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

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***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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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

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.

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!

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

We’re Hiring!

Blessed Sacrament Parish is seeking a full-time Coordinator of Adult Formation.

This person will be responsible for the theological guidance and coordination of adult formation programming for the Parish.  

The qualified candidate:

  • Provides leadership in the design, implementation, and evaluation of adult formation programs.
  • Provides pastoral support within the adult formation programs.
  • Participates in the planning and implementation of faith formation team activities and is an active member of the team.
  • Be a practicing Catholic and have an understanding of Roman Catholic liturgical practices.
  • Prepares and manages the adult formation budget in collaboration with the Faith Formation Team Leader.
  • Attends parish personnel meetings, prayer days, and annual calendaring and planning sessions.
  • Balance multiple priorities and schedules.

The successful candidate would report to the Faith Formation Leader.

All interested applicants please send your resume to Patrick Regier.

Game Night Fun!

Blessed Sacrament’s first game night was a success!

Our Blessed Sacrament Parish family came out to play at our Parish Family Game Night on January 20!  We were thrilled to see close to 100 people join us for the evening. Folks enjoyed foosball, ping pong, corn hole, and other yard games in the gym. Bingo was such a huge hit, we kept the game going into overtime! A couple of people told us this was the first time they had ever played Bingo! We saw games of Scrabble, Uno, Clue, and pinochle, and even a game of Twister played by some of the younger attendees!  And we for sure saw smiling faces everywhere! 

Matt & Laura Allington take on Fr. Rob and Fr. Jack at the Euchre tournament!

Everyone enjoyed sloppy joes, pizza, and a potluck of snacks and desserts. The culmination of the evening was the Euchre tournament, where 20 teams (including our own Fr. Rob and Fr. Jack!) competed for the ultimate prize—a fancy new deck of cards and their names on the parish Euchre trophy! 

Congratulations to Andrew and Sabrina Gilles, who won the tournament with points to spare! We heard from so many people that it was a wonderful evening that reminded them of “the old days!” We are so very blessed to have a parish family that enjoys spending a Friday evening together here “at home,” and we can’t wait to bring this parish family favorite back again next year.  

We hope to see everyone at our next family event: The Parish Talent Show!

Building Community Partnerships

Blessed Sacrament Welcomes Arnold Center & Midland County ESA

Blessed Sacrament Parish is excited to announce two new partnerships with local community organizations! In late 2021, a team of parishioners was tasked to review the leasing options of the south wing of the parish center, formerly the school wing. The group provided a list of organizations that aligned with the parish’s mission and served the greater Midland community.  

In early January, two non-profits began their leases with us. The Arnold Center will use two rooms to conduct their adult community living training and art class. The Midland County ESA will use a room for temporary office space for program coordinators as their main building on Jefferson Ave undergoes a multi-year renovation. 

We are excited to welcome the Arnold Center and the Midland County ESA to the space and look forward to helping them continue their mission of serving our Midland Community. 

Logos for Arnold Center Inc and Midland County ESA

Fr. Rob’s Message