Father Aaron Ferris


Parish Office M-TH 8-4

8929 50th Ave, 49340

stmichael@winntel.net

989-967-3520

Fax: 989-967-8246

**Emergency after hours

231-580-5128


Internet

Saturday, Aug 1 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Aug 4 at 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 8 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, Aug 10 All Day

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

::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.
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.

First Holy Communion Parents

If you have a child entering 2nd grade or above who has not had First Holy Eucharist and did not get a letter from the parish, please email stmichaelsfaith@gmail.com or call the office!

Expecting or newly delivered?  We are eager to share the joy and celebrate life in Christ through the Sacrament of Baptism. Upcoming class on August 19 at 7:30 PM. Please call the office to get registered.

Next class will be in November

::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.

Find out More Here

Envision - May/June 2015

:: 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.

::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)

Young Adults:  We have a night for you!  Monday's 8-9:30PM in the Youth Room.  Praise and worship starting at 8 followed by (always important) snacks, Life-relevant topics, and peer discussion.  See you there!

Diocese of Grand Rapids Pilgrimage to attend the World Meeting of Families and the Papal Visit -Philadelphia 2015 – Join us for a once in a lifetime event at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on September 22-27, 2015. The Diocese of Grand Rapids is coordinating a pilgrimage for those wishing to participate in the World Meeting of Families and the Papal Visit. Families from around the world will come together for prayer, speakers, celebrations, and activities for all ages. All are welcome! The cost for double occupancy is $650 per person for the week and $325 per person for the weekend. Space is limited! Visit www.dioceseofgrandrapids.org for full details and registration. For more information about the World Meeting of Families, visit the official website at: WorldMeeting2015.org. Most family vacations are about making memories; come help make history!

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