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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please sign-up at the welcome circle if you plan to attend so we can prepare enough material.
QUESTIONS ABOUT CATHOLICISM?
Are you someone who (or do you know someone who)...
Has wondered “What is my purpose?” or “Why am I here?”
Has been seeking deeper meaning in life?
Has wondered if “being spiritual” and “being religious” are really compatible?
Has wondered if goodness and unconditional love are really possible?
Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic or learning more about Catholicism?
Is married to a Catholic or raising Catholic children?
Is related to or in a relationship with a Catholic, and wants to understand them more?
A Catholic who has been away from the church for awhile or are looking to update your understanding of the Catholic faith?
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
First Station: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Matthew 26:36-41
Second Station: Jesus, Betrayed by Judas, is Arrested Mark 14: 43-46
Third Station: Jesus is Condemned by the Sanhedrin Luke 22: 66-71
Fourth Station: Jesus is Denied by Peter Matthew 26: 69-75
Fifth Station: Jesus is Judged by Pilate Mark 15: 1-5, 15
Sixth Station: Jesus is Scourged and Crowned with Thorns John 19: 1-3
Seventh Station: Jesus Bears the Cross John 19: 6, 15-17
Eighth Station: Jesus is Helped by Simon the Cyrenian to Carry the Cross Mark 15: 21
Ninth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem Luke 23: 27-31
Tenth Station: Jesus is Crucified Luke 23: 33-34
Eleventh Station: Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief Luke 23: 39-43
Twelfth Station: Jesus Speaks to His Mother and the Disciple John 19: 25-27
Thirteenth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross Luke 23: 44-46
Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb Matthew 27: 57-60
Fifteenth: Resurrection Luke 24: 1-12
Sixteenth: The Appearance on the Road to Emmaus" Breaking of the Bread. Luke 24:24-35
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:
Having a relationship with Jesus.
Celebrating our faith with others in Eucharistic Liturgies and praying with others.
Living a moral life in our homes and workplaces.
Building a strong church and civic community.
Sharing our faith in appropriate manners with those we come in contact.
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.
Prepared programs such as Little Rock and Loyola have printed material which groups meet and discuss on a weekly basis.
Reflection of Sunday Readings happens on a weekly basis throughout the year where groups prayerfully read the upcoming readings for Sunday and discuss important insights into these readings.
Seasonal and particular scripture studies periodically are scheduled such as Advent or Lenten themes or Scriptural insights into the Rosary or Stations of the Cross.
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
Catechist for Adults: Facilitates and teaches aspects of Catholic faith and way of life. Formation required.
Facilitators: Lead Guided Discussion.
Group Grief Recovery: Leads a structured process of grieving over the death of a loved one.
Library Committee: Catalogs and keeps current books and materials in the library.
RCIA: Aids in the process of those seeking full communion with the Catholic Church as inquiry leader, catechist, sponsor, or hospitality minister. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Children's Faith Formation, Middle School and High School Youth Ministry