Dear Parish Family,
On August 9, after arriving from Lourdes, France, I checked my mail. In my mail, there was a small package from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma. Before I left, I wrote a letter to Archbishop Paul Coakley (who was a former Spiritual Director of Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, which Fr. Augustine and I attended) to ask for some information and maybe a relic of Blessed Stanley Rother (who was a graduate from the same seminary).
The archbishop gave our parish a First-Class relic of the future saint. He said in the letter, “The enclosed relic is our gift… It is entrusted to your care to foster devotion to Blessed Stanley and ought to be used for public veneration, not a merely for personal devotion.” (more…)
Mass Times & Reconciliation
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am Family Mass, 10:30 am Choir Mass, 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Daily (Monday – Saturday)
Saturday 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm or by appointment
Parish Office: (203) 227-5161
Religious Education: (203) 226-5448
Emergency: (203) 505-5224
Bishop Caggiano's Corner
We are Hiring!
Church of the Assumption is hiring. We have two positions open, please click on the links below for details:
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!
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.
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.
Altar Servers – Signup & Training
Training Sessions for all 4th – 12th graders who are interested in serving our Parish community as Altar Servers will be held at the Church during the month of October.
One-hour classes will begin Thursday, October 3rd and ending Thursday, October 31st, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 3rd. We are truly grateful for your dedication to serving the Parish.
Altar Server Coordinator
Rejoice, Renew and Restore:
Money from the capital campaign is paying for the construction work on replacing the cement on the landing by the school lobby doors as well as the semi-circle and sidewalks on Burr Road from the fence line to Riverside Avenue. In front of the two pillars/lobby doors to the semi-circle a wide cement walkway with landscaping on either side is being installed. The landscaping will run from the pillars to the side door landing by the school building and will match on the opposite side in front the stone wall so it begins and ends evenly on both sides. The landing at both doors will stay the same. From the side door to the semi-circle (including in front of the stairs that lead to the lower playground near Burr Road) will also be cement. Click here to view pictures of the construction.
Towel & Sheet Collection!
From August 3rd – September 1st, you can donate bath towels and twin size sheets for Bacharach Community and Gillespie Center—both located in Westport—and Open Door Shelter in Norwalk and Dorothy Day Shelter in Danbury. Contribute (new or in like-new condition) bath towels and twin-size sheets in the hampers that will be at the front and rear entrances of the church.
Last year we collected 118 bath towels and 125 sheets which were distributed to the needy residents of local area shelters. Your generous contribution is greatly appreciated as we respond to the needy in our community that require our help.
A project of the Church of the Assumption Social Concerns Ministry.
The Church of the Assumption’s Social Concerns
The Church of the Assumption’s Social Concerns is an active ministry formed to respond to the needs of our society. We are called to act in response to the physical and spiritual needs of our Parish Family and of those in our neighboring communities. We meet on the third Monday of the month from September through June at 7:00 pm at the Roncalli House. If you wish to contact us and/or be involve, please call Connie Luppino at 203-852-9937 or via email at email@example.com.
The Knights of Columbus served up meals at the Thomas Merton Center: Check out the photo gallery.