A Message From our Pastor

This Wednesday, February 26th, we begin the sacred season of Lent. The threefold character of this special time of preparation is Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Prayer is our conversation with God in which we develop a closer, more intimate relationship. This relationship makes us so grateful for the blessings He has bestowed upon us that we more eagerly want to share those blessings with others. Prayer is always essential and is the foundation to any action we Christians may undertake in life. Fasting is one of the most ancient actions linked to Lent. The fasting rules have changed through the ages, but throughout Church history fasting has always been considered sacred. The pangs of hunger remind us of our hunger for God, and prayer and fasting together brings us to what Lent is all about – a deeper conversion of our faith life. Almsgiving is simply a response by us to God and it comes about as a result of our prayer and fasting. It is an expression of our gratitude for all that God has given us as well as a realization that in the Body of Christ, it is never just “me and God”. Through prayer and fasting, we come to a deeper understanding that the needs of all are the responsibility of all in the Body of Christ. The works of charity and the promotion of justice are integral elements of the life of faith we began when we were baptized and continue to nurture in this season of Lent.

Enclosed in this weekend’s bulletin (as well as below this article) you will find a handy insert with all of the reconciliation, Stations of the Cross, Holy Week and other Lenten events for you to take part in throughout the sacred season. Please post it on your refrigerator so you’ll see it easily. I pray that this Lent will be beneficial for all of us here at Assumption.

Fr. Tony

Pray With Us

Eucharistic Adoration: Thursday, 7:30 AM – Friday, 7:30 AM in the Chapel

Friday, 10:00 AM-12:oo PM (10:00-10:15 AM in Church, 10:15 AM-Noon in the Chapel)

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy3:00 PM every Friday in the Chapel

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Rosary: 5:00 PM Saturday, 8:30 AM & 5:00 PM Sunday (recited before Mass)

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Mass Schedule

Saturday – 5:30 PM

Sunday – 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM

Weekday Masses

Monday – 7:00 AM (at Consolata House)

Wednesday – 5:30 PM (in Chapel)

Thursday – 7:00 AM (in Chapel)

Friday – 8:50 AM

Ash Wednesday

9:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Reconciliation

Wednesday – 6:00 PM (NO Reconciliation on February 26th)

Saturday – 4:00 PM

Anointing of the Sick

First Saturday of the month after the 5:30 PM Mass.

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