All Liturgies are lived stream:
Daily Masses: Monday – Friday 7:30am, 12:15pm
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
Stations of the Cross: Fridays, 7:00pm in the church
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.
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God Bless and Stay Well – Fr. Cyrus
- Dear Parishioners,On the second Sunday of Lent the Gospel reading proclaims the story of Jesus’ TransfigurationThe Transfiguration gives us a vision of Christian living. It gives us a notion of ourselves transformed by the power of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.We need to remember what our Heavenly Father said to Peter up on the mountain of transfiguration when he was confused. He said to Peter, “This is my Son whom I have chosen, Listen to Him!”It is most important that we listen to Jesus. God the Father was saying that Peter needed to slow down and listen to Jesus. I think that is also pretty good advice for us today. We can listen to Jesus by reading about the life of Jesus in the bible. We can read what he said and taught and we can ask the Holy Spirit to help us understand too.God Bless You,Fr. Cyrus
Why We Should Genuflect in Church
by Deacon Bill Koniers
Genuflection is a sign of reverence to the Blessed Sacrament. Its purpose is for Catholics to acknowledge the presence of and to honor Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. In the Holy Eucharist, we truly believe that Jesus is present in His Body, Blood, soul and divinity.
It is easy for us to “go through the motions” as Catholics, and one of the easiest gestures that we have forgotten lately is to forget the meaning of why we should genuflect. Often, we find ourselves walking into church, finding a pew and then sitting down. So why should Catholics genuflect when they walk into a church?
Well, the act of genuflecting on one knee comes from court etiquette centuries ago and was done by a person in the presence of a medieval king or noble. It was a sign of respect as well as a pledge of service.
Christians adopted this custom over time, and it became fully integrated into the liturgy of the Roman Rite by the 16th century. The left knee was always used to give reverence to a king and so to distinguish the Christian usage of the custom, Christians would genuflect in church on the right knee to God.
The Catechism supports this teaching, “In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord (CCC 1378).”
A practical tip to know if it’s appropriate to genuflect in our Assumption Parish or any Catholic church is to look for the red sanctuary lamp. If it’s lit, that means Jesus is present and the proper response is to genuflect to show our love and honor. As a reminder, Catholics are only asked to genuflect while passing before the tabernacle. That means, if a Catholic church has the tabernacle in a separate chapel of Eucharistic reservation, you only genuflect when walking by it, not every time you enter the main body of the church.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If a request is being made on behalf of someone, please get their approval as their name will be published in the bulletin.
The Organ Chime Project
The digital chimes for the organ, installed in 2004, are no longer functioning. We are currently seeking to replace them with new chimes in the near future. If you would like to contribute or memorialize a loved one, please contact the Parish office: (203) 227-5161. For more history, photos & information about the organ, and to hear the chimes as recorded in 2007 CLICK HERE
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 email@example.com and he will deliver it to your front door.
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.