Hurricane Harvey Collection
Father Carey would like to thank all of those who
contributed to the recent collections for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The total amount collected was $5,001.73. We thank you for your generosity.

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100th Anniversary of Fatima

Saturday, October 14th at 12PM

Our Lady of the Assumption Church

 in the Fatima Prayer Garden

In this historic year of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017), the world is at a catastrophic crossroad. God is more offended than ever as people ignore Our Lady’s Fatima message to “stop offending God.”

That’s why we are doing this 2017 Fatima Rosary Rally. “In the Secret of the Rosary”, Saint Louis de Montfort said: “Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer.  The Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, has always advocated public prayer in times of global tragedy and suffering.” Visit www.AmericaNeedsFatima.org for more on the Fatima messages.

For more info on the National Rosary and Prayer Rally click on the Fatima image above, or call the OLA Parish Office at: 610-688-1178.

Sponsored by the OLA Legion of Mary

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Looking for a Catholic College? 

Many Catholic colleges offer secular and religious degree programs, encouraging Catholic students of all backgrounds to stay connected with their faith.  With over 250 Catholic colleges in the country, it can be difficult for Catholic students to narrow down their decision.  Our Lady of the Assumption has included a link to help our students connect to the Catholic college that best fits their needs.  Please go to our LINKS page and click on “The Top 10 On-Line Catholic Colleges and Universities of 2017” link.

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Question of the week

 

How will I stop acting like a self-appointed judge of “latecomers” and begin serving as a member of God’s “welcome wagon”? After all, God has welcomed even me.

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 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.

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Having reached the halfway point of the 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal, we are happy to report that OLA has reached 70% of our parish goal. With this year’s theme of “Giving Hope to All”, we ask those who have not yet contributed to prayerfully consider sending your gift to help the countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese that give hope to those in need. Envelopes are still available in the racks in the vestibule of the church and in the Parish Office.

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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:

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:

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:

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