Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Fridays in Lent

Beginning February 24

During Lent, we will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day after the 8:15AM Mass until Stations of the Cross at 6:30PM.

“I encourage Christians regularly to visit Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, for we are all called to abide in the presence of God. In contemplation, Christians will perceive ever more profoundly the mystery at the heart of Christian life.” Saint John Paul II .

When we do this, we are in His Real Presence, able to speak with Him in our mind and our heart.

The World Day of the Sick – The Anointing of the Sick
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m.
“World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually on February 11, 2023. By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of its presbyters, the whole Church commends the sick to the suffering and glorified Lord so that he may raise them up and save them (see James 5:14-16). In this Mass, we pray for the sick, the elderly and those who take care of them. We also pray and bless those in healthcare professions. Come and be prayed for and blessed.
Tour Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 10 .00 A.M
This will be a great outing for the parishioner. Our Parishioner, Laura Paszkiewicz, will be our tour guide. She has done this for Loyola Marymount University and other colleges. Please call the rectory, (626) 792-1343 to sign up.
 
Date: February 22, 2023
Time: 8:15 a.m. (Mass), 12:00 pm (Liturgy of the Word only), 7:00 pm (Mass).
Catholic Christians have marked the beginning of the season of Lent by receiving ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday. This tradition has its roots in the Old Testament where wearing ashes was a common sign of repentance for sins, and a sign of one’s humility before God.
Stations of the Cross
Date: Every Friday during Lent
Time: 7 pm (live streamed)
The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross or Via Crucis, commemorate Jesus’s passion and death on the cross. There are 14 stations, each depict a moment on his journey to Calvary. It begins on Feb. 24, 2023
Religious Education Congress
Date: February 23 to 26, 2023
We cannot learn enough about our faith. I encourage you to attend this congress and learn more about our faith. Bring back to our parish some information that will be beneficial to our parish. Visit the website to register. I will attend on Saturday February 25, 2023.

Register

Half Day Retreat for our Ministers
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 1 pm.
Each year, we provide spiritual support to our ministers by bringing someone to conduct a half day retreat for them. This year, Rev. Msgr. Austin Doran will conduct the retreat. More information will be forthcoming.
Full Day Retreat at ST. ANDREW ABBEY in VALYERMO with Abbott Francis
Date: March 15, 2023
Lent is the season to hit the reset button with God. Here is an opportunity to spend a day with God in the desert in a Monastic environment. Call the rectory (636) 792-1343 to sign up.
St. Joseph’s Table.
Date: March 18, 2023
Time: 5 p.m.
On March 19, each year, Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, protector of the family and patron of the universal Church and of workers. But, we in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish will celebrate it on Saturday, March 18. This will give everyone the opportunity to participate and celebrate our communal life.
Volunteers are needed. Please call the rectory office at (626) 792-1343 to volunteer.
The importance of this day in Catholic tradition extends throughout the world, but one related custom in particular originated on the island of Sicily: St. Joseph’s Table.
Penance Service
Date: Tuesday, March 28,2023
Time: 7 pm.
On Ash Wednesday, the Minsters says as we receive ash on our foreheads, “REPENT AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL. On the above-mentioned date, we come together to celebrate the repent part of that statement. Mark your calendar.

Year End Giving – Thank You!

Thank you to all those who donated to our year-end giving campaign. Your donations are much appreciated, and will be used to support our many ministries and further the mission of our parish to worship God, proclaim the Gospel, and help those in need.

It is not too late to contribute! Envelopes  may be found in the pews, your can designate your donation on Faith Direct, or you can indicate year-end giving on your check.