Welcome to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Parish

Welcome to our website. If you are new to our parish or a visitor, interested in becoming catholic, or returning to practice your faith, or a member of Assumption, we are glad you are visiting our website. We will do all that we can to help you. For instance visit our Faith Adult web page for information about the above.

To sign up to be a parishioner of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary you can submit an online form to get started or download and complete this registration form and return it to the parish secretary.

Also contact us via email or telephone: (989)-631-4447. Or visit Contact Us to submit questions via an online form.

Office Hours 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, 3516 E Monroe Rd, Midland, MI 48642. Summer hours closed Friday at noon.

History - Visit Parish Heritage 100 plus year history

The Polish and Slovak people settled in Larkin Township in the late 1800s. The first church was built in 1914 with two more churches added in later years.

This completed the construction of the combined three spaces of the church.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

Assumption's facilities are comprised of the church, hall, classrooms (including library and Atrium) and a meeting place including a community coffee area.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

A Prayer For Our Parish As We Embark On Our Next Hundred Years

Almighty God, my parish family is composed of people like me.

I help make it what it is.

It will be friendly, if I am friendly.

Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.

It will do great work, if I work.

It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a cheerful and generous giver.

It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite them and bring them.

It will be a parish family of loyalty and love, of fearlessness, and faith, and a parish of noble spirit, if I - who make it what it is - am filled with those same qualities.

Therefore, with the help of God, I will dedicate myself to the task of being all the things that I want my parish family to be.

Bless my journey, Lord God, that I might build the Church through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

PARISH Organizations

Administration/Finance Council

The Administration/Finance Council of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Parish serves as an advisory body to the Pastor/Pastoral Administrator and the Pastoral Council to provide management and stewardship of Parish facilities, resources, and finances to support the goals of the Parish.

Christian Service

Assists the pastor and staff in organizing the efforts of the entire parish to serve those in need, to advocate for justice, and to work at changing societal structures that perpetuate injustice; responsibilities include educational endeavors and service opportunities that touch upon the local, regional, and worldwide community.

Education Commission

The Religious Education Commission members identify the educational needs of the parish and ensure those needs are being met.

Pastoral Council

Assists the pastor in the administration of the parish's material resources; supports the parish's pastoral ministries and advocate for sound management practices; responsibilities include resource development, budget preparation and review, overall fiscal accountability, building and grounds, etc.

Parish Organizations' Minutes

Administration/Finance Council Committee Meeting Minutes

Christian Service Commission Minutes

Education Commission Minutes

Pastoral Council Committee Minutes

Annual Report - July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 - Highlights, SEE PDF report FOR MORE details

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

Growth: 552 Parish Families on Record and 106 Faith Formation Students registered.

Faith Formation: 66 elementary age students and 45 youth and teens participate in our faith formation programs.

Service and Growth: 3 Baptisms, 14 First Communion, 17 Confirmations, 4 Marriages and 10 Funerals.

Service: Some of the many projects our Christian Service Committee and volunteers support and provided help to those need. See the annual report for more information.

  • Assistance Fund - over $12,000 in emergency aid distributed to assist individuals and families within our community with food, gas, housing or utility expenses and other crisis needs.
  • Caring Cooks: provide meals for parishioners who are new parents, recovering from surgery, homebound, bereaved or in crisis.
  • Monthly Food Drives: for local Emergency Food Pantries.
  • Stitch and Prayer Group: provided more than 3,989 handmade projects to hospitals, hospices, veterans, nursing facilities, shelters, and communities throughout Michigan.
  • Knights of Columbus: manned blood drives and held pancake breakfasts to help our seminarians and provide funds for charitable works. Also provide support for other church events.
  • Reasons to Celebrate: 10 Funeral Luncheons, 1,130 pounds of Garden Produce and Monthly Food Pantry.

Assumption of the Blessed Mary Parish, 3516 E. Monroe, Midland, Michigan 48642 Get Directions

Parish Mission Statement

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.

  1. Community - Created for and called to spreading God's love and mercy throughout parish family and surrounding community through spiritual and social opportunities,
  2. 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,
  3. Worship - Gathering to gratefully share prayer as we participate in the Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist,
  4. Christian Service - Using the gifts God has entrusted to us to serve God by helping those in need.

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20)