Church, located in the 
    heart of Peekskill, has been 
    serving God's people since 1859. As a Catholic community united 
    by faith in Jesus Christ, We are called 
    to proclaim the kingdom of 
    God. Nourished 
    by the Holy Eucharist and the Gospel, our parish 
    strives to reflect Christ’s light to the world through worship, 
    education and 



    CCD registration is going on now.  Students must re-register each year.  If you are registering your child for the first time, kindly bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and a copy of their baptismal certificate.  Mrs. Cathy Bischoff will be at the CCD office for you to register during regular CCD office hours, which are Mon. & Tues. 4PM - 7PM, Wed. 2PM – 9PM and Thurs. 10AM – 1PM.  If you have any questions, please call the CCD office: (914) 737-2231.  There will be registration for CCD after all Masses on August 24 and after all the Masses on August 30 and 31.  You must register your child each year.


    Assumption Cemetery is graced with a very unique feature not found in any other cemetery to our knowledge: our Stations of the Cross Columbarium Garden. There are only 21 niches still available. The price of a niche is $1400 - $2000, which gives you the right to inter the cremains of two people. If you have been thinking of purchasing a niche, please call Mr. John Bischoff at 914-736-5981, Monday to Friday for information and/or an appointment.  For those of you not familiar with a Columbarium, it is a Latin word that describes a collection of niches to house urns containing cremated human remains. Usually inscribed with the person’s name and dates of birth and death, columbaria are constructed to serve as permanent resting places for our loved ones in a 'churchyard’ or landscaped terrace. May the Lord who has blessed this project now be a final resting place for many of our loved ones.



    The Oblates to the Blessed Trinity will be offering several vocational discernment retreat opportunities for young women, ages 17-35, interested in exploring the possibility of a religious vocation.  These retreats will be scheduled throughout the year.  The first will be a one-day retreat scheduled for Saturday, August 30 from 8:30AM to 6:00PM.  The retreat will take place in the Motherhouse/Novitiate of the Sisters located on: 306 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction NY 12533.  Come and see what the Lord has prepared for you!  For more information or to register call: Sister Madeline at 646-460-9168 or email


    Assumption has received a gift of a Chalice that was used by Father James Finnigan throughout his priesthood.  Father Finnigan grew up in Peekskill and served at Assumption for many years.  We are starting a program that will provide an opportunity for families in the parish to keep this beautiful Chalice in their home for one week.  The purpose of the Travelling Chalice Program is to encourage families to take time, each day, during the week the Chalice is in their home to pray together to promote vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  In the future, the Chalice will be presented to the first new priest from Assumption Parish. For more information or to schedule a visit in your home, please contact Ellen Bennett at 914-788-6261 or Annie Zuzarte at 914-610-5035.  

     Assumption Church has its own television show called Catholic Peekskill featuring interviews and information relating to our Catholic Faith.  Catholic Peekskill airs weekly on Cablevision TV Channel 15 on Tuesday at 9:30, Wednesday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm and can be seen from Peekskill to Tarrytown; and, on FIOS TV Channel 37 on Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00pm  in Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Putnam and Duchess counties. 


    Visit our Pastor's, Father John Higgins', blog:


    Automated giving is here for those who wish to take advantage of it. At the request of the Archdiocese of New York, Assumption Church partnered with ParishPay. ParishPay is an automated giving program. It is a means for you to provide prayerful, financial support to the parish through monthly contributions from your checking, savings, or major credit card account. There is NO cost to you to participate! More information in future bulletins.


    The cleaning ministry is in need of anyone who is willing to sacrifice their time to get together and serve God. This new ministry is not for the faint of heart. However, it is open to anyone who loves God and wishes to serve the Church by lending a helping hand! If you're interested in joining, please contact the rectory at 914-737-2071.