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.
Fr. Stanley Szybka is a priest of the Diocese of Toledo and became pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in 2011.
Deacon 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.
Deacon 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 community.