Join the Assumption Ladies Book Club this summer as we read Simple Mercies written by our own parishioner, Lara Patangan! With humor and honesty, Simple Mercies focuses on the peace that comes with performing the Works of Mercy in this hectic, everyday world. Then, join us on Sunday, June 27th from 3-4:30pm in Kohl’s Hall where Lara will talk with us about her book!
Simple Mercies can be found right around the corner at San Marco Books and More, and please RSVP to Karen Montana at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy reading!
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.
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 –
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
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
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.
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