News and Events

OLA News and Events


The following Parish Organizations are meeting via Zoom teleconference calls:

Living Bridges Men’s Faith Sharing

Walking With Purpose 

The following Parish Organizations, Prayer Groups & Bible Study Activities have been suspended at this time, including but not limited to:

Missionary Servants of the Holy Love
Legion of Mary
Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary
IHM Companions
Knights of Columbus
Lay Carmelites


OLA is Happy to Announce – coming this Fall, 2020:

Walking With Purpose – the modern woman’s guide to the bible.

We are offering two bible studies

Both will be held Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Starting September 16th:

1) Opening Your Heart – Beginner course study

Discover a personal relationship with Jesus and increase your trust in His unconditional love.

2) Discovering Our Dignity – Intermediate course study

A Study of Women of the Bible

For more information:

Further information & Registration details will be announced soon.

Email Heather Hill at: with your questions.


Tuesday Evening at 7:00 PM, in the Church


The Brother’s House
Assisting homeless men in Norristown is in desperate need of
clean new socks & boxer shorts (XL & XXL & XXXL).

Please drop off in the Giving Room.


Remember a loved one in need of prayers or a departed member of your family with an OLA Mass Intention.

The donation cost is $15 per Mass Intention.

Click HERE  for more information on OLA Mass Intentions.


Parish Registration

In order to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist or Matrimony, or to have access to Letters of Eligibility to stand as a Godparent at Baptism or Sponsor at Confirmation, you need to be registered in a Parish.

If you are not registered or if you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at 610-688-1178.

We encourage anyone who is leaving OLA to please notify the Parish Office too. Thank you!


Parish Religious Education Program


Registration has closed at the end of July for
practical purposes. All classes will be conducted
via technology. The mandatory meeting is
scheduled for Sun., Aug. 30th from 11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM. We will live-stream the meeting
instead of conducting it in-person. I should warn
you in advance that I am not a fan of long meetings
and promise to end the meeting whenever we
complete the necessary information! At this meeting,
I will give you a timeline to pick up the books
& materials from the Parish Office. Mailing all
these items would be very difficult. Complete
instructions will be given on Aug. 30th. With
regard to the Sacrament classes delayed from last
year, First Holy Communion Mass will be on
Sat., Oct. 17th at 10 AM and Confirmation will
be on Wed., Dec. 2nd at 6 PM (which also
includes this year’s Level 7 class). Again, more
detailed information to come for the families involved!

Tuition payment may be delayed until Sept.1st
if necessary. The first Parent Class will begin on
Sun., Sept. 13th & the teacher-instructed sessions
will be staggered during the following week.

Instructions to view live-streaming Mandatory
Meeting on 8/30/2020:
1. In your Facebook account, search for:
Our Lady of the Assumption Strafford
2. Once you open up this page, the meeting video
should be visible to you.
3. If you do not have a Facebook page,
in your internet browser, search for:
Our Lady of the Assumption Strafford Facebook

Please contact Sister Rita Marian with any questions or concerns at or 610-688-6590.



To view the complete Malvern Retreat House Calendar of Retreats and Events, click HERE.

For more information or to register, please visit, or call 610-644-0400.



Catholic Men & Women are cordially invited to join “The Main Line Singles Dinner Club”- (Ages 52-66) to dine together and share common interests twice a month. Our next scheduled events are:

  • Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 5:15 PM – An outdoor “Restaurant Event at Xolo Tacos” located at 14 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA.

For more information, call Barb (610) 896-6542

(Catholic Men are encouraged to Participate)


Nourish for Caregivers
Support Group & Rosary Hour

Nourish for Caregivers is a Christ-centered Catholic ministry
that supports the practical, emotional & spiritual needs
of family caregivers. Our monthly meetings are for anyone
juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, career
& caring for a loved one, whether it be a family member
with disabilities, an aging parent, spouse, friend or grandparent.

We meet monthly on 2nd Thurs. from 10 AM-11 AM
at St. Anastasia Rectory Meeting Room in Newtown
Square, PA.

Contact Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950,
or visit our website:

For those who can’t attend our in-person meetings, join
us for a Rosary Hour of Power online or by phone every
Monday from 8 PM – 9 PM. For online or phone dial-in
information, visit


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Please Welcome
our New Parishioners

From December 18, 2019 – June 23, 2020:

Frank & Laura Kish & sons:
Matthew & Brendan

James & Laura Riggio

Robert & Megan Asklar & daughter: Stella

Molly Burley

Brent & Meredith Keperling
& sons: Gunnar & Harald

Michael & Marissa Carboine
& son: Andrew
John & Margaret Haines

Ryan & Katharine Purvis
& their sons: Declan & Nolan

Kevin & Jessica Hinds
& son: Noah

Olga Csank

Joseph & Barbara Mullen

Jason & Christina Lynch



From January 1, 2020 – June 23, 2020:

Mark Patrick Kozina Donlon
Lana Elizabeth Kozina Donlon
Children of John & Damir Donlon

Stella Lynn Asklar
Daughter of Robert & Megan Asklar

Brendan William Kish
Son of Frank & Laura Kish

Regan Claire Landaiche
Daughter of Paul Landaiche &

Kathleen Flaherty

James Conor Larkin
Son of Conor & Emily Larkin

Andrew Michael Carboine
Son of Michael & Marissa Carboine


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