Dear Assumption Catholic Schools
May the blessings of God be upon you and your family.
The virtue of the week is sacrifice
The strength to forgo one’s own benefit
for the good of others.
Lord, You SACRIFICED everything dying for us on
You suffered all of that for our good, because you
May we learn how to SACRIFICE for those around
us especially our family members, classmates
Help us to develop the habit of looking for ways
to do good for others.
God created us to know Him, to love Him, and to
serve Him in this world, and to be happy with
Him forever in HEAVEN in the next.
The virtue of LOVE FOR GOD is a necessary
strength which will help us achieve that goal.
Volunteer to help someone with a
particular task this week.
Luke 2: 16-24
And they came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger. And seeing, they understood
of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this
child. And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that
were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all
the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should
be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which was called
by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb.
And after the days of her purification, according to the law of
Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to Jerusalem, to
present him to the Lord: As it is written in the law of the Lord:
Every male opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord:
And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of
the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
“All the good works in the world are not equal to
the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are
the works of men – but the Mass is
the work of God.
Martyrdom is nothing in comparison, for it is but
the sacrifice of man to God – but the Mass is the
sacrifice of God for man.”
– St. John Marie Vianney
“Let us remember that love lives
through sacrifice and is nourished by giving.
Without sacrifice, there is no love.”
– St. Maximilian Kolbe
The opposing vice
THE WEAKNESS OF SEEKING ONE’S OWN PERSONAL DESIRES
ABOVE ALL OTHERS.
EXAMPLES OF SELF-INDULGENCE
• Throwing or leaving your garbage on the ground.
• Cutting in line.
• Making a mess and refusing to clean it up.
• Going up for seconds before others have even
• Grabbing the best piece of pizza or cake before
anyone else so you have the best.
If every human being lived this way, the world would
be a very unhappy place.
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred heart of Jesus, with all
Its love, all Its sufferings and all Its merits;
To expiate all the sins I have committed this day, and during all
To purify the good I have done in my poor way this day, and
during all my life.
To make up for the good I ought to have done and that I have
neglected this day and during all my life.
This day after Veteran’s Day let us again remember the sacrifices our veteran’s and their loved ones made for us. Thank you to all who serve or have served. Thank you to your families for sharing you with us.
In Christ’s Peace
Assumption Catholic Schools