Parish News & Events

See these events and more below: First Saturday Devotion Monthly Senior Luncheon RCIA Begins September 10th! REBOOT Live! And much more!

Make this Advent 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.
Amen.

Parish Service Night—All ages are welcome!

 Thursday, January 3, 2019 |  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  | Church Activity Center

 Fleece blanket making for those in need.

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies will be served!

What To Bring:

Fleece material and scissors

(watch for sales as this is the time of year that fleece usually goes on sale!)

Please bring your fleece in the following sizes (2 pieces are needed for each blanket):

Lap size 1 ½ yards (2), Adult size 3 yards (2), Child size 2 yards (2), Baby 1 yard (2)

Bring cookies to share if you would like.

Any questions?  Please contact Beth Baltruczak, 616-361-5126 x258 or Youthminister@assumptionbvm.com

Saturday, February 2, 2019

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM  |  Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Welcome to Cherish 2019. The Annual West Michigan Catholic Marriage Event. We have the entire Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park venue for dinner, an inspirational talk from Damon and Melanie Owens of joytob (joytob.org), and dancing. All married and engaged couples are welcome. For more information, visit us online.

Registration opens Thursday, November 1st at www.cherishmarriage.net. Be sure to register early, last year we sold out.

First Saturday Devotion

Saturday, November 3, 2018

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!

Veteran’s Day Celebration

Friday, November 9, 2018

9:00 AM Mass in the Family Life Center Gymnasium

All Veterans are invited to celebrate 9:00 AM Mass with the Assumption students and attend a reception afterwards in the Church Activity Center (Church Basement). Please join us as we would like to celebrate your service to our country! Call the school office or email 4thgrade@abvmschool1.org for more details. Thank you!

Senior Social Lunches are Back!

Senior Social Luncheon

Assumption BVM | Church Activity Center | 6390 Belmont Road

Thursday, November 15
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

All seniors and retired folks are invited to attend this delicious luncheon served by a group of dedicated volunteers! The lunch is free but free-will donations are accepted. Sign up sheets are found in the Narthex after all Masses and you’re asked to kindly sign up if you will be attending for planning purposes only. Feel free to bring a friend who can benefit from the delicious food and the wonderful social setting. You will see so many smiling faces – it’s a lunch you won’t want to miss!

The luncheon is scheduled every third Thursday of the month from March through December so be sure to reserve all of the dates!

Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, November 15, 2018  |  8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday, November 16, 2018  |  8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Dear Parents and Families,

Did you know? Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.8 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a stronger vocabulary, in addition, students who read for pleasure average higher grades in English, mathematics, science, and history!

Mark your calendar to join us for a celebration of reading!  The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the ABVM school gym. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair.

Thank you,

Doris Dietrich

Jane Mead

ABVM School Librarians

Assumption’s Play Group is Back!

This group is geared towards parents of children ages 0-5.
This is a great way for parents in the parish to get to know one another and the kids get to play with other kids!

Please join us for our next Play Date! Friday, November 30th  |  10:00 AM  |  IN THE CHURCH NURSERY
Invite a friend…all are welcome!
If you have any questions please contact Mari Bravo @ 616-884-6991 or samm83_@hotmail.com

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

Assumption Parish Hosts REBOOT Live on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Coming February 2019!

A Parish-wide event:

Chris Stefanick

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: http://bit.ly/Sunday-Nursery 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)

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.

FATIMA TRAVELING IMAGE

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

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). 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!

Thursday 8:15AM-8:30 AM in the ABVM School Main Hallway

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

RCIA

Are you interested in the Faith of Catholics?

Would you like to inquire into the Faith of Catholics?

Are you seeking to connect more meaningfully with God and Church?

Have you ever considered joining the Catholic Church?

You are welcome to contact us this Lent.

For more information, call our RCIA Coordinator at 361-5126 x255

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.

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Please celebrate your Wedding Anniversary with us. Join us the 2nd weekend of every month at the end of each Mass. Father will ask the couple to stand and you will receive a special blessing at the end of Mass in honor of your commitment to the Sacrament of Marriage.  Please contact the Parish Office at 361-5126 x 200 or email officesecretary@assumptionbvm.com if you have any questions.