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 appointment if needed.

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. 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 16, 2018

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” MARK 8:34

When we truly believe that all we have is a gift from God, then we must be willing to give up some things so that we can share our blessings as God intended. Living a stewardship lifestyle means not only being responsible for our own life, but the lives of others as well.


Sunday, September 16th @ 8:30 am Mass:  Twenty-Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time  Rosary 8:00am

Mass  Intention:  For Gertrude Staloch by Tom Dziengel

Lector:  Denise Grandstrand

Eucharistic Ministers:  John G.  (Cup)  Denise G. (Cup) 

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

Greeter & Gifts:  Mike & Susan Budziszewski   Rosary:  Phil & Sarah Kuznia


Thursday, September 20th @ 6:30 pm Mass:  Twenty-Fourth Thursday In Ordinary Time 

Mass  Intention:  For Donald Gryskiewicz by His Family

Lector & Eucharistic Minister:   John Grandstrand


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 at 7:00 pm

Second grade teacher needed!


Note to Parents:

With our RE classes underway for the year, please remind your children the importance of these classes.  Our classes rely on volunteers to help teach.  These people generously give of their time to teach your children about our faith.  Please remind your children to be respectful of their teachers and their fellow students.  We only have an hour to cover material and we need each and every minute, so we are counting on our students to behave accordingly.  If problems with behavior happen on a repeated basis, parents of those students will be asked to sit in on class times.

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                                                                                     



Assumption-Florian Fall Harvest Potluck


The Assumption Ladies will host their annual Harvest Potluck on Sunday, October 7, after the 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.



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)



**Thank You to Sarah Kuznia for preparing and serving rolls and coffee last Sunday after church.   And also for bringing the parish community together for good fellowship.


Other Items & Upcoming Events

**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.

**2018 Diocesan Annual Appeal  Assumption-Florian Parish Goal: $9,271.00.  As of September 4th the Diocese has received $8,755.00 (94.43%) from 49 of our parishioners. $516.00 left to Raise!  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

**Fall Dinner at St. Timothy's in Manvel, ND on Sunday, September 16th from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Manvel Senior & Community Center.  Menu:  Turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberries, Polish sausage & sauerkraut, coleslaw, buns, kolaches & dessert.  All Homemade!  Adults: $12.00; 6-12 years: $7.00; Pre-school free. Also raffles, bake sale & farmer's market.

**Fall Supper & Bazaar  at First Lutheran Church, Karlstad on Sunday, September 16th from 4:30-6:30pm.  Ham with raisin sauce, Swedish meatballs, escalloped potatoes, baked beans, salad bar, assorted desserts, buns & beverages.  Free will offering.

**Real Presence Radio   Your Fall Live Drive on Real Presence Radio is coming September 19-21.  Tune in and call in your support for your local Catholic Radio station 820AM (Bemidji), 1280AM (Fargo/Moorhead), 1370AM (Grand Forks/East Grand Forks).  Thank you for your prayers and support.  Call 1-877-795-0122 or send your gifts to PO Box 13703 Grand Forks, ND 58208.

**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.

**Have you heard about Cursillo?  Would you like to deepen your faith and let Jesus become more involved in your life?  The Diocese of Crookston is offering a Women’s Cursillo on the weekend of September 27-30 and a Men’s weekend October 25-28 at Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp south of Fosston.  For more information contact Carol Olsonawski at 218-689-9081 or Bobbi Mercil at 701-866-5706.  Applications @

**Fall Bake Sale  on Saturday, October 6th from 11:00 am  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   Bishop Michael J. Hoeppner invites all of the faithful to join him and married couples from across the Diocese of Crookston for the 2018 Marriage Celebration Day on Sunday, October 7th at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston.  Begins with Sunday Mass at 2:30pm. All married couples as well as widows and widowers will receive a special blessing from Bishop and each couple will receive a gift in thanksgiving for their support of marriage.  If you are planning to stay for the meal after Mass, please RSVP by September 24th at or by calling the DOC at 218-281-4533.

**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.


Stewardship Collection for September 9, 2018

 Adult: $2,460.00; Youth: $8.00; Plate: $97.00; Assumption of Mary: $10.00  Total: $2,575.00

 Latin America: $169.00;  Stipends Fund: $10.00


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


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.