Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11th

Please join us to pray the Divine Mercy Novena. Our Lord instructed St. Faustina to pray this novena starting on Good Friday. Our Lord said, “I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw there from strength and refreshment and whatever grace they need in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death.” We will pray the novena as a parish at the following times (pamphlets will be provided with all the necessary information for the novena):

Good Friday, April 2—2:45 pm
in the Main Church
Saturday, April 3—3:00 pm
in the Main Church
Easter Sunday, April 4—3:00 pm
in the Main Church
Monday-Friday, April 5-9—7:00 pm
in the Main Church
Saturday, April 10—3:00 pm
in the Main Church
Sunday, April 11—3:00 pm
Holy Hour in Main Church

Jesus said, “On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.”

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or for an ad-free version, the Parish Vimeo Page

A Message from Our Pastor

The Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays in Lent are special Sundays in the Church’s year, especially for those who will become full members of the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil as we celebrate a special rite called the Scrutinies. The purpose of each of the scrutinies is “to uncover, then heal all that is weak, defective, or sinful in the hearts of the elect” and “to bring out, then strengthen all that is upright, strong, and good” (RCIA, 141). The true pastoral sense of this twofold act of uncovering and strengthening is emphasized in the next sentence, “For the scrutinies are celebrated in order to deliver the elect from the power of sin and Satan, to protect them against temptation, and to give them strength in Christ.” At its core, the scrutinies are not so much about the sinfulness of the elect, but above all is about the overwhelming grace of God in Christ. As we walk with the elect on their journey to the Easter Sacraments, may we also be healed and strengthened by God’s Spirit.

Next weekend, March 13/14, we will have a special guest preacher, Deacon Greg Anderson from St. James in Montague, MI, who will be speaking on a clean water project for some of the poorest of the poor in Nigeria.

I hope this time of Lent has been fruitful for you.

~ Fr. Tony

Join Our Lenten Study:

THE SEARCH is a 7-week small group format to grow closer to your fellow parishioners and your faith. It will be Tuesdays and Thursdays of Lent beginning February 23 at 7:00 PM (either night which ever works best for you).  This is a virtual study. If you’d like to join, please call Cheryl Sokolowski at 616-361-5126 x257 or email ffd@assumptionbvm.com

Pray With Us

Eucharistic Adoration: Thursday, 10:30 AM – Friday, 8:00 AM in the Church

Unable to attend Eucharistic Adoration? Click HERE for a LIVE, perpetual Adoration!

Chaplet of Divine Mercy3:00 PM every Friday in the Chapel

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Rosary: 8:30 AM Sunday (recited before Mass)

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Stations of The Cross: Click HERE to pray The Stations at Assumption Parish!

Schedule for This Week

Assumption Masses are recorded LIVE and can be watched on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/assumptionbvmchurch/ or on Vimeo at www.vimeo.com/assumptionbvm

Monday, March 15

9:00 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the Souls in Purgatory

Tuesday, March 16

No Mass

Wednesday, March 17

5:30 PM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the souls of Sharon Luce, Anne O’Rourke Shepherd, Ruth Tomasik

5:30 PM: Faith Formation Classes in the School

6:00 PM – Reconciliation in the Chapel

Thursday, March 18 – No Mass

Adoration from 10:30 AM through 8:30 AM Friday

5:00-8:00 PM: The Light Is On For You Reconciliation Evening

Friday, March 19 – Solemnity of St. Joseph

11:30 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the souls of Jim & Marie Coyne

Divine Mercy Chaplet – 3:00 PM in Chapel
Stations of The Cross – 6:00 PM
Reconciliation – 6:00 PM in Chapel

Saturday, March 20

Individual Reconciliation in the Chapel:  4:00 PM
5:30 PM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the soul of Rob Kruse

Sunday, March 21 Mass Schedule: 5th Sunday of Lent

Rosary 8:30 AM

9:00 AM Mass at ABVM:  Intentions – For the repose of the souls of Mary Ann Gagnon, Marcy DeLano

11:00 AM Mass at ABVM: Intentions – For the repose of the souls of Gabriella Pulaski, Dave Steiner

5:30 PM Mass:  Intentions – For the repose of the souls of the Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

 All Masses will be LIVE-STREAMED on Facebook and Vimeo for those who are unable to attend Mass in person.

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