Welcome to our Catholic Community of Celebration Service and Growth
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Midland

Condolences - Funeral Wednesday July, 17 NANCY KUNISH and Saturday July, 19 George Edward Bartos

Two of Assumption's faithful worshipers died this past week.

"Nancy Ann (Srock) Kunish, 83, of Midland, died Sunday, July 14, 2019. The funeral Liturgy will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Assumption of the B.V.M. Catholic Church with Fr. Joe Griffin as celebrant. Rite of Committal will take place in Vinewood Cemetery in Edmore later in the afternoon. Nancy's family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Assumption of the B.V.M. Catholic Church."

"George Edward Bartos, 92, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends, July 15, 2019. A funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Assumption BVM Catholic Church with Fr. Joe Griffin officiating. Friends may visit with the family of Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m., with a vigil commencing at 6:30 p.m., and on Friday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at New Calvary Cemetery."

Welcome to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

We are a Catholic community of welcome and warmth sharing growth as we seek to develop as disciples of Jesus using the four pillars of Christian discipleship: Community, Message, Worship, and Service.

  1. Community - Created for and called to spreading God's love and mercy throughout parish family and surrounding community through spiritual and social opportunities,
  2. Message - Sharing the Good News of God's Love, mercy and redemption to all through Faith Adult, Faith Youth Ministry, Faith Children, and Sacramental Preparation,
  3. Worship - Gathering to gratefully share prayer as we participate in the Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist,
  4. Christian Service - Using the gifts God has entrusted to us to serve God by helping those in need.

Mass and Rosary Schedule:

Please note that if the Midland Public Schools are closed or on delay, weekday Mass is cancelled!
  • Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm
  • Sunday Mass at 9:30 am
  • Monday Word and Communion Services at 8:30 am
  • Tuesday-Friday Mass 8:30 am
  • Rosary Monday-Friday 8:00 am

Confession Sat 3:30 pm, 3:00 pm - Lent, or by appointment

Daily Reflections:

Directions, Church/Office Hours

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass, Saturday 4:30 pm, Sunday 9:30 am, Scripture,

"There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” Luke (10:42)

Meet one of our fellow parishioners as they share their parish engagement.

Events - Share Gifts for Growing our Faith this Autumn

Gratitude, Prayer, Service - GPS

My name is Don Martinski. I am a volunteer for the Food Truck at Assumption.

Last year I was asked by the chairperson of the Food Truck, Sue Barta, to organize the loading of the cars, 150 or more, in the parking lot for the free grocery pick-up. I met with the food truck personnel at St. Johns Parish-food giveaway, to learn the safe way to pass out free food to a large group of people without the volunteers getting hurt. We will make it a safe, respectable, and organized event so everyone gets fed.

Doing this volunteer work helps me feel that I am doing God’s work to feed the hungry.

Below are some upcoming Christian Service opportunities and reports.

Meeting minutes.

Hear us, O Lord our God, and help us with healing love and hope.Those in need in our midst are beautiful in your eyes, O Mighty One, and You anguish at their distress as they cry to you for assistance.Let these, our fellow Children of God, not despair but put their faith in your unfailing love.May our Community of Faith answer your call for justice and shine brightly in service to all.Stirred by the spiritual gifts of compassion and generosity that you graced us with at Baptism, help us to share the bounty you have poured out upon our lives.For those that come to us seeking help, may we joyously give donations of food, money, physical labor and prayer to renew their health and to build their faith.We praise you and thank you for the opportunity to share ourselves in the lives of others, knowing that in doing so you bring sweetness into every soul.In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION TRUCK, Thursday, July 25, 2019, Assumption

  • We are in need of boxes to put the food items into for the people receiving food. It needs to be a good size but not so big it won’t fit in a grocery cart. Please put in the designated area in the gathering space. Thank you!
  • See MOBILE FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION TRUCK in welcome center to signup.
  • We will pre-assign you a job depending on the area of need. Questions? email Cathy or call 631-4447.

Middle School and High School Students…

Thursday, July 25th Food Pantry Truck Distribution

Here at Assumption 8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Contact Mrs. Russell with questions or to volunteer!! Kathyr@assumptionmidland.org

The generous will be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” ~ Proverbs 22:9

Soup Kitchen Volunteers

Assumption provides lunch servers at the Open Door soup kitchen on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday of every month. If you would like to try out this ministry, please contact the parish office or call Ray at 631-5160.

John Paul II Summer HS Youth Ministry Gathering July 24th, register by July 17

Cost: $20 Canoe, Kayak or Tube the Cedar River, Gladwin. Includes: Lunch, River Trip, Mass and BBQ Dinner!!

Registration forms are in the gathering space and in the parish office.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Kathy Russell at: Kathyr@assumptionmidland.org

Registration deadline: Wednesday, July 17th!

Manus Dei (Hand of God) Middle School Service Retreat Aug. 19-21, 2019 @ St Brigid, by July 17

  • Location: Saint Brigid Catholic Church
  • Cost: $30 per ABVM attendee
  • For more information contact Kathy Russell at kathyr@assumptionmidland.org
  • Registration Deadline: July 17th

Pope Francis Names Bishop Robert Gruss as 7th Bishop of Saginaw

His installation in Saginaw is scheduled for July 26, 2019.

Article on Saginaw Diocese website.

Introductory press conference video.

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GREAT LAKES LOONS OUTING, Sunday August 18, @ 2:05 pm

Get your tickets soon!

Step up to the plate and join your fellow MACC parishioners on

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18th (2:05 pm game) as the Great Lakes Loons battle the South Bend Cubs. Hear the MACC choir sing the National Anthem and cheer on the Loons.

Tickets are $23 (pavilion, including buffet meal from 1-3 pm) and $7 (lawn, ticket only)

Make checks payable to the Great Lakes Loons.

You may buy tickets in the gathering space after most weekend Masses or tickets are available in the office during office hours.

You may also order tickets through the Loons by contacting Tony Garant at 989-837-6137 or by email at agarant@loons.com.

Be sure to mention that you are with the MACC (Midland Area Catholic Community) group.

Hey 6th, 7th and 8th Graders! Wanna go to KOKOMO’S?, Thur, Aug 29, 1-4 pm, Cost: $17. Register by Aug 22

  1. Includes: Unlimited FUN!
  2. Laser Tag! Miniature Golf!
  3. Bumper Boats! Go-Carts!
  4. Plus 1 slice of pizza & 1 small pop!

Contact Kathy Russell or see the registration form in the gathering space for more information. Registration deadline: Thursday, August 22nd.

the 2nd MACC Mission “Becoming Saints - Day by Day” planning is underway!

  • Presenters: Fr. Fran Daly S.J. and Sr. Kathie Budesky I.H.M.
  • Concert on Wednesday, October 30th ValLimar Jansen at Assumption
  • The mission will occur from October 27-30, 2019, with events at each of our four MACC member parishes.
  • Mass, Presentations, Dinners, Baby Sitting, Mini-VBS, Concert and More!
  • The mission will occur from October 27-30, 2019, with events at each of our four MACC member parishes. All interested in helping plan and implement this event are invited to an informational session on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 6:30pm, at Assumption. For further information or to RSVP for the meeting, please send an email to ndwarrick@charter.net. Registration for the mission will begin in August.

Growing to KNOW God's Gifts, Sept 28 thru Oct 27 Four weeks to reflect on our blessings.

BECOMING DISCIPLES - DAY BY DAY - OCT 27 - OCT 30 MACC PARTNERSHIP MISSION

GROWING TO SHARE GOD'S GIFTS, NOVEMBER 2/3 THROUGH TO THANKSGIVING DAY NOV 28, Our Stewardship commitments lead us to Thanksgiving (the turkey feast and the ongoing attitude of gratitude)…

Catholic Mobile Apps - More at Apps/Books/Bulletins

Traveling this Summer?

Mass time website, mobile AndroiD aPPLE

Traveling this Summer? Use this App or website to find a Mass Time on your journey.

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“You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39)