Mass – Pentecost – May 30/31

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Pentecost

Originally, this was the second feast in rank for the Jews, the celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest and the ending of Passover time.  Later it was also to become a celebration of the giving of the law to Moses at Sinai.

In Christian recognition, Pentecost is the feast celebrated fifty days after Easter or ten days after the Feast of the Ascension.  It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.

Pentecost marks the beginning of the active apostolic work and is hailed as the birthday of the Church, for it was through the coming of the Holy Spirit that the Church began to form members of the new kingdom.

As St. Peter spoke on the first Pentecost of the new covenant: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).

It is the Spirit who makes effective the New Law and by coming to each one, enables us to profit by and fulfill the acts necessary for salvation. (9:27)

Mass Intentions for June 1-7, 2020

Monday, June 1
8:00 am Cancelled until further notice
Tuesday, June 2
8:00 am Cancelled until further notice
Wednesday, June 3
8:00 am Cancelled until further notice
Thursday, June 4
8:00 am Cancelled until further notice
Friday, June 5
5:30 pm Cancelled until further notice

Saturday, June 6 & Sunday June 7
Recorded Mass, In Memory of
Tye & Rita Schulte & Helen Wright

Mass – Ascension of the Lord – May 23/24

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Ascension

The Ascension of the Lord was the going up into heaven of Christ by His own power, in the presence of the Apostles, the Blessed Mother and His disciples, forty days after His resurrection.

St. Thomas Aquinas asserts He ascended by the virtue proper to Him as God, and by that which belongs to a blessed spirit.

The feast commemorating the event was celebrated in the Church from the earliest times.

It is a holy day of obligation occurring on Ascension Thursday forty days after Easter.

Many dioceses in the United States, including the Diocese of Des Moines, have transferred the feast day to the Sunday following Ascension Thursday.

Announcements for May 24, 2020

1. In the bulletin this week is a project we as Assumption can all participate in. It’s called Fill the Altar with Roses. Please go to the website and read about this project under weekly bulletins. In the gathering space are vases to help you participate please sign up on the sign-up sheet or by calling the Parish office. You can leave a donation in the lock box for this project and you are also invited to bring in your own flowers if you would prefer.

2. There will be NO Mass this Memorial Day at the Beaver Catholic Cemetery. However, there will be a couple of representatives from the Cemetery Board there to answer questions about Cemetery lots and to accept Cemetery donations from 8:30-10am.

Mass Intentions for May 25-May 31, 2020

Monday, May 25
8:00 am Cancelled until further notice
Tuesday, May 26
8:00 am Cancelled until further notice
Wednesday, May 27
8:00 am Cancelled until further notice
Thursday, May 28
8:00 am Cancelled until further notice
Friday, May 29
5:30 pm Cancelled until further notice

Saturday, May 30 & Sunday May 31
Recorded Mass, In Memory of
Larry Heiderscheidt & Marie Jordan

Mass – Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ is the title of a devotional book of personal directions for the practice of the virtues found in the life of Christ; it is a collection of maxims and prayers urging one to pattern his or her life after that of Christ.

It was first published early in the fourteen century and has been attributed to Thomas à Kempis.  This book is also titled The Following of Christ.

Its directives are arranged in such a manner that they seem to be communicated by Christ Himself as teacher and guide.

With the exception of the Bible, it is perhaps the most widely read spiritual book in the world. (9:25)

Announcements for May 17, 2020

1. As we continue to bring you Mass each weekend we ask that you continue to turn in your tithing envelopes, sign up for ACH or go to our Church website to donate there by credit card. If you need help doing this please call the Parish office. We wish to thank those and ask that those you have not yet made their Annual Diocesan Appeal to do so either by dropping your envelopes off here or by going out to the Diocesan website and pay them directly.

2. In the bulletin this week is a project we as Assumption can all participate in. It’s called Fill the Altar with Roses. Please go to the website and read about this project under weekly bulletins. In the gathering space are vases to help you participate please sign up on the sign-up sheet or by calling the Parish office. You can leave a donation in the lock box for this project and you are also invited to bring in your own flowers if you would prefer.