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
Please join members of your parish as well as members of other parishes on August 6 for the Night of Reparation. Confession and recitation of the Rosary begins at 7:30 pm followed by Mass to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 8:30 pm. The night of prayers continues with Eucharistic Adoration, consecration prayers and the Nine Offices of the Angels. Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary begins around 12:15 am. We will celebrate our 3rd anniversary in September, and we are so thankful to Our Priests and the faithful who make it possible.
Going on Vacation? Find a Mass Online!
Taking a trip doesn’t mean that you have to take a vacation from worship. Whether you are down the shore or anywhere around the world, making Sunday Mass a part of your vacation planning is as easy as your computer or phone. Operated with the cooperation of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and with the encouragement of the Vatican, www.catholicmasstime.org will help you to find Catholic churches and Mass schedules by city, state, zip code or country.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP. WHAT ARE YOUR SUGGESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
We have created an electronic box where you can ask for help, give suggestions or express concerns. This box will be open 24 hours a day seven days a week. You can access the box in several ways. You can access the box with the link located on the box in the vestibule. For those uncomfortable with using the electronic box there will be a paper version located in the vestibule to be put in the box for your convenience. This is not meant for emergency pastoral issues. If you have an emergency pastoral issue you must call the rectory.
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 email@example.com. 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.
In God's Love, Mrs. Patty Criniti CRE
On behalf of Father Mike and the Legion of Mary, we would like to invite all Assumption parishioners to join the Zoom Rosary Monday through Friday at 4:00 pm. Simply go to Nativity of Our Lord Parish’s website at www.noolp.org scroll down until you see the Blessed Mother with the Rosary and click on the link. You can call in 1.301.715.8592 or 1.646.558.8656 ID: 959-6652-0436 Password: 214343.
RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which persons enter full membership in the Catholic Church. It is intended for those who were never baptized, or were baptized in another faith tradition, or were baptized in the Catholic Church but never completed their sacraments of initiation (First Communion and/or Confirmation). Those interested in entering RCIA this year, or having questions about the process, should contact Deacon Eric at 215-357-1221 Ext. 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sessions are set to begin in September according to a schedule to be announced.
Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Reinstating the Obligation to Attend Sunday Mass
“We have all felt the impact of COVID-19 in as individuals and families. It has been a time of acute hardship and struggle, of separation and isolation. It has also had an impact on our lives of faith. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, has been with us throughout this challenging period and is most especially near to us when we encounter him in the Eucharist. The Eucharist offers us His healing and peace, His mercy and reconciliation. It is now time for everyone to return to the Eucharist with renewed faith and joy. As many aspects of life are now returning to normalcy, each Catholic Bishop in Pennsylvania will reinstate the obligation to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holy Days beginning on Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Bishops previously jointly decided to dispense the faithful from this obligation in March of 2020 in order to provide for the common good given concerns over the developing pandemic. Now, with the impact of the pandemic considerably reduced, it is again possible for the faithful to assemble for the Eucharist. It is time to lift the dispensation from the obligation. The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days comes from our Baptism as Christians. Baptism compels Christians to unite themselves with Christ at the altar in his saving Sacrifice of the Cross. Participation in the communal celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is a testimony of belonging and of being faithful to Christ and to his Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2182). This is the foundation for the law of the Church that binds Catholics to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days (Code of Canon Law, canon 1247) and the Christian way fully to observe the Third Commandment, to keep holy the Lord’s Day (Deuteronomy 5: 12; Exodus 31: 15; Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 2180-2181). This obligation, as is always the case, does not apply to those who are seriously ill, have a serious health risk, as well as those who have serious anxiety about being a part of large groups at this time. Likewise, the obligation does not apply to those who care for those who cannot attend Mass in person (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2181). Those who are legitimately excused from Mass on Sundays and Holy Days are encouraged to spend time in prayer, meditating on the Death and Resurrection of the Lord, reading the Sacred Scriptures, and uniting themselves to Christ in his worship of the Father of us all. Those who are legitimately excused are also encouraged to view a broadcast of the Mass which is intended for those who cannot participate in person. As Bishops, we welcome this moment of the reinstatement of the obligation for all Catholics in Pennsylvania. This is a moment to thank God anew for the great gift of the Mass and the Real Presence of Jesus to us in his Holy Body and Blood as well as the joy of gathering together as people of faith.
” Most Reverend Nelson Pérez Archbishop of Philadelphia
SKD Uniform Swap Event
The SKD Uniform Swap Event is Wednesday, August 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the SKD cafeteria. For questions, please contact email@example.com.