Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church 1900 Meadowbrook Road + Feasterville, PA 19053 + 215-357-1221 CALL TO HOLINESS A Bible/Faith Sharing Group meets on Wednesday mornings at 9:15 in Mary’s Chapel (Sept. through May). 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. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is celebrated Tues. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Mary’s Chapel. SCHEDULE OF MASSES Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 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. Holidays: 9:00 a.m. Saturdays: CONFESSION 4:00 to 4:30p.m. PARISH STAFF Reverend William F. McGeown, Pastor Reverend Daniel P. Devine, Pastor Emeritus Deacon Robert J. Stewart, Permanent Deacon Deacon Eric M. Umile, Permanent Deacon Sister Diane M. Wolf, S.S.J., Pastoral Assistant Mrs. Joyce Boag, Director of Religious Education Mrs. Kathleen McLaughlin, Director of Liturgical Music Mrs. Susanne Brooks, Coordinator of Youth Ministry Mrs. Dot Vogel, Parish Secretary Mr. Fred Perazzelli, Business Manager St Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School Principal: Ms. Laura A. Clark, 215-357-4720 BAPTISM OF CHILDREN 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 MARRIAGE 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. P A S T O R I A L C A R E OF T H E S I C K Please contact the rectory if someone is sick, in the hospital, or wishes to receive the Holy Eucharist or the Anointing of the sick. Website www.abvmfeasterville.org Facebook www.facebook.com/Assumption Feasterville PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Janice Bauer James Brennan Steve Dwyer Matthew Hastings Sharon Koob Ann M. Baldassarre Stephen J. Clark Bernie Frederick Jack James Fr. William McGeown Deacon Bob Stewart Robert Watson Sr. Diane Wolf, SSJ FINANCE COUNCIL MEMBERS Henry Carroll Kathleen Farrell Joseph Gnias James Lomanno Kevin Leonard Kevin Shire Edward Shannon Diane Steele Robert Watson WELCOME! 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 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 26, 2014 PARISH MISSION STATEMENT As a parish community united in Jesus and dedicated to Mary, We are called to discipleship through worship and service. Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 26, 2014 A Message from Sister Diane Ex. 22: 20-26; Ps. 18; 1 Thes. 1:5c-10; Matt 22: 34-40 Since the Jewish Law had 613 commandments, it is no wonder the Pharisee in today’s Gospel thought he could stump Jesus and unsettle Jesus’ followers by asking ‘which commandment is the greatest?’ The trick question backfired! OK, so we know the answer. In short form: Love God above all things and your neighbor as yourself. Jesus follows with, “The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” There is no need for ‘Do not take the name of the Lord in vain’ if we love God above all things. Cursing using the holy name of God would be out of the question. Who would have to tell a child to ‘honor their father and mother’ if love was the guiding principle in our homes. Perhaps we cut corners in loving God. We want God to be a part of every day but is it only when I have time? I pray myself or discuss my faith with my child (young or grown) if it’s not time for my ‘must watch’ show. I do get to mass but never on time and blame it on the parking lot but I know if love for God motivated me, I could arrive at 10:40 and not only get a good spot, but I could also have quiet time to listen to the Lord and review the week’s challenges with Jesus. Fr. Matt Traiies said during 40 Hours, “A situation will not change with the decision to change but it will send us in the right direction.” Let each of us look at where ‘loving God above all things’ is lacking in our day to day lives, make a decision and then Do something about it. Lord, we love you. Sister Diane Please pray for all the sick of our parish, and all who care for them: Louis DeSiato, Joe Lorenz, Nancy Finnegan, Marge Burke, Marie Bontempo, Dot & Joe Oschell, Debbie Kohn, Tom King, Jr., Pat Bassett, John Sullivan, Kailie Nagel, Lucas Snyder, Anne King, Michelle Tobin, Milissa Franco, Dennis McDonald, Sara Harvey, Ray Kashow, Bill Sifer, Jeannetta Takita. 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. Fr. Bill Feasterville Area Ministerium Thanksgiving Service TUESDAY, (change of day) November 25th—7:30 PM St. Stephen Lutheran Church Street Rd. Below Bustleton Pike Feasterville. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Please pray for all the deceased of our parish, especially: Rev. John E. Fitzgerald, Bob Diehl, Claire Bendzlowicz. All Souls Day, November 2, 2014 This year, our remembrance of our loved ones who died within the last year, will be held during the 11 AM Mass on Sunday, Nov. 2nd. We already have the names of those who were buried from Assumption Parish in the last year. If you have a loved one who was buried from another parish and you would like his/her name announced from the altar, please call Assumption parish and give us their name by Tuesday 4 PM. St. Joseph Villa Chances $1 dollar a chance, a book of 6 chances for $5.00. Benefits the retired sisters of St. Joseph. See Sr. Diane to buy a chance. Chances sold until November 10th. Thank you for your support. Early Transmission of the bulletin Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, all information to be published in this bulletin on Sunday, November 30th MUST be in the rectory office by 9 AM on Thursday, November 20th. Thanks for you help. PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Teen Youth Group News Congratulations to our High School teens who “rocked” the competition and came in First Place at the Bucks County Teen Field Day last Sunday. It was a fun day for all. Great Job, teens! Thanksgiving Pie Sale Once again our teens will be selling delicious pies from Otieri’s bakery. Order form will be in next week’s bulletin. Please support our teen youth group. When Less is More….. Many of you may know the experience of a vibrant group who gives service and then someone moves away, others get sick or need to care for someone else and the smaller group gets overwhelmed. Well, let me introduce you to our terrific church cleaners who dust, shine, vacuum, wash the glass doors and more. Several of the group have had to give up the blessing of cleaning the Lord’s house in the past year. Hence, less people means more work for the few! The need for help at this time is Fridays after the 8:30 AM Mass. Whether you can help every Friday or some Fridays, please call Elaine Yurgel at 267-922-2142 or [email protected] or just show up! And everyone can help by leaving the pews orderly every Sunday. Knights of Columbus News Chance of a Lifetime Tickets—COAL tickets are still available! Buy a chance for one of 16 great prizes. Benefits Knights of Columbus scholarships. Tickets are $1.00 or a book of 8 for $6.00. Tickets are available in the rectory or by contacting Bob Watson at 215-353-7636. Knights of Columbus information—Interested in learning about the largest fraternal Catholic organization in the world? Please contact Grand Knight, Michael Arment at 215-470-2050. Information is also available in the Parish information center in the back of church or the Knights of Columbus website: www.kofc.org. 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. 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 was October 20th. During the rest of October and the month of November, PREP students are asked to donate their change to Archbishop Chaput’s “Kids Helping Kids” project. The money donated will help provide a Christmas party and gifts for 400 underprivileged children. 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 215-357-3445. Fabulous 55 Plus Club News The Fabulous 55+ will be making a trip on December 17th to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey for a festive holiday musical review. Cost of the trip will be $100 and is on a first come basis. A deposit of $50 is due by October 20th, balance due by November 14th. To sign up contact Gerry Maialetti — 215-355-7461. News From the Pews The staff of the parish newsletter is working on a special year-end project and we could use everyone’s help. We are looking for pictures from last fall until now. Do you have any photos from your parish organization’s activities — like Boy Scouts, Knights Pancake Breakfast, Haunted Hallway, Craft Fair, CYO events, 4th of July parade, Sister Diane’s celebration, etc? Please submit all pictures and questions to: [email protected] St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School Principal’s Corner Our teachers are constantly seeking innovative ways to make learning fun and meaningful for their students in order to reach each student’s level and adapt to each child’s learning style. We know how very special your children are, and they are eager to learn and grow together. Here are some of our latest happenings: • • • Our Annual Golf Outing was a huge success last weekend when 144 golfers participated. We are so grateful to all of our donors, supporters, players, and volunteers. Many thanks to Chuck Goodwin for coordinating this big event for our school! Our students continue to be recognized for their efforts and kindness. Some ways we acknowledge our students include: Random Acts of Kindness, Catholic Leader Award, Math Challenge, Xtra Math Practice, and our Principal’s Pride Bulletin Board. We are proud of our students and their accomplishments. Our National Junior Honors Society is coordinating some school events which included and SKD “Pink Out Day” last week where the students added pink to their uniform and the entire student body created a pink ribbon to show support for Breast cancer Awareness. Please take the time to spred the good news about our school! Together, let us thank God for the determination, effort, support, and talents that we possess that make Saint Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School the best that it can be! Ms. Laura Clark, Principal Announced Masses for the week of Oct. 26, 2014 Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. 5:00 PM Margaret Whitman 8:00 AM Robert Regel, 3rd Anniv. 8:30 AM Florence Hejnar 8:30 AM Robert Schuler 8:30 AM Mass for Parishioners 8:30 AM Joanne McCann 8:30 AM Ed, Rick and Phyllis Yannuzzi 9:00 AM Feast of All Saints 5:00 PM Charlotte Abramiuk, 3rd Anniv. Sun. 8:00 AM Mass for Parishioners 11:00 AM Geri Bortz Also during this Mass the list of names of those deceased during the last year will be read from the altar. 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 attend. OUR REMAINING CLASS IN 2014 IS: Tuesday, November 11th 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the rectory meeting room. Craft Fair Assumption BVM Parish Saturday, November 8, 2014—9:00 AM to 2 PM Vendors Needed For information call Patsy Medaglia 215-364-2435. OPEN HOUSE St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School Sunday, November 2, 2014 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM Monday, November 3, 2014 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Witness For Life On Wednesday, October 29th from 7 AM to 7 PM, parishioners from Assumption Parish will pray and witness to the gift of life as we pray outside of Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive in Warminster. Come and live your belief that all life should be valued as we pray for those making plans or actually arriving to have an abortion. We do not protest but rather give proof by our presence and prayer that life is a gift of God. Plan to sign up next weekend after all the Masses. Archbishop Ryan Elementary Music Program Archbishop Ryan Music Department is organizing a Saturday morning instrumental music program for students in grades 4 through 8. Students will have the opportunity to receive lessons on any one of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, percussion. For those in need of an instrument, special arrangements have been made with Music & Arts to aid in obtaining an instrument on a rental plan. For more information and to register, contact Mr. Gene Ciccimaro, Music Director 215-637-1800 ext. 242. [email protected] Catholic Author Robert Abel Presents “The Healing Power of Jesus” Saturday, Nov. 15th at Our Lady of Fatima church. 2913 Street Rd., Bensalem. Time: 9 AM—12 Noon. Optional Liturgy—8 AM. Main Celebrant: Fr. Bob Hilz, T.O.R. All tickets $15.00. Seating limited—only 400 tickets for this event. Join us for a special day of healing and surrender to the Divine Physician, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Prayer teams will be available to pray for you and your needs.
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