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.

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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The Sharing Plate

Hey parish family! Did you know that there’s a Sharing Plate with yummy treats being passed around the parish? Sign up to join in the fun! Enjoy the treats that you receive and then fill up the plate with your family favorites and pass it on to another parish family!

The plate has already started to pass around and will continue through May. Want to join in the fun?

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Sign up below!

Step 2: You’ll be contacted by a parish family to set up your plate delivery. This would be a good time to make sure the family is aware of any food allergies that you or a member of your family has.

Step 3: Receive the plate and enjoy the treats on it. This is also a great time to take pictures to share with us on Facebook and to add your name and story to the blessing book that came with the plate.

Step 4: Contact the next person on the list that came with the plate to set up your drop-off. Please try to set up a delivery for the next family within 5 days of receiving the plate.

Step 5: Fill up the plate with your family’s favorite treats and pass it on!

Have questions? Please call the Faith Formation office at 835-6777 (extension 236).


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Lent 2023

Lent is a time of going very deeply into ourselves… What is it that stands between us and God? Between us and our brothers and sisters? Between us and life, the life of the Spirit? Whatever it is, let us relentlessly tear it out, without a moment’s hesitation.
~Catherine Doherty

Please consider joining us for prayer this Lenten season. Below you will find a list of prayer opportunities at the parish.



Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30 am

Saturday: 4:00 pm

Sunday: 8:30 am (livestreamed)

Sunday: 11:00 am

Evening Prayer:

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Stations of the Cross:

Fridays at 7:00 pm


Communal Reconciliation

March 5 | 2:00 pm | Assumption

March 14 | 7:00 pm | Blessed Sacrament

Individual Reconciliation

First Saturday of the month at 2:30 pm.

Taize Prayer

March 22
Soup Supper at 5:30 pm
Prayer at 6:30 pm


Parishioner, Jean Thiele, has donated her labyrinth for use during this Lenten season.

It is available to walk 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday beginning March 6 through March 31.

2nd Stations of the Cross, Jesus is given his cross, Church of the Holy Trinity in Gemunden am Main, Bavaria, Germany

Around the MACC

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Our Lady of Grace
St. Brigid of Kildare