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Adult Faith Formation

Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer and study, should be a central task in your Christian journey. The mission for the leaders of our adult faith formation opportunities is to facilitate the process of creating adult discipleship that is a living, fruitful and explicit profession of faith.

If you are interested in participating in on of our parish’s ongoing adult education series, watch the parish calendar or the bulletin for opportunities. Meanwhile, if you are being called to lead your own faith study, contact the parish for resources and help spreading the news of your program.

To discuss your ideas, contact:

Father Todd Schneider

P: (320) 589-3003

E: assumpfathertodd@info-link.net

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Men's Prayer Group

Assumption’s Men’s Prayer Group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of every month from 7:00 – 8:30 AM in the church basement. Men from our parish gather to study the Bible and pray with and for one another. All men are welcome to come. If you need directions, follow the smell of the fresh baked doughnuts!

For more information, contact:

Paul Rhoda

P: (320) 589-3621

E: p_rhoda@ yahoo.com

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24

Liturgy Committee

Our liturgy committee exists principally to enhance the living experience of the people of God as they come together in yearning to sustain the vision of a kingdom come in Jesus Christ. The group serves as an advisory body to the pastor. With him,

  1. It assesses the needs of the worshipping assembly;
  2. Supervises the training of competent liturgical ministers;
  3. Provides for the ongoing liturgical formation of the assembly;
  4. Develops parish policies for liturgical celebrations;
  5. Implements changes from the bishop and
  6. Evaluates the liturgical celebrations of the parish.

If you are interested in joining, contact:

Julia Dabbs

P: (320) 589-1736

E: dabbsj@morris.umn.edu

Fellowship and Service

Opportunities for fellowship for members of the parish throughout the year provide a chance to meet fellow parishioners and support the idea of community within the parish. Volunteers help organize and maintain existing events and create new opportunities to encourage stronger relationships in our Church family. Examples of past events include our annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, coffee and rolls fellowship after Masses, the popular basket auction at Septemberfest and organizing drinks and snacks at parish events.

For more information, contact:

Lois Krump

P: (320) 589-3872

E: billlois@systekcom.com

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Social Concerns Committee

We are called to serve the less fortunate than ourselves and to make a difference in our world. This call is integral, not optional to our faith. The Gospel compels us to act in service to one another. This committee, through their bond of Christian love and commitment, involves itself with the social justice and service issues of the parish and community. Qualifications needed are simple, but profound: A willingness to reach out and help the less fortunate.

For more information, contact:

Joanie Murphy

P: (320) 392-5176

E: cjemurph@fedteldirect.net

“Amen, I say to you whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine you did it for me.” – Matthew 25:40

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SeptemberFest

Septemberfest is our parish’s annual fall festival. It’s an opportunity for Church members to gather in the name of fellowship and fundraising while publicly celebrating our love of Christ. Our entire parish community is encouraged to participate with their whole families. Do you have an idea for a new event? Or would you like to get involved in existing opportunities? We whole-heartedly welcome your participation in our planning committee for our parish’s number one annual fundraiser.

For more information, contact:

Nancy Taffe

P: (320) 589-1460

E: ntaffe@hometownsolutions.net

Knights of Columbus

At Assumption, we’re beyond blessed to have active Knights of Columbus. From the moment of their national founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights, both nationally and locally here in Morris. They are men of faith and men of and action.

The group’s charitable activities encompass a variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to their own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other purely local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is endless.

If you’d like to be a part of an international organization of more than 1.8 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, contact our Grant Knight:

Paul Rentz, Grand Knight

P: (320) 585-7800

E: paul@hometownsolutions.net

Other Opportunities

God has given each person in our parish talents to use in service to one another. You’re invited to offer yourself and your gifts of time and talent for the ministry of Christ’s Church and in gratitude and thanksgiving for all that He has given you. Please contact the parish to express your interest in the ministries below.

Worship

  • Altar Server: Assist Father at daily, weekend, holy day, funeral and wedding Masses.
  • Arts/Environment: Assist with design and decoration to create a loving, inviting environment for worship.
  • Eucharistic Minister: Distribute communion at Masses and volunteer to distribute to the homebound.
  • Greeter: With a big smile and a hearty handshake, welcome parishioners and guests to Mass.
  • Lector: Adults and youth who proclaim the Word at Masses.
  • Liturgy Committee: Guide, plan and evaluate parish liturgies with the pastor.
  • Music Ministry
    • Cantor: Provide music leadership for psalms, hymns and acclamations at Mass.
    • Instrumental: Pianists, organists, guitarists and other instrumental musicians are welcome.
    • Renew Choir: In our humble opinion, there’s not a better church choir in the state!
  • Sacristan: Prepare the sanctuary and liturgical ministers before Mass with some clean up after Mass.
  • Sacristy Worker: Care for vestments, sacred vessels and other altar furnishings.
  • Usher: Seat worshippers, distribute bulletins and receive the offering at Masses.

Religious Education

  • Faith Formation: Spread your love of Christ to children in grades K-10.
    • Teacher
    • Substitute Teacher
    • Assistant Teacher
    • Office Assistance
  • Marriage Preparation: Share your marriage experience and facilitate pre-marriage inventory.
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
    • Catechist: Helps with faith instructions during the period of preparation.
    • Sponsor: Welcome and help those exploring their experience with the Catholic faith.
    • Team Member: Assist the coordinator with hospitality, prayer, sponsors and other details.
  • Youth Group
    • Religious support and encouragement through prayer and activities.
    • Membership is open to teens in grades 7-12.
    • Adults are also needed to assist with activities.

Christian Service

  • Newcomer’s Committee: Welcome new members with open arms and encourages community growth.
  • Prayer Network: Members of the prayer chain alert others and pray for those with any special needs.
  • Social Concerns: Apply Church teachings to current issues and to share information with the parish.
  • Transportation to Mass: Drive parishioners who need a ride to weekend Masses.
  • Visiting Ministry: Visit the elderly and homebound members of our parish. Brighten someone’s day!
  • West Wind Village Assistance: Escort residents to and from chapel and assist during services.

Administration

  • Pastoral Council: Advisory board to the pastor in the life and operation of the Parish.
  • Finance Council: Plan and oversee budget, advise on revenue and expenditures, monitor financial controls.
  • Maintenance Committee: Guide development and maintenance of parish property, plant and equipment.
  • Office Volunteer: Assist manager by answering phones, stuffing bulletins, preparing mailings and various tasks.
  • Cemetery Committee: Oversee maintenance and upkeep; supervise sale of lots.
  • Church Cleaning: Clean worship space at volunteer’s discretion.
  • Carpentry, Painting, Landscape and Repair: Work on special projects as needed.

Parish Life

  • Christian Mothers: Organize speakers or programs for information and discussion of issues that affect family.
  • Knights of Columbus: Charity is the first principal for this group of parish men.
  • Mission Group: Group of social and mission minded who meet to provide support to foreign missions.
  • Persons Living Alone: Support group for any one living alone.
  • Septemberfest Committee: Chair the festival, lead a subcommittee or chair your own idea.

Please contact the parish to express your interest in the ministries.