Weekend Mass Information

  • Weekend and daily Masses are available in-person and live-streamed.
    • Please arrive 15-20 minutes early.
    • Seating is still limited in the church to provide for proper social distancing under new Diocesan guidelines. However, we continue to offer overflow seating in the lower level, with live-streaming video at each Mass.
    • We ask that you wear a mask upon entering the Church. 
    • We ask that you sanitize and maintain social distance.

Current Parish Activities

 
  • Eucharistic Adoration to be Extended:  On the Tuesdays of Easter (April 13 – May 18) from 8 am – 5 pm in the Church. All are welcome to come and pray! You may come at any time throughout the day without signing up for a specific time slot. The side door of the Church facing the parish office will be open for adorers and we ask that you sit on the Altar side of the Church. Please sanitize your hands when you enter and wear a mask while in the Church. If you are able, please sign up for an entire hour using our Easter Adoration Sign Up.
  • Adult Faith Formation: Journey along with Bishop Barron, exploring the lasting influence of the Pivotal Players Fulton J. Sheen and Flannery O’Connor. Join us Wednesdays, April 21-May 26, 6:30-8pm. Please register using our Pivotal Players online registration. Contact Patti Reynolds in the Parish Office for more information. 

Racism: A Call to Reflection

Racism – An Invitation to Dialogue: Deacon Dean Vernon invites you to join him for two dialogue sessions using Father Jim’s racism documents as a guide:

The dialogue sessions will take place in the Ministry Center Community Room from 7-8:30 pm.  Father Jim’s documents are available in the back of church or below:  

 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love – A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

Deacon Dean Vernon recently gave a school talk on cultural awareness — what it is, how we prioritize it in our life, and how we relate to one another from different cultures and priorities.

Shomari Tate, Director of Equity and Multiculturalism at Catholic Central, spoke to parents about social competency. 

 

Around the Parish

  • World Marriage Day Celebration: An Evening to Honor and Enrich Your Marriage:  Did you miss the event and want to watch it virtually?   Visit our Saint Thomas YouTube page to watch virtually. Click here to access the program. Contact Pam Strobel (pamstrobel@stthomasgr.org or 616-459-4662, ext. 1203) if you would like to receive more information about couple prayer or to join a six week session on implementing the couple prayer series in your marriage. 
  • Service opportunity: God’s Kitchen continues to practice social distancing and follow the CDC guidelines while still serving the hungry in our community. All meals are “to-go” and are handed out the back door of the Kitchen. Volunteers (only 6-8 in the kitchen at a time) are needed to prep and pack the day’s meal. Sign up by using our God’s Kitchen Sign Up Form or call Mary Davis at 456-7469 for details. Masks are required.
  • Annual Report: Please check out our 2020 Annual Parish Impact Report to see the milestones we celebrated this year, along with our financial statistics for fiscal year 2020.
  • Sunday giving commitments:
    • Envelopes can be placed in the donation baskets as you come to the altar area to receive Holy Communion or mailed to 1449 Wilcox Park Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506.
    • Give now.
    • Set up electronic giving. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Pauline in the Parish Office.  
  • Prayer intentions. Please call the Parish Office at 616-459-4662 and ask for Margo, or email your requests to Margo Dean at margodean@stthomasgr.org.
  • Emergency contact: If you have an EMERGENCY, call 616-459-4662 and then press #3. That will connect you with one of our Deacons who can get in touch with Father Jim.
  • Keep up-to-date: Has your contact information changed (phone number, address, email address)? Please email Margo to update.

 

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