Church Office Closed August 10-14, 2020

The secretary will not be in the office from Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14. Please leave your message on our answering machine, and we will return your calls beginning Monday, August 17. Thanks for understanding

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15th

*** The Feast Day is Not a Holy Day of Obligation this year ***

In November,1950, Archbishop James Francis McIntyre named Fr. Timothy Crean first pastor of a new parish serving the 300 Catholic families in northeast Pasadena. The first Mass at the mission chapel for Saints Felicitas & Perpetua, fondly called “the little green church,” was at Foothill and Titley Avenue (across from the PCC extension). The November 26, 1950 Mass had a total Sunday collection of $38.43! (worth about $418.45 today) Our parish was given the name “Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary because on November 1 of that year Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary as a dogma of faith.

The pope proclaimed this dogma only after a broad consultation of bishops, theologians and laity. There were few dissenting voices. What the pope solemnly declared was already a common belief in the Catholic Church.

Homilies on the Assumption have been found going back to the sixth century. In following centuries, the Eastern Churches held steadily to the doctrine, but some authors in the West were hesitant. However by the 13th century there was universal agreement. The feast was celebrated under various names—Commemoration, Dormition, Passing, Assumption—from at least the fifth or sixth century. Today it is celebrated as a solemnity.

Scripture does not give an account of Mary’s Assumption into heaven. Nevertheless, Revelation 12 speaks of a woman who is caught up in the battle between good and evil. Many see this woman as God’s people. Since Mary best embodies the people of both Old and New Testaments, her Assumption can be seen as an exemplification of the woman’s victory.

The Assumption of Mary is her participation in Christ’s Resurrection and serves as a foreshadowing of what awaits those who follow her Son. In other words, Mary’s Assumption represents the hope for new life on the other side of the grave for all who wait. She models what God can do in those who wait in faith, hope, and love for the Merciful One to act.

Let us pray for all those who have gone before us who helped establish Assumption Church as the vibrant parish and school community that it is today.

In this challenging time of Covid-19, Mary’s Assumption and the hope for a new life, resonates with our hopes and prayers.

 

 

 

Pray for Our New Priests

On Aug. 8, Archbishop José H. Gomez ordained eight new priests for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The “Pandemic Class of 2020,” as they call themselves, has endured quarantine and a delayed ordination date, which was originally scheduled for May 30. But they all agree that the extra preparation time was providential.

Read their stories at https://lacatholics.org/ordination/

 

Suspension of Worship inside Church – effective 7-14-2020

 

7-14-2020 Message from Fr. Mike Ume
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
I hope all is well with you. I would like to share with you, the recent announcement from the governor, the County and from our Archbishop. Here it is.
July 13, 2020
“Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced updated Directivesfor 30 counties in California due to an increase in coronavirus related deaths and hospitalizations. All three counties in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles—Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara—are included in the Directives.
According to the Governor and the Los AngelesSanta Barbara, and VenturaCounty Public Health Offices, our parishes must discontinue indoor Masses and other liturgical services, effective immediately.
Outdoor Masses and other liturgical services such as adoration and prayer services are allowed and encouraged. Parishes may continue to celebrate Confessions, First Communions, Confirmations, Funerals, and Weddings outdoors on the parish grounds. Parishioners must wear face coverings and practice social distancing, even outdoors.
Additionally, the Governor’s Directives include closures of parish offices. Parish offices are to be closed to the public. Pastors may allow a minimal number of essential parish staff members to continue working in the office provided that social distancing is observed. For example, while the office is closed to the public, parishes are encouraged to communicate regularly with parishioners, return calls to answer questions, and reassure individuals and families that our parishes are still there for them in prayer and to help with any needs they may have.
This is also a good time to remind all of our parishioners that the risk of coronavirus is real, and it is dangerous. While these Orders are discouraging and disappointing, this is the time to pray for one another, trust in Jesus, and focus on the care and love he has for each one of us.
May Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Queen of the Angels, continue to bless our parishes and loved ones with good health, joy, and peace.
Thank you for your attention to this matter and for the good work you do in your parishes.”

That is it. As you must have noticed, this message came last night. It did not give us enough time to plan for this weekend. Here is what this announcement means for us this weekend.
All indoor masses are closed. However, our weekday online masses will continue.  Weekday Visitation and Cinfession are also suspended.
We planned to have Confirmation this weekend. It will take place as planned. Mrs. Cheli Valdez will send out email to all candidates, sponsors and parents telling them when, how and where it will take place.
THIS WEEKEND.
There would be no 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 am and 5 pm Masses in the church.
However, our 10:00 am online mass will continue. It would be followed by Holy Communion from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m in the school parking lot.
If you are coming for Holy Communion after the online mass this weekend, please try to be here between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. Drive to the School parking lot where I will be waiting for you. Stay in your Car. Have your mask on. Roll down the window of your car. I will bring the Holy Communion to you.
PARISH OFFICE
Mrs. Mary Parra and I are here to answer your questions and to attend as much as we can to your need. The husband of one of our active parishioners went to the Lord and Mary was very helpful in coordinating the funeral. So we are here for you.
I pray for God’s blessing on you and the ones you love.
Sincerely,
Fr. Mike Ume
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
626-792-1343

 

Confession

Saturdays 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Place: School Parking lot.

 

Protocol for Confession:

Masks are to be worn at all times and in all places on the parish grounds

First Friday Adoration

Friday, August 7 ~ 7PM—8PM

School Parking Lot

All are welcome to Adoration in the school parking lot on Friday evening. We will also try to livestream Adoration via Facebook only.