We hope this note finds all of you and your families safe and healthy. We have received further clarification as to what is deemed an “essential service” regarding Central Office operations. As per the Diocese of La Crosse, Bishop Callahan’s office, and Gov. Evers’ "Safer at Home" mandate, we are required to close the Central Office. As of 4:00PM tomorrow, Friday, March 27 we will be physically closed until further notice. We will be in the office only on an as-needed basis.
However, we will still be available for contact by phone and email. You can still call the number for the Central Office, which will be redirected automatically to our work-at-home numbers until we are able to physically be in the office again.
For any SCRIP orders, please call or email the day before your need, and we will work with you to arrange pick up. If at all possible, please utilize online ordering options at: www.shopwithscrip.com.
**Father Emmanuel will live-stream the Stations of the Cross at 9:30AM tomorrow (Friday, March 27), with Mass to follow. Pope Francis will be giving a special blessing with a Plenary Indulgence attached at 12:00PM (Central Time). For more details on how to participate, see our previous post.
Finally, we want to continue our ministry here at Assumption Catholic School and the Tri-Parishes. We have the obligation to support our staff, who give generously in working for us. We appreciate that uncertainty and worry are affecting many of you. If you are able, please continue to provide your financial support to our parish. Since you cannot attend Mass, you may want to consider making a gift via Online Giving if you do not already. You can contact the office for assistance or simply mail in your contribution to PO Box 188, Durand, WI 54736. School families, you may also include your contributions in your drop off/pick up bags going home.
We will all get through this together!!
All Tri-Parish and Diocesan updates concerning COVID-19 will be posted as information becomes available.
Three Ways to Participate in Mass at Home:
1) Fr. Emmanuel - Live streamed Mon-Fri at 10:00AM and 4:00PM Saturdays (weekend Mass) on Parish Facebook pages - DO NOT NEED FACEBOOK to participate! (Video available after live stream ends.)
2) Watch live or prerecorded Sunday Mass via https://diolc.org/tvmass, the diocesan YouTube channel, Facebook, or televised on Ch 18 Eau Claire at 9:30am Sundays.
3) Watch EWTN televised Mass, live-streamed at 7:00AM, 11AM, and 11PM, or at the same time on your EWTN cable channel.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.