THE ASSUMPTION CHOIR: The choir is directed by Dr. Varley and they rehearse on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. Mass every Sunday from September through May and for the Christmas Eve 10:00 p.m. Mass and the Easter Vigil. The choir participates in the annual Gaudete Concert in Advent. Repertoire will feature the best of music of all styles – classical to contemporary. The ability to read music is helpful but not required.
THE ASSUMPTION YOUTH CHOIR is for children in grades two through eight. Directed by Dr. Varley, the Youth Choir will sing the first Sunday of the month at the 10:00 a.m. Mass, October through April. The Youth Choir participates in the annual Gaudete Concert in Advent, the Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Mass, Easter Sunday Mass and
for our First Communion liturgies. Rehearsals are on Thursday afternoon from 3:45-4:30 p.m. The Youth Choir rehearsals offer a terrific opportunity to learn rudimentary musical skills while making joyful music to the Lord!
THE CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE is open to singers and players of guitar, flute, and strings. Directed by Wes Strickland, this group specializes in contemporary repertoire. The Contemporary Ensemble sings at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays and they rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The Contemporary Ensemble participates in the annual Gaudete Concert in Advent. Contact Sandy Zengion at 610-317-1537 for more information.
ORGANIST AND CANTORS (Leaders of Song): The role of the organist and the cantor is to lead our congregation in sung prayer. Dr. Varley will train interested cantors.
QUESTIONS? Email Dr. Varley at: Dennis.Varley@desales.edu
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.
Holy Thursday - 7:00PM
Family Adoration in the Church basement: 8:30-10:00PM
Commemoration of the Passion: 3:00PM
Stations of the Cross - 7:00PM
Easter Basket Blessing: 12:00noon
Easter Vigil: 8:00PM
Hanlon Center: 10AM & 11:30AM
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.