PRAISE GOD!

As you browse our website, hopefully you discover new things about the parish and if you are new or haven't been involved you will realize how delighted we would be if you would join us for Worship. We strive to be a warm, prayerful and loving community of faith. We are here for you.

May you Live the Gospel, Laugh a lot, and Love always.

Fr. Bill McGeown, Pastor

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

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Assumption BVM Church Hall Friday, March 6, 2015. Doors open at 6:00 PM for information call: Joan Corcoran 215-953-7711.


World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families is coming to Philadelphia in September 2015! Have You Registered?
Registration for the World Meeting of Families is now open! To register for the World Meeting, September 22-25, 2015, or to learn more visit WorldMeeting2015.org and go to the “Register” page.


Notices

Red Cross Blood Drive
We have been asked to host a Red Cross Blood Drive. We need one or two parish volunteers to coordinate this event (you don’t have to be in the medical field). If you are able to help, please call the rectory. 

Man Up Philly 7th Annual Men’s Spirituality Conference
Man Up Philly presents Faith, Family and Fatherhood on Saturday, March 7th at St. Joseph University Hagan Arena.  The men of our parish are invited to join Catholic Men from throughout the Archdiocese. Speakers include Dr. Scott Hahn, author of Rome Sweet Home, Gus Lloyd, Catholic radio host, Devin Schadt, from Catholic Answers and Jim Longon, member of the Papal Foundation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered and the Conference will conclude with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput. For more information and to register go to the website: www.manupphilly.com.

Life Line Screening — March 18th
Assumption BVM Church is once again hosting Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings on March 18, 2015. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitypartners. For more information call Sr. Diane at the rectory.


Bereavement Support Group

Will begin on March 9th at 7 PM in the rectory meeting room. It is open to all people grieving the death of a loved one including accidental and violent deaths. The program consists of 8 weekly sessions, offers information about the grief process and gives people an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Preregistration is required. For information or to register, call Barbara Wutzer, 215-355-8897.


St. Patrick's Day Party

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus the St. Patrick’s Day Party is Saturday, March 14th, 7 PM to 11 PM in the Church hall. Our DJ is “Tommy J” (Tommy Joseph).  Tickets are $25.00 each ($30 at the door).  Tickets can be purchased at he rectory and will be sold at the door or by calling Michael Arment, 215-470-2050 or Ray Burkett, 215-357-1283. Plan to come for an evening of good food, music, and fun.


Lenten Devotions

Stations of the Cross: Wednesday March 4th, 25th and April 1st at 7:00 PM in the Church.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays:
 4:00 to 4:30 PM
Tuesday, March 31st: 7:30 PM
Reconciliation Day: Saturday, March 28th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  Extra confessors will be available.
Note: No Confessions on Holy Saturday, April 4th.

Special Events
Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30 PM: Living the Beatitudes presented by Dennis Mueller, Director of Faith Formation at St. Richard Parish in the St. Thomas Aquinas Room (STAR), formerly the School Library.
Sunday March 22nd at 7:00 PM: An unforgettable experience of healing presented by the  Franciscan Mystery Players.  Through the use of special lighting and sound, this moving dramatic meditation promises to be a high point in our Lenten spiritual journey.

Holy Week
March 29th:
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion.  Regular Mass schedule.
March 29th and 30th: Passion Play presented by 8th grade students of St. Katharine Drexel Regional School at 7:00 PM at St. Bede the Venerable Church.
March 31st: Confessions at 7:30 PM.
April 2nd: Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:30 PM in the Church.  Night prayer following Mass in the Rectory Meeting Room.  Repository will be open in the Rectory Meeting Room until 10:00 PM.
April 3rd: Good Friday morning prayer in Church at 10:00 AM.  Teen CYO Presentation of Living Stations at Noon.  Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Veneration of the Cross at 3:00 PM.
April 4th: Holy Saturday morning prayer in Church with Blessing of Easter Baskets at 10:00 AM.  Easter Vigil at 7:30 PM. No Confessions on Holy Saturday.
April 5th: Easter Sunday Masses at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12 Noon.