Announcements for January 12-13, 2019

  1. The Adult Faith Committee invites you to join them starting this week for their next Bible Study, “Grace is God’s Gift to Us” please see the bulletin for dates and times under the calendar.

 

  1. Save the date of Sunday, January 27 as Joe Henkels presents his pilgrimage to Medjugorje.

 

SATURDAY ONLY !!!!

Join the Catholic Women’s Club down in the gym right after

Mass tonight for a delicious homemade chicken noodle

dinner. 

Mass Intentions for January 14-20, 2019

Monday, January 14

8:00 am          Mass, Special Intentions for an Individual

Tuesday, January 15

8:00 am          Mass, In Memory of Phyllis Byrnes

Wednesday, January 16

8:00 am         Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Thursday, January 17

8:00 am          Mass, In Memory of Brittany Kock

Friday, January 18

8:00 am          Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Saturday, January 19

5:00 pm          Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Sunday, January 20

8:00 am Mass, In Memory of Brittany Kock

10:00 am Mass, In Memory of Brenda Schram

 

Ordinary Time

Besides the times of the year that have their own distinctive character, there remains in the yearly cycle thirty-three or thirty-four weeks in which no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated, but rather the mystery of Christ itself is honored in its fullness—the Church contemplates the entire mystery of salvation—especially on Sundays.  This period is known as Ordinary Time.

But “Ordinary” does not mean boring or ho-hum, but the word “ordinary” comes from the word “ordinal” which means counted (i.e. First Week of Ordinary Time, Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, etc.).

Ordinary Time then, is a period that is counted that doesn’t fall in Lent, Easter, Advent, etc.  Ordinary Time begins at the conclusion of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which is also the end of the Christmas Season.

Ordinary Time has two defined periods: the first period begins after the Baptism of the Lord and continues through the day before Ash Wednesday; and the second begins after Pentecost and continues to Evening Prayer on the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent. (8:7)

Christmas Season

The liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which normally falls on the Sunday following the Epiphany, as it does this year.

The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the oldest Christian feasts, though, throughout the centuries, it has celebrated a variety of things.  Epiphany comes from a Greek meaning “to reveal,” and all of the various events celebrated by the Feast of the Epiphany are revelations of Christ to humanity.

During the Christmas season, we celebrate the birth of Christ into our world and into our hearts, and reflect on the gift of salvation that is born with him.

Our celebration of Christmas does not end on December 26, rather Christmas season ends and the return to Ordinary Time occurs at the conclusion of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which is on January 13.  (8:6)

Announcements for January 5-6, 2019

  1. The Adult Faith Committee invites you to join them starting the week of January 14th for their next Bible Study, “Grace is God’s Gift to Us” please see the insert in the bulletin for more details.

 

  1. Looking for some volunteer opportunities?? Pick up a bulletin today as Bishop Drumm has some great opportunities!

 

  1. Save the date of Sunday, January 27 as Joe Henkels presents his pilgrimage to Medjugorje.

 

  1. Mark your calendars NOW for the upcoming Homemade Chicken Noodle Dinner on Saturday, January 12th hosted by our very own Catholic Women’s Club.

Mass Intentions January 7-13, 2019

Monday, January 7

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of John Craggs

Tuesday, January 8

8:00 am       Mass, Special Intentions for an Individual

Wednesday, January 9

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Thursday, January 10

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

Friday, January 11

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Saturday, January 12

5:00 pm       Mass, In Memory of Phyllis Byrnes

Sunday, January 13

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

10:00 am     Mass, In Memory of Fr. Jerry Burkert

Christ

The use of “Christ,” meaning “the anointed,” the “Messiah,” as a proper name became common after the death of our Lord, particularly in the writings of St. Paul.  It might be used either before or after the name “Jesus.”  Its use by St. Paul declared the Apostle’s belief and affirmation of the divinity of Jesus.

However, the word Kyrios in Greek is a translation of the Aramaic equivalent of “the prophesied king.”  Thus, Jesus fulfilled in His Incarnation the promise made to Abraham, as given in the genealogy found in the first chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel.

Vatican II spoke of Christ:  “He who is the image of the invisible God is Himself the perfect man.  To the sons of Adam He restores the divine likeness which had been disfigured from the first sin onward.  Since human nature as He assumed it was not annulled, by the very fact it has been raised up to a divine dignity in our respect too.  For by His Incarnation the Son of God has united Himself in some fashion with every human.  He worked with human hands.  He thought with a human mind, acted by human choice, and loved with a human heart.  Born of the Virgin Mary, He has truly been made one of us, like us in all things except sin.”  (8:5)

Mass Intentions for December 31-January 6, 2019

Monday, December 31 (New Years Eve)

5:00 pm       Mass, In Memory of Phyllis Byrnes

Tuesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)

9:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Jorge Barrantes

Wednesday, January 2

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Thursday, January 3

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

Friday, January 4

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Saturday, January 5

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

Sunday, January 6

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

10:00 am     Mass, In Memory of Leona Rosetta

Announcements for December 29-30, 2018

  1. Start your New Year off with Mass! New Year’s Eve Mass will be 5pm Monday and New Year’s Day Mass will be celebrated at 9am on Tuesday.

 

  1. The Parish Offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of New Year’s.

Apostolic Blessing

This Benediction, or blessing, is given by the pope at the close of liturgical function at which he presides and sometimes at the close of papal audiences.  To this blessing a plenary indulgence is attached.

This blessing may also be delegated by the pope to be given by others; priests attending the sick at the moment of death may give the apostolic blessing.

This also refers to the blessing or solemn benediction Urbi et orbi (the blessing to the “city” of Rome and to the “world”) given by the pope from the balcony of St. Peter’s after his election and on other solemn occasions. (8:4)