Assumption Catholic Church  

     Florian, Minnesota           

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

Fr George Noel, Pastor: (218) 289-1735

Parish Secretary: Michelle Kostrzewski

Diocesan Victim Assistant Coordinator:  Louann McGlynn (218) 281-7895

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 Mass Times

Assumption:  Sunday @ 8:30 am, St Stephen’s:  Sunday @ 10:30 am &  St Rose: Saturday @ 5:00 pm

 **There will be no confessions before Saturday Mass at St. Rose May 28, Congratulations to our Graduates**   

Reconciliation: before Saturday 5:00 pm Mass: 3:45-4:45pm.; before Sunday 8:30am Mass: 7:45-8:15am;

no Reconciliation before 10:30am Mass, or by Appointment.


Thoughts on Mercy:  “May the binding promise of the Lord Jesus be fulfilled: from here there must go forth ‘the spark which will prepare the world for his final coming’ (Diary, 1732).  This spark needs to be lighted by the grace of God.  This fire of mercy needs to be passed on to the world!”  St. John Paul the Great


Sunday May 22nd @ 8:30am Mass:  The Most Holy Trinity  Rosary 8:00am

Mass Intention:  Steve Adamski by Bill & Rosemary Kuznia

Note:  *Congratulations & Best Wishes to our graduates Brandi Binstock & Katie Nordine

           *Commissioning of Lector and Eucharistic Ministers will be conducted at conclusion of Mass

           *Representatives from Catholic Bethlehem Christian Families will be selling religious hand carved

             olive wood artifacts before and after today's Mass.      


Wednesday May 25th @ 7:30pm:  Baccalaureate at St. Rose Church.


Sunday May 29th @ 8:30am Mass:  The Most Holy Body And Blood Of Christ  Rosary 8:00am

Mass Intention:  Florian Kuznia by Julian & Linda Stusynski


Monday May 30th Memorial Day Service at Assumption Cemetery

**Rosary 9:25am, Stephen Legion Color Guard 9:40am & Fr. George will follow with a Memorial Day Service

    Bring a lawn chair for your comfort.


**Assumption Parish Council:  The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body whose purpose is to assist the Pastor in fostering pastoral activity. This pastoral activity involves proclamation of the Word of God and catechetical formation, the celebration of the Eucharist and the other sacraments as well as the fostering of family and individual prayer, and serving those in spiritual or bodily need. If you are interested in serving on Assumption's Pastoral Council, please give your name to our parish secretary, Michelle. If you have any questions regarding the Pastoral Council, please talk with Fr. George.

**Thank You to the 58 members of our parish who have contributed $9,840.00.  We are now at 103.34% of our DAA goal!!!


 Stewardship Collection May 15, 2016

Adult: $2,115.00; Plate: $106.50 Children: $12.00; Catholic Comm./Univ.: $126.00; Misc.: $2.00

Ascension of the Lord: $25.00  Songbooks Fundraiser: $224.00 Checking Deposit: $2,610.50







Greeters & Gifts


Eucharistic Ministers


May 22nd





Katie N

Zach N

Logan N

Scott &



Mark &



Tom R (Body)

Veronica K (Cup)

Julian S (Cup)

May 29th





Stephen B

Isabel P

Colten P

Mike &



Ken &



Larry D (Body)

Ann D (Cup)

Donalda K (Cup)

June 5th





Anton B

Hayden R

Ty R

Tom &





Gary K (Body)

Sue K (Cup)

David P (Cup)






















May Collectors:  Larry Kuznia, Jonathan Pearson, David Pietruszewski & Donavan Pietruszewski

June Collectors:  Gordon Pietruszewski,  Jim Rogus, Jamie Rominski & Robert Safranski


Other Items & Upcoming Events

**Polish Day on Sunday, June 19th in Florian, MN.  Polka Mass at 10:30am with Cathy Erickson followed by a Polish style dinner serving from 11:30am - 1:00pm.  Old time music/dancing at the PNA Hall from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  Clown & Water Wars for the kids, cake walk, and more!!!  Lots of fun for the entire family - mark your calendars and plan to attend!!!  All proceeds will be donated to the Assumption Repair Fund for future projects.  (Due to Polish Day, Stephen's Mass will be at 8:30am)

**Thank you for your generosity in last week's Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign.  Because of your support millions of faithful will have the opportunity to deepen their faith through daily resources on the internet, radio, television & in our print media.  Remember, half of your donations are staying in our (arch) diocese to support local communication needs.  To learn more about important work supported by this collection, please visit

**Bridal Shower for Andrea Cummins bride to be of Adam Kuznia will be held on May 22nd at 2:00 pm at the Eidsvold Lutheran Church in Halma, MN.  Address:  Montana Street at Cleveland Avenue (County Road. 20 at County Road 7)

**Representatives from Catholic Bethlehem Christian Families  will be visiting our parishes the  weekend of  May 21 & 22 before and after masses, to ask for your help and blessing for the native people of the Holy Land in Bethlehem.  These families have relied on the income from their religious hand carved olive wood artifacts to tourist.  All the proceed from sales will be sent back to the families of the Holy Land so that they may be able to keep their homes and provide for their families. 

**Visitation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Mass at St. Rose Church on Tuesday,  May 31st @ 7:00pm

**2016 Relay for Life will be on Fri., June 3, at the fairgrounds in Warren

**2016 Bishop’s Cup Fishing Tournament   Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016; Location: Maple Lake, MN (near Mentor);  Boat Check-In: 8:00-9:30 a.m.  Registration forms are available on the table by the bulletin board.

**From the Minnesota Catholic Conference:  SUPPORT PARENTAL CHOICE IN EDUCATION  Legislators are considering a refundable tax credit to expand educational options for low-income families. This K-12 tuition tax credit will remove some of the financial barriers that limit parental choice in education, helping to ensure that ALL kids have the chance to attend a school where they can flourish. The MN Legislature will make an important decision this month that could have a powerful positive impact on the lives of thousands of MN children.  Legislators will make final decisions over the next three weeks before the legislature adjourns on May 23.   Please contact your State Rep. & State Senator to let them know you support expanding the state K-12 tax credit to include private school tuition.  You can look up your State Representative and Senator via this link: or by calling the MN House at 651-296-2146 and the MN Senate at 651-296-0504.

**Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend  But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth."  Let the Spirit of truth bring you to the knowledge of God’s plan for your marriage.  The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is Dec 2-4, 2016, in Hermantown, MN.  Early registration is recommended.  For more information visit our website at: or contact Alan & Missy at or 888-455-3496.


Infant Baptism: Catechetical Class is required; please contact Fr. George 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 George.




Director of the Office of Youth Ministry and Catechesis The Diocese of Crookston is seeking a full time Director of the Office of Youth Ministry and Catechesis. This office serves the pastors, parish youth ministers and parish directors of religious education and formation. The candidate is a voice in the diocese for our young people. The candidate will coordinate all diocesan youth activities (camps, rallies, trainings, etc.) with the assistance of parish employees and volunteers. The candidate will also conduct training sessions for catechesis in parishes. We are seeking a candidate with an educational background and experience in the areas of youth ministry and religious education. The qualifying candidate needs to be a practicing Catholic who has an understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church and desires to promote them. Send resume and references to: Jim Clauson, Diocese of Crookston, P. O. Box 610, Crookston, MN. 56716 or email: Interviews begin by June 13th.

The Diocese of Crookston is seeking a full time Director of the Office of the New Evangelization and Justice. This office serves the pastors and parishes in the endeavor of the new evangelization by helping pastors and parish leadership facilitate intentional disciples by offering training, programs, education and resources. This office will also serve in the area of justice by promoting the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy and CRS and CCHD grants as well as local initiatives. We are seeking a candidate with an educational background in evangelization and justice along with some years of experience in both. The qualifying candidate needs to be a practicing Catholic who has an understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church and desires to promote them. Send resume and references to: Jim Clauson, Diocese of Crookston, P. O. Box 610, Crookston, MN. 56716 or email the information to: Interviews begin by June 1st.