Assumption Catholic Church
in Eden Valley, MN
FAITH AND FUN: An evening of Faith and Fun will be held for preschool-6th grade students. The evening will begin at 3:00 and end at approximately 6:30. The children will learn do crafts, learn about Divine Mercy, and play games until the youth Ash Wednesday Mass at 5:00. After Mass, there will be a meal for the children who participated in the Faith and Fun, as well as their families. Please RSVP to Molly Zimmerman (250-8401, to help with the planning for the crafts and meal.
VALENTINE CARNATION SALE: Carnations are for sale after the 7:00 Mass on Saturday, February 13th and after the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, February 14th. Make your loved ones feel special and support the baptismal basket ministry!
MEN OF INTEGRITY: The Catholic Men's conference is on Saturday, February 13th from 8:00-5:00. Today's world needs men of integrity, men who will stand with courage to fulfill their baptismal call to proclaim the Good News, sharing Christ's mission through the Church. More information can be found under "Adult Faith Formation." Registration is $45/person or $40 each for groups of 5+.
BENEFIT FOR LIFE: The Christian Women of Assumption Church are having their annual Benefit for Life bake sale, luncheon, and silent auction on Sunday, February 21st, in the church basement, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Menu includes: Pulled pork sandwiches, salad, baked beans, home-made pies and desserts. All proceeds from bake sale and luncheon will be donated to Pro-Life/Family organizations. Silent Auction proceeds will stay in house for Assumption Parish activities, education and building activities that promote a strong Christian family environment.
Troy and Lindsey Huschle
Jason and Andrea Huschle
Jeremy and Michelle Brutger
Steve Schmitt
Corey and Catherine Lemke
Nicole Olmscheid
MERCY LEADS TO JOY: Join Catholic women for a lenten retreat on Saturday, February 27th at Sts. Peter & Paul in Richmond. For more information, call 320-346-2710.
JR. HIGH YOUTH RALLY A group of students attended the Jr. High Youth Rally on Sunday, January 10th. They were taught that "We are THE BODY OF CHRIST!" They swam, played basketball, and played dodgeball. Abbot John Klassen presided for the Mass. During the homily, he explained that 1) We are loved, no matter how clunky or awkward we may feel. We should affirm love for each other by following the example of the heavens opening when Jesus was baptized. 2) We are THE BODY OF CHRIST and each person, in their own way, is expected to serve others. The students did a great job of participating and served as collection ushers during Mass.  All in all, it was a good day! 
PURITY BALL: The Purity Ball for fathers/daughters (age 13+) is on Saturday, April 16th from 5:00-10:30. Fathers and daughters will enjoy an evening of fun as they grow in their relationship with one another and learn about the virtue of chastity. More information can be found under either "Adult Faith Formation" or "Youth Faith Formation." Registration deadline ($35/pair + $18 for each additional daughter) is April 1st.
INTO THE DEEP outdoor camping retreats for adults, 9th-12th graders, and middle school girls are offered by Jen Messing in the summer of 2016. See the Faith Formation pages for more information.