May 19, 2019
Feast Day of Saint Bernardine of Siena
2019 OLA Pastoral Council Election
Please click HERE to access the bios and pictures for the candidates who accepted their nomination for the 2019-2020 OLA Pastoral Council. We ask that you take a moment to review these in anticipation of casting your vote. Election ballots will be in the pews over the weekends of May 25/26 and June 1/2.
OLA Mass Altar Servers Needed
It’s not just for students anymore. We seek adult Catholics to be of service to our God and our Priests at the Altar during Mass.
No Alb or Cassock is required, only encouraged. We request only your availability. Training is provided.
Contact Deacon John Rose at JRose@olastrafford.org
OLA 2019 Mass Book
We have many open 2019 Mass Intentions and Vigil Lamps available throughout the year. Please consider requesting a Mass Intention or a Vigil Lamp to be dedicated to your loved ones (living or deceased). We are all in need of prayerful, spiritual support. Contact either Marge Seedor or Rose Ann Westerfer in the Parish Office at 610-688-1178 or stop by to complete the requests.
Rehab.Help.org is a community organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from substance abuse addiction with tools and resources to start their personal journey toward recovery. We create and publish comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources that have been featured and are referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.
The vast majority of people who need treatment for substance abuse do not seek it. Though there are many barriers that hinder people from getting the help they need, awareness is a significant factor. This can be in the form of lack of recognition or just not knowing the available avenues for help. So we created a comprehensive set of guides that provide information on many of the prevailing substance abuses that are affecting our communities today, various care options, and many free resources. Below are examples of our top guides:
- Guide to Alcohol Addiction
- Guide to Heroin Addiction
- Guide to Methamphetamine Addition
- Guide to Cocaine Addiction
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:
OLA OUTREACH NEEDS YOUR HELP
Looking for a way to become more involved in our parish that won’t require a large time commitment? Outreach is in need of drivers to deliver our frozen casseroles to Bethesda Project My Brother’s House in Philadelphia. With more drivers, the time commitment should be a couple of hours once a month or less. For more details, contact Vince Caprio, 610-644-3482.
– Men’s clothing, including new men’s underwear
– Bathroom toiletries
– Baby Items including formula, bottles, diapers, wipes & baby food.
We DO NOT ACCEPT:
– Electronics of any kind
– Women clothing
– Used baby furniture including strollers and car seats.
NEED HELP SEARCHING FOR A JOB?
The OLA Outreach Ministry can connect you with a service that provides free and confidential guidance to OLA parishioners on the content of your resume and your interviewing strategy.
Send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your goal, challenges and the best times to contact you to: OLAOUTREACHRESUME@gmail.com, OR, if you do not have email, send a print version of your resume and the cover letter to: Our Lady of the Assumption, OLA Outreach-Resume, 35 Old Eagle School Rd., Wayne, PA 19087. Mark the envelope “CONFIDENTIAL”.
If you have any questions that cannot be addressed via email, please contact Jim Glasgow at 610-329-5961 and leave a message.
Question of the Week
Am I willing to put others before myself? How can I
show this love for my sisters and brothers?
BABY’S BREATH IN WAYNE
In need of formula, baby food, bottles, diapers & wipes
for its smallest clients.
Please drop off in the Parish Giving Room.
OLA Poor Boxes
Outreach is an integral part of the Catholic community and our Mission. The money collected from our Poor Boxes, which are located in the Candle Room and in the Vestibule, is used for our Outreach Ministry.
Thank you for your support!
OLA Knitters Needed
Please knit/crochet a hat/scarf/baby blanket for the NICU at Bryn Mawr Hospital. The drop off bin is in the Giving Room.
Thank you for your support!
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
Hope in Christ, Support for Addiction – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia offers a two-pronged response to the addiction crisis, which aims to attend to the needs of the whole person: body, mind and spirit:
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:
Divorce and Beyond – A Catholic program designed to help separated and divorced persons to gain perspective on their situation and begin anew.
- Steve Bozza, Office for Life & Family: email@example.com – 215-587-5661
- St. Norbert Parish, Paoli, PA – 610-644-1655 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity Senior Transition – Educational programs about legal, real estate, financial and funeral planning for seniors and their family members/caregivers:
- Steve Lybrand – 610-587-2814
- Trinity Senior Transition