Father Cyrus’s Pilgrimage to Italy
Father Cyrus is on a pilgrimage to many holy sites in Italy. In particular, he visited the Padre Pio Shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo, Southern Italy, a popular Catholic pilgrimage shrine.
Blessing of the Animals
Church of the Assumption celebrated St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day – October 4th – with a Blessing of Animals by Fr. Augustine. St. Francis loved all of creation and viewed all of creation as a gift from God to be appreciated and cared for. During the Blessing of the Animals, the celebrant prays the following prayer:“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this pet. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures. Amen.” May we always appreciate all of creation and never take for granted the beauty of God’s gift. Click here to view more photos of the blessing.
Judge Releases Accountability Report
Retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge Robert Holzberg, who has led an independent investigation into the handling of the abuse crisis by the Diocese of Bridgeport, see the full report and accounting here.
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
We’d like to thank Maureen Belford for her consistent presence and participation in our community, and willingness to serve our parish in a number of ways. Most recently as Parish Council Chair.
Parish Office: (203) 227-5161
Religious Education: (203) 226-5448
Emergency: (203) 505-5224
We are Hiring!
Church of the Assumption is hiring. We have two positions open, please click on the links below for details:
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 email@example.com. If a request is being made on behalf of someone, please get their approval as their name will be published in the bulletin.
Day of Recollection at Enders Island
Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Location: Enders Island in Mystic CT
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, (we’ll meet at the church at 6:30am)
Cost: $50 (includes refreshments and hot lunch)
Keynote Speaker: Fr. Brian Mullady, OP
Deadline: November 3, 2019
For more information, contact Fr. Augustine at FrAugustine@assumptionwestport.org
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Bishop Caggiano's Corner
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.
Thursday – Celebrity Breakfast!
This Thursday, October 17, 7:30 – 9:30 am: Dr. John Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Nuvance Health.
St. Andrew’s Dinner
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at St. John Fisher Seminary, 894 Newfield Avenue, Stamford
The evening will begin at 5:30 PM with Vespers followed by dinner with Bishop Frank J. Caggiano and talks through 7:30 PM.
All priests are encouraged to invite and accompany young men in high school who may be considering the priesthood. If you have any questio ns, please contact: Fr. John Connaughton Director of Vocations firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: The next St. Andrew Dinner is 1/28/20 in Trumbull.
Join us for six weeks of in-depth exploration of the Bible that equips you to apply the message of Scripture to your daily life.
Whether you feel you are a beginner or are experienced in reading in reading the Bible, the award-winning Six Weeks with the Bible series is an ideal way to learn important background information on Scripture, experience praying God’s Word, and discover the difference the Bible can make in your life today.
Where: Roncalli House (Lower Level)
When: Six Saturdays starting October 12, 2019
Time: 8:30AM to 10:00AM
Fee: $10 for the textbook
Click here for a full pdf of the exploration.
Assumption Youth Have Been Busy!
After a terrific turn-out for our middle and high school kick-off event, they spent a Saturday taking part in International Coastal Clean-Up day, helping to collect 405 pounds of trash at Longshore Country Club. Please contact Youth Minister Michele Harding if you want to get your 6-12th grader involved. Check out photos from the event.
New Youth Choir!
We are excited to announce the establishment of a new Youth Choir. Weekly Rehearsals are on Thursdays. Click here to learn more.
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.
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.
A special shout out to the Church of the Assumption “Ladies of the Ladle”: Michele Harding, Mary Welsch-Lehman, Katya Lebrija, Marilyn Moran and Dolores Bacharach.
On Dan Woog’s local blog“06880 Where Westport Meets the World,” longtime president and CEO of Homes with Hope, Jeff Wieser recently wrote about some “unsung heroes” – in particular some Church of the Assumption parishioners who volunteer monthly at the Gillespie Center.
The Knights of Columbus served up meals at the Thomas Merton Center: Check out the photo gallery.
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