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
Aid for Friends Meal Program
Our parish supports the Aid for Friends Meal Program. There is an urgent need to provide meals for the elderly isolated homebound. Please consider making a few extra portions and freezing it to provide a home cooked meal for one of these people. Trays and soup containers are available beneath the rack in the church vestibule. Bring them back when you come to church and give to an usher who will take them downstairs to the Aid for Friends freezer for you. Many thanks for your help.
Keeping Christ in Christmas
Are you a Parent, Grandparent or Godparent? What Christmas gifts have you planned or bought that convey that Christmas is a religious celebration? Consider religious DVD’s, storybooks, bibles. Find calendars that have psalm verses or creation scenes. If you shop from
home, either on-line or by phone, check out these great places to shop. You will find gifts to support the faith journey of everyone on your list.
Wee Believers—great new ideas for infants and young children. www.weebelievers.com
Catholic Child - Gifts for toddlers through teens. www.catholicchild.com or 1-800-363-2233.
Pauline Books and Media - books, CDs, DVDs, for all ages. www.pauline.org or 1-800-876-4463
American Magazine - Jesuit publication on current topics. www.americamagazine.org or (800) 627-9533
The Word Among Us. www.wau.org or (800) 775—9673
Parish Guide Book Directory
Our new Parish Guide Book Directory has Arrived. If you are a new parishioner, having registered since July, please call or stop by the rectory to get your copy.
Men Who Cook
At ABVM April 28th, 2018 “Men Who Cook” is a competition among amateur chiefs who are men. The judges for the Black Tie - Optional Event will be women who work in the food industry. The evening will include drinks, music, dancing and live and silent auction items. So, if you or someone you know is an amateur chef, please encourage them to inquire about the details. For more information, contact ABVMMenwhocook@comcast.net or Call Father Kelly @ 215-357-1221, ext. 29. Don’t forget to mark your calendars.
The Christmas Mass schedule is 4:00 PM and 8 PM on December 24, Midnight and 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM on December 25th.
The 5 PM Mass on December 23, and the 8:00 and 11:00 AM Masses on December 24th are for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
Script will be sold in the back of the Church at all of the weekend Masses. Make your holiday shopping easy and support our parish by purchasing gift cards from the many stores available.
The Winter issue of “News from the Pews” is available now, go to: www.newsfromthepews.org to find out what has been happening at ABVM. Save the website to your favorites and enjoy browsing whenever it is convenient for you!