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PRESENCE - The Mystery of the Eucharist Starting on September 19th, every Monday night at 7:00 PM we will be presenting this Video Series, via ZOOM as we explore the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist together.

Join us for these amazing videos!
"It finally makes sense! Now, without a doubt I am completely aware of Jesus’s presence at Mass, in the Host. I am so much more grateful, humble, and thankful for this great gift from Jesus."

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NEW UPDATED RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION
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Office Dear Parishioners,
And just like that, in the blink of an eye, it is Back to School!! Happy September!! Lusi and I hope you are all doing well. We continue to pray for you every day and hope that your summers were AMAZING!!! We wish ALL of your children a prosperous, wonderful year of school filled with incredible memories and exciting lessons.

We are still in need of FIVE in-person teachers (Grade Three on Monday OR Tuesday, Grade Four on Monday, Grade Five on Monday, Grade Six on Tuesday) and while I am still praying every day for some volunteers, we are moving forward the best that we can as we prepare to open for our 2022-2023 Religious Education year.

Thankfully, I have a core group of wonderful people who ARE willing to teach this year. Some of them in-person, and some of them, due to compromised immune systems, can only teach virtually. Therefore, while most of our classes will be in-person every week, a few classes will be virtual.

I AM SO THANKFUL TO EACH OF THESE TEACHERS FOR ALWAYS GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND TO BRING OUR FAITH TO OUR CHILDREN.

In-person classes are one hour from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and there are approximately 24 sessions this year.

Virtual Classes will begin later (at a time decided on by the individual teacher) and a benefit of that will be being able to accommodate those students in other towns whose schools dismiss later.

Calendars and Welcome packets will be going out at the beginning of September with the first day of class being Monday, 9/19 and Tuesday, 9/20. (Yes, I am later than usual at getting this out...but I have been hoping for some additional in-person teachers which would change my welcome letter a bit so I thank you for your patience.)

Our Confirmation Program has a new Director, Richard Beahm who is also our Youth Minister.

Richard will be teaming up with Fr. Kelly and teaching both the seventh and eighth grade Confirmation Preparation.

Richard will be sending out a calendar and welcome letter to share important information with the families of the seventh and eighth graders.

Registration Forms for the 2022-2023 school year were mailed out in May and a reminder was emailed to everyone, not yet registered, at the end of July.

We thank EVERYONE who has already registered, but remind you that it is never too late.

Just understand, if an in-person class fills up, the only option will be virtual.

As always, if you need anything, please feel free to email me at jagnew@assumptionacad.org.

You can also reach me on my cell phone at 551-265-2821.

Please keep all of our children in your prayers and we will keep you in ours.

Love, Judi
 
Church of Assumption Choir will be returning to in-person rehearsals for Sunday morning Choir every other Thursday night, starting September 8th, at 7:30 PM in the Main Church.

We are looking to involve more Parishioners in getting into the spirit by joining the Choir and sing together with us on at 10:00 AM Sunday mornings. If you are interested in joining our Sunday morning Choir, please come to our Thursday night Rehearsals and sing along with us.

If you have any questions, please call the Rectory at 201-262-1122.

This great act of worship directed toward and including our children will start October 9th. Liturgy of the Word will take place on the 2nd and 4th SUNDAYS of the month at the 10:00 AM Family Mass. The Children and their parent(s) will be brought to the Assumption Community Room, formerly the Lower Church. For more information, please contact our Youth Minister Richard Beahm, or Tina Miller at 201-262-1122, or e-mail: rbeahm@assumptionacad.org.

 

Starting October 2nd, we will begin to celebrate the 10:00 AM Sunday Mass as the Family Mass. We invite ALL families to come and join us at this time to praise God and celebrate the Mass as one Catholic family. So join us starting October 2nd for the Family Mass and "coffee and..." to follow.

Bingo Volunteers Still Needed

We would like to start our weekly BINGO games, However , we cannot reopen unless we have some volunteers each Friday night. If we could get 5-6 people each week, you would only need approximately 2-3 hours once every 5 weeks and it would be greatly appreciated.

If you would call 201-261-5712 and leave your name and phone number someone will return your call. Thank you very much.

If you have any questions, please contact Rectory Office during regular business hours at 201-262-1122.

Women's Online/Zoom Prayer Group

The Women’s Zoom Prayer Group starts again on September 20th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

We will be reading a new book and have weekly discussions.

For information on joining us e-mail Assumption003@gmail.com
 

Friday Night Adoration

Starting in September, Assumption Church will be having Adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday nights.

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!
 

New Group at Assumption!
An Intergenerational Mom's Group
Connecting Moms to Moms for Sharing
and Encouragement

Whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom, seventh-time mom, adoptive mom, stepmom, foster mom or a seasoned mom (with grown children) you are welcome here. We will be working to spiritually inspire other younger moms through peer sharing and encouragement.

We are looking for group leaders and members.

Email: Assumption003@gmail.com and tell us how you would like to take part.

 
 
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Special Update

Please help us with your Weekly Offering

 

Online Giving:

We rely on your weekly offerings to support the work of our parish and its daily operations.

Please remember your Church 

- your help is needed.

There are 3 ways to contribute :

1) By setting up online giving through Vanco  

2) By dropping your offering envelope at the rectory during business hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

3) Through a new online GoFundMe Page. Our parish URL is: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/church-of-the-assumption1

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There are many places on Campus to say the Rosary - Mary's Grotto, The Church, The Rosary Garden at the Spiritual Center or The Gazabo  

Come to Pray!

Spiritual Exercise

Catholic Social Teaching is the body of teaching by the pope, bishops, and other church leaders addresses the most fundamental questions of human coexistence: Who are we? What do we owe one another? How should we live together? How can we establish peace and freedom for all?

Here is how to live Catholic Social Teaching:

Life and Dignity of the Human Person

The Catholic belief in the life and dignity of the human person is the foundation of our moral vision. All life is sacred, and all people must be treated with dignity.

Call to Family, Community, and Participation

Participation in family and community is central to our faith and to a healthy society. From this foundation people participate in society, fostering a community spirit and promoting the well-being of all, especially those who are poor or vulnerable.

Rights and Responsibilities

The Catholic Church teaches that every person has a right to life as well as a right to those things required for human decency. As Catholics, we are responsible for protecting these fundamental human rights in order to achieve a healthy society.

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

As Catholics, we are called to pay special attention to the needs of poor people. We can follow Jesus’ example by making a specific effort to defend and promote the dignity of those who are poor or vulnerable and to meet their immediate material needs.

The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

The Catholic Church teaches that the basic rights of workers must be respected: the right to productive work, to fair wages, and to private property, and the right to organize and join unions and to pursue economic opportunity. Moreover, Catholics believe that the economy is meant to serve people, not the other way around.

Solidarity

Because God is our Father, we are all brothers and sisters with the responsibility to care for one another. This spirit of solidarity unites all people whether they are rich or poor, weak or strong. It also helps to create a society that recognizes that we live in an interdependent world.

Care for God’s Creation

God is the creator of all people and all things, and he wants us to enjoy his creation. We are called to make the moral and ethical choices that protect the ecological balance of creation both locally and worldwide.

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New Resources for:

Living the Faith at Home

during the Coronavirus

 

Help Us, Help Those in Need

We’d like to introduce the Assumption Cares Ministry

This ministry began because people have reached out and offered to serve.

 

Our goal is to connect “high-risk” people in need in the Emerson Community with people who can help.

 

 We hope you will help us to:

1. Get the word out to any neighbor or friend - have them call us

2. Become a Volunteer

 

(All Volunteers must be willing to let us share your name and phone number with a person in need)

 

If you have a request or would like to Volunteer, please email srector@assumptionacad.org or call the Rectory at 201-262-1122.

We hope to have a list of “Services Needed” on www.AssumptionEmerson.org 

 

8 Ways to Be Active in Your Faith

1. Watch Mass as a family at home at www.facebook.com/assumptionemerson

2. Read Scripture. In addition to your Bible, a number of Catholic resources have granted free access to their online catalogs during this time. These include Liturgical Press, Magnificat and The Word Among Us. Visit their websites to see readings, reflections and more.

3. FaceTime grandparents so they can see their grandkids smiling! Send photo texts to aunts and uncles and let them know you’re thinking about them.

4. Keep yourself grounded. Visit Ascension Press for some great podcasts from Edward Sri, Father Mike Schmitz, and Father Josh.

5. Reflect on what you miss. Did you notice how much more you wanted to go to Mass when you were told you can’t? This is a time to cultivate our gratitude for the freedoms we have enjoyed our entire lives.

6. Listen. Try Relevant Radio.

7. Create with others in mind!  Nursing Homes have been hit tremendously hard. Visitors aren’t allowed and group activities have shut down. Sends notes of love and support to area seniors on lockdown because of COVID-1, email srector@assumptionacad.org. We will make sure they know you are praying for them.

8. Practice gratitude daily. Instead of focusing on what we’ve lost, be thankful for what we have.

Ways to Keep the Lord's Day Holy

Ways to Keep the Lord’s Day Holy During Social Distancing

 

A Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there. And unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Call our Rectory

Call for an appointment

at 201-262-1122 

to pray or speak

with a Priest.

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Share Your Faith:New Evangelization Ministry

Want To Help Others Grow In Their Faith Journey? 

If you have a personal relationship with Christ and want to grow closer to The Lord, we hope you will consider joining our Evangelization Committee.

This NEW Ministry will be initiating an ongoing new effort to help others grow in faith.

 

We ask just 1 - 2 hours of your time per month.

For more information, please call Susan Rector at 201-290-8756, or e-mail her at susanr@mrcmedical.net.