That Man Is You


That Man is You! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive!

Now at ABVM Church

Starts Sept.15 at 6:00 am in ABVM Church Activities Center

To register or for more information please contact Robert Lothschutz at (616) 951-7310

ABVM Family Night Out



ABVM Family Night Out


Wednesday, September 13

6pm – 7:30pm


School Gym

In response to Strong catholic families, All Parishioners are invited to attend the first Assumption Parish Family Night out. Come to enjoy dinner with your Family and learn more about Evangelization.


All Ages Welcome


A simple meal will be provided by the parish.  There is no charge to attend. A free will donation will be accepted.


After dinner we will have breakout sessions. Adults will listen to a speaker, and the youth will break into age groups to hear their own talks on the topic.


There will be babysitting provided for toddlers and younger who are not old enough to attend the sessions.


Questions? Call or email Beth Baltruczak

616-361-5126 x258


ABVM Family Night Out


Letter from Bishop Walkowiak

Dear Parishioners,


The images of damage and flooding from Hurricane Harvey continue to grab our attention compelling us to help our brothers and sisters in Texas whose lives have been turned upside down by this devastating storm. While we must continue to offer prayers for those affected, our financial support is desperately needed as well. Therefore, I am asking you to take up a special second collection in your parishes this weekend to assist in relief efforts.

Funds given to the collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and will provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses through the USCCB.

After your Masses this weekend please send a check, per the normal special collection procedure, with a note on the memo line titled “Hurricane Harvey collection” addressed to:


Finance Office

360 Division Ave. S.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


In addition, parishioners may donate through Catholic Charities USA. More information on how to donate to help relief efforts can be found on the diocesan webpage here:


Sincerely yours in Christ,


Bishop David Walkowiak

Parish Festival 2017

The Assumption Parish Festival was great! For some people volunteering is about giving. But for others it is a way of living. Thank you.


We had our first of hopefully, many annual parish festivals here at Assumption. It started with a successful Fly Like An Eagle 5K Run/Walk and continued with good food, music, games and most importantly parish fellowship. I loved driving around the past few weeks and seeing yard signs throughout the neighborhoods promoting this event. I am grateful to Belmont Baptist Church for allowing us access to use their parking lot and all those who volunteered to promote, set-up, cook and clean-up. I also thank the many sponsors and the committee who brought this event to life.

Fr. Tony Pelak



Summer Scrip Hours/Order Form

June & August

Sunday: 10:00-11:00am in the church narthex.

Monday: 8:30-9:15am in the Ministry Center.

You may also drop your order off in the rectory office and we will fill it on Mondays and return the filled order to the rectory for you to pick up anytime the rectory is open.


Scrip is closed during the month of July so we will not place any orders. However, I will be in the scrip office on Thursday (July 6, 13, and 20) from 10:30-11:30am to sell “cash and carry” scrip. Additionally, you may drop an order off in the rectory during July and I will fill it on Thursdays for your pickup in the rectory.


Have a great summer and let me know if you have any questions!

Colleen Hall or 616-205-5376.

Parish App

Our new Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary app is now available to download for IPhone and Android smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more.

Help foster a stronger parish life at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and better engage the New Evangelization. Download our app today at or search your phone’s app store for myparish.


It’s an exciting time to be Catholic in West Michigan! The parishes and Catholic organizations in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are vibrant places of faith, generosity, education and love—alive with the Holy Spirit.


    • As Catholics, we believe that it is our baptismal call to bring people into relationship with Christ and to grow closer to him.


    • It happens when we share genuinely the message of the Gospel with those who’ve never heard it.


    • When we urge those who already believe to continue to deepen their faith.


    • And when we re-propose the Gospel to those who, though always members of the Church through their baptisms, have drifted away.

Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak
Bishop of Grand Rapids

Pancake Breakfasts Sponsored by our Knights of Columbus

After the Sunday 9:00am and 11:00am Masses

You are invited to join us in the Family Life Center for a delicious breakfast. Our taste delights include pancakes, scrambled egg assortment, sausage and sausage gravy, applesauce and drinks. A free will offering is accepted.

Breakfast dates are:

May 7

May 14 (Mother’s Day Brunch)

June 18 (Father’s Day Coffee and Donuts with Right to Life)