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Q&A about Discernment for the Priesthood

Q. If someone is interested in becoming a priest, how does he go about it? Discerning a vocation can happen in any number of ways.  It might come as a surprise to the person called, or to family or friends.  Sometimes, it is a gradual process, other times it is as quick and bright as […]

The Second Father’s Day

From Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to Administrative Professionals’ Day and Grandparent’s Day, there are many days throughout the year designated to recognize and honor special people in our lives. Did you know that in some Catholic Churches throughout the country they celebrate Father’s Day twice a year? In addition to the well-known Father’s Day […]

Live the Liturgy

God insists that we treat each other with fairness and love. No compromise is offered here. The great commandment is specific: love God, neighbor, and self. Who is my neighbor? It is not just the person sitting next to me today or the people who live next door. Our neighbor is everyone, especially those most […]

Who is my neighbor?

You know well about the weekly help that the Outreach Center provides our Ward 8 neighbors with food and clothing. But, Assumption is now considerably helping many in need of financial assistance in coordination with Catholic Charities. The CC representative has been coming here for months, meeting individually with people who have called our office […]

What You Do With Your Gifts Is Your Gift Back to God

Gift of public speaking Give to God what belongs to God Money – 10% Time – hours, minutes of prayer service God gets first sip Gifts – use for good / glorify Him Heart – in love with Him choice instead of obligation Love! Inscription Life / Eucharist http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_29th_Sunday_2017.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Repay to Ceasar

“Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” – Mt 22:21 One of the first things we might think of with this famous verse in today’s Gospel is the separation of church and state. We have heard it referenced by politicians and pundits, but it’s usually to argue for […]

What belongs to God if the coin belongs to Ceasar?

If the coin belongs to Caesar, then give it to him. Paying taxes is often unpleasant, but requires little self-investment. We know that a portion of our income must go back to the government, but what then, exactly, belongs to God? God does not seek our financial resources. What belongs to God is something that […]

He is Really Present

Last Sunday, those of us at Community Sunday had quite an experience. At the end of our excellent lunch, we began to watch a documentary about a recent miracle involving the Eucharist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first half of the 14-minute video explained the incredible details which I have summarized below. The second half […]

Mass is a Banquet and Sacrifice

27th Sunday  New Scripture verse on wall     John 6:51     Really his flesh and blood! ttp://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_28th_Sunday_2017.MP3     Miracle     Family evangelization Gospel     Feast     Eucharist / Mass  Mass     Banquet     Sacrifice     Prophesied by Isaiah Garment     Baptismal     Always ready / Las Vegas