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
The Evangelization Team is organizing the Autumn Door-to-Door for October 7. Please consider joining us! Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 am and then we will leave at 9:15 am from the Rectory Meeting Room. Please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or want to volunteer. PS: Kids are welcome with parents, too!
Church is open weekdays after the 8:30 am Mass until 11:30 am. On Tuesdays, Adoration is available until 6:45 pm, when evening prayer begins.
RECTORY HOURS: Monday through Thursday - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Faith Chats with Father Mike
These informal gatherings to learn about, to ask questions, or to share doubts about our Catholic faith will take place on October 15, November 12 and December 10 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the AMC (former school library). For more information, email email@example.com.
Our parish celebration of 40 Hours is planned for October 8 to 10. Continuous Adoration will run from 12:00 pm Sunday to 7:00 pm Tuesday. There will be Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours and a special reflection all three nights starting at 7:00 pm. Father Mike will hear confessions after Evening Prayer on October 9 at 7:30 pm. We will close 40 Hours on Tuesday evening with a candlelight procession and benediction, then gather in the church hall for a social. We are very pleased to welcome this year's speaker, Father Joseph T. Shenosky, who is the Archdiocesan Coordinator for the Eucharistic Revival.
Website Support Needed
Are you a proud member of our church community? We are excited to offer a unique opportunity for one of our own to step up and take the reins of our church website. We are in search of a dedicated volunteer from within our congregation who can help keep our online presence vibrant and connected. As the volunteer taking charge of our church website support, your main responsibilities will encompass: 1. Content Updates: Ensuring that the website content is current, accurate, and reflects all the church activities, events, as well as announcements. 2. Technical Care: Keeping the website running smoothly by addressing any technical glitches that might crop up. The original website developer will provide you with the necessary codebase (written in C#) and comprehensive training to make sure you are comfortable in your new role. For more information, please contact Tom King at 215.767.3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
While I am in Medjugorje from September 25 until October 5, I will remember all of you in daily Masses. Should any of you wish to include personal petitions for my daily Rosary, please write the petitions on the slips of paper provided on the table in the Narthex and place them in the envelope. Peace and blessings.
Thank You Jack James
Jack James, who was hired as our part-time Facilities Manager about 11 years ago, has chosen to retire. Jack has selflessly and skillfully tended to our school, convent, church, and rectory, and usually managed to repair any issues on his own. Jack wisely called contractors when necessary, and his skills and contractor contacts have maintained our aging buildings for many years. Many thanks to Jack for his diligence, and may he enjoy well-deserved rest and relaxation. I have hired Bernie Rafferty as our new part-time Facilities Manager and am confident Bernie will continue to maintain our parish buildings for years to come.
St. Bede Parish Declared Archdiocesan Padre Pio Shrine
On the occasion of the recent Padre Pio Festival, Archbishop Perez designated St Bede as a Padre Pio Shrine, in recognition of Msgr. Marine's efforts to promote devotion to Padre Pio in our Archdiocese and beyond for several years. Blessings to all who will visit the Padre Pio Shrine. We local parishioners are especially blessed to have easy access.
Our next game will be October 13, same place same time.
Spooktacular Bingo - JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FAMILY FUN!
WHEN: Saturday, October 21 WHERE: Assumption BVM Parish Social Hall TIME: Doors Open at 6:00pm, 1st Game at 7:00pm COST: $15 per family. All are welcome to come in costume. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Please RSVP by October 14 via Email to Sharon at email@example.com. Please include your name, number of persons attending and contact information in case of cancellation.