My Dear Parishioners,
This weekend, at the 11:30 AM Mass, we will celebrate the Rite of Acceptance for our Candidates who will receive the Sacraments of Penance & Holy Communion. This will be an opportunity for us as a parish community to formally recognize and offer prayerful support for our young children who will receive the gift of these Sacraments of Initiation next Spring. I ask you to please pray for them. I want to take this opportunity to thank in a special way Sr. Rita Marian, our Director of Religious Education & all of our devoted catechists for their hard work & dedication in preparing our young children for these sacraments. May God continue to bless them and their families.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the outpouring of generosity so many have shown thus far in support of our 2019 Catholic Charities Appeal. This appeal offers hope to thousands of people across the Philadelphia region. This year, our Archdiocese needs your help more than ever to reach their $12.5 million dollar goal before the end of the year.
The goal set for Our lady of the Assumption by the Archdiocese was set at $65,186. And thanks to the generosity of our OLA parish community, $48,710 has been donated thus far (by 156 families) bringing us now to 75% of our goal. If you have not yet given, please consider sending in your donation before the end of the year. The smallest gift will help the lives of our brothers & sisters in need. Donations can be made by using the envelopes that were mailed to each of you, or online by visiting www.catholiccharitiesappeal.org. Thank you all for your generosity!
I am also very grateful to all who have already responded to our own parish Annual Appeal. As you know, this Annual Appeal is very important in the life of our parish. I hope that you have taken the time to read both the financial and spiritual reports that I have prepared as well as a list of the projects we have completed within the past year as well as the projects we hope to address next year. I am happy to report to you that as of this writing we have received a total of $19,210. Thank you so much for your generosity – it is very much appreciated!
Love and Prayers,