In Our Lady of the
Assumption Parish, as in all parishes, there are many household duties
to perform, such as dusting and vacuuming, washing and ironing, etc. We
try to enlist the help of young and old to come each week for an hour
or two to clean the large Altar area, the Blessed Sacrament area, the
cry room, confessionals, 2 sacristies and the choir area; mostly just
dust and vacuum these. We clean and fill the holy water fonts as well.
We do the flowers, Altar cloths, linens, vestments, and candles. We make
preparations for Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and other church activities. There is
always aneed for volunteers. If you would like to help, please call
Henrietta at 268-7039.
This group meets regularly on every second and fourth Friday of the
month from 9:30 AM
to 11:45 AM in the Merrifield Room at the Parish Office. Come to
learn to knit or crochet,
to share your time and talent with others, and to have a great
This ministry knits and crochets blankets for children and newborns in
Through this "fellowship for others," more than 300 blankets, 80
pairs of booties and 70
stuffed animals have been donated to the Albuquerque Fire, Albuquerque
Police, and to
Birthright to help brighten many young lives. Blankets and
Booties will gratefully accept yarn
and monetary donations. For more information, please contact
Celine at 298-7926.
Casserole Cooking Ministry
Boy Scouts: Troop
In May 2009, Our Lady of
the Assumption began a “Casserole Cooking” ministry that provides good,
hot meals to the community’s homeless and hungry men, women and
children in our city. The Good Shepherd Center staff has provided
our parish the recipes and covered containers. All we have to do
is follow a recipe, make a casserole, freeze it, and return it to the
From May to November,
2009, Our Lady of the Assumption parishioners have made and donated 200
casseroles for our city's homeless. Thank you for your continued
generosity and support!
This group meets
regularly on Monday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Parish Hall
(gym). In addition, numerous camping and other supervised activities
are conducted for boys ages eight through seventeen. Also, a co-ed
Explorer Post has recently been added to our Troop for fourteen through
twenty-two year old young people. For information call Paul at
Learn more about the
world we live in! Brownies is a fun way to get involved with your
community. Our Brownies program offers a program for girls in first
through third grades. Contact the School Office for more information at
of the Americas Court OLA #2362
Catholic Daughters of
the Americas is an organization of Catholic Women who work together
under the banner of Unity & Charity to serve their Parish
community. Our activities are focused in four areas: Youth, Renewal to
God & Self, Apostolate to those in need, and Community. Court OLA
meets on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM in the Parish
Office Center. For more information call the Parish Office.
Coffee & Donuts
Community building activity is hosted by a different parish group each
Donuts are served following the 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 AM Masses in the
gym most Sundays during the OLA school year. To volunteer contact
Kathie at 256-9818.
The DOVES is a
community of Adults offering support and fellowship to persons
suffering from loss of a spouse through divorce, separation or death
and persons who, having adjusted to the loss of a spouse, seek
fellowship with men and women who share a similar history. Our DOVES
group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30
PM to 8:30 PM in the Parish Office. For more information call Parish
Office at 256-9818.
Knights of Columbus
Father Carl Hammer Council
The Knights of
Columbus organization functions primarily as a family, fraternal,
service organization dedicated to the religious, educational,
recreational and social welfare of our Parish Community. Knights of
Columbus meet every second Wednesday (Business) and fourth Wednesday
(social). To join, contact Phil at 821-5014.
Website for Knights of
Columbus Father Carl Hammer Council
Legion of Mary: Our
Lady of the Assumption Presidium
The Legion of Mary is
an organization whose purpose is the sanctification of its members by
prayer and active cooperation in the work of Mary and the Church. Its
members are required to lead a devout Christian life, attend weekly
meetings of prayer, spiritual reading, and instruction and allot at
least two hours a week to apostolic. If you are interested, contact
Molly at 296-8457.
City of God
Legion of Mary Jail
Presidium gives one-on- one visitations to male and female prisoners.
We also provide group activities that include scripture study, prayer
and religious education. Our ministry promotes the return to the
Sacramental Life of the Church to those in prison through renewal and
participation. If you are interested, contact Lourdes at 296-3491.
Our Lady of the
Assumption Prayer Group
For more information call Parish Office at 256-9818.
Saint Vincent De
volunteers who seek to aid the poor of our parish. Assistance requested
by families or persons is determined by home visitation. Members who
make the visit consider each case by its situation and determine the
need, giving assistance accordingly, depending on our funds and
resources. The ministry is supported by parish contributions. To help
with this important ministry, contact Zane at 265-1711, ext. 2612.
Weekly meetings are
generally held year round from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the portables or the
Parish Office for High School age youth. Youth Ministers and youth meet
quarterly to plan the activities for the next three months. Plans are
based on the National Conference of Catholic Bishops document,
"Renewing the Vision: A framework for Catholic Youth Ministry."
Advocacy, Catechesis, Community Life, Evangelization, Justice, and
Service, Leadership Development, Pastoral Care and Prayer &
Worship. For more information contact Jason Rodate in the Parish Office
Special Programs :
The Countdown Event
is a school fundraiser held on the Saturday before Lent. All proceeds
benefit Our Lady of the Assumption School. Five Hundred tickets are
sold at $100 each. Your $100 includes lunch for two and entitles you to
a chance to win numerous cash prizes, along with the Grand Prize of
$10,000. For more information contact the Parish Office at 256-9818.