Looking Back on Our Jubilee Year
The 50th Anniversary celebration of the dedication of our church has come to its end!
Begun August 14th, 2014, our Jubilee has been a year-long celebration full of events that have brought our parish family together in thanksgiving for the many ways our parish has impacted the life of many during the past 50 years. It has given us a chance to introduce new programs that will be carried on in the future for the benefit of our parishioners, the town of Emerson, and the surrounding area.
The official closing of the Jubilee was Sunday, August 16th with a Solemn Mass at 12:15 PM presided by Archbishop Hebda. Fr. Villanova, Fr. Gene, and Fr. Dominick, former pastors of Assumption, were also present.
The Mass was followed by a Luncheon in our school cafeteria.
On Saturday, August 15th, at 7:30 PM, we enjoyed our last Jubilee Concert in church, featuring tenor Jeremy Watson, accompanied by pianist Karen Barth. The recital included arias from famous operas, some modern music, and sacred songs and spirituals with a special tribute to Mary.
A big Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to all who have made these and all other Jubilee events possible by their involvement as volunteers or simply by being present.
Our Jubilee Events Included:
August 14th, 2014
Opening of the Jubilee Year
September 21st, 2014
October 12th, 2014
Inaugural Concert - Pianist Itay Goren was featured in our first Concert
November 30th, 2014
Concert Series continued with the Ramapo College Chorale
January 10th, 2015
After Christmas - Christmas Party, hosted by the Knights of Columbus in the School Cafeteria
February 14th-15th, 2015
Renewal of Marital vows at each weekend Mass
February 20th-21st, 2015
March 8th, 2015
Solemn Mass followed by Parish Luncheon at Madeline's Petit Paris
March 14th, 2015
Magic Show for kids in the School Auditorium
March 22nd, 2015
Concert Series continued with harpist Lauren Longo
April 12th, 2015
Concert Series continued with Assumption's own Lorinda Walker
July 8th-12th, 2015
Outdoor Carnival - Parish grounds
August 15th, 2015
2014 - 2015 Concert Series concluded with tenor Jeremy Watson and pianist Karen Bartholomew
August 16th, 2015
Our Jubilee Year concluded with Solemn Mass presided by Archbishop Hebda and a Luncheon in the school cafeteria