Parish News & Events

See these events and more below: First Saturday Devotion Eucharistic Adoration Senior Social Luncheon Singles Fellowship Group And much more!

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!

Please Vote for ABVM School…

We can win a new playground piece with your help!

Assumption BVM School is trying to win a new piece of playground equipment in the Terracycle-Colgate-Meijer oral care recycling challenge! It’s made out of the recycled products we’ve been collecting and is valued at $55,000! We took 4th place last year… WE’RE CURRENTLY IN 2ND PLACE! Please continue recycling oral care goods in one of the bins in the Rectory, Narthex or school entryway. VOTE ONLINE DAILY for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School from now-June 30 to help earn points for us to win, too!

Widowed? Divorced? Single?  Join Our ABVM Single Fellowship Group!

We are a group of men and women who are single: those who are divorced, widowed or never married. Our goal? To provide single individuals of Assumption Church and our Belmont community a safe and healthy environment with fellowship, support and activities to help enrich each other’s lives as a single person. Social activities will be coordinated including movies, card games, various lunches, local area attractions and more!  Who We Are:   We are brothers and sisters in Christ, walking the same path. We have no age or faith restrictions. We are not a dating group. All singles and their single friends are welcome to join our activities and events!

Please mark your calendars for our next meeting:

Wednesday, July 10 at 12:00 PM 

Featured event:  Hot Dog Roast at the Parish fire pit behind Church. 

If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact Sarah Mazgalis at 616-784-1884.

Senior Luncheon

Our next Senior Luncheon will be this Thursday, July 18th at 12:00 PM in the Church Activity Center (Church basement). Please be sure to RSVP (if you didn’t sign up in the Narthex already!) by calling the Rectory by Tuesday, June 18th at the very latest (we need to purchase food to make sure we have enough for all to enjoy!). Simply call 616-361-5126 and dial extension 200 for the Parish Secretary. She will be able to take your reservation and will let the Senior Luncheon team know the number of people attending!

First Saturday Devotion

Saturday, August 3, 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!


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.

Call To Prayer

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join all the Bishops in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in observing a Call to Prayer.

There’s a broad range of resources to help our communities of faith participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April.  The Call to Prayer issues weekly prayer intentions for which individuals may pray in whatever manner they choose. Let us take advantage of this  month of April to bear one another’s burdens and obtain for our suffering brothers and sisters the grace of Christ, by whose wounds we have been healed.

Make this Summer 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.

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)


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). 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 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.