EMAIL ISSUES

We are having trouble sending our weekly emails to addresses at charter.net and chartermi.net. If you have any questions or if you have a different email you would like to share, please give us a call. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

World Priest Day October 25

Our prayers are with you Fr. Joe as we celebrate this day. We are grateful for your presence in our midst.

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 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.

Lay Ministry

We are a faith family pursuing and sharing CELEBRATION, SERVICE and GROWTH. Our parish family was blessed this past Sunday as Bishop Gruss commissioned our sister, NOREEN WARRICK, as a Lay Minister for these next three Years. Noreen joins the half dozen other of our fellow parishioners who have already completed the formation process and are serving here at Assumption in various leadership roles. Noreen has served our parish family in a variety of roles over the years (e.g., choir, catechist, lector) and she wanted to grow and deepen her knowledge of our Catholic faith. She found the Lay Ministry process responsive to her hopes. We are grateful to Noreen for her service but also for the example her ongoing pursuit of growth offers us all. Congratulations Noreen, Thank you—and thanks to all who by your service and prayer continue to support our parish family.

Welcome to Our New Members

Assumption would like to welcome our new members

who have joined our parish community:

  • Don and Julia Wilkins

  • Doris Skarbek

  • Tina Crower

We welcome you as we grow in faith together! If you are interested in becoming a member of our parish community, please call the office at (989) 631-4447.

PARISH GARDEN UPDATE

Our garden is flourishing. Food is being donated three times a week because of our wonderful Garden Crew volunteers—thank you. Thank you also to Bernie and Michele Link for heading up this group and spending their free time to help those in need.

We invite you to bring in vegetables and/or fruit on: Tuesday or Thursday morning before 9:30 am leave outside by the office doors

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.

Christ's Mission Appeal (formerly CSA)

Commitment Weekend is October 24/25—go to saginaw.org/appeal for more details

open dour Soup Kitchen -We need you!

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.

cancellation of the Fall rummage - Buy Egg Rolls

The Fall Rummage sale scheduled in October will be cancelled due to the current virus evolving public health threat. Thank you for your under-standing and we look forward to your continued support when we hope to return next year.

Called to Love is the theme for our 2020-2021 Assumption BVM Faith Formation.

GRADES 1-5 / OCTOBER 4

In person option: Children and parents gather after 9:30AM Mass (outside or in social hall depending on weather) for family catechesis on our first unit, Revelation. Temperatures will be checked and masks worn for our gathering. Families go home with material to cover specific lessons for the rest of the month at their own pace.*

At home option: Children and parents watch a recorded session for family catechesis on our first unit, Revelation. Families pick up a packet at the church with material to cover specific lessons for the rest of the month at their own pace.*

*Catechists for Grades 1-5 will share online tools to help with lessons at home.

KINDERGARTEN / OCTOBER 4

All children participating in our kindergarten faith formation, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, will need to be dropped off in room 5 by their parents after getting their temperature taken at the entrance door (and don’t forget your mask). We will begin shortly after the conclusion of the 9:30am Mass and pick up will be at 12 noon in Room 5.

SEASON OF CREATION

September 1 – October the Church celebrates the Season of Creation where we reflect on our care for creation and how blessed we are for the gift of God’s creation.

Our parish’s Prayer Committee from the Pastoral Council is offering daily reflections on the parish’s Facebook Page (Assumption Catholic Church). These reflections include a scripture verse and an associate picture of creation. If you would like to offer a picture of creation, accompanied by a scripter verse, please email it to Sr. Jeanne at jeanne@assumptionmidland.org.

October 17-18, 2020

Dozens of Catholic Mobile Apps. More at CatholicAppitude.com

Steps to add Assumption website to your smartphone.

Formed - Catholic service to studies, films, audios, and eBooks. Android, Apple

“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)