The production of Finding Nemo, Jr at ACS was a fantastic production!

A huge thank you to our incredible sound engineers, Mr. and Mrs. Baginsky. Your expertise brought our show to life!

To the teachers who always show up, help, and encourage our students to embrace drama, we appreciate you more than words can say.

A special shoutout to our 21CCLC partners at AUL for allowing the Drama Club to run smoothly. Your support is invaluable!  Our FSA… we appreciate you!!! Thank you for the coffee and treats and all the support!

To our dedicated club moderators, Mrs. Pickering, Mrs. Florez, and Ms. Shumny, thank you for your unwavering dedication to our kids.

And finally, to our amazing cast and crew—what an incredible job! You truly made this production unforgettable. 🌟🐠

#FindingNemoJr #ACSDramaclub #acsstrong

Sodality at Assumption Catholic School

On Friday, May 3, 2024  Sodalists from Assumption Catholic School (ACS) in Perth Amboy, NJ participated in a special Liturgy and a consecration ceremony of 26 new members. Fr. Ivan Turyk delivered a homily about Mary’s journey to Elizabeth and gave a special blessing to each of the girls.
ACS Sodality is a sisterhood comprised of young ladies and women (grade 3 and beyond) who practice the ideals set forth by Our Blessed Virgin Mary. Sodality has been part of ACS’ history for over 50 years and our young ladies are committed to growing in personal holiness and serving their school community through their consecration to Jesus through Mary. The young women of this Sodality, under a spiritual guidance of our school sisters Sr. Veronica, Sr. Trijtsi and Sr. Svitanku were preparing for this day for the whole year. They attended meetings, learned songs and deepened their knowledge about the Blessed Mother of God.
Our Sisters, who belong to the order of Sisters Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará, also decorated a church, personally have sew all caps and prepare a very moving ceremony for our sodalists and their parents,  who were in  the attendance.
During the consecration ceremony, the candidates made their Marian pledge and received from Fr. Ivan and Sisters a medal and a blue blessed garment as an outward sign of their consecration with the Sodality.

Prayer Service for Peace and Justice

This Thursday evening, hundreds of people attended a Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia that was  led by His Beatitude Sviatoslav and the bishops of the Permanent Synod. The American Ukrainian community in Perth Amboy, NJ has always been active, especially on appeals for peace and solidarity, support for the homeless, an emergency medical donation appeal and prayer for those suffering around the world. On this special day, many parishioners on their own and Assumption Catholic School students, teachers, parish sisters and administration traveled by bus to Philadelphia to pray for the end of war and to show support for people of Ukraine,  who are suffering after Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. For the past two-year, Assumption Catholic School have opened its doors to more than twenty Ukrainian refugee students as millions flee the war-torn country. The school is providing discounted tuition, language instruction and a sense of stability for the children.

Faith, Family, Fun Day

Today marked the splendid conclusion of an extraordinary Catholic Schools Week. Our morning commenced with Divine Liturgy led by two Bishops from Ukraine:  Bishop Andriy Khimyak, Auxiliary Bishop of the Kyiv Archeparchy and Archbishop Emeritus Ihor Isichenko of Kharkiv,  along with host parish priest Rev. Ivan Turyk, and teo priests from Ukraine accompaning bishops Rev. Yuriy Chudiak and Rev. Michailo Demyd. Four students of Assumption School welcomed bishops at the door with bread, salt, and flowers.
Following the liturgy, candles were blessed, symbolizing the Meeting of our Lord with Simeon and Anne in the Temple. The students were excited to be part of this special occasion. 
After the liturgy, all students and parents gathered in the auditorium for a delightful breakfast and a series of presentations. To begin, we acknowledge our marking period 2 Honor Roll and gave our certificates. Next our CSW essay winners were recognized, and Maddyson and Danielle, winners from the 7th and 8th grades, shared their essays. The audience enjoyed performances by Ukrainian Dancers, Show Choir, and Sodality, which presented a captivating guide on praying the Rosary. 
This special visit from the two Bishops to the parish during Catholic Schools Week, was a special treat for students of Assumption Catholic School, who enthusiastically greeted  these two shepherds as they were escorted through the school by the Principal Mrs. Lissette Shumny, and pastor.
The event concluded with a CSW slideshow presentation, acknowledging our teachers and receiving a final blessing from Most Rev. Ihor Isichenko.
The week began with a Prayer for Vocations service and the last day of CSW concluded by highlighting our service projects, offering prayers for our school and families.  WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER WEEK!
Thank you FSA for making this week possible! Thank you to all the parents who supported this weeks activities and made time to participate in all our events. 
You are appreciated and what makes our school such a special place!