Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Belmont, Michigan

From Our Pastor

Thank you for being a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (ABVM) Parish. Your family is in my prayers and I hope you experienced personal renewal during this Easter Season.

You will notice, starting with this bulletin, that Stewardship of Time and Stewardship of Treasure information is now available. I so enjoy seeing our beautiful church filled with so many as we gather together and strengthen one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Each and every one of you are critically important to our faith community.

If you are like me, I imagine you are happy that spring is arriving and the cold is behind us. The winter months were particularly burdensome on our operating budget. We incurred additional operating costs for heat, snow removal, and outdoor salt; to name only a few.

Giving to ABVM is an essential part of our spiritual health and the financial health of our parish. Will you please pause to review your offertory giving and prayerfully consider how you might be able to increase your financial contribution? Additional financial resources to our parish will help us retain talent by offering employees a just wage and competitive benefits, address facility maintenance needs, and establish funds to prepare for the unexpected.

You may use traditional offertory envelopes when contributing. I also encourage you to consider using Online Giving. This is a convenient way to provide needed donation consistency and it strengthens our stewardship program.

Thank you for opening your heart to my messages.

Fr. Tony

Thank You For Your Generosity!

It’s been just over 4 months since we’ve been celebrating Masses in our newly renovated Sanctuary. Please take a few minutes to watch our 2019 Parish Video showcasing these updates, sharing the final phase of the stained glass renovation and our plans moving forward:

 

Pray With Us

Eucharistic Adoration: Thursday, 7:30 AM – Friday, 7:30 AM in the Chapel

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

Rosary: 5:00 PM Saturday, 8:30 AM & 5:00 PM Sunday (recited before Mass)

Mass Schedule

Saturday – 5:30 PM

Sunday – 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM

Weekday Masses

Monday – 7:00 AM (at Consolata House)

Wednesday – 5:30 PM (in Chapel)

Thursday – 7:00 AM (in Chapel)

Friday – 9:00 AM

Holy Days

Vigil Mass (the night before) – 7:00 PM

Holy Day – 9:00 AM

Reconciliation

Wednesday – 6:00 PM

Saturday – 4:00 PM

Anointing of the Sick

First Saturday of the month after the 5:30 PM Mass.

Angel Raffle Winners

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Congratulations to the following winners!

Norm & Lenore Pelak (#1, #2), Ed & Rita Rahe (#11), Ruth Anne Dinkel (#13), Chris & Amy Johnson (#18), Mike & Karen Micele (#19), Thomas & Eleanor Bereza (#33), Adrianne Polega (#38), Leonard Summers (#45), Linda Schuck (#59), Wayne Gagnon (#74)

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket or donated to the raffle projects!

The raffle reverted to a one-time 50/50 drawing since fewer than 100 tickets were sold.

Save the Date!

The next Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the school on Thursday, May 2 & Friday, May 3, 2019. This will be a BOGO Book Sale – buy one book, get one free! You won’t want to miss the savings of the last Book Fair of the school year. Exact times will be announced this week!

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Holy Thursday

What is Holy Thursday and why do Catholics celebrate this day with a special Mass? Watch this short, 3 minute video from Catholic Online for a thorough explanation:
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Contact Us

Parish Address:
6369 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI 49306

Church Address:
6390 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI 49306

Parish Phone
616.361.5126

Parish Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Parish Mission Statement

Enlightened by the Holy Spirit, we, the parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, commit to know, love and worship the Lord Jesus Christ. With Mary, our mother and model, we will proclaim the gospel, serve others and welcome all to the family of God.

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