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
St. Mary of the Assumption
601 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.
How Can We Commemorate
We can only experience freedom when we act in the nature to which we were created--to be the image and likeness of God. When that freedom is threatened, by a government or by any people, we feel compelled to restore that freedom. Memorial Day is a day for us to remember freedom.
We remember the lives that fought and the lives selflessly sacrificed to restore freedom for people everywhere.
We also remember the families and friends of those brave individuals. Too many have suffered such tremendous loss.
Memorial Day is a day to count our blessings for living as citizens of a country, which values freedom. However, lives sacrificed mean little if we do not work for solutions to the problems, which bring us to war and bloodshed. It is a matter of peace, love, and justice--the foundation of the Kingdom of God, which goes beyond the boundaries of any country to extend to all people, those who have died, those living now and those to come.
On this day, remember and unite with the poor, who are often victimized by war. What can you do to help those who suffer as victims and refugees?
Pray. Pray and take action--for the souls of the fallen, for the well-being of the victimized, for a future of peace. May the following prayer, taken from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops become a guideline for personal and community prayer today.
God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earhly
Banish violence from our midst and
wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called
your sons and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and
women who have died in the cause
of freedom and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and
We ask this through Jesus Christ our
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6:30 PM Tuesday
3:00-3:30 PM Saturday