Assumption Catholic Church
in Eden Valley, MN
SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Everyone is invited to hear the story of Dr. Bernard Nathanson on January 22nd from 11:15-11:35. Dr. Nathanson was one of the foremost pioneers of the modern abortion industry. Through the use of technology, he came to recognize the undeniable humanity of the unborn child and became an outspoken pro-life leader. The story of his journey from an atheist abortionist to the Catholic faith is both dramatic and inspiring. January 22nd is the anniversary date of the Supreme Court decision to make abortion legal.
APPRECIATION DINNER will be January 29th at the Eden Valley Event Center. Social hour at 3:00 and meal at 4:00. Those invited – collection counters, finance council, religion program, all choirs, lectors, ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Parish Council, Guild officers, Christian Women Officers, Assumption Cemetery Board, St. Peter’s Cemetery Board, the mission group, Eucharistic Adoration members, Building and Grounds committee, Men’s Group Officers, bulletin folders, and prayer line - along with the spouses of all of the above. Call Linda Ruhland at 453-7052, Ruth Holdvogt at 290-5183, or cut a ticket out of the bulletin by January 22nd to reserve your spot!
BUILD YOUR OWN SUB: Come get your sub for the  big game, February 5th, selling from 9AM-Noon. Proceeds raised goes toward Castaway Camp for 9th – 12th graders. For $6.00 you get a sub sandwich (made to order), bag of chips, and a treat. Subs can also be ordered separately for $5.00. Call 453-5765, email for pre-orders. ORDER FORM
BENEFIT FOR LIFE AND FAMILY MINISTRIES: Please join us on Sunday, Feb. 19th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Silent auction, craft and bake sale, and luncheon serving pulled pork sandwiches, salads, chips, pies, desserts, and beverages. Please consider donating a silent auction item or basket! (drop these at the Religious Education office). Hosted by the Assumption Christian Women. ONLINE SIGN UP
REDISCOVER JESUS: Father Aaron has generously given the book as a gift to each family. The books are available in the back of church. He will follow up with discussion . . . more details to come.
Eleven youth went to St. John's Univeristy on Sunday, January 8th. They enjoyed rock climbing, swimming, dodgeball, 9-square, and basketball between morning prayer and afternoon Mass.
During the morning prayer, the students wrote down something to give to God- perhaps a talent, time, worry, sorrow, fear, sin, soul, body, self, etc. The papers were collected.
During the homily, Father Ben encouraged the youth to visit the 'stable' as the magi did. Instead of giving gold, frankincense, or myrrh, the students should give God a talent, a worry, themselves, etc.
At the end of Mass, Father Ben asked the youth if they saw the wrapped gift that was brought forward during offertory. Their slips of paper were inside that present. All of the things that they wanted to give to God were offered during the Mass!

Lord, I give you my life, my talents, worries, sorrows, fears, sins. I offer myself to you. Here is my gift to you!