A Message From Fr. Mike
Words About Reverence in Our Church
I have noticed, and been told, that talking in the church before Masses is distracting to many. Please understand that the spirit of welcome is a leading asset of our parish, and I love the fact that you talk with one another before and after Mass. May I make a simple request at this time? While in the church, please observe silence for the benefit of those who come to church early for prayer and reflection. Silence prepares us to encounter Jesus during Mass. Continue to talk with one another before and after Mass in the Vestibule or outside. Before receiving Holy Communion, please bow, as a sign of reverence for Jesus Who is really present in the Holy Eucharist. Thank you for being Assumption BVM Parish.
A Follow up to the “Sun of Hope Orphanage”
For those who choose to contribute to this worthy cause, and choose to write a check, please write it to “Assumption BVM Church”. All contributions are deposited weekly; a single check from the parish will be issued to the “Sun of Hope Orphanage” at the beginning of September. Thank you for your generosity.
Just a reminder that nursery is held year round during the 11 AM Sunday Mass for children one year until they start kindergarten. Since we do not have Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the summer, kindergarten ‘graduates’ are also invited to stay in the nursery.
World Meeting of Families
Important Announcement Regarding Transportation for Papal Visit Weekend
IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM SEPTA: To ride SEPTA Regional Rail during the weekend of September 26-27, you must purchase special one-day passes. Passes are limited and will be made available through a Lottery. Everyone who enters the Lottery will have a chance to be selected but given the limited number of Passes available for each station, not everyone will be selected to purchase Passes. The Lottery will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on the 3rd (Eastern Daylight Savings Time). Learn more about the Lottery by goint to http://www.septa.org/fares/special-papal-visit.html for more details.
**SEPTA World Meeting of Families Congress Anywhere Pass: If you registered for the Congress and purchased a SEPTA Pass in your package, this World Meeting of Families Congress Anywhere Pass will be honored from Monday, September 21 through Monday, September 28 and will be good for travel on Regional Rail during the Papal Visit weekend. For more information regarding all transportation during the World Meeting of Families, visit: www.worldmeeting2015.org.
As the phenomenal World Meeting of Families rapidly approaches, volunteers are still needed. Please check for the informative brochures in the church pamphlet rack. For volunteer opportunities and requirements, please go to info@WorldMeeting2015.org.