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

Pro-Life

Change for Life Baby Bottle Project!
Please make sure you take a bottle from the playpen. One per family. Your donations will be used to save the lives of babies and make a positive impact on mothers. The following centers will be funded with the donations: A Baby’s Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center, Alpha Pregnancy Services, Blessed Margaret Castello Home, Choices, Guiding Star Ministries, Legacy of Life, Mother Bachmann Maternity Center, and Our Lady’s house. Please return the bottles with your donations to the playpen, so we can reuse the bottles next year, anytime before May 31st. A special thank you to the Knights of Columbus for making the purchase of the baby bottles. Thank you for your help!


Bingo

Friday, May 6, 2016 in the Assumption BVM Parish Hall.  Doors open at 6:00 PM.  For information call Joan Corcoran at 215-953-7711.


Knights of Columbus

Trenton Thunder Baseball Game
The Knights of Columbus Regina Mundi Council are sponsoring a Trenton Thunder baseball game for fun and to remember Father Bill at the Trenton Thunder stadium.  They take on the Reading Phillies on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7 PM. Tickets are $11 each. . For tickets contact Jack Kelly @215-264-4487 or they may also be purchased at the rectory.


A Message From Fr. Mike

SUGGESTION BOX
The Pastoral Council appreciates your comments, compliments and suggestions.
Feel free to fill out the forms on either side of the Suggestion Box in the church vestibule for our future readings.


Mass

Reminder:Thursday, May 5th is a Holy Day, Masses are 6:30 AM, 10 AM and 7 PM

Father Bill Anniversary Mass
The 8:30 AM Mass on Monday, May 9th will be offered for Father Bill, on his first anniversary.
While Monday is a school and work day, the hope is that some of you will be able to attend the Mass because of advanced notice. Father Joe and Father Bill’s family will also be invited. Please join us for coffee, tea, and donuts in the Parish Hall after Mass. 


Notices

Lifeline Screening a leading provider of community based health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Assumption BVM Church on May 11, 2016.
Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems. Related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening for men and women used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a wellness package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149.00 ($139.00 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129.00 please call: 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community partners


Pentecost

Pentecost Food
Did you forget to volunteer to bring a favorite dessert representing your ancestry? Good news, it is not too late! Just call the rectory or jot me an email (dwolfssj@aol.com) or especially if you are from Spanish heritage or an Eastern European country since we only have a few countries represented so far. Hmm. Don’t think anyone has called to bring Scone yet and I know we have lots of connections to the Blarney Stone! We are expecting Irish potatoes! Those of us who may not be blessed with culinary skills are all invited to come to the hall after the 11:00 Mass or just come about 12:15 on Pentecost, May 15th, for another great parish Pentecost gathering. So, mark your calendar!
Pentecost Languages
Volunteers are still needed to showcase the diversity of languages spoken by our parishioners. We will be celebrating Pentecost with the Second Reading and the Prayer of the Faithful in different languages. Do you speak any language other than English? We are looking for you to read one intercession at Mass (5:00, 8:00 or 11:00) which will be translated for you if necessary. And you do not have to be a lector! Plan to join us. Of course, the Holy Spirit Sisters will bring their beautiful voices to enhance our parish gathering.
Pentecost Dress
Come dressed as an American in red, white and blue, a Colonial Philadelphian, or wear a soccer uniform or Phillies shirt! Teenager: please bring some-thing American to be part of the United States table, food such as popcorn, pretzels, cheese, and chips and dip. . . Let Sr. Diane know by Thursday, May 12th