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A Message from Our Pastor

As a church named after Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven, we hold Mary in a special place of honor. Assumption Parish has numerous statues of Mary including a travelling Fatima statue. This statue has been in the parish since the 1950s and in honor of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, Portugal in April 2017, the statue at Assumption once again was made available to families to bring into your homes for 9 days to pray the novena. Often times we don’t have enough families signed up for this perpetual novena and are happy to see new families sign up.

One such family who signed up recently is the McNamara Family. Jennifer was so moved by her family’s experience that she shared her story, and with her permission, I’m pleased to share it with our Assumption Family:

When I think of praying the rosary,  thoughts take me back to my grandmother’s kitchen table. Every morning she would begin her day in prayer, rosary in hand. With each bead she would hand over her worry and problems to the Blessed Virgin, and in return, she grew stronger in her faith gaining clarity and peace.

I have seen the request for volunteers to pray the Fatima Novena, but in the past I quickly dismissed the idea thinking our life was ‘too busy’ and I wouldn’t want to be ‘that family’ who somehow did it wrong!

In January, however, I made a pact with myself that 2021 would be a year of growth – personally, professionally and spiritually, so I set aside my reservations, signed up and then something beautiful happened.

We recently received the travelling Fatima statue and I invited my husband and three girls (ages 16, 13, 10) to pray the novena with me. Many days we all prayed together (which was triumph in itself!), other days just a couple of us participated.

Midway through the week, after a somewhat frustrating and defeating day, I was determined to find a rosary that had been given to one of my girls as a gift. In my search, I did not find the one I was looking for, but did come across a lovely, brand-new marble rosary made in Ireland. Considering my in-laws are Irish, I assumed it was from them.

As we were about to start the novena, I pulled the new rosary out of its box and found a folded note in the bottom. It read:

“Jen: I hope these beads will give you the hope and courage you need. The Blessed Virgin has helped me in many of my helpless moments, and I’m sure she’ll hear you too. Just don’t give up, keep praying to her and she’ll hear you. I love you, Grandma B.”

Tears and disbelief quickly overcame me. My Grandma passed over 20 years ago, but in that moment it was as if she (and the Blessed Virgin) were right there by my side giving me much-needed words of encouragement…and validating I’m on the right path. What a gift!

Beautiful blessings are all around us if we are open to them. I’m certain that the Blessed Virgin will also bestow on you and yours grace and peace if you’re willing to accept her invitation of prayer.  ~ Jennifer McNamara

Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing your powerful, moving Fatima story with all of us.

If you would like to sign up to host the Fatima statue and pray the Fatima Novena, please go to: http://bit.ly/FatimaNovena to see the dates available May—September. If you don’t have computer access or need assistance, please call 616-361-5126 x204 and Jackie will be happy to assist you in signing up for the novena.

~ Fr. Tony


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

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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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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, April 19

9:00 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the soul of Sharon Luce

Tuesday, April 20

No Mass

Wednesday, April 21

5:30 PM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the soul of Bob Dykema

5:30 PM: Faith Formation Classes in the School

6:00 PM – Reconciliation in the Chapel

Thursday, April 22 – No Mass

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

Friday, April 23

11:30 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the soul of Deborah Nizinski

Divine Mercy Chaplet – 3:00 PM in Chapel
Reconciliation – 6:00 PM in Chapel

Saturday, April 24

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

Mass Intention: For the repose of the souls of Rob Kruse, Kathryn Roberts, Gabriella Pulaski

Sunday, April 25 Mass Schedule: 4th Sunday of Easter

Rosary 8:30 AM

9:00 AM Mass at ABVM:  Intentions – For the repose of the souls of Norm Pelak, Kathryn Roberts and for the Intentions of Chris & Kim Cruickshank

11:00 AM Mass at ABVM: Intentions – For the Intentions of our First Communicants

1:00 PM Mass at ABVM: 1st Communion Mass

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

6:30 PM:  Elevate * Praise Night immediately following 5:30 PM Mass

Monday, April 26

9:00 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the souls of Sharon Luce, Larry Piatek

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

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6369 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI 49306

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6390 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI 49306

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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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