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

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2022 Mass Intentions & Memorials 

The 2022 Mass Book is now open. Because of the great number of requests, a policy change has been made so that the largest number of parishioners can have an opportunity to memorialize their loved ones, both living and deceased.  In addition to the Mass Intentions, Vigil Lamp and Floral Memorials that each family may make, we have added an Altar Bread and Wine Memorial.  The Intention forms can be accessed on the website links below:

Mass Intentions

Vigil Lamp Memorial

Floral Memorial

Altar Bread and Wine Memorial

We ask that the forms be completed and brought to the Parish Office.

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OLA FORTY HOURS DEVOTION

Sunday, October 24th 11:00 AM – 7 PM
Evening Prayer at 7 PM
Monday, October 25th 8:30 AM – 7 PM
Evening Prayer at 7 PM
Tuesday, October 26th 8:30 AM – 7 PM
Evening Prayer at 7 PM

Guest Homilist:
Father Richard McFadden

Theme:
The Eucharist:

Bread From Heaven &
Fruit of Mary’s Womb.

Sign up sheets are posted by the elevator. Please sign up!!

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October 24, 2021 

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Question of the Week

What aspect of my life needs healing?
What do I want Jesus to do for me?

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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!

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To access the Soup & Cannoli order form, click HERE.

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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:

Voices of Faith YouTube Channel

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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.

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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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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!

Outreach is helping those in need in the OLA community. Donations can continue to be made to the Giving Room.

If you find yourself in need, you can reach a member of the Outreach Team by calling the Parish Office at 610-688-1178, email: parishoffice@olastrafford.org,  or calling Vince Caprio at 610-644-3482.

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
– Luggage
– Women’s clothing
– Bedding
– 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!

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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:

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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