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

Our mission is to accompany your family to an encounter with Christ through faith formation. This year our encounter will focus on how we are all “Called to Love”- God and our neighbors. We are excited to help your family put that love into action within your homes, community and world.

This year, all faith formation levels will be structured in a “hybrid” model using different formats, depending on grade level. We will meet in person, when possible, conduct virtual sessions and provide packets for in home use. We will be updating you with more details as we get closer to our faith formation kickoff on September 27th. Save the date for this fun family event where we begin to answer our “Call to Love”.

As registered members of the parish, your child(ren) are called to be a part of our Children’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry. Before we begin this year, we need ALL families to update their family information and medical treatment release forms. These two documents can be downloaded and fill out electronically in Adobe Reader. Please return to our parish office professional, Sharon Worthington (sharon@assumptionmidland.org), by Wednesday, September 16. If you have any problems or questions, please call the office at 631-4447.

It gives us great comfort that the Holy Spirit is guiding our planning! We ask for your prayers as the year enfolds. Yours in Christ, Kathy Russell, Director of Youth Ministry (6-12th grade) kathyr@assumptionmidland.org

Sarah Hocking, Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator (PreK-5th grade) sarah@assumptionmidland.org

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Witness Youth Event Moved to October 2021. Join us for Online Event Scheduled for Nov. 1, 2020

For safety reasons, the date of our in-person Witness high school youth event will be moved to Oct. 30, 2021.

This year, we invite all local high school age youth to an online event on Nov. 1, 2020. This event will include a message from Bishop Gruss, other inspiring speakers and great music.

More details about the event on Nov. 1, 2020 will shared at witnessevent.org

For more information contact
Kathy Russell

Connect! Sunday Reflection FOR SUNDAY October 25 The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • Exodus 22:20-26

  • 1 Thessalonians 1:5C-10

  • Matthew 22:34-40

What presently has your heart? What occupies your mind? And what are you trying to gain at perhaps the cost of your soul? How can you love God with all you have? How can we love God with all our heart surrounded by so many others whom we love?

Read the full reflection.

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

Our mission is to accompany your family to an encounter with Christ through faith formation. This year our encounter will focus on how we are all “Called to Love”- God and our neighbors. We are excited to help your family put that love into action within your homes, community and world.

This year, all faith formation levels will be structured in a “hybrid” model using different formats, depending on grade level. We will meet in person, when possible, conduct virtual sessions and provide packets for in home use. We will be updating you with more details as we get closer to our faith formation kickoff on September 27th. Save the date for this fun family event where we begin to answer our “Call to Love”.

As registered members of the parish, your child(ren) are called to be a part of our Children’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry. Before we begin this year, we need ALL families to update their family information and medical treatment release forms. These two documents can be downloaded and fill out electronically in Adobe Reader. Please return to our parish office professional, Sharon Worthington (sharon@assumptionmidland.org), by Wednesday, September 16. If you have any problems or questions, please call the office at 631-4447.

It gives us great comfort that the Holy Spirit is guiding our planning! We ask for your prayers as the year enfolds. Yours in Christ, Kathy Russell, Director of Youth Ministry (6-12th grade) kathyr@assumptionmidland.org

Sarah Hocking, Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator (PreK-5th grade) sarah@assumptionmidland.org

If you need information or want to join the Knights of Columbus, please contact Jim Hitchcock at 989-954-3930. Check out our website at: www.KofC2141.org.

K of C 2141, Monthly Meetings, Wed. 7 PM, See Calendar

Stitch and Prayer SEWING GROUP

Do you crochet, knit, sew, or quilt? If so, Stitch and Prayer may be just the place for you! We are a group of people who enjoy our craft and are dedicated to helping others throughout our local community, and beyond. All skill levels are welcome! We work on our favorite projects at home, and bring them to our monthly meetings to donate. Meetings take place at Assumption in the parish hall at 9:45 a.m.

  • Calendar on website.

  • The Stitch and Prayer Group.

  • Thank you for 10 years of love and support for our ministry.

  • Come join us!

  • Contact: Laura Ornelas, 989-506-2278 or Kathie Grzesiak, 839-8451.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • We distributed a total of 6,503 items in 2018 and 2019.

Faith Adult & Social Events - MOre on Homepage

Tired of being isolated, come join our Book Study!

We will be examining the most perfect of all prayers, the Holy Mass.

The book, Living The Mass How One Hour a Week Can Change Your Life, helps us understand that we are called by our Baptism to “go” and “do” as ambassadors of Christ.

How does God prepare us for this mission? The Mass is where all of heaven and earth are brought into close communion. How can such an encounter not transform us completely?

Fr. Grassi and Joe Paprocki believe more Catholics need to be brought into awareness that each part of Mass from the Introductory Rite, Liturgy of The Word, Communion Rite, Concluding Rite and every prayer in between can find expression in our everyday lives.

Revitalize your love of the Mass by joining us each Wednesday at 1:00pm starting September 9th.

It should be noted that we may be meeting in person (observing all Covid restrictions) or using Zoom depending on the most current information.

Please call or message Maria (989) 948-9740 or Mary (989) 245-2479 and sign up today.

Assistance in downloading the Zoom app is available.

  • How might I help?

  • Mission Statement: We seek to comfort the bereaved by offering a funeral luncheon.

  • Anyone interested in helping with this ministry would be most welcomed.

  • Luncheon worker: Help set up, serve meal, and clean up.

  • Funeral Luncheon Team Leaders:

    • Roe Baker (989) 835-5473, Donna Semanco (989) 631-0872, Jean Krause (989) 631-1050, Mary Smith (989) 245-2479, Annette Meyers (989) 698-6601, Linda Stopka

  • Church Provides: Ham, meatballs, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, baked beans, and beverages.

  • Food donations: Desserts such as pies, cakes, and cookies. Salads such as pasta salad, jello salad, fruit salad, peas and peanuts. Side dishes such as macaroni and cheese, corn casserole, broccoli and rice. Also needed are rolls and cheese slices.

  • Sign up sheets are at the Welcome Circle. Any questions: Contact a team leader,

Postponed: Scripture after weekday morning Mass, See monthly calendar.

DIOCESE OF SAGINAW / Upcoming Events

Weekly Bible Study For Youth With Father Adam Maher WHEN: Every Thursday at 7 p.m.WHERE: Online

This online only bible study is for middle, high school and college age young people. Use this link to join the online meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/797760221 You can also dial in using your phone at (872) 240-3311 Access Code: 797-760-221

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/797760221

Five-Day Parenting Challenge One To Two Minute Videos On How To Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Child

WHEN: Anytime WHERE: Visit www.meandmyhouse.net by Evango

Each challenge video only takes a minute or two to watch, but through them you will learn to do simple yet powerful actions to improve and strengthen your relationship with your child. Once you visit the site, click on “Take the 5 Day Challenge”.

Relationship Inventory Seminar (PREPARE/ENRICH)-Virtual WHEN: October 3, 2020; 9:00 am-3:00 pm WHERE: Virtual Workshop

This seminar provides couples an opportunity to strengthen their relationship using an online assessment tool to identify strength and growth areas of their relationship; utilizing presentations, group discussion and private couple dialogue, couples will explore their personality traits, strengthen communication skills, learn to resolve conflicts and techniques to help reduce stress. Each couple receives a personalized report. This seminar may be used as part of the marriage preparation process for engaged couples, but is also appropriate for couples who are dating and considering engagement or married couples seeking enrichment.

This workshop is a virtual workshop. Participants are required to have a computer/laptop with audio to participate. Couples are expected to be together in the same location for the workshop.

The fee is $50 per couple.

Marriage Preparation Workshop-Virtual WHEN: October 31, 2020; 9:00 am-3:30 pm WHERE: Virtual Workshop

The Diocesan Marriage Preparation Workshop offers formation for engaged couples preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage. Among the topics covered are: Marriage as a Sacrament, Marital Intimacy, Natural Family Planning, Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Family of Origin. The workshop features presentations by trained marriage facilitators, practical couple exercises, private discussion and prayer.

This workshop is a virtual workshop. Participants are required to have a computer/laptop with audio to participate. Couples are expected to be together in the same location for the workshop.

The fee is $50 per couple.

cancellation of the Fall rummage

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.

Next Blood Drive

Monday, November 16th 2:00pm—6:00pm

Assumption DuRussel Parish Hall

Please eat before donating

Appointment Preferred: call 1-866-MIBLOOD or visit versiti.org/miblood

Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Frustrated, hurt or angry? Constantly fighting? Shutting down? Thought about separation or divorce?

RETROUVAILLE CAN HELP!! Five years later 76% of respondents were still married! Retrouvaille is the alternative to divorce! 100% Confidential!!

The next Retrouvaille program will begin Friday, October 16th, 2020 in the Detroit Area. Contact information: 800-470-2230 HelpOurMarriage.org

Marriage Preparation Workshop—Virtual

WHEN: October 31, 2020; 9:00 am-3:30 pm

WHERE: Virtual Workshop

The Diocesan Marriage Preparation Workshop offers formation for engaged couples preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage. Among the topics covered are: Marriage as a Sacrament, Marital Intimacy, Natural Family Planning, Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Family of Origin. The workshop features presentations by trained marriage facilitators, practical couple exercises, private discussion and prayer.

This workshop is a virtual workshop. Participants are required to have a computer/laptop with audio to participate. Couples are expected to be together in the same location for the workshop. The fee is $50 per couple.

Contact: Linda Milco
Coordinator of Marriage and Family Ministry
989-797-6660
lmilco@dioceseofsaginaw.org

Bottle and Can Drive

I am raising funds for an Eagle Scout project that will go towards a walking prayer path (labyrinth) on the north side of the church. To raise funds we are arranging a recyclables drive (glass, aluminum, plastic beverage containers). Donations can be dropped off in the boxes at the south entrance to the parish hall. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

UPDATE: scroll down to see the finished project. Your donations are still being gratefully accepted!

~Matthew Wright

Thank you, Matthew Wright, for the beautiful labyrinth!!

Last weekend Matthew Wright was able to complete his Eagle Scout project after many months of planning, organizing, delays and meetings. Your hard work and dedication has come to fruition! Many, for years to come, will grow in relationship with God using this prayer form.

What is a labyrinth?

A spiritual tool serving as a walk-centering activity for the human heart, mind and soul. It has a single, purposeful path that winds from the edge into the center. The same path leads back out to the edges again. It resembles the indirect path of our lives.

How to use a labyrinth

Walk in calm silence, invite God to walk with you in order to hear and respond to Him. You may have a specific intention you want to focus on. It’s a time to draw near to God.

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