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 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)

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 October 14, 2018

“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” MARK 10:25   Jesus uses tough language that we may not want to hear. But, we are all called to be generous with all our gifts. Not just the ones we pick and choose, but all our gifts: our time in prayer to God, our talent in participating in parish ministries and our treasure supporting our local parish and other charities.


Sunday, October 14th @ 10:30 am Mass:  Twenty-Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time  Rosary 10:00am

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

Lector:  Julian Stusynski

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

Altar Servers:  Colten P.  Caden P.

Greeter & Gifts: Tom & Beth Budziszewski  Rosary:  Julian & Linda Stusynski


Thursday, October 18th @ 6:30 pm Mass:  Twenty-Eighth Thursday In Ordinary Time 

Mass  Intention:  For Antionette Kuznia by Bernice Blazejewski

Lector and Eucharistic Minister:  Denise Grandstrand

Religious Formation  

Class Day and Time:  Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

No Classes:  October 17th (MEA) and October 31st (All Saints Day)

Fr. Luis is 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 church.  Their safety is our first priority.




2018 Diocesan Annual Appeal  Assumption-Florian Parish Goal: $9,271.00. 

We have $516.00 left to raise!


Assumption-Florian Snow Removal

Winter is fast approaching and the snow has already begun to fall.  The snow removal schedules are arriving in the mail.  As noted on the schedule the church relies on volunteers to keep the sidewalks & steps clean of snow and ice for our youth attending Religious Formation and for people attending Mass.  And especially the elderly.  If you are not able to help clean snow, please contact the parish office to be removed from the list.  Thank You.

Week of Oct. 17 - Oct 25:  David Bieniski, Scott Binstock & Jason Blazejewski

Week of Oct 26 - Nov 1:  Vernon Blazejewski, Jeff Bring & Mike Budziszewski


Other Items & Upcoming Events

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Harvest Potluck a success!

Thank you to Group 3 for serving and cleaning up.

Thank you also to the person who donated the gourds that we used for table decorations.


**NEXT WEEKEND, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday, Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support the mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world's most vulnerable communities.  Please keep the Pope's missions in your prayers, and be generous in next week's collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

**Thank You to Jim Kuznia for building the beautiful stand for the Holy Oils.

**Assumption-Florian Rectory Vote  At the Parish Pastoral Council meeting on Thursday, September 27th votes received were tallied & the council approved the majority vote:  Option 1: to advertise to give it away.  If unable to give it away, Option 3: tear it down. Thank you to all parishioners who filled out their ballets on this very important issue.

**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.

**Fall Festival at St. Rose of Lima on Sunday, October 28th.  Polka Mass at 10:30 am; Turkey & Ham dinner from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  Cost: Adults $12.00; Kids $5.00; Preschool free.  Also, bingo, fish pond & country store at the Argyle Mall.

**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.

**St. Rose of Lima Bible Study  The Book of James will be the focus of this Fall's Bible Study.  Dates:  Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28 and December 5 & 12 at 7:00pm.  For location call Helen at (218) 201-0328.   All are welcome to attend.

**Lector Workshops   The Office of Worship (Crookston) is offering FIVE Lector Workshops this Fall around the diocese: Wed., Oct. 24 @ St. Bernard, TRF – 7-9 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 27 @ St. Peter, Park Rapids – 9-11 a.m.; and Sat., Nov. 3 @ Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks –9-11 a.m.

     **Please visit to register as individuals to the workshop of your choice.  Bring your 2018 Lector Workbook along if you have one. Mary Dahl will be the facilitator for each gathering which will include prayer as well as best practices.  All registered participants will receive a new copy of “The Ministry of Lector” by James A. Wallace, CSsR, published by Liturgical Press

**The Diocese of Crookston is seeking a part-time Director for the Office of Catholic Schools.  In collaboration with pastors and under the guidance of the bishop, this position helps diocesan schools become strong in their Catholic identity.  This person is available for consultation with principals, pastors, and advisory councils in the development of philosophy, policy, curriculum and applicable school law.  Applicants should have certification and experience in educational leadership.  The qualifying candidate needs to be a practicing Catholic who understands the teachings of the Catholic Church with the desire to promote them through Catholic education.   Send resume and three references to:  Msgr. Michael Foltz, Diocese of Crookston, P.O. Box 610, Crookston, MN 56716 or by email to: Interviews begin November 1.


Stewardship Collection for October 7, 2018

Adult: $2,180.00; Youth: $15.00; Plate: $39.50; Total: $2,234.50  Repair Fund: $25.00

Disaster Relief: $1,000.00; World Mission: $10.00

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.