There will be NO daily mass until Friday, April 17th.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  Here is a listing of other morning mass options: Area Morning Mass Schedules.

 

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Parish Announcements: 

  • Saturday, May 30th: A morning of discussion and sharing for widowed men and women.  The morning will start with mass at 8:00 a.m., a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and a guest presenter, Kathy Van Stensel from Widowed Persons Services (www.wpsgr.org).  Please RSVP to Monica Morin at 459-4662 by Monday, May 25th.

 

Around the Diocese:

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

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  • The Catholic Information Center has two very special events coming this spring.

    Can You Let Go of a Grudge?

    Thursday, April 16 at 7pm

    Presented by Fr. Frank Desiderio, CSP

    Fr.Frank explores the spirituality of forgiveness.  Participants will be given the basic tools to find healing through forgiveness.

     

    Pope Francis & Church Reform

    Wednesday, May 6 at 1:15pm

    Presented by Fr. Thomas J. Reese, S.J.

     

    To register for these events for other CIC programs email register@catholicinformationcenter.org or call (616) 459-7267

     

  • Thursday, April 16: Registration is underway for a special program aimed at getting West Michigan students in 6th-12th grades interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and careers.The fourth annual “What is an Engineer?” program is collaboration between Kettering University, Aquinas College and the Catholic Secondary Schools. The program will be from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Wege Center at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. The event will feature hands-on, interactive displays showing exciting career possibilities in engineering and science, a robotics demonstration & exhibit and a panel of current Kettering University students who will answer questions about their experiences as students and as co-op employees with leading West Michigan companies.To register or find out more:http://www.kettering.edu/news/middle-and-high-school-students-can-learn-about-science-and-engineering-annual-event-west
  • Friday, April 17: The Franciscan Life Process Center and HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid will benefit from Noto’s Charity Winefest on Friday, April 17 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  In addition to delicious food, the event features over 300 wines, live music and the opportunity to purchase wines at a discount.  Tickets are $60 for general admission or $100 for VIP Tickets and may be ordered online at NotosOldWorld.com. Please specify the charity of your choice when you order.
  • 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.
  • Saturday, April 25: The National March for Marriage will be held on April 25 in Washington DC. This event is taking place three days before the US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of Michigan’s amendment defining marriage. Please join all those who will be marching on Saturday April 25 by praying for the Supreme Court justices and for the protection of marriage. Helpful resources for prayer and fasting can be found at www.usccb.org/pray.
  • April 23-26: Sacred Heart of Jesus (across from John Ball Park) Presents it’s annual CARNIVAL IN THE PARK.  April, 23, 24, 25 & 26  CARNIVAL RIDE WRISTBAND TICKETS  ARE HERE !  Get yours in advance and receive $4.00 off!  All proceeds from advance sales go to Sacred Heart of Jesus – so get your tickets early.  Advance prices are $18.00 for a coupon redeemable for a wristband. Wristbands are good for one day only – all rides all day long. ($22.00 at the carnival).  Coupons may be purchased at both the school & parish offices.  Or online at: http://www.skerbeck.com/sales/shop/category.aspx?catid=14
  • May 1-2, Beginning Experience – If you have been searching for some help to deal with the pain and feelings associated with separation and loss of a loved one through divorce or death; then you’re welcome to attend the next BE Weekend on May 1-3, 2015 at Camp Geneva Retreat Center. The Beginning Experience (BE) weekend provides a Christian approach to becoming aware of the essential opportunities available when a life crisis arises due to the loss of a loved one through divorce or death. For more information, go to www.beginningexperience.org or contact Lynne at lynnerhill@gmail.com or (616) 822-2251.
  • Saturday, May 2: Attention Singles!  Join us for When a Body Meets a Body:  The Dance of Single Life on Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Take a look at the life of a single person through the eyes of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict and Pope Francis.  How can embracing their teachings on human relationships help you discover the joy of single life?  Cost is $45 and includes lunch and a 4:00 pm Sunday Vigil Mass. Go to our website, www.lifeprocesscenter.org or call 616-897-7852 for more information or to register.
  • Tuesday, May 5: In celebration of Father Dennis Morrow’s 40th Anniversary of Priestly
    Ministry, SS. Peter and Paul Church will be hosting a lecture series.  Our featured speaker will be George Weigel, an official  biographer of St. John Paul, who will speak on the Greatness of Saint John Paul.  A reception with light refreshments will follow in the parish center. Please join us Tuesday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church located at 520 Myrtle.  All are welcome and no reservations are needed.
  • Saturday, May 7: Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) is hosting a Gala Fundraiser on May 7, 2015 at the JW Marriott. Join other ministry friends to celebrate how ICCF serves as an instrument of God’s faithfulness for families in need. Attendees will be inspired by speaker Dr. Neal Plantinga, Jr. and special musical guest, Maurice Townsend. This event will also honor Jonathan Bradford, ICCF’s CEO, who is retiring after 34 years of service. To RSVP by April 27th, see www.iccf.org/gala or call Christy Voelker at ICCF at 616-336-9333, ext. 411.
  • 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 online at:  https://catfoundations.wordpress.com/day-for-catechists/
    • 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.
  • Mt. Mercy Academy 50th Reunion:  If you or someone you know graduated from Mt. Mercy Academy in 1966, a reunion is being planned for 2016.  Please contact Jean in Grand Rapids at 616-361-0202 for further information and to be placed on the committee’s mailing list.