Assumption Catholic Church Florian, Mn

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26932 - 390TH ST. NW - STRANDQUIST, MN 56758     ph: (218) 478-3578

Fr. Luis Buitron, Pastor:  (218) 242-5689

**Fr. Luis will be out of the area until February 1, 2019. 

In the case of a sacramental emergency please call Father Ilango @ (701)893-5006

Parish Secretary: Michelle Kostrzewski

Diocesan Victim Assistant Coordinator:  Cindy Hulst, LSW,  218-281-7895 (24-hour confidential number)

Mission Statement of Assumption Church – Florian

As disciples of the teachings of Jesus Christ we, as a Christian Community, focus our time, talent and treasure on sharing the Gospel of our Lord in Word and Deed.

Tri-Parish Weekend Mass Times For January, February & March

Assumption: Saturday @ 5:00 pm;  St. Stephen: Sunday @ 8:30 am;  St. Rose: Sunday @ 10:30 am

Please Note:  There will be no daily Masses said in the Tri-Parishes and no Reconciliation from

December 26, 2018 to February 1, 2019.  St. Rose will have Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Assumption-Florian Parish Bulletin January 19, 2019

“To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)  St. Paul tells us that God has blessed each of us for a reason. How has God blessed you?  Are you using your gifts according to God’s plan?  How are you helping to build God’s kingdom here on earth?  Remember that if you don’t do the work God planned for you, no one else can do it. Live the life God has intended for you, feel His love, peace and joy!

 Saturday, January 19th  @ 5:00 pm Mass:  Second Sunday In Ordinary Time  Rosary 4:30 pm

Mass  Intention:  For Florian Kuznia by Daniel Kuznia

Please Note:  Second Collection for the Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa

Fr. Beinard Pfau will be presiding over today's Mass.

Lector:  Randal Kostrzewski

Eucharistic Ministers:  Tom K. (Cup)   Veronica K. (Cup) 

Altar Servers:  Anton B.  Isabel P.  Ada P.

Greeters & Gifts:  Mark & Louise Szklarski

Rosary:   Evald & Mary Kujava


Saturday, January 26th  @ 5:00 pm Mass:  Third Sunday In Ordinary Time  Rosary 4:30 pm

Mass  Intention:  For Alice Rogus by Tim & Catherine Budziszewski

Please welcome Fr. Bernard Olszewski whom will be presiding over today's Mass. 

Lector:   Robert Safranski

Eucharistic Ministers:  Ken S. (Cup)   David P. (Cup) 

Altar Servers:  Logan N.  Quinten N.

Greeters & Gifts:  Ken & Mary Stusynski

Rosary:   James V. Kuznia



Religious Formation  

Class Day and Time:  Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Please Note:  A large roll of newspaper end is in the storage room cabinet (NE corner) that maybe used by the RE teachers to cover their tables to protect them from ink, crayon and markers.  Thank you Assumption Ladies

Upcoming Events at Assumption-Florian Church

Children's Pizza Party

Saturday, February 9th after 5:00 pm Mass

Children that contributed to the children's collections during Mass and their families are invited to a Children's Pizza Party with Father Luis on February 9th after Mass. Please sign up your family on the signup sheet in the entry so we may know a number to be served.  Served by the ladies officers & their spouses.

Baked Potato Supper

Saturday, February 16th  after 5:00 pm Mass

Served by the Assumption Florian Pastoral Parish Council.

Funds raised will support the Repair Fund.  More info. to follow on this upcoming event.



Other Items

**This week, we take up the collection for the Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa. The people of Africa are joyous and faith-filled, but many face the challenges of poverty, disease, food shortages, and migration. This collection is our opportunity to stand with the people of Africa by supporting pastoral projects that are so needed on this continent. Please be generous today. To learn more, visit

**Assumption-Florian Ladies Meeting is re-scheduled for Tuesday, February  5th at 6:30 pm.  Year ahead agenda will be reviewed & discussed.

**Thank you to the following in accepting to serve the Assumption Ladies in 2019 as:  President- Denise Grandstrand, Vice President- Cathy Kujawa, Secretary-Donalda Kuznia and Treasurer-Alana Kuznia.

**St. Philips in Bemidji will be hosting an Ultreya on February 9th at 2:30.  An Ultreya is a gathering of Cursillistas, or those considering making a Cursillo weekend, who come together to share friendship and faith.  It is a great opportunity to be spiritually fed.  A time to get away from busyness and schedules and just enjoy the company of Jesus and friends.  Please bring a potluck item to share.

Liturgical Basics Workshop – February 16th   ALL Liturgical Ministers of the Diocese of Crookston are invited to participate in this workshop being held at St. Mary’s, Fosston, on Sat., February 16, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  A light lunch is included.  No fees.  REGISTER ONLINE by Feb. 8th using the form OR click on the “worship” icon at the bottom of the diocesan webpage @

**Catholics at the Capitol   Actor Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, Paul, Apostle of Christ, Pay It Forward) will be joining an already stellar lineup of speakers and artists at Catholics at the Capitol on February 19.  If you are interested in attending this great event and joining two thousand Catholics across the State of Minnesota (as we make our voice known to policy makers), register soon by going to  The Diocese of Crookston will be working out transportation details for this event.  If you have any questions, please email Bob Noel at

**Are you looking for a deeper relationship with Jesus?  Is the busyness of life suffocating you? Consider stepping away from life for a weekend and spending it in the peaceful presence of Jesus and other likeminded Catholics. A Cursillo weekend has the power to redefine your life. Pray about attending a weekend; It is an investment of time well spent. There are two Cursillo weekends coming up this spring. Both will be held at Sand Hill Bible Camp in Fosston, MN. The Men's weekend is February 21-24, 2019. The Women's weekend is March 21-24, 2019. Visit to learn more!

**Assumption-Florian Cemetery Volunteer Needed.  The church is looking for a volunteer to mark plots for burials.  Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

**First aid kit is located on the counter in the Sacristy.  Liquid glucose included in the kit for diabetic reaction.

Snow Removal:  Week of Jan. 18-24:  Mark Weber & David Bieniski

Week of Jan 25-31:  John Wawrzyniak, Scott Binstock & Jason Blazejewski


Stewardship Collection for January 12, 2019

Adult: $1,324.00; Youth: $6.00; Plate: $28.00; Christmas: $125.00; 

Total: $1,483.00;  Stipends Fund:  $10.00

The 2019 Giving Envelopes are in the back of the church for you to pick up.

January Collectors:  Robert Safranski, David Stusynski, Leonard Stusynski & Vernon Stusynski


Infant Baptism: Catechetical Class is required; please contact Fr. Luis early during pregnancy or adoption.

Marriage: All Catholics who have made a decision to enter marriage must see a priest six months prior to the desired date of marriage. If a Catholic is contemplating marriage to a non-Catholic, the Catholic must still contact a priest to fulfill the requirements of the Catholic Church for the marriage to be validly recognized by the Church.

Anointing of the Sick: Please call the Parish Office during serious illness or before surgery.

Shut-Ins:  If you know anyone who cannot come to Church, please let the office know, so they can be put on a visiting schedule by a Eucharistic Minister.

New Parishioner (s)  If you are interested or know someone who is, in becoming a registered parishioner of Assumption please call the parish office or visit with Father Luis. 

Father Bernard Olszewski will be visiting our parish next weekend to speak at all Masses on behalf of Cross Catholic Outreach which was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. 



To  Our Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters & Gifts, Rosary, Altar Servers, Cantors & Organists.  For taking time out of your schedules to participate at our Masses.  

To our Ladies Groups and the Leaders for all they do throughout the year.  Making sure the basement is decorated for special events & the coffee is on.  And for comforting families after a funeral with a good hot meal.  This year's officers: President- Denise Grandstrand, Vice President- Cathy Kujawa, Secretary-Donalda Kuznia and Treasurer-Alana Kuznia.

To all that serve & attend meetings for the Pastoral Parish Council Board, Cemetery Board & Liturgy Committee.

To Jeanne Clausen, our Religious Formation Coordinator, thank you for overseeing this year's program.  Preparing the yearly calendar, communicating with teachers, parents & students,  picking up supplies and much more. And teaching our youth the importance of  giving back to our community. 

To our Religious Formation Teachers:  Beth Budziszewski, Jason Rominski, Phil Rogus, Jim & Amanda Rogus, and Ken Stusynski.  And substitute teacher Sarah Kuznia and Safe Environment instructor Heather Rogus.  Thank you for taking time out of your weekly schedules to teach our children the Word of God.  You will make an everlasting impression in the minds of our youth.

To Kenneth Stusynski for making sure that the Church is always taken care of.  Lights are changed, sump pumps & furnace are running and for all of the repairs he makes throughout the year.  If you would like to help him out with maintenance of the Church, please contact the parish office or talk to Ken.

To Delphine Pietruszewski for making sure the Church is always clean and ready for Mass and special events.   And also for picking up after us!

To Donalda Kuznia for making sure we are always surrounded by a beautiful display of flowers and maintaining them throughout the year.

To Robert & Jean Safranski for always making sure we have votive candles to light when we are saying a prayer and for changing out the altar linens for Mass.

To Mike Adamski for marking the graves when a loved one has passed.  Mike would like to retire from this position, please contact the parish office if you are interested.

To Colette Kujava for posting our weekly bulletin on-line for all to read. 

To the Sunday Collection Counters:  Mike Adamski, Larry Dziengel, Tom Kostrzewski, Susan Kujava, Kathy Kujawa, Kenneth Kuznia and Julian Stusynski for all you do.

To all who donated their time cleaning our  sidewalks & steps to ensure our students could safely attend Religious Formation Classes and all could attend Church after a Minnesota Snowfall.  And to Mark Szklarski for always making sure the parking lot is clean of snow and Gary Kujava for clearing the sidewalks with his snow equipment.

To Phil & Sarah Kuznia for always making sure the Church is decorated so beautifully for Christmas and to the volunteers that assist them.  And once again to Zach Nordine for gifting the church with the beautiful manger, I am in awe every time I enter the church and see it surrounded by the trees.

Please contact the Parish Office if recognition has not been given in this thank you.

The Church is always looking for people to share their time & talent at Masses.   If you would like to volunteer, there are signup sheets by the bulletin boards.