Parish Events Highlights
Fridays during Lent
Journey with Jesus to Calvary - attend the Stations of the Cross. Every Friday in Lent, stations of the Cross
will be observed after the Noon Mass at Immaculate Conception and at 7:00 PM according to the following schedule:
|Friday, March 23||12:30 PM||Immaculate Conception|
|Friday, March 23||7:00 PM||Assumption|
|Tuesday, March 27||7:00 PM||Assumption - in Spanish|
See our Lenten flyer.
Select Lenten Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 PM in the Lower Church
Join us for Adult Faith Formation Opportunities focusing on Sacramental Life on select Tuesdays
in Lent: 7:30 - 9:00 PM in the Lower Church:
|March 20||Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick||Fr. Paul
See the flyer on this Lent’s Adult Faith Formation options.
See our Lenten flyer.
The final night, date to be determined:
|postponed until after Easter||The Living Word of God: In
the Stories of Our Lives|
What are the stories of how the Word of God has come alive in your life? Sometimes they are so obvious,
we don’t even recognize them.
|Monsignor Joseph Martin
See our Mission flyer
See our Lenten flyer.
Monday, March 19
On Monday, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, there will be a special bilingual (English and Italian) Mass
honoring St. Joseph at 7:30 PM at the Church of the Assumption. Following Mass, there will be Hospitality at
Fr. Fata Hall featuring St. Joseph’s Zeppole and sfingi.
Tuesday, March 20
Interested in meeting other parents? Interested in strengthening your family’s spirituality?
Parents Connect is for you! Our Mission is to provide an opportunity for parents to connect and learn
from each other in a welcoming, open, and faith-filled environment. We meet once a month, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
in the Lower Level of Father Fata Hall. Childcare is provided!
We will be discussing Building Better Families – A Practical Guide to Raising Amazing Children
by Matthew Kelly. Don’t have time to read the chapters? Please join us anyway; we simply use the
book to initiate conversation. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Michelle Horvers
at 787-0005 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, March 21
The Eastchester Police Department cordially invites the public to attend the 22nd Anniversary Memorial
Mass honoring Police Officer Michael R. Frey. Officer Frey was tragically slain in the line of duty on
March 21, 1996. The Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday evening March 21, 2018
at 7:00 PM sharp.
Thursday, March 22
Men’s Cornerstone will have its first monthly meeting on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 PM in the Lower Church.
Saturday March 24
Join us on Saturday, March 24 for our Annual Parish Dinner Dance: 6:00 - 10:00 PM.
This year, we will honor St. Joseph and St. Patrick in the ICS Cafeteria,
which will be transformed into an Italian Piazza and an Irish Square.
The cost will be $60 per person; food will include passed appetizers, delicious buffet dinner,
an assortment of luscious desserts, espresso, beer, wine and soda. Seating will be limited. Why not form
a table of family and friends? Please contact Dominick Banda (740-7127 or 425-7683) for more information
or to make your reservations by March 15.
Don’t forget to buy Bonanza raffle tickets before (or at) the dinner dance. Our next $2,000 prize winner
will be selected that night!
There will also be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and raffle baskets celebrating
our Irish and Italian heritage.
See our flyer.
Palm Sunday - Easter
March 25 - April 1
Our parish has a number of events during Holy Week including Reconciliation, Tenebrae, Mass of the Lord’s Supper,
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, the Great Vigil of Easter, and a special Mass schedule for Easter Sunday.
See our schedule.
Monday, March 26
Reconciliation Monday is March 26. Confessions will be heard at Immaculate Conception Church from 3:00 PM
until 9:00 PM. Several priests will be available to hear confessions in English, Italian and Spanish.
Confessions are heard weekly as follows:
Assumption on Saturday: 3:30 - 3:55 PM
Immaculate Conception on Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
or by appointment with the priest on duty
Tuesday, March 27
Parents or grandparents of infants, toddlers and preschool
children are invited to discuss behavioral, social, and discipline topics while their children engage in supervised play
and craft time. New York Archdiocesan trained facilitators will help in the discussions. All sessions are on Tuesday
mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the lower level of Father Fata Hall. To reserve a space or for more information,
please contact Michelle Horvers at 787-0005.
|March 27||How to Manage Attention for All Children
|April 17||To Be Determined
|April 24||To Be Determined
|May 1||To Be Determined
|May 8||To Be Determined
|May 22||To Be Determined
|May 29||To Be Determined
Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31
Join us at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday for Tenebræ.
It is an extraordinarily beautiful and moving service, consisting of Morning Prayer from the Office of the
Hours and verses from the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah.
Good Friday, March 30
Each year on Good Friday, as we contemplate the Passion and Death of Our Lord in Jerusalem,
our Holy Father asks all of the parishes throughout the world to take up a special collection
to assist the Holy Land Mission.
Specifically, the Pontifical Good Friday collection enables the Franciscan Fathers, who have been
entrusted with the care of the holiest sites of our faith, to continue their splendid maintenance
of and service to these sacred shrines.
Please be as generous as possible in assisting the Franciscan Fathers in their important work for
the Lord and His Church.
Sunday, April 8
The members of the Assumption Altar Rosary Society will meet at Assumption Church on the 2nd Sunday of each month
to recite the Rosary prior to the 9 o’clock Mass (except during the summer months).
All are welcomed to join us in prayer.
Five Thursday Evenings during the Easter Season
April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 17
Join Fr. James Villa, OFM for five Thursday evenings (April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 17) in the Lower Church
7:00 - 8:30 PM to explore the Gospel of St. Mark.
Fr. Villa, a Scripture teacher, will lead us to an understanding and explanation of the Gospel of St.
Mark which is used this Liturgical Year B in our Lectionary.
The Gospel of St. Mark is the second book in the New Testament, one of the four Gospels. Its
traditional author is a man named John Mark, a companion of St. Peter, who wrote the Gospel using
Peter’s eyewitness accounts.
The Gospel of Mark is 16 chapters long, shorter than the other three Gospels. It is considered
by most scholars to be the first of the four Gospels written with a date between 50 and 70 CE. It was
likely written from Rome to Romans, but more broadly, Gentiles.
The purpose of the Gospel is to present Jesus Christ to Gentiles and to encourage believers to
endure and persevere in the face of persecution and perhaps even martyrdom. The emphasis of St. Mark
revolves around significant events in the life of Christ, such as his crucifixion and suffering.
Jesus as teacher and his followers as disciples are also key to the Gospel’s message.
The text for the course will be the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) which can be
purchased at the Parish Office or on the first night of class.
The Bible app, which offers the NABRE, is free.
See the flyer.
Friday, April 20
The Assumption Altar Rosary Society is hosting a Family Movie Night showing For Greater Glory,
the true story of the Cristiada, a civil war for religious freedom in Mexico during the 1920’s.
Join us on Friday, April 20 at 6:00 PM at Father Fata Hall.
Pizza, popcorn, dessert and beverages will be served. The cost is $10, free for children 12 and under.
There will also be raffle prizes and a 50/50. Please join us for an inspiring evening.
RSVP by Sunday, April 15 to Argia Dallhoff: 629-5550.
Saturday, April 21
The Assumption Altar Rosary Society is planning a trip to Morristown, NJ on Saturday, April 21,
to attend Oasis 2018 - A Day of Prayer for Women, hosted by the Religious Teachers Filippini at Villa Walsh.
Spend a day of spiritual reflection and renewal with women from the tri-state area. Msgr. Thomas G.
Caserta will be the guest speaker. The day includes presentations, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass, the
opportunity for Reconciliation, Rosary and quiet time for prayer and worship. The site offers
125 acres of peace, 2 chapels, Outdoor Stations of the Cross and a Religious Gift Shop.
The bus leaves Assumption at 8:00 AM and returns by 5:00 PM. Beverages will be available throughout
the day - bring your own lunch. Villa Walsh is handicap accessible. An anonymous donor will be paying
for a bus - so the only cost to participants will be the $10 registration fee. For questions or reservations,
please call Lucretia: 793-6613.
Sunday, June 3
Couples celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary any time during 2018 are invited to attend
the Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass with Cardinal Dolan at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday,
June 3 at 2:15 PM. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the rectory office to register:
961-3643. The closing date to register for the Mass is Friday, May 11
Sunday, June 10
Couples celebrating their 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary any time during 2018 are invited to
attend the Wedding Jubilee Mass on Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Church.
Pre-registration is required. Please contact the rectory office to register: 961-3643.
The closing date to register for the Mass is Friday, May 11.
Thursday, August 9 - Friday, August 17
Fr. André will be directing a retreat focusing on St. Bonaventure’s Journey into God: August 9-17 at
the Mount Alvernia Retreat House in Wappingers Falls.
The retreat will open with a presentation on the life of St. Bonaventure, born eight centuries ago.
Each day of the retreat will be dedicated to one of the chapters of The Journey. Every day includes a
balance of instruction on the text, periods for reading, and personal and communal participation in the Eucharist,
Morning and Evening Prayer.
You can get complete information online,
view the online brochure,
or stop by the rectory and ask for a brochure.
For other news or events items, please refer to a current bulletin.