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

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

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

Weekday Mass Times:

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

Assumption:  Thursdays @ 7:00pm;   Tamarac:  Friday's @ 10:15am;

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). 

No confessions during Holy Week & also no confessions April 2 to May 4, Fr. Luis will be on vacation. 


“I will be their God and they shall be my people.” - Jeremiah 31:33  What does it mean to be God’s people? It means we recognize that everything we have and everything we are belongs to God. We aren’t “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given us. It means we are willing to use our gifts and our lives to care for our neighbors and the world, just as God cares for us.


Sunday, March 18th  @ 10:30 am Mass:  Fifth Sunday Of Lent  Rosary 10:00am

Mass  Intention:  For the Tri-Parish Communities of Assumption, St. Stephen's & St. Rose

Please Note:  Parish Pastoral Council Meeting to follow Mass

Lector:   Alana Kuznia

Eucharistic Ministers: Gary K. (Cup)  Sue K. (Cup)

Altar Servers:  Anton B.  Colten C.  Caden C.

Greeters & Gifts: Randy & Veronica Olson   Rosary: James V.  Kuznia


Thursday, March 22nd @ 7:00 pm:  Fifth Thursday of Lent

Mass Intention:  For Gertrude Kasprowicz by Bernice Blazejewski

Please Note:  Reconciliation from 6:00pm-7:00pm with Fr. Luis

Lector & Eucharistic Minister:  Denise Grandstrand


Sunday, March 25th  @ 10:30 am Mass:  Palm Sunday Of The Passion Of The Lord  Rosary 10:00am

Mass  Intention:  For the Tri-Parish Communities of Assumption, St. Stephen's & St. Rose

Please Note:  Congregation will meet downstairs & process up into the Church with palms.

Lectors:   Denise G.  John G.  Kenneth S.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Tom K. (Body)  Kenneth S. (Cup)  Veronica K. (Cup)

Altar Servers:  Zach N.  Logan N.  Quinten N.

Greeters & Gifts: Tom & Beth Budziszewski    Rosary: Philip & Sarah Kuznia


Monday, March 26th @ 6:30pm:  Chrism Mass  (at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception)

Please Note:  If you would like to represent Assumption at the Mass  to receive the Holy Oils for our Church, please contact the Parish Office.


Tri-Parish Holy Week Mass/Service Schedule

Holy Thursday:  March 29th @ 7:00 pm  at St. Stephen's (No 7pm Mass at Assumption)

Good Friday:  March 30th @ 3:00 pm at St. Rose

Holy Saturday:  March 31st @ 7:00 pm at Assumption-Florian

Easter Sunday:  April 1st  St. Stephen's @ 8:30 am &  St. Rose @ 10:30 am


Religious Formation Announcements:

Religious Formation Class:  Wednesday's from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Stations of the Cross:  6:45pm to 7:00pm on Wednesdays during Lent (no stations on March 21)

No Class on  March 21st:  Sacred Sounds Concert @ 7:00pm. at St. Stephens.  All RE students are encouraged to attend.

We are still in need of a Religious Formation Coordinator.  Please contact the Parish Office for more information or talk to Fr. Luis if you are interested.


2018 Diocesan Annual Appeal


As of March 2nd we are two steps closer to making our GOAL!

The Diocese has received $2,710.00 (29.23%) from 22 of our parishioners.

For questions about online giving, contact Renee’ Tate at or call toll free 1-855-397-8252.

Go to for more information about the 2018 DAA.

You may use an envelope and prayer card here at our parish or the one you have received at home


Other Items & Upcoming Events

**St. Patrick's Day Ham Dinner  Sunday, March 18th  at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Warren.  Serving from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Serving Ham, Baked Potatoes, Homemade Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Corn, Relishes, Dinner Rolls & Dessert.  Cost $10.00.

**Annual Sacred Sounds Concert by the SAC students at St. Stephen’s Church on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:00pm.   A free-will offering will be taken up for the SAC Junior 2019 Class Trip.  Refreshments will be served by the SAC Junior Class after the concert in the parish hall.

Walleye Fish Fry in Tabor at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Hall (Bohemian Hall) on Friday, March 23rd,,  serving 5:00pm  to 8:00pm. Meal options include:  #1) Fish Dinner; #2) Fish & Shrimp Combo; #3) Shrimp Dinner; or #4) XXL Fish Dinner.  Includes a baked potato, coleslaw & dinner rolls.  Children's meals, including chicken fingers or walleye fingers and fries. Coffee, water, lemonade, & beer are included.  All proceeds support the church hall.  For more info., call Susie Novak at (701) 739-0224.

**Encounter Alefa  We encounter Alefa in Malawi, where seeds are helping her family survive an uncertain climate.  How can you care for God's creation this Lent?  How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities?  Visit for more.

**March Collectors:  Tom Kostrzewski, Gary Kujava, Jerome Kujawa & Conrad Kuznia

**Snow Removal   March 16-22:  Zach Olson, Chris Kuznia & Randal Kostrzewski

**Snow Removal   March 23-29:  Jerome Kujawa, Tom Kostrzewski, Terry Pietruszewski & Gayle Kuznia

**If you are physically not able to volunteer for snow removal, please contact the parish office.  Thank You.

AREA LENTEN FISH FRY'S - Serving Fridays: March 16 & 23  (See bulletin board for more info.)

At the Cathedral Church in Crookston by Knights of Columbus.  Serving from 5pm to 7pm

At Sacred Heart Social Hall in East Grand Forks, MN.  Serving from 5pm to 7pm.

At St. Bernard's Parish Hall 105 Knight Ave. N., TRF.  Serving from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Stewardship Collection for March 11, 2018

Adult: $1,850.00;  Plate: $26.08;  Children: $13.00; Easter: $50.00; Easter Flowers: $70.00; Good Friday: $10.00;

Votive Candles: $88.00; Misc. $10.00   Checking Deposit: $2,117.08   CRS Collection: $210.00

**Please note:  Good Friday donation envelopes will be donated to the Holy Land.


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.