Parish News & Events

Would You Like Your Own Copy of the Missal Used During Mass?

In an effort to keep our faith community safe and healthy (due to COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the Diocese of Grand Rapids, all missals/hymnals have been removed from the sanctuary), we’re inviting parishioners to order their own personal copies of the 2021 Breaking Bread Missal for use at home or in the church. Join us for each celebration and continue to actively participate in the liturgy.

Place your order by calling the Rectory at 616-361-5126 x200 or place the order by emailing dcowen@assumptionbvm.com. ORDERS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st—no additional copies will be ordered so be sure to order NOW!

This is a very short window so get your order called or emailed in ASAP! Please tell us the following:

  1. How many copies you’d like to order.
  2. The name(s) of the individual(s) for each copy ordered (names will be placed inside front covers).
  3. You may drop your payment in the collection boxes at church or mail to the Rectory. Please include your name and $8* for each book ordered.

We’ll combine all the orders and buy them from the distributor at a discounted rate—just $8.00 per book. When they arrive, you can pick up in the Rectory (* include an additional $1 per book if you want them mailed to you—include your mailing address with  your order).  If you were to buy your own copy, you will pay $15.00 per book – a savings of $7.00 ordering them now! Questions? Please call the Rectory!

Assumption Parish Needs Volunteers for a Special Ministry

Will you help Assumption Parish bring the readings, music and the whole Mass to those in church and those who are worshiping at home?

FATIMA TRAVELING STATUE

The Angel of Peace taught the 3 children at Fatima this prayer.

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 statue 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: http://bit.ly/FatimaNovena.

Our beautiful statue has been in the parish since 1948. Originally, members of the Rosary Society were the only ones who hosted the statue in their homes for a month at a time. That meant only 12 people had the statue in their homes. For many years it fell out of circulation.

In 2017 in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, the statue was once again made available to families. However, so that the statue was available to as many families as possible, we started the 9-day novena schedule which means 40 families are able to sign up each year and host the statue in their homes while they pray a Fatima Novena. The Fatima Novena started in April of 2017 and has been faithfully prayed every day since!

This is a wonderful, easy way to begin praying 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 x210 to sign up.

ADORATION IS OPEN AGAIN IN THE CHURCH SANCTUARY

Make this SUMMER More Meaningful…

Become a Eucharistic Adorer

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

“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 7:00 PM to Friday morning at 11:00 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.
Amen.

Assumption is pleased to give you a free subscription to formed.org. Discover all the best CATHOLIC content in one place. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks, and a great selection of popular ebooks – all just a click away! It’s EASY and FREE to register!

Go to formed.org/signup

  • Click on Create Account
  • Enter our zip code “49306” in the box “Find your parish”
  • Register with your name and email
  • Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

Enjoy and share with others in our parish geographical community. Be sure to check out all the resources available to you on your devices. There are many new features to help increase access to the resources.

Senior Luncheon

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS FOR OUR PATRONS

Do You Know Who Works in the Assumption Gardens?

If you see one of these wonderful, dedicated volunteers, please take a moment to thank them for all the time and talent they graciously share with our parish family. The gardens are thriving and beautiful!

A SPECIAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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.

scrip

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). 75% of the donation goes to your account and 25% 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

If you have any questions email Colleen Hall at chall5031@yahoo.com or call 616-205-5376.

ASSUMPTION EDUCATION ENDOWMENT

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.