CONSECRATED TO OUR MOTHER
Mass, Confession & Adoration Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 7:45 pm
M, T, Th, F: 8:00 am
W: 7:00 pm
Sat: 10 am
First Friday Candlelight Mass: 7pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Saturday: 9:00 - 9:45 am
Monday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Friday All Night Adoration:
8pm Friday - 10am Saturday
The word “novena” comes from the Latin “novem,” which means nine. Thus, novenas always include nine of something: months, weeks, days, hours or even the same prayer repeated nine times.
Novenas are an ancient tradition that goes back to the days of the Apostles. Jesus told His disciples to pray together after His ascension into heaven, so the apostles along with Mother Mary and other followers of Jesus gathered to pray in the Upper Room during the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost. (Thus, the recognition as the “first novena.”)
When we pray a novena, we focus our attention intently on a special intention in order to receive special graces and either the answer to our prayer or discernment on what we need to do.
Having the right attitude is key to the use of novenas. When we pray a novena, we must take on Jesus’ attitude in Gethsemane the night before He died. “Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me; still, not My will but Yours be done” (Lk 22:42).
“Taken up into heaven, Mary shows us the way to God, the way to heaven, the way to life.”
Pope St. John Paul II
What's Happening at Assumption
In 1903, the Diocese of Pittsburgh established 13 new Catholic parishes. Of those parishes, only three remain as they were founded. Assumption is one of those three parishes.
Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven sacraments, touching all the stages and the most critical moments of life.
Welcome to the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located in Bellevue, PA. Led in worship and reverence for the sacraments by Father Timothy Deely, Father Jeffrey Craig, Deacon Rick Caruso and Deacon Bill Palamara. We welcome all seeking to know Jesus Christ.
Assumption Church has enjoyed a rich history in Bellevue, and we welcome you to get to know our parish through our website. Within the pages of this site, you will find valuable information about our Catholic Faith, our church and our ministries. For those new to Assumption, we invite you to consider joining our parish. For those interested in becoming Catholic, contact us at the rectory for more information on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).