Welcome to Our Parish

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September 20, 2019 – Saints of the Day

Andrew Kim Taegon and Paul Choñg Ha

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Adult Mass Altar Servers are 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 will be provided.

Contact Deacon John Rose at: JRose@olastrafford.org for more information.

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Extraordinary Ministers are Needed

In order to facilitate the distribution of the Eucharist at our Masses, we are in need of additional Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. This is a great way for registered OLA Parishioners to serve the Lord and your OLA Parish community. In addition, you are able to continue going to your preferred Mass. 

Training will be provided.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact:

Chris Bouvier at 610-213-6043, or email at: cjbouvier@gmail.com.

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Your help is needed at Mass!  Men, Women, Families and Youth are welcome. Please contact Vince Caprio, or the Ushers at your Mass, to let them know that you would like to join this vital Parish Ministry!

Training will be provided.

Phone: 610-644-3482, or email: capri1237@hotmail.com.

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Question of the week

 

What can I do to serve God over mammon?

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Community Outreach

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:      

 www.rehap.help.org

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OLA

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.

WE ACCEPT:
– 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
– Luggage
– Women clothing
– Bedding
– Used baby furniture including strollers and car seats.

Update from OLA Outreach

The Outreach Team has been blessed by the generosity of our parishioners and in turn has been able to provide the following:

PATRICIAN SOCIETY in Norristown, PA:
6,400 grocery baskets of dry/canned foods
57,000 meals
$1,000 for monetary donation to cover
expenses such as utilities and uninsured medical expenses

MY BROTHER’S HOUSE in Philadelphia, PA And Local Families:
325 casseroles

Thank you for your generous support of our work!

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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.

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Baby’s Breath – Wayne

In need of formula, baby food, bottles, diapers & wipes
for its smallest clients.

Please drop off in the Parish Giving Room.

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 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!

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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!

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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

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:

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.

Trinity Senior Transition – Educational programs about legal, real estate, financial and funeral planning for seniors and their family members/caregivers:

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