Funeral arrangements for Arlene Gula:
Visitation (at St. Michael's Church)  Wednesday, January 28th 5:00-9:00 PM - Rosary at 8:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 29th 11:00 AM

Father James Wyse (blog)

Father Aaron Ferris


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, Feb 1 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 1 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 3 at 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 7 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 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!

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:: 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.

Strong Catholic Families Parent Follow Up session either
Friday, January 30th at 6:30 PM
OR
Wednesday, Februray4th at 6:30PM
Please email stmichaelsfaith@gmail.com to confirm your attendance at the session.
::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

Diocesan Women's Conference

March 21, 2015

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Altar Servers:

Please make sure you find your new packet of information that includes all our procedures for serving out this ministry.

Mark your calendars: 
Parish Mission February 8-12
Presented by Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist
Lenten Theme: Reconciliation, Healing, Forgiveness, Conflict resolution
Stay tuned for more info!

::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)