2016

Photo Credits — Ed Stewart unless otherwise noted
Be sure to check the captions of larger events for links to additional photos.

Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25 — Christmas Eve Vigil and Christmas Day:
Christmas Eve Vigil choir

The Vigil Mass choir, directed by Christina Wilson, sang several prelude Christmas songs before the Mass began. The singers from the left are: Jacquie Stewart, Rosalinda Renskoski, Debbie Bayer, Suzanne Lacy, Christina Wilson, Joe D'Angelo, Jared Fuller (pianist), Pat O'Connor, Braden Wilson, and Doug Bayer.
Christmas Eve Vigil entrance
Fr. John celebrated the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass, assisted by Deacon Mike and acolyetes Ken and Karen Kahn.
Christmas Eve Vigil readers
Doug Bayer, first reader, and Dianne Whalen, second reader, proclaimed the Bible readings.
Christmas Eve Vigil Gospel reading
Deacon Mike proclaimed the Gospel reading.
Christmas Eve Vigil Gospel reading
Fr. John spoke the homily.
Christmas Day, incensing the gospel book
The Christmas Day Mass choir, directed by Christina Wilson, sang several prelude Christmas songs before the Mass began. The singers from the left are: Jacquie Stewart, Rosalinda Renskoski, Suzanne Lacy, Carmel Mortenson, Christina Wilson, Jared Fuller (pianist), Doug Bayer, Braden Wilson, Pat O'Connor, and Beth Goddard (seated).
Christmas Day enterance
Fr. John celebrated the Christmas Day Mass, assisted by acolyetes Ken and Karen Kahn, and Kathy Gardina carried the Book of Gospels as part of the entrance procession.
Christmas Day, incensing the altar
Fr. John incensed the altar at the beginning of the Christmas Day Mass.
Christmas Day, readers
Jacquie Stewart, first reader, and Kathy Gardina, second reader, proclaimed the Bible readings.
Christmas Day, incensing the gospel book
Fr. John incensed the Book of Gospels before proclaiming the Gospel reading and speaking the homily.

Sunday, September 25 — Blessing of Religious Education Teachers:
Blessing new pastoral council members

Fr. John blessed the religious education teachers: Sara Flynn, Karen Kahn, and Mike and Mary Kienbusch.

Sunday, August 21 — Blessing of Council Members:
Blessing new pastoral council members

Fr. John blessed the newly elected and current pastoral council members. Left to right: Mike and Mary Kienbusch, Terry Napolitan, Veronica Burgdorf, Gary Kirsch, and Steve Yackley. Members not in the photo: Debby Yackley, Fred and Pam Hernandez, Steve Schultz, and Nancy Tracewell.
   Assisting Fr. John are acolytes Mary-Lou Giacomelli and Tony Tomassoni.

Fr Jonathan
Fr. Jonathan Fassero:
(St. Meinrad) celebrated the Masses on Sundays, July 31,
August 7 & 14, and on Wednesdays, August 3 and 10. We greatly appreciate his annual visits to give our
pastor a break.

Rich Hrpcha diesSaturday, May 28: early on this morning, long time parishioner Rich Hrpcha
passed away.

June 10, Friday, Funeral Services: were held at the Assumption Parish, with a rosary being prayed at 9:30 a.m., and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. James from NM. Following the Mass, the interment of Rich's ashes was in the Assumption Catholic Cemetery with a luncheon at the Parish Hall to conclude the services.

Sunday, May 1 — Tomassoni First Holy Communion and May Crowning:
Tomassoni First Communion 1
Gianna Tomassoni crowned our statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and received her first Holy Communion. A reception featuring a cake for her and another for the recent confirmation of Jess Franta and Scott Freeburg.
Tomassoni First Communion 2
Tomassoni First Communion 3
Tomassoni First Communion 4
confirmation cake

Easter Triduum 2015

Wednesday, March 23 — Mass of Christian Burial for Lenora D'Angelo:
Funeral Mass for D'Angelo

Sunday, March 20 — Fr. John, Assisted by Deacon Chuck, Celebrates Palm Sunday:
Palm Sunday - Blessing of the Palms
Palm Sunday acolytes were Mary-Lou Giacomelli, Ken Kahn, Karen Kahn, and Matthew Keinbusch
(not in picture).   For additional Palm Sunday photos, click here.

Sunday, March 13 — Fr. John, Assisted by Deacon Chuck, Installs Eucharistic Ministers:
Eucharistic Ministers installed 1
Dorreen Newcomb, Adrian Tompkins, Carol Kennedy, and Rose Moss were installed during the Mass.
Eucharistic Ministers installed

Friday, March 11 — Mass of Christian Burial for Dick Kerstiens:
Funeral Mass for Kerstiens

Ash Wednesday, February 10 — Distribution of Ashes by Deacon Chuck and Fr. John:

The blessed ashes are imposed on the faithful as a sign of conversion, penance, fasting and human mortality.

Sunday, February 7 — Blessing of Faith Formation Classes and Blessing of Throats:

Deacon Chuck and Fr. John blessed the Faith Formation classes during the Mass.

blessing of the throats
Deacon Mike, Deacon Chuck, and Fr. John performed the Blessing of the Throats after Mass.



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