19 Catechetical Sunday—No class
26 Let's Get Started! Parent meeting and first class for children, 10:45am
We are a week away from the start of our children's faith formation program and children's Liturgy of the Word. We know that the safety of your children is on your mind. Please join us after Mass on Sunday, September 19 to grab a cookie, tour our space and see the precautions we are taking. We are excited to share our plans with you.
We have phoned and emailed all families with children in the late preschool to 5th grade to connect and discuss enrollment. If you have children at this grade level and did not receive a phone call or email, please contact Noreen Warrick (Noreen@assumptionmidland.org). If you have been contacted but have not yet had a chance to respond, please do so as soon as you can. This will greatly facilitate our planning. All are welcome and all are desired!
Vacation Bible School 2021
Our trip on the Rocky Railway was a wonderful success. We have a boxcar load of thanks to hand out:
Thanks to the 40 volunteers (middle school through adult age)
Thanks to the 74 participants and their families
Thanks to the many parishioners that donated money and much needed supplies for VBS
Thanks to the $321.84 that was collected for Catholic Relief Services to help those in need in Bolivia and worldwide
Thanks to the Creator for the great weather!
And thanks to Jesus who, as we learned and celebrated, powers us through all the ups and downs of life!
Your Rocky Railway Conductors,
Sarah Hocking and Corinne Cathcart
(Assumption & Blessed Sacrament Parishes)
trust and Safety
To foster and maintain an atmosphere of trust and safety in its ministry to minors, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish follows the Standards of Ministerial Behavior for Those Working with Children and Young People, established by the Diocese of Saginaw. We will set appropriate boundaries to assure a safe place for our children and young people in all church ministries and programs. For further information and full documentations of these Standards of Behavior, please visit the Diocese of Saginaw website.
Children's Faith Formation Program
Our children’s faith formation program supports spiritual growth for pre-school, kindergarten, and grades 1-5.
Children in these grades meet on Sunday morning after Mass at 10:45 am until noon.
Our preschool catechist utilizes a lectionary-based curriculum that allows the Sunday readings to come alive in an exciting, interactive way for our preschoolers.
Kindergarteners experience God through Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Please see a description of this program in the next section below.
Our 1st grade through 5th grade curriculum is Christ Our Life series by Loyola Press. This program was developed according to the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: what Catholics believe, how we worship, how we live and how we pray. Using an integrated approach, the essentials of Catholic teaching are presented to the children in a way that helps them to learn about and deepen their faith.
Several times a year we also come together with our families and parish community for special celebrations and service projects.
Please email your questions to Children’s Formation Coordinator, Sarah Hocking, or call at 989-631-4447.
The Sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament
Nolan Collison, Maria DeSantis, Sarah English, Mallory Hoeh, Sophia LaLonde, Lila Love, Autumn Luick, Henna McDonald, Adriana Mellana, Frank Nguyen, Hilary Nguyen
The Sacrament of First Eucharist was celebrated Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Assumption
Nolan Collison, Maria DeSantis, Sarah English, Mallory Hoeh, Sophia LaLonde, Lila Love, Autumn Luick, Henna McDonald, Frank Nguyen, Hilary Nguyen
the catechisis of the good shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Used at the kindergarten level. This is a program of faith formation that presents the most important realities of the catholic faith to the youngest members of the church. This is achieved by: 1) a prepared environment (atrium) and 2) a trained catechist whose sources are scripture and liturgy.
These presentations are chosen to convey the essentials of the faith in a manner appropriate to the child’s development. The child is then invited to internalize and respond to the presentation by working with the materials themselves. Photos of the Atrium.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW)
TAKES PLACE DURING THE SUNDAY 9:30 AM MASS
Four, five, six (and seven year olds who have not made their First Eucharist) are invited to attend CLOW during Sunday Mass.
Children are dismissed from Mass after the Introductory Rite where they will hear and reflect on the Sunday readings at their age level, have a simple interactive Profession of Faith and pray for the needs of our world, the church and the community.
They return to the larger assembly at the preparation of the gifts.
In 2019-2020, we will meet every Sunday starting September 22, 2019 until May 31, 2020 except Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and Easter Sunday. This program is free of charge and no pre-registration is required.
Study Requirements and parent practices - KINDERGARTEN through 5th Grade
From kindergarten through 5th grade all children should know and understand certain prayers and practices of our Catholic faith based on their grade level. Click for the Online Study Guide and Parents Practices, or use the PDF version. We hope you find it useful in supporting your children on their faith journey.