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April 2, 2022

Dear Parishioners & Friends,

There is a lot happening at the parish this month and we hope you will be here with us!

Parish Directory

If you haven’t yet had your photo taken for our new parish directory there is one week of photography remaining this month. By each of us smiling for the camera and then seeing the photos of others, we can maintain and improve the strong sense of community that Assumption is known for. I hope you’ll participate.

Photos are being taken April 5-8 from 1:00-7:00pm and April 9 from 10:30am-5:00pm. To schedule your photography appointment online, simply go to Universal Church directories to the login. Our Church Code is: mn174 and Church Password is: photos. Please call the parish office at 651-224-7536 should you need help scheduling your appointment or to reschedule a current appointment. Photos will be taken in the lower church.

Holy Week

Holy Week, which begins with Palm Sunday on April 10, includes the most beautiful liturgies of the year. We encourage you to participate in all these special services:

  2022 Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday (April 10):

Distribution of palms at all Masses.

Holy Thursday (April 14):

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper - 6:00pm.
Mass will be livestreamed.

Good Friday (April 15):

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion - 12:00pm
Mass will be livestreamed.
Stations of the Cross are - 3:00pm.
Tenebrae (Service of Darkness) - 8:00pm

Holy Saturday (April 16):

The Easter Vigil - 8:00pm.

Easter Sunday (April 17):

Masses at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:30pm.
9:30am Mass will be livestreamed.

All Faces Are Welcome

We are all grateful to be in a better place with the pandemic this year rather than last. Perhaps you remember that seating was limited, and reservations were required for services. Currently, the CDC has classified the Twin Cities to be at a “low” risk level. Therefore, as of April 1, the Archdiocese has lifted any remaining COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations.

This means that face masks are no longer required or recommended but are optional. We encourage each person to take any measures they feel appropriate to feel safe – knowing their own situation. Everyone who enters our doors are welcome, whether they have a face mask on or not.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Assumption has strived to provide a safe environment for parishioners to attend Mass. We have followed polices that were very strict at the most dangerous times and have loosened requirements and recommendations when the trends were safer.

We know that COVID-19 has not gone away, but as always, we will continue to monitor and adapt as necessary. If the pandemic resumes its virulence, it may be necessary to reinstate some protocols. If that is the case, Assumption will do what is necessary.

God bless you and keep you safe.

-Fr. Paul Treacy