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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December 4th – Saint of the Day

John of Damascus

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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.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Day of Obligation

Masses will be held on:
Tuesday: 12/07 at 7 PM
Wednesday: 12/08 at 8 AM & 12:05 PM

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OFFERTORY COLLECTION NOTICE

Starting this weekend in an effort to eliminate the second collection following Communion, the Ushers will pass the basket twice during the Offertory; once for the regular weekly envelope and a second time for the second collection envelope, when applicable.

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Question of the Week

Can I properly discern what is of value
and then act according to those values?

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THE OLA GIVING TREES ARE SET UP!

We are collecting for the families of
St Patrick’s (in Norristown) CCD Program.

Gift tags on the trees will include Gift Cards to:
Giant, Aldi Grocery, Shop Rite, Target & CVS
& warm weather clothing like:
Sweats, coats, polar fleece, hoodies, hats/gloves/
scarves & work boots for kids thru adults,
all sizes welcome.

Please take a tag or two off the Giving Tree. Gifts
with the tags attached may be placed in bins in
the Giving Room by December 12th!

PLEASE DO NOT WRAP THE GIFTS !!!

The items are laid out for the families to Christmas Shop.
You can donate wrapping materials separately.

Gifts will be delivered to St. Patrick’s on Monday, December  13th.

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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.

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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 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.

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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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