A Message from Fr. Mike
FORMED is here!
As mentioned by Deacon Bob Stewart in a homily about one month ago, our parishioners now have on line access to Programs, Movies, Audios and Books from renowned Catholic speakers and writers! This is a tremendous resource for learning more about the Catholic faith. The steps to register with FORMED are: 1. Go to FORMED.Org 2. Type your parish code in the Parish Code Field and then click on “Submit”. The Parish Code is: 4JTFH3 (case sensitive) 3. Fill in the Profile with your information, create your password and click on “Submit Profile”. 4. You will then be taken into FORMED.org and can access Programs, Movies, Audios and Books. 5. When you go back to FORMED.org after your initial registration, you can click on the “Log in” button in the top right corner and enter your email address which is your user name, and the password you created.
PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)
PREP classes resume on September 11 and 12. Re-registration forms for current PREP students were sent home before PREP ended. Please return them as soon as possible. You may also access the registration letters/forms on the Religious Education webpage (see directions below). The meeting for catechists will be on Thursday, Sept. 8th at 7:00 PM. If you have a child entering first grade in public school in September, please call the Religious Education Office for a registration packet. Catch-up classes are available for older children who have not had previous religious instruction. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have a child attending private school who will be celebrating sacraments in the parish.
We can always use more help, and offer full/partial tuition waivers for parents who volunteer. If you are interested in helping, please call the office at 215-357-3445 so we can begin your clearances and training. The revised PREP Family Handbook has been posted on the Religious Education Office webpage. To access all news and information (including weatherrelated announcements) about PREP, YIA, RCIA, and Sacraments, go to the parish website:www.abvmfeasterville.org, and click on the Religious Education Office tab at the bottom of the menu on the left side. The page will be updated weekly, so this is the most current information available.
Learn About the Psalms
We hear the Psalms read or sung at every Mass between the first and second readings, but do we understand their significance? The Psalms are at the heart of the Bible. They are prayers from God that help us learn to pray. The Holy Spirit inspired them. Israel sang them. Christ
himself prayed them, as did our Blessed Mother. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us. Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God. Join us for PSALMS: The School of Prayer.
Assumption BVM Parish will be hosting their new bible study series in the Church Hall beginning Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 PM and continuing every Thursday evening for 11 sessions. No previous bible study experience is required. Registration Forms can be found in the pamphlet rack in the vestibule of the church or can be obtained from the rectory. The cost for this year’s study materials is $24.00. For more information or to register for the study, contact Deacon Bob at the rectory or via email: email@example.com. Please invite a friend and be sure to register by 9/9/16.
Catholics Divorce and Separation Survival Guide
Heal your Heart. Be compassionate to yourself! Are you hurting from divorce or separation? Or is your brother, daughter, best friend suffering from the loss of their marriage? This is an invitation to move towards healing. Plan to join us on Thursday evenings, starting September 15, 2016 from 7 PM until 8:30 PM in the rectory meeting room. This inspiring program, consisting of a half hour DVD presentation, followed by discussion that will address such topics as shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the Courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, spirituality, remarriage, or staying single, and much more. For information, please contact Eileen Landola, 215- 953-0351; firstname.lastname@example.org (please put Sept. 15 class in subject line), or Sister Diane 215-357-1221; email@example.com. Please include your name, email address and Cell number on paper and drop it at the rectory by Wednesday, August 31st. Books and materials are $30.00. Assistance is available.
St Katharine Drexel Catholic School Golf Outing
At the Northampton Valley Country Club Richboro, PA, Saturday, October 15, 2016. Check-in and Driving Range Open 11 AM Buffet Lunch 11:30 AM Shotgun Start 12:15 PM (Scramble Format) Dinner, Prizes & Raffle Baskets 6:30 PM. All players will enjoy access to driving ranges, lunch, round of golf, prizes, gifts, dinner, beer, wine & soda. Sponsorship opportunities are available and we are currently seeking volunteers. Please contact Jeff Spray at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Ritchie at email@example.com.