Immutability

Immutability is the state of being unchangeable; an attribute of God alone, since He alone is unchangeable not only in His essence but in the perfection of all His attributes.

Since change implies an imperfection in the sense that something new could be added to the principal, there can be no change in God who is infinitely perfect.  Created things do not have existence of themselves but receive it from God the Creator.  They are dependent upon God’s creative will.

God alone in His existence is absolutely perfect and immutable. (7:50)

Announcements for November 10-11, 2018

  1. Baptismal class is being held on November 18th for all new parents and those who have not taken the class within the past 3 years. Call the Parish office to register.

 

  1. The Knights of Columbus and the Social Justice Committee will be serving an Omelet & Hash Brown breakfast that is smothered in gravy after both the 8am & 10am Masses this weekend. Please plan to attend and help to support the scholarship program for Tamanique.

 

  1. The K of C at St. Luke’s in Ankeny will be hosting a breakfast NEXT Sunday from 7:45-12noon. Their menu is Eggnog, French toast and sausage.

 

  1. Give the gift of life and take part in Granger Blood Drive on November 19th. See the bulletin for more details.

Mass Intentions for November 12-18, 2018

Monday, November 12

8:00 am       Communion Service

Tuesday, November 13

8:00 am       Communion Service

Wednesday, November 14

8:00 am       Communion Service

Thursday, November 15

8:00 am       Communion Service

Friday, November 16

8:00 am       Communion Service

Saturday, November 17

5:00 pm        Mass, In Memory of Dick Hansen

Sunday, November 18

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

10:00 am     Mass, In Memory of Jim Severino

Oratory

An oratory is a place set aside for divine worship, but not primarily for the public, and, therefore, differs from a church.

There are three types of oratories; public, that is, one erected for the use of a community, such as religious, but to which the public has access for divine services; semipublic, which is one that is intended for the use of some particular group, for example, a chapel in a seminary, to which the public does not have access; and private, that is, an oratory for the particular use of a family or person within the house or manor.

The establishment of such an oratory requires an apostolic indult. (7:49)

Charity

Charity is a supernatural virtue infused with sanctifying grace, by which we love God above all as the greatest good and for His own sake, and ourselves and our neighbors for the love of God.

It is the greatest of the three theological virtues (faith, hope and charity) and of all virtues.  The object of the virtue is our union with God through love; the act itself is the giving of ourselves to God.

Charity is given as the greatest commandment in Matthew 22:34–40, and it is joined inseparably by the command to love one’s neighbor.

Although charity may be manifested in many ways, it is not to be confused with almsgiving as such, nor is it only good deeds that may arise out of natural virtue and the emotion of goodwill or compassion.

Rather, charity is the very basis, the foundation that prompts, and is the motivating force by which all acts of good directed toward ourselves or our neighbors are performed for love of God.  (7:48)

Announcements for October 27-28, 2018

 

  1. Have you purchased your tickets yet for the Auction? If not you may do so after Mass today.  Also available are the 50/50 raffle tickets, get in on the FUN!

 

  1. This Sunday, October 28th in the Parking Lot of Assumption we are hosting our Trunk or Treat Event. Those participating in decorating their trunk please be set up and ready to pass out treats by 3pm.  Join us for this Family FUN event with hotdogs, hot chocolate and more! 

 

  1. If you would like to participate in this years All Souls Mass. Please contact the Parish Office so that a special candle can be made for you.  Those that have joined us in the past bring your candles back and join us. 

 

  1. Don’t forget next weekend is the end of Daylight Savings, turn your clocks back on Saturday evening.

Mass Intentions for October 29-November 4, 2018

Monday, October 29

8:00 am         Mass, In Memory of Quentin & Gregory Hoefer

Tuesday, October 30

8:00 am         Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Wednesday, October 31

8:00 am         Mass, Deceased Members & their families of the Catholic Women’s Club

Thursday, November 1

8:00 am         Mass, Intentions for an Anonymous Parishioner

7:00 pm         Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Friday, November 2

8:00 am Mass, In Memory of Margaret Hurley

7:00 pm Mass, For All Our Faithfully Departed

Saturday, November 3

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

Sunday, November 4

8:00 am Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

10:00 am Mass, In Memory of Father Jerry Burkert

 

Laity

The word “laity” is derived from the Greed word meaning “people.”

It is the general term used for all the members of the Mystical Body, of the Church universal, of the Catholic and other Christians who are not members of a professed religious order, society, or congregation, or are not ordained deacons, priests, or bishops.  Sisters and brothers in religious life are considered members of the laity, except in canon law.

Through baptism and confirmation, the layperson becomes a member of the Church and is permitted to celebrate the Eucharist, offering with the bishop and priests this spiritual sacrifice.

It follows that the laity should assist the clergy in Christianizing their community and world.  And the layperson, through their development in sanctity, will bring about a growth of the Mystical Body.

It is therefore of the utmost importance in understanding the laity and its role in the Church that we know the “full, conscious, and active participation of the faithful’ in the liturgy.  Upon this, to a large extent, the unity of the people of God depends.

The laity and the clergy have a common end, salvation for all.  (7:47)

Announcements for October 21-22, 2018

  1. 2 Weeks until our Parish Auction. If you haven’t already purchased your tickets please go out to the Parish Website and do it today! Or someone will be in the Gathering space after Mass today to get you sign up.  If you are not able to join us please purchase the 50/50 raffle tickets.  This is our 1 and ONLY fundraiser for the Parish please do your part and participant!

 

  1. Join us on October 28th for another Family Fun Event in the Parking Lot of Assumption for this year’s Trunk or Treat Event. If you would like to participate in decorating your trunk please sign up in the Gathering space underneath Cross.  There is also a sign-up for the Catholic’s Women Club for some items needed, please sign up where you can.

 

  1. If you would like to participate in this years All Souls Mass. Please contact the Parish Office so that a special candle can be made for you.  Those that have joined us in the past bring your candles back and join us. 

 

  1. Please join our Finance Board in the Gathering space after Mass today and enjoy a treat that they have provided for our Parish Social.

Mass Intentions for October 22-28, 2018

Monday, October 22

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Tuesday, October 23

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Mary & John Ladurini

Wednesday, October 24

8:00 am       Mass, Intentions for an Anonymous Parishioner

Thursday, October 25

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Friday, October 26

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Brenda Schram

Saturday, October 27

5:00 pm       Mass, In Memory of Bob Bergell

Sunday, October 28

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

10:00 am     Mass, In Memory of Tony Nizzi