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Parish Office M-F 8-4

8929 50th Ave, 49340

stmichael@winntel.net

989-967-3520

Fax: 989-967-8246

**Emergency after hours

231-580-5128


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Sunday, Mar 1 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday, Mar 1 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 1 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Mar 3 at 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

**When a funeral is scheduled, regular weekday Mass will not be celebrated.

Traveling?  Find Mass times within the Diocese of Grand Rapids.  Going farther?  Masstimes.org can help you find the Holy Liturgy at your destination!

Word on Fire Catholic Ministries is a nonprofit global media apostolate that supports the work of Father Robert Barron and reaches millions of people to draw them into— or back to— the Catholic faith.


:: Saints ::
Want to know the Saint today?  Lives of the Saints our models and protectors 

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.  

Amen.

Lent 2015

“Make your hearts firm”

 

Sunday's of Lent, join us at 12:30 in the Parish Center for a meal and in-depth discussion.


Sunday, March 8, 2015
Topic:  Personal changes in understanding that can lead us to forgiveness

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Topic:  Setting boundaries that will keep you safe and able to live a more ordered life

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Topic:  How we find inner conversion at the heart of grief, forgiveness, safety and a life centered in Christ?

 

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist are located on 230 acres just north of Lowell, MI.  They have been in the Grand Rapids Diocese since 1972.  Throughout these years they have served the people within the Diocese in a variety of ways both spiritually and professionally and continue their outreach and work currently.

 

The Sisters are professionally prepared in a variety of fields.  Their names are listed below with their current professional positions.  They are all looking forward to meeting your Parish families and working with all of you during this most holy season within the Church Year.

 

Sisters:

 

Sister Darlene Wessling:  Hospice Social Worker

Sister Lucia Treanor:  Professor of Writing and English

Sister Mary Margaret Delaski:  Music Therapist and Music Educator

Sister Ann Frances Thompson:  Music Therapist and Educator

Sister Barbara Cline:  Director of Catechesis of Grand Rapids Diocese

Sister Janet Marie Bagniewski:  Nurse and Spiritual Guide

Sister Colleen Ann Nagle:  Therapist and Administrator

::Our Mission::
To Strive to live as a Christ centered, Stewardship community through dynamic worship, lifelong faith formation, and service to those in need within the community and within the larger Church, praying for guidance and empowerment by the Holy Spirit.

::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.

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Envision - January/February 2014

In case you were wondering...

Diocesan Women's Conference

March 21, 2015

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Diocesan Women’s Conference: When’s God Gonna Show Up?

Spotting the Divine in Daily Life | Saturday, March 21, 2015

All women, ages 18 and up, are invited to attend the sixth annual Diocesan Women’s Conference – a day of vibrant prayer, an inspiring speaker, and a welcoming community. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 21 at Cathedral Square, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The conference will feature Marge Fenelon, Catholic wife, mother, author, columnist, and speaker. Cost is $25 per person on or before March 13, 2015; this includes morning hospitality and lunch. Registration will be available online
St. Michael's Famous Fish Fry Dinners!!
Friday's during Lent
Follow up at 7:00 PM with the Stations of the Cross in the Church led by the Knights of Columbus

::Religious Ed::

Religious Ed classes are currently running.  Register online for  Religious Ed.   2014/2015 Schedule

Also available: Confirmation Schedule.

:: Authenticum Lecture Series ::
Takes place on every first Thursday of the Month at Sacred Heart Parish in Grand Rapids, MI. Refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. and lectures begin at 7:00 p.m.  More info here.

Authenticum seeks to awaken as many people as possible to the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the Catholic Faith by sponsoring ongoing exciting lectures on the humanities (history, literature, music, philosophy, liturgy, patristics, theology, catechesis, etc.) in the spirit of Philippians 4:8.

All Authenticum Lectures are approved for Catechist Certification Credit in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI.

Vocations Awareness

 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)