Christmas Blessings

As we celebrate the birth of the Savior, we are called to give thanks for the many blessings we have received from God.  The star of Bethlehem is a wonderful sign of this blessing.  Whatever its form, the star reminds us of God, who caused the light to shine out of darkness and of the light which is the life of humanity. It reminds us of the promise of Abraham that his descendants would be more numerous than the stars. We are reminded of the star that pointed to the “great and heavenly light from Bethlehem’s manger shining bright.” The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

This is the message of the Christmas star, which also points to Jesus, who said, “I am the bright morning. It is the star of promise, the star of fulfillment, and the star of hope. Christmas is a Season of Blessings. The star of Bethlehem, invites us to “Come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!”

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Father Bartolome

 

Advent Season

Join us each week at mass as we light another Advent candle in preparation for Christmas.

Advent Penance Service and Individual Confession  – Tuesday, December 17th – 7:00pm

Christmas Season Mass Schedule

 

CHRISTMAS SEASON MASS SCHEDULE
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Christmas Eve Vigil Masses
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
4:00pm in the Church with Christmas Pageant
4:00pm in the School Gymnasium
7:00pm in the Church
9:30pm Assumption Choir Concert in the Church followed by 10:00pm mass

Christmas Day Masses
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00pm in the Church

CHRISTMAS SEASON
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary &
Joseph
Saturday, December 28 – Vigil mass 5:00pm
Sunday, December 29 – 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm & 5:00pm

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Tuesday, December 31 – Vigil mass 5:30pm
Wednesday,  January 1 – 7:30am & 12:15pm

Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday, January 4 – Vigil mass 5:00pm
Sunday, January 5 – 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm & 5:00pm

Baptism of the Lord
Saturday, January 11 – Vigil mass 5:00pm
Sunday, January 12 – 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm & 5:00pm

 

November 2019

Please Join Us!
We gather in Thanksgiving for the blessings we have received.
Join us for Mass Thursday, November 28th
at 7:30am  and 9:00am.

 

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.