Welcome to Our Parish

Next weekend is the 1st weekend in February.
We will pray the Rosary 20 minutes prior to the start of each Mass.


January 28th – Saint of the Day

Thomas Aquinas


Sunday 10:00 AM Mass
Livestream HERE




Please join us on Wednesday evening, February 3rd at 7 p.m. for our Walking with Purpose Virtual Connect Coffee meeting on Zoom.

At a virtual Connect Coffee, you will watch an inspiring video on your own time in your home and then join our one hour group discussion on the specified date and time. It is a great opportunity to try out this program and its positive and practical applications that can make a difference in our day to day lives.

 Please choose one of two videos below:

Your Marriage, Transformed by Grace – 
Studying How Our Life with God at Its Center Prepares Us for Our Relationships with Others.

Esther, This is Your Moment – 
Learning through the story of Esther – Our Faith Prepares us for the Life God has Chosen for Us.

Contact Patty Donato at 610-585-9656 or dmdphd08@gmail.com to join our Connect Coffee and receive your video by email.

Join us and see what this fresh relevant Catholic Scripture-based program for women is all about. Feel free to invite a friend!

No previous bible study experience necessary.

Learn more about Walking with Purpose Catholic Women’s Bible Study at:


St. Blaise-Curran Men’s Retreat at Malvern
February 6, 2021


Due to the overwhelming concerns associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s retreat will be offered as a one-day (Saturday only) retreat.  The retreat will begin at 8:00 AM on February 6th and will end by 5:00 PM.  All safety protocols including the wearing of masks and wellness checks will remain in effect during this retreat. The theme of this year’s retreat is “Deepening Your Faith in Jesus Christ.” We encourage the Men of OLA to take time off from all the noise and turmoil of our times and to attend this retreat. If you had not registered due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the new format will alleviate many of those concerns.  You can register on the Malvern Retreat House website at: www.malvernretreat.comIf you would prefer to attend virtually, please do so, it is a great option. There has been positive feedback from those that have attended virtually so far. Here is a registration link for our specific group: 

Register for St Blaise Curran Memorial Retreat.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:
Anthony Gentile at: 610-513-6834.


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:

Voices of Faith YouTube Channel


Question of the week


What unclean spirits need to be driven out of my life?
How can Jesus, within me & among us, defeat them?


OLA Planned Giving

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.


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.

Thank you!




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





Needs Your Help!



During this uniquely challenging time, we want to assure the OLA community that they have the support that they may need.  Donations can continue to be made to the Giving Room which will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Diapers (Size 5 & 6 especially) & wipes are dearly in demand. If you find yourself in need during the days ahead, or conversely, would like to offer assistance, you can reach a member of the Outreach Team by calling or emailing the parish office at 610-688-1178, parishoffice@olastrafford.org, or by calling Vince Caprio at 610-644-3482.  A member of the Outreach Team will contact you.

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.

In winter, consider dropping off gently used Men’s coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, flannel shirts & boots for the homeless men at A Brother’s House in Norristown, PA!

– Men’s clothing, including new men’s underwear
– Bathroom toiletries
– Baby Items including formula, bottles, diapers, wipes & baby food.

– Electronics of any kind
– Luggage
– Women clothing
– Bedding
– Used baby furniture including strollers and car seats.

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:

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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