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“THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART”

Dear Parishioners,

      When two or three of us come together God is present among us.  The scripture this week remind us of the importance of being a community of faith and calling each other forth to accountability, to responsibility. We are all co-responsible for one another and for the upbuilding of Christ’s body here on earth, the  Church.

      We are the church, dear brothers and sisters, we are the eyes and ears and hands and feet of Jesus in the world. God needs all of us to continue the mission of making disciples and being disciples together. 

      Next Sunday we will be commissioning our Catechists, those who teach the faith, and on September 24th  we will be commissioning all the ministries of our parish. We are not called to be islands, but  we are called to come together and form Christs body here on earth. God needs all our gifts and talents to be shared, right here and right now among us in our wonderful parish family.

      We can indeed be a blessing to one another,  we indeed can make an eternal impact on one another’s  lives for great good.  The primary law is the law of love.

      May we as church always look out for one another’s greatest good.

      At the end of the day our practice of the faith is meant to make us into more loving people, ready to forgive each other, ready to accept each other and encourage and support one another on this journey together towards our heavenly home. “Love is the fulfillment of the law” St. Paul reminds us. In the ordinary events of life, not only in moments of tragedy, are we called to come together to love…                               

Have a blessed week.  

Love,  Fr. Paul

WELCOME BACK COFFEE- We will be hosting a Welcome Back Coffee TODAY, Sunday, September 10th after the 10:00 & 12:15 Masses. We welcome back all of our parishioners that have been away for the summer, any new families in town, and anyone who is returning to Church of the Assumption.  We look forward to seeing all of our friends and neighbors together, Sunday, September 10th after the Masses for light refreshments.

 

      

                        

 

 

 

 

Thoughts from the Heart
Fr. Paul

Thoughts from the Heart

Dear  Brothers and Sisters,

     We have finished the Christmas Season, and now we are into what we call Winter Ordinary Time. This means that we focus on what it means to live out the Gospel message in our daily lives.

     The gospel today transitions us into this time, by inviting us all to look at Jesus through the eyes of St John who points Jesus out to the first apostles.  Who was the first person in your life to awaken your faith?  Who was the one who pointed out Jesus to you? 

     Today give thanks for that person who shared their faith with you and say a prayer for them.  You and I must point Jesus out to others, especially those who do not know the gospel message of Jesus, especially those who have never encountered Jesus in their lives.

     We are all called as people of faith to share the good news about Jesus and what he has done for us with others, so that they can recognize that he wants to do good things for them too. 

     May our expectant faith be inspiring to others to come to know the joy of the gospel. May we as a parish family always be extending the invitation to “ Come and see “.

                       Have a blessed week, 

                                  Love, Fr Paul

 From the Pastors  Desk  

     Save the Date now, although it’s eight months away,  Paul Rymniak,  a Catholic layman  who  has a ministry of healing, and goes all around the United States conducting healing missions, and speaking to Catholic parishes, will be coming to our parish the week of Sept. 8th to the 12th for a Healing Mission.  Mark your calendars now and plan on attending. More to follow.