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.
SEÑOR DE ESQUIPULAS
The ebony-colored statue of Christ of Esquipulas – the “Cristo Negro” – is an image of Jesus crucified and is revered by millions of the faithful in Central America. The original 400-year-old image is housed in the Basilica of Esquipulas in the town of that same name in eastern Guatemala. When Saint John Paul II visited the Basilica in 1996, he stated that this crucifix is “a most perfect and complete image” of Christ on the Cross. The patronal feast day of the Cristo Negro is January 15. A replica of the original image will be on display in Assumption Church this coming weekend, with a celebratory Mass at 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 14.
FEEDING OUR NEIGHBORS 2017
“We need to feed the hungry in the name of Jesus, and that is a high honor and call. We need to make sure none of our neighbors are ever turned away when they look to the Church for help.” – Timothy Cardinal Dolan During the week of Sunday, January 29 – Sunday, February 5, Cardinal Dolan is calling on Catholics and non-Catholics alike to feed our neighbors by replenishing food pantries and soup kitchens that so many families rely on to survive. Assumption, in conjunction with Fred’s Food Pantry, already does a great deal toward meeting the needs of the hungry in Peekskill, but we still wish to heed the Cardinal’s call to join in this Archdiocesan-wide effort. So, on the weekends of January 28 and 29 and/or February 4 and 5, if your means allow, consider bringing a bag of non-perishable food when you come to Mass. Our volunteers will thus be able to restock our own Food Pantry and bring anything extra to Fred’s Food Pantry.
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Parishioners at Assumption now have the opportunity to access online web-based series that can help us to grow in our faith. The web site is FORMED.org. This web site contains materials from Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press. Access is free on computers, tablets and phones.There are great Catholic movies, audio presentations, study programs, and eBooks. Every parishioner can set up an account and use these great materials. You can use the materials as part of your ministry or watch a movie at home with your family,
To set up an account you can use the link below:
or go to www.formed.org and enter the parish code for Assumption: GNBWCR.
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