Father Tom Boufford

Parish Office

989-967-3520

Fax

989-967-8246

Address

8929 50th Avenue

Remus, Michigan 49340

Internet

Weekend Mass

Saturday :: 5:00 PM

Sunday :: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM

 

Weekday Mass (Held in the Chapel)

Monday :: 9:00 AM

Wednesday :: 7:00 PM

Thursday :: 9:00 AM

Friday :: 9:00 AM (School Mass in Church)

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


Classes will begin in the fall.  Please stay tuned for more info!

Baptism—”Birth into the new life in Christ.  In accordance with the Lord’s will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism.” (Catechism #1277) 
Parents of infants and children may call the parish office to arrange a required preparatory session.  Parents should be practicing Catholics, either at St. Michael Church, or another parish.  A letter from your home parish should be sent to St. Michael requesting a Baptism.  Adults desiring baptism will participate in the RCIA program.

Confirmation—”Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit.  ...To incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.” (Catechism #1316)
Confirmation is a one-year formal program, offered every other year, for seventh and eighth grade students.  Preparation classes are held Sunday mornings after 9:00am Mass.  Confirmation is conferred by the Bishop at The Cathedral, typically held in spring.

Holy Eucharist—As a Sacrament of Initiation, Holy Eucharist seals the intimate bond which Baptism establishes between Jesus Christ and his disciples and further unites a person to the church.  For those baptized as infants, the early years of life are nourished in the Christian family, the domestic church.  The family, in turn, should be rooted in the parish community and participating in the weekly celebration of the Lord’s Day in order to begin the preparation process.
Children are encouraged to participate in religious education classes in the years preceding their First Eucharist.  This sacrament typically is held when a child is in second grade; however, older children may participate by making arrangements at the parish office.

Reconciliation—”The forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism is conferred by a particular sacrament called the sacrament of conversion, confession, penance, or reconciliation.” (Catechism #1486)
 In accordance with Diocesan policy, children preparing for First Eucharist are offered the Sacrament of Reconciliation with their parents before their first reception of the Eucharist.  This sacrament is administered during Advent—contact the parish office for more information.  Click here for a guide for celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Anointing the Sick—”The sacrament has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age.” (Catechism #1527)
If you are aware of anyone who is seriously ill—at home ore in the hospital—you are urged to call the office as soon as possible!

Matrimony—”The Sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church.  It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved the Church.  The grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.” (Catechism #1661)
Arrangements for this sacrament must be made at least six months in advance.  If a previous marriage is involved,  no date can be set until the previous marital bond is declared null and void in the Church Marriage Court.  Practicing Catholics of St. Michael as well as members of another Catholic Church are eligible for this sacrament—a letter of delegation must be received by St. Michael Church from the home parish.
All couples must participate in our Pre Cana Program.  Please contact the parish office for more information