Announcements for February 1-2, 2020

  1. Those wishing to be a part of our many ministries we have available please contact Brenda Erps in the Parish Office. Training is posted in the bulletin this week.

 

  1. The group that will be traveling to Ghana with Father in March are accepting donations for Medical Supplies: Over the counter Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Advil, Blood Pressure Cuffs, and Blood glucose meters.  The box for these supplies is in the gathering space.  Thank you!

 

  1. Dominic is organizing a pilgrimage to the Holy Land May 25-June 5, 2020 please take a bulletin today to get more details.

Mass Intentions for February 3-9, 2020

Monday, February 3

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Bernice Pleva

Tuesday, February 4

8:00 am         Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Wednesday, February 5

8:00 am         Mass, In Memory of Rita Schulte

Thursday, February 6

8:00 am         Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Friday, February 7

8:00 am         Mass, In Memory of Maury Breen

Saturday, February 8

5:00 pm         Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Sunday, February 9

8:00 am Mass, In Memory of Charlene Wren

10:00 am Mass, In Memory of Teresa Welch

 

IHS and INRI

IHS is a monogram for the name of Jesus, using the first three letters of the word written in Greek.  From the third century the names of our Savior are sometimes shortened, particularly in Christian inscriptions.  Greek monograms for the sacred name continued to be used in Latin during the Middle Ages.

In the Middle Ages, it was erroneously thought that IHS stood for Jesus Hominum Salvator (Jesus, Savior of Men) or the popular English, “I have suffered.”  It is found as a sign for the Holy Name of Jesus.

The letters INRI, to be found inscribed above the head of the figure of the crucified Christ, the “corpus,” on most crucifixes, are the initials for the inscription which Pontius Pilate had placed on the cross of Our Lord, as the charge for which the Lord was crucified.

The Gospels give accounts of this inscription, stating that Pilate put “Jesus of Nazareth (literally, the Nazarene), King of the Jews.”  The Gospels tell us that this was inscribed in Hebrew, Latin and Greek.

INRI stands for the initials of the Latin inscription Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum. (9:9)

Mass Intentions for January 27-February 2, 2020

Monday, January 27

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Ken Fuson

Tuesday, January 28

8:00 am         Mass, In Memory of Margaret Hurley

Wednesday, January 29

8:00 am         Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Thursday, January 30

8:00 am         Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Friday, January 31

8:00 am         Mass, In Memory of Art Pottebaum

Saturday, February 1

5:00 pm         Mass, In Memory of Phyllis Byrnes

Sunday, February 2

8:00 am Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

10:00 am Mass, In Memory of Mary Ladurini

 

John the Baptist

John the Baptist is the son of the priest Zechariah and Elizabeth, a cousin of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  John was born six months before Jesus.  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.

John is called the bridge between the Old Testament and the New Testament, because he was raised in the Jewish tradition, underwent the same ritual of Mosaic circumcision, and was especially called to announce that “the God of Israel has visited His people.”

He was the new Elijah; he was the bearer of the news of preparation of the kingdom of redemption and grace.  He was a witness, and he was to be more than a prophet, for he gave testimony with his blood—the death of martyrdom imposed upon him by Herod.

While the feast days of other saints are 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.

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.

A memorial of his death is celebrated on August 29. (9:8)

Announcements for January 18-19, 2020

  1. Mark your calendars for the next Christ Our Life Conference coming up on September 26-27. Bookmarks announcing this year’s speakers are at the end of your pew.  Please take one.

 

  1. Those wishing to be a part of our many ministries we have available please contact Brenda Erps in the Parish Office. Would like to have training for these different ministries prior to our next schedule which is fast approaching. Thank you!

 

  1. Anyone wishing to join a small group to Ghana with Fr. Dominic as your tour guide please contact him directly or call the Parish Office.

 

  1. Please join the Knights of Columbus next Sunday as they serve up a delicious Breakfast Sundae offered after both Sunday Masses.

Mass Intentions for January 20-26, 2020

Monday, January 20

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Carl Crnkovich

Tuesday, January 21

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Barbara Naert

Wednesday, January 22

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Thursday, January 23

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Phyllis Byrnes

Friday, January 24

8:00 am       Mass, In Memory of Doris Crnkovich

Saturday, January 25

5:00 pm       Mass, In Memory of LeRoy Fuson

Sunday, January 26

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

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

 

Baptism of the Lord

At first glance, the Baptism of the Lord might seem an odd feast since the Church teaches that the sacrament of Baptism is necessary for the remission of sins, particularly Original Sin.  Therefore, why was Christ baptized?  After all, He was born without Original Sin, and He lived His entire life without sinning.

We have to think He had no need of the sacrament, as we do.  But Christ’s baptism foreshadows our own baptism.  In submitting Himself humbly to the baptism of St. John the Baptist, Christ provided the example for the rest of us.

If He should be baptized, even though He had no need of it, how much more should the rest of us be thankful for this sacrament, which frees us from the darkness of sin and incorporates us into the Church, the life of Christ on earth!

His Baptism, therefore, was necessary—not for Him, but for us.  With the celebration of the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord the season of Christmas comes to a close.  (9:7)

Announcements for January 11-12, 2020

 

  1. We have a new program starting here at Assumption called “Surviving Divorce” this group will meet January 23rd at 7pm. Please see the bulletin for more details.

 

  1. If you are interested in joining Fr. Dominic and fellow parishioners to Ghana please call the Parish office or talk to Father directly.

 

  1. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday January 15th for the parents of any students (that are eligible & if they will be in high school fall of 2021) that are interested in attending NCYC 2021 in Indianapolis.  We will meet in the Youth Group room at 7PM.

 

  1. Mark your calendars for the next Christ Our Life Conference coming up on September 26-27. Bookmarks announcing this year’s speakers are at the end of your pew.  Please take one.

Mass Intentions for January 13-19, 2020

Monday, January 13

8:00 am       Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Tuesday, January 14

8:00 am         Mass, In Memory of Brenda Schram

Wednesday, January 15

8:00 am         Mass, In Memory of Mary Ladurini

Thursday, January 16

8:00 am         Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

Friday, January 17

8:00 am         Mass, In Memory of Phyllis Byrnes

Saturday, January 18

5:00 pm         Mass, In Memory of Elizabeth Conrad

Sunday, January 19

8:00 am             Mass, In Memory of Brittany Kock

10:00 am           Mass, Deceased Members of Assumption Parish