Perpetual Adoration

Perpetual adoration is the worship of God, especially at the altar where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, continuously carried on by one or more persons, day and night.

In several convents around the world perpetual adoration is established as an essential part of the religious life.

This is also a practice in some designated parishes where the people, together with a leader, practice this para-liturgical devotion. (7:33)

Mass Intentions for July 16-22, 2018

Monday, July 16

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Tuesday, July 17

8:00 am       Mass, In Celebration of Fred Tiernan

Wednesday, July 18          

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Thursday, July 19

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Friday, July 20

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Maurice Breen

Saturday, July 21

5:00 pm       Mass, In Memory of Mary Alice Hansen

Sunday, July 22

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Bob & Julie Carroll

10:00 am     Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Announcements for July 14-15, 2018

  1. The Catholic Women’s Club will once again be participating in the 141 Garage Sale.  We are accepting donations now and the hours of drop off are M-F 8am-3pm and Saturday’s 8am-12 noon.   Follow the signs!  We will also be serving Hot Roast Beef Sundaes on Friday, August 3rd during the 141 Garage Sale.  The sundaes include hot roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy and a cherry tomato.  All proceeds will go towards the parish’s ADA assessment.  Please come support our parish and enjoy a delicious meal.

 

  1. Sign-up sheets for items needed for the 141 Garage Sale, and Hot Rods and Hogs are located in the gathering space.  Please drop your items off by Wednesday, August 1st

 

  1. Another sign up for our Parish Feast day which will be celebrated Wednesday, August 15 is also located in the gathering space.  Thank you!

 

  1. Please join us for Adoration/Benediction on Tuesday, July 17th at 6pm in the Church where we will pray for those who have fallen away from the Church and to bring them home and for our Assumption family.

 

Antioch

This ancient city of Asia Minor, located in Syria on the Orontes River, was held to be one of the three great Episcopal cities in apostolic times.

It was at Antioch that the name Christian arose (Acts 11:26), and there St. Peter was bishop for a time before going to Rome.

In early times it was a center of theology and scriptural studies.

It was called Antioch in Syria to distinguish it from the other ancient city of the same name in Phrygia, located in modern day western Turkey. (7:32)

Announcements for July 7-8, 2018

  1. The Catholic Women’s Club will once again be participating in the 141 Garage Sale.  We will start accepting donations this week.  Hours of drop off are M-F 8am-3pm and Saturday’s 8am-12 noon.  If you can please pre-mark your items to sell that would be wonderful.  Follow the signs!

 

  1. The book signing for the new book titled “The Catholic Church in Southwest Iowa” will happen on July 10th At Divine Treasure Bookstore at 5:30pm. A copy of the book is in the gathering space for you to look at.

 

  1. The Emmanuel United Methodist Church is hosted a sweet corn feed on Friday, July 13 from 5:30-7:30pm. Free will donation with proceeds going to camp scholarships.

 

  1. Our next Baptismal Prep class is scheduled for July 15th at 1pm. Please call the parish office to register.  This class is intended for new parents and those who have not taken the class within the past 3 years.

 

  1. Any student wanting to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in November of 2019 should attend the informational meeting on Thursday, July 12th with their parents at 7pm in the Youth Group room. Anyone who will be in high school at that time is eligible to go!  It is an awesome time!

 

  1. The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a breakfast after both Masses this Sunday. Come down to the gym for some delicious biscuits and gravy and hash browns and stay and get to know your neighbor.

Mass Intentions for July 9-15, 2018

Monday, July 9

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Tuesday, July 10

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of George Vogl

Wednesday, July 11          

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Thursday, July 12

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of the CWC and their families

Friday, July 13

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Saturday, July 14

5:00 pm       Mass, In Memory of Bob Bergell

Sunday, July 15

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

10:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Tony Nizzi

 

Purgatory

The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines purgatory as a “purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven,” which is experienced by those “who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified” (CCC 1030).

The purification is necessary because nothing unclean will enter the presence of God in heaven and, while we may die with our mortal sins forgiven, there can still be many impurities in us, specifically venial sins and the temporal punishment due to sins already forgiven.

While the word purgatory is not found in the Bible, belief in the concept existed in the early church as evidenced in the catacombs where Christians during the persecutions of the first three centuries recorded prayers for the dead.  Some of the earliest Christian writings outside the New Testament also refer to the Christian practice of praying for the dead.

Such prayers would have been offered only if Christians believed in purgatory, even if they did not use that name for it.  In fact, the general custom of praying for the dead dates as far back as 2 Maccabees 12:42-46, which was written around 150 years before Christ. (7:31)

Announcements for June 30-July 1, 2018

  1. The Catholic Women’s Club will once again be participating in the 141 Garage Sale.  We will start accepting donations July 7th

 

  1. On the table in the gathering space are copies of the Rectory Remodel List.  The rectory is in need of a facelift.   If you would like to participate in this project we ask that you drop your request along with a check into the lock box.

 

  1. Start your 4th of July with Mass at 9am on Wednesday morning.

 

  1. Parish Offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4th for the 4th of July Holiday.  

Mass Intentions for July 2-8, 2018

  Monday, July 2

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Tuesday, July 3

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Catherine Vogl

Wednesday, July 4            

9:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Thursday, July 5

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Gregg Beneventi

Friday, July 6

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Saturday, July 7

5:00 pm        Mass, In Memory of Eileen Lett

Sunday, July 8

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Brenda Schram

10:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

John the Baptist

The feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist dates from the Fourth Century in both the East and West.  This feast is one of the oldest in the liturgy of the Church, which came to be celebrated in accord with Luke 1:36, six months before the Lord’s birth.

John was the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth, a cousin of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Tradition places the home and birthplace of the Baptist six miles west of Jerusalem, where a Franciscan church marks the site.

What is known of this Saint is set down in Holy Scripture.  He has always had a chief place in the veneration given by Holy Church to the heroic servants of God.

While the feast of other Saints is celebrated on the day of their death, the birthday of St. John the Baptist is his feast day.

St. Augustine found June 24, which is near the summer solstice, appropriate for after the birth of John daylight begins to grow shorter, whereas, after the birth of Jesus daylight begins to grow longer. (7:30)