Welcome to Your New Assumption Faith Formation Page
Here, you will find inspirations, ideas and resources to deepen your relationship with God in every season... wherever you may be on your Faith Journey!
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Things to Do In Honor of this Feast Day:
Join a live discussion on the Sacred Heart of Jesus
From the Catholic Culture Library read Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Sacred Scripture by Bishop Raymond Burke.
Bake a heart shaped cake or cookies in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Read more about this feast here
For Doctrinal Explanations and Historical Ideas about the feast visit New Advent
Fr. Eugene Lobo, SJ explains the readings for the feast
Read Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger and Abbot Gueranger on the Sacred Heart.
Resources for Engagement During Coronavirus
Many people are understandably experiencing uncertainty and anxiety due to the spread of COVID-19.
The severity of the situation has forced our leaders to make significant changes in our daily lives including suspending publicly celebrated Masses. Recognizing these changes likely leave us even more in need of God’s grace, The USCCB and other Catholic partners have generously made their resources available to support prayer during these difficult days.
Please use freely and share with others. A sense of community is of the upmost importance. We must encourage each other, take care of each other, pray for each other and stay connected to our faith during this time of social distancing.
Living the Faith
USCCB Statements on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
USCCB President’s Reflection and Prayer During Coronavirus
Augustine Institute: Free subscriptions of FORMED
Bayard: Living with Christ
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (for parents)
Liturgical Press: Give Us This Day
Faith Formation and Grammar and Writing Games
The Word Among Us
10 Things that
Make for a Great
Although we may not be the perfect family every day, when we seek God, He puts us on the path to be live abundantly.
#1 Make Sunday Mass the Center of the Week
The glue that keeps us together is Sunday Mass. We know it is tough to kids to church on Sundays. But when we go to church, you show your children that your family life is centered in Jesus.
#2 Give Thanks
It's important to remember (and to remind our children) that everything comes from God. Celebrate your families gifts & talents, give thanks in times of struggle and in good times.
#3 Simply Give
Families are called by God to ensure those who have little, have a chance at a better life.
#4 Let your Light Shine
Ask how you can better serve our parish, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
#5 Fight Fair
Live by the 10 Commandments, even during a fight. Check tempers, be respectful and always remember that obstacles make us stronger.
#6 Make Mistakes
There is a fine line between making mistakes and believing you are a mistake. Every family needs a dose of patience and love for each other.
#7 Forgive Each Other (alot)
Parents: When you are wrong, admit it and seek forgiveness, even if it means delivering a sincere apology to your toddler. Genuine forgiveness wipes a clean slate and allows a family member to start again with one another.
#8 Remember Ritual
Pray before dinner and at bedtime. Make praying together a family tradition.
#9 Listen for Holy Moments
God talks to us today in the middle of our busy family lives. It is important to pause and notice the holy times when we share the presence of each other. Let grace break through the noise.
#10 Practice Lifelong Loving
We are called to model Christ in the way we love - in caring for each other. It isn't always easy, but trying to love as Jesus does is at the heart of becoming a great Catholic family.
A Gift for You and Your Family from Church of the Assumption
Compliments of Church of the Assumption
With FORMED, you can:
• Prepare for Sunday Mass by watching an insightful five-minute videos
• Enjoy movies with your family that are both nourishing and entertaining
• Enrich your marriage with the award-winning video series Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage
• Help your children grow in character and embrace the beauty
FORMED provides amazing content 24/7 for you to grow in your faith.
It’s FREE and EASY to Register!
1. Go to www.assumptionemerson.formed.org
2. Click “Register Now”
3. Enter your name, email address, and desired password
4. That’s it! You’re all ready to access the inspiring and engaging content on FORMED! We recommend you start with Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist
Enjoy Free Catholic Content - Compliments of Fr. Paul, Fr. Chris, Fr. Eugene
Father Paul has specifically selected the below series of inspirational and practical links. Please take the time to click on each link, enjoy and share what you find.
CLICK to Explore:
Novenas begin immediately after the 8:00 AM and 12:05 PM Masses
Mondays: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Tuesdays: St. Anne & St. Joseph
Wednesdays: St. Jude & St. Anthony
Thursdays: St. Michael the Archangel
The 25th of each month: The Infant of Prague
We need prayer warriors to ask for the needs of our parish!
If you would like to commit to some time of adoration every Friday, please call the Rectory Office to communicate your availability. There is no limit to the number of people who can come and pray!
There is no limit to the graces that can be received through prayers!