Assumption promotes a vibrant campus worshipping community where liturgy is embraced as a central part of our Catholic mission and identity. We offer daily and Sunday Masses throughout the year, and the Liturgy of the Hours is prayed each morning and evening. We offer weekly devotional prayer such as the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration. Ecumenical prayer opportunities include Candlelight Prayer and Ignitus Praise and Worship. People of all faith traditions are welcome at every form of worship we offer.
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Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the community are at the heart of the liturgical life of Assumption. By serving as Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, Lectors, Ministers of Hospitality, Ministers of Music and Altar Servers. liturgical ministers live out their baptismal call while enriching their spiritual life.
All Liturgical ministers attend training and are committed to responsible service. Both training and scheduling are flexible so that conflicts with other commitments may be minimized.
- Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (also called Eucharistic Ministers) serve the Body and Blood of Christ to those assembled for Mass.
- Lectors spend time preparing and understanding the Word of God then proclaim the Scripture readings during Mass.
- Ministers of Hospitality greet and welcome people to Mass or Worship celebrations. They also assist with seating and take up the offering.
- Altar Servers assist the main celebrant during Mass in a variety of ways, including the preparation of the altar.
- Music Ministers provide music for Sunday liturgies and inspire the congregation to join in song. All students, faculty, staff and alumni who like to sing are welcome to serve as Music Ministers.
Chapel Music Ministry
The Chapel Music Ministry provides many opportunities to serve as music ministers for liturgies at Assumption College. The student Chapel Choir:
- Sings for the 7pm Sunday Mass each week as well as other special services including Move-In Day Mass and the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the academic year;
- Sings annually for the Advent Service of Lessons and Carols
The Chapel Choir also presents a Lenten concert including selections from Handel's Messiah. It has produced two CD recordings, "Rejoice and Be Glad" and "Gathered As One."
The Festival Choir brings together students, staff, alumni, and friends of the college to provide music for special liturgical celebrations, including:
- Christmas Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve
- Easter Vigil Mass
- 10 a.m. Sunday Mass on an occasional basis
Many alumni of the Chapel Choir return to participate in the Festival Choir as a way to continue to deepen their spiritual life through sacred music while remaining connected to the college community.
Margaret Tartaglia, Music Ministry Director, directs the Chapel Choir, Festival Choir and the Student Cantor program.
Candlelight Prayer is a student-led prayer service that creates an environment for students to share their stories with their peers in a reflective setting. Students are invited to reflect on all aspects of their life in relationship with God and others. The service takes place by candlelight and consists of brief reflections around a particular theme, contemporary songs and time for private prayer. It. takes place every otherTuesday night during the academic year at 9 PM in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
All are welcome to come enjoy the beautiful, reflective setting or to write and offer reflections throughout the year.
Contact Deacon Dick Martino for more information.
Praise and Worship
Ignitus Praise and worship is a form of prayer that expresses love, gratitude and awe to the God who gives us everything we need. It is held every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. All are welcome to join in praying to God through contemporary Christian music, scripture, and quiet moments of reflection.