Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish


Assumption Social and Spiritual Events

Contact Us if you have any questions about these events. Midland Area Catholic Community (MACC)

Early faith formation registration for 2019-2020, forms: Youth, children

  • Early registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin for all grades (Preschool thru High School).
  • Please pick up your packet in the gathering space. Return all completed forms to the office by the first weekend in May.
  • Join us next year as we explore and celebrate the theme:
  • Please contact the office if you did not receive a packet.
  • Return all completed forms to the office this week.
  • Thank you, Kathy and Sarah

Thank you to all catechists, aides and substitutes in our children’s faith formation program for the 2018-2019 school year!

Tim Farkas, Becky Ladewski, Gina Ora, Rachel Applegate, Dan Schneider, Amy Farnum, Marcia Schneider, Kathy Conley, Rebecca Stubbert, Bridget Smith, Melissa Paulik, Mary Draves, Sandy Zondlak, Jade Remacle, Alicia Dzurka, Maria Dvorak, Carlie Servinski, Noreen Warrick, Reid Stubbert

You plant the seed. You spread the word. You show the way. You share the faith! Because you heeded the Lord’s call, you reveal to our children the value of life; You open their eyes to the presence of God; You prepare their hearts for the challenge of love.


Hey 5th Graders…Have you ever asked yourself Who Am I??

Discover who you are in God’s eyes and a place where you can be yourself: Youth Ministry!!

Join us for the MACC 5th Grade “Welcome to Youth Ministry Event”, Friday, May 17th, 6-8 pm at Assumption BVM Parish

Pizza, games, prayer & insights from current middle school students. Please register by: May 10th. Registration forms are in the gathering space. Questions: contact Kathy Russell


Our collection totals for the year were as follows:

  • October $179.66 snow boots for Midland County
  • November $118.14 first aid supplies for Mustard Seed Shelter
  • January $213.50 Life Clinic in Midland
  • February $197.86 May family
  • March and April $438.86 Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

That’s a total of $1,148.02 given to help those in need in our community and around the world. Your little donations add up to make a BIG difference!

While faith formation is not in session, our children’s collection will be added to the general church collection and put to good use in many ways.

Vacation Bible School @ Assumption, jUNE 17 TO jUNE 20, register by June 10

  • Deadline June 10th for registration, payment, and turn in medical forms.
  • Volunteers (middle school through adult age) needed!, we can’t do it without YOU!
  • Participants can be 4 years old thru current 4th graders. (4 year olds must be preschool ready)
  • 9 am until noon at Assumption, Life is Wild—God is Good!
  • More information on this VBS advertisement.
  • $25.00 for 1st child (includes Sing & Play Roar music)
  • $45.00 for 2 children
  • $65 for three or more siblings in same family
  • Space is limited—Register early!
  • Contact Sarah with any questions and/or to volunteer.
  • VBS Donations Needed! Please visit the tri-fold board in the gathering space to see what supplies we need. Take a request slip (OR TWO) if you can help us out. Return each request slip with the donation by June 10th to the rolling table cart in the gathering space or the parish office. Thank you!!

"Helping our children grow in their Catholic Faith" May 2019 PDF file to read online or download.

thank Joan Farkas for helping with the Middle School Youth Ministry Program

Joan helped with the drama portion of the programming this past year. The last session of the year the MS students performed skits from the Bible that ranged from “The Beginning through the Resurrection”. Just as Jesus came to serve, Joan you serve our youth in a kind and caring way. Joan, you are truly a “Follower of Jesus”, gifted by the Spirit and walking in His light!! ~Kathy

Early faith formation registration for 2019-2020, forms: Youth, children

  • Early registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin for all grades (Preschool thru High School).
  • Please pick up your packet in the gathering space. Return all completed forms to the office by the first weekend in May.
  • Please contact the office if you did not receive a packet.
  • Return all completed forms to the office this week.
  • Thank you, Kathy and Sarah



Commitment forms and $150 non–refundable deposit due May 1st. (forms can be found in the gathering space or here.)

HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE GRADUATES, Sunday, June 2nd at 9:30 am Mass. Confirm by This Week

  • An invitation was sent out to all high school graduates. If you did not receive one, please call the parish office.
  • College graduates and families are invited also to the Mass and continental breakfast.
  • We do not send out invitations to our college graduates, but if you are graduating, please call the parish office or email to Kathy at
  • Let us know where you are graduating from, your degree, future plans and also if you and your family will be able to attend Mass and breakfast.

***If you have not yet gotten your information into the parish office, please do so this week.***

Take the Challenge! Put Your Faith into Action. Youth Encounter Service. June 23-28, 2019

Sponsored by: Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, June 23-28, 2019

ABVM cost: $75. You can do something important this summer! Join other Catholic high school youth learn about & fight poverty, and reach out to the poor of Saginaw.

Registration deadline: May 12th (space is limited!)

Questions: Contact Kathy Russell

Cedar Point Thursday, June 13th

Registration forms are now available in the gathering space, in the parish office and online.

Cost: $93, Deadline: Noon, May 13th

Questions: contact, Kathy Russell at 631-4447

Adult chaperones are needed and go for free!!


Presenters: Fr. Fran Daly S.J. and Sr. Kathie Budesky I.H.M.

Concert on Wednesday, October 30th ValLimar Jansen

More information to come at a later date!


Isabel and Linda were recently fully initiated into the Catholic Faith at our Easter Vigil.

Isabel was Baptized, Confirmed, and received Holy Eucharist. Linda, who already was baptized, completed her initiation by being Confirmed and received Holy Eucharist. We welcome them and congratulate them into our faith community. Please take time to say hi to them and introduce yourself when you see them in church.

Scripture after weekday morning Mass, See monthly calendar.

Little White Books

Little white books are available in the gathering space for daily reflection during the Easter Season, please make sure to take a copy.

Position Available at the Diocese

The Center for Ministry has a position for a casual/on-call Food Services Specialist to assist with preparing and serving meals for events; some evenings and weekends will be required.

For a full job description please visit under the jobs heading and send your resume to

VOICE OF THE FAITHFUl, Monday, May 20, 6:30pm @ Blessed Sacrament

Marie Collins, a sexual abuse survivor and member of the first Papal Commission for the Protection of Children, proposed seven points necessary for Catholic Church reform. During this VOTF meeting, we will discuss how the Saginaw Diocese measures up to the seven points.

The points can be read at the end of The meeting will be on Monday, May 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament.

VOTF is a group of serious Catholics who are concerned about our church and it's future. It's goals are: 1) to support survivors of clergy sex abuse, 2) to support priests of integrity, and 3) to shape structural change within the Catholic church.

For more information please contact Norbert Bufka (989) 835-2832. Learn more about VOTF at VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION TRUCK, Thursday, July 25, 2019, Assumption

Our Christian Service Committee would like to draw your attention to our poster in the gathering space regarding our MOBILE FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION TRUCK for. With the great success in 2018 when we hosted the distribution truck, we are doing it again this summer.

  • See MOBILE FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION TRUCK in welcome center to signup.
  • We reached our goal of $1,500 for the cost of the food truck, $1,518.25.
  • We have 40 volunteers signed up, still need 40 more
  • Please sign up to help those in need of food for their table.
  • We will pre-assign you a job depending on the area of need. Questions? email Cathy or call 631-4447.

CSA - Catholic Services Appeal

Your gifts to CSA allow the Vicar General to serve the 56 parishes of the Diocese. He works closely with pastors and pastoral administrators to help ensure that parish reorganizations are proceeding according to plans. He also connects parishes with diocesan offices and services when a specific parish need is identified. The services of the Vicar General are one of the many ministries offered through the office of the Bishop made possible by your gift to CSA. You may place your pledge in the collection basket or drop it off to the office during the week. Thank you!

Donations for Migrants, May 18/19 & May 25/26

open dour Soup Kitchen Volunteers needed

Assumption provides lunch servers at the Open Door soup kitchen on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday of every month. The summer schedule will be developed soon. If you would like to try out this ministry, please contact the parish office or call Ray at 631-5160.

Catholic Relief Services

Thank you for your generous support of The Catholic Relief Services Collection and for helping Jesus in disguise. Your contributions will make a difference for the poor and marginalized around the world. If you missed the collection, it’s not too late to give!

Just visit, and click on the “How to Give” link on the left. Or drop your donation in the collection basket— you received an envelope in your packet.

Baby Shower Collection

Thanks to your generosity, we here at Assumption Parish were able to donate diapers and $168.00 for the Diaper Alliance, and other items for the Life Clinic Center. All items and the monetary collection are put to good use to help moms in need, to provide the proper essentials they need for their babies. Thank you and may you be showered with blessings! Christian Service Committee

ABVM's women's book study conclude its second session on May 22.

A luncheon will be held on May 29 at 12:00 noon in Holy Grounds to socialize and plan for the next session. The theme for the next session will be: "Choose Joy!" Participants will be invited to select a book of their own choosing that is about Joy (one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit). At our bi-weekly meetings, which will begin on June 12, we will view videos from a series by Candace Payne entitled Defiant Joy. New members are welcome. Sign up will be available at the welcome circle. Please join us! Mary

If you have questions, you may call Mary Smith (989) 245-2479 or Maria Dvorak (989) 948-9740.

Stitch and Prayer SEWING GROUP

The Stitch and Prayer Group wants to extend their warmest Christmas greetings and prayers to the people of Assumption Parish. Thank you for 10 years of love and support for our ministry. Special hugs to Fr. Joe and the amazing parish staff who share God’s LOVE AND JOY with us every day. May your holidays be filled with God’s blessings.

Join us in January for our first 2019 meeting on January 14th at 9:45 am. Our December 24th chat session is cancelled so we can all bake cookies for Santa.

K of C Monthly Meetings 7 PM, See Calendar for monthly date.


The second workshop in the training series is Pastoral Care 102: End of Life Care and Support. This training will focus on providing spiritual care to the dying, a deeper understanding of self-care, support to the family, the benefits of hospice and palliative care and Catholic teaching regarding end of life decisions and care. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Ministry. It is recommended that those planning to attend Pastoral Care 102 will have previously completed a Pastoral Care 101 training.

The registration fee is $15 per person, which includes lunch and materials. Certificates of completion are given. To register a group from your parish for training, you may email a list of those attending, including the workshop name/date and permission to bill the parish to or mail with check made payable to the Diocese of Saginaw to: Diocese of Saginaw. 5800 Weiss St.. Saginaw, MI 48603, Attn: Maria Coss

Details of the scheduled workshops and flyers available for printing and distribution are found on the diocesan website at Bulletin announcements are coming soon.

For more information on either of the workshops or if you would like to host a training at your parish, contact Lori Becker at 989-797-6652 or email

A Thank You from the Guatemalan Stove Team 2019

Volunteers and contributions from the Midland and Sandford Catholic Parishes enabled us to install vented stoves and water filters in 120 Mayan dwellings in February. Your generosity brings us to a six-year total of 560 families. Purified water and a vented, fuel-efficient stove truly are life-sustaining. Burns from an open fire, smoke inhalation and dysentery have meant a loss of 1 in 5 children. A 70 % reduction in wood consumption saves the family 1 to 2 days of wood gathering each week and leaves one more tree a month in the forest.

We are planning for another 120 families in 2020. We will be looking for 18 volunteers and to raise $250 per Mayan family or $30,000.

To volunteer, contact Tom Tolton at or call 989-835-5828.

Contributions: Make checks payable to: Midland Area Community Foundation. Write in the memo space: Midland-Based HELPS Fund and send to Tom Tolton, 1101 Whispering Oak Dr. Midland MI 48642.

Social Events

Assumption Parish Golf Outing SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019 1:00 p.m. Currie East Course, sign up by June 16

  • All are welcome from ages 16 to 96 (and children who know how to golf).
  • 4 person teams will scramble for a day of fun and festivities.
  • Come with a partner or we will match you with someone to play with.
  • We will share lunch and laughter after our attempt to be under par.
  • Cost per golfer is: $22.00 (includes 9 holes of golf, cart, lunch & fun).
  • Space is limited so sign up RIGHT AWAY!!!
  • Sign-up in the entrance of church or in the office by: June 16th


The annual tour/pilgrimage to Poland sponsored by the Tri-City Polish Heritage Society will be July 18-30, 2019. The itinerary may be viewed at For more information please contact Deacon Stanley Kuczynski at 989.397.7370 or

Widowed Friends Card Club

ATTENTION ALL MACC Widowed Friends—CARD CLUB - See monthly Calendar for dates.

Reminder, we are meeting on the first and third Thursday of every month at Assumption Church to play cards. 1:00 pm (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE). Coffee and water are provided. If you have a friend who is a widow or widower who would like to come, they are welcome to join us. Contact Pat Blasy for any questions at 631-2140.

Yoga For Health

Please join us for Yoga for Health on Tuesdays 4:00-5:15 pm in Gathering Space. All levels are accommodated. Call Indira 835-1127 for questions. See monthly calendar.

Come and enjoy coffee and company At Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

"if you have love for one another, then everyone will know that are my disciples" ( John 13:35 )