St. Mary of the Assumption
601 Jennings Road
Van Wert, OH 45891
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church is
located in Van Wert, Ohio, and is the only Catholic church in Van Wert County,
Ohio. St. Mary of the Assumption is the home parish for over 750
households in Van Wert and surrounding communities.
Please visit our Liturgy Page
to get involved or to see how our parishioners put their faith into action.
Stanley Szybka is a Priest of the Diocese of Toledo and became pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church.
Norbert Reinhart has served St. Mary of the Assumption for many years
and has helped our parish prosper. He formed the Engaged Couples
Conference in 1976 and served on the Building and Maintenance Committee
for over 50 years. Deacon Reinhart also used his carpentry talents
to build our ambo (lectern) and the celebrant's chair.
Andrew McMahon was ordained in 1992 and has accomplished a great deal
for our parish in the years since. From Marriage Preparation
and Natural Family Planning to RCIA and Social Concerns, Deacon McMahon
is involved with a wide variety of activities in our parish and the
Catholic Schools Week 2013
February 3 - February 9
The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2013 is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2013 is January 27 to February 2. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large.
The 2013 theme supports the recent launch of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, that ensure the effective operation and responsible governance Catholic schools across the country, thus promoting high academic standards and Catholic identity. The logo designed for the week illustrates a chart of steady growth culminating in the highest achievement of all, a cross representing the faith that underscores all Catholic education.