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,
Christian Service - Using the gifts God has entrusted to us to serve God by helping those in need.
Mass and Rosary Schedules
Please note that if the Midland Public Schools are closed or on delay, weekday Mass is cancelled!
Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - follow restrictive guidelines please. For weekday Masses, please use the South entrance.
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
Directions, Church/Office Hours
Office Hours: Our office is NOW OPEN from 8:30a-4p Monday-Friday
Calendar seasonal hours
...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.
Called for More
Calling all parishioners. Please provide your perspective on your faith experience and how Assumption supports your faith journey by completing the Disciple Maker Index Survey from February 20th – March 22nd. Paper copies of the survey are available in the gathering space for those without computer access.
Stations of the Cross
Friday evenings at ABVM 6:30PM
All are invited to enter more deeply into Lenten prayer through the communal praying of the Stations of the Cross and other Lenten devotionals. Please join us for evenings of prayer, reflection and song.
March 5: Praying the Stations with Mary, the Mother of Jesus
March 12: A Light for My Path: Praying the Psalms on the Way of the Cross
March 19: Stations of the Cross led by ABVM Youth
March 26: The Seven Last Words of Jesus
The first prayer experience, the Scriptural Stations of the Cross, was first celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday in 1991. Pope John Paul II presented these Stations as an alternative to the traditional Stations and as a way of reflecting more deeply on the Scriptural accounts of Christ's passion.
Warning about bogus texts claiming to be from Fr. Joe
There have been some bogus text messages going around that look like they are coming from Fr. Joe saying he needs a favor and please text him back as soon as possible, or to purchase gift cards. Please know, that those are not coming from Fr. Joe and you should simply delete them.
As with scam emails coming from him last year, if you have any questions, please call the parish office to verify that the message is a scam. Thanks.
Thank You, Phil!
Grateful farewell to our friend and fellow parishioner ‘Photo Phil’ (and Connie, too). Going through things at my mom’s house, we’ve found many photos, prompting memories—and some questions: “Who’s that?” Like any family, we sought to preserve moments and prompt memories by taking pictures.
For many years, PHIL WALENGA has served our parish family by taking photos of people, events and many of our Sacramental celebrations! Phil has generously shared his time, his passion, his expertise and his equipment as he has served our faith family in this way. More recently, Phil has also aided in our online presence and parish website.
Now, Phil and Connie are moving to be closer to family and we bid a grateful farewell to them as well as best wishes for even more memories as we here at Assumption will treasure the photographic record of our ‘family life’ that he leaves as part of his legacy. Thanks, Phil!
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