Assumption Catholic Church
in Eden Valley, MN
churchoftheassumptionedenvalley.org
Volunteer
VALLEY DAZE:
1) Rectory grounds open for Valley Daze Anyone who is looking to play volleyball, basketball, or yard games is more than welcome to use the rectory yard (unsupervised). The volleyball net will be set up and the sports equipment will be sitting by the garage. 
2) Valley Daze Youth Booth Fundraiser -Everyone is invited to come out on Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th to support the Youth Booth Stand at Valley Daze. We will be serving brats, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, pop, and water.
50+ YEARS MARRIED: The Christian Women of Assumption Parish request the honor of your presence at a Mass honoring all couples in our parish who have been married fifty years or more. This celebration will be on Sunday, June 25th, at the 10:00 Mass. The front pews will be reserved, and a Christian Woman will be at the entrances to pin on flowers before Mass. All parishioners and their families are invited to honor these couples at this celebration. Coffee and rolls will be served (Group 6) for everyone after Mass. We look forward to seeing you! 
Totus Tuus registration is now open!

To register click here.  
125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION
Let's celebrate and honor the history of those who worked to build and maintain a Catholic faith community in the Eden Valley Area. The celebration will be Sunday, August 13th. Please share any ideas or thoughts with staff or council members prior to June 6th.
SCHEDULE CHANGE IN JULY:  . . . I wish that things could be different but I, firstly, must manage my own health, energy and availability as the Spiritual Father of two parishes in a variety of settings and responsibilities. I realize this will mean inconvenience and sacrifice on your part, but I hope for your understanding and prayers through this transition, realizing that there will never be a schedule that pleases all people. In collaboration with the both parish councils, as well as Tom Keaveny, director of Pastoral Planning the New Ulm diocese, (who is implementing the Fourth Planning Process at parishes in the diocese) it was decided that the new Mass schedule will be as follows: Saturday Mass: 5:30 at Assumption Parish, Sunday Mass: 8am at Assumption Parish, and Sunday Mass: 10:00am at St. Anthony’s parish. This schedule will initiate on the July 1st -2nd Masses. After one year the councils will review the current schedule and discuss possible adjustments.
The days we live in are concerning and, in fact, there is a crisis of faith across the globe! We have seen a great decrease in the number of priests (37 priests for 75 parishes in New Ulm, 65 priests for 130 parishes in St. Cloud) and we have also seen a severe drop in the practice of the faith and Mass attendance. So the question is, what are we going to do about it?
 Hope in Christ calls us forward to renew our efforts to firstly pray for an increase in vocations and an increase of faith. We must double our efforts of prayer. We know our communities and our world needs it! Also, we are called to invite others back to faith and participate in the salvation of souls for Christ. As Bishop LeVoir has said, “Active parishioners are being asked to invite back home those who have left the practice of the faith. It is clear. It is not possible to continue operating as we have been.” I will continue to pray each day for all of you and our parishes of St. Anthony’s and Assumption. I know you will do the same. May the Holy Spirit open our hearts to God’s plan of love and salvation in Jesus, and may the Blessed Mother guide and protect us always. God bless you, Fr. Aaron 

Reasons for Going Down to Three Masses 
• Canon Law only allows for one weekend Mass on Saturday 
• Bishop LeVoir and Kettler both desire their priests be at three Masses per weekend 
• Health and energy of the priest 
• Ability to minster in other needed areas in the two parishes 
• There is not a need for four Masses
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.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES
June 22nd: Grades 7-12 Faith & Fun in the Sun! Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral, lunch, service work, and bonfire! Meet at 11 AM @ Assumption. Call/text Heidi at 237-8957 for more info or to sign up!

June 28th: Valleyfair Trip for current 7th-12th graders

June 27th: Grades 3-6 Faith & Fun in the Sun! Mass, lunch, games, activities, and fun!! Meet @ St. Anthony's. Call/text Heidi at 237-8957 for more info or to sign up!

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)