It’s finally happening, the original parking lot of Assumption school in Perth Amboy, NJ is being replaced this Summer. Our school playground doubles as a parking lot for our teaching staff and for parishioners attending Divine Liturgies. The playground also serves as the principal area of gathering for our main parish fundraiser, the Ukrainian Cultural Festival as well as a parking lot for Bingo players. This is the original parking lot that we have maintained by patchwork and tar for the past fifty years. Due to safety concerns for our students, parishioners and visitors we have come to the point where we now must completely replace it. Since this is such a large expense, it requires the permission of the the Chancery Office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which has been received. Our parishioner and President of the Holy Name Society Mr. Joe Britton has agreed to oversee the project that started today. The new parking lot will provide safety for our students and parishioners and help Assumption community return to being the vibrant school and a church that will energetically lead all out of COVID-19.