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

Old Palm Collection
Please place your old palm in the basket in the Church Narthex by February 23 for burning for this year’s ashes for Ash Wednesday, February 26.  Thank you, Parish Staff and Liturgy Board

Holy Land Pilgrimage Presentation
On Thursday March 12th at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall, Sister Diane will share highlights of her incredible experience on her pilgrimage to the Holy Land in January. Plan to come and bring a neighbor.

Who is Mary, the mother of Jesus?
Why is she so important to Catholics, and why have so many people been devoted to her over the centuries?  What can we learn about her from Sacred Scripture?  Find out the answers to these questions and much more in this Lectio series on Mary. Featuring the insightful biblical teaching of Dr. Brant Pitre, Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God, examines what Scripture, the life of Christ, and the early Church fathers reveal about Mary.  By closely examining the connections between the Old and New Testaments, Dr. Pitre presents clear and easily understood explanations about the life and identity of Mary, the Mother of God. This 8-part series will be presented on eight evenings at 7:30 pm in the Assumption Media Center (the old school library) on Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21; May 5, 19; and the last night on Wednesday, June 3.   Each episode runs about 40 minutes and will be followed by 20-30 minutes of informal discussion.  No registration or fee is necessary.  Please direct any questions to Deacon Eric at DeaconEric.ABVM@gmail.com or 215.357.1221 Ext. 24. 

Annual Pre-Cana Day
Assumption B.V.M. Parish will offer its annual Pre-Cana Day on March 21 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm in the basement Rectory Meeting Room. This program is open to engaged couples from Assumption Parish as well as neighboring parishes (depending on available space). The cost per couple is $50. Please contact Linda Vogel, Parish Office Manager at LindaV.ABVM@gmail.com or 215.357.1221 Ext. 33 in order to register as soon as possible.

The Assumption BVM Parish Scholarship Fund
Is hosting a TRIVIA NIGHT on March 28. Form your own team or we will assign you to a team. Each team can have a maximum of 10 people. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance. You must be 21 or older to attend. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Cash prizes for the top scoring teams. Gift baskets will be raffled and there will be a special cash drawing. Contact Maria Leszczyszyn at 267.252.5865 for more information.

Knight of Columbus

Lenten Food Drive
Please bring your non-perishable food items to Church now through April 5th to be collected by members of the Knights of Columbus.  Please see bulletin flyer for items most needed.  For more information, contact Rich Gathercole at 267.261.7337 or RPG1061@gmail.com.

St. Patrick's Day Party
Sponssored by he Knights of Columbus, Regina Mundi Council #4052, the St. Patrick's Day Party will be on March 14 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  It will include an Irish buffet, D.J,.dancing, beer and soda, Door Prizes, $1000 Raffle, and chances on a Huge Basket of Cheer.  Tickets are $35 person and will be available at the Rectory and after weekend masses of February 28, 29 and March 6,7
For more information, contact Steve Clark at 267.241.9427 or ClarkFamily68@gmail.com.

Devotions

Lenten Devotions
Ash Wednesday: February 26th, distribution of ashes.  Masses at 6:30 AM, 10:00 AM and 7 PM.  No 8:30 AM Mass.
Tuesdays Evenings in Lent: Evening Prayer and Benediction atr 6:30 PM in Church.
Wednesday Evenings in Lent: March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and April 1st and 8th.  Stations of the Cross at 6:30 PM, Mass at 7:oo PM and Confessions following Mass.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  Sundays from 7:30 to 7:50 AM and 10:30 to 10:50 AM before Mass.  Wednesday evenings (except Ash Wednesday) after the 7:00 PM Mass.
Sacrament of Reconciliaion Day: Saturday, March 28th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, extra confessors will be available.
Holy Saturday, April 11th: 
No Confessions.
Fast and Abstinence:
All those who are between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, one full meatless meal and two small meatless meals. All those who are over the age of 14 are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.

Message from Fr. Mike Davis

Bible Study with Fr. Mike Davis will be held on Monday March 9th at 7PM in the ABVM Parish Hall.  Topic:Romans 5:1-1.  Calling all young adults ages 18-35.  If you seek for me with all your heart, you will find me, Jeremiah 29:13.  Please come and join us for some fellowship and refreshments.  Please respond at abvmyoungadults@gmail.com by Monday March 2nd.