Assumption Catholic Church
in Eden Valley, MN
churchoftheassumptionedenvalley.org
Volunteer
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE: 
Christmas Caroling to the homebound:
Friday, December 15th from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM; meet at the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins
Anointing of the Sick:
Saturday, December 16th after the 5:30 PM Mass
Open House Christmas Gathering
Tuesday, December 19th from 4:00-7:00 PM at the rectory
Uncle Fred talk, "Why God Became Man"
Thursday, December 21st at 6:30 PM in the lower level
Christmas Pageant
Saturday, December 23rd at 5:00 PM (before the 5:30 Mass) 
Decorating the Church
Sunday, December 24th after the 8:00 AM Mass; there will be leaders to direct helpers in the main body of the church
Christmas Eve Mass
Sunday, December 24th at 7:00 PM (followed by eggnog & cookies)
Christmas Mass: Monday, December 25th at 8:00 AM
CHRISTMAS GIFTS: If you are looking for Christmas gifts, please consider giving a deck of cards or a travel mug. They are both available in the back of church. If you would like a large quantity, the staff will be able to help you.
GRACES AND GIFTS FELLOWSHIP HOUR
Every 3rd Sunday after the 8:00 Mass (DEC 17TH)
Everyone is welcome! Bring a friend!
Find other Catholic friends who are growing in holiness with each other.
Things to do for any age: Enjoy a simple breakfast, have faith-building conversations, play indoor/outdoor games, and/or do Catholic crafts.
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS: Anyone who wants to contribute to Christmas Flowers in memory of a loved one can submit their donation- with their name, the name of their loved one, and the parish it's for- in the Sunday collection, drop it off at the offices, or mail it in.
HOME GATHERINGS: If you would like to be part of the group that meets in each other's homes for fellowship, please contact Perry Burros-Lemke at: drperry@meltel.net or text her at 266-4644.
33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY: The group completed a Marian Consecration on Tuesday, November 21st. 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! Congratulations to all!

YOUTH DAYS
Grades 3-6 have an afternoon of fun planned for them at the very start of Christmas break on December 22 after the early release from school. Please complete the google doc form to RSVP.


Grades 7th-College Aged will meet on December 28th, 5-8 PM, for an evening of worship music, adoration, and movie to follow. Contact Heidi Geislinger (237-8957 or hgeislinger@gmail.com) to RSVP.

Grades 6th-8th are encouraged to attend the Junior High Youth Rally at St. John's University on Sunday, January 7th. More information and registration forms are found on the Youth Faith Formation page.
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:
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.
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: