Assumption Catholic Church
in Eden Valley, MN
33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY: This is a do-it-yourself retreat in preparation for Marian Consecration. A Marian consecration is when one gives him/herself to Mary to be formed in the image of her Son, Jesus. It has been said that Marian Consecration is the surest, easiest, and most perfect means to becoming a saint! We meet once a week on Tuesdays from October 17th through November 14th from 6:30-8:00, alternating between St. Anthony and Assumption Parishes. For more information, please contact Heidi Schoenecker 320- 250-1091.

TRAVELING CHALICE AND MADONNA: The year is winding down. If you have not yet "hosted" the Traveling Chalice and Madonna, please sieze the opportunity before it is too late. When you sign up, you will get a tote of items and prayers to use at home for the week. Words do not do justice for the precious opportunity. Once in a lifetime. Please do not shy away from praying for vocations. Please call Mary Jo at 223-4946 or e-mail her at to sign up for one of the remaining weeks in 2017.
FAITH TALKS WITH "UNCLE FRED": In the coming weeks, the parishes will once again welcome “Uncle” Frederick Blonigen (Father Aaron’s uncle) to speak at our parishes on various catechetical topics. The upcoming dates and topics are:
Tuesday, November 21st at 6:30 at the Assumption Church: “Introduction to the Sacraments: The Mystery of God's Grace” 
Thursday, November 30th at 6:30 at the St. Anthony Church: “Baptism and Confirmation: The Sacraments of Initiation” 
Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 at the Assumption Church: "Matrimony: A Sacrament at the Service of Communion"
Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 at the St. Anthony Church: "The Sacrament of Holy Orders: You Are a Priest Forever"
Thursday, December 21st at 6:30 at the Assumption Church: "Why God Became Man: Reflections on the Incarnation"
Faith is an ongoing process, you are never done learning! Please join us. Feel free to bring a treat or refreshments to share.
EDEN VALLEY COMMUNITY PRAYER LINE: lf you would like to be a part of the prayer line, please call Mary Lou Ruhland, 453-5115, or Rose Becker, 453-7496. It would be nice to add more people to the prayer line!
If you are asking for a prayer request, call either Mary Lou or Rose.
There is power in prayer, especially when a number of people are praying at the same time for the same request. 
FOOD SHARE MONTH: November is "Food Share Month." Please donate non-perishable food items. Baskets are in the back of church and also downstairs. Cash donations are also welcome; place in the collection basket in an envelope marked "Food Shelf."
Memorabilia is for sale in the back of the church. Travel Mugs are $8 each. There are about 30 mugs remaining. Decks of Cards are $4 each. There are about 100 decks remaining.

The celebration was Sunday, August 13th. Thank you to all who came, all who prepared, and all who helped! It was a celebratory day. The Mass was beautiful, the food was delicious, the entertainment was delightful, the history was heart-warming, and the fellowship was wonderful! The history movie can be found below: