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
Procession And Crowning of Our Blessed Mother
Our 4th Annual Musical Tribute will take place on Mother’s Day, May 14th starting at 10:30 AM in the Church. Please plan on being present to hear her story through scripture and song. We wear red on Pentecost and green for St. Patrick so please try to wear blue for our Blessed Mother. “This Child, Who was subject to His Mother, was also the Creator of the world. Every mother, when she picks up the young life that has been born to her, looks up to the heavens to thank God for the gift which made the world young again. But here was a Mother, a Madonna, who did not look up. She looked down to Heaven, for This was Heaven in her arms.” Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. For information call Rosemarie McCafferty 215-355-9017.
Time to Celebrate
Plan to join us on Sunday, May 21st after the 11:00 AM Mass to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fr. Mike’s ordination to the priesthood! In just two short years, Fr. Mike has blessed us with his presence and spiritual guidance. What is your first, fondest or funniest memory since Fr. Mike has come to Assumption Parish? Share it with Fr. Mike on May 21st. Fr. Kelly, a classmate of Fr. Mike, will also be celebrating his anniversary.
Baby Bottle Project Helping Mothers and their Babies
May is the month of Mary, the Mother of God. Please help mothers and their babies during our Change for Life Baby Bottle project. It starts next week! Your donations will be used to save the lives of babies and make a positive impact on mothers. The Evangelization Team will be handing out bottles in the back of church after each Mass next week. Inside the bottles you will find a list of the centers that will be funded with your donations. Please fill the bottle with your loose change, bills, or checks payable to Assumption BVM Church and return it to the back of church on or before May 31st. A special thank you to the Knights of Columbus for purchasing the baby bottles. Thank you for your help.
Knights of Columbus Night at the Ball Park. Trenton Thunder vs Reading Phillies - May 24th. All are welcome. Tickets are only $11 each. For tickets contact Jack Kelly 215-264-4487. Tickets will be sold after all the masses on Saturday May 13, 20 and Sunday May 14, 21.
Celebrations of First Eucharist is scheduled for Sunday Mass, April 30th at 11:00 AM. First Eucharist Masses are not significantly longer than any other weekend Mass. All of these liturgies give our parish family the opportunity to share the joy of our young members as they celebrate Sacraments of Initiation and to offer the warmth of our hospitality and welcome to their families and guests.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrateat by Bishop Timothy Senior at the 5:00 PM Mass on Saturday, April 29th. Please be advised that this Mass will be longer than usual (at least 90 minutes), and that seating and parking will be limited. Please take this into consideration when you plan this weekend.
Volunteers are needed. With the hope of continuing to celebrate the international flavor of our parish after the 11 AM Mass on Pentcost Sunday, June 4th, I am in need of minichairpersons for the various countries and regions to coordinate the celebration in the Parish Hall. Those who did the major coordination our first two years would be grateful for help as the celebration expands to more countries. If you will represent Hispanic, French, Italian, Central and/or Eastern Europe, Asian countries, Africa or the United States, please contact me and plan to come to a short preliminary meeting in early May. Bring a friend. Call me 215357-1221 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This is such a special event. Let’s make it happen again this year. Thanks, Sister Diane.