(Mobile Mass Schedule)


Welcome to Our Parish

August 28, 2016

Twenty-second Sunday

in Ordinary Time

Visit the OLA Festival Picture Gallery (click here)

The Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before each Mass next weekend.


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


School of Theological Studies

Theology and Faith Formation Opportunities

(Click here for information)


Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

All Parents & PREP Students are invited to our Opening Prayer Celebration, on Monday, Sept. 12 at 4:30 pm in OLA Church.  Each PREP student will receive an image of the Christ Child to be blessed during the Prayer Service.   Our Pastor, Rev. Dennis J. Carbonaro will be the Celebrant.

Additional information concerning the Opening Prayer and Class, as well as a 2016-2017 PREP Calendar will be emailed to all registered families.  If you are interested in registering your son/daughter for PREP, please contact Sister Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM at kfitzpatrick@olastrafford.org or 610-688- 6590.

PREP Special Education Class
A trained, experienced Special Education Teacher, Mrs. Angela Falco, conducts a Faith Formation/Sacramental Class.  If you would be interested in your son/daughter participating in this class, please contact Sr. Kathleen (Contact info above).



Attention: Ladies of the Parish
LOLA invites you to our Annual Potluck Welcome Back Dinner

at the Italian American Club

Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7 PM.

Come to hear about the exciting events and activities planned for the upcoming year.  Bring your favorite dish and “dish” with your friends, old and new.


OLA Designer Handbag Bingo Night

Saturday, September 24 at 7:00 PM, at the Wayne IAC


Sponsored by the Ladies of OLA (LOLA)

Please click the above image for full event details!



 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!


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.



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.


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.  More information about the Outreach Ministry can be found at: www.olastrafford.org/outreach/


Question of the week

How can I honestly offer hospitality this coming week to someone not usually among my welcomed guests?


Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Appeal – 2016

Jubilee of Merc