The God Minute, Food with Friends, Religious Ed, Golf Tournament and more
Let Us Remember and Pray
9/11 20th Anniversary
The God Minute: Concert Friday, September 10th
"My heart will sing how I love you.
How I love you, how I love you , how I love you, my first love"
FOOD WITH FRIENDS
lunch program will be returning
from takeout to indoor meals by mid-September.
Since the beginning of COVID, our staff of 3 have provided 70 lunches a week.
We offered a balanced meal to our guests including a sandwich, chips, salad, fruit, dessert, a drink, and often more.
As we adjust for cooler weather, we will still have the same needs listed, and would welcome help from anyone to help provide for this meal as we move to hot lunches, including homemade soup.
Our deepest thanks go out to all who have helped us faithfully for months with donations of food, fruit, baked goods, snacks, bagged chips, drinks, paper products, gift cards, financial donations, and even a vegetable garden on the grounds!
This list does not do justice to those who have given so generously, and for whom we are deeply thankful.
It has truly been a blessed program, and has proven to be a
"loaves and fishes"
experience, as our every need is anticipated and met.
We could also use a few helping hands if anyone is able and willing to help with preparation and serving.
Lunch is served buffet-style 12:30 - 1:30 on Thursdays.
We start prepping at 9, and clean up for an hour.
For our move back inside,
we have established
for the safety of St. Mary's staff, the lunch crew, and our guests. We are realistic that we must be sensitive to, and aware of the world around us, and be ready to alter our plans on short notice.
Anyone in need of food, friendship, or fellowship is welcome to join us.
Thank you for past and future help.
We, as well as our guests, are so appreciative.
Food With Friends
Kathy Moran, DRE
K thru 9 Registrations are due by September 26th
The following classes have catechists and will meet in the Parish Center:
First Communion Prep
is a two year program which typically begins in grade one.
( Begins on October 3rd)
Year One First Communion Prep
will meet two Sunday mornings a month from 8:45-10:15AM
Year Two First Communion Prep
will meet one Sunday morning a month from 8:45 –11:30AM
this includes attending Mass as a group.
will meet two Mondays a month from 6:30 - 8PM
(Begins October 4
will meet two Mondays a month from 6:30 to 8PM.
(Begins October 4
is a 2yr + 6 week program which typically begins in grade 8and ends in the fall of sophomore year.
Grade 8 ( Year one
will meet two Sunday mornings a month 8:45 - 10:
(Begins October 3
Grade 9 (Year Two)
will meet one Sunday a month from 8:30 -11:
this includes attending Mass as a group. ( Begins October 17
Grade 10 (6 weeks)
Monday nights from 6:30 to 8PM
( Begins September 20
Grades 3, 4 and 5 will be homeschooled using the following resources.
Ways to Register for Religious Education
(registration and payment accepted on this site)
(complete and submit a registration form online then mail payment to:
Religious Ed Office
17 Winter St. Milford, MA 01757
Complete a Registration Form. Forms are available in the vestibule of the church, The Religious Ed Office or printable online.
Then, mail or drop off at the parish center along with your payment.
17 Winter Street Milford, MA 01757
St. Mary of the Assumption
Youth Ministry Golf Tournament
Sunday, September 19th
Tee Time is 1PM
Shining Rock Golf Club
91 Clubhouse Lane
Northbridge, MA 01534
2021 GOLF Registration PKG.docx
Why Resting Is an Act of Holiness
There’s a reason the fourth commandment tells us to observe a Sabbath day.
Not only has technology extended our workday into the late hours of the night and over weekends and vacations, these pandemic times have further eroded the lines between work and home. Although work is part of the rhythm of life, unchecked it can come at the
expense of health, family, friends—and God.
I read about a pastor who was criticized by a member of his church for not being on call one day. The pastor said, “Sorry, but that’s my Sabbath, the day I take off to rest and re-focus on God.” The church member said, “The devil doesn’t take a day off.” And the pastor said, “You’re right. And if I didn’t, I’d be just like the devil.” Rest is essential for our spiritual and physical well-being; without it,
we can become intolerable.
Author and pastor Rick Warren writes, “When we don’t rest, we don’t give God our best.” I would add that we don’t give others and, more importantly, ourselves our best either.
he biblical principle of Sabbath,
which means “rest,”
was injected into the rhythm of life long before science and medicine confirmed its power and value. People need the Sabbath. It’s so important that it’s one of the Ten Commandments.
We remember “thou shalt not steal” or “thou shall not commit adultery.” But there’s also the fourth commandment, “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.”
If we don’t rest, our bodies may respond
by getting sick or injured.
A day of rest also helps us
refocus our spirit,
to turn our attention away from work toward solitude, prayer and reflection. A day of rest creates opportunities to reconnect with loved ones through recreation and quality time.
Each person must decide
what day of the week works best for them.
If you can’t take a full day, set aside a few hours. Remember, you have six other days of work to offer. On your day of rest, set aside time to be with God and others. The Sabbath was made for us to enjoy the goodness of His creation and His presence.
on Friday, September 10 at 9:10PM