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.

USCCB.ORG Website is Now Mobile Phone Friendly - No App Needed

Daily Readings, Daily Readings Calendar, with Podcasts and Reflections Videos can be be easily accessed on your mobile phone and much more! No iPhone or Android Apps needed.

And the website is entirely new also and mobile phone friendly.

Mass and Rosary Schedules

Please note that if the Midland Public Schools are closed or on delay, weekday Mass is cancelled!

Weekday Mass:

  • Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - follow restrictive guidelines please. For weekday Masses, please use the South entrance.

Weekend Mass:

  • Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm - follow restrictive guidelines please.
  • Sunday Mass at 9:30 am - follow restrictive guidelines please.
  • Please know that the church doors will be opened from 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m., Mon thru Thurs, if anyone is in need of a quiet place to pray and/or meditate.

Reconciliation by appointment only.

Scheduled Ministries - to be updated

Daily Reflections:

Directions, Church/Office Hours

Calendar seasonal hours

Fr Joe's Thoughts, "Larkin Update" More Here

...and Jesus said, "Come."'

Here's a look at the precautions and procedures in place at Assumption to keep us all safe and healthy while we attend Mass.

For about 8 weeks we've been gathering in response to Christ's invitation for Eucharist. Many have understandably opted to not come, but we've done quite a bit so we can both worship and stay healthy. Check out the changes at our shared Assumption church home.

Assumption would like to welcome our newest member who has joined our parish community and our staff:

Sr. Jeanne Wiest, OP, Pastoral Associate

We welcome you as we grow in faith together!

On August 6, 1981, Sr. Jeanne, our new Pastoral Associate, became Sr. Jeanne.

Assumption Parish congratulates Sr. Jeanne on her 39 years as a Dominican Sister of Adrian!

Our Parish is blessed with loving, compassionate people. Thank you for sharing your time and talents.

ONLINE GIVING

  • You have the option to use Online Giving for contributions to our parish!
  • Your gift will be transferred from your preferred method of payment directly to our parish.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • If you have any questions: email Sandy or call the parish office at 989-631-4447.
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BACK TO SCHOOL COLLECTION

Even though we are not sure how classes will be this fall, there will still be a need for school supplies. To help children have a quality school year, our parish family, assisted by the Christian Service Commission is once again organizing a collection of back-to-school items. The supplies collected will be given to the North Midland Family Center and to families in need.

  • If you would like to give a monetary donation, make the check payable to ABVM marked “school supplies”.
  • Drop off bins will be in the gathering space, bring your items to Mass on the weekend or during the week 10-2 Mon-Thurs (south door only).
  • There will be bins for these items in the gathering space the weekends of August 8/9 and 15/16.
  • Suggested items needed are:
  • PENS, PENCILS, CRAYONS, ERASERS, COLORING BOOKS, MARKERS, RULERS, GLUE STICKS, PAPER PRODUCTS, SCISSORS, FLASHCARDS, STENCILS, PENCIL BOXES, BACKPACKS, COLORED PENCILS, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, NOTEBOOKS, STORAGE CONTAINERS

Thanks for making a difference in our community! Your response to this collection in the past has been awesome.

PARISH GARDEN UPDATE

Despite a flood, pandemic, and temperatures reminiscent of where we don’t want to spend eternity, the parish community garden is flourishing! Lettuce, spinach, and zucchini have been delivered to the Bridge Food Center, with cucumbers and carrots soon to follow. New volunteers are always welcome to help weed, water, harvest and deliver produce. We observe social distancing and wear masks for the safety of our crew. If you are interested in joining this dedicated group of gardeners, please call Bernie or Michele Link at 689-5228.

Our parish has been collecting home grown fruits and vegetables since 2003 from our parishioners to be given to Hidden Harvest and now the Bridge Store as well. From our parish alone in 2019, we donated over 1,700 lbs of fresh produce to be distributed to agencies in Midland county (all produce collected stays right here in Midland).

Once again we invite you to participate in this worthwhile project of providing food for people in need. Tell your neighbors, no donation is too small. We invite you to bring in vegetables and fruit from your garden on: Tuesday or Thursday morning before 9:30 am (please leave outside by the office doors). Thanks for your support.

For more information on Hidden Harvest, check out their website at www.hiddenharvest.com or call 1-877-529-8488.

Mobile Food Truck—July 23rd

Wow, what a great day!!!

A very special thank you to all 33 volunteers from our parish. Everyone pitched in to assist the 135 households (333 people) receiving food. 24,295 lbs of food was distributed. Our day was blessed with good weather: no rain and very cloudy with lower temperatures. This was great considering we worked outside for the entire project. Ann M. Schoren

open dour Soup Kitchen Volunteers needed

  • With the continued uncertainty of the coronavirus , many of our volunteers are unable to return to serving in our soup kitchen yet. In addition, the grab-and-go style service and extended serving hours require more hands.
  • If you are healthy and feel comfortable serving, would you consider giving some of your time to serve our homeless and hungry friends at our soup kitchen?
  • To sign up or to learn more, please call Vicki at 989-835-2291.

We have great news!! We are bringing VBS to YOU!

Visit web page VBS 2020 to access Parent Leader Guide, Bolt portal and more. It's Free!

Assumption is sharing resources so ALL our families can enjoy a backyard VBS experience called BOLT.

Why should we include BOLT VBS into our summer plans?

  • It can be led by older siblings, babysitters, grandparents, ...really anyone hanging out with your kids!
  • You can invite other family members, neighbors, friends to experience VBS with you!
  • It can be done anytime this summer—even multiple times if you want!
  • It is FREE!!

With minimal preparation, easy to follow instructions, and a video that leads you and your kids step-by-step through each of the 3 days, BOLT is designed for you to experience at home anytime during your family’s busy summer schedule.

We highly recommend reading the “Parent and Leader Guide” ahead of time. The guide will give you step-by-step directions for using BOLT. It really is easy!

And most important—your children will learn to listen to, focus on and follow Jesus. So what are you waiting on?? Let’s BOLT!!

High School: Brendan Bostwick, Xander Brooks, Benjamin Brueck, Collin Che, David Draves, Samantha Dubay, Abigail Farnum, Carissa Farnum, Tyler Foy, Jillian Krawczak, Allison Leslie, Brenna Losinski, Nikki Melichar, Alec Newton, Lewis Nguyen, Jessica Perz, Toby Rey, Jack Sczepanski, Carlie Servinski, Brett Waskevich, and Lora Waskevich

College: Stewart Zondlak

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13

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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)