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At the time of each scheduled Mass, you can watch LIVE online or watch the recorded Mass later by clicking one of the following site links below:

the Parish Facebook Page

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

Unable to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at Assumption? Click HERE to pray the Chaplet!

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

Unable to pray a Group Rosary at Assumption? Click HERE to pray the Rosary!

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

Tuesday, March 2

No Mass

Wednesday, March 3

5:30 PM Mass

Mass Intention: For all who are suffering.

5:30 PM: Faith Formation Classes in the School

6:00 PM – Reconciliation in the Chapel

Thursday, March 4 – No Mass

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

Friday, March 5 – 3rd Friday of Lent

11:30 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the soul of Betty Mish

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

Saturday, March 6

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

Mass Intention: For the repose of the souls of  Tessa Powers, Joseph Theodore Garvin

Sunday, March 7 Mass Schedule: 3rd Sunday of Lent

Rosary 8:30 AM

9:00 AM Mass at ABVM:  Intentions – For the repose of the souls of Norman Pelak, Tom Wilcox, Elsie B. Fix

11:00 AM Mass at ABVM: Intentions – For the repose of the souls of Richard Couturier, Stanley Czarnopys

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

Monday, March 8

9:00 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the soul of Betty Mish

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

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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: 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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