Visit the Christian Service page to see additional giving opportunities.

Annual Rummage Sale

Note the new date: April 16–18

Mark your calendar for the annual rummage sale which will be held April 16–18; just in time for Spring cleaning!

Items can be dropped off April 11–13 between 9am and 5pm. Please, no exceptions!

We are unable to accept large pieces of indoor exercise equipment (treadmills, stationary bikes, etc), expired baby items like car seats and cribs, or monitors or TVs that do not have a flat screen.

More volunteers are needed and always welcome! No experience is necessary. Help is needed from April 11–18, times are flexible. 

Sign-up sheets are at the welcome circle at church or you can contact Laura Atton lauraatton@gmail.com.

Easter Egg Roll Sale

April 27–28 after Mass

Knights of Columbus Council 2141 is selling egg rolls after Mass. Prices are

Limited quantities are available. Order yours today by calling 989-430-8622 or emailing knights2141@gmail.com

Proceeds from the sale will support seminarian education.

Grief Support Series

Begins May 8

Grief is something we cannot avoid. We must go through it at some time in our lives. Holy Family Parish in Saginaw is offering a 6-week Grief Support Series beginning Wednesday, May 8 at 10:00am, in the lower level of the church. If interested, please contact Beth Bauer at bbauer@diosag.org or 989-797-6655, or Peter Prokop at rpprokop@gmail.com.

Blood Drive

May 13, 1:30–6:00pm

Knights of Columbus Council 2141 will host its next drive on March 18 in the Multipurpose Room. Drop-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment.

Food Truck Outreach

Wednesday July 17

In cooperation with the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network, the Food Truck at Assumption has been scheduled for July 17. It will take many hands to unload the many pallets of food, load grocery carts at the various food stations, and unload the grocery carts into the cars of those in need. Please sign-up in the gathering space. 

We have reached our financial goal to sponsor this July’s Food Truck. Thank you so much for your generous support! 

However, we need 70 volunteers for the day. Please take time to consider signing up to help out with this very important ministry to those in need of food for their table. Families are welcome. A great gift that you can pass on to your kids is the gift of volunteering. If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact the parish office. You can also sign up in the gathering space. 

Let’s make this a day that truly lives out the Gospel Message

“For when I was hungry you gave me to eat.”

Matthew 25

Help Wanted

Art & Environment

HELP Wanted by Art & Environment 

Have you ever wondered how and why the church environment changes for the liturgical seasons? The Art and Environment team at ABVM would like your help.  Volunteers are needed for an hour or two as a helping hand, or even to put in a few more hours and be included in the planning stages. You can learn as you go, or bring experience you already have.  Instructions will be given. All are welcome.

If interested or for more information, please call Marilyn at 989-430-1748 or see Jim Renfer at church.

Guatemalan Stove Team 2024

The Midland-based Guatemalan Stove Team, with the support of our parishes, has served over 1000 Mayan families and several schools since forming in 2012. The water filters and stoves that we provide are truly life changing. The vented stoves replace a smoky fire pit on the floor of the homes, and run with 70% less wood, saving the family two hours of work a day or, if the wood is purchased, about 40% of their income. The water filters eliminate the risk of waterborne illnesses such as dysentery, a leading cause of death, especially in young children. 

Our stove team is planning to travel in February 2024 to help at least 154 more families and a school. Please consider serving as a volunteer on a future team, praying for these efforts, or donating to maintain this work. Our goal is to raise $300 for each family that we serve. 

If you are interested in volunteering on a future team, send information requests to: Stephanie.Williams511@gmail.com or Kevin Shaughnessy at kmshaug6@gmail.com. 

Visit the Midland Area Community Foundation to contribute to this effort. Alternatively, you can send a check made out to Midland Area Community Foundation  with the memo Midland-Based HELPS Fund to: 

Stephanie Williams
2626 E Whippoorwill Hollow
Midland MI 48642 

Coffee and Doughnuts

Help Needed!

We offer Coffee and Doughnuts on a regular basis on the 1st Sunday of the month. Mary Lou Leslie, a member of the Christian Service Commission, will serve as an organizer, and we are in need of helpers to set up 30 minutes before Mass, to help serve, and to clean up afterward.

Families and individuals are encouraged to consider this ministry of hospitality that serves us all. Sign-up is available at the welcome circle in the gathering space or contact the parish office.

Hidden Harvest

Hidden Harvest is a non-profit organization that collects food from organizations, churches, and individuals and then distributes it to various food pantries, organizations, and soup kitchens that reach out to those in need.

You are invited to participate in this worthwhile project of providing food for people in need.  During the summer, bring in vegetables and/or fruit from your garden on Tuesday or Thursday morning before 9:30am. Please do not leave it outside the night before. 

Produce can be dropped off by the office door.  Thank you for your support. 

For more information visit Hidden Harvest.

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.

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 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!

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

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:

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 

Stitch and Prayer Sewing Group

Do you crochet, knit, quilt, or sew? Want to use your talent to serve others? Stitch and Prayer Group invites you to join us. We are a group of faithful people who enjoy using our craft to create handmade items to warm the hearts of community members, in the local Midland area and beyond.  Using the group's materials, we create beautiful items at home and bring them to monthly meetings to donate. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 10am. Beginners are welcome!  We love to help others learn to craft! For more information, contact Julie Maurer 989-689-0480 or Kathy Grzesiak 989-859-5463.

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