Our Lady of the Assumption, Roman Catholic Parish, 35 Old Eagle School Road, Strafford Pennsylvania  19087
Friday, April 18, 2014
Today's Readings
Phone Numbers
Rectory: 610-688-1178, 610-688-6147
Fax: 610-293-9680
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Today at OLA

10:00 AM Morning Prayer (Sacred Heart Chapel)
12:00 PM Office of Readings
3:00 PM Celebration of the Passion of the Lord Celebration of the Passion of the Lord with Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion - Church (Church)

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 17th

No Morning Mass and No Morning Prayer
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 8:00 PM
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:30 PM to 10:45 PM
Night Prayer at 10:45 PM

Good Friday, April 18th

Morning Prayer at 10:00 AM
Office of Readings at 12 Noon
Celebration of the Passion of the Lord with Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion at 3:00 PM

Holy Saturday, April 19th

Morning Prayer at 10:00 AM
Confessions at 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Easter Vigil at 8:00 PM
Blessing of the New Fire & Easter Candle in Piazza
(weather permitting)

Easter Sunday, April 20th

Easter Masses: 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:30 AM


 

RSVP/Spread the Word! 

 

Malvern Retreat House's

April Young Adult Get-Together 

 

For Men and Women 

in Their 20s and 30s
Sunday, April 27 at 5:30 pm

 

 Dinner: We will have a pizza party, as well as salad & dessert.

*If you have any food allergies or dietary needs, click here to e-mail our Marketing Assistant ahead of time.

Activity: How well do you know your faith? Or even Malvern Retreat House? Test your knowledge at our fun evening of Catholic Quizzo! Connect with fellow young adult teammates as you collaborate to answer each question together. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Bring your friends; it's sure to be a great night!

Please RSVPClick here to e-mail our Marketing Assistant by Fri., April 25.
*This is important so we can better determine a quantity of food to order.

 

Cost: $10.00 (which will be collected at dinner)

To view this information on our website, click here.

 

Spread the Word: 
Don't Miss Out...Register Early

for a Discounted Price!   

Malvern Retreat House's 
Young Adult Retreat

"The New Evangelization--I Believe, 
and Therefore, Speak..."
 


May 30-31, 2014

Looking to strengthen your relationship with God, partake in fellowship, and participate in activities that enhance your spiritual growth? Our annual Young Adult Retreat is the perfect way to connect with our Lord and other men and women in their 20s and 30s (single and married).

 

 Join retreat director, Fr. Peter Huynh, LC, as we explore the meaning of the New Evangelization and how to live it through our daily actions. This retreat includes inspiring talks, faith-sharing discussions, Way of the Cross, Candlelight Procession, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, confession, meditation, personal reflection, prayer time, silent time, Mass, fellowship activities, and more. Click here for more details about this retreat on our website

ALERT

Please respond to the USCCB recent release and Special Message on the HHS Mandate.
USCCB News Release: U.S. Bishops Issue ‘Special Message’ on HHS Mandate at Conclusion of General Assembly – November 13, 2013

Introduction

Pope Francis has called for an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in October 2014 on the theme: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. The General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops invites consultation on this topic to help with its preparations. A Preparatory Document has been issued by the Holy See to begin this process along with a series of questions. Archbishop Chaput, wishing the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese to join in the consultation, has approved this instrument for local participation.
Click here for a summary of the Preparatory Document

You may also read the complete Preparatory Document issued by the Vatican by clicking the following link, The Synod of Bishops’ Preparatory Document with Questions: "Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization." After reading this summary or the complete document, carefully respond to any or all of the questions that follow.



You may submit the form electronically after completion by clicking the “submit” button or mail a printed version to: Reverend Dennis Gill; Archdiocese of Philadelphia; 222 North 17th Street; Philadelphia, PA 19103-1299

 

Are you a Catholic physician, health care professional or medical student?

The catholic Medical Association (CMA) helps doctors and health care professionals grow in faith, maintain ethical integrity, and provide excellent health care in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

The CMA offers professional, spiritual, and moral support through local chapters and annual conferences featuring world-class speakers and CME credits. The CMA set a record for new members and chapters in 2012. Be part of the New Evangelization and join CMA to help build a culture of life in health care and to provide a voice for catholic medical and ethical principles in society.

Visit www.cathmed.org to learn more about the CMA and the benefits of membership.


  HELP OLA ACADEMY WITH YOUR UNITED WAY CONTRIBUTIONS!

 

--- OLA ACADEMY CAN RECEIVE MATCHING FUNDS THROUGH THE UNITED WAY -- # 50308!



Is God Calling You to be a Priest? 
Learn More About Being a Priest
Archdiocesan Priest Vocation Site:
http://www.heedthecall.org/


Calling all Young Adults
Weekly Mass
Join His Excellency, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
for weekly Mass every Sunday at 6:30 P.M. in the
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Confessions begin at 5:30 P.M.
ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT'S HOMILIES CAN BE DOWNLOADED AS AN mp3 FILE AT
http://www.archphila.org/
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Welcome to Our Parish

OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH

MISSION STATEMENT 

We are the family of God; we are the children of Our Lady of the Assumption. We are the church, brothers and sisters of Christ in Baptism. With Mary, our Mother, raised up as her son's first disciple, and our model, we pledge to lift up one another and all who seek God.

As a family of believers, we worship God in Word and Sacraments, and like Mary, we give praise and thanks to God, and intercede for our brothers and sisters.

Nourished in the Eucharist, we are called to sacrifice ourselves as Christ did for us. Like Mary's Son, we offer loving service to all in need, and we evangelize, welcome and teach the truth of the Gospel to all.

Like Mary who was filled with God's grace, we will strive to become living  examples of Jesus, her son.

Our Lady of the Assumption

Mass Schedule

Weekdays:

6:30 AM and 8:00 AM

Saturdays:
9:00 AM, 5:00 Vigil Mass
Sunday:
7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:30 AM
Holy Days:
Weekdays
7:00 PM Vigil Mass, 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:05 PM

Saturday:
9:00 AM, 12:05 PM

 


Reconciliation

Saturday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
and by appointment


Phone Numbers

Rectory:
610-688-1178
Emergencies press 1
Fax:
610-293-9680
eMail
PREP Office:
610-688-6590
Pre-School & Kindergarten:
610-688-5277
Convent:
610-688-7889