Third Sunday of Easter
April 18, 2021
The regular Mass on April 29 is cancelled due to a private funeral Mass.
Confession is cancelled on Saturday, May 1.
You can submit prayer intentions in the following ways:
Fr. Mike and the Intercessory Prayer Group will pray for your intentions, and public intentions will be listed in the bulletin. Please specify how long public intentions should be included in the bulletin. Non-specified intentions will be listed for one week.
To request a Mass intention, please contact the parish office at 616-399-1062.
Prepare for Holy Week with a virtual pilgrimage to the sites in and around Jerusalem where the events between Palm Sunday and Easter occurred. This episode premieres at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, and will also be available for viewing afterward.
2021 is the Year of St. Joseph, March is the Month of St. Joseph, and March 19 is the Solemnity of St. Joseph! Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know our Lord’s foster father and the patron of the universal Church. LANE is providing free resources to help you pray, learn, and celebrate St. Joseph.
Why has Pope Francis declared 2021 the Year of St. Joseph? Because we all have something to learn from Joseph’s example of humility, obedience, courage, and chastity. He is the guardian of the Holy Family, and as such he is the patron of the universal Church, as well as fathers, families, workers, and the dying. Through his intercession, we can all draw closer to our Lord and our Lady. St. Joseph, pray for us!
Our bishop has also extended the dispensation from Mass attendance on Sundays and holy days of obligation until further notice for those who are unable to attend in person because of health reasons or other factors.
We are grateful that we can hold public liturgies during the pandemic. We pray that our community will draw together to worship our Lord and to protect every member of our parish, especially the most vulnerable. To that end, we are taking a number of precautions based on guidelines from the Diocese of Grand Rapids to ensure the health and safety of everyone who attends Mass. Please read the following guidelines and watch the video below about pandemic Mass procedures. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Mass Attendance Guidelines:
If you have questions or concerns, please call the parish office at 616-399-1062. Thank you for your patience and cooperation! We hope to see you back at Mass soon!
Rev. Michael F. Cilibraise
The parish office is open for appointments only on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The chapel is open for private prayer during the same times.