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.

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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!
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St. John’s Soup Kitchen

The Class of 2024 spent this evening working in St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Perth Amboy, which has been serving residents for over 17 years! They arrived early to help Father Mike set up and feed about 75 hungry people. They served homemade chicken rice soup, baked ziti, salad, Italian bread, and a dessert. Students learned every detail of preparing and serving and they did it with a smile. At the end of the evening, some very tired yet, happy eighth graders left with an appreciation of giving back to their community.

**Grant funding for all food and supplies has been provided by the City of Perth Amboy City Council through the American Rescue Plan Act-Non-Profit Assistance. -Ukrainian Assumption Catholic Church.

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2023 ACS Christmas Concert

The Assumption Catholic School auditorium was packed with parents and grandparents that had come to see and hear our 2023 PreK-8 Christmas Program. Every student was standing tall, singing loudly and smiling at the crowd. There were lots of Christmas songs that covered traditional Ukrainian carols, special presentation in Spanish and Italian led by our Sisters.  The clapping from the audience demonstrated their appreciation and love of every performance! All students in the school were very excited about being up on the stage singing for their families. Thank you to all who attended and a heartfelt thank you to the program planner and music teacher; Miss Anna Lawrence.

Merry Christmas!

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