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 Office Hours:  St. Rose: Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12:00 pm;  St. Stephen: Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  Assumption-Florian: Thursdays 9:30 am to 12:00 pm  Please call Fr. Luis to set up an appointment.

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 September

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

Weekday Mass Times:

St. Rose:  Tuesdays: Adoration 6:00pm & Mass @ 7:00pm;   St. Stephens: Wednesday's @ 8:30am; 

Assumption:  Thursdays @ 6:30pm;  Tamarac:  Friday's @ 10:30am

Reconciliation:  before Saturday 5:00 pm Mass: 4:30-5:00 pm.; before Sunday 8:30am Mass: 8:00-8:30 am; no Reconciliation before 10:30am Mass, or by Appointment (call Fr. Luis).


Assumption-Florian Parish Bulletin September 23, 2018

“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” MARK 9:35

Jesus teaches us that we are called to serve one another. Sacrifice is not a word that many people like to hear. We think it means that we must give up something that we want. However, the literal meaning of sacrifice is “to make holy,” from the words sacer” = sacred and facere” = to make. In other words, we make our lives holy by sharing our gifts in the service of God.


Sunday, September 23rd @ 8:30 am Mass:  Twenty-Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time  Rosary 8:00am

Mass  Intention:  For John and Josephine Gajeski by D.I., Floyd & Vern Blazejewski

Lector:  Kenneth Stusynski

Eucharistic Ministers:  Kenneth S.  (Cup)  Donalda K.  (Cup) 

Altar Servers:  Logan N.  Quinten N.

Greeter & Gifts: Tim & Catherine Budziszewski   Rosary:  Kenneth & Mary Stusynski


Thursday, September 27th @ 6:30 pm Mass:  Twenty-Fifth Thursday In Ordinary Time 

Mass  Intention:  For Ambrose Kuznia by Phil & Sarah Kuznia

Lector & Eucharistic Minister:  Tom Rogus


Religious Formation  

First Day Of Class:  Wednesday, October 3rd from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Second grade teacher needed!

We are asking all parents of grades 1-6th to come INTO the church to pick up their children.   Also, please remind your children NOT to run near or on the highways near the churchOur children are our first priority and We want everyone to stay safe!   Information  will be mailed out for the upcoming year to all RE families.   Thank You      


Eucharistic Minister Meeting

Thursday, October 4th @ 7:00 pm: We will be going through the steps to setup for Mass that were listed on the sacristans checklist that was provided with the Mass duties schedule for October.  All Eucharistic Ministers will set up for the Mass they are scheduled to be Eucharistic Ministers at.  If you are unable to attend we can provide a one on one session at your request.  Contact Denise Grandstrand at 478-2228.



Assumption-Florian Fall Harvest Potluck

The Assumption Ladies will host their "Annual Harvest Potluck" on Sunday, October 7, after 10:30 Mass.

We ask all families to bring a dish to share. Group 3 will serve and clean up.

After the meal, Kirsten Fugleseth  of St. Joseph's parish in Fertile, will give a presentation on her two pilgrimages to Medjugorje. On June 24, 1981, in the small parish of Medjugorje in the former communist country of Yugoslavia (now Bosnia-Herzegovina), six children claim to have had an encounter with Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. These young people, now all adults, claim that Mary has continued to appear to them nearly every day since the apparition, giving them messages for the world. The "messages" consist of exhortations to continuous prayer, fasting, daily bible reading, Confession and Holy Mass. Each year, millions of pilgrims travel to this small community to experience their own personal encounter with Christ.

**Next Assumption Ladies Meeting:  Monday, October 8th @ 6:30 pm**


Other Items & Upcoming Events

**2018 Diocesan Annual Appeal  Assumption-Florian Parish Goal: $9,271.00.  We have $516.00 left to raise!**

**Assumption-Florian Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Thursday, September 27th at 7:00pm

**St. Stephen’s Catholic Church will be serving soup, sandwiches and pie on Friday, September 28, from 11:00am to – 1:00pm.  Take-outs are available.  All are welcome!

**Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast at Assumption -Florian on Sunday, September 30th after 8:30am Mass in the church hall.  Free will offering.

**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.

**Please join us for a Baby Shower  honoring parents to be Bethany Ness & Jacob Grandstrand, son on John & Denise Grandstrand.  Saturday, September 29th at 2:00pm, Assumption-Florian Church Hall.  For more info. visit the events Facebook page.

**Fall Bake Sale  on Saturday, October 6th from 11:00am  to 12:00pm at SS. Peter & Paul Church, Warren.   BBQ, pie & coffee will be served and delicious homemade donuts will be sold.  Sponsored by SS. Peter & Paul Altar Society.

**Marriage Celebration Day on Sunday, October 7th at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston.  Mass at 2:30pm and meal to follow.  Please RSVP by September 24th at or by calling the DOC at 218-281-4533 if attending the meal.

**Fr. Vincent Miller will be offering a monthly Friday evening course on Ignatian Spirituality at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston. Based on the Discernment of Spirits and Ignatian spiritual practices, the course is open to adults from the Diocese of Crookston. Each class will run from 6:30 – 9:00 pm and will be held on the following dates: 10/12, 11/9, 12/14, 2/8/19, 3/8, 4/26 & 5/10. To register for this free course please call the Chancery at 218-281-4533. This course is part of the Deacon Formation program but, as in previous years, this class is open to all.  

**The National 40 Days for Life Campaign will begin Wednesday, September 26th and conclude on Sunday, November 4th. The Diocese of Crookston will again be holding a “40 Rosaries for Life” campaign where a parish or parish cluster will be asked to pray a rosary for the intention of the respect for life from conception to natural death.  Assumption-Florian & St. Rose has been scheduled for Monday, October 29th.  Please pray the rosary on behalf of our parish on this day.


Tri-Parish Quarterly Change of Mass Times for October, November and December

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

**Exception: Sunday, Oct. 28th:  Assumption @ 8:30am & St. Rose @ 10:30am (Polish Day)


Stewardship Collection for September 16, 2018

Adult: $1,215.43; Youth: $13.00; Plate: $175.00; Children's Ed: $63.00; Assumption of Mary: $1.00

Total: $1,467.43; Children's Altar Collection: $94.68; Stipend's Fund: $80.00; Repair Fund: $170.00

Church of Latin America: $30.00

September Collectors:  Tom Budziszewski, Larry Dziengel, John Grandstrand & Randal Kostrzewski

October Collectors:  Gary Kujava, Jerome Kujawa, Conrad Kuznia & Gayle Kuznia


 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.