Assumption Catholic Church Florian, Mn

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

Facebook Page: Assumption Church Florian

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

Parish Secretary: Kelly Nordine

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct on the part of a priest, deacon, or individual representing the Diocese of Crookston, its parishes, or its schools, your first call should be to law enforcement. In addition, the diocesan, Victim Assistance Coordinator is available at 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.

The Sacramental Life

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

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. 

Marriage: All Catholics who have decided 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. Please contact Father Luis before booking the date with the secretary.

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

*Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the means by which individuals interested in becoming Roman Catholic may do so. The process will begin with a simple informational meeting with Fr. Luis. If interested, please call Fr. Luis at 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.

Tri-Parish Weekend Mass Time December

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


St. Rose: Tuesdays: Adoration 4:00 pm & Mass @ 5:00 pm; St. Stephens: Wednesday's @ 8:30 am & Friday @ 8:30 am

Assumption: Thursdays @ 6:00 pm

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

Prayer Request Book is on a table in the back of the church by the Holy Water.

Assumption-Florian Parish Bulletin December 10, 2023

Prepare the way of the Lord…” - MARK 1:3 We are all called to live a holy life.  We are all called to invite others to live holy lives.  Living a stewardship lifestyle, being grateful and generous with our gifts, puts us on the path to holiness and is an example for others to be holy, too.  We are responsible not only for our own lives, but for the lives of others as well.  How are you helping others get to Heaven?

Sunday December 10, 2023: @ 8:30 am Mass Second Sunday in Advent

The second collection is for the Retirement fund for Religious.

Middle River Choir will perform after mass. Free will donation.

Knights of Columbus is serving pancake breakfast downstairs after the choir. Free will donation.

Eucharistic Adoration at Assumption 12-4 pm

Mass Intention: For Ernest Kujawa by Ken & Carolyn Safranski

Lector: Tom Rogus Rosary: Phil & Heather Rogus

Eucharistic Minister: Donalda Kuznia & Tom Rogus Altar Servers: Taylin, Brayla, & Eva Rogus

Like a shepherd he feeds his flock; in his arms he gathers the lambs, carrying them in his bosom, leading the ewes with care. (Isaiah 40:11)

Ponder: Why am I afraid to show tenderness and compassion to others?

Prayer: Lord, you are the compassion of God in the world. You never forget any of your people. Give me the courage to be the compassion of God for others.

Practice: Today I will live with deep awareness and respond with compassion to a troubling situation.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023: @ 7:30 pm mass

Tri-parish reconciliation at St. Stephen’s

Thursday, December 14, 2023: @ 6:00 pm mass

Responsorial Psalm: The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness.

Mass Intention: For Dorothy Szklarski by Gordon & Delphine Pietruszewski

Lector: John Grandstrand

For I am the Lord, your God, who grasps your right hand; it is I who say to you, do not fear, I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13)

Ponder: Who can I trust in a time of need?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for walking with me throughout my life. Help me to entrust my life to your loving care. Show me how to enjoy the fruits of your kindness, mercy, and compassion.

Practice: Today I will trust my gut and surrender all to God.


Sunday, December 17, 2023: @ 8:30 am Mass Third Sunday in Advent

Assumption Church of Florian potluck Christmas Party. All Are Welcome.

Mass Intention: For Lucy Klegstad by Gerald Klegstad Family

Lector: Trent Youngstrand Rosary: Tom Rogus

Eucharistic Minister: Julian Stusynski & David Pietruszewski Altar Servers: Corbyn Bring, Bromley Holmstrom, & Quinten Nordine


December – Tim Budziszewski, Tom Budziszewski, Larry Dziengel, & John Grandstrand

January – Clarence Kostrzewski, Randal Kostrzewski, Gary Kujava, & Jerome Kujawa


Prayers for Healing: Mike Adamski, Rosalia Stusynski, Gary Kujava, Nettie Kuznia, Karen Sobotta, Jerome Kujawa & Mike Kuznia


December 3, 2023 - Adult: $2833.00; Youth: $15.00; Plate: $84.50; All Saints: $20.00; Cath. Camp. Human Development: $20.00; Thanksgiving: $66.00; Christmas Flowers: 198.00; Diocesan Assessment: $20.00

Total: $3256.50; Online Giving: $55.00


No Religion. Tri-Parish Reconciliation is at St. Stephen’s at 7:30 pm


Dec. 8-Dec. 14 – Trent Youngstrand, Evan Grandstrand, & Matthew Gratzek

Dec. 15 – Dec. 21 – John Grandstrand, Randal Kostrzewski, & Tom Kostrzewski

Reminder: Only use liquid spray as de-icer. The granules cannot be used, will damage special coating on the West sidewalk & steps. Sidewalks need to be cleared for Wednesday RE & prior to Mass.

Please remember to clean both sides of the steps on the west side of the church. This is for safety reasons. Thank you.


**First aid kit is located on the counter in the Sacristy. White icing is included in the kit for diabetic reactions.

**The Assumption Ladies Group needs a Vice President for 2023. Please contact Sarah Kuznia. . We still need co-leaders for groups 2 and 3.

**The Knights of Columbus – Knights of Columbus members: If you have insurance questions, please contact Joe Caouette at 320-485-2202.

**Online giving program – Our online offertory giving program is set up. We will be doing the Sunday collections and any of the special collections that stay here in our parish. For the first few months. For the donation that go to the Diocese, please use your envelopes Thank you. We will still have the offertory envelopes. Here is the link After a month or two, I will be adding the Repair/Building fund and the cemetery fund to the page.

**Mercy Hour - Throughout the year, Bishop Cozzens will lead monthly Mercy Hours across the diocese. Mercy Hours are services of healing for marriages and families — married, single, divorced, widowed — every person belongs to a family and has a place in this experience. Mercy Hours include exposition/adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a talk by Bishop Cozzens, prayers and intercessions, music and prayer stations all culminating in an intimate moment of a Eucharistic encounter offered for you as an individual, a couple or as a family. For more information, visit Next Mercy Hour: December 10 at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston at 3:00 p.m.

**Save the dates for May 17-19, 2024 - Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Diocese of Crookston, and Bishop Daniel J. Felton of the Diocese of Duluth welcome you to the Star of the North Eucharistic Congress, May 17 and 18, at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, MN. The Congress is a collaboration between the Diocese of Crookston and the Diocese of Duluth. It precedes the May 19 Pentecost Mass and commencement of the Marian Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage at the headwaters of the great Mississippi River in Itasca State Park. Join Bishops and pilgrims from across Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin, as we gather to celebrate and glorify Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. The Star of the North Eucharistic Congress will inspire pilgrims to increase their devotion in the Eucharist while learning ways to share the many graces of this great Sacrament through powerful talks and witness testimonies, panels, fellowship, praise and worship, Mass, adoration, confession, and a Eucharistic Procession. The Star of the North Eucharistic Congress is for the entire family. All are welcome! Register Today! To learn more about the Star of the North Eucharistic Congress, and to register, visit

**Natural Family Planning Introductory Session the Crookston Diocese welcomes all couples to a free Natural Family Planning Introductory Session presented by Laura Golden, FCP and Sarah McKeown, CFCP. Here you will learn the Creighton model and will be provided with responsible parenthood instructions for achieving pregnancy, avoiding pregnancy, and monitoring fertility and cycles. Laura and Sarah will also provide you with real solutions to problems such as infertility, PMS, miscarriages, reproductive health concerns, and more! Please enjoy this introductory session and feel free to reach out to for more information or any questions you may have. For any questions with registering please feel free to email When: January 16th, Zoom Online 7:30-9:00 p.m.

**2023 Offertory Envelopes – Please have all your 2023 Offertory Envelopes in by December 31st, for it to count for the 2023 year. Thank you. Kelly

**Advent Prayer Books – The advent prayer books are in the back of the church by the angel fount. All are welcome to take one.

**2024 Calendar – The 2024 Calendars are in the entryway in the back of the church.

**Assumption Ladies: We need officers, leaders, and co-leaders for the 2024 year. Please consider volunteering your time and call Sarah Kuznia @218-478-4282 if you can help. Thank you.

**Assumption Potluck Christmas Party – We are having our Assumption Potluck Christmas party on Sunday December 17th after 8:30 am mass. Group 1 is in charge of setting up, serving and cleaning up.

**Assumption Parish – reminder to finish your fall cleaning and sign it off on the table in the kitchen. Thank you.

**Violence intervention donations – There will be a tree in the back entry way of the church for anyone who would like to donate to the Violence intervention.

**Weekday Masses – There will be no weekday mass the Week of December 26-29. No mass on Thursday December 28 at Assumption.

**Tri-parish Reconciliation – is on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm at St. Stephen’s.

**St. Edwards Catholic Church – St. Edwards Catholic Church Advent/Christmas community meal is Sunday December 17th, 2023. All are invited to attend 9:45 am mass. Serving begins @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. Free will offering. Dinner Menu – Meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, corn, dinner roll and assorted desserts. Dine in or take out. Call 218-469-3518 (Cell) or 218-436-4005 (H) to RSVP and/or leave a message.

Do Something Beautiful for God – The Essential Teachings of Mother Teresa

December 8 – We need to know when we say yes to God exactly what is in that yes. Yes means “I surrender”-totally, fully, without any counting the cost, without asking, “Is it convenient?” Our yes to God is without any reservations.

December 9 – I am Albanian by birth. Now I am a citizen of India. I am also a Catholic nun. In my work, I belong to the whole world. But in my heart, I belong to Jesus.

December 10 – I can understand the greatness of God, but I cannot understand His humility. It becomes so clear in Him being in love with each one of us separately and completely. It is as if there is no one but me in the world. He loves me so much. Each one of us can say this with great conviction.

December 11 – Come., O blessed Spirit of knowledge and light, and grant that I may perceive the will of the Father. Show me the nothingness of earthly things, that I may realize their vanity and use them only for your glory and my own salvation, looking ever beyond them to you and your eternal reward.

December 12 – Create in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen.

December 13 – Let us not be afraid to be humble, small, helpless, to prove our love for God. The cup of water you give the sick, the way you lift a dying man, the way you fee a baby, the way you teach a dull child, the way you give medicine to someone suffering of leprosy, the joy with which you smile at your own home-all this is God's love in the world today.

December 14 – It is not a sin to be rich. When it provokes avarice, it becomes a sin. Richness is given by God and it is our duty to divide it with those less favored.



Events and Masses coming up –

 December 10 – after 8:30 am mass at Assumption of Florian Middle River Choir will perform. Free will offering

Breakfast after the Choir by the Knights of Columbus. Free will offering

Eucharistic Adoration Sunday 12-4pm at Assumption Florian


December 13 – Tri-parish reconciliation at St. Stephen’s at 7:30 pm

December 17 - Assumption - Florian Christmas Potluck after mass.



December 23 – St. Rose @ 5 pm

December 24 – Assumption of Florian @ 8:30 am

St. Stephen’s @ 10:30 am

Christmas Day Mass

December 24 – Assumption of Florian @ 11 pm

December 25 – St. Stephen @ 8:30 am

St. Rose @ 10:30 am


December 26 – St. Stephen the First Martyr Mass

Mass Change – No Mass in St. Stephen's