Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Belmont, Michigan

From Our Pastor

In Dr. Richard Carlson’s book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and it’s all Small Stuff, he tells the story of a journalist interviewing some bricklayers working on a construction site by asking what they are doing.  One of the bricklayers says, “I’m just an underpaid,  overworked bricklayer wasting my time piling bricks on top of one another.”  He then asked another bricklayer and he said, “I’m the luckiest person in the world.  I get to be a part of great and important projects. I help turn single bricks into magnificent structures.”

In a sense, they both are right. In life, we can always find what we want to see. If we want to find faults and problems, there are plenty to go around. If we want to find goodness and hope, we can also find plenty of blessings in each one of our lives if we just take a moment to be thankful for what God has done for us. In this weekend’s second reading from the Book of Hebrews, it encourages us not to be defeated by the trials each one of us will face in this life. This passage reminds us of “the peaceful fruit of righteousness” that awaits the Lord’s loyal servants, to strengthen our “drooping hands”, our “weak knees” and to faithfully follow the Lord.

At the 11:00 AM Mass,  we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Consolata Sr. Jo Marie Wiliams and the 60th anniversary for Sr. Felicia Bertaina of their religious profession. Both are truly “the Lord’s loyal servants” and have traveled the world building up God’s kingdom.  Thank you, Sr. Jo Marie and Sr. Felicia, for saying yes to the Lord and congratulations.

Fr. Tony


Thank You For Your Generosity!

It’s been 8 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

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

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

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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.

Please sign this petition to override the governor’s veto! Petitions are in the Rectory- stop in during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, to sign. They will also be available to sign in the Narthex after all Masses the weekend of September 21st & 22nd. Click HERE for more information.

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Pope Francis' 2019 Monthly Prayer Intentions

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Good Friday

What is Good Friday and why do Catholics go to church on this day? Watch this short, 3-minute video from Catholic Online for a thorough explanation: 
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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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Unplanned - the Movie

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Broken Mary

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Why I'm Not Leaving The Church

By Chris Stefanick of Real Life Catholic Why I'm Not Leaving the Church and 3 Things We Can Do to Fix It:Now more than ever people need to know there is something more to life.Now more than ever people need to know - really know - that…
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The Story of the Virgin Mary's Miraculous Birth

Aletia: Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary According to tradition, Mary's parents were barren until God answered their prayers. Little is known authoritatively about the Virgin Mary’s early childhood…

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: 8:30 AM – 4:30 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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