Assumption Catholic School Yearly Marian Veneration and Sodality Reception.

Assumption Catholic School in Perth Amboy, NJ, held their annual May Marian Veneration Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1:30 PM. The program consisted of presentation of flowers to the Blessed Mother Icon by the Sodalists, and the singing of the Moleben (Prayer Service) to the Blessed Virgin Mary sung by the student body. The Prayer Service was lead by Father Ivan Turyk and the responses were sung by student body. In attendance were also parents and parishioners of Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.After the Prayer Service, Father spoke to the Sodalists and encouraged them to imitate the virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary in their daily lives. He challenged the young ladies to be like Mary, models of Christian Living. After the recitation of the Act of Consecration, and the promises made, thirty-six Sodalists, under the direction of lay teachers Mrs. Halyna Lojko and Mrs. Patricia Bernstein, received their Sodality Medals. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Sodalists led the student body in singing ACS’ favorite hymn, Always Protect Us Dear Mother Mary. “O Most Holy Mother of God, save us.”

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