**When a funeral is scheduled, regular weekday Mass will not be celebrated.
Parents: Mark your calendars!! Strong Catholic Families is our parish initiative to help you struggle through all the chaos, find like-minded parents, and get solid, practical tools to help you live out your baptismal call. January 11th and 14th - Please register for the day that suits your schedule.
::Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive::
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
In case you were wondering...
Please make sure you find your new packet of information that includes all our procedures for serving out this ministry.
All Christians are called to live out their baptismal commitment on a daily basis.
Check out these resources!
Diocese of Grand Rapids Office of Priestly Vocations
FOCUS Vocational Discernment
6 Steps in Vocational Discernment
::Prayer for Vocations::
Holy Father, look upon this humanity of ours that is taking it's first steps along the path of the Third Millennium. Its life is still deeply marked by hatred, violence and oppression, but the thirst for justice, truth and grace still finds a space in the hearts of many people, who are waiting for someone to bring salvation, enacted by You through Your Son Jesus. There is the need for courageous heralds of the Gospel, for generous servants of suffering humanity. Send holy priests to Your Church, we pray, who may sanctify your people with the tools of Your grace. Send numerous consecrated men and women, that they may show Your holiness in the midst of the world. Send holy laborers into Your vineyard, that they may labor with the fervor of charity and, moved by Your Holy Spirit, may bring the salvation of Christ tot the farthest ends of the Earth. Amen. (Saint John Paul II)