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
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
At Assumption B.V.M. Saturday 12/31 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM following the 5:00 PM Mass. Our family friendly party is open to all ages including BUFFET, D.J. AND DANCING. Please RSVP to 215-357-1221 during regular rectory office hours.
LIVE STREAMING OUR MASS
Check out and share our live stream Mass every weekend. We stream the Saturday, 5:00pm Mass, when circumstances permit. Otherwise, we will stream the Sunday, 11am Mass, if we are able.
Purchasing the Sunday Missal for the New Liturgical Year
The Living with Christ Sunday Missal is the resource that helps Catholics prepare for and celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation of the year. Missals can be ordered at bayardfaithresources.com/products/2022-2023-living-with-christ-sunday-missal Product Code: 857055 for $5.95 plus shipping and handling. Feel free to search for other suppliers as well.
PREP Aides Needed
We need to ask once again for classroom Aides for our PREP classes, especially on Monday evenings. If you know of anyone who can be of assistance to our catechist/teachers, please ask them to contact the PREP office. Adults will need to obtain their clearances. High school students can also assist in the classrooms and receive community service credit
A Festival of Lessons and Carols
Assumption BVM is again offering a Festival of Lessons and Carols on the evening of Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday, December 11th at 7 PM in the Church. Leading the evening will be parish clergy, musicians, singers and readers. The Festival is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. There will be nine Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, and the Incarnation. Each lesson is followed by a familiar carol or song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer. Fellowship, refreshments and a Christmas sing-along will take place in the Church Hall following the service. Attendees are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share. Please call Debbie Bean at (267) 619-4573 if you will be able to bring cookies.
The annual Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Contest is underway. Any student in Kindergarten to 8th grades and attending Saint Katharine Drexel Regional School, enrolled in the ABVM Religious Education Program, or associated with the Indian Latin Catholic Community can submit a poster. All posters must be submitted by December 15. Awards will be distributed in early January 2023. First prize is a $50 gift card and second prize is a $25 gift card. For more information, please contact Fred May at 215.593.8943.
Please welcome Regina Mundi Council&amp;rsquo;s newest members. The new members are John Gregory, John Schmitt and Fred Reuter. Our next third-degree exemplification ceremony will be held on December 6 at our council hall. Any man that is eighteen years of age or older and is in good standing with the Catholic Church can join the Knights of Columbus. Please contact Rich Gathercole at 267.261.7337 if you are interested.
With cold weather coming, don't forget your fall gift cards! Get warm and comfy with hot coffee, tea and other good things at Dunkin Donuts ($10), Panera Bread ($10), Starbucks ($10, $25), or Wawa ($25, $100).
Need groceries? New winter clothes? Items from the drug store? We have gift cards to meet your needs. If you want something that we don't carry, please contact us about special orders. You can order your gift cards by calling the Rectory at 215.357.1221 Extensions 20 or 33, by emailing email@example.com or using payment envelopes with order forms attached that can be picked up at the Rectory or in the Church lobby on the shelf. The forms can then be filled out and dropped through the mail slot in the rectory door at any time or put it in the collection basket at any of the weekend Masses. Your order will be filled, and we will contact you when available for pick up.
Family Christmas Celebration
December 18th in the Hall after the 11AM mass. Sing Christmas Carols - O Come all ye faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a manger, We three kings of orient are, Joy to the world, the Lord is come, The Youth In Action team will perform The Simplest Nativity Play Ever for the children. We will have a homemade cookie swap! Make some and take some. Santa will pay a visit to one and all. We look forward to seeing everyone (even if you do not have children)!
We will have an Advent Food Drive for our pantry during December. Food can be dropped off at the Church or at the rectory during office hours. Donation suggestions are: December 1 - Creamy Soup December 2 - Peanut Butter December 3 - Canned Ravioli, Beefaroni or Spaghetti December 4 - Baby Wipes December 5 - Laundry Detergent December 6 - Instant Potatoes Mashed or Au Gratin December 7 - Macaroni and Cheese December 8 - Canned Fruit December 9 - Baby Shampoo or Body Wash December 10 - Jam or Jellies December 11 - Pancake Mix December 12 - Canned Tuna or Chicken December 13 - Applesauce December 14 - Hearty Soup or Stew December 15 - Box of Crackers December 16 - Rice or Pasta Seasoning Mix December 17 - Syrup December 18 - Canned Vegetables December 19 - Cooking Oil December 20 - Spaghetti Sauce December 21 - Cake, Brownies or Cookie Mix December 22 - Instant or Packaged Oatmeal December 23 - Fruit Juice December 24 - Pasta
Our Parish Love Tree Project has begun. To participate, please take a tag for a gift or gift card and return unwrapped by Sunday, December 11th. Many parish families will enjoy a special Christmas through your generosity. Gift cards are available through the rectory. If purchased elsewhere, please indicate the value of the card.
Eucharistic Adoration this Advent can be a special time to grow spiritually in appreciation of Jesus’ presence in the Holy Eucharist. We can do this by attending daily Mass, reading the scriptures, adoring Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays and praying evening prayer at 6:45 that night. By prayer and fasting we can grow closer to Him so that He is truly with us on Christmas Day