Assumption Catholic Church
in Eden Valley, MN
churchoftheassumptionedenvalley.org
Volunteer
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 rhlgr@aol.com to sign up for one of the remaining weeks in 2017.
FAITH TALKS WITH "UNCLE FRED": In the coming weeks, the parishes will be welcoming “Uncle” Frederick Blonigen (Father Aaron’s uncle) to speak at our parishes on various catechetical topics. The upcoming dates and topics are:
Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30 at the Assumption Church: “The Holy Eucharist: the Source and Summit of the Catholic Faith” 
Sunday, October 8th at 11:15 at the St. Anthony Church: “Introduction to Mary: the Heart of Marian Doctrine and Devotion” 
Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30 at the Assumption Church: "The Eschatology: the Study of the Four Last Things and the End Times"
Faith is an ongoing process, you are never done learning! Please join us. Feel free to bring a treat or refreshments to share.
SUNDAY/FUNDAY: OCTOBER 8TH, 12:00-5:00!! Play a round of putt putt golf, have a scream’n time on the slide, lose yourself in the maze, play with your favorite animals, bounce your sillies out in the bounce houses (socks are required), step inside the parakeet house, or mingle with others from our faith community for the afternoon. All parishioners, and those attending faith formation classes, from Assumption and St. Anthony’s are welcome to join the fun. Picnic shelters are available, if you choose, to bring your own lunch or choose from a variety of foods they have for purchase….but save room for the ice cream--many flavors to choose from.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA EVENTS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH:  There are a few fun family events at the Assumption Church in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the Fatima apparitions.  
Faith & Fun for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. The Faith & Fun activities begin after school and continue until 5:00. 
Potluck Supper at 5:00 open to everyone. Please bring a side dish to share. Burgers and brats are provided.
Balloon Rosary at 5:30 open to everyone. Please join in praying the rosary as Our Lady of Fatima asked of us. If you would be willing to lead one of the prayers of the rosary, please call 453-5765 or e-mail assumptionre@meltel.net. Following the rosary, we will go outside to release the Balloon Rosary. 
Mass at 6:15 (there will be no morning Mass). 
Candle Light Procession at 7:00 To conclude the Our Lady of Fatima events, all are invited to join in a final procession with Our Lady of Fatima!
PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY CRUSADE: Saturday, October 14 at 12:00 noon at 139 State Street South and the corner of HWY 55 and HWY 22. For more information contact Cyrilla Nohner at 453-6365. Please join us for this 100th anniversary of the Public Square Rosary Crusade!
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 will meet once a week on Tuesdays beginning October 17th from 6:30-8:00 for six weeks, alternating between St. Anthony and Assumption Parishes. To sign up for the retreat or for more information, please contact Heidi Schoenecker 320- 250-1091.

Memorabilia is for sale in the back of the church. Travel Mugs are $8 each. There are about 35 mugs remaining. Decks of Cards are $4 each. There are about 120 decks remaining.

125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION
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:

SAINT ISIDORE THE FARMER PRAYER: Almighty God and Father of all, you give to man the opportunity to harvest the good things of Your creation and to build up Your Kingdom. By the prayers and holy example of Saint Isidore, inspire us to be diligent in our laboring and to have trustful hearts that rely totally on your loving providence. Help us to care for creation and use it for its highest good; to bring true charity to those around us. Through the intercession of your faithful servant St. Isidore, help all who sow and reap to abound in rich harvests. May all who work the land be treated fairly and be allowed to share in the fruits of their labor. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.