Welcome to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish
We are a Catholic community of welcome and warmth sharing growth as we seek to develop as disciples of Jesus using the four pillars of Christian discipleship: Community, Message, Worship, and Service.
Community - Created for and called to spreading God's love and mercy throughout parish family and surrounding community through spiritual and social opportunities,
Christian Service - Using the gifts God has entrusted to us to serve God by helping those in need.
Mass and Rosary Schedules
Please note that if the Midland Public Schools are closed or on delay, weekday Mass is cancelled!
Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - follow restrictive guidelines please. For weekday Masses, please use the South entrance.
Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm - follow restrictive guidelines please.
Sunday Mass at 9:30 am - follow restrictive guidelines please.
Please know that the church doors will be opened from 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m., Mon thru Thurs, if anyone is in need of a quiet place to pray and/or meditate.
Reconciliation by appointment only.
Scheduled Ministries - to be updated
Directions, Church/Office Hours
Office Hours: Our office is NOW OPEN from 8:30a-4p Monday-Friday
Calendar seasonal hours
The Land of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota
Mark your calendars for a special concert!
The Land of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, as part of their 2021 summer concert tour, will be stopping at our parish to present a concert on Wednesday June 23 at 7:00PM.
A free-will offering will be taken.
Please plan to take advantage of this unique opportunity!
Food Pantry Distribution Truck
We Have a New Date!
The parish has been notified that the date for the arrival of the Mobile Food Truck will now be on Tuesday July 20 from 8:00am – 12:00pm, with lunch provided following the event.
...and Jesus said, "Come."'
Here's a look at the precautions and procedures in place at Assumption to keep us all safe and healthy while we attend Mass.
For about 8 weeks we've been gathering in response to Christ's invitation for Eucharist. Many have understandably opted to not come, but we've done quite a bit so we can both worship and stay healthy. Check out the changes at our shared Assumption church home.
Priests’ Retirement Fund
Our priests are with us and guide us during some of the most pivotal times in our lives — our weddings, the baptisms of our children, the deaths of our loved ones. They dedicate their lives to serve their “parish families” for years — and often continue presiding at Masses, celebrating sacraments, teaching, offering counsel and faithfully supporting parishioners well into their retirement years.
As priests, they live by their faith, trusting that God will provide for them in their later years.
The Diocese of Saginaw Priests’ Retirement Fund provides a pension to our priests after they retire from full-time ministry. The special collection builds funds for the daily needs and medical benefits for priests who are presently retired, and for those who will retire in the future.
Your gift to the Priests’ Retirement Fund is your way to support the “Priestly Fathers” who have served you.
Our Rummage Sale is back
Drop-off: August 5–8
Sale: August 10–12
If you have been thinking about cleaning out your attic, basement, or that forgotten hall closet that is overflowing with stuff, now is the time to do it! If you have a chance to pre-sort the items, that is appreciated, but not necessary. Items can be dropped off Thursday thru Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday after Mass until 5pm Aug 5-8.
Volunteers are what make the Rummage Sale great, and we are always happy to see new faces! We have a little something for everyone, from leadership positions to one-time volunteer shifts. Please contact Mai Nguyen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Laura Atton (email@example.com) or the office if you are interested in volunteering.
PLEASE CONTACT OUR SENATORS
An Important Message from Bishop Gruss
You may have heard about a legislative proposal called the Equality Act that will soon be before the United States Senate. While a date has not yet been set, it will be soon be brought forward for debate and a vote. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on February 25th.
The proposed Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. 5) forces Americans to conform to government-mandated beliefs about human sexuality that are contrary to Catholic social teaching and pose a great threat to religious freedom.
The Equality Act claims to ban discrimination based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” However, it actually codifies discrimination against anyone with a different belief about human sexuality and forces them to conform to government-mandated beliefs about sexual orientation and gender identity under threat of criminal and financial penalties.
If the Equality Act is signed into law, the Catholic Church’s social teaching on human sexuality will be effectively outlawed as discriminatory and many of the Church’s institutions and faithful could be accused of violating this law. The Equality Act purports to protect people experiencing same-sex attraction or gender discordance from discrimination. But instead, the bill represents the imposition by Congress of novel and divisive viewpoints regarding “gender” on individuals and organizations. This includes dismissing sexual difference and falsely presenting “gender” as only a social construct.
Tragically, this Act can also be construed to include an abortion mandate, a violation of precious rights to life and conscience. Rather than affirm human dignity in ways that meaningfully exceed existing practical protections, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith.
If passed, this legislation would:
punish faith-based charities such as shelters and foster care agencies, and in turn their thousands of beneficiaries, simply because of their beliefs on marriage and sexuality (§§ 3, 6);
force both people and organizations in many everyday life and work settings to speak or act in support of “gender transitions,” including health care workers and licensed counselors, even when it’s against their professional judgment (§§ 3, 6, 7);
risk mandating taxpayers to pay for abortions, and health care workers with conscience objections to perform them, ultimately ending more human lives (§§ 3, 6, 9);
This bill would also:
force girls and women to compete against boys and men for limited opportunities in school sports, and to share locker rooms and shower spaces with biological males who claim to identify as women (§§ 6, 9);
expand the government’s definition of public places into numerous settings, even forcing religiously operated spaces, such as some church halls and equivalent facilities owned by synagogues or mosques, to either host functions that violate their beliefs or close their doors to their broader communities (§ 3);
exclude people from the careers and livelihoods that they love, just for maintaining the truth of their beliefs on marriage and sexuality (§ 3); and
discriminate against individuals and religious organizations based on their different beliefs by partially repealing the bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an unprecedented departure from that law and one of America’s founding principles (§ 9).
The Equality Act does not promote human dignity and equality, rather it divides our country and codifies discrimination against Catholic faithful, religious communities, and others with different beliefs on human sexuality and marriage. It is imperative that Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs, especially Catholics, contact their U.S. Senators to vote against the Equality Act H.R. 5. The future of America’s first and most sacred right depends on it.
As lawmakers consider the measure and their vote, share your opposition to the so-called Equality Act.
The Person and Identity Project provides formation, resources and pastoral guidance on issues of faith, “gender” and sexual identity.
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