennings Road

Van Wert, Ohio  45891


Mission Statement

6:30 PM Tuesday

3:00-3:30 PM Saturday

​By Appointment

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Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses

  4:00 PM  Saturday

  8:30 AM  Sunday

10:30 AM  Sunday

Weekday Masses

  6:00 PM  Tuesday

  8:45 AM  Wednesday

  8:45 AM  Thursday

  8:45 AM  Friday

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Saint Mary of The Assumption

Catholic Church

Eucharistic Adoration

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.


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

[Jesus said to Simon] "And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it."  
(Matthew 16:18)

The Bulwark of Truth

The church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.  
(1 Timothy 3:15b)


Guided by the Holy Spirit

[Jesus said to his disciples]  "I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth," (John 14: 16-17a)

We Believe in the Dignity of the Human Person, which includes the Protection of Children and Those Who Serve Them.

 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.

September is

Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death of adults and the 2nd leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24.  Those who experience a mental illness are 90% more likely to die by suicide.

Know the Signs

Crisis Help Lines

What is Catholic Teaching on Suicide?


Know the Signs

Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself

Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means

Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person

Feeling hopeless

Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge

Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities--seemingly without thinking

Feeling trapped - like there's no way out

Increasing alcohol or drug use

Withdrawing from friends, family, and society

Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time

Experiencing dramatic mood changes

Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life

Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Crisis Help Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Crisis Text Line (Available 24 hours every day)

Guide on Emergency Assistance, Warning Signs and Prevention of Suicide in College Students center/college-suicide-prevention/

What Is Catholic Teaching on Suicide?

Often people believe that suicide is a mortal sin, and that people who die by suicide cannot receive a Catholic burial.  However, the Catechism of the Cathollic Church (#2280, 2281, 2882, and 2883) while upholding the sacredness of life and the gravity of suicide, acknowledges at the same time that certain conditions can diminish responsibillity:

Catechism of the Catholic Church


Dear God,

Cover with your mercy all those affected by mental illness who have died by suicide.  Grant them peace so they may rest in your love.

As a loving parent, bring comfort to the parents, sisters, brothers, friends and families who suffer the loss of a loved one.

Thank you Lord for your embracing love.