God is present in his Living Word. In order to be acted upon, the Word must be heard; therefore, to be heard it must be proclaimed. The . In the absence of a Deacon, Ministers of the Word also read the General Intercessions. returned this liturgical privilege to the laity. Ministers of the Word, also called Lectors, proclaim the first two scripture readings during Mass
Two lectors are scheduled for each Mass, one for each Scripture reading. Lectors are called upon to serve approximately once a month.
Training and preparation are necessary for anyone who wishes to be a Minister of the Word. Each prospective new lector must attend one training session to review guidelines and procedures. All Ministers of the Word are also required to attend an annual workshop. This session reinforces procedures and offers a time of prayer and reflection about the importance of the work they do.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS MINISTRY PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE AT 610-867-7424
See Monsignor Klinger's Letter to Parishioners
in the link above
Effective immediately, and until further notice,
in union with the Bishops of PA,
has canceled Masses until further notice
(including Holy Week and Easter) to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Monday-Friday - 8:15 a.m.
5:00 p.m. Vigil
7:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Holy Day Masses
Vigil: 6:30 p.m.
and 6:30 p.m.
Confessions will continue to be held in the church on Saturdays from 4:00-4:45 p.m. or by appointment.
from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Please be aware that Monsignor Klinger has been the victim of a continuing email scam. Fake emails that appear to be from Msgr. Klinger have been sent to several parishioners asking for help. Please note that Msgr. Klinger would never ask a parishoner to help by asking for gift cards and does not have a g-mail account. Thank you.
The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is dedicated to becoming a community of disciples of Jesus Christ. As disciples we make Jesus Christ a living reality in the lives of the members of our parish family. By guiding and encouraging our people to discipleship through a heightened awareness of our Lord's presence in their lives, the parish community becomes a visible and active expression of the Living Christ in our world today.