Christmas Bazaar

Assumption Catholic School in Perth Amboy, NJ will be holding its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. FREE admission! As usual, the kitchen will be open serving all kinds of delicious hot cooked meals to eat in or take out. Enjoy an afternoon of old-fashioned family fun. There will be games of chance, vendors, 50/50 raffles, crafts, prizes, and baked goods. All are welcome. Bring your friends and neighbors. ACS has been running an annual holiday bazaar since 1968, one of the longest running bazaars in the area. Call 732-826-8721 for info. 

20th Ordination Anniversary Liturgy and Celebration

On Sunday, September 24, 2023 we joyfully celebrated the 20th  Anniversary of Fr. Ivan Turyk’s Ordination to the Holy Priesthood.  The Church was packed with well-wishers and Fr. Ivan was joined at the Holy Altar by his  longtime friend Fr.  Mykola Buryadnyk from St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago, IL who offered an outstanding sermon, and  Rev. Robert Hitchens, Rector of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington DC, who was the main speaker at the banquet and who read the greeting letter from Fr. Ivan’s ordaining bishop, + Stefan Soroka, Metropolitan-Archbishop Emeritus.
After the Liturgy, the beautiful Anniversary Banquet, followed at the packed hall, with almost four hundred guests.  The banquet included a delightful meal prepared by the parish volunteers and very nice program. Following the dinner, the parish children, altar servers, choir “Boyan”, Assumption Catholic School, Sodality girls and Sisters Servants of the Lord the Virgin of Matará  entertained the guests with a beautiful concert. The highlight of the Banquet (and there were many) was Fr. Ivan’s parents Vasyl and Olga Turyk, who arrived from Ukraine, addressing the parish with a special greeting.  Looking out on the crowd, you could see the tearful expression on many faces that showed the love and appreciation they have for their son.
Vitaliy Kutnyy, President/CEO from Chicago and representatives of Selfreliance Federal Credit Union’s New Jersey branch office joined the parishioners at the Liturgy and the banquet and presented a check of $5,000 for the Assumption Parish on the occasion of their Pastor’s celebration.
Fr. Ivan then came to the podium and thanked those who organized the event and his brother priests for their continued friendship and priestly fraternity. He continued with humble comments including knowing that even though all parish gathered to celebrate his anniversary, but it is really Jesus the Great High Priest who was honored, for he is the  one who called Father to the Holy Priesthood and brought all together.

FIRST DAY of SCHOOL for grades 5-8!!

Welcome Middle School!

Grades 5 through 8 started their day in prayer and in gratitude this morning. The first day was always full of excitement! After getting settled in their classrooms and going over procedures and classroom schedules, they all gathered in the cafeteria for their first middle school meeting. They discused expectations for this year, and how to have a positive year.

The Classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 also played a few ice breakers to meet new classmates and reconnect with old friends. They put themselves in birthday order without talking.  It was pretty hilarious to watch! Yes, they could not talk. They played a game of This  Or That, and finally, Find a Friend Who.. This was a great way to celebrate  the start of our school year!

Looking forward to a fantastic year!