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,
- 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,
- 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.
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 to 4:00 pm - Advent and Lent), or by appointment
- Today's Scripture: Text, Audio, Video
- "A Second's Thought" by Fr Joe
- Jesuit Prayer/Daily Reflection
- Saint of the Day
Directions, Church/Office Hours
“John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.” John testified further, saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him. I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” USCCB
Thanks to everyone who so generously shared their time and talent to fill our Christmas Liturgies with the fullness and beauty of the season. Most importantly, thank you to the whole Assumption faith community who actively and consciously participated in the liturgies by your presence, prayerfulness and song. As a result of our work, God has greatly blessed us and we were able to celebrate with holy Joy, the true wonder and gift of love given us in the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our Parish is blessed with loving, compassionate people. Thank you for sharing your time and talents.
Honor Sanctity of Human Life Month by changing lives!
- If you took home a baby bottle last weekend after mass please return it by January 26th to the church.
- Your donation (inside the bottle) of coins, cash or a check to benefit the life affirming work of Life Clinic Community Resources is very appreciated.
The Baby Bottle Campaign fundraiser benefits the life-affirming work of LifeClinic Community Resources (formerly Pregnancy Resource Center of Mid-Michigan). Your contributions will help provide free and confidential services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STI screening and treatment, parenting education classes, options counseling, and trauma support. Thank you for your participation!
LifeClinic Community Resources, 4818 N. Saginaw Rd. Midland, MI 48640, (989) 835-1500, email@example.com
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you.” Jeremiah 1:5
END OF THE YEAR CONTRIBUTIONS
- Statements will be made available for everyone as soon as the postings for Dec 31 are complete. Please call the parish office or sign-up on the sheet in the gathering space if you want your statement available. Thank you for your stewardship giving!
BLOOD DRIVE Mon, Jan 20, 2pm-6pm, Parish hall
- It’s in you to give blood. Knights of Columbus Fr. Henry P. DuRussel Council #2141, 3516 E. Monroe Rd., Midland, Parish Hall
- Photo ID REQUIRED
- Appointment Preferred Call 1-866-643-5663, versiti.org/mi
- Eat, and drink plenty of water before donation.
"On Sunday, February 2, 2020, parishes from dioceses across the USA will be introduced to a new edition for the celebration of baptism called the Order of Baptism of Children [OBC] (replacing the rite we are familiar with ever since 1973)."
See attached document for more information.
GRIEF RECOVERY, Jan 14-Feb18, Tuesday Afternoons 2-4 pm, Blessed Sacrament ParishSponsored by Midland Area Catholic Community Developed - Diocese of Saginaw
- Free, non-denominational grief recovery process within a Christian framework, allowing for healing within a safe and supportive environment.
- Trained facilitators provide an opportunity for personal reflection and group sharing. All are welcome who have experienced a loss more than three months ago.
- For questions or to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 835-6777 Deadline for registration is January 10.
- Book Study “Rediscover the Saints” by Matthew Kelly, Start Jan 13/15
- Our gift to you this Christmas season will be Matthew Kelly’s new book Rediscover the Saints. Journey with us as you read by joining a study group.
- The five sessions will help to enrich your understanding of the text while offering the opportunity to form a deeper bond with fellow parishioners.
- A five week study offered either:
- Monday evenings / 6:30-8:00 p.m. January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10 or
- Wednesday afternoons / 1:00-2:30 p.m. January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12
Right to Life of Midland County, Sunday Jan 19, 2:00-2:45 pm, Main St.
- Invites everyone to attend the March for Life Midland County (formerly called the Candlelight Prayer Vigil).
- It will be Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2:00-2:45 pm on the Main St. steps of the Midland County Courthouse
- We will hear a short talk, pray and march several blocks.
- There will be a reception at St. Brigid Catholic Church afterward.
- This remembers the 47th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
- We will pray for all those impacted by abortion and for our elected officials. Any questions, call 989-835-2222.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Opportunity, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, or Feb. 28-Mar. 1
- Forget the flowers and candy. Romance your spouse this Valentine's Day with the gift of TIME WITH YOU. Renew your marriage and your faith by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Comfort Inn in Farmington Hills or Feb. 28-Mar. 1 at the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt. Apply at wwme.org or contact Chris & Darla Vinton at 269-953-8287 for more info.
- http://www.wwme.org/ https://www.facebook.com/worldwidemarriageencounter
Mother Teresa Fund - Financial Assistance to Support the Birth of Children
- The Mother Teresa Endowment Fund of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw provides financial assistance to individuals or couples experiencing limited financial resources while awaiting the birth of their child and/or during the initial period following the birth.
- The fund was originally established through the generous gifts of many individuals to support LIFE. The dollars contributed are invested and the interest generated provides revenue for the assistance. These gift dollars keep working in perpetuity to promote and support new life. You will find an envelope in your packet for next weekend. Thank you!
Local March for Life 2020, Friday, Jan 24, 9am to 1pm, @ Holy Family Catholic Church Saginaw
Local March for Life 2020
K of C Pancake Breakfast, Feb. 2nd at Assumption, After 9:30am Mass
- Come join us for a great meal after Mass by Knights of Columbus Fr. Henry P. DuRussel Council #2141. 10:30 am.
- Donation priced. Starts right after Mass.
- Proceeds to support the seminarians of the Saginaw Diocese.
MACC Winter Fest 2020, Sunday Feb 9, 1-4 pm @ At Our Lady of Grace, Sanford
- Join us for the 3rd annual MACC Winterfest
- Socks will be collected and donated to local shelters
- Lunch - Sloppy Joes, Soup, Chips, Cookies & Drinks
- Games - Bingo, Children's Games & Cake Walk
- Questions: Contact Kathy Ranck at 687-5657 ext. 1 or Bonnie Tappen at 435-7117
- Men’s Christ Renews Retreat, Mar 7/8 at Blessed Sacrament, No cost.
- MEN----it’s time to take a step back from your busy schedule!
- For more information contact Chuck Zemanek at 631-1368 or Chris Surbrook at 205-6960. You can also contact Blessed Sacrament Parish office at 835-6777.
Faith & Fellowship - Volunteers Needed
- Serious mental illness is more common than cancer, diabetes, heart disease or arthritis and affects one out of eight families.
- Faith and Fellowship is a unique method to provide faith experiences for persons with mental illness in the context of a small community of believers.
- Volunteers experience spiritual growth and community as we reach out to each other with the hope and joy of a loving God.
- Meetings are held once a week during the school year.
Is the Holy Spirit calling you to lend your generous heart to work with people who live with mental illness? Please contact Marcia Schneider @ 989 859-4289 or Rita Wernette @ 989 631-6305 or more information. Thank you!
- In 2019, 3,305 items were distributed.
- Stitch and Prayer Kits Are Back….If you are a sewer and would like to work on one of the Stitch and Prayer kits, please check out the baskets on the cart in the gathering area. We have included kits with all necessary materials, and instructions.
- Individual kits are available for completing a pillowcase, or an adult clothing protector, or a laundry bag, or port pillows.
- When you are finished with your project, please return it to the basket provided. All completed items will be donated to community members in need. Thank you!