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Parish Life Updates from the Diocese of Grand Rapids

There is nothing ordinary about what has transpired over these past 15 months. Our pastors and their staff members have worked tirelessly to nourish the spiritual lives of parishioners while also safeguarding the physical health of their communities. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

As of June 22, the State of Michigan has lifted its broad epidemic orders. This is positive news, and we are hopeful that the worst of this pandemic is behind us. Daily numbers of new cases have been falling steadily. Positivity rates statewide are below 3% and have decreased 88% since their high on April 8.

Understanding that parishioners who are homebound or in long-term care facilities may be at increased risk of contracting COVID-19, ministers who are not fully vaccinated and bringing holy Communion to individuals in these groups must wear a mask. Other than this norm, the Diocese of Grand Rapids is terminating any remaining particular law in response to COVID-19, effective immediately. This decision aligns with guidance from public health officials and is supported by the data mentioned above.

Moving forward, decisions regarding parish norms for COVID-19 will be left up to Fr. Tony Pelak and his staff. CDC recommendations for communities of faith may be found on their website.

Welcome to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church!

God always provides enough of what we need.  In fact, God’s generosity can bring abundance out of what, on the surface, may seem trivial and inadequate.  In today’s Gospel Philip states that two hundred days wages would not be enough to feed the vast hungry crowd of five thousand even just a tiny morsel.  However, with the power of Christ’s prayer and touch, this seemingly insurmountable limitation became a vehicle to show God’s generous love.  Those few loaves of bread and measly little fish became the source of a great banquet as all were fed and nourished. Jesus gave the crowd as much as they wanted and then ordered that leftovers be picked up so nothing would be wasted. Twelve baskets were left over—one for each apostle’s use. This prophetic gesture both recalls the origin of our faith with the Twelve Tribes of Israel, as well as  foreshadowing the Eucharist that we celebrate here today. Every time we come here for this Eucharist we are invited to put our lives at the service of the Gospel and to offer up our talents at the foot of God’s altar, trusting that the power of Christ’ gentle touch will transform us into an effective witness to our faith.

~ Fr. Tony

Schedule for This Week

Friday, July 23                                           

11:30 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For all who suffer from mental illnesses.

3:00 PM: Divine Mercy Chaplet in the Chapel

Saturday, July 24                 

4:00 PM: Reconciliation in the Chapel

5:00 PM: Rosary

5:30 PM Mass 

Mass Intention: For the repose of the souls of  Rob Kruse, William & Mary Anne Gagnon, Mary Czarnopys

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Sunday, July 25                       

8:30 AM: Rosary

9:00 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the souls of Chuck Frodl, Norm Pelak

10:30 AM: Rosary

11:00 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the souls of the Deceased Members of Assumption Parish

5:00 PM: Rosary

5:30 PM Mass 

Mass Intention: For the repose of the Holy Souls

Monday, July 26

9:00 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the soul of Anne O’Rourke Shepherd

Tuesday, July 27 – No Mass

Wednesday, July 28

5:30 PM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the Holy Souls

6:00 PM – Reconciliation in the Chapel

Thursday, July 29

9:00 AM Mass

Mass Intention: For the repose of the souls of all Grandparents, Elderly Relatives and Elderly Friends

9:30 AM: Eucharistic Adoration through 11:00 AM Friday

  The 5:30 PM Wednesday Mass, the 9:00 AM Thursday Mass, the 5:30 PM Saturday Mass and the 9:00 AM Sunday Mass 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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