The Altar Linen Society is a ministry of women who wash and iron the linens used at Mass. This is ideal for anyone who wants to serve but cannot get out for meetings. For more information, please contact Janice Bauer at 215-364-1378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The "Caregiver Support Group" is a group for those caring for loved ones at home, nursing homes, and even long distance. It can be a challenging, frustrating, overwhelming, and rewarding experience. So, we share our stories and offer encouragement and support. There is education about various community resources. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Rectory Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m. It is so important for "self-care"! Come once, come monthly. All are welcome. You do not have to be a parishioner to attend. Please feel free to join us for support, laughter, resources, and prayer. For more information, please contact Teresa McCausland, RN at 267-991-2003 or email email@example.com.
Our parish supports the Aid for Friends Meal Program that provides meals for the elderly and home bound in need in the greater Philadelphia and surrounding counties including Bucks. Consider making extra portions a few times a week and freezing them to provide home-cooked meals for those unable to cook for themselves. Aluminum foil containers and soup containers are available in the cabinet in the hallway near the Sunday nursery. Directions on filling out a form of the contents are available.
Keep dinners in your freezer and bring them to church on the weekend. An usher will see that your meals are put in the parish freezer. As the freezer gets full, a volunteer takes them to the Aid for Friends Warehouse on Townsend Road.
For more information on the program go to http://www.to www.aidforfriends.org. To be more involved in our local effort, contact Nora McDonough at 215-357-3445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Mondays and Fridays a great group of parishioners spruce up the church. We welcome volunteers as you are available, every Monday and/or Friday or according to one’s changing schedule. Come, exercise with us! Contact Christine Oberlander at 267-304-0629 or email Chrissy62869@gmail.com.
Family Promise of Lower Bucks (www.fplb.org) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides services to homeless children and their families through faith-based congregations and community volunteers. In 2019, ABVM became the first Catholic host congregation for FPLB. That means we provide dinner and overnight lodging in the unused school building for up to 14 individuals -- typically 3 to 4 families -- for one week 4 times during the summer months when there are no PREP classes. These carefully screened "guest families" sleep on cots provided by Family Promise, and each morning a van transports the guests back to the Family Promise Day Center on Woodbourne Road. From there, they go to school or work or participate in training.
We provide food for both individuals and families in need of assistance. To receive food from our pantry, please call the rectory during business hours at 215-357-1221. We prepare bags of groceries once a week throughout the year. Donations are always welcome and appreciated.
Our pantry needs “non-perishable” of the following items: canned meats, vegetables, fruits, beans, pasta, tuna or salmon fish, peanut butter, jam, jelly, soups (including hearty chunky soups), chili, rice, spaghetti sauce, tea, coffee, crackers, cereal, boxed dinner kits, ready to make pasta, rice or soup mixes, Jell-O puddings, and cake mixes.
All food donations that come to the pantry are checked for expiration dates. Please check dates before dropping off. For more information contact Sarah Brotman at 267-980-4411 or email email@example.com.
As parishioners, we are dedicated to enhancing all the church’s property with flower gardens to show how much we can honor and glorify our Heavenly Father through His gift of nature.
Years before the group was formed two dedicated and faithful women, Helen Sroba and Connie Patrick, always kept the entrance of our church looking like we had a professional landscaper on duty. Since then we have numerous gardens all around the property that need attention at various times during the year. Help is always welcome and appreciated. For more information contact Rosemarie McCafferty at 215-355- 9017 or email Billrose219@hotmail.com.
The Helping Hands group is made up of wonderful people who have come together for one reason -- to help those individuals that just need a little "helping hand". In this program at Assumption BVM, parishioners in need are matched up with parishioners who are able to help them. The members of the group help those parishioners accomplish tasks that they may no longer be able to do for themselves. Here are some examples of the type of help we offer:
The Legion of Mary is a lay Catholic organization founded by the Servant of God, Frank Duff, in Dublin, Ireland on September 7, 1921. Long before the recognition that the laity is vital to the work of the Catholic Church after Vatican Council II, the Legion of Mary, as a lay apostolic association with the approval of the Catholic Church and the intercession of Mary Immaculate, seeks the holiness of its members as they actively invite other people to holiness by doing the works assigned them by their Spiritual Director. In our parish, Our Lady of the Assumption Praesidium, the basic unit of the Legion, meets on Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. in the Mary Chapel, which is to the right of the church vestibule as you enter our church.
Currently, Father Mike Davis, Spiritual Director, asks the legionaries to visit homebound parishioners, residents of nursing homes and to bring the Pilgrim Virgin Statue to parishioners’ homes as requested. The primary purpose of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue home visitation is to help families to respond to the requests of the Blessed Mother Mary during the 1917 apparitions at Fatima: to return to God, make reparation for sins and to pray the Rosary for Peace. For more information, please contact Elaine Flood at 215-962-4312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Nurses volunteer their time and talents to promote health within the Parish. They sponsor various programs for health and well being. Check the bulletin for more information.
A group of parishioners volunteer to pray for the special intentions of our parish. If you have a request that you would like prayers for, please call Ginger Henry at 215-357-3394.
The parish blood drive is run by church volunteers for the American Red Cross twice a year in the Fall and Spring. We are always looking for new volunteers to help out. Check the weekly parish Bulletin for dates and times. Any comments or questions please contact Suzanne Hoffman at 215-498-1093.
"Let the children come to me" is frequently quoted as parents are encouraged to bring even little ones to Sunday Mass. However, the ideal is not always practical. Therefore, children from age one until they enter kindergarten are welcome to play in the Sunday Nursery which is held during the 11 a.m. Mass. The Sunday sacristy doubles as the nursery just past the restrooms. Proper supervision is maintained. The team of volunteers ranges from 5th grade students to grandparents. Bring your wee ones or join our team.
For more information, contact the parish office at 215-357-1221.