Virgin Mary

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

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

Notices

Notice About Church Opening
The Church is open on Sundays from 7:30 am until after the 3:00 pm Mass; Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 am until 11:30 am; Tuesdays from 7:30 am until after 6:45 pm Evening Prayer and Benediction, and Saturdays from 3:30 pm until after the 5:00 pm Mass.

Rectory Office Hours during Yellow Phase
Please call or e-mail ahead to order Scrip, Mass cards and other things for pick-up. No walk-in orders will be taken. Please have a mask to wear during all interactions with the Rectory Office staff. We apologize for any inconvenience. The Rectory Office hours Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Hymnals and Missalettes
While we may not leave hymnals in the church, you may take a hymnal home with you as you are leaving the church and bring it with you each time you come to Mass. You then have the convenience of having the Scripture readings and the words to hymns on weekends, and the Entrance and Communion Antiphons on weekdays. The hymnals are on tables outside the Sunday Nursery; feel free to take one just for yourself.

Scrip

ABVM Gift Card Program
Dear Parishioners,
We are reaching out to inform you that you can keep earning rebates for your family and your parish church and to assist you during these tough times, even though the Rectory is currently closed.  Whether you need essentials from stores that are still open, want to earn while ordering take-out or delivery for dinner, or need some online retail therapy, get eGift cards for hundreds of brands—and do it all from home by placing your orders online.
To see a list of available ecards and reloadable cards, click on or type in the following links into your browser.
For a list of eGift card brands available at https://cutt.ly/myOhVYg.
For a list of reloadable brands available at https:/cutt.ly/fyOhgGs.
Set up an online account if you don’t already have one It only takes a few minutes to get started. Here’s how:
1. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com and select Join a Program. On your phone, go to www.scripwallet.com and choose Create an Account.
2. You will be asked for an Enrollment Code.  Please contact us at 215.357.1221 Ext. 20 or assumptionbvmscrip@gmail.com with a request for the Enrollment Code in the message. We will get back to you with it or we can register you.
3. Fill in the enrollment form to finish setting up your account.
4. Register your phone for two-step verification.
5. Once your account is set up, you will have the option to link a bank account (PrestoPay) to easily pay using your checking or savings account. You can use a credit card by entering your card information at checkout. (NOTE: There is a small fee for using online services)
6. Now you are ready to shop and earn online.
Let us know if you have any questions. We can be reached by calling the Rectory and leaving a message, which we are able to retrieve, or e-mail at assumptionbvmscrip@gmail.com.
If you need cards to use for reload purposes, they will have to be purchased directly from Assumption. We want to try and get you these cards so you can utilize the reload option when it's not available as an ecard. If you set up an account and require cards for reload purposes ONLY, please contact us and let us know which cards you need. An example would be: Acme, they can only be reloaded, not available as an ecard. You will purchase the physical card through your account then we will contact you with a date and time for pick up in the church lobby.
Stay safe and healthy,
Nancy Pinciotti & Linda Vogel
Scrip Coordinators

Message from Fr. Mike Davis

Dear Family,
I share information about the beginning of the "Open Phase" of parish life, effective on June 26, and about the Independent Oversight Committee of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparation Program of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Concerning the "Open Phase," the seating arrangement in our church, the necessity of 6 feet of social distancing while in church, and the manner of receiving Holy Communion remain. In reference to Holy Communion, please remember to bow your head before you receive Holy Communion, as a sign of reverence to Jesus' Real Presence. You are all strongly encouraged to wear a face covering or a mask while you are in the church during the "Open Phase".
Please join me as we pray to avoid a spike in COVID-19 cases, and its eventual end. We are truly blessed to celebrate Mass together again. Please remember the obligation to come to Mass is still suspended, so you are not sinning by not participating at this time.
The Independent Reconciliation and Reparation Program was formed by Archbishop Chaput on November 8, 2018, and is not controlled by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Its purpose is "to recognize and mitigate harm to survivors of clergy sexual abuse, with the understanding that no remedy can fully recognize what they endured." Its Victim Support Facilitator, Ms. Lynn Shiner, may be contacted at claimantservices@philadelphiaarchdioceseirrp.com.
Its Independent Oversight Committee issued its third report on June 24, and is available at www.newswire.com/news-releases/independent-oversight-committee-of-the-archdiocese-of-philadelphia--independent-reconciliation-and-reparation-program-publishes-third-interim-report-3010833007.html. For more information about our local Church's response to clergy sexual abuse and protection of children, please visit www.aoppledgetoprotect.com.
As we pray for an end to COVID-19, so we pray for the eradication of the sin of racism and of all abuse. We pray for healing for all victims of racism and abuse.

Family Promise of Lower Bucks

Help feed homeless children
1) Provide dinner for a family.
      www.fplb.ivolunteer.com/july_2020_host
      Password is fplb19057 (case sensitive).
2) Vote for Family Promise of Lower Bucks to win a $1,000 donation at www.mchalescares.com.

For more information about how you can assist during our hosting weeks or at other times, please contact the ABVM Volunteer Coordinators.
Rose Jacobs at 215.364.8131 or r1jacobs@verizon.net
Pat Basgil at 215.588.0244 or jpbasg@comcast.net
More information can be found at www.fplb.com or www.facebook.com/familypromiseoflowerbucks.

PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)

Help Needed
We are in need of Catechists, classroom Aides, and office assistants for the next PREP school year. Our classes are only once a week for an hour and a half, either Sunday morning or Monday evening. We may be in the classrooms and also have virtual lessons. We are making a plan for both means of instruction. Please strongly consider donating your time and talent to our parish children.
Contact us by email at abvmreo18@gmail.com if you have any questions. We need to make sure our PREP workers have their clearances. It is very easy to do. We really need your help. Thank you in advance for your consideration on this matter. God bless.
In God's Love,
Mrs. Patty Criniti, C.R.E.