Living the Eucharist

Are you ready to grow closer to God this Lent?

During Lent, all are invited to grow in their relationship with Jesus through listening and praying with the Word of God, going deeper in understanding the meaning of Eucharist in small groups throughout the week, receiving the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass, and discerning how to live Christ’s Pascal Mystery we celebrate in our daily lives. 

Over the next few weeks, we will be signing people up for small groups which will meet at various times throughout the week in parishioners’ homes and at the church. Personal devotional booklets will also be made available over the next few weeks. 

Please contact John Graveline with any questions.

Men’s Christ Renews Retreat

March 2–3

Life has way of teaching us that all of our commitments, including our commitment to Christ need continual renewal if we are to be faithful.   

On March 2–3, men will be putting on a weekend for men.   

It is not an overnight retreat but a two day renewal to deepen our faith. Gentlemen, think about today’s world and what it means to be Christian and understand Christ’s message of truth. Think about spending a weekend with other men to get your life back in touch with God. Men’s Christ Renews weekend in March may be just what you are looking for. Brochures for signup are in the Church or just ask anyone who has attended a Christ Renews weekend to sign up.

Millions of Monicas Prayer Group

Millions of mothers have watched their children give up the practice of their Catholic faith in a society where success is judged in terms of power, pleasure, and possessions; because of the offenses of fellow Catholics, or for various other reasons. 

A new weekly prayer group for mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts, and friends is gathering Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Assumption.

Like St. Monica, we pray for our children to return to the practice of their Catholic faith, and for our children to always stay close to their faith. We are a group of mothers of all ages, who believe in the mother’s power of prayer to pray together for their children’s return to the Catholic faith. 

Join the Choir!

The Assumption Parish Choir is looking for new members! 

Our choir is open to any lovers of music high school age and older—all skill levels are welcome! Centered around the experience of learning and presenting new skills and a wide range of music in a faith-filled environment, involvement in choir is both fun and fulfilling! Choir rehearses every Thursday night from 7–8:30pm. We hope you will consider joining us for this upcoming season—we’ve got some great music in store that you won’t want to miss! 

Contact Jim Renfer at jim@assumptionmidland.org 

Saturday Morning Men's Discussion

Second Saturdays following morning Mass

Men of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, you are invited to a monthly gathering with the objective of helping us all grow in our faith together. We will gather on the second Saturdays after morning Mass and rosary for 60–90 minutes of fellowship and sharing in group conversation.  We will use “Awakening Faith: Reconnecting with your Catholic Faith” as a guide for our conversations and discussions. The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring these gatherings through the purchase of the study guides, providing some food and beverages, and the facilitators for the gatherings.   

We will begin on September 9 and proceed through February 10, the weekend before Ash Wednesday.  We hope you will choose to join us as often as you can.   

To ensure we have enough of the study guides, please sign up in the gathering space, or contact Gregg Zank at greggzank@mac.com or 989-488-9588. 

Catholic Bible Study

Intentional Disciples Saginaw invites all young adults and young parents to join a Catholic Bible Study group. Sessions meet in the Holy Grounds on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm.

Email id.midland.catholic@gmail.com for more information.

QUESTIONS ABOUT CATHOLICISM? 

Are you someone who (or do you know someone who)...

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish is offering a weekly opportunity for Inquiry into Catholicism. All you need to bring is your list of questions or a friend with questions of their own.  Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Catholicism. Inquiry sessions will meet each Sunday morning from 10:45–11:45am. Contact John Graveline for more information.

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. 

Becoming Catholic - Rites of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

We are happy to share our faith with others. If you are interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith, call the Parish Office.   The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life.  Contact us for more information about Sacramental Preparation.

The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw has provided some excellent resources on their website for Catholics who may be struggling.  You may also contact us for support and there are additional resources on this website.

I'm Catholic But Confused, Hurting or Away by Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.

STrengthen your Catholic faith

Below are many resources to help you in growing your Catholic faith.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  

Sunday Homily

The homily is available as part of the Mass live stream recording available on our YouTube channel. Subscribe today!

14 Stations of the Cross (plus 15 and 16) at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Adult Faith Formation

The church teaches us that a mature adult faith is living, explicit, and fruitful. We do this by nourishing our faith by:

To grow in our faith at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we offer these opportunities to adults and their families: 

Scripture Study:  Several Series of Scripture studies are offered throughout the year.

Grief Recovery: The three parishes of Midland offer a group process for grieving the loss of a loved one. Each process is over several weeks and is offered at various times during the year to accommodate different schedules for those who would benefit from this.

Special Programs: Diocesan programs are frequently listed in publications such as the bulletin or in the Diocesan newspaper. These growthful programs include such things as university courses, lay ministry formation, retreats and other enrichment programs.

Catechist Formation: Volunteers are always needed to assist the pastoral staff with important ministry of handing on the faith. Those wishing to be catechists should contact a staff person to find out the requirements. All catechists go through the diocesan required background check and educational presentation of VIRTUS to enable that we can create safe environments for our children. Other preparation to becoming a catechist is an ongoing willingness to build on ones knowledge through the diocesan certification process. 

Faith Formation Volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Adult

Children's Faith Formation, Middle School and High School Youth Ministry

“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs."  (Colossians 3:16)