Welcome to Our Parish

Liturgical Directives for Advent and Christmas 2020

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

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The Parish Office is closed on Tuesday, 12/08.

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The OLA Giving Trees are up!
Please consider taking a tag.
Bring the gift back unwrapped by December 13th.

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Sunday 10:00 AM Mass – Livestream

Please click HERE to watch Mass.

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December 4th – Saint of the Day

John of Damascus

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Learn more about Walking with Purpose Catholic Women’s Bible Study at: https://www.olastrafford.org/wwp/

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Our Lady of the Assumption invites All Parishioners
and Friends to…

Stay Awake! A Virtual Advent Retreat for 2020

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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 the Voices of Faith YouTube Channel.

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Question of the week

 

 In what ways do I feel parched, spiritually or emotionally? How can Jesus’ presence satisfy my thirst? How can I prepare myself
for Christ’s presence?

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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!

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OLA OUTREACH OPEN DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

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.  May God bless you during this trying time.

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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.

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!

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.

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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Always 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 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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