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2019 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE PDF Print E-mail

2019 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

A Christmas Message from Fr. Dennis Gallagher, A.A., Provincial Superior of the North American Province.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 11:56
 
BRO. DANIELE CELEBRATES THE POSADAS WITH THE LATINO COMMUNITY AT ST. COLUMBKILLE'S PARISH PDF Print E-mail

BRO. DANIELE CELEBRATES THE POSADAS WITH THE LATINO COMMUNITY AT ST. COLUMBKILLE'S PARISH

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2019 00:38
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OLD ENGLISH ROAD HOSTS A CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR THE ASSUMPTION FAMILY PDF Print E-mail

Christmas Party

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 10:24
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FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS PDF Print E-mail

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The Chapel of the Holy Spirit was the recent site for the Festival of Lessons and Carol, a cherished holiday tradition at the college. It drew its inspiration this year from the recent Vatican Synod on the Amazon and the care of creation. The music was led by the Chapel Music Ministry and the readings were proclaimed in several languages by various members of the Assumption community of students, faculty, staff and administrators. The presider was Fr. Ron Sibugan, A.A.

 
GLADNESS AND HOPE: A VISIT FROM ST. JOHN'S PREP PDF Print E-mail

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We had an impressive group of young men visiting with us last night from St. John’s Prep. In our conversation with them after dinner, each of them was asked to offer an observation about the service work they had done earlier in the day at a soup kitchen and a residence for adults with cerebral palsy. There was nothing at all “pro forma” about their words. Each of them highlighted a particular dimension of his experience in a way that indicated how much he had been moved by it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2019 11:51
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VIDEO-ORDINATION OF FR. JEAN-BOSCO IN QUEBEC CITY PDF Print E-mail

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Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Jean-Bosco Kambale Kanyama, A.A. a young religious from the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec.

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November 3, 2019

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2019 15:40
 
OUR NATIONAL HOLIDAY PDF Print E-mail

Reflections from Fr. Dennis Gallagher, Provincial of the Assumptionists North American Province

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth by Jennie Brownscombe

Should we sing patriotic hymns at Mass? At the parish I go to on weekends, “America the Beautiful” or even “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” is often the recessional hymn on weekends before national holidays. At one time there seemed to be more ambivalence about this - mixing up, it was said, two different loyalties and two different loves. That's not unreasonable, but one hears this complaint less frequently nowadays. Maybe it's the circle I travel in.

The civic holiday that appears least in danger of being out of sync with Christian sensibilities is Thanksgiving. You could certainly muck up that assertion by referencing the treatment of Native Americans, but at least in terms of the core disposition underlying the holiday, its affinity with Christian faith is pretty clear. To have survived the perils of the voyage and the hardships of settling in an unfamiliar and often inhospitable land was just the ticket for setting aside time to give thanks. It must have felt like redemption. Protection from disease, the blessing of a bountiful harvest, freedom from religious persecution were all signs of a divine hand at work.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:52
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FR. PETER VISITS THE RELIGIOUS OF THE ASSUMPTION IN CHAPARRAL, NM PDF Print E-mail

FR. PETER VISITS THE RELIGIOUS OF THE ASSUMPTION IN CHAPARRAL, NM

 
Jean-Bosco's Ordination in Montmartre, Quebec, Canada PDF Print E-mail

Jean-Bosco's Ordination in Montmartre, Quebec, Canada

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:35
 
Mass for the World Day of the Poor - Rome - 2019 PDF Print E-mail

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Our own Fr. Alex concelebrated the Papal Mass for the World Day of the Poor in Rome on November 17, 2019.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2019 13:53
 
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