MASS SCHEDULE

All Liturgies are lived stream:

Daily Masses: Monday – Friday 7:30am
Saturday Vigil:
 4:30pm
Sunday:
7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am & 4:30pm

Adoration:  Monday & Wednesday at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday Confession: 3:30pm – 4:15pm in the church

ONLINE GIVING

Thank you to the parishioners who have continued sending in their weekly offertory either by mail or through Online Giving. Your contributions help support the parish and all of the outreach ministries that are in need during this crisis. 

Please consider donating through Online Giving. Click Here to sign up! It’s easy, safe and convenient. Thank you again for your continued support.

God Bless and Stay Well – Fr. Cyrus

Please note: Sign-Up to attend Mass is no longer required.

Starting the weekend of June 6th & 7th, 2021, weekend Masses will return to their regularly scheduled times.

Saturday: 7:30am and 5:00pm Vigil
Sunday:
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm and 5:00pm

Click Here to view previous Masses

Pastor's Message

  • Christ is Risen!
    Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter!
    Dear Parish Family,  
    As we gather to celebrate the Eucharist this weekend we hear the message of Jesus, “This I command you: Love one another”.
    We offer our prayers in thanksgiving to our Blessed Mother, for our own mothers who gave us the gift of life and love, and for the gift of the Eucharist which sustains us to eternal life.
    On Mother’s Day we can’t help but smile as we think of moms, stepmoms, grandmothers, mothers-in-law, godmothers, and all who share motherly love. It might also bring a tear or two as we recall the memories of dear mothers who are no longer with us, or those we have not seen in many months or even years. Wherever we are this Mother’s Day, we can be comforted and uplifted by the thought of the one beautiful Mother, standing by the Cross of her Son, accepting her role as mother of us all. How can we best honor our moms? By listening to the words of our heavenly Mother, who tells us, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5)
    May, is a month dedicated in a special way to the Mother of Our Lord, and the Mother of us all, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    Our First Communion children will join in procession to crown the Blessed Virgin Mary statue during the 9:00am Mass. Please join us at the Mass of your choice this weekend as we bless and celebrate all mothers.
    The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the love of a mother. – St. Thérèse of Lisieux
    God Bless,
    Fr. Cyrus

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Welcome!

WELCOME TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC
CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

We are glad that you are able to visit us online.  We would like to extend an invitation to you to become a regular part of our Parish Life!  Please refer to this website and our weekly bulletins for mass times, phone numbers, and other information.  Please call or e-mail us with any questions and again, welcome!

OUR MISSION
The Church of the Assumption Parish is a Roman Catholic Christian Community in Westport Connecticut, called by Jesus Christ to know, love and serve Him.  Our mission is to strive to live a full sacramental life centered on the Eucharist, committed to living and spreading the Gospel of Jesus through faithful worship, witness, education and generous stewardship.

OUR VISION
We at the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption commit ourselves to be a guiding light of the Catholic faith recognized as a large, welcoming, generous and effective faith community.

Inspired by the holiness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, sustained by the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the graces given in the celebration of the sacraments, we will use our gifts of time, talent and treasure to provide the services and ministries necessary to promote the Catholic faith through our commitment to educate the young, meet the spiritual and material needs of all God’s children, and to glorify the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit by our Christian example with the intercession of our patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Prayer Requests - let's pray for each other

Prayer requests are made in support of you, your family or friends. It is an opportunity for our parish family to pray for each other and those in need. We wish to keep this published list current and appreciate your help in doing so. To remove or include the name of someone in the bulletin prayer list, please contact the parish office at 203-227-5161 or bulletin@assumptionwestport.org. If a request is being made on behalf of someone, please get their approval as their name will be published in the bulletin.

How to be HOLY in an UNHOLY World! From Guest Speaker Bryan Mercier

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things.
And I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least
spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

Update on Weekend Mass Sign-Ups and Safety Guidelines

Dear Parish Family,

I would like to thank you for your patience over the past several weeks (months), we have safely and efficiently welcomed you to Mass. We have adhered to the health guidelines of the state and diocese. There were many people who spent hours with me in organizing and planning to make sure that we are in compliance to the guidelines. Thank you to those individuals. Now that our capacity successfully expanded with the guidance from CDC, state and local officials and the Bishop’s office, we will eliminate the need to pre-register for Mass effective the weekend of April 24/25. However, this is an experiment and if the need arises, we may return to a modified sign-up system.

Please read careful the following guidelines in order to ensure the safety and fitting environment for our worship.

1. Please make sure that when you enter and exit the church and before receiving communion to sanitize your hands. Hand sanitizers are available throughout the church.

2. Attendance is on a first come first served basis. If the number of worshippers approaches a limit that compromises safe distancing, we will ask that you use the McGrath Hall or attend Mass at a later time. Please be advised that the church is sanitized after all Masses.

3. Face mask or face coverings is required at all times regardless of vaccination status. Please be sure to cover both your nose and mouth.

4. Social distancing must be observed at all times. Please follow the markings on the pews.

5. Please do not attend Mass if you are not feeling well or required to be quarantined.

Please note that the Mass times will be back to its original schedule on the first weekend of June (June 5/6). The mass times are;

Saturday: 5:00 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm

May our Blessed Mother Mary, assumed into heaven intercede and hear of prayers.

In Christ Jesus our Lord,

Fr. Cyrus

 

Official Statement Regarding Your Safety and Responsibilities

The Church of the Assumption, Westport is pleased to be able to offer public worship.  The parish is taking precautions per the recommendations of the CDC, Governor Lamont’s office, and the Office of the Bishop of Bridgeport regarding public gatherings, as wee as our own precautions that we believe are prudent under circumstances.  We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Mass, but please understand there are risks involved in attending public worship in a pandemic, despite all of the precautions taken by the parish and the diocese.

We ask your cooperation with all of the directives that have been put in place for your safety and the safety of our clergy and staff.  When attending any parish activity, you recognize the obligation to (i) wear a mask or face covering when required; (ii) adhere to all directives regarding social distance spacing when participating in the activity and (iii) not attend if you are sick, experiencing any symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, or are otherwise required to be quarantine.

Assumption Food Closet 

Thank you to all who have donated to the Parish Food Closet.  Because of your donations we are able to continue helping so many families especially during these difficult times.  If you would like to donate, the following items are in need:

Canned vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, coffee, tea, crackers, tuna, flour, soups, peanut butter, jelly, sugar, cookies, snacks, granola bars, cereals, canned meats, boxed or canned juice and milk.

The church will be open from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm for your donations No donation is ever too small! You may also have  your donations shipped directly to the Parish Office at 98 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT  06880
All the families we assist each month are grateful to you and your support of the Food Closet.

A special Thank You to the anonymous donor for all the food deliveries we receive through Amazon!

Please Note!  Anyone who needs food please call Fr. Cyrus at 203-227-5161 or email him at frcyrus@assumptionwestport.org and he will deliver it to your front door.

 

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