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
January 18th – Saint of the Day
Margaret of Hungary
Question of the Week
How am I challenged to live my life differently?
Can I recognize the Spirit when I am challenged to change?
2021 Contribution Letter
To request your 2021 Contributions Letter for tax filing, contact:
Nicole Giacche (cell phone) at 607-349-8455 and leave a
message or email: NGiacche@olastrafford.org.
St. Patrick’s Parish Thank You!
Thank you for your generous Christmas donations this year.
The gifts of clothing, toys and gift cards for our families that you sent show
show the Christmas spirit of sharing your love for others in need.
Gratefully, Rev. Gus Puleo, Pastor
The Outreach Team wishes to extend its gratitude to the OLA parishioners for your generous response to the Giving Trees this year. We received 445 gifts and $2,300 in gift cards. All will help benefit 3 families from the parish as well as 1,800 families who are part of The Patrician Society. ~ Vince Caprio, Outreach
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.
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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 contact time 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