Message from Fr. Mike

 

WELCOME

 

Welcome to a New Liturgical Year! It is new, not in the sense that it was not previously existing, or known or experienced or unfamiliar, but in the sense of repetition of some previous act with an open spirit.  This liturgical year, we will be reading from the Gospel of Luke. We have done this previously, but we are repeating it for new insights.  This is the reason the liturgical year is new. There is another reason why it is new. This year, we are gradually walking away from the shadows of this pandemic. By the grace of God, this will be the year we will spend the entire liturgical year inside the church.  We have done a few new things to mark this new liturgical year.

 

We have new door mats that say WELCOME TO ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY at each door. I want you to feel welcomed every time you enter this church. It is God Himself and His community who welcome you every time you enter the church, whether on weekdays or on weekends. Our mission is to WELCOME ALL. It is in our Mission Statement. Let us rejoice for God has given us “…new life to raise again the house of our God and restore its ruins…” (Ezra 9:9).

 

On this first Sunday of the liturgical year, we will welcome three new Candidates and accept three new people to the Order of Catechumens. This will take place at the 11:00 a.m Mass today. As we welcome you, you will in turn help to welcome these six new potential members to our community.

 

Let us not forget that it is also the First Sunday of Advent. It is a season of preparation for the coming of the Savior. It is a repeated celebration, but with a new insight.

 

God bless you,

Fr. Mike Ume


Fr. Mike’s 2021 Trip Home Journal:

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