Assumption Catholic Church
in Eden Valley, MN
churchoftheassumptionedenvalley.org
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CHRISTIAN MOTHERS
All Mothers and Women are invited to join the Assumption Church Christian Mothers! To join, please contact Dr. Perry Burros-Lemke at Drperry@meltel.net or text her at 320-266-4644. 

Our mission is to know and help each other as we travel the path towards holiness with our families and friends of all ages. 

The Christian Mothers group prays after each third Sunday Mass. We host the Graces and Gifts Fellowship Hour afterwards where all of the parish members are invited to enjoy a light breakfast and great faith inspiring conversations. The Christian Mothers provides much needed spiritual support, because whenever a member prays the Christian Mothers Daily Prayer, it sends a flood of God’s love and grace for each child at Assumption Parish! 

There will be a Christian Mothers induction Mass for new members followed after Mass by the Confraternity Prayer and Graces and Gifts Fellowship hour on Sunday, January 21st.
USHER MEETING
There will be a usher meeting on January 27th at Assumption after the 5:30 Mass at the rectory for a night of socializing and going over usher ministry duties in general. 

All ushers are asked to please attend this meeting. 

If you are unable to make it please call Roch Ruhland at 320.293.2884.
EPIPHANY HOUSE BLESSING
At the main church entrance, there is blessed chalk and a prayer for the blessing of homes. The blessed chalk is a sacramental to be used in the blessing. The Magi went to adore the Lord in his home and so we ask for God's presence in our homes. The marking is an outward sign of our dedication to the Lord. We also ask  for God's blessing upon those who live, work, or visit throughout the coming year. 
"MAKE YOUR OWN SUB" ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Come get your sub for the game, February 4th selling from 9AM-Noon. Proceeds raised help pay for Steubenville. 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 or email assumptionre@meltel.net for preorders. Preorder slips will be available in next weekend’s bulletin or HERE **Confirmation students who help can count this as service hours. Let Becky know ASAP!
SILENT AUCTION AND BAKE SALE
Saturday Feb. 10th, 4:30-7:30 pm and Sunday Feb. 11th, 9:00-11:00. The Silent Auction bidding will close at 11:00 on Sunday.
Silent Auction proceeds go to Assumption Christian Mothers Family Ministries and to build a playground! 
Bake Sale proceeds go to pro-life organizations and local 40 Days for Life activities! 
*Please consider donating a Silent Auction item, basket, fun event or homemade item! Please bring items to the Assumption Church Education office. Call Molly Zimmerman if you have any questions at 243-7789. Thank you for your participation!
CALLING THE HOLY SPIRIT: LET NO MAN LEAVE UNCHANGED
On February 17th, our parish will have a great opportunity for men to come together and share in the great mission that God has given to them. The Ecclesia Domestica men's retreat team will join with men of our own parishes and Father Aaron to lead this one-day retreat that offers men of all ages (teenagers are free) to come together as one to grow in the life of faith and as leaders of virtue and service which will greatly benefit wives, children, families, and the entire community as a whole. Please visit HERE for more information or to register (free will offering).
MEN'S CHOIR
Calling all men! There will be a men's choir for the 5:30 Mass on February 17th following the Men's Retreat. The men's choir will sing from the choir loft; practice will be Friday, February 16th at 7:00 PM. This should be fun! Men from the surrounding area are also welcome!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Pastoral Suggestions for New Year's Resolutions:
1) Pray to a Patron Saint daily
2) Pray more (at least 10-15 minutes a day)
3) Practice random acts of kindness
4) Pray the rosary (simple yet powerful)
5) Attend daily Mass
6) Go to monthly confession
7) Visit the elderly frequently
8) Listen to Catholic radio (1180 AM)
9) Read a good Catholic book