XLT Adoration: November 3rd, 7-8:30pm

Calling all students, teachers, families, and parishioners…these XLT Adorations are far too powerful to miss and AYM: would like to invite everyone to come and be transformed! Our next XLT Adoration is Nov. 3, 7-8:30pm, in the church. Our guest speaker is Molly Vought (BK c/o ’23). She is sharing a powerful Eucharistic witness and then we will spend time with the Lord, enjoying quiet prayer and praise & worship led by a local artist.  If you ever wonder what youth ministry is doing in your parish, XLT will give you a front row view.  Please plan to join us Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 7-8:30pm. 

All Souls Day November 2nd

Throughout the month of November we will remember our deceased brothers and sisters. On All Souls’ Day, November 2, 2021, Father Jason will hold a special Holy Hour in the Church at 7 pm. Prayers for the Dead will be held to pray for and commemorate those who have died between November 3, 2020 and November 2, 2021. We invite all parishioners who have lost a loved one to attend this Holy Hour and carry a candle to the steps leading to the altar commemorating your loved one.   

There are All Souls Envelopes at the entrances to the church. These envelopes can be placed in the offertory basket or turned into the Parish Office.

Please provide us the following information for this special evening:

Name of the Deceased.

Date of Birth of the Deceased.

Date of Death of the Deceased.

Photo of the deceased.

Name of the next of kin.

Contact # of the next of kin.

Please contact the Consolation Ministry Leader, Tony Grado, at 904-509-6461 with any questions.

Fr. Fred’s Funeral Arrangements

Fr. Fred Parke’s viewing will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 5:30-7:30pm at Assumption Catholic Church. There will be a 6:30pm Vigil followed by a Rosary.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Most Rev. Felipe J. Estévez with Fr. David Keegan as the homilist on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11:00am at Assumption Catholic Church. There will be a reception to follow. The interment will take place at San Lorenzo Cemetery in St. Augustine, FL at 3:00pm.

Our beloved retired pastor Fr. Fred Parke passed away this afternoon.

It is with great sadness that I am writing to you. Our beloved
retired pastor Fr. Fred Parke passed away this afternoon.
Please keep him in your prayers as I am sure he continues to
pray for all of us. At this time we do not have any further
information. As soon as arrangements are made, we will pass
that information along. Please know of my prayers for all of you
as we place our hope in Christ. May his soul and the souls of all
the faithful departed rest in peace.
Hear with favor our prayers, which we humbly offer, O Lord, for
the salvation of the soul of Fr. Fred, your servant and Priest,
that he, who devoted a faithful ministry to your name, may
rejoice in the perpetual company of your Saints. Through our
Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.

Purified: A Life-changing Event for Families

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from renowned speaker Jason Evert, live at Assumption Catholic Church in Jacksonville, FL at PURIFIED! (An event for the family, ages 13+) THIS THURSDAY from 7-8:30pm in the Church.

Get answers to life’s tough questions about love, dating, and relationships from internationally acclaimed speaker Jason Evert!

Purified brings the whole family together to discover God’s plan for love and opens up an opportunity to continue the discussion about this important topic at home, in a healthy and easy way with resources that work. The event includes a talk from Jason where he mixes humor with down-to-earth practicality, making the difficult conversations about love much easier.

This event is free and no registration is required. 

Covid-19 Safety Plan

This week we have received word from the Diocese regarding the continued Delta Variant of COVID -19 impact on our community. We have many who have been impacted by this variant. We desire to provide a safe and sanitary space to worship, and I ask your help. We have fallen back into Phase 1 of the Diocesan COVID Response Protocols. The following protocols were implemented this week:

We encourage everyone who is eligible and with the consultation of their medical doctor to receive a vaccination. Those who are ill or have severe underlying health conditions are encouraged to participate in the Mass via live stream from the safety of their homes.

· Those with serious health conditions should consult their physician before attending gatherings where contact with others could put them at risk.

· Social distancing should be maintained and observed by all when possible, family members excluded.

· Because not all members of our communities are vaccinated (for COVID‐19), and some people may have conditions that require them to use a mask (such as underlying medical conditions), it is strongly encouraged that all parishioners wear a mask during Mass.

· There should be no physical contact during the sign of peace with others outside of your family. A traditional bow will suffice.

· Those wishing to receive communion on the tongue must wait for all those who desire to receive on the hand to do so and then approach the Priest or Deacon in front of the sanctuary.

Baptist Health updates their numbers of COVID patients on twitter and as I type this on Tuesday, they posted 535 admitted COVID patients with 125 of them in ICU and 15 of them being children and 3 of them in ICU. Let us continue to unite our voices in prayer and care for one another. In a particular way let us pray for those who have lost loved ones, those who are currently suffering and all in the medical community who continue to care for the infirmed.

Emergency Relief for Haiti

Following the news of an earthquake that hit Haiti Saturday morning (August 14) and reports of casualties and heavy damage caused to property and the infrastructure by the intensity of the seismic activity, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is asking Catholics and all people of goodwill to consider a donation to Catholic Relief Services. They are on the ground now assisting our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Updates will be posted to this website.

Assumption Adoration Chapel is Open

Adoration Chapel 

Hours 6:00 am—9:00 pm

 

Social Distancing Protocols will be in place with a limit of 12 persons at one time.  Masks must be worn.

HE Is Waiting For You

 

All adorers will need an access control card to gain access to the chapel.  Please come to the Church Office to sign up.   

Call the Rectory 904-398-1963 or go to https://adorationpro.org/assumptionfl to sign up for an Adoration time.

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