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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 in Christ,

     This weeks gospel invites us to reflect on our gifts and talents and how we use them.

     The bottom line of the story Jesus tells us is that we are to use our gifts and talents according to the measure in which they have been given to us by God.   Each of us is called to make a difference in the world for us being here on this earth and we will eventually have to be accountable to God for how we have used the talents he has blessed us with in this life. 

     If we look around there are many opportunities all around us. My prayer is that all of us do our best in doing our best to share from our hearts to touch others with the love of Christ. 

     This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, and we gather to give thanks with our families and friends for all Gods blessings in our lives. 

     I invite all to come to Mass on Thanksgiving Day to pray and give thanks here in our parish church around Gods table, before we gather around our family table.  At both tables we will give thanks and praise to God for His goodness to us.

Have a blessed week, and a most blessed Thanksgiving Day, 

 Love,

 Fr. Paul

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

    Sunday, November 5th, I began an informal Sharing Group on the Sunday Gospel after the 10:00 AM Mass in the large room below the church after mass and ending before the 12:15 PM Mass. Eight people responded and came to have a very good discussion.  I would like to do this regularly with those who would like to do so.  Come and join us.

November 19, 2017