Outreach AND Apostolates
"Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours." -St. Teresa of Ávila
The Food Bank
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me,"
Our food bank is open on Wednesdays from 8:30am to 11:30pm. We are dedicated to assisting anyone in our community who is in need.
We accept donations of non-perishable, non-expired food items, as well as toiletries and other personal hygiene products. Donations of $10-$25 gas or grocery gift cards are also accepted. Regarding perishable food donations, please first call the parish office before bringing them.
Secular Servants of Mary
"Mary turned to the servants and said,
'Do whatever [Jesus] tells you,'" John 2:5.
Assumption was founded by the Servite Fathers who served here for over a hundred years. Their devotion to Mary is still felt strongly here by the Secular Servite Order. This is a confraternity of lay people living their Catholic faith in the world. They meet monthly for to pray the Servite Rosary, celebrate Mass and have a chpater meeting. They follow the directives of their rule of life committing themselves to fulfill the evangelical commandment of charity towards God and neighbor through devotion to the Mother of God. If you are interested in joining this group, contact John Jiron, Prior or Joyce Gallagher.
Knights of Columbus
"I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the breach before Me on behalf of the land," Ezekiel 22:30.
The Knights of Columbus is a global Catholic fraternal service organization. It was founded by Blessed Father Michael J McGivney in 1882 and today has grown to have over 2 million members worldwide.
The Knights provide life insurance and other financial products aimed at securing financial stability for their members and their families. To join our local council, reach out to Grand Knight Byron Fanning.
"[T]hose who serve at the altar
share in what is offered on the altar,"
1st Corinthians 9:13.
Boys who have received their first Holy Communion can assist the priest at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In addition to weekend Masses, they are called upon to serve at Funerals, Weddings, Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and other acts of Divine Worship. Training is required. Please reach out to Damon Cavillo if your boys are interested.
"Serve each other in humility," 1st Peter 5:5.
Lectors solemnly read the Word of God within the celebration of the Holy Mass. They must have a familiarity and love for Holy Scripture, spending time at home prayerfully preparing through Lectio Divina. For more information on becoming a lector, please contact the parish office.
Musicians: Music plays an integral part in our adoration of the Blessed Trinity. If you are interested in our adult choir, in cantoring, or in assisting as an accompanist please reach out to our Music Director Heather Schenck.
Ushers: Hospitality is an important virtue of a Christian community. Ushers welcome people as they assemble for Divine Worship and assist in collecting the offertory tithe. For more information regarding becoming a usher, please contact the parish office
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
Priests and deacons in virtue of their Ordination are Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. It remains one of the primary tasks of their vocation. But when there is a genuine need the pastor at his discretion can delegate lay faithful to assist him in the distribution of Blessed Sacrament as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. These individuals besides distributing the Eucharist at Mass can bring Holy Communion for the Homebound and sick as well. Please call the parish office if you are interested to set up a meeting with the pastor for an interview for this role.
Holy Communion for the Homebound
"I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was imprisoned and you visited me." Matthew 25:36
Because of illness or old age, some parishioners cannot regularly participate in Mass. In order to ensure they continue to be nourished with the Most Holy Eucharist lay extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion bring them the Blessed Sacrament on an agreed upon recurring basis.
If you or someone you know would like to serve as an Extraordinary Minister to the homebound, or are homebound person yourself and seeking Holy Communion please call the parish office.