The Chosen

Season 3

We will be showing The Chosen Season 3 starting Monday, April 10 at 6:30pm in DuRussel Hall.   

We will also show it on Wednesday afternoon at 1pm in Holy Grounds starting April 12. 

Come join us as we delve deeper into each episode. There are eight episodes so the conclusion (episode 8) will be shown on June 5th  for the Monday night class. We will not meet on Memorial Day.  If you have not seen Season 1 and 2, you may either borrow the DVD’s or download The Chosen App. Instructions for loading the new Chosen App or how to watch it on Roku or Apple TV are available in the gathering space. Any questions, call Donna Semanco 989-631-0872 or email at 

Please sign-up at the welcome circle if you plan to attend so we can prepare enough material.


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.

Catholic Bible Study

For Young Adults and Young Parents

Intentional Disciples Saginaw invites all young adults and young parents to Catholic Bible Study at Assumption, beginning February 16 at 7:00pm in the Holy Grounds. The study will continue the 3rd Thursday of each month. There is no charge.

Contact for more information.

Christ Renews for Men

Christ Renews is a weekend retreat for all men who want to look seriously at their life and their relationship with God. We all make excuses that we are too busy, yet know we should pay more attention to our relationship with God. This is your chance!  It takes guts to stand up and be defenders of our faith. Christ Renews is about men supporting men in faith. We hear of others experiences and how they relate to our own life experiences. Please consider breaking out of the routine and attending the Christ Renews weekend at Blessed Sacrament March 25–26. There will be no strangers there, just friends you haven’t met.   

For more information and registration, contact Chuck Zemanek at 989-631-1368 or Christ Surbrook at 989-205-6960, or visit Blessed Sacrament

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do, be done in love. 

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

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 

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


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)