DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?  As an industry, Human Trafficking generates $150 billion per year, and it’s happening right here, right now, in Jacksonville. 

Human Trafficking is form of modern-day slavery that subjects women, children and men to force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor.

Assumption Respect Life Committee cordially invites the community to a Wine, Cheese, and Conversation with Kristin Keen of Rethreaded Inc. of Jacksonville February 20, 2021 at 630 pm in Kohls Hall at Assumption Catholic Church.  Kristin will address the ways to address this form of contemporary slavery at the grassroots level, right here and right now, in our community. Items from the Rethreaded retail store found at rethreaded.com will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Mary Anne Hashem at maryannehashem@gmail.com.

Come join us, and thank you for all you do, FOR LIFE!

The Respect Life Committee supports all human life and dignity issues. 

Our meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:15 pm in Kohls Hall.  See you there – thank you for all you do, for LIFE!

We will be planning for next year’s March for Life both in DC (https://marchforlife.org/) and locally (https://www.marchforlifestaugustine.com/).  For more information, contact Tony Grado at 904-509-6461 or Ann O’Keeffe Rodgers at okeefferodgers@gmail.com.

Ladies Book Club

Have you ever read any of G.K. Chesterton’s writings?  Would you like to start by getting an overview of the works of this author, whose books were instrumental in converting CS Lewis from atheism to Christianity?  Would you like to see why he is considered to be one of the greatest thinkers and writers of the 20th century?  Join the Assumption Ladies Book Club this winter as we read G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense by Dale Ahlquist, a respected Chesterton scholar and president and founder of the American Chesterton Society.  Then join us on January 31st from 3-4:30pm for discussion via Zoom.  G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense is available at San Marco Books and More just around the corner!  Please rsvp to Karen Montana at kmontana05@gmail.com, and happy reading!

 

Formed.org

Assumption Catholic has set up an account with FORMED.org. This site is filled with thousands of books, documentaries, and studies… there is something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church.

To sign up for FORMED:

http://www.formed.org

Click on Sign up

Select “I belong to a parish or organization”

Find your parish under Assumption 32207

Enter your email – and you’re in.

Enjoy

Faith Direct – Online Giving

E-giving by Faith Direct

What is Faith Direct?

Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card.  No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door.  Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments.

Our parish code is   FL650.

God Bless You!

Fr. Jason Trull

How Do I Get Started?

Enrolling with Faith Direct is simple.  There are three easy ways to do so –

By Phone

Call Faith Direct at 1-866-507-8757.  Provide them with your information and preferences and they will set everything up for you.
Our parish code is FL650

By Mail

Contact the Parish Office or stop by in person to receive a Faith Direct enrollment form.
Fill out the form and return it to Faith Direct in the postage-paid envelope provided.  They will set your account up according to the preferences you designated on the form.
Our parish code is FL650

By Online

https://membership.faithdirect.net/FL650

Enroll at Faith Direct as an individual.   Setup your account and password.
Be sure to use the Assumption Catholic Church Parish code,  FL650

Frequently Asked Questions about Faith-Direct

Benefits for Our Church

Choosing to give electronically helps Assumption Parish in many ways:

  • It will save our parish considerable time and expense.
  • It helps bring consistency to our parish by giving us a better idea of the funds we will have coming in week after week so we can make our ministries and programs as far-reaching and effective as possible.
  • It reduces the unavoidable built-in waste of using traditional envelopes.  Most of the thousands of envelopes sent out go unused and are thrown away – and every envelope, whether it’s used or not, means the destruction of trees and our natural resources.  Through automated giving you will not only be helping to strengthen our Church – you’ll be helping to preserve God’s green earth!

Many parishes in our Diocese and others nationwide have already experienced the benefits of this program.

Benefits to You

  • Flexibility. You can choose the amount and timing of your contributions and designate your preferred source for them. There is no cost to you to enroll and you can adjust or stop your donations at any time.
  • Convenience. Once you designate your preferences, your contributions will be made automatically for you. You can manage your donations easily online or by telephone.
  • Reliability. Electronic giving is an ideal way for you to send your regular contributions – even when vacation or business takes you out of town, or an illness prevents you from attending Mass.

Assumption – Resuming Public Mass

As Public Masses Resume, here are a few important things to know:

  • A General Dispensation from Sunday Mass remains. We will continue streaming for those who are not ready to attend.
  • Physical Distancing will limit seating availability for Masses.
  • Mask or suitable face coverings will be required to attend Mass.
  • Any other procedural changes will be announced at Mass.

Our regular Mass schedule has resumed in its entirety.

Sat: 8:00 am and 4:00 PM; Sunday; 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Mon – Fri: 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM.

Confessions to be heard at normal times in the church. Please remember social distancing measures.

Please be patient with us as we adjust to this new reality over the next few weeks. Please check our website for further updates.

WWW. assumptioncatholichchurch.org.

From Pope Francis

Pope Composes Prayers for End of Pandemic to be Recited after Rosary

Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with believers around the world asking for Mary’s intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic.

“Contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary, our mother, will make us even more united as a spiritual family and will help us overcome this time of trial,” the pope said in a letter addressed to all Catholics and released by the Vatican April 25.

The month of May is traditionally devoted to Mary, and many Catholics already are in the habit of praying the rosary at home during the month, he noted. “The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this ‘family’ aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.”

Both prayers acknowledge Mary’s closeness to her son’s followers and ask for her protection and for her intercession just as she interceded with Jesus on behalf of the newlyweds at Cana who had run out of wine for their wedding feast.

Pope Francis’ prayers also include specific intentions for those who are sick, for those who care for them, for those who have died and those who mourn for them, for scientists seeking cures and vaccines, and for government leaders who must find a way to protect their people.

Click here to read the text of the letter and prayers in English 

Click here to read the text of the letter and prayers in Spanish

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