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


Reverend Monsignor James T. McDonough died on Monday, 6/14/2021.   

The Viewing and Funeral details are as follows:
The Reception of the Body will be held at Saint Dorothy Church, Drexel Hill, on Thursday, 6/24/2021 at 9 AM., followed by a Viewing. Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D. will celebrate the Funeral Mass for Monsignor McDonough at 10:30 AM.


Please remember to return the Baby Bottles for
 for Mother’s Home by Sunday, June 20, 2021 on

Father’s Day!

Please place your bottle/donation in the storage bins in each vestibule.


June 18th – Saints of the Day

Mark and Marcellian


Sunday 10:00 AM Mass

Livestream HERE


The 2021 OLA Mass Book is closed. 

There are no Announced Masses available for purchase.  Mass Cards for Unannounced Masses for both the living and deceased are available and can be purchased in person or by calling the Parish Office.

The 2022 Mass Book will open on Saturday, October 23, 2021.


Vespers for Solemnity of St. Joseph

Click HERE to watch the most recent Vespers broadcast.



Rick West’s Retirement Mass and Celebration

May 23, 2021

Click HERE to view the Photo Gallery




Question of the Week

Would Jesus ask me, “Do you not yet have faith?”
Does my faith strengthen and console me during
times of trial?




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


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!

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.

– 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)

– 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!


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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