Virgin Mary

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

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

Notices

Alpha at ABVM
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is a safe, non-judgmental, friendly, and welcoming space to explore life’s big questions together with no strings attached. Join us for an awesome meal, an engaging talk, and small group conversation. Come by and check it out. Keep coming back if you like it! Feel free to invite others.  Alpha begins September 15 and ends November 24, from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm. Have questions or want to register so that we order enough lunch? Please go to www.AlphaABVM.org for more information or contact Nancy at 215.720.1703 or AlphaABVM@gmail.com.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is looking for a few more teen helpers and adult leaders.  If interested in helping a few times a year on Sundays during the 11:00 am Mass, please contact Nora McDonough at 215.357.3445.

Craft Fair

October 26 between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm Assumption B.V.M. Parish Hall VENDORS needed!  For information, call Patsy Medaglia at 215.364.2435.

PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)

We are in need of catechists/teachers for Monday evening Level 5 class and also we need aides for Sunday mornings and Monday evenings. Would you be able to spare ninety minutes weekly to share your faith with our parish school children and help them to grow in their faith as well? Please pray and seriously consider this rewarding mission. May God bless your efforts to consider this work for His children. Thank you! PREP Summer Office Hours Monday through Thursday between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm If there are any concerns and/or questions, contact 215.357.3445 or ABVMREO18@gmail.com

Bible Study

God Is Calling You to a Deeper Relationship with Him. If we consider that God is the Divine Bridegroom and the Church is his Bride, then the prophets can be seen as “spiritual marriage counselors.” They afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, calling us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance, warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly Bridegroom.
The next Bible Study, The Prophets – Messengers of God’s Mercy, begins on October 3 at 7:00 pm. We will meet for 10 sessions in the Assumption Media Center (old school library). You will not only benefit personally from being part of this study; you will also help us to grow in fellowship as we develop a closer relationship with Christ together. Scripture scholars Sarah Christmyer and Thomas Smith will present our study topic. Each week, you will come to know a prophet from Scripture and learn how his message sheds light on our faith and our lives. In getting to know these messengers of God, you will read Scripture and the Catechism, while answering thought-provoking questions and powerful reflections. Plus, you will learn practical ways to apply the messages of the prophets in your own life. Registration forms can be found in the pamphlet rack on September 16. The cost for this series and your study guide is $27. Please contact Deacon Bob at 215.421.3662 or psykman@verizon.net, if you have any questions. In order to participate, no previous Bible study experience is needed. Bring a friend!

RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA is the process by which persons enter the Catholic Church. This program is designed for those who have never been baptized, for those who were baptized in another faith tradition, and for those who were baptized Roman Catholic but never completed the sacraments of initiation (First Eucharist and/or Confirmation).  We would like to hear from those who are interested in entering RCIA this year. For more information, please contact Deacon Eric at the Rectory at 215.357.1221 Ext. 24, or by e-mail at DeaconEric.ABVM@gmail.com. Our sessions will start up again with an informational meeting on September 11 at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room.

Sunday Nursery

We are seeking volunteers of school age (between Grades 5th - 12th) and adult volunteers to help watch Assumption’s “little ones” during the 11:00 am Sunday Mass.  All volunteers will be scheduled once every 4 - 6 weeks.  NOTE that  parental permission is required for student volunteers.  Please contact Deacon Eric at 215.357.1221 Ext. 24, or DeaconEric.ABVM@gmail.com, or pick up a volunteer form at the Rectory office.