The road which leads from Jerusalem to Jericho is a treacherous, dangerous, twisting mountain road which falls 3,300 feet in 17 miles. At the time the Gospel was written, and even today, the road was and is very dangerous. Prison escapees, desert bandits, and hijackers waited behind its rocks and turns to attack travelersRead More →

Minutes of Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Women’s Club Meeting July 6, 2022 The meeting was called to order by president, Jennifer Tinkler, followed by an opening prayer by Jaclyn Schwieterman and the reciting of the pledge of allegiance. Secretary’s report was presented by Penny Rose withRead More →

Tomorrow, we celebrate the 246th birthday of America. On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the American Declaration of Independence. This day is important for America not only because it is our birthday, but more because we celebrate the birth of a concept – that all men and womenRead More →

There is a sense of urgency in the readings today. “Come After me!”  “Let the dead bury their dead”;  “Come away and proclaim the kingdom of God!” “Lord, I will follow You, but first let me…. NO, Come now!” For would-be followers, there is no tomorrow. Jesus demanded an immediateRead More →

How quickly those days with Jesus after He rose from the dead must have passed for His Disciples. How amazed the Apostles were, and yet how painful it must have been for the Apostles when He summoned them to the mountain and told them that He was leaving them andRead More →

Today, a phrase in the first reading stands out and connects with last week’s readings about the Good Shepherd:  “It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God.” The Good Shepherd is one who suffers. He is willing to lay down His life forRead More →

Minutes of Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Women’s Club Meeting April 7, 2022 The meeting was called to order by president, Jennifer Tinkler, followed by an opening devotion by Penny Rose and the reciting of the pledge of allegiance. Secretary’s report was presented by Penny Rose withRead More →

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT – CYCLE C Today the Church throughout the world celebrates “Latare Sunday” (which means) “Rejoice Sunday”. The opening Prayer of today’s Mass speaks of this joy. The readings chosen for today’s Mass have a common thread. We should be filled with joy because of the loveRead More →

Minutes of Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Women’s Club Meeting March 9, 2022 The meeting was called to order by president, Jennifer Tinkler, followed by the reciting of the pledge of allegiance. Secretary’s report was presented by Penny Rose with no corrections noted. Treasurer, Melanie Fouss, reportedRead More →

On Wednesday of this week, we will enter the Holy Penitential Season of Lent. This season of Lent recalls the forty years spent by the Israelite people in the desert while Moses led the way to the Promised Land. During that time, the Israelite people experienced what it meant toRead More →