Welcome to our Parish
Our New Pastor
We are happy to welcome our new Pastor to Our Lady of the Assumption, Father Gerald P. Carey. Father Carey was ordained in 1998, and is coming to us from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Morton, PA. Father begins his Pastorate with us on June 19th. Details of his Installation will be forthcoming, as soon as our regional Bishop, Bishop McIntyre, sets the date for Father Carey’s Installation.
Father Carbonaro’s Announcement
Father Carbonaro has been transferred to the Director of Spiritual Formation position, for the College Division of St. Charles Seminary, effective on June 19th.
A farewell Mass and Dinner for Father Carbonaro will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017,with Mass at 5 PM and dinner immediately following in Assumption Hall.
Sign-up sheets are in the vestibule. Please indicate the number of people in your party attending.
Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM on Monday, May 29th.
The Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before each Mass next weekend.
Click here to view the May Procession Photo Gallery
Click here to view the Saint Timothy Award winners
Your help is needed at Mass! Men, Women and High School Young Adults, please contact Vince Caprio or the Ushers at your Mass to let them know that you would like to join this important Ministry!
Phone: 610-644-3482 or email: Capri1237@hotmail.com.
The OLA Choir is in need of new members. We invite you to join our talented parishioners who form our parish choir and ask you to consider sharing your “gifts” with our parish community. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings in the Church from 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM. We are looking for all voices: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass, but most especially tenors and basses. If interested, please see Rick West in the choir loft after any Mass for more information.
In an effort to address the social needs of our Parish, the OLA Pastoral Council is providing the following information, which may be of help to those in need. Listed are the programs and the local organizations or churches that provide services:
Catholic Human Services – Archdiocese of Philadelphia – 215-587-3903
- Project Rachel Ministry – Post Abortion Healing
- Domestic Abuse Support – Support for those in abusive relationships
- Catholic Human Services
Stephen Ministry – A one-to-one lay caring ministry that provides high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting, going through a crisis, grieving or just having challenges coping with life’s daily stress:
- St. Helena Church, Blue Bell
- St Helena Church
Gethsemani Ministry – A Catholic faith-based approach to reduce the stigma association with addictions while raising awareness and providing a Catholic faith-based approach to recovery, healing and support to those in need:
- St Norbert’s Parish, Paoli – 610-644-1655, Ext. 131
- Norbert’s 12-Step Program – 610-640-0848
- St Norbert Church
Christ’s Healing Hands Ministry – A ministry for those affected by addiction:
- St Joseph Parish, Downingtown
- St Joseph Church
Augustine’s Brothers – A Catholic-centered men’s support and accountability group for men who struggle with pornography, offering help with maintaining chastity and purity:
Trinity Senior Transitions – Educational programs about legal, real estate, financial and funeral planning for seniors and their family members/caregivers:
- Steve Lybrand – 610-587-2814
- Trinity Senior Transitions
Question of the week
The early community gathered in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Does Mary have a special place in my daily prayer? How might I adopt something of the Church’s rich tradition of Marian devotion?
OLA Poor Boxes
Outreach is an integral part of the Catholic community. The money collected from our Poor Boxes, which are located in the Candle Room and in the Vestibule, is used for our Outreach Ministry.