March 3, 2021
by Laurie Power

The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his mercy.  – Psalm 147:11

At first glance, it may seem like this Psalm is painting the Lord as a tyrant or bully who enjoys striking fear in his people.  The second part of this verse clarifies this for us: the Lord takes pleasure in those who trust him, those who look to him as a loving and tender provider, those who never doubt his mercy.  Fear of the Lord is not the fear that we experience when we face uncertainty or adversity, but a stance of awe in the presence of so loving a Creator.

At a general audience in 2014, Pope Francis reflected on fear of the Lord in this way: “This is the fear of God: abandonment into the goodness of Our Father who loves us so…This is what the Holy Spirit does in our hearts: He makes us feel like children in the arms of our Daddy…with the wonder and joy of a child who sees himself served and loved by his Father.”

Today and always, may we look to our Lord as a merciful and loving God and place all our hope in Him.


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2021 Lenten Schedule

Daily Mass
Every Monday to Friday at 8:00am

Every Monday to Friday at 8:30am after morning Mass

Every Wednesday at 7pm in St. Lucy Chapel in Assumption Church

Monday through Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm and every Friday from 8:30am until 7:00pm in Assumption Church

Stations of the Cross
Every Friday at 7:00pm

An Evening of Hope – Saturday, March 13 – 7pm
Holy Hour with Eucharistic Healing Service and Music by Jeffrey Shields

St. Joseph Feast Day Celebration
Friday, March 19th – 7:00 pm Mass and Consecration to St. Joseph


Holy Week Schedule
Tenebrae (The Story of Holy Week) – Saturday, March 27 at 7:15pm

Palm Sunday – March 28th
8:00am, 10:00am and 12:00pm Masses

Holy Thursday – April 1st
7:00pm Mass of the Supper of the Lord at Assumption

Good Friday – April 2nd
3:00pm Service at Assumption
8:00pm Outdoor Stations of the Cross – Video Restream

Holy Saturday – April 3rd
11:00am Blessing of the Food at Assumption
8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass at Assumption

Easter Sunday – April 4th
8:00am Mass at Assumption
8:00am Mass at St. Anthony
10:00am Mass at Assumption
10:00am Mass at Sacred Heart
* NO 12:00pm Mass

***Masses and Events are held at Assumption Church unless otherwise noted.***