Visit the Christian Service page to see additional giving opportunities.

Pickleball is back!

You are invited to join in the fun Tuesdays at 6:30pm.

No experience is needed—we can help you learn to have fun in this fastest growing game. The court is located at the east end of the parish hall—look for the cars in the parking lot.

ABVM Parish Garden

Blessings on the feast of St. Isadore! Did you know angels assisted St. Isadore (patron saint of farmers) in his toiling in the field?

Please consider being an “angel” by volunteering in the Assumption community garden.

Work days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, beginning at 9:00am. Stay as long as you can.

All produce goes to assist those in need.

Call Bernie Link at 989-689-5228 for more information.

Mobile Food Pantry

Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 21 for the Mobile Food Pantry at Assumption. It will take many hands to unload the pallets of food, to load grocery carts at the various food stations, and to unload the grocery carts into the cars of those in need.

Safety will be a priority. The more volunteers that we have the lighter the work and the more fun we have! Help is needed from 8:00am–12:00pm, with lunch provided following the event. You can sign up for the entire time or whatever part fits your schedule.

Sign up on the sheet at the Welcome Circle in the gathering space, or contact the parish office.

ABVM RUMMAGE SALE

August 9–11

The rummage sale team will meet Tuesday June 7th at 5:30pm in Holy Grounds.

All are welcome, experienced and inexperienced alike. Help will be needed Aug 4–11, as few or as many hours that you can give will be appreciated.

Please contact Laura Attoncall at 989-430-8215 or lauraatton@gmail.com to RSVP or for more information.

Opportunity To Serve

Would you be willing to begin a wonderfully rewarding experience twice a month taking Eucharist to Catholics residing at Bickford Cottage and Storypoint at Independence Village?

This is a twice-monthly commitment to visit individual residents, or at times the group to recite the rosary, converse, and share prayer requests. It’s a most rewarding ministry to lift the spirits of those who can no longer live independently at home or attend Mass.

Please contact Carol Landis at calandis54@gmail.com.

Calling You

We are looking for new members to serve on our Pastoral Council.

Please call the parish office if you or someone you know may be interested, or is seeking additional information.

St. Brigid Catholic School 100th Anniversary

We are preparing for St. Brigid Catholic School's 100-year anniversary next school year and are collecting information and stories from alumni.

We will use this information to showcase our alumni throughout the past century in our “Hall of History”, in the school newsletter, church bulletin, and possibly in news articles about our 100 year legacy.

Please complete the St. Brigid Alumni Profile.

Regina Class of 1972

Next summer will mark 50 years since we would have graduated from Regina High School if it hadn’t closed at the end of our junior year. A couple of us have been talking about getting together for a reunion. But before we go too far with planning we need your help. Would you be interested in reconnecting with old friends? Have you remained in contact with high school friends who might be interested in attending too? And if you are still in Midland or surrounds would you be willing to help us with the planning since neither of us are local? We are excited to reconnect with as many of our former classmates as possible—even those who might have only been there for only a year or two.

Please contact us at regina72reunion@yahoo.com and let us know if you would be interested in attending a Regina reunion next summer.

Media Outreach Ministry Needs You!

Masses are livestreamed each week for those who are unable to join the Assumption faith community in person. This technology also provides us the ability to livestream other events that occur throughout the church year.

There is a need a need for Media Outreach Ministers. This invitation is open to anyone from middle school to adult. No previous knowledge and skills are required; training will be provided.

If you are interested in this ministry or have any questions, please contact Max Schneider by stopping by the Media Outreach Ministry room (the former cry room) any Sunday before or after Mass, or by email at maxschneider@att.net.

Making Health Our Priority

Please join us for gentle yoga for health…

Gentle yoga on mats Tuesdays 3:00–4:00pm.

Chair yoga Mondays 3:00–4:00 pm in the multi-purpose room.

Note: there will be no yoga during July and August.

Any questions, call Indira at 989-835-1127.

Wanted: Missing Bags

Have you found one of these bags lying in your home? If so, please return it to the church, preferably filled with the items specified on the attached tag.

If you have considered donating to the monthly Food Pantry, please pick up one (or more) of these bags in the Gathering Space, fill it and return it with your donated items – there’s even an attached card suggesting needed items. Using the teal bags helps reduce the accumulation of plastic bags.

Thank you!

Two reasons for our mission

Guatemalan Stove Team 2022

Since 2012, Midland parishes have responded to the needs of the rural poor in Guatemala by contributing time, talent and treasure to local teams that partner with HELPS International.

Many from Midland area parishes continue to keep this mission alive. To date our parishes have assisted over 800 families and numerous schools, providing each with a safe smoke-free environment, clean water, and more income. The stoves reduce wood consumption by 70%, which represents a significant portion of income and is equivalent to saving one tree per month.

Your Guatemala mission team is planning to serve 120 families again in 2022. We plan to raise $250 per Mayan family for stoves and filters, or $30,000. If travel is deemed safe by the US and Guatemalan governments, a team of fully-vaccinated Midlanders will do this work in-person. If not, the local HELPS team will continue to do the installations.

For more information, contact Tom Tolton at 989-835-5828.

Healing After Abortion

Are you or someone you know suffering from the pain of an abortion and seeking healing and forgiveness? Support is available by specially trained ministers through the Diocese of Saginaw’s Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats and Project Rachel Ministry.

For more information, visit Healing after Abortion - You are not Alone or contact Lori Becker at 989-797-6652 or lbecker@dioceseofsaginaw.org for a private and confidential consultation.

Open Door Update

Help Needed

Help is needed to provide lunches for clients at the Open Door Soup Kitchen on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday of each month. Volunteers work one 4-hour shift at Open Door about every other month.

Please contact the parish office if you are interested in this ministry.

About Open Door

Midland’s Open Door operates a community soup kitchen from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. The soup kitchen provides a hot wholesome meal for our shelter guests and is also open to the public. In addition to the noon meal, soup and sandwiches are available for takeout for the guests evening meal. There are no formal qualifications for someone to benefit from the soup kitchen meals and all meals are provided at no cost to our guests.

Get Help

If you or someone you know is in need of help, Midland’s Open Door is always open. For shelter, please call (989) 835-2291 and ask to speak with a community life advisor.

Caregiving Network

Founded in 1992, Caregiving Network cares for the people of Midland County and surrounding areas who are struggling and unable to meet their basic needs, due to short term emergency or long-term life crisis circumstances. As an organization ministering for Jesus Christ, we offer resources to all who are in need at no cost. We can respond quickly to help in the areas outlined below. We also are able to offer referrals to a wide range of other area resources and organizations.

Our ministries include:

  • Food pantry: wide selection of nutritious grocery items and fresh seasonal items when available

  • Home Essentials: small appliances, bedding, kitchen, bath items to set up a home after disaster or personal crisis

  • Transportation Assistance: gas card for work or doctor appointment, local transportation such as County Connection or Dial-A-Ride

  • Carefund Assistance: water, electricity, natural gas, propane and wood

  • Winter Wear: coats, scarves, hats, gloves, for the family

  • Health Care Assistance: aid for the uninsured or those in hardship for dental procedures or medical equipment rental

Please help us help! Tell others about us. We are passionate about reaching the hurting and helpless with Christ’s love as we minister to their physical needs.

Caregiving Network · 607 Gordon Street · Midland MI 48640

To learn more call 989-837-9757 or visit www.caregiving.network.

2-1-1: public service number for non-emergency needs

These are difficult times for Michiganders. More and more, families that have never faced financial struggles are finding themselves in need of help. 2-1-1 is available to connect those in need to local resources. Agents are standing by 24/7 to connect people with help of all kinds, like where the closest COVID-19 testing location is, which shelters are open, where to find free meals, and other essential needs. 2-1-1 is a public service number for non-emergency needs.

If you need information or want to join the Knights of Columbus, please contact Jim Hitchcock at 989-954-3930. Visit our web site today.

K of C 2141 meets each month on the 3rd Wednesday 7:00pm

The Knights will host the next blood drive on July 11 from 2:30–6:00pm. Schedule your appointment today.

Stitch and Prayer Sewing Group

The Stitch and Prayer Group, which began in 2009, is an interdenominational group of people who like to sew, knit, crochet, and quilt. Our goal is to meet the unique needs of the poor and vulnerable, including our neighbors who are sick, homeless, hospitalized, handicapped, homebound, pregnant, or in other situations.

Our donations are given to over 25 non-profit organizations in the Mid-Michigan area, and throughout out-lying areas. So far this year we have donated over 2200 items, examples of which can be found on our website. All crafters are welcome to join us, and we meet at 9:45am on the second Monday of each month in DuRussel Hall at Assumption. Our next meetings are November 8 and December 13. We also meet each month on the 4th Monday for a Stitch and Chat session at 10:00am.

For more information about Stitch and Prayer, please contact Laura Ornelas (989-506-2278) or Kathie Grzesiak (989-839-8451).

Rummage sale 2021 Final Update


Thanks again to all the people who helped make it happen; all the volunteers that worked to organize, price and sell merchandise; everyone that donated items; people who provided support

behind the scenes; and everyone that came to shop.

We donated the funds earned at the sale—a total of $10,000—to the following charities:

  • Sanford Strong

  • Bernadine Franciscan Sisters

  • Sisters of St. Clare

  • Knights of Columbus

  • Toni & Trish House

  • Global Compassion

  • Special Olympics

  • Guatemala Stove Team 2022

We also donated many items to the following groups:

  • The Caregiving Network

  • Open Door

  • Migrant Farm Workers

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Shelterhouse

  • MidMichigan Medical Center

  • Humane Society of Midland

  • Salvation Army

  • Goodwill

Mark your calendars for our next sale August 9–11 2022. Start setting aside items to donate and please consider volunteering, we can always use more help. All are welcome!

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