Saint Mary of The Assumption

Catholic Church

St. Mary of the Assumption

Catholic Church

601 Jennings Road

Van Wert, Ohio  45891


Eucharistic Adoration


Mission Statement

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

​By Appointment

Mass Schedule


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.

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

 Penance Services

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

Private Confessions

Tuesdays - 6:30 PM - until all are heard

     December 5

     December 12

     December 19

     December 26

Saturdays - 3:00 - 3:30 PM

     December 9

     December 16

     December 23

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

Immaculate Conception

(Holy Day)

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--

        (Children's Mass)

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