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.
Community - Created for and called to spreading God's love and mercy throughout parish family and surrounding community through spiritual and social opportunities,
Worship - Gathering to gratefully share prayer as we participate in the Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist,
Christian Service - Using the gifts God has entrusted to us to serve God by helping those in need.
Stewardship: Called to Serve
Meet Paul Brown, one of our ushers, and listen as he describes what it means to him to be able to help serve at Mass.
Do you feel a call to serve? Contact Sr. Jeanne at 631-4447 today to see how you can help.
It's Pickleball Time!
Did you know that pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country? It’s been around since 1965 and although popular with seniors in the sunbelt areas, it has gained popularity with all ages as a lifetime sport. It’s played on a court, similar to a tennis/badminton court, with a net. A plastic ball with holes in it (think whiffle ball) is struck by a paddle (think an oversized ping pong paddle, constructed of various materials) and must cross over a net into an opponent’s court. Pickleball is typically played with a partner so 4 people are on the court at once, reducing the amount of space to cover by one player. The game does have some unique rules and vocabulary, like “kitchen” (though it doesn’t have any food!).
A court has been taped off on the driveway at the east end of the classrooms. The parish supplies the balls and there are some extra paddles available if you’re interested in trying it out. You might want to consider bringing a chair and something to drink; restrooms will be available. We’re going to meet Tuesdays in July (6, 13, 20, 27) at 6:30 pm – look for the orange cones at the east end of the building and the south parking lot. All pickleball players are encouraged to come and those interested in learning the game or coming to watch are also welcome.
Our Rummage Sale is back!
Drop-off: August 5–8
Sale: August 10–12
If you have been thinking about cleaning out your attic, basement, or that forgotten hall closet that is overflowing with stuff, now is the time to do it! If you have a chance to pre-sort the items, that is appreciated, but not necessary. Items can be dropped off Thursday thru Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday after Mass until 5pm Aug 5-8.
Volunteers are what make the Rummage Sale great, and we are always happy to see new faces! We have a little something for everyone, from leadership positions to one-time volunteer shifts. Please contact Mai Nguyen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Laura Atton (email@example.com) or the office if you are interested in volunteering.
It's MACC Loons Baseball Time!
Mark your calendar to join your fellow MACC parishioners August 17 as the Great Lakes Loons take on the Lansing Lugnuts.
The MACC Choir will sing the National Anthem just ahead of the 7:05pm game.
Section 103 (third base side) has been reserved for the event. Tickets are $14 per person and will be available until August 15 or until sold out. Reserve your seats today!
Priests’ Retirement Fund
Our priests are with us and guide us during some of the most pivotal times in our lives — our weddings, the baptisms of our children, the deaths of our loved ones. They dedicate their lives to serve their “parish families” for years — and often continue presiding at Masses, celebrating sacraments, teaching, offering counsel and faithfully supporting parishioners well into their retirement years.
As priests, they live by their faith, trusting that God will provide for them in their later years.
The Diocese of Saginaw Priests’ Retirement Fund provides a pension to our priests after they retire from full-time ministry. The special collection builds funds for the daily needs and medical benefits for priests who are presently retired, and for those who will retire in the future.
Your gift to the Priests’ Retirement Fund is your way to support the “Priestly Fathers” who have served you.