PRAISE GOD!

As you take the time to explore our website, you can draw a conclusion that we are a very active parish. Assumption BVM is a tight-knit family of faith, dedicated to our Blessed Mother, Mary. We are disciples of Jesus, who worship God and love our neighbor. As you get a “glimpse” of our many activities, I encourage and invite you to experience our family, and enhance our family by sharing your talents and gifts.

Reverend Mike Davis

 

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Notices

Catholic Charities Appeal “KICK OFF”
The Catholic Charities Appeal Collection with the 2016 Theme, “A New Vision”, begins saturday February 6th. The appeal, which continues until December, has a goal of $15,000,000.00, and our parish goal is $36,557.00. All that is collected will fund nearly 180 wide-ranging ministries, programs and supporting offices, from childcare to retirement living, from homelessness to growing the Church on college campuses. Please be as generous as possible.

Sun of Hope Orphanage Village
The orphanage, which was recently founded by our very own Holy Spirit Sisters for their 50th Anniversary, is located in Tanzania. The Orphanage currently houses and educates twenty-one four year olds. The plan is to successfully prepare these children for secondary school, which is a long shot for most Tanzanian children. How can you help? The orphanage, which was visited by Father Bill, was a project held very close to his heart. We would like to continue to assist the Holy Spirit Sisters in their endeavor. In the back of church you will see pictures of the children who currently reside in the orphanage. Below their pictures, are donor cards. Please look the display over and consider taking a donor card. You choose the amount and where you would like to help—either with material items (clothes, shoes, soap, etc.) or school supplies (stationary, books, pencils, paper, etc.) . Return the card with your donation and you will receive a picture of the child you are helping—just a little reminder that you are making a difference in the life of that little girl or little boy. If you have any questions about the project, please email newsfromthepews@outlook.com.

“Flame of Love” Prayer Cenacles
The “Flame of Love” is truly Blessed Mother Mary’s Immaculate Heart. The movement with this name is due to revelations given to a widow from Hungary, Elizabeth Kindelmann, in the early 1960’s. These revelations from Jesus and Mary have 3 purposes: for individuals holiness, the salvation of as many souls as possible, and God’s blessings upon the earth. Several people came to the Introductory sessions in November, and some have expressed interest in forming prayer cenacles, or small prayer groups in our parish. An organizational meeting will be held in the Rectory Meeting Room on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM. If you are interested in forming the prayer cenacles or in learning more about the “Flame of Love,” please come to this meeting.

MAN UP PHILLY
8th Annual Men’s Spirituality Conference 
Saturday, March 12, 2016. Man Up Philly presents Transforming Men, Transforming Families Place: St. Joseph Univ. Hagan Arena. Speakers: Curtis Martin, founder of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), Rich Gannon NFL Quarterback, Father George Grima, Missionary Priest working with African orphans, Chief J. Thomson, Police Chief of Camden. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered and the day ends with Mass.

Best Lent Ever
What are your doing for Lent this year? Matthew Kelly and our parish staff strongly encourage you to subscribe to your “Best Lent Ever.” This online source of daily inspiration is free and literally at your fingertips. Visit: DynamicCatholic.com/BestLentEver for more Information.Pass this on to your friends and family. Because of this endeavor we will postpone the Rediscover Jesus book discussions until after Easter. Stay tuned and also share your insights with those who do not go online.


Fabulous 55 Plus Seniors

Come join us for our next meeting on Friday, February 12th at 1:00 PM in the parish hall.  The Annual Anniversary Luncheon wil be on Thursday February 25th at noon at the Buck Hotel.  For information call Gerry Miailetti at 215-355-7461.


Fund Raiser

PENNY PARTY BASKET NIGHT
Join us for some FUN IN THE SUN at the 32nd Annual Penny Party Basket Night Friday, February 19, 2016.  Doors open at 6 PM. Cost is $20 per person. Catered dinner included. Preview times: 2/18 6 to 8 PM & 2/19 9 AM-2 PM. Snow date Sat. Feb. 20th. Tickets are non-refundable. Adults only-BYOB. Tickets available Tuesday through Friday at the rectory. To volunteer, donate, or for more information call Maria Leszczyszyn at 215-953- 1285


Bereavement Support Group

The Bereavement Support Group will hold weekly meetings beginning Monday, March 7th from 7 PM to 8:30 PM in the rectory meeting room. The Support Group is open to all people who are  grieving the death of a loved one. This includes accident and violent death.The program consists of 8 weekly sessions which offer information about the grief process and gives people an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Pre-registration is required. For more information call Barbara Wutzer, 215-355-8897.


Lenten Devotions

Ash Wednesday: February 10
Distribution of Ashes at Masses 6:30 AM, 10 AM and 7 PM.
Wednesday Evenings: 
February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16 and 23
Stations of the Cross: 6:30 PM
Mass: 7 PM
Confession: Following Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Reconciliation Day: Saturday, March 19, 10 AM to 11:30 AM.  Extra confessors will be available.
Saturdays: 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday: Mar 22: 7:30 PM
No Confessions on Holy Saturday March 26
Special Events for the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5: Observance of 24 hours for the Lord.  Watch for details in the Parish Bulletin.
Thursday, March 10 at 7 PM: The Jubilee Year of Mercy, presented by Meghan Cokeley, Director of the Archdiocesen Office for the New Evangelization.
Coming Attractions
March 31, April 7, 14, 21 and May 2 at 7 PM: A Biblical Walk through the Mass by Dr. Edward Sri, presented by Deacon Eric.
Email discussion of Rediscovering Jesus by Matthew Kelly. 
Watch for details in the Parish Bulletin.
Holy Week
Palm Sundaym March 20:
 The Lord's Passion, regular mass schedule.  Weather permitting, the 11 AM mass will begin outside.
Sundaym March 20 and Mondaym March 21 
at 7 PM: Passion Play presented by 8th grade students of St. Katharine Drexel Regional School at St. Bede the Venerable Church.
Tuesday, March 22: Confessions, 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, March 23: Stations of the Cross, 6:30 PM.  Mass 7 PM.  Confessions after Mass.
Holy Thursday, March 24: Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7:30 PM.  Night prayer following mass in the Rectory Meeting Room.  Repository will be open in the Rectory Meeting Room until 11 PM.
Good Friday, March 25: Morning Prayer in Church, 10 AM.  Teen CYO Presentation of Living Stations, Noon.  Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Veneration of the Cross, 3 PM.
Holy Saturday, March 26: Morning Prayer in Church with Blessing of Easter Food Baskets, 10 AM.  Easter Vigil Mass, 7:30 PM.
Easter Sunday, March 27:
Masses 8 AM, 10 AM and Noon.