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St. Mary of the Assumption Church and School - Van Wert, OH

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Welcome


St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church is located in Van Wert, Ohio and is the only Catholic Church in Van Wert County.
To learn more about St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, please visit our history page.

 

Mission Statement

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.  (Please visit our mission page.)

 

Mass Schedule

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Directions and Map

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New to the Parish?

We are glad to welcome you as a member of our Parish Family.  Please stop by the Parish Office or call (419) 238-3979 so we can get acquainted.
Pastor
Rev. Stanley Szybka
Deacons
Deacon Norbert Reinhart
Deacon Andrew McMahon
Business Manager
Ed Fox
Parish Secretary
Angie Renner
Coordinator of Religious Education
Cherie Freewalt
School Principal
Dan Metzger
School Secretary
Julie Anderson

Information about the Sacraments and RCIA

Baptism Confirmation
Reconciliation (Confession) Matrimony
First Reconciliation and First Communion RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
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St. Mary of the Assumption School

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Sacrament of Baptism

Baptisms are celebrated the 2nd Sunday of each month immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  Instructions for parents having their first child baptized are held the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Please contact Cherie Freewalt to schedule a date.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Tuesday: 6:30 pm
Saturday: 3:00-3:30 p.m.
 
The Sacrament of Penance (Confession) is also available by appointment

Sacrament of Confirmation

Classes for the Sacrament of Confirmation for Grades 7, 8 and high school and the Confirmation Ceremony are held every other year in the odd years.  Prior attendance in St. Mary's School and/or St. Mary's SOR is expected.

Letters will be mailed to parents by the end of August the year of Confirmation. Please call the Religious Ed. Office at 419-238-3079 if you do not receive a letter and check the Religious Ed Home page for a copy of the most recent letter to parents.

First Reconciliation and

First Communion

First Reconciliation and First Communion are usually celebrated in the second grade.  Prior attendance in St. Mary's School or St. Mary's SOR is expected.

Letters, which contain information concerning dates, times, parent classes, appropriate attire, etc., will be mailed to parents in September, January and April.  Check the Religious Ed Homepage for copies of the most recent letters to parents.

Sacrament of Matrimony

Call the Parish Office at (419) 238-3979 and arrange your marriage SIX MONTHS prior to your proposed wedding date.  Do not set any definite date for marriage until you have first consulted with the Pastor.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation

of Adults)

Have you been coming to St. Mary's for a while and feel yourself drawn to the Mass?

Are you dating someone, who is Catholic?

Are you impressed by the faith of your Catholic friends?

Did you receive some religious education as a young child but nothing since?

Have you been searching for something and you are not sure what?

Perhaps you are certain that you wish to become Catholic but you are not sure what to do.

RCIA may be the next step in your spiritual journey. Inquiry classes begin in September.  Call Cherie Freewalt at the Religious Ed. Office at 419-238-3079 for more information.

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