Pastor’s Message: November 5, 2021

Dear Parish Family,

This week, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov. 7–13). During these seven days, the Church promotes vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life and invites the faithful to pray and support all men and women who are considering one of these vocations.

We join the Church in this prayer for vocations:
God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and consecrated persons. Send your Holy Spirit to help others to respond generously and courageously to your call. May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial love in our youth and young adults. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Amen
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: October 29, 2021

Dear Parish Family,

All Souls Day

November 2nd, is the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed of the past year, It is a very special time when we remember our beloved dead. We hope that this will be a time of sweet remembrance, healing and blessing for all those mourning a loved one. All are invited to remember their loved ones.Our Mass will be celebrated at 7:00pm.After Mass all are invited to a reception in the parish hall.

Church of the Assumption Veterans Day Mass
Fr. Cyrus Bartolome, Pastor & the students preparing for Confirmationn Cordially invite all veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and their families to the 9:00 a.m. Mass Sunday, November 7, 2021. Join us as we worship and give thanks for the service of all our Veterans and pray for those currently in the VA Hospital. Breakfast will be served immediately following the Mass in McGrath Hall

RSVP: 203-226-5448 or mvandall@assumptionwestport.orgGod Bless,

Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: October 22, 2021

Dear Parish Family,
This Sunday, October 24, the Catholic Church celebrates World Mission Sunday with the theme “We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:2).
Catholic missionaries are working around the world propagating the Gospel.
Our second collection will help to provide for the building of over 1,000 churches in communities in need.
Let us respond to our baptismal call to bring Jesus to everyone we meet.
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: October 15, 2021

Dear Parish Family,
An invitation to parents
In the hectic pace of a busy family, getting to Mass on Sunday can be a struggle. Between sports and all sorts of lessons and play dates, going to Mass is one more activity competing for precious time. Yet it is the most important thing you can do for your family all week. Why? Consider some of the ways your children benefit from weekly Mass. Tradition and security. How many things do you still do today that you’ve done since you were a small child? No matter what other changes take place in their lives, the Mass is a constant to which your children can cling.
Children learn by repetition, through consistency and from example. When Sunday Mass is part of their regular routine, children learn how to maintain the practice of weekly attendance. When in church, our children are surrounded by the Body of Christ – people who care about and pray for them. Mass becomes an oasis in an increasingly busy world. The week starts with a God-centered focus. Coming to Mass at the beginning of the week helps children learn that God comes first on Sunday and every day.
Looking forward to seeing you,
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: October 8, 2021

Dear Parish Family,
Sick and Homebound Visitation
We are a parish family. The priests and laity who bring Holy Communion are delighted to share with you the Body of Christ. If one of the priests visits, he can also share Sacramental Absolution and the Sacrament of the Anointing of Sick (Holy Oils).
When you or a family member is sick at home, whether for a short period, home with a chronic illness, or simply homebound, we are happy to visit. You can help us by calling the parish office 203-227-5161 so we can schedule a visit at your convenience.
The Anointing of the Sick is not just for life threatening illness but for any illness—cancer, pre-surgery, depression… The sacrament is for the sick and prays for healing. It is not Last Rites or Extreme Unction. We look forward to visiting you.
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus