Around the Parish

  • Adult Faith Formation: “Catholicism” is a 11-week course from “Word On Fire” with Bishop Robert Barron. Journey around the world and deep into the faith. Delve deeper into what Catholics believe and why. Use the “Catholicism” Online Form to register for this event.
  • Parish Picnic in the Park will be Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1-4pm. Join us for lunch, drinks, and games. Bring a dish to share, chairs or blankets to sit on, and lots of smiles. Interested in helping or have questions? Please contact Wendy Graveline or Monica Morin.
  • Parish Photo Directory: Lifetouch will be here Sept. 25-Oct. 7 to take your family picture for our 2018 Parish Photo Directory! Please contact Monica with any questions. Sign up here: Photo scheduling
  • GRACEAC Announcment: Parish families with students enrolled in ANY school are now eligible to participate in the GRACEAC athletic program through Saint Thomas! This program is for students in the 5th – 8th grades in the 2017/2018 school year. Check out this Saint Thomas GRACEAC flyer for more information.
  • The Sister Annette Marie Byrne division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians invite you to a celebration of the Mass of “Our Lady of Knock” on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1pm at St. Patrick’s Church, 4351 Parnell Rd., in Ada. A potluck dinner will follow Mass. Beverages and place settings will be provided; please bring a dish to pass. If you have any questions, please contact Dianne Mankel at 990-4722.
  • Run with Nuns! FORT2BASE 10 mile/3 mile Run (Aug. 27) or Bank of America Chicago Marathon (Oct. 8). Run to support the Mission of Our Lady of Angels — the outreach to the poor of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago. For more information, visit

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