Welcome to Our Parish
OLA Mission Statement
Through our devotion to Mary, Our Lady of the
Assumption, we strive to carry out the Mission
of Jesus Christ to:
+ Know God through Scripture and Prayer
+ Encounter God through Liturgy and the Eucharist
+ Love God through Service
The Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes
prior to all Masses this weekend.
September 28th – Saint of the Day
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
This program has resumed during Sunday 10 AM
Mass and will continue through Sunday, 5/08/22.
Parents and all children (ages 2 – 8) are most
welcome to attend!
Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) recently launched its 24th Chapter in Philadelphia and invites adults of all ages to get involved in our ministry focused on Working in Witness for Christ.
Join us for our Networking Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 29th at 6:30PM at the Sly Fox Tap House in Malvern. YCP Happy Hours are a great way to meet new people and network with other young professionals. The community shares job opportunities, strengthens each other in the faith, and challenges each other to grow as Catholic professionals. All young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s are invited to this FREE event!
20s & 30s: Enjoy free beer and wine, find new friends, and hear faith and career advice from local Catholic business leaders at our events!
40+: Serve the young adults in your community as a mentor, board member, or financial supporter of YCP!
Question of the Week
What can I do to be received in
the Kingdom with open arms?
Tune into the Voices of Faith radio program monthly for a powerful message of TRUST and HOPE from Archbishop Pérez. The program airs the first Saturday of every month on WPHT/1210am at 5:00 p.m. You can listen to the live broadcast on your Smartphone via Radio.com/app by searching for WPHT. If you miss a show, you can watch it at your convenience on:
All parishioners and friends of Our Lady of the Assumption Church (OLA) are kindly asked to consider including OLA in their Will & Estate Planning. We gratefully thank you in advance for remembering this wonderful family & community of faith in your will in order to ensure its mission & ministry may continue to serve God’s flock in the years ahead.
To learn more, please call the OLA Parish Office, at 610-688-1178.
OLA Parish Registration
In order to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, The Eucharist, Matrimony, to have access to Letters of Eligibility, to stand as a Godparent at Baptism, Sponsor at Confirmation, or to receive a tuition discount at Assumption Academy, you need to be registered as a Parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption.
To register as an OLA Parishioner, please call the OLA Parish Office, at 610-688-1178.
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:
Needs Your Help!
Outreach is helping those in need in the OLA community. Donations can continue to be made to the Giving Room.
ITEMS COLLECTED BY OUTREACH:
– Dry & canned food/pantry items
– Frozen casseroles
– Gently used Men’s shirts, pants/jeans (sizes 30 – 34), & sweatshirts for the homeless men at A Brother’s House in Norristown, PA.
– Diapers (size 5 or 6)
We DO NOT ACCEPT:
– Electronics of any kind
– Women’s clothing
– Used baby furniture, strollers, car seats or toys
To discuss large donations for pick-up, contact Vince Caprio.
Thank you for your generous support of our work!
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.
Always 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 Social Services – Archdiocese of Philadelphia – 215-587-3903
- Project Rachel Ministry – Post Abortion Healing
- Domestic Abuse Support – Support for those in abusive relationships
- Catholic Social 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
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