Oct 2, 2019

Father Augustine – Thank You and may God Bless you!

There was a farewell reception for Fr. Augustine after the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday October 26th .

It is always hard to say goodbye. After serving as our Parochial Vicar for the past four years, Fr. Augustine Nguyen will begin a new assignment on November 1st as the Chaplain at Western Connecticut State University. We offer him a fond farewell and cm ơn (thank you) for the years of faithful and joyful service to our parish family. We are grateful for all he has done for us.

Father Augustine, we pray that Christ bless your love of Him and your service to the Church; and reward you for being a faithful servant of God!

 

Father Cyrus’s Pilgrimage to Italy

Father Cyrus was recently 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.

Click here to learn more and see images from the pilgrimage.

Oct 2, 2019

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.

Click here to learn more and see images from the pilgrimage.

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.

 

August 21, 2019

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.” Continue reading

August 20, 2019

The Feast of the Assumption: What a spectacular event! I would like to thank all who came and thank everyone for all the food, donations, efforts and energy. The weather was terrific, the church looked magnificent (thanks to our Seminarian Guy Dormevil), the food was over the top and there was music and more. Click here to access pictures of the event.

August 19, 2019

Dear Assumption Families and Friends:

Seminarian Guy Dormevil: Let’s wish our Seminarian Guy every blessing as he is leaving us to continue his journey to the priesthood. Guy spent the summer with us worshiping, working the the youth group and getting involved in every aspect of our parish life. He will return to his studies at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in the fall.

Guy came to the United States over 20 years ago and was married. He lived in Norwalk and had two children. He has always been active in church groups and activities. He applied for the program after his wife passed away. We had a farewell reception Sunday after the 10:30 Mass. Click here to view photos of the event.