Assumption Catholic Church            Florian, Minnesota           

      Assumption Weekly Bulletin

Eucharistic Adoration:  Sunday Sept. 14th 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.


Love and Life  The historical situation in which the family lives therefore appears as an interplay of light and darkness.  This shows that history is not simply a fixed progression towards what is better, but rather an event of freedom, and even a struggle between freedoms that are in mutual conflict, that is, according to the well-known expression of St. Augustine, a conflict between two loves:  the love of God to the point of disregarding self, and the love of self to the point of disregarding God.”                                                                     

                                                                                                         Saint John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio 6


Catechist Training Opportunities  The Office of the New Evangelization is offering a training session, “Catechists’ Best Practices,” in each deanery this fall.  In preparation for the new teaching year, all catechists are invited to attend a session that is convenient to them.  This will benefit all parish catechists and youth ministry volunteers, pre-K through 12th grade.  The principles articulated will be relevant to RCIA Directors as well.  Light snacks will be provided.

·        Wed., Sept. 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Stephen

·        Thurs., Sept. 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m., St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Bemidji



St. John’s Church in Nebish, MN, will be serving a roast beef dinner on Sun., Sept. 14, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Sacred Heart Church in Wilton, MN, will be serving on Sun., Sept. 21, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Chicken and ham dinner, bazaar, and craft sale.


St. Francis Xavier Church in Lake Park, MN, will be serving a chicken dinner on Sun., Sept. 21, from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


St. Timothy’s Church of Manvel, ND, is hosting their Annual Fall Dinner on Sun., Sept. 21, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Manvel Senior & Community Center.  Menu includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, polish sausage and sauerkraut, coleslaw, buns, kolaches, and dessert.  ALL HOMEMADE!!  Adults — $11.00, children ages 6-12— $5.00, and preschoolers — free.  Take-outs are available — $12.00. The facilities are handicapped accessible.  Raffle for four $100 gift certificates, bake sale and farmers market.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


School of the New Evangelization offerings open  The Office of the New Evangelization has opened registration for adult faith formation opportunities in the School of the New Evangelization.  Fr. Vincent Miller, STL will be offering an 8 session course on Friday evenings on “The Art of Discernment in the Spiritual Life.”  On Saturday afternoons Fr. Bob Schreiner will continue last year’s course taking students through the Wednesday Audiences of St. John Paul known as “Theology of the Body.”  For more information on these offerings and/or to register go to: and click on the School of the New Evangelization tab on the left side; or call Anna Kliner at 218-281-4533 ext. 432.


Walk for Life Would you like to be a part of life saving work?  Come join in the Walk for Life!  Become a sponsored walker and support the mission of the LifeCare Center protecting mothers and babies from the destruction of abortion, and guiding and educating them toward a future of life.  The Walk for Life is to be held Sat., Sept. 27, at 9:00 a.m. at the L.B. Hartz Park located behind the armory in Thief River Falls, MN.  If anyone is interested in participating in the Walk for Life, sponsor pledge forms are located in the church entry.  The Walk is not an athletic event, so we invite those sponsored walkers who prefer not to or are unable to walk to fellowship at the park or do a “spiritual walk” at a time convenient for you.  The LifeCare Center provides free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, positive alternatives to abortion, parenting education, material assistance, access to adoption services, medical and social service referrals, abortion after-care and bereavement support. Thank you for doing your part in saving lives! 


    Tri-Parish Mass Times  September

       Saturday at 5:00 p.m. – Assumption

       Sunday at 8:30 a.m. – St. Stephen

       Sunday at 10:30 a.m. – St. Rose

    Reconciliation before Saturday Mass: September 3:45pm-4:45pm

       Sunday at 8:30 a.m. – St. Stephen

       Sunday at 10:30 a.m. – St. Rose



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