Parish Calendar


A special blessing will be bestowed

upon couples celebrating their wedding

anniversaries in the month of October at

the 11:00am Mass,. October 15, Please call

church office (704)535-9965 to be placed

on the list.

The R.C.I.A. Journey began on

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

7:00 p.m. in the vestibule

What is the RCIA Journey?

RCIA stands for the “Rite of Christian Initiation

of Adults”. It is the process for un-baptized

adults or those of other Christian Churches to become

members of the Catholic Church. The process includes

prayer, reflection and learning.

RCIA inquiry Sessions will began on

Wednesday, September 20, at 7:00 pm in the church


R.C.I.A. Catechists

We are in need of more catechists for

our R.C.I.A. program. If you are knowledgeable

about our faith

and feel the call to share it with others,

we could use your help.

Questions? Please call Deacon Kevin

704 537-9973


The OLA Ladies Guild Annual Attic and

Bake Sale will be Saturday, September

30th, 2017

RAIN DATE will be OCT 7, 2017

Collections are beginning for the Ladies Guild annual attic

and bake sale. So pull out those old, items you never

use, clean out the closets and garages and give us a call for

pickup. Toys, kitchen items, home accessories and decor,

manageable furniture and tools, we can use about anything.

Items need to be clean and in good working order.

Clothing donations are limited - infant/children’s

clothing, jeans, coats, jackets sell best.

Contact Mary Sparger at 704-455-5365 to arrange for a

pickup or to get items to us.

Please DO NOT just drop items at the church.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the SALE and to

BAKE goods to sell.

Give us a call to help as much or as little as you like.

Drive to help MiraVia

Our Lady of the Assumption Youth Group and The

American Military University & American Public University

Newman Center are co-sponsoring a service project.

Beginning now and wrapping up in August, we are hosting

a drive to collect supplies and gift card (Walmart and

Target) contributions to benefit MiraVia.

MiraVia is a safe haven for pregnant mothers and their

children. Their Belmont Abbey College-based residence

is a place where pregnant college students can live and

learn with each other.

The residents at MiraVia’s Outreach Center receive professional

assistance and material donations both during

pregnancy and after their baby is born.

They need typical items for babies, including diapers,

baby wipes, bibs, blankets, and pajamas among other baby

supplies. Thank you for your generosity!

Questions? Contact Deacon Kevin.


Adult Volunteers needed for

Youth Group

Have you wondered what we do in our

youth group meetings? Or if you could

help in some way?

This is your opportunity to come and

help. Be a part of your parishes’ ministry

to our youth.

They are our future. If that is important

to you, see Deacon Kevin about how

you can be involved.

Adult volunteers must take the

“Protecting God’s Children” program.

Vietnamese Mass for September at OLA

We will have Mass in Vietnamese at OLA on Sunday

September 24th, 2017 at 12:45 pm. Confession will

begin at 12:15 pm. Father Peter Pham will celebrate

the Vietnamese Mass. Please plan to attend.

Want to Come Clean?

The Knights of Columbus will be selling Autobell

Carwash gift cards through the summer while supplies

last. The cards cost $20.00 and they do not

expire and can be used at any of the Autobell

Carwash locations. See a member of the Knights of

Columbus for information.

Altar Servers

There will be a training sesión for new

Altar Servers on Saturday, September 23

at 11:00am . Boys and Guirls who have

received their First Holy Communion

and who are at least 10 years old and are

in the 4th grade or higher are elegible.

Question ? See or call Deacon David.

704 535-3310