Assumption Catholic Church
in Eden Valley, MN
churchoftheassumptionedenvalley.org
Volunteer
PARISH LENTEN CHALLENGE
1) Power down the devices for a few hours one day and pray a rosary this week for those suffering from the effects of cancer, remembering especially Alizabeth Ludwig, Steve Brown, and Alexis Vossen.
2) Power down the devices for at least 10-15 minutes each day to spend time in prayer, silence, and reflection- this should include 1 decade of the rosary.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
This meaningful Lenten devotion will be every Friday at 5:30 during Lent, alternating between parishes. The dates at the Church of the Assumption will be February 23rd, March 9th, and March 23rd. 

LIVING STATIONS
Come and experience the passion of our Lord performed by the students on Friday, February 23rd at 5:30. All are welcome!

. . . FOLLOWED BY SOUP AND BREAD
This year, we will also be offering a simple meal of soup and bread after the Stations of the Cross on February 23rd and March 23rd. We are looking for volunteers to bring in their favorite Lenten soup and bread and to help serve and clean up. If you are interested, please contact the parish office (453-2788 or assumptionev@meltel.net).
"FORGIVEN" ADULT FAITH FORMATION
The 6-session DVD series comes to us highly recommended! Each session is about 30 minutes long and will be after the Sunday Masses during Lent. Classes will begin at 9:15 in the lower level. This should be a thought-provoking experience to reinforce your faith!
RECONCILIATION
Wednesdays, 5:15 PM (followed by 5:45 Mass)
Fridays, 8:00 AM (after 7:00 Mass)
Saturdays, 4:30 PM (followed by 5:30 Mass)
Sundays, 7:30 AM (followed by 8:00 Mass)
PARISH PENANCE SERVICE: Sunday, March 18 at 7:00 PM
*FESTIVAL OF FORGIVENESS at St. Louis in Paynesville: Friday, March 2nd, 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM (12 whole hours of confessions!)

SEDER MEAL
Wednesday, March 21st, 1:40 PM (all are invited to the lower level)

HOLY THURSDAY
Thursday, March 29th, 7:00 PM (followed by adoration until midnight)

GOOD FRIDAY
Friday, March 30th, 3:00 PM

EASTER VIGIL
*At the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins, 8:00 PM

EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 1st, 8:00 AM
APPRECIATION DINNER
There will be an appreciation dinner for all members of ministries and their spouses on Sunday, March 4th. This includes all collection counters, finance council members, teachers, aides, musicians, lectors, ushers, Rosary leaders, Communion distributors, parish council members, guild officers, Christian Mothers officers, men's group officers, cemetery board members, mission group quilters, Eucharistic adorers, building & grounds committee members, bulletin folders, sacristans, and prayer line members. Social hour will begin at 3:00 at the Eden Valley Event Center. Dinner will be served at 4:00. Thank you to everyone for helping in so many different ways to serve the needs of the Assumption parish!
FISH FRY
The Assumption Church's Lenten Fish Fry is set for Friday, March 16th from 4:00-7:30. You can save some money and purchase your tickets in advance by contacting Dan Thielen or PJ Connors. Advance tickets will also be available in church after Masses in February.
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