Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves and say to them, ‘The Kingdom of God is at hand for them.” ~Luke 10: 1-12, 17-20

Welcome to Our Parish

July 3rd, 2016

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

(Mass Schedule)

The Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to all Masses this weekend.

One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God – Happy 4th of July!


2016 Festival

OLA’s 108th Annual Parish Festival
Sunday August 14th, from 3:00pm – 8:00pm

The festival is our parish’s major fundraiser. Once again this year we will have a sponsorship drive to help defray some of the costs associated with running the festival (tents, food, etc.) so that the majority of the festival proceeds can go directly to our parish.

Last year’s sponsorship drive was enormously successful and exceeded expectations. 

This year we are hoping to raise $5000.

We are a parish of 950 families.

If 165 families give just $30 each we will easily reach that goal.

 How to donate? There will be a collection box with envelopes in the church vestibule.  Simply write your name on the envelope with your donation and place it in the box. 

Follow our progress — the large red thermometer will show how our progress from week to week. 

The Festival Committee thanks you and looks forward to our best-ever 2016 Parish Festival!

OLA Talent Night

The OLA Triduum is fast approaching. The first night of the Triduum’s entertainment, Weds. Aug. 10th is a musical variety show put on by our own parishioners known as the OLA Talent Night. We are in need of new talent. If you are interested in performing a piece or two, please contact:

Denise Rose at 610-585-8394 or dmrose223@gmail.com.

Keep in mind that religious & secular pieces are suggested, but there is no limitation, as long as the topic is suitable to the evening.
More information about the Triduum Events will follow in the next few weeks.

Visit the OLA Festival Page for more information



 Help a deployed soldier send a letter home to a loved one!


Who: All parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption

What: A collection of unused postcards, novelty cards & stationary

Why:  On behalf of the Service Members & Coalition Partners of Gladiator Battalion, 101st Airborne, Division (Air Assault), currently serving in Iraq & Kuwait

Where: Please hand in all cards at the collection box in the main vestibule of the church

When: Beginning May 28th through Sept. 5th!

Thank you for your support, & prayers! God Bless America!


Parish Religious Education Program – PREP

All PREP Registration Form for 2016 -2017 must be returned by Friday, July 22, 2016.

If your son/daughter is entering 1st grade in the Fall or if YOU and your family are new to OLA, PREP Registration Forms are available on the OLA web-site at: www.olastrafford.org/PREP.

For info regarding Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation, contact Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM at kfitzpat-rick@olastrafford.org or 610-688-6590.


Assumption Academy
Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Registration is ongoing for:
 “Bearly Threes” (must be 2.6 by 9/01/16)
MWF (½ Day) for 3 year olds
M-F Days (½ Day) for 3’s & 4’s
½ day & Full Day Kindergarten
Before & After School CARES available

Visit: www.AssumptionAcademy.weebly.com
Call 610-688-5277 or
email: PWelsh@olastrafford.org
to schedule a tour.


Question of the week

When in my life have I felt God’s nurturing care, or God’s comforting love embracing me “in God’s lap”? To whom must I go this week to share something of the merciful love God has extended to me?


Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Appeal – 2016

Jubilee of Mercy