St. Mary of the Assumption
601 Jennings Road
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
Grow in your faith or invite others to grow in their faith with
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
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)
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
We ask forgiveness of our sins
so as to be in a state of grace
to truly celebrate
the birthday of our Lord
Communal Penance Service
7:00 PM Wednesday, November 29
Tuesdays - 6:30 PM - until all are heard
Saturdays - 3:00 - 3:30 PM
The Weeks of Advent
A time to prepare for Christmas
when Christ's First Coming is remembered.
A time to direct our hearts and minds to await Christ's Second Coming at the end of time
First Sunday - December 3
Second Sunday - December 10
Third Sunday - December 17
Fourth Sunday - December 24
Mary's Immaculate Conception has nothing to do with the generative activity of her parents or with the removal of Original Sin (the sin of Adam and Eve) from her soul, and everything to do with her exemption from sin altogether and full of sanctifying grace so as to be the perfect vessel for Jesus.
Even the angel Gabriel proclaims it. "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." (Luke 1: 28)
7:00 PM Vigil Mass, Thursday, December 7
8:45 AM, Friday, December 8
7:00 PM, Friday, December 8
The celebration of God's love incarnate in Jesus (God become man)
to show us how life can be lived
and to save us from the debt of sin
that separates us from our perfect happiness with God.
The season of Christmas extends until the Baptism of the Lord, shortly after the celebration of the Epiphany.
4:00 PM, Sunday, December 24
6:00 PM, Sunday, December 24--
Midnight, Monday, December 25
9:30 AM, Monday, December 25
Mary, Mother of God
Mary accepted the will of God and became the mother of God's Son, Jesus. Jesus is the Incarnation--human and divine--two natures but one Person. Women do not give birth to natures. They give birh to persons. Therefore, Mary is the Mother of God and deserving of the honor and title given to her.
7:00 PM, Sunday, December 31
9:30 AM, Monday, January 1