Parish News & Events

See these events and more below: First Saturday Devotion Lenten Fish Fry Fridays Eucharistic Adoration And much more! Becoming Catholic...RCIA!


Held in the Assumption BVM–Family Life Center 6390 Belmont Road NE

March 22, 29, April 5 & 12 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Choice of Fried Pollock or Baked Cod; Choice of Green Beans, Cole Slaw or Applesauce Choice of French Fries or Mac & Cheese Lemonade, Ice Water, Coffee & Hot Tea are included in price.

To Go Dinners Available: Green Beans & Beverage not included.


Fresh prepared dinner salad & soup d’jour option available: Romaine lettuce, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion with choice of side condiments of feta, cheddar, black olives and croutons. Dressing choices: ranch, Caesar, blue cheese 1000 island


Adults $9.00, Seniors $8.00, Children 6-12 $5.00, Children 5 & under FREE, Family/Household of 5+ $30.00

Soup & Salad Option—$6.00

Canned soft drinks and Homemade Desserts are offered by ABVM Youth Group. Tickets can be purchased along with dinners for $1.00 per item

Sponsored by: Knights of ColumbusBISHOP BRITT COUNCIL 13526, Belmont, MI

First Saturday Devotion

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Our blessed Mother appeared to the children at Fatima and revealed the Peace Plan from Heaven. Part of which includes this special devotion which consists of four areas:

  1. Confession
  2. Recite the Rosary
  3. Receive Holy Communion
  4. Meditate for 15 minutes on the Mysteries of the Rosary. Use your own meditation or use these meditations here.

Please join us Saturday for this devotion. Reconciliation is offered from 4:00-5:00PM in the confessional. We pray a group Rosary together at 5:00PM. Stay for 5:30PM Mass to receive Holy Communion. Finally, spend 15 minutes in the privacy of your home (or stay after Mass in church) to meditate on the Mysteries of the Rosary. Complete all of the above with the intention of making reparation to our Blessed Mother and her Immaculate Heart.

Why should we practice this devotion? The Mediatrix of All Graces has promised, at the hour of death, all graces necessary for salvation to those who faithfully practice this devotion for the First Saturday of any five consecutive months. (NOTE: The Confession may be made under the usual condition of 8 days before or after Holy Communion, provided the person is not in the state of mortal sin when he receives Holy Communion.)

The first Friday, first Saturday and first Sunday of the month normally come together in the same week. The Confession good for one is good for the others. It is recommended that people receive Holy Communion in reparation on all three days, giving Our Lady a little more than she asks-and helping to make up for those who refuse to give her anything at all.

In addition to assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, receiving Holy Communion is the most perfect form of reparation that can be offered!

Make this Lent More Meaningful…Become a Eucharistic Adorer

It is Jesus who invites you to visit with Him in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel!

“Come to me all you who labor and find life burdensome and I will give you rest.”  ~ Matthew 11:28

Eucharistic Adoration is the worship of God, present body, blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament. The Catholic Church has always offered adoration of the Eucharist “not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful.” ~ CCC, 1378

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary offers Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Every Thursday from 7:30 AM to Friday morning at 7:00 AM

Adoration is for anyone who wishes to come. You do not have to be Catholic and there are no special requirements, except a willingness to be quiet and respectful in the Chapel.

Assumption needs dedicated Adorers and substitutes willing to fill in for the scheduled Adorers. Will you prayerfully consider joining?

Please call Mary Gelderbloom at 616-433-5005 for more information and/or to sign up.

May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament
be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection at
every moment in all the tabernacles of the world,
even until the end of time.

Bible Study Feeds the Need in Grand Rapids

On December 30th, Mothers of Mercy (Assumption Bible Study group) and DeGage Ministries teamed up to feed 200 homeless individuals in Grand Rapids. The day before the event we had over 30 volunteers show to help pack 250 care packages that were given out during the dinner!

Thank you, Assumption Parishioners, for donating your time and money to help this great cause! Stay tuned for information about a repeat event this summer. Blessings!

Assumption Parish now offers the ease of online giving for offertory, tuition payments, donations to the endowment fund and more!

Attention All Young Children Attending 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays: If you CAN’T read this….your parents should!!

Parents—do you know we offer nursery service during the 11:00 a.m. Mass every week (except holidays)? It’s located in the Church Activity Center…down the stairwell by the choir, through the doors & it’s located on the left hand side. So during Mass while your child is playing, drawing and able to run around, YOU can actually PRAY and do want you need to during this hour that sometimes feel like forever “with a young, active and not-so-quiet child”.

Please consider bringing your child down! And there’s more: YOU can sign up to volunteer to join the fun in the nursery once in a while if you wish! To sign up to help, go to: PLEASE feel free to bring kids down during the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays & if you have any questions, please give me a call. May God Bless you! Becky Pettit (616-365-8221)


The Consolata Sisters invite you to experience a very unique Stations of the Cross on their grounds. It is a half-mile journey through woods and meadow. Walk in Jesus’ footsteps along the wood chip path, feel the weight of his cross, experience his falls, meet his mother and Simon and Veronica, gaze upon His cross and finally visit the empty tomb. A great teaching lesson for young children as well as adults. Come during daylight hours to 6801 Belmont Avenue. Park by Gethsemane House.


Over the course of hundreds of years, our Blessed Mother has appeared numerous times requesting that we pray the Rosary. At Fatima, Portugal, she appeared and asked the visionaries to pray a Rosary every day and to share this message with all of us.

If your family would like to host Assumption’s traveling image of Our Lady of Fatima for a 9-day novena (meaning you’ll pray the Rosary once a day for 9 days), please use this link to sign up: Please note: Our beautiful statue that has been in the parish since 1948 is receiving some special TLC to refurbish and refresh. While the statue is being updated, there will be a beautiful framed photo of Our Lady that will temporarily used in place of the statue. As soon as the statue is completed, we will get it back in circulation for all of our parishioners to enjoy!

This is a wonderful, easy way to begin saying the Rosary as all prayers and instructions are included! Even if you’ve never said the Rosary before, you’ll be surprised at how easy this extremely powerful prayer is. If you don’t have computer access, please call the Rectory at 616-361-5126 x206 to sign up.


Pay your tuition at Assumption, West Catholic, Catholic Central and Assumption’s Faith Formation tuition all the while helping the Assumption Endowment Fund by buying SCRIP!

How does SCRIP work? You simply purchase gift cards at face value and use them to make your purchases (gas, groceries, clothing, restaurants and much, much more!). The vendors make a percentage donation at the time of your purchase (which ABVM Scrip tracks). 50% of the donation goes to your account and 50% is donated to the Endowment Fund. Assumption will send your accrued earnings to the designated school account bi-yearly in October and April!

Grandparents: you, too, can participate in this program and help pay your grandchildren’s tuition while supporting the Endowment Fund. Aunts and uncles can join in the fun as well!

Click for Scrip Order Form

Scrip Sale Hours:

Sunday 10:00AM-11:00 AM located off the Church Narthex in the SCRIP Room.

Monday 8:30AM-9:15 AM in the Ministry Center SCRIP Office

Wednesday 6:ooPM-6:45 PM in the ABVM School Main Hallway DURING FAITH FORMATION SCHOOL YEAR ONLY!

If you have any questions email Colleen Hall at or call 616-205-5376.


Has the gift of a Catholic education made a difference in your life or in the life of someone you love? Would you like to make that gift possible for those who feel as though a Catholic education is beyond their reach? Consider establishing a tuition scholarship in your name or your family name by leaving a gift in your will. Contact Mary Panek, Assumption Education Endowment Fund (AEEF) board member at 616.550.4113.