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 Kobo 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 The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica November 9, 2014 PARISH MISSION STATEMENT As a parish community united in Jesus and dedicated to Mary, We are called to discipleship through worship and service. The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica November 9, 2014 A Message from Deacon Bob Since the 12th century, November 9th has been celebrated as the anniversary of the Lateran Basilica, reputedly the first church built in the city of Rome by the Emperor Constantine in the fourth century (the site of the church was the palace of the Laterani, a noble Roman family). Several structures have been built on the site over the centuries; the present church was built in 1646. As the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome (the Pope’s cathedral), it is considered the mother church of every church in Christendom. Today’s feast is a celebration of unity for the entire church. In the waters of baptism flowing from every church’s font, we become brothers and sisters in Christ to every man, woman and child. At the Eucharistic table in every church, we are one family in our breaking of the one bread and the sharing of the one cup. The word “church” comes from the Greek word ekklesia, which means “to be called out of.” Being baptized into the church of the Risen Christ is “to be called out of” - to be called out of our own agendas and comfort zones to bring the compassion and the forgiveness of God into the bigger and more complex world we all share. This feast is an invitation to consider again what it means to be part of this ekklesia, this church and parish of disciples of this Jesus who “calls us out of’ ourselves and our own interests, our own fears and heartaches, to the ministries and vocations of spouses, parents, friends and neighbors. St. Paul (in the second reading) reminds us today: “You are God’s building . You are the temple of God . The Spirit of God dwells in you.” Let us be church together! Deacon Bob A Celebration of the Golden Jubilee Of the Holy Spirit Sisters will be held in Tanzania on Monday, December 15th. Sister Catherine and I shall participate in the celebration. As a token of appreciation for our Sisters, I shall present a gift to the Sisters in Tanzania. If you wish to make an offering, please make a check out to Assumption BVM and place it in the Sunday collection on or before November 30th. Please write Holy Spirit Sisters on the memo line on your check. . Thank you, Father Bill. Feasterville Area Ministerium Thanksgiving Service TUESDAY, (change of day) November 25th—7:30 PM St. Stephen Lutheran Church Street Road. below Bustleton Pike Feasterville. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Memorial For Loved Ones for the Holidays Assumption BVM Bereavement Support Group will hold a Memorial Service at 10 AM on Saturday, December 6, 2014 in the rectory meeting room for ALL in the parish coping with the loss of a loved one through the holidays. Grief information will also be provided. Please call Barbara Wutzer 215-355-8897 to register. Tuesday Adoration Christmas Mass Schedule Christmas Eve at 4 PM (family mass), 8 PM and Christmas Day at 8 AM and 11 AM. I am sorry that there will not be a Midnight Mass. I hope you understand that I shall celebrate the four Masses and a fifth is not necessary. Sunday Missal for 2014-2015 is available for $5.00 after Mass. Why not spread the Good News by buying one for family and friends. We have need for more participants in Tuesday adoration, especially 2 PM—3 PM. Please call the rectory if you can volunteer (even if its every other week). Please pray for all the deceased of our parish, especially: Msgr. James Howard, Joe Lorenz IMPORTANT THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS CHRISTMAS LOVE TREE If you know of a family ( or if you are a family) that needs hep for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, plelase contact Susanne Brooks at the rectory, 215-357-1221. Please check with the family first before giving us their name. Please be assured, confidentially is maintained. . If you are able to donate a turkey/turkey breast for Thanksgiving please drop it off at the rectory on Friday or Saturday, Nov. 2122 only. Thank you. Knights of Columbus News Chance of a Lifetime Tickets—COAL tickets are still available! Buy a chance for one of 16 great prizes. Benefits K of C. scholarships. Tickets are $1.00 each or a book of 8 for $6.00. Tickets are available in the rectory or by contacting Bob Watson at 215353-7636. Church Organist/Accompanist St. Bede the Venerable Church in Holland, PA seeks parish organist and choir accompanist. Position includes playing for one Mass per Sunday in addition to Holy Day Masses and special liturgies. Adult Choir rehearsals are one night per week September through June. Two manual organ and electric piano; experience necessary. Pay commensurate with experience and skills. Resume (references included) may be sent to: Msgr. Marine, C/O St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966 or call 215-3575720 for more information. Father Judge Mothers’ Association Will be hosting A Holiday Shopping Vendor Day on Sunday, Nov. 16th in the school cafeteria. The event will begin at 11 AM and end at 3 PM. Refreshments will be available. Chances will be on sale for a variety of baskets and gift packs. A Precious Metal Buyer will be there so feel free to bring your old jewelry to exchange for cash as well as old cell phones. The school store will be open for your holiday shopping convenience. For more information contact Dawn Berner at [email protected] PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) 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 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. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving baskets that will be distributed here in the parish If any PREP family is in need of assistance during the coming holiday season, please contact Mrs. Boag or the rectory. At all the Masses next weekend November 15-16, students preparing for the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, along with their parents, will receive a special blessing. Letters have been sent home with details for the parents. The children will make prayer cards so that members of the parish family can select a card and pray for that child during the period of preparation . 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 Our next meeting will be held on November 14th at 1 PM in the church hall. Reminder: final payment for those going on our trip to Hunterdon Hills is due at that time. We will also be signing up for the December 12th Christmas Luncheon at the Buck Hotel. Lunch is $18 for members and $22 for nonmembers. If you have any questions regarding the trip or the luncheon , contact Gerry Maialetti, 215-355-7461. Please Note Early Transmission of the Bulletin Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, all information to be published in this bulletin on Sunday, Nov. 30th MUST be in the rectory office by 9 AM on Thursday, Nov. 20th. Thanks for your help. St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School Principal’s Corner It was so nice to see our parents last week at our first Parent Association Meeting. We thank Mr. Greg Geruson, Vice President of the Healey Education Foundation, who spoke to our parents. Mr. Geruson discussed the partnership that our school shares with the Healey Education Foundation. We are grateful to Mr. Geruson and the Healey Education Foundation for selecting our school and investing in the sustainability and growth of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. We have already started embracing the unique business model provided by Healey to achieve our own long-tem success. As always, I am grateful to our dedicated Parent Association Board for planning so many important events for our school. These meetings and events always prove to be a valuable strategy for communication and tips for supporting our children and creating an important relationship between home and school. During this month of November, let us be awakened each day to gratitude for all that we so easily take for granted. We are so grateful for our school, our hard working students, our dedicated faculty our supportive parents, and you, our faith– filled parishioners! Youth in Action Have you joined us yet? All 7th and 8th graders from any school are invited to come to our next meeting on Monday, November 4th in the church lobby 6:10 PM to 7:45 PM. We will be planning our Christmas activities. Hope to see you then. Assumption BVM Sick List Please pray for all the sick of our parish, and all who care for them: Louis DeSiato, Nancy Finnegan, , Marie Bontempo, Dot & Joe Oschell, Debbie Kohn, Tom King, Jr., Pat Bassett, John Sullivan, Kailie Nagel, Michelle Tobin, Milissa Franco, Dennis McDonald, Jeannetta Takita. Archbishop Wood H.S. Open House November 13th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Announced Masses for the week of November 9, 2014 Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. 5 PM 8:00 AM 11:00 PM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 5 PM 8:00 AM 11:00 AM Helen Kilbride, 3rd Annniv. Jerry Gallagher James Kelly Joan Widdop Mass for Parishioners Daniel Milillo Mass for Parishioners Esequiel & Ramona Maias Mark Miller John Heilig, 3rd Anniv. Frank T. Mancuso, Sr., 16th Anniv. Assumption B.V.M. Church hall on Friday, November 14th. Doors open at 6:00 PM. For information call Joan Corcoran at 215-953-7711. Archdiocese of Philadelphia presents The Healing Power of Jesus Catholic Author Robert Abe When: Sat., November 15th. Time: 9 AM—12 PM Optional liturgy 8 AM Celebrant Fr. Bob Hilz, T.O.R. Where: Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2913 Street Rd., Bensalem. All Tickets $15.00 Register on line at www.PhillySpirit.com or call 215315-7008 or email: info @ phillyspirit.com Seating limited—only 400 tickets for this event. Join us for a special morning of healing and surrender to the Divine Physician, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Prayer teams will be available to pray for you and your needs. Archbishop Wood H.S Eighth Grade Visitation November 13th 8:30 AM—2:00 PM Nativity of Our Lord Health Care Ministry Presents: Living with a Loved One who Suffers from Addiction. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at 7 PM in their parish hall (next door to Archbishop Wood) 605 West Street Rd., Warminster, PA 18974. Staff from the Penn Foundation will be with us to offer resources and support to families trying to help a loved one who is struggling with addiction. To R.S.V.P. call 215-675-1925.
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