Welcome to Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS GOD’S LOVE IN OUR BROKEN LIVES

Each of Father Patrick Martin’s talks have been recorded and posted.  Please take some time to listen to his beautiful message.

Day Three: “Why Suffering?”

TUESDAY MARCH 24

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Reconciliation

5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Reconciliation

7:00 p.m. MASS

8:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social in Lower Level of Church

(childcare is available from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

All information about how to get Father Martin’s books can be found here:

Father Martin’s BOOK Flyer

 

Prayerfully consider making an offertory donation here:




 

Click this link for more information on Bishop Walkowiak’s Catholic Scholarship: www.CatholicSchools4U.org.  New to Catholic School in 2015-2016?  Bishop Walkowiak has an even BETTER deal for you! Welcome Scholarship Flyer

 New Student Scholarships

Parish Announcements: 

Simple Soup Supper and Stations will be hosted by Saint Thomas ministry and peer groups on each Friday during Lent.  Soup will be at 6 p.m. and Stations will start at 7 p.m.

Families and people of all ages, come add some Praise and Worship to your Lent each Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Ministry Center Community Room with Michael and Meg Alfaro.

Women’s Prayer Group: Our women’s prayer group meets on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. in the Ministry Center Chapel.  All women are welcome!

 

Around the Diocese:

For an extensive list of Diocesan opportunities please visit the Diocese of Grand Rapids website.

 

Wednesday, March 25: The Franciscan Life Process Center invites you to our Lowell Campus for two special events.  For more information, call 616-897-7842 or visit our website, www.lifeprocesscenter.org

  • “Polish Egg Decorating with Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE from 9:30 to 11:30 where you’ll watch a demonstration and practice decorating your own eggs. Cost: $10
  • Join us for our Lenten Lunch and Prayer Service. You’ll enjoy Minestrone Soup provided by Vitale’s Ada and Extreme Garlic Bread.   A short prayer experience will be offered at 12:45 pm.  Donations appreciated.

 

Saturday, March 28th: Come and get some great buys at the St. Jude Rummage Sale Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 8:30 am to 6 pm at 1120 4 Mile Road NE Grand Rapids.
Sunday, April 19th: Our Lady of Sorrows is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner  (101 Hall St Grand Rapids).  All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner served with Italian Meatballs, Salad, Bread, Drink and Dessert..  For Advance Purchase tickets Call  616-243-0222 (BY APRIL 15) Tuesday-Friday Between 10AM-3PM. Adults $ 9 Advance Purchase  $8, Children 5-10 $3 under 5 FREE. If you have any questions our parish secretary is Pat Greene and can be reached at the above number.

 

April 2-4: Holy Family Parish in Caledonia, MI, will be hosting an exhibit on the Shroud of Turin from April 2-4, 2015.  This event is free and open to the public.  Click here for more information: Shroud of Turin Poster

 

Saturday, April 11: St. Mary Church “Metal for Meals” scrap metal drive will be , in the church parking lot at 420 2nd St. NW, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. All shapes and sizes of scrap metal objects are accepted, including washing machines, garden tools, bikes, grills, etc. All proceeds will benefit the St. Mary Food Pantry which currently serves over 110 families each time the pantry is open. Please call the St. Mary Church office, tel. 616.459.7390, to make arrangements for a large item pick up.

Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. OR Sunday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m: Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, a live one-woman production performed by actress Maria Vargo of Saint Luke Productions will be presented at Holy Spirit Parish on Friday and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Sunday.  Experience this timely and gripping drama of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. The production is suitable for ages 13 and up.

On Going: Our Lady of Consolation invites your parishioners to join us in Perpetual Adoration.  Those who wish to commit to a weekly appointment in Adoration can do so online on our parish website. http://olcparishrockford.com/perpetual-adoration-prayer-time-request/.  Here is a flyer with additional information: OLC Adoration Outreach.

Saturday, June 13: Day for Catechists hosted by Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Grand Rapids.
This year’s Keynote Speaker is Dr. Dennis Marshall, professor of Theology from Aquinas College.  This year’s day will focus on: Man’s Search for Truth – Evangelization and the role of the Catechist.  
Day for Catechist includes Keynote address, three work shops, and picnic lunch is provided.  Day for Catechist is a ministry program of Catechtical Foundations and there is no cost to attend.  All you need to do is register!
You can register by mailing in the registration form on the bottom of the flyer
Day for Catechist is approved for ongoing Catechist Certification Credit in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.   4 Catechist certification Credits are earned by attending Day for Catechist for any Catechist level.   1 credit may be used for professional theology for all Advanced & Master Level Catechists.
This day is for all those in the serving in any catechetical role ( such as: Priests, Relgious, all parish and school staff & teachers, parish religious education volunteers, RCIA, Youth Ministry, homeschool parents etc) and for anyone who desires to begin the noble process of becoming a catechist.