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

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 & Confession times, Bulletin, Calendars, Scripture, Reflections, Saints, Directions, Church/Office Hours

Mass and Rosary Schedule:

  • 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

Today's Scripture: Text, Audio, Reflection Video

"A Second's Thought" by Fr Joe

Saint of the Day - audio click name - (Free Android, Apple)

Get Directions 3516 E. Monroe Rd. Midland, Mi 48642 1-(989)-631-4447

Church opens 7:30 am, Mon-Fri, pray and/or meditate

Office hours 8:30 am - 4 pm Mon-Fri. Calendar seasonal hours

This weekend's Mass

Mass: Saturday Feb 23, 4:30pm, Sunday Feb 24 9:30am, Scripture readings

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

“But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back.” Luke 6:35

This is not easy. Very often we need help to show mercy and compassion toward those who do us wrong. It may be hard, but perhaps start with the little annoyances that you experience. Say a prayer for the person who caused you to feel unwanted or irritated. Say a prayer to be strong and not vengeful.

Below are some upcoming Christian Service opportunities and reports. More at Christian Service and Community. Meeting minutes.

BLOOD DRIVE Monday, Mar 18, 2:00pm-7:00pm

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE April 9, 10 & 11, 2019 at Assumption

Drop off on April 4-7 (Thursday thru Sunday only).

3516 E Monroe Rd, Midland, MI 48642, (Corner of Jefferson & Monroe)

HUGE Sale, More than 40 Years History!!

volunteer - Friendship Ministry to the sick and Lonely - NEW!

  • This program, Friendship Ministry to the Lonely, is our hope to connect in the lives of the lonely and sick members of our community with love and compassion.
  • We are looking to build friendly connections between these often, overlooked individuals and those who are willing to share their time and establish a relationship with them.
  • Please call Marlene, Barb or Maria. Yours in Christ, The Christian Service Commission Marlene Saotome (989) 859-2488, Barbara Junga (989) 948-1239, Maria Dvorak (989) 948-9740

Mardi gras, Sat Mar 2, after Mass - kIDS AND ADULTS, Abvm, rsvp by feb 24

Cajun Inspired Dinner, DJ, Bingo, Teen Hangout Area, Wine and Beer Tasting, Children's Entertainment. Silent Auction Too! - Seeking silent auction donations from parishioners, business owners, and/or families of business owners that we can include in the silent auction. Donate by Feb 24. Call 989-631-4447 or email Sarah Hocking

Wild Goose Series at Assumption - The Holy Spirit!

A five week series of getting to know more about the third person of the Trinity…The Holy Spirit! Introductory Video, Study Guide and more. Each session is unique so you do not need to attend all the sessions.

Sunday after Mass. Also Monday evenings at 6:30 pm, and Thursday mornings at 9:30 am. The weekly sessions will be scheduled until March 7. Sign–up sheets will be at the Welcome Center.

Magnificent Mondays, Mar 11 to April 18, Assumption Holy Grounds, 6:30-8:00pm

Come travel back to Israel. See where Jesus performed the miracles we will hear in the gospels during Lent and learn more about Jesus’ ministry. You don’t want to miss this trip! And you can see it all in the comfort of Holy Grounds. Good fellowship and snacks are provided.

Book your trip now at the Welcome Circle or call the office, 989-631-4447 and ask for Cathy Converse. Mondays March 11th thru April 18th, Assumption Holy Grounds 6:30-8:00pm

"Souper" Social at Assumption Holy Grounds

Open Door - Midland Souper Social, Wednesday, Mar 13th, 6:00 pm, Assumption - Holy Grounds

Join your fellow parishioners for soup and fellowship as Renee Pettinger, executive director of Midland’s Open Door provides awareness about our local homeless shelter and soup kitchen.

Attendees will enjoy warm soup, conversation, and gain information about Midlands Open Door. We will also have a chance to recognize and celebrate Assumption’s many contributions to this ministry. Come and enjoy, hear how lives are changed by your kindness.

Photos/more at Community

"The big raffle", Tickets $5 each, Benefit ASSUMPTION Youth ministry & St John Neumann catholic education grant

Drawing March 14, 2019, 2019 Big Raffle Prizes* are:

  • Grand Prize: NEW Chevrolet Spark or $10,000, $5,000 Home Improvement Project, Airfare for TWO to anywhere in the continental United States, Apple iPad, Computer laptop. * In the unlikely event that less than 10,000 tickets are sold, there will be one cash prize of $5,000 awarded.
  • Buy Tickets Online or Welcome Center after Mass

Youth 2 Youth Retreat April 27-28, at Camp Rotary, Register Soon

Cost: $65 includes all meals and lodging at Camp Rotary in Clare, MI Drivers needed! Register soon because space is limited. Contact Kathy Russell via email or 989-631-4447

Want to know more about the Youth 2 Youth Retreat? Watch video.

Sacramental Preparation

Children SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Confirmation, Sat, May 4, 2 pm, Blessed Sacrament

Sacramental Preparation is held on the same days regular CFF has their sessions beginning Jan. 27. Children planning to receive Sacraments and at least one parent must attend these sessions. SAVE THE DATES

First Reconciliation: Saturday, Feb. 16 (10am-12noon) at ABVM

Confirmation: Saturday, May 4 (2pm) at Blessed Sacrament

First Eucharist: Sunday, May 5 (9:30am) at ABVM

Catholic Mobile App of the week - More at Apps/Books/Bulletins

Holy Bible

Holy Bible mobile

Holy Bible - (Free) Apple, Android, "Download the free app and access your bookmarks, notes, and reading plans from anywhere. Enjoy hundreds of versions, including audio, .... "

“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)