eNews - Approaching Holy Week
We come to the last Friday of this journey across the desert and I hope this penitential period helped you deepen your relationship with God and grow in your discipleship. Now we begin our journey to Jerusalem, to experience and celebrate the three most sacred moments that marked the history of humankind, the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, his Death on the cross and his Resurrection on the third day.
These three sacred days, which we call Paschal Triduum, cannot be understood as a simple memorial of what occurred more than 2000 years ago. The Church invites us to live out each moment of Jesus’ suffering, agony and victory as a real encounter with him. The Church leads us to become part of each scene because they happened for us, for our redemption, you and I are the main reason. Thus, I dare to say that these holy events do not belong to the past any longer, they do not even belong to history, they belong to the church, they belong to us, they are a gift for us.
We receive the sacrament of the Eucharist every single day, we carry the cross of Jesus in our daily challenges and sufferings and we await, with hope and expectation, for our resurrection after we pass from this earthly life. Therefore, take this opportunity to deepen and strengthen your faith and with great devotion and joy come to celebrate these remarkable moments of holiness and salvation.
Have a joyful and blessed Easter!
~ Fr. Carlos
Friday April 12 from 7-8pm:
This unique and moving account of Jesus’ suffering to free the oppressed as did the American martyrs and our new St. Oscar Romero (El Salvador 1980) was researched, written and prayed by the Women of the Well at Catholic Center at Yale, several universities, colleges, high schools, and churches near and far. When they performed at Maryknoll Mother House in Ossining, NY, 200 sisters wept to hear the words of martyrs from their own order used in remembering Jesus’ passion. A sister wrote “Never before have I been so moved by the Stations of the Cross.”
Tonight, April 12
Stations of the Cross 7 to 8 pm Friday April 12:
This unique and moving account of Jesus’ suffering to free the oppressed as did the American martyrs and our new St. Oscar Romero (El Salvador 1980) was researched, written and prayed by the Women of the Well at Catholic Center at Yale, several universities, colleges and high schools and churches near and far. When they performed at Maryknoll Mother House in Ossining NY 200 sisters wept to see their home grown martyrs own words used in remembering Jesus’ passion. A sister wrote “Never before have I been so moved by the Stations of the Cross.”
Friday, April 12:
Assumption's Adult Enrichment invites all adults to join us for our Lent version of MAPS we're calling
On the second Friday of April
we'll meet up at the Fish Fry at St. John of Rochester at 5:30 pm (note new time). After dinner together, we will head to Assumption for the special version of Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm, followed by fellowship & fun in the Youth Room downstairs.
A PRAYER FOR HOLY WEEK
God of such unwavering love,
how do I "celebrate"
the passion and death of Jesus?
I often want to look the other way
and not watch,
not stay with Jesus in his suffering.
Give me the strength
to see his love with honesty and compassion
and to feel deeply
your own forgiveness and mercy for me.
Help me to understand
how to "celebrate" this week.
I want be able to bring
my weaknesses and imperfections with me
as I journey with Jesus this week,
so aware of his love.
[Creighton Online Ministries]
Good Friday Blood Drive
10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Great Hall at the Church of the Assumption
Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit
to set up your appointment in advance. Walk-ins always welcomed.
Coming in May:
Starting Wednesday, May 1
6 weeks, 5:45-6:45 pm in the Assumption Living Room
Learn more & sign up
on our webpage
Hop into Spring...
with a special edition of
, May 7. Watch for details in the Resurrection bulletin & website.
Assumption's Adult Faith Enrichment Team
invites all men over 18 to join us on May 18 for an evening of fellowship.
See flyer for details.
Please take note of the special Mass times for Easter Sunday.
Church of the Assumption
/ (585) 388-0040
Church of the Resurrection
/ (585) 223-5500
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