The Chosen

You won’t want to miss Season 3 of The Chosen.

At each of the 8 Wednesday evening sessions, we will watch an episode from season 3 of the crowd-funded series, and enter into simple conversations about the lives of the people who encountered Jesus and how the encounter changed them. We will also take time to reflect on how the story relates to our own faith stories.

The first gathering is on April 12 from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Parish Center.

The Chosen

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THE CHOSEN received a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Read below to see what people have to say about it:  

*This show has helped me understand the Bible in ways I never thought possible. Highly recommended! 

**Amazing! Has brought The Gospels to light for me in a way that I could never have imagined. The series has drawn me closer to Jesus.   

***This show brings to life so many scenes that could before only be imagined. I was skeptical about this show at first but it exceeded my hopes and just gets better and better. 

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Easter Egg Hunt & Social

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 16, after 11:00 am Mass

Join us for our first-ever Easter social with donuts, bingo, and an Easter craft! Help us plan by emailing Corinne Cathcart the number of kids, grandkids, cousins, friends, and neighbors you’ll bring!

3 ways to participate in the hunt:

  • Donate pre-wrapped candy
  • Donate plastic fillable eggs
  • Come and hunt for eggs!
Easter eggs in a row on the meadow

Donations can be dropped off anytime in the Faith Formation office.
Thanks for helping to make this fun event happen for the littles of our parish family!

Happy Hunting!

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive


Saturday, April 8  |  8 AM to 1 PM  | 

Appointments are preferred and walk-ins will be welcomed. Call 866-MIBLOOD (866-642-5663) or you may schedule your appointment online

Click on a time and select login or visitor to sign up.


  • Snacks and doughnuts will be available after donating.
  • All the recommended precautions for distancing and safe interactions will be observed.
  • VERSITI strictly abided by the latest guidelines and mandates.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week is a privileged time when we are called to draw near to Jesus:
friendship with him is shown in times of difficulty. ~Pope Francis

Palm Sunday - April 2, 2023

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil – 4:00 pm
Sunday Masses – 8:30 am & 11:00 am

The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.”

And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?” And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Matthew 21:8-11
Holy Thursday - April 6, 2023


Potluck – 5:30 pm

What to Bring:

  • Place settings (enough for your family)
  • A main dish
  • One of the following
    • salad
    • vegetable
    • dessert

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 pm

Night Prayer – 10:00 pm

Good Friday - April 7, 2023


Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion – 12:30 pm

There’s a certain presence in the air on Good Friday. There’s a feeling of the ominous as you walk into the church, the feeling that something terrible is going to happen, but there’s also this feeling of the numinous- that feeling that something holy, something mysterious is happening. I imagine the world woke up to this same feeling however many years ago when Jesus the Christ, Savior, Redeemer, King, and friend was crucified on the cross for sins he didn’t commit. 

And in this same moment, Jesus overcame sin and death so that we might live.

I’d say that those ominous and numinous feelings are appropriate today, but they point us to something greater: a Love that overcame death so that we might have eternal life.

Holy Saturday - April 8, 2023


Blessing of Food – 11:00 am

Easter Vigil – 9:00 pm

Dear brothers and sisters,
on this most sacred night,
in which our Lord Jesus Christ
passed over from death to life,
the Church calls upon her sons and daughters,
scattered throughout the world,
to come together to watch and pray.
-If we keep the memorial
of the Lord’s paschal solemnity in this way,
listening to his word and celebrating his mysteries,
then we shall have the sure hope
of sharing his triumph over death
and living with him in God.

April 9, 2023


Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord
Masses: 8:30 am & 11:00 am

Welcome to Middle School Event for 5th Graders!

Hey 5th graders!

Middle school is around the corner and you’re invited to find out what middle school youth ministry is all about!

On Your Mark! Get Set! Middle School!

Calling all 5th graders! Are you looking forward to middle school? Are there things that you are nervous about? Do you have questions about what middle school is like? Then join us on April 16, 6-8 pm, at Assumption BVM parish! All 5th graders are invited to this special event designed to give you a taste of what middle school and Middle School Youth Ministry are like! We’ll play games, eat pizza, decorate pillowcases, and have time for students to ask current middle schoolers all about middle school and Middle School Youth Ministry! At YM, students can be themselves, and this event is designed to encourage students to do just that!

Sign up online below!

VBS 2023 – Stellar:  Shine Jesus’ Light

It’s time to blast off with Vacation Bible School! 

This year’s theme is “Stellar:  Shine Jesus’ Light” and we can’t wait for you to join us out at Assumption for an exciting week of singing, dancing, praying, and learning about our faith!

WHERE: Assumption BVM Church (3516 E. Monroe)

WHEN: Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22 9:00 am until Noon


  • $30 for first child (includes Sing & Play Celebration music)
  • $50 for two children
  • $70 for three or more siblings in the same family

Please send kids with sunscreen already applied, in play clothes, and please no flip flops.

Registration Deadline: June 9 – space is LIMITED. Please register early!


Contact Corinne Cathcart.

Outreach Easter Flower Sale

Outreach Team Easter Flower Sales - March 11-19

Easter Flower Sale!
March 11-19th

Download the Order Form or Order Online Below

Sponsored by the High School Outreach Team

The Outreach Team is raising funds for their summer mission trip. This summer they will be traveling to Ohio to build community and participate in home repair. Your support helps to offset the cost of this trip and allows students and their adult leaders to fully enter into the service of others. Thank you for your support.

If you have questions, please contact Justin Rose.

Meeting Minutes of Ladies of Blessed Sacrament (LBS) – Tuesday, March 7th

In the absence of our president Eileen Foster, Anne Boyd opened the afternoon meeting by welcoming the 27 people in attendance. The total included newcomers Barb Wahn, Louise Fazio, Joanne Rajewski, Sue D’Alessandro, Wendy Shields, and Janet Yoder. Other guests were Tom Messinger and John Kawiecki. 

A Hail Mary was said. Prayer requests were offered by various ladies.

Today’s refreshments were provided by Connie Latuszek, Dorothy Kociba, Chris Sharp, Elaine White, Tana Zemanek, and Naomi Granum.

Secretary Elaine White read the minutes from our February 7th meeting. Treasurer Tana Zemanek reported a current balance of $6007.71.  

Terri Stevenson will be the speaker at our April 11th meeting at 7 pm. No afternoon meeting that day. Tana Z and Ramona Lalka will coordinate a charcuterie board for our refreshment table at this evening meeting.  

Rummage sale week will be June 4th through 10th. Watch the bulletin for more information and for a full list of items most desired and items that won’t be accepted. Tana Z and Ramona L are co-chairwomen. We will use Perfect Potluck for the first time to solicit volunteers to work various shifts and to provide food for the workers.

Maureen Pillepich introduced our speaker, Kelli Jankens, Injury Prevention Manager from MyMichigan Health. Her topic was “Think First to Prevent Falls”. Kelli said that 70-80% of trauma hospital admissions are from falls and that 80% of falls happen at home. Forty percent of traumatic brain injuries are due to falls. We can lower our risk of falling by removing tripping hazards from our homes, eliminating clutter and cords in our paths, removing slippery throw rugs, wearing closed back slippers, walking with our hands out of our pockets, and using adequate lighting. And if we should fall, it’s important to carry a phone at all times. We thank Kelli Jankens for her informative presentation.

Sue D’Alessandro and JoAnn Rajewski, MyMichigan gift shop volunteers, encouraged us to become a hospital volunteer. MyMichigan has over 220 volunteers at this time but more are always needed.   MyMichigan gift shop will present a fashion show at our May meeting.

Please join us at our Tuesday, April 11th meeting at 7 pm. All are welcome.

Respectfully submitted,

Elaine White

Women’s Christ Renews

Therefore we do not lose heart … our inner self is being renewed day by day.

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Women’s Christ Renews Weekend
April 22 & 23

Christ Renews is an ongoing process for the personal spiritual renewal of women over 18 that results in the revival of our faith community. The process begins with a weekend of prayer, talks, reflection, social activities, and small group discussions. This all takes place in a relaxed, prayerful, and caring atmosphere. Participants are free to share as much or as little as they wish.

It is held at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, and ending at about 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

Where can I get further information?

You are welcome to contact the Faith Formation Office at 989-835-6777 or speak to any parishioner who has experienced the weekend.

What about the cost?

The renewal weekend is a gift from the women putting on the weekend to the women attending the weekend.  Volunteers provide food and service.

Note:  This is not an overnight retreat. You will be home Saturday night and return to the Sunday morning retreat. 

Think and pray seriously about this opportunity . . .

… do you need to deepen your faith?
… do you need space for your inner journey?
…is your life out of balance?
… are you out of touch with the action of God in your life?
…are you seeking to enrich your understanding of what it means to be a Christian in today’s world?
… do you see yourself as “church”? As a disciple of Jesus?
… do you need to listen anew to Jesus’ call?

If you said “YES” to any of the above…then this weekend is for you!

Register Now!

Faith Beautifully Crafted

I try to make sense of life. I try to keep myself open to people and to laughter and to love and to have faith.
– Sr. Thea Bowman-

Anne Boyd is back with two new opportunities for us to tap into our creativity and faith this spring:

On March 20, each participant will create 4 Easter Cards, two to keep and two to send to our homebound parishioners. What a lovely idea for Lent! Please register by Friday, March 17. All supplies are provided and there is no fee for the class.

On April 17, each participant will create an inspirational wooden box decorated with paper and die-cut words and shapes. Please register by April 14. All supplies provided and a free-will offering at the event helps to offset the cost of the boxes.

Both sessions run from 1:00-3:00. Register for one or both! And keep an eye on the bulletin/website/Flocknote as a third offering is in the works for May.

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