Upcoming Events

Lenten Adoration

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.

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.

 

Meditation Prayer Service with Chant Wednesday, February 1 7:30PM

The Assumption Chant Choir will resume its First Wednesday Meditation Service this week on Wednesday, February 1.  This first ‘return’ service will begin with the “Te Deum,”  in thanksgiving for being able to sing again and for all recent blessings. The Meditation Service will conclude with Compline / Night Prayer and members of the congregation are invited to sing along if they wish. The service will take place in the Church starting at 7:30pm.

 

Anyone who wishes to join the choir may speak to us  after the service or call or text Timothy O’Brien at (626) 353-0232.

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25

“Do good; seek justice.” Isaiah 1:17

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2023 was selected by the Minnesota Council of Churches, USA, in the aftermath of the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd and the trial of the police officer responsible for his death. These events brought anguish, but also time for the Christian communities to contemplate ways in which they may be complicit in racial injustice. Christian unity is needed as a source of reconciliation and unity.

The theme, taken from the first chapter of the Book of Isaiah, reflects his concern for the oppressed who suffer from injustice and inequality fed by hypocrisy that leads to disunity. He teaches that God requires righteousness and justice from all of us, to create the peace and unity that God desires. These virtues originate in God’s love for all, and racism runs counter to this vision. Isaiah’s challenge to do good and seek justice together applies equally to us today. ~USCCB

 

World Day of the Sick Mass And Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick Saturday, February 11 at 10:00AM

On February 11, we will celebrate a special Mass of healing which is open to all.  We especially invite those in need of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.   Let us come together in prayer and support for the sick among us.

 

 

 

 

Understanding the VIRTUS® “Protecting God’s Children” program 

Child sexual abusers often target nurturing, child-friendly environments, where parents and participants assume that no one would ever want to harm a child. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles began implementing the VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children sexual abuse prevention program in 2004 to send a message to potential predators that child sexual abuse is not tolerated. Through this program, adults learn that through early identification, awareness, and education they can be “proactive” in protecting children and young people from child sexual abuse. Since the program began, more than 405,000 adults have been trained in abuse prevention. Additionally, more than 165,000 Catholic school and religious education students are trained annually with an age-appropriate curriculum on boundary awareness and how to communicate if violations of those safe boundaries occur.

For more information, visit https://lacatholics.org/education-and-training/.

Finding a Class

All volunteers in the parish and school who interact with children must be Virtus trained. If you would like to find a class go to: virtus.org/virtus, click on “First-Time Registrant” in the green box on the left, then click on “View a list of Sessions,” under “Select Your Organization” scroll down to, “Los Angeles-San Gabriel Region.” You may select any region in the Archdiocese that is convenient to you.

For further information, call or email Brenda, bmelendez@la-archdiocese.org, (213) 637-7508.

 

Remember: Keep up with your Virtus bulletins online!

 

Faith Formation News

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Faith Formation News

January 29-9:00AM

February 5-9:00AM

 

 

Teen Confirmation Mondays

January 30-Year II-MCH

February 6-7:00PM-Year I-MCH

 

Please contact Ms. Cheli Valdez at (626)792-6844 or at: cvaldez@abvmpasadena.org for information.


Youth Mass and Youth Night

Saturday, December 3 at 5:00PM 

Enjoy a night of fellowship with your friends at our Youth Mass and Night!  We invite all teens currently in our Confirmation program and those who have been confirmed, to attend the Youth Mass at 5:00PM and Youth Night at 6:00-8:00pm at Msgr. Crean Hall. We request that the teens come to Mass and sit together in the reserved seats at Mass before attending Youth Night.

 

This social gives teens the opportunity to have fun and build a community. A light dinner will be served. For questions, please call Ms. Cheli at (626) 792-6844 or email at cvaldez@abvmpasadena.org.

 

For questions, please call Ms. Cheli at (626) 792-6844 or email at cvaldez@abvmpasadena.org.

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for December, 2022 and January, 2023

December – Volunteer Not-for-Profit Organizations

We pray that volunteer non-profit organizations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.

Pope Francis’ Intention for January- For Educators

We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Invitation to become a Deacon

THE PARISH NEEDS A DEACON

Do you want to serve the Church in a very profound way and still maintain a family life?

 

Would you like to serve the parish and the Church as a deacon?

Would you like to know more about the ministry of a Permanent Deacon?

Call Fr. Mike for a discussion at 626-792-1343. If no one answers, leave a message at ext. 503