Assumption Catholic Church
in Eden Valley, MN
churchoftheassumptionedenvalley.org
Volunteer
LENT-EASTER SCHEDULE
Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, March 1st, 5:00 Mass
Stations of the Cross
Friday, March 10th, Living Stations Drama, 5:30-5:50 
Friday, March 24th, 5:30-5:50
Friday, April 7th, 5:30-5:50
*Stations will be at St. Anthony's Church on Fridays March 3rd, 17th, and 31st, 5:30-5:50
Parish ReconciliationSunday, March 26th, 7:00 PM
*also available Wednesdays at 5:15 PM, Fridays at 7:30 AM, and Saturdays at 6:30 PM
Lenten Study: A Biblical Walk Through The Mass: Sundays at 11:15 in the lower level
Beginning Sunday, March 12th at 11:15, ending Sunday, April 9th
Parish Seder Meal (Passover foods): Wednesday, April 12th, 1:45-2:30 PM
Holy Thursday Mass: Thursday, April 13th, 5:00
Good Friday Service: Friday, April 14th, 6:00 PM
Easter Vigil Mass: Saturday, April 15th, 8:00 PM
Easter Mass: Sunday, April 16th, 10:00 
FAITH & FUN DAY
Vocations- Born of Prayer . . . will take place Wednesday, March 1st (Ash Wednesday) from after school until the 5:00 Mass. All students and friends in grades k-6 are invited. The afternoon will include "Walk & Talk with God Game", "The Story of the Stations", and "Outdoor Fun." Permission Form
CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE:
 The St. Cloud Diocese Men’s Conference, “Men of Integrity: Men of Life, Men for Life” will be held on March 4, 8:00am- 5:00pm at St. John’s University. Any men interested in going should contact Tom Mathias (453-7943) or George Ruhland (453-3695). Those interested in a "Men's Caravan" that day can meet in the Assumption rectory parking lot at 7:45 to be men on a mission and drive together. Registration is $50 ($45 if in a group of 5 or more).
SUNDAY INSPIRATION
More gripping than the pull of professional sports, the call to the priesthood reveals the great plans God has for those he has called. In this session, the story of Fr. Burke Masters, "the baseball priest," will be shared. His story begins will baseball, goes through Catholicism, and eventually ends in the priesthood. This last Sunday Inspiration session will be on March 5th after the 10:00 Mass. All are welcome!
LIVING STATIONS
Come and experience the passion of our Lord with the students on Friday, March 10 at 5:30. The Way of the Cross is a beautiful Catholic devotion and a great Lenten prayer. Everyone is invited.
LENTEN STUDY: A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH THE MASS
On Sundays during Lent (starting March 12) you will have the exciting opportunity to take part in a bible/book study explaining where Mass responses and gestures come from in scripture. This is a 5 session study that will take place after the Sunday Masses at both parishes that is sure to renew your faith and deepen your devotion to the Eucharist. More information to come.
FISH FRY 
The Assumption Church’s Annual Fish Fry is scheduled for Friday, March 17 th from 4-8 PM. All are welcome! Come with family, come with friends, come with neighbors…come with anybody!!!
CHURCH CLEANING
Spring cleaning time is here and everyone’s help is needed to clean the church. Groups 7-12 are cleaning the lower level of the church on Wednesday, March 29th starting at 3:00 p.m. Groups 1-6 are cleaning the upper level of the church on Thursday, March 30th starting at 3:00 p.m. We may also need help on Saturday, April 1st at 9:00 a.m. to finish up and to put things back where they belong. If you are unable to help please find a substitute, come on an alternate day, or contribute $10.00 to help with the cost of cleaning supplies. Men, women and students are all asked to assist. All help is needed. Thank you! 
TRAVELING CHALICE & MADONNA
During this whole next year families and individuals will have the chance to host a “Traveling Chalice and Madonna" Prayer in their homes, for a week each, to help pray for vocations. All families, couples and individuals interested in participating should use the sign-up sheet on the tables in the rear of either church or call Mary Jo at 453- 3695, Mary Ann at 764-6141 or contact either parish office. We will need 52 homes at each parish to host this Traveling Chalice & Madonna for the next year.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Wednesday, March 1st, 3:00-5:00: Faith & Fun for K-6th graders (see above for more information)

Friday, March 10th, 5:30: Living Stations Drama performed by 1st-6th graders

Friday, March 17th 12:00 -Saturday, March 18th 30 Hour Famine for 9th -12th graders in St. Anthony's rectory (see Youth Faith Formation page for more information)

Friday, April 28th, 3:00-6:00: Faith & Fun for K-6th graders

Saturday, May 6th, 5:15-9:00: Lifeline (Mass, Music, Speakers) for 8th-12th graders in St. Paul

July 9th-14th: Totus Tuus for current K-12th graders

July 17th-22nd: Catholic Heart Work Camp for current 7th-12th graders (see Youth Faith Formation page for more information)

July 28th-30th: Steubenville Conference for current 9th-12th graders (see Youth Faith Formation page for more information)