(Mobile Mass Schedule)

Welcome to Our Parish

The Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before all Masses next weekend.

All are invited to bring your family pet to the Church Piazza on Saturday, October 1st at 10 AM. They will be blessed in remembrance of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi!

 

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2016 Catholic Charities Appeal

Thank you to all who have made a gift to the 2016 Catholic Charities Appeal.  Your support will provide for nearly 180 ministries and programs helping everything from youth initiatives to caring for the elderly; from homelessness to growing the Church on college campuses.  To date, our Parish has raised $44,154 toward our goal of $59,260, a testament to the generosity of the OLA community.  For those who have not yet contributed to the Appeal, please prayerfully consider showing your support.  Taking care of those in need is one of the most important things we can do as Catholics.  Click on the image below to access the 2016 Catholic Charities Appeal website.

Catholic Charities

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School of Theological Studies

Theology and Faith Formation Opportunities

(Click here for information)

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JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA

INDULGENCE OPPORTUNITIES

Passage through a Jubilee Holy Door of Mercy

 

Passage through a Jubilee Holy Door is an efficacious sign of our decision to enter into the life of Jesus Christ and make the passage from sin to grace. All are invited to respond to the Jubilee invitation to conversion of heart by passing through the holy door!

Come join Our Lady of the Assumption Church for our

2016 Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage

to the beautiful

Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, PA

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016

Confessions:  5:30-6:30pm

Mass:  6:30 PM – Archbishop Chaput, Celebrant

Transportation:  Carpool

Depart promptly from the OLA Parking Lot at: 5:15pm

A SIGN-UP SHEET IS AVAILABLE  IN THE MAIN VESTIBULE OF THE CHURCH

Please contact the Parish Office at 610-688-1178 with questions

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Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Realizing that PARENTS have the primary, sacred responsibility of nurturing & reinforcing the ‘Seeds of Faith’ planted by our Catechists, we urge at least one parent to be present for the

PARENT/PASTOR/DRE & CATECHIST SACRAMENTAL MEETINGS:

FIRST EUCHARIST PARENT MEETING
Thursday, September 29 – 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Sacred Heart Chapel

LEVEL 1 PREP PARENT MEETING
Wednesday, October 5 – 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Upper Room

LEVELS 2, 4 & 5 PREP PARENT MEETING
Thursday, October 6 – 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Upper Room

For more info, contact Sr. Kathleen at kfitzpatrick@olastrafford.org or 610-688-6590.

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                    CATHOLIC RETREAT CONFERENCE                      FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2016 

Click HERE for details, or the image above to access the Malvern Retreat website.

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Our parish youth in grades 6 thru 12 are invited to assist with our annual OLA PUMPKIN SALE before & after all of the Masses on Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9!  

All proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for needy young people in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.  

For more info, contact Sr. Kathleen at kfitzpatrick@olastrafford.org or 610-688-6590.

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VILLA MARIA ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULES OPEN HOUSE AND ENTRANCE/SCHOLARSHIP EXAM

Villa Maria Academy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in the tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, empowers young women to lead lives of  spiritual growth, intellectual inquiry, and Christian service.  

Villa Maria, located in Malvern, will hold an Open House for all interested students and their families on Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until  2:00 p.m.

Villa Maria Academy High School will administer its entrance/scholarship exam on Saturday, October 29 and November 5, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Eighth graders who seek admission to Villa Maria as freshmen next fall can take the exam on either Saturday.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at (610) 644-2551 or register online at www.vmahs.org.

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OLA YOUTH CHOIR

If your son/daughter is entering grade 2 – 8 and likes to use his/her gift of voice to praise God, and enhance the Liturgy, encourage them to join our Youth Choir!  Rehearsal is held once a week, on Thurs. from 4:10 PM to 4:55 PM in the Upper Room, beginning on September 15th.  For info, please contact Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM at kfitzpatrick@olastrafford.org or 610-688- 6590.

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With Outreach being an integral part of what we do as a Catholic community, this is a reminder that the money collected from our Poor Boxes is used for our Outreach Ministry.  If, from time to time, you feel the Lord moves you to make a donation, please consider this outlet.  The Poor Boxes are located in the Candle Room and in the Vestibule.  Click on the image above for more information about the OLA Outreach Ministry. 

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Question of the week

Where must I look this week to see the Jesus I love & worship in someone in need & offer my wholehearted care & compassion?

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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Appeal – 2016

Jubilee of Merc