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
Is God calling you to accompaniment?
Accompaniers are needed! Please say YES to the calling. For many of our immigrant brothers and sisters, who lack full documentation, a court appearance — whether in immigration court or traffic court, it is a time of great fear and anxiety. There is always the possibility that they may be apprehended by ICE or detained or even deported by a judge, with no opportunity to inform their families. Appearing in court WITH SUPPORT from trained and caring accompaniers can be a source of comfort for them, and in some cases can influence a ruling in their favor. For accompaniers, this can be a deep encounter with the message of Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was …”
Through the initiative of Bishop Edward Deliman, encouraged by Archbishop Charles Chaput, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has instituted a Ministry of Accompaniment. In collaboration with Power Interfaith, Faith in Action as well as the Philadelphia-based New Sanctuary Movement. Since accompaniment is always offered as a team, we are calling on Assumption’s faith family to participate and joyfully ask that each participating person invite a friend, who would be able to be part of our team. We are looking to train 7-12 parishioners in order to have always a team of 3-7 members. It is recommended that each parish will have 3-7 people trained, ideally including the pastor. If there are Spanish-speakers in your group, that would be a plus, but not a requirement.
Accompaniment Training will be on November 2 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Assumption Media Center. RSVP to Dot Vogel at 215.357.1221 Ext. 20 or e-mail email@example.com with the Subject: ACCOMPANIMENT with your name, phone number and any questions.
Annual Memorial Mass for the Deceased
This is for those who have died since November 1, 2018. If you had a loved one or close friend die within the last year, you (and your family) are cordially invited to attend our Annual Memorial Mass for the Deceased on November 2 at the 5:00 pm Vigil Mass. If you plan to attend, please cut and return the portion from the Bulletin no later than October 25 to the Rectory. NOTE: Anyone who had a relative not buried from our parish is also cordially invited and it is recommended to call the Rectory at 215.357.1221 with the deceased person’s full name to be added to the Memorial Mass List of Deceased.
Teen Youth Group News
Come explore the FUN HOUSE! during our annual Haunted Hallway on October 26 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm in the school building. Admission is $2.00. You will have a frightfully good time! Once again, our teens will be offering delicious Oteri’s pies and cheese cakes for your Thanksgiving celebration. Look for the order form in next week’s bulletin. This is a tasty way to support our Teen Youth Group. Thank you!
Thanksgiving Pie Sale
Once again, our Teens will be offering delicious Oteri’s pies and cheese cakes for your Thanksgiving celebration. Order forms are included in this week’s bulletin and due back no later than November 3. This is a tasty way to support our Teen Youth Group. Thank you!
Christmas Gift Fund
Over the last three years, Assumption parishioners have provided Christmas to the children at the Sun of Hope Orphanage Village in Tanzania. This year, we would once again like to provide the children with a special Christmas. During the month of October, a donation box marked Christmas Gift Fund, will be in the vestibule of church. If you choose to donate, please place your donations in this designated box (NOT the collection basket). If paying by check, please make it payable to Assumption B.V.M. and place it in an envelope marked Christmas Gift Fund with your name. Assumption will process your donation and in November forward the total amount collected to the Holy Spirit Sisters. The orphanage will then purchase Christmas gifts for the children. Last year’s donations purchased many gifts including two cows and a barn! All donations are welcomed and appreciated. Thank you!
We would like to recognize the parishioners who are celebrating their anniversary of the Sacrament of Matrimony in every edition. If you are celebrating an anniversary in the next few months, include wedding date, place of marriage, photos and any details you might want to share.
Additionally, we are highlighting active military members. If a member of your immediate family is currently serving in the military or reserves, either home or abroad, include name, rank, branch of military service, home base, and where they are serving. Contact Glen Michaels at 267.307.0248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2000 Hail Marys
On October 26, our parish including our Indian Catholic Community to honor Our Blessed Mother in a very special way. We will have a devotion called 2000 Hail Marys. This day will begin at 6:00 am with prayers and the Rosary. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 am followed by Eucharistic Adoration. Prayers and Rosaries will be said throughout the day until 3:30 pm. Mark your calendar for this special prayer event. Stay the entire day or stop in any time you can join in the prayers.
Care for Friends, formerly known as Aid for Friends, the mission is still the same: to provide home cooked meals to the isolated homebound in our area. Assumption B.V.M. is fortunate to be a freezer location site for the donation of meals. Please consider taking a package of trays or soup containers home with you to fill and freeze. Bring them back to Mass and one of the ushers will take them down to the freezer for you. Thank you for both your generosity and support of this much needed program.