Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
1900 Meadowbrook Road + Feasterville, PA 19053 + 215-357-1221
A Bible/Faith Sharing Group meets on Wednesday
mornings at 9:15 in Mary’s Chapel (Sept. through May).
Forty Hours Devotion
The Charismatic Prayer and Praise Group meets on
Monday evenings at 8:00 in the rectory office. All are
welcome to praise the Lord with prayer, song and Sacred Scripture.
October 12th, 13th and 14th
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is celebrated
Tues. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Mary’s Chapel.
Solemn Evening Prayer with Homily
P A R I S H& STuesday
at 7pm
Reverend William F. McGeown, Pastor
Saturday Vigil:
5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Monday– Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Holy Days:
6:30 a.m., 10:00a.m. & 7:00p.m.
9:00 a.m.
4:00 to 4:30p.m.
Reverend Daniel P. Devine, Pastor Emeritus
Deacon Robert J. Stewart, Permanent Deacon
Deacon Eric M. Umile, Permanent Deacon
at 8pm
Diane M. Wolf,
S.S.J., Pastoral
Mrs. Joyce Boag, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Kathleen McLaughlin, Director of Liturgical Music
Mrs. Susanne Brooks, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Mrs. Dotto
Parish services
Secretary on
Mr. Fred Perazzelli, Business Manager
Tuesday evening
St Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic
School J. Tralies
Father Matthew
Principal: Ms. Laura A. Clark, 215-357-4720
Baptisms are scheduled for the first and third Sundays of
each month at 12:15 p.m. Preparations for your child’s
Baptism should begin prior to the baby’s birth. Call the
rectory to register for Baptism
Please make arrangements to celebrate the Sacrament of
Marriage by calling for an appointment with the parish
priest at least six months before the wedding date.
guest Homilist
Janice Bauer
James Brennan
Steve Dwyer
Matthew Hastings
Sharon Koob
Ann M. Baldassarre
DailyJ. Life
Bernie Frederick
Jack James
Fr. William McGeown
Deacon Bob Stewart
Robert Watson
Sr. Diane Wolf, SSJ
Henry Carroll
Kathleen Farrell
Joseph Gnias
James Lomanno
Kevin Leonard
Kevin Shire
Edward Shannon
Diane Steele
Robert Watson
New parishioners are most welcome and are encouraged
to register at the rectory as soon as possible after moving
into the parish. Please call the rectory for an appointment.
DRE Office: 215-357-3445
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 12, 2014,
Healing, Insight, Help, and Counsel Free!
Please contact the rectory if someone is sick, in the hospital, or wishes to receive the Holy Eucharist or the
Anointing of the sick.
Continuous Adoration from 1pm Sunday until 6:45pmTuesday.
for children 1year to grade 3 provided during the
each evening.
As a parish community united in Jesus and dedicated to Mary,
We are called to discipleship through worship and service.
Twenty - Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 12, 2014
A Message from our D.R.E.
Dear Friends,
Weddings —-so much planning is involved, so many
details to coordinate, so much time, effort, energy and
money! With my daughter’s May wedding fresh in my
memory, I looked at today’s Gospel with new eyes.
What if, after all that planning and work and expenditure, none of the invited guests had attended?
God has planned the most marvelous banquet for
us —Heaven. He has, with great loving care, prepared a place for us. He has used his infinite energy
to create it, and has opened the doors to us at great
cost —the sacrifice of his only begotten Son.
Our Sunday liturgy is also a magnificent wedding banquet —a foretaste of the heavenly assembly depicted
in the Book of Revelation. We have been invited, but
we may at times find ourselves like those in the Gospel who were too busy with work or other pursuits to
respond to the invitation. Jesus is certainly challenging THAT behavior. Or, you may be saying, “I’m here
at the banquet every week. What is the message for
me?” Maybe Jesus is sending you to invite others,
who may not know about the banquet, or who may
think they are not among the invited.
How about the wedding garment? Far beyond dressing appropriately for Mass, it’s obviously much more
important to prepare our inner selves, by celebrating
the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a regular basis, as
well as nurturing our daily prayer lives and treating
others with love and respect. Let’s face it, who
doesn’t want a new outfit when they’re planning to
attend an event of this magnitude? If you’re searching
for something to spruce up your interior wardrobe,
please join us for our Forty Hours celebration starting
on Sunday at the conclusion of the 11:00 AM Mass
and extending through Tuesday evening. We will celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours, the prayer of the
Church, with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
and talks by Fr. Matt Tralies. This is probably one of
the most uniquely Catholic practices in the treasure of
our Tradition. (Please see the insert for more of the
history.) Come for one night or all three, stop and
make a visit during the day, renew and refresh yourself, and, by all means, INVITE a friend or family
member to accompany you to the banquet.
See you at the wedding….
Joyce Boag, Director of Religious Education
Treasure Sunday
Thank you for your support to this Annual Appeal.
The parish relies on this collection to help us with our
extraordinary expenses like property and liability insurance ($38,000.00), school subsidy ($161,000.00),
snow removal etc.
It is not too late to donate to this collection if you have
not already done so. Just put your Treasure Sunday
envelope, or any envelope marked ’Treasure Sunday’,
in the collection or mail it to the rectory. Again, thank
you and God Bless You.
World Mission Sunday
Next weekend our parish will celebrate World Mission Sunday. This year we are invited to reach out
and help build the Church in Mongolia, the world’s
youngest Catholic Church, as well as local churches
throughout the Missions, in the most remote areas
across our world. Through the work of these
churches, and their witness to Christ, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and
mercy, His hope and peace. Please keep the Missions in your daily prayers. Please come prepared
next weekend to give generously in the collection for
the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
For more information please visit: :
Expectant and New Parents
If you are expecting a baby or have a child to be baptized, please call the rectory to register for your child’s
Baptism. Following your call, you will be mailed information to be discussed at the Baptism interview,
which you may schedule as soon as you receive the
letter. ALL parents who have not attended class recently at Assumption may also need to attend class.
This will be discussed at the interview. It is best to
call at least one month prior to the class you plan to
Tuesday, November 11th 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In
the rectory meeting room.
October Count
PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)
During this month, at every Mass we have an attendance
report. Needless to say your presence at Mass helps determine the parish’s future.
There is NO PREP on Monday, Oct. 13th because of Forty
Hours. PREP families are encouraged to attend the Forty
Hours celebrations at 7:00 PM on Sunday, Monday, and
Tuesday evenings, or stop in to spend some “quality time”
with Jesus during this period of special grace for our parish.
Haunted Hallway
Everyone is invited to join us Under the Big Top at
the Haunted Hallway in school on Saturday, October 25th from 6 to 8 PM. Spooky fun for all!
High School Teens
If you missed our picnic but still wish to join the
Youth Group, our next meeting is today, Oct 12th
at 4 PM in the rectory meeting room.
Fabulous 55 Plus Club News
Fabulous 55+ will be making a trip on December 17th to
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey for a festive
holiday musical review. Your luncheon will include baked
breads, choice of entrée, and all-you-can-eat homemade
desserts. The cost of the trip will be $100 and is on a first
come basis. Don’t miss out — sign up now. A deposit of
$50 is due by October 20th, balance due by November
14th. To sign up, contact Gerry Maialetti at 215-355-7461.
Knights of Columbus News
The K. of C. are selling Chances of a Lifetime tickets. .
Buy a ticket (or many tickets) for a chance on one of 16
prizes. $1.00 a chance or $6.00 for 8 tickets. Benefits K. of
C. State Council Scholarships. Tickets 215-470-2050.
Any Catholic man 18 years or older interested in joining the
largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world should
contact Grand Knight, Michael Arment at 215-470-2050.
PREP classes began on September 7 and 8. If you have a
child who has entered First grade in public school in September, or a child in a private school who will celebrate sacraments in the parish, please contact the PREP office ASAP
at 215-357-3445.
PREP families are asked to donate a jar of peanut butter
and/or jelly for our parish food cupboard. We will accept
donations through October 20th.
Parents of Level and Grade 2 students in PREP and St.
Katharine Drexel Regional School are reminded of our Sacrament Kickoff Meeting for parents and children on Monday,
November 10th. A letter with details was mailed home.
The deadline for choosing a preference for your child’s
Celebration of First Eucharist is October 20th.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
RCIA is the process by which persons enter the Catholic
Church. It is for those who have never been baptized, for
those who were baptized in another faith tradition, and for
those who were baptized Roman Catholic but never completed their sacraments of initiation.
It’s not too late to begin RCIA! Anyone interested in learning
more about the RCIA process is invited to call Joyce Boag at
Assumption BVM Parish Sick List
Assumption Deceased List
Please pray for all the sick of our parish and all who care
for them: Marie Bontempo, “Cheech” Russo, Louis
DeSiato, Bob Diehl, Dot & Joe Oschell, Debbie Kohn, Tom
King, Jr., Pat Bassett, John Sullivan, Kailie Nagel, Lucas
Snyder, Anne King, Joe Lorenz, Michelle Tobin, Milissa
Franco, Dennis McDonald, Sara Harvey, Billie Lee
Sonndag, Ray Kashow, Noelle Ambs.
Please pray for all the deceased of our parish, especially Rudy Massari.
Active Military Parishioners
For the uninsured, age 9 and over.
Provided by St. Mary Medical Center.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, 10 AM—1 PM.
Middletown Township Building,
3 municipal Way. Langhorne, PA.
For additional information visit our website at: or call 215-710-5888.
We are highlighting active military members in “News from
the Pews”. If a member of your immediate family is currently serving in the military, either home or abroad, please
contact Glen Michaels at 215-396-0475 or [email protected] Please include: Name, rank, branch of
military service, home base, and whether they are serving
Archbishop Ryan H.S. Open House
Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30—8:30 PM
All 6th, 7th & 8th grade families
Welcome to attend.
St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School
Principal’s Corner
October is the month of the Holy Rosary. Our students
will be praying the rosary each day in their class. We
also encourage each of our families to say a decade of
the rosary each day in October. Consider doing it
weekly with your family members before dinner, driving
in the car, or before bedtime. As always, we appreciate your support and commitment to Saint Katharine
Drexel Regional Catholic School. During this month,
let us ask Mary, Our Mother, to make us an instrument
of God’s peace.
Announced Masses for the week of Oct. 12, 2014
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
11:00 AM
8:30 AM
8:30 AM
8:30 AM
8:30 AM
8:30 AM
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
11:00 AM
Josephine & Edward Blaney
Mass for Parishioners
Charles Conrad
Helen Sorrentino
Joseph Fullerton
Mass for Parishioners
Dorothy Arbogast
Dolores Murphy
Marie Kearns
Judith M. Jefferson
Mass for Parishioners
Craft Fair
Assumption BVM Parish
Saturday, November 8, 2014—9:00 AM—2 PM
Vendors Needed
For information call Patsy Medaglia 215-364-2435.
God Bless us all!
Ms. Clark, Principal
Pro Life News
Save the Date
Open House at St. Katharine Drexel
Regional Catholic School
On Sunday, October 19th from 2 to 3 PM, the Annual Memorial Vigil will be held in Our Lady of Grace
Cemetery. Please come and join in prayer and remembrance of the innocent victims of the abortion
holocaust in America.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This is also a good day to remember the babies who
were stillborn or died by miscarriage.
Monday, November 3, 2014
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Please bring a flower to place at the memorial stone.
Come one, come all!!
St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School
The following students from Assumption BVM Parish received the Catholic Leader Award for
Julia Rankel
Alexandra Kelly
Michael Murphy
Alex Kolaris
Jillian Clark
Bailey Reid
Chloe Woollens
Emily Buccello
Christopher Leonard
Congratulations to all. We are proud of you!
Mount St. Joseph Academy OPEN HOUSE
Sun. Oct. 19th 12:00—3:00 PM
To pre-register visit
Come Support St. Katharine Drexel school
Tuesday, Oct. 14th 7—9 PM
Bruster’s Ice Cream
1520 Brownsville Rd.
Trevose, PA 19053
St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School
Northampton Valley Country Club, Richboro
Saturday, October 18, 2014
• Check–in and Driving Range Open : 11:00 AM
• Buffet Lunch: 11:30 AM
• Shotgun Start: 12:15 P.M. (Scramble Format)
• Dinner, Prizes and Raffle Baskets: beginning at 6
Proceeds to benefit school projects and educational
programs. Registration forms can be found online at
For questions contact Chuck Goodwin 215-378-3555 or
email [email protected]
Holy Ghost Prep OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014— 11 AM—2 PM.
For information call 215-639-0811