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
“Big Heart Harvest”
I have invited John Paul Kasperowicz, of “Big Heart Harvest,” to visit our parish on June 12 and 13. John Paul is no stranger to our parish, as he has conducted the pre-sacramental parent meetings for Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Confirmation, and the retreat for our Confirmation candidates for many years. His non-profit organization has a threefold mission, which includes growing food for the hungry, educating persons as to how to grow their own food to provide for themselves, and sensitizing persons from all walks of life to aid the needy. John Paul will provide music for the 11:00 am Mass on June 13, and speak at the end of each weekend Mass about this ministry.
Updated Archdiocesan Directives Concerning Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions
Consistent with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s lifting of all building sanitation, distancing and capacity restrictions, all parishes and institutions in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties are free to lift those same restrictions on May 31, 2021. Parishes and institutions in Philadelphia may lift those restrictions on June 11, 2021. Consistent with the CDC’s guidance on the use of face coverings and masks on May 13, 2021, persons who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus no longer need to wear face coverings and masks or follow social-distancing restrictions in most indoor and outdoor settings, except as required by state and local laws or other regulations. Each of us is encouraged to be respectful of a person’s choice to wear or not wear a face covering or mask in the church and during parish functions. Until further notice, the invitation and exchange of the Sign of Peace (a handshake in parishes in the United States) and the distribution of the Precious Blood are suspended. Per Archdiocesan directives, alternate Signs of Peace (like waving) are not to be used. Concerning the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, our Archbishop will provide several weeks notice for its reinstatement.
Rectory Summer Hours
Beginning June 18 through and including August 20, the rectory will be closed on Fridays. The rectory summer hours will be as follows: Mondays and Thursdays: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Protecting God’s Children
It is now being offered online. For registration, go to www.virtusonline.org/virtus and follow the directions.
Monday, June 7 from 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 16 from 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 26 from 10:00 am.
We are in need of help for the upcoming PREP school year. We are in need of catechists/teachers, classroom aides, office help and hall monitors for Sunday mornings and Monday evenings. PREP will begin September 19/20. Please notify the PREP office if you are interested in helping our program or if you have any questions. We can be reached either by phone at 215.357.3445 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office hours are generally Monday through Thursday between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. We can respond to emails at any time and if you call and leave a message we will return your call as soon as we receive it. Please seriously consider generously volunteering your time to assist our children on their faith journey.
n God's Love, Mrs. Patty Criniti CRE
2021 Soccer Registrations Are Open
Registrations are now live at www.abvm-youth.org until July 11. We are in need for a coordinator and coaches for this year and future seasons. Without volunteers, the program cannot move forward. ABVM CYO Board, Contact at: SaintsCYO@gmail.com or Joe Meehan 267.250.3492, Dave Armstrong 215.783.3587 or Derek Evans 215.669.5504.