Archive for January, 2007

Meeting with the Bishop

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

There was an announcement in the parish bulletin this past Sunday:

There will be a General Meeting of Assumption parishioners on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Assumption Church. Bishop Luc Bouchard will be there. If you have any comments or questions for Bishop Bouchard, you may submit them to the parish office. Write out your questions, seal them in an envelope and put it in the collection plate next Sunday. Alternatively, you may them drop them off at the parish office in Cold Lake North. All questions will be forwarded to Bishop Bouchard in advance of his visit to Assumption Parish.

You can also contact the Diocese Office in Saint Paul and school board members directly to express your concerns. For contact information, click here.

If you wish to make your questions or concerns public, post them to the forum or send an email to admin@saveassumptionparish.com. Bishop Bouchard will be contacted and will be presented with the information on the saveassumptionparish.com website.

The Moderator

Parishioners in support of Assumption Parish

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

During the past month, parishioners at Assumption Church have been working and praying to help save our church. Each Sunday, the Rosary is being said for the sake of Assumption Parish. During the prayers of petition, the possible closure of the parish is mentioned every week. Parishioners have been encouraged to write letters to the local school board members and Bishop Luc to voice their support for the parish.

Although the issue is on the minds of many in the parish, attendance at Assumption Church has not been a problem. For example, the pews were overflowing at Assumption Church during the Christmas Eve Mass. The size of the congregation each Sunday during the past few months has been above average. People in the community are rallying to help save a parish that has stood as a corner stone for almost fifty years.

The Moderator