Assumption Church, located in the heart of Peekskill, has been serving God's people since 1859. As a Catholic community united by faith in Jesus Christ, We are called to proclaim the kingdom of God. Nourished by the Holy Eucharist and the Gospel, our parish strives to reflect Christ’s light to the world through worship, education and service.
OUR LADY OF THE SWAN
Many of our Spanish-speaking parishioners have a devotion to Mary under the title of Our Lady of the Swan (La Virgen de El Cisne). We have been blessed once again this year to have Assumption Church be the “home base” for the statue of Our Lady of the Swan during her northerly sojourn. Two priests from Ecuador, escorting the statue, will arrive this Monday evening, September 19. Over the next few weeks, the statue will make “day trips” throughout the metropolitan area to other parishes, returning to Assumption each evening. Our celebration will culminate on Sunday, October 2 at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green with a daylong festivity in honor of Our Lady of the Swan, including an outdoor Mass and, at day’s end, a procession up to the Church. All are welcome to join in and experience a taste of Spanish religious devotion to Our Lady. For more information, contact the Rectory at (914) 737-2071.
PAINTING WITH THE COLUMBIETTES
The Columbiettes are hosting a painting-party fundraiser on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm in the Annex Hall. Come join in the fun, as instructor Richard Zorn (a former PHS art teacher) offers tips and techniques to help you create your masterpiece. The cost is $35 per person; all are welcome to attend. And there will be no starving artists, as refreshments will be served. Please call Dot Bertram at (914) 323-8092 to register.
A NEW YEAR FOR OUR YOUTH GROUPS
Assumption’s two youth groups – LifeTeen and Edge – got off to a great start last year! As with school, a new year is beginning for our youth groups, too, and eligible teens and pre-teens are encouraged to come back, or join for the first time. LifeTeen – for high-school students – meets on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm and will kick off September 29; the Edge group – for middleschoolers – meets on Saturday evenings at 6:30 pm. Come participate in the fellowship and the fun!
SEEKING A SECRETARY FOR CCD
Assumption’s religious education (CCD) program is currently seeking a part-time secretary. This individual must be bilingual (English/Spanish), have great organizational skills and be available late afternoons and evenings during the week. Please e-mail your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Assumption Church has its own television show called Catholic Peekskill featuring interviews and information relating to our Catholic Faith.
Catholic Peekskill airs weekly on Cablevision TV Channel 15 on Tuesday at 9:30, Wednesday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm and can be seen from Peekskill to Tarrytown; and, on FIOS TV Channel 37 on Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00pm in Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Putnam and Duchess counties.
You can also check out our Catholic Peekskill Youtube Channel!
5:00 p.m. (Saturday Evening)
7:00 p.m (Mass in Spanish)
8:00, 10:00 a.m. and 12 Noon
7:00 p.m. (Mass is Spanish)
Father John J. Higgins, Pastor
Father Vincent Druding, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Carlos Campoverde (Permanent Deacon)
131 Union Ave.
Peekskill, NY 10566-3445