NEWS & EVENTS
Pray the Rosary
We invite you to join us as we gather to pray the Rosary together.
Monday thru Saturday Church of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parishioners pray the Rosary immediately after the 8:15am morning mass. If you have a special intention, you wish us to pray for, please contact Father John Carillo by email at email@example.com or call the office at (510) 352-1537.
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
Every first Saturday of the month after the 8:15am Mass beginning July 3rd, the priests will be administering the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. The Anointing of the Sick is not just a sacrament for those who are at the point of death. This sacrament is primarily intended for Catholics who are sick, those who are suffering from serious or chronic illness or facing life-threatening situations (like major surgery or a serious medical emergency), as well as those who may be struggling with the infirmities of age.
If you are homebound or scheduled to go to the hospital for surgery or extended care, please contact the Parish Office at 510-352-1537 to arrange with the priest for the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
Drive-thru communion comes to an end
This Sunday, July 3rd, will be the last day of Drive-Thru Communion. Big thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time every Sunday performing parking lot duty, greeting, and their assistance to Father John and Father Chris.
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament takes place every Wednesday from 8:45-9:45 immediately following morning mass. It is especially powerful to adore Jesus in the Eucharist. In the presence of the Eucharist, we pray to the power and sacrifice that it represents — the body of Jesus, who gave His life so that we may live.
“The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Save the Date
August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Details of the Assumption Community Celebration will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
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"The Bible and the Virgin Mary"
How much do you know about Mary's Assumption?
Celebrate Mary's Assumption into heaven with this beautiful and engaging episode.
CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION GIVES A WARM WELCOME TO FATHER JOHN CARILLO
Fr. John was born and raised in the province of Aklan, Philippines, the middle child of five (two older sisters and two younger brothers). He entered the seminary in Aklan at 12 years old studied there for eight years. In 2010, Fr. John came to the United States to complete his theological studies at St. Patrick’s Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 13, 2016 on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. He spent three years as associate pastor at St. Joseph Basilica in Alameda and the last two years as Parochial Vicar at Holy Spirit in Fremont.
Blessing for Father John Carillo, our new Parochial Administrator
Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of Fr. John. Through our priests, we experience your presence in the sacraments. Help him to be strong in his vocation. Set his soul on fire with love for your people. Grant him the wisdom, understanding, and strength he needs to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Inspire him with the vision of your Kingdom. Give him the words he needs to spread the Gospel. Allow him to experience joy in his ministry. Help him to become an instrument of your divine grace. We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest. Amen.
NEW SUPERINTENDENT APPOINTED
Dr. Andrew Currier appointed superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Oakland
Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, has appointed a longtime Catholic educator as superintendent of diocesan schools. Dr. Andrew T. Currier, currently president of Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco, will begin work as superintendent on July 1.
Currier holds a doctorate in philosophy from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame. Currier has served for 19 years in Catholic education with over 13 years in Catholic school leadership, including in Florida, the Washington, D.C. area and Indiana, in addition to being president of Riordan since 2017.
"I am impressed with Dr. Currier’s record at Riordan High School — which has grown and expanded under his leadership,” Bishop Barber said. “We are fortunate to have found a very capable new superintendent who shares my vision for improving the Catholic identity of our schools, and who is open to new models required for the survival of Catholic education in this 21st century.”
During Currier’s tenure as Riordan’s president he supported enrollment expansion, athletics facilities upgrades, and focused on Catholic identity and programming.
Currier has also served as principal at other Catholic schools which underwent transitions, and has served in the superintendent’s office for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. He has fluency in Spanish and French, and is a member of the Order of Malta, which provides medical care to the needy in the Bay Area. He also volunteers at his parish, Notre Dame des Victoires in San Francisco, and for the Order of Malta in the Bay Area.
“I am grateful to Bishop Barber for the gracious invitation to serve the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Oakland,” Currier said. “Bishop Barber's vision for missionary discipleship, transcendent Mass experiences for students, with teaching and learning imbued and animated by the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, is inspiring and absolutely necessary for successful Catholic schools. I really look forward to partnering with pastors and school leaders on finding new ways to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our students and promoting the good work being accomplished in the Diocese of Oakland.” The Diocese of Oakland’s school system serves 48 Catholic schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. There are 39 elementary/middle schools, including six in the Lumen Christi Academies, and nine high schools. Every year more than 700 students receive need-based tuition grants through the FACE (Family Aid – Catholic Education) initiative.
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LETTER FROM THE BISHOP
The Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, S.J. issues a letter on the recent rise of gun violence.
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GIFT CARD PROGRAM
Donations of Gift Cards from Target, Lucky, Safeway, Pack N Save, Grocery Outlet and Walmart for our food insecure, our homeless and our neighbors.
Please send or drop off donations to:
Church of the Assumption 1100 Fulton Ave Attn: Martha Zeyen - SVDP
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Non-perishable food donations requested. Cash donations also accepted. Please contact Nancy Pretto via email at email@example.com.
DONATION DROP-OFFS: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Please bring donations to the history room at Assumption Church. There will be a box labeled St. Vincent de Paul for your donations.
Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.