2023 Diocesan Annual Campaign

The Diocesan Annual Campaign provides resources, expertise, guidance and support for more than 90 ministries and programs throughout the 15 counties of the Diocese of Harrisburg. Gifts from donors like you sustain, expand and support our ongoing evangelization efforts, provide continuing education programs for our Catholic schools and Religious Education programs, seminarians, clergy and permanent deacons, and investments in pro-life activities. Now, more than ever, the programs and ministries that received funding from the Diocesan Annual Campaign need your prayers and steadfast support. Your gift, no matter the size, truly makes a difference. On behalf of those who benefit from our ministries, please accept our heartfelt appreciation and deep gratitude.


Click on Making a Donation above to donate online.

Church Organist Position

Organist Position
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Lebanon, PA is looking for an organist to play the following….
* Saturday Evening 5:30 pm Mass
* Sunday Morning 7:30 am Mass (optional)
* Sunday Morning 10:30 am Mass
* Holy Days of Obligation
* Funerals (between 50-60 per year)
* Weddings (between 1-5 per year)
Compensation for the schedule above would be on a Per Service Basis.
Should the applicant wish to expand the job description, other financial
arrangements may be considered.
The applicant need not be Catholic, but a solid knowledge of the Catholic Mass, Catholic Liturgical Norms and the Liturgical Year are required.
In the beginning, the applicant will work closely with the Pastor regarding the
planning of music selections for Masses.
As a Diocesan Employee the applicant will need to apply for the necessary child protection clearances.

Please contact Fr. Gillelan at (717) 272-5674 for more information.

Funeral Luncheon Volunteers Needed

Funeral Luncheon Ministry Update
St. Mary’s is resuming our Funeral Luncheon Ministry in Frederic Hall.
We have a core group of volunteers but are looking for a few new faces.

Volunteers do not have to stay for the entire luncheon but can help before, during or after, as schedules allow.

Even if you cannot help at the luncheon itself, we are also in need of volunteer bakers to supply desserts.

Graces abound for you in assisting with this corporal work of mercy to feed the hungry, and spiritual work of mercy to comfort the afflicted.

Please consider helping! Contact Margie Fava at 717-926-6453.

The Box of Joy Project


💕Your Box of Joy may be the only Christmas gift a child receives!
These gifts will go to children who may have NEVER held a picture book, worn a new shirt, owned a toy or held a doll. This week our Donation Goal is small picture books— children’s socks, size medium— and small dollies. Please consider donating one item.

2022 For the Children who wish for Just One Gift

 Please remember The Box of Joy Project . Our religious education students and youth have been collecting items all year and we are still in need of your help.   School supplies are very much in need : crayons, pencils,  colored pencils and sharpeners.

Dig For Beanie Babies . We all have them, in a box, on a shelf, in the attic, or at the bottom of the toybox. Would you please consider donating one or two clean Beanie Babies to the Box of Joy  Project?

Cross Catholic Outreach has provided a list of highly desired items:

Small stuffed animals, crayons, T-shirt size 6, 7, 8 (x small, small, and medium), small dolls, sling bags, socks, deflated balls, small water bottle with lid, youth sunglasses, small coloring books, individual packaged Hot Wheel cars, kazoo, harmonica, unopened happy meal toys, hard candy, balloons, mini puzzles, children’s socks, and underwear.

Note: We are collecting for ages 5, 6, and 7 year old boys and girls.

Each child will receive a “Box of Joy” full of your donated items to celebrate the Christmas season. For many of these children, this will be the only gift that they will receive.

If you would like to fill one Box of Joy as a family project,  please contact me and I will happily provide you with an empty Joy Box  and all the information needed.


AnneMarie Boltz, C/DRE                                                                                                         aboltz@abvmlebpa.org or text to 717-507-5733                                                               Or call 717-272-5674 ext. 3207


Important Online Giving Update

Important Online Giving Update

       The company with whom we are contracted to process parishioners’ online giving has been purchased and the transition has been difficult and frustrating. Your contributions are processed into a St. Mary’s online giving account at Jonestown Bank so your funds are safe. Please keep your credit card statements. What has been a problem is inputting your contributions into the parish data system. We have been unable to do that since May 1. This is unacceptable and we will be changing to a program provided by Our Sunday Visitor. This transition will take some time and we will keep you apprised going forward. We are recommending you stop the online giving by stopping any recurring contributions. It will be necessary to return to the use of envelopes until we are up and running with Our Sunday Visitor. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Prayer requests for bulletin

Pray for:

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

Please continue to pray for the Homebound and the sick.

Please Pray
For the homebound and the sick of our parish
Joan Arnold, Anne Bakaric, Genevieve Batdorf , Melody Boltz
Connie Bowman,  Cecelia Daullary, Loretta Davis, Cecilia (Celie) Deck

Dolores Dishong, Charles Drake , Fred Eisenhauer,  William Eisenhauer , Cole Emrich
Mary Faust, Blanche Fortna,  Penny Frank , Darlene Gingrich                                                                        Stan Hartzell, Lynette Heckard,  Eleanor Houser,  Edward C Hummel, Cecilia Jordan                             Marion Kelly,  Catherine Lazorcik , Charles McConnell,  Ruth Mish

Carol Nichols,  Mary Ann Rine , John Ritchie,  Roger Schell
Damon J Schlegel , Anna Shields,  DiJon Simon , Diana Stopinski                                                                Alene Swisher,  Trump Family,  Deacon Wentzel                                                                                                  Jim Wentzel Elizabeth Wile Roselle Zubey

Please inform us in the parish office so we can publish the names of those who are sick in our parish bulletin.

Call the office at 717-272-5674 or place a note in the collection basket or fill out our online form here.

Prayer Request to be Published in Bulletin

These parishioners are sick or homebound. Please keep them in your prayers.



Prayer request Update: Name Removal Form

I verify that this is a name I previously submitted/


Monthly Food Collection

The third weekend of each month is the designated date for collection of food for Lebanon County Christian Ministries (LCCM) and Jonestown Outreach Pantry (JOY). These community outreach centers really depend on your contributions. Keep your food items coming and thank you in advance for your generosity. Please remember the poor boxes when you leave Church as this money goes to help the poor who come to our door .  Thank you so much and God bless you!

JOY Pantry ( Jonestown)