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,
- Message - Sharing the Good News of God's Love, mercy and redemption to all through Faith Adult, Faith Youth Ministry, Faith Children, and Sacramental Preparation,
- Worship - Gathering to gratefully share prayer as we participate in the Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist,
- Christian Service - Using the gifts God has entrusted to us to serve God by helping those in need.
Mass and Rosary Schedule
Please note that if the Midland Public Schools are closed or on delay, weekday Mass is cancelled!
- Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm
- Sunday Mass at 9:30 am
- Monday Word and Communion Services at 8:30 am
- Tuesday-Friday Mass 8:30 am
- Rosary Monday-Friday 8:00 am
Confession Sat 3:30 pm, (3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Advent and Lent), or by appointment
- Today's Scripture: Text, Audio, Video
- "A Second's Thought" by Fr Joe
- Jesuit Prayer/Daily Reflection
- Saint of the Day
Directions, Church/Office Hours
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, Feb. 1, Mass 4:30pm, Sunday, Feb. 2 Mass 9:30am
Gospel Reading (Show More/Less)
"When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord, and to offer the sacrifice of a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons, in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:
“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”
The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted --and you yourself a sword will pierce-- so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer. And coming forward at that very time, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.
When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions of the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him." USCCB
Thanks to everyone who so generously shared their time and talent to fill our Christmas Liturgies with the fullness and beauty of the season. Most importantly, thank you to the whole Assumption faith community who actively and consciously participated in the liturgies by your presence, prayerfulness and song. As a result of our work, God has greatly blessed us and we were able to celebrate with holy Joy, the true wonder and gift of love given us in the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our Parish is blessed with loving, compassionate people. Thank you for sharing your time and talents.
END OF THE YEAR CONTRIBUTIONS
- Statements will be made available for everyone as soon as the postings for Dec 31 are complete. Please call the parish office or sign-up on the sheet in the gathering space if you want your statement available. Thank you for your stewardship giving!
"On Sunday, February 2, 2020, parishes from dioceses across the USA will be introduced to a new edition for the celebration of baptism called the Order of Baptism of Children [OBC] (replacing the rite we are familiar with ever since 1973)."
See attached document for more information.
GRIEF RECOVERY, Jan 14-Feb18, Tuesday Afternoons 2-4 pm, Blessed Sacrament ParishSponsored by Midland Area Catholic Community Developed - Diocese of Saginaw
- Free, non-denominational grief recovery process within a Christian framework, allowing for healing within a safe and supportive environment.
- Trained facilitators provide an opportunity for personal reflection and group sharing. All are welcome who have experienced a loss more than three months ago.
- For questions or to register, please email email@example.com or call 835-6777 Deadline for registration is January 10.
Mardi Gras, Feb 22, Saturday, 5:30-9:00 pm, @Assumption
- Come join us for this fun parish event for ALL ages!
- Cajun Inspired Dinner,
- Silent Auction, Bingo,
- Wine and Beer Tasting,
- Teen Hangout Area w/Ping Pong & Foosball,
- Children's Face Painting, Games & Craft Area
GO DEEPER WITH GOD: BECOME WHO GOD CALLS YOU TO BE” SILENT RETREAT
- WHEN: Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m. to Sun., Feb. 2, 12 p.m.
- WHERE: Center for Ministry, Saginaw
In peaceful silence, you can hear the whisper of the Holy Spirit. Maybe you are being nudged to take part in a silent retreat, where you put aside your many roles to simply be a child of God. There will be times to journal, express your creativity with art, experience the Jesus prayer, and participate in spiritual direction. Mary Jo Kerlin, Jean Thiele and Stacey Trapani serve as retreat leaders.
COST & REGISTRATION INFORMATION: $175 for a private room, $165 for a semi-private room. Contact Pat Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 797-6654.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Opportunity, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, or Feb. 28-Mar. 1
- Forget the flowers and candy. Romance your spouse this Valentine's Day with the gift of TIME WITH YOU. Renew your marriage and your faith by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Comfort Inn in Farmington Hills or Feb. 28-Mar. 1 at the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt. Apply at wwme.org or contact Chris & Darla Vinton at 269-953-8287 for more info.
- http://www.wwme.org/ https://www.facebook.com/worldwidemarriageencounter
Mother Teresa Fund - Financial Assistance to Support the Birth of Children
- The Mother Teresa Endowment Fund of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw provides financial assistance to individuals or couples experiencing limited financial resources while awaiting the birth of their child and/or during the initial period following the birth.
- The fund was originally established through the generous gifts of many individuals to support LIFE. The dollars contributed are invested and the interest generated provides revenue for the assistance. These gift dollars keep working in perpetuity to promote and support new life. You will find an envelope in your packet for next weekend. Thank you!
- Book Study “Rediscover the Saints” by Matthew Kelly
Book Study continues either:
Monday evenings / 6:30-8:00 p.m.
January 27, February 3, 10 or
Wednesday afternoons / 1:00-2:30 p.m.
January 29, February 5, 12
K of C Pancake Breakfast, Feb. 2nd at Assumption, After 9:30am Mass
- Come join us for a great meal after Mass by Knights of Columbus Fr. Henry P. DuRussel Council #2141. 10:30 am.
- Donation priced. Starts right after Mass.
- Proceeds to support the seminarians of the Saginaw Diocese.
“SOUPER” BOWL SUNDAY, TACKLING HUNGER, FEBRUARY 1 & 2
- Next weekend is Super Bowl Sunday!!
- Once again we will be collecting money for the East Side Soup Kitchen and local food banks.
- Please come ready to “cheer” your team on by placing a monetary donation in the soup kettle of your choice.
MACC Winter Fest 2020, Sunday Feb 9, 1-4 pm @ At Our Lady of Grace, Sanford
- Join us for the 3rd annual MACC Winterfest
- Socks will be collected and donated to local shelters
- Lunch - Sloppy Joes, Soup, Chips, Cookies & Drinks
- Games - Bingo, Children's Games & Cake Walk
- Questions: Contact Kathy Ranck at 687-5657 ext. 1 or Bonnie Tappen at 435-7117
- Men’s Christ Renews Retreat, Mar 7/8 at Blessed Sacrament, No cost.
- MEN----it’s time to take a step back from your busy schedule!
- For more information contact Chuck Zemanek at 631-1368 or Chris Surbrook at 205-6960. You can also contact Blessed Sacrament Parish office at 835-6777.
Faith & Fellowship - Volunteers Needed
- Serious mental illness is more common than cancer, diabetes, heart disease or arthritis and affects one out of eight families.
- Faith and Fellowship is a unique method to provide faith experiences for persons with mental illness in the context of a small community of believers.
- Volunteers experience spiritual growth and community as we reach out to each other with the hope and joy of a loving God.
- Meetings are held once a week during the school year.
Is the Holy Spirit calling you to lend your generous heart to work with people who live with mental illness? Please contact Marcia Schneider @ 989 859-4289 or Rita Wernette @ 989 631-6305 or more information. Thank you!
- We distributed a total of 6,503 items in 2018 and 2019.
- Stitch and Prayer Kits Are Back….If you are a sewer and would like to work on one of the Stitch and Prayer kits, please check out the baskets on the cart in the gathering area. We have included kits with all necessary materials, and instructions.
- Individual kits are available for completing a pillowcase, or an adult clothing protector, or a laundry bag, or port pillows.
- When you are finished with your project, please return it to the basket provided. All completed items will be donated to community members in need. Thank you!
Catholic Women Statewide Convention, Friday and Saturday morning, April 24-25, Frankenmuth at the Bavarian Inn
- The Detroit Province Council of Catholic Women invites all Catholic women to join them for a statewide convention, with the theme of Beacons of Light, to be held on:
- Friday and Saturday morning, April 24-25, in Frankenmuth at the Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center. This convention coincides with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Council of Catholic Women.
- The following speakers will be presenting to enrich our faith: Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP; Fr. Patrick Maher; Bill Richart; Elizabeth Gengle; and Sheri Wohlfert. At least four bishops from Michigan dioceses will be presiding at the Eucharistic Liturgy at Blessed Trinity Church, Frankenmuth.
- For registration information, please call Rita Maher (SDCCW Pres.) at 989-635-7072.
Faith Children and Faith Youth Ministry both have separate webpages:
- Community webpage has weekly updates for both Faith Children and Faith Youth Ministry
- Sacramental Preparation Initiation Sacraments
- You can easily add the website to your Smartphone.
- See instructions if needed: www.assumptionmary.org/add-to-phone