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 




March 22        3PM                   Assumption Church

March 29       No Holy Hour    Way of the Cross at the Cemetery

April 5            No Holy Hour



To prepare our homes, and/or a loved one’s grave for the Easter season and the Resurrection, the Knights of Columbus along with the altar servers will be selling beautifully decorated palm crosses at all Masses the weekend of Palm Sunday, March 28th and 29th. The cost on the day of sale will be $10.  If you are interested, please contact Jamie Sanchez at 914-471-0027, to reserve yours. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Assumption Church and local charities.


On Monday, March 30, the sacrament of confession will be available from 3:00pm to 9:00 pm with visiting priests available throughout. It is a festival of mercy. This Sacrament is Christ’s gift to us, the means by which we experience his loving mercy and forgiveness. May many take advantage of this opportunity!


The Archdiocese of New York and the Office of Youth Ministry with Father Joseph Espaillat is sponsoring a Youth Conference: NYCYD2015 * New York Catholic Youth Day 2015 at Saint Joseph Seminary in Yonkers, NY on April 11, 2015. Assumption Church will be sponsoring a bus for this exciting event that features Brian Greenfield (Hard as Nails Ministry) and music by the Ike NDolo Band.  Cardinal Dolan will celebrate the Holy Mass.  For more information please contact Assumption Rectory at 914-737-2071.



There are many different forms of prayer to God. This Lenten season Assumption Church is privileged to a very special form of prayer: enacting a Live Stations of the Cross in Spanish.  While enacting the Stations of the Cross live is a unique way to bring the Passion before others, it is also an exceptional means of contemplating Jesus’ love for humanity. The experience of meditating on the Passion and Death of Our Lord takes on a whole new perspective. The stations will take place on Good Friday April 3rd, at Depew Park beginning at 12:00 Noon. Please note that we will have a special Marian Way of the Cross at 11 AM in the Church on Good Friday.



Ladies come channel your inner athlete and join our mini volleyball league.  All (18 years old and up) are invited to come individually or in a small group to be part of an individual team.  Games will start after Easter and held in the gym.  For more information, please contact the rectory.  (914) 737-2071.



In the process of Making All Things New, the Archdiocese of NY has asked parishes to not accept Mass intentions for the second half of 2015.  We are currently awaiting word from the Archdiocese as to when we will be able to open our Mass book for July - December 2015.  We will allow plenty of time for notification so that families will be able to reserve their Masses.




The Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Stations of the Cross service in the Columbarium Garden at the top of the hill in the Assumption Cemetery, 1055 Oregon Rd., Cortlandt Manor at 2:30pm on Palm Sunday, March 29th. It has been a beautiful way to reflect on the steps Our Lord Jesus took, with our loved ones around us; and should be another great day. Hope to see you!


During the season of Lent, we as Catholics are obliged to fast & abstain. During all Fridays of Lent, the Knights of Columbus along with CCD Confirmation students, will be offering a simple Lenten meal of soup and salad at 5:30pm in Father Wilson Hall prior to the Stations of the Cross.  It should be a nice evening of fellowship followed by prayer.



Our altar servers do such a wonderful job and give their time to our church! They are overdue for a replacement of their vestments.  We would like to purchase and memorialize new cassocks and surplices for the Altar Boys. And, going forward, our Altar Girls will vest in white contemporary monastic hooded albs which will also be purchased and available for memorialization.  We also wish to purchase some Roman styled surplices for the Team Captains and the Master of Ceremonies. 

We invite any parishioner who may be interested to help defray the cost by memorializing the new vestments in remembrance of a loved one.  Each memorialized vestment will be labeled accordingly. The servers who use them will be instructed to pray for your loved one when they serve Mass wearing that vestment. 

·         Roman styled surplices can be memorialized for $150

·         Regular Cassocks (black) for $100

·         Monastic Albs for girls for $100

·         Regular Surplices for $75

Please make a check out to "Assumption Church" and indicate in the Memo line, "Altar Servers Vestments."  Please include a note indicating the type of vestment(s) you want to memorialize, the name of the person, your name and phone number, so we can contact you about the details of the memorialization.

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 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. 


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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.