Catholic Services Appeal 2024

Your gift changes lives for the better, impacting 175,114 Catholics and thousands more in our community and beyond. Thank you for your generosity. The Catholic…

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Is God calling you to a deeper relationship?  St. Patrick-St. Anthony’s RCIA team would like to invite you to Come and See the exciting possibility…

Job Postings: June 13, 2024

DATE LOCATION JOB TITLE CATEGORY TYPE DESCRIPTION EMPLOYER 6/13/2024 Grand Haven CNC Operator I – Mill Department (1st Shift) Manufacturing Full Time Operates manual machines…

A Spiritual Bouquet for Father’s Day

The Art of Dying Well Series, Starts June 18

The art of dying well is also the art of living well. By understanding who we are and what we are made for, we can…

Young Family Night, June 20

Blood Drive, June 26

Parish Whitecaps Baseball Game, July 25

The Parish Whitecaps Baseball Game will be Thursday, July 25, Christmas in July!! Reserve seating tickets is free for all Parish Families. Scan the QR…

Natural Family Planning (NFP) Week: July 21-27

This year’s NFP Week theme is: Love Beyond Measure Natural Family Planning …supporting God’s gifts of love and life in marriage.

2024 Parish Festival Aug. 16 & 17

Cash Raffle for $5,000 Drawing at 7:00 p.m.

AARP: Senior Community Employment Program

Job Postings, June 6, 2024

DATE LOCATION JOB TITLE CATEGORY TYPE DESCRIPTION EMPLOYER 6/6/2024 Spring Lake Dining Room Server  Customer Service Full Time Set up of the dining room tables…

Vacation Bible School, June 10-13

For questions regarding VBS, contact Chrystal Bisonet by email or (517) 262-4582.

Thank You: St. Anthony’s Gardens

Thank you to the many parishioners who joined staff in sprucing up the gardens at St. Anthony’s on May 15. With all of your help, the grounds are ready for summer!

Job Postings: May 30, 2024

DATE LOCATION JOB TITLE CATEGORY TYPE DESCRIPTION EMPLOYER 5/30/2024 Michigan Federal Benefits Specialist – Life Insurance Miscellaneous Full Time Contract We work with Federal Employees…

TriCities Unity Golf Classic Scramble (St. Mary’s)

Job Postings: May 16, 2024

DATE LOCATION JOB TITLE CATEGORY TYPE DESCRIPTION EMPLOYER 5/16/2024 Norton Shores Painter Miscellaneous Full Time Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of paint and job site safety.…

Job Postings: May 23, 2024

5/23/2024 Grand Haven Service Associate Retail/Sales Part Time Use proper bagging supplies and proper bagging techniques when handling guests’ purchases. D&W Fresh Market 5/23/2024 Grand…

Parish Office Summer Hours

High School Ministry: Mass & Breakfast

Job Postings: May 9, 2024

DATE LOCATION JOB TITLE CATEGORY TYPE DESCRIPTION EMPLOYER 5/9/2024 Spring Lake Township Beautification Project Miscellaneous Temporary Plant flowers, trees, shrubs, and other plants. Fasttrack Staffing,…

Men’s Monastic Experience Weekend, June 21-23 (Benedictine Monks of Chicago)

Young Adult Ministry: Red, White & Block Party, July 11

Youth Ministry: Confessions & Cones

Youth Ministry: Taco Tuesday

Job Postings: May 2, 2024

DATE LOCATION JOB TITLE CATEGORY TYPE DESCRIPTION EMPLOYER 5/2/2024 Grand Haven CPD Tech Medical/Healthcare Full Time Serves as medical director for skilled nursing facilities (SNF)…

Life-Giving Wounds Retreat, May 17-19 (St. Francis Retreat Center)

A Healing Retreat for Adult Children of Divorce or Separation

Pray for Vocations

World Day of Prayer for Vocations, April 21

Euchre Party, April 12

C & D All Recovery Meeting (“Columbus & Despelder”)

Meetings are here in the St. John Bosco Room (143)  on Fridays from 9:00-10:00 a.m.All Recovery Meetings welcome all individuals in the community impacted by…

Survivors of Loss to Suicide Support Group

Survivors of Loss to Suicide Support Group will start meeting again on the first Thursday of every month, at 7:00 p.m., in the St John Bosco…

Holy Week

New Names for Meeting Rooms & Gathering Spaces

Recently, an endeavor to rename our “numbered” meeting rooms and gathering spaces was completed. Each room was given the name of a saint accompanied by…

Stations of the Cross

Communicating with Your Spouse (St. Francis De Sales Parish, Holland)

This Valentine’s Day marks the beginning of Lent, and what better way to celebrate love than byinvesting in your relationship? Married couples are invited to…

Movie Night, Feb. 5

Pilgrimage to Shrine of Christ’s Passion, May 7

Love in Action:Fight Hunger Feed Hope

For many years LIA has kept a food fund, specific to its purpose – for food only. Any money given is always spent wholly to…

Civil Rights Road Trip

“Sunday of the Word of God” Video Series

In 2019, Pope Francis established the Sunday of the Word of God to be celebrated each year on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. As the Holy…

Join Bishop Walkowiak for Mass for Life, Jan. 22

You are invited to join Bishop Walkowiak for the Mass for Life at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22 at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 301 Sheldon…

9 Days for Life Novena, Jan. 16-24

PRAY TO PROTECT HUMAN LIFE! 9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short…

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, Jan. 22

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout the United States in its companion decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Since that time, millions…

2024 Wild Game Dinner

St. Patrick – St. Anthony Parish Wild Game Dinner will be heldJan. 20th, 2024 from 6:30 – 10pm. Doors open at 6:00pm IMPORTANT Updated information…

Formed Introducing “The Catholic Parent” Series

High School Oratory Contest

Tuesday Morning Bible & Faith Studies, Beginning Jan. 9

Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John Tuesday Morning Bible and Faith Studies Beginning January 9, 2024 10:00 am in Room 142. Experience…

Lectio Salvation Series with Dr. Michael Barber, Thursday Evenings, starting Jan. 11

Parish Adult Faith Studies is offering  the Lectio Salvation Series with Dr. Michael Barber         At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that  Jesus came down from heaven…

National Eucharistic Congress: Be Part of the Eucharistic Sacred Art Exhibit

In partnership with St. Edmund’s Sacred Art Institute, we would like to announce an exciting opportunity for artists across the nation: the National Eucharistic Art…

Shine Youth Rally, March 24

Christmas Holiday Baskets

DEADLINE is December 14. MONETARY DONATIONS may be left at the Parish Office orthe Parish Drop Box located in the vestibule near the AdorationChapel entrance.**…

“Supplicating Trust” on the Pastoral Meaning of Blessings

Read Fiducia supplicans on the Pastoral Meaning of Blessings Statement from the USCCB WASHINGTON – In response to the Declaration “Fiducia supplicans” issued by the Vatican’s Dicastery for…

Introducing The Shumaker’s Bench

Happy (Liturgical) New Year! This weekend we celebrate the beginning of a new liturgical year with the 1st Sunday of Advent. Advent has a twofold…

Pope Francis: December Prayer Intention

‘For people with disabilities’ “Let us pray that people with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that institutions offer inclusion…

Annual Pilgrimage for Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 11 (Our Lady of Sorrows)

The procession begins at 5:00 PM atOur Lady of Sorrows101 Hall Street SEGrand Rapids, MI 49507 and ends with the celebration of the Mass with…

Donations Needed for Walking with Moms in Need (St. Mary’s)

Walking with Moms in Need ministry is requesting donations for the Moms room at St Mary’s Parish. Please consider these donations: Infant/toddler winter clothes & boots,…

Soup for All, Nov. 16, Room 142

Join us for lunch and help prevent homelessness on Thursday, November 16, from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish. This fundraiser hosted by…

Steubenville, June 28-30, 2024

Register by Dec. 31, 2023 Date: June 28 – 30, 2024Travel: Bus*Lodging: Gender-specific dorms on campusWho: Current 8th – 12th grade studentsCost: $400** *We will…

Youth Ministry At A Glance

Fr. Roosevelt & Haiti Committee, Sept.20 at 3:30 p.m.

He will be available after Masses, at the Family Picnic on Sunday, Culver’s next Monday night, and through the week meeting with parishioners and local…

Youth Ministry At a Glance

Pope Francis: September Prayer Intention

“Let us pray for those people on the margins of society in subhuman living conditions, that they may not be neglected by institutions and never…

New EMHC Training dates

As part of the Eucharistic Revival, all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are expected to be trained in updated diocesan norms for ministry. This is…

The Bible Course, Sign up by Sept. 8

This fall, you’re invited to prayerfully encounter the Word of God anew with a Catholic Biblical School of Michigan (CBSM) class. Starting in September, the…

Habitat for Humanity (Tri-Cities Area)

Our neighbor, Habitat for Humanity, has a new project on Despelder St. They broke ground in August & will request helping hands as needed throughout…

Pope Francis: July Prayer Intention

“Let us pray that Catholics place at the centre of their lives the Eucharistic Celebration, which transforms human relationships profoundly and opens up an encounter…

Novena for Haiti, June 19-27, 6:30 p.m.

For our sister parish, Sts. Simon and Jude, and for all of Haiti NINE-DAY NOVENA PRAYERS AND ROSARY, Culminating on June 27 with Mass at…

Exploring the Intersection of Faith and Mental Health

Our summer adult faith formation series will begin on Tuesday, July 11, at 10:00 a.m. and repeats on Thursday, July 13, at 6:00 p.m. This…

National Eucharistic Congress July 17-24, 2024

The 10th National Eucharistic Congress will take place next year in Indianapolis from July 17-24, 2024. Next summer, 80,000 Catholics will gather at the feet…

Millions of Monicas Prayer Group (St. Mary’s)

Millions of mothers have watched their children abandon their Catholic faith in a chaotic, stressful and struggling world.  Join other Catholic women who are being called…

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Patronness of Haiti (Feast day June 27) Recited every Wednesday after 8:00 a.m. Mass 1. Behold, O Mother of Perpetual Help, at thy feet a…

Middle School Ministry

Pray for Haiti

Every month, we have opprotunities to pray for our sister parish, Sts. Simon & Jude, in Port-au-Prince. Please continue to hold our brothers & sisters…

Volunteers Invited for Migrant Ministry

This summer, we will visit the Migrant Camps on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday nights. If you would like to participate, please attend our Volunteer Meeting…

Stamp Out Hunger this Weekend

This Saturday, May 13, please join Love in Action for “Stamp Out Hunger”, the nation’s largest food collection effort. Donations in the Tri-Cities go directly…

St. Gianna Novena

Wednesday, April 19 – Thursday, April 27 The St. Gianna Novena for moms in need begins this Wednesday, April 19. We invite you to pray a special novena with…

EMHC Training

As part of the Eucharistic Revival, all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are expected to be trained in updated diocesan norms for ministry. This is…

Easter Hams Needed for Food Pantries

Our St. Patrick-St. Anthony Food Pantries are in need of 40 Hams for Easter Food Baskets by April 4. Please drop off all donations to…

USCCB National Collections

Food Pantry Easter Baskets: March 30

Our Food Pantry is collecting items for Easter baskets for our local families in need. Monetary donations can be left at the parish office or…

Consecration to St. Joseph

What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph? Well, it basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual…

New Mass Propers for Lent

The beginning of each Lenten season comes with it a change in tone in our Liturgies. The place where this is most apparent is in…

Euchre Party, Feb. 17

National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14

Resources National Marriage Week offers helpful ideas for building up your marriage, recommended reading, supporting marriage in the community, and much more. There’s also a listing…

Audio Expertise?

Our Director of Music and Liturgy is reaching out to the Parish, searching for those who have experience with Audio Equipment, in particular Mixing Boards…

“The Tragic Trials of Haiti”

Please prayerfully consider our brothers and sisters in Haiti, who are living amidst the chaos of violence and poverty. Here is an account of what…

Exodus 90: Update

We have thirteen men who have said “yes” to follow God on this journey of prayer, asceticism and fraternity for 90 days, ending on Saturday,…

High School Seniors: Parish Scholarships for College available through GHACF

Apply by February 1, 2024 Did you know there are St. Patrick – St. Anthony Parish Scholarships available through funds of the Grand Haven Area…

Bible Study: Eternal Rest: The Art of Dying Well

This four-session series is a comprehensive exploration of the mystery of dying, death, and everlasting life. Each session approaches the subject from a Catholic perspective,…

Food Pantry Update: December

In December 2022, we had 134 client visits representing 399 individuals. This number includes our Christmas Boxes that we distributed on December 20.

Christmas Food Donations

Do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. It’s time again to prepare for our Christmas…

Eucharistic Revival Holy Hour

Behold the Mystery: A Diocesan Evening of Adoration in Parishes Eucharistic Revival Holy Hour, Tues., Dec 13, 7:00-8:00 PM. Our usual Mass on Tuesday evenings…

Four Pointes: Holiday Meal, Dec. 15

DTE is sponsoring an event on Thursday, Dec. 15 at Four Pointes for persons 60 years old and older. There are only 120 spots available!…

Guidelines for Cold & Flu Season

Guidelines for cold and flu season: Wherever two or more people gather, some sharing of germs is inevitable. When Catholics gather in Jesus’ name to…

Thanksgiving Day: Mass at 10:00 AM

Fr. Chuck Schwartz & the Parish Staff wish all of our parishioners and their extended families a Happy Thanksgiving! Our Parish Office will be closed…

Prayers for the Walkowiak Family

With firm faith and hope in our Lord Jesus Christ and His resurrection, I write to inform you of the death of my father, John…

Men’s Fellowship & Faith Breakfasts

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish will host Men’s Fellowship and Faith Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the  Family Center.          Saturday, February 10, 2024. Guest Presenter: …

Come Let Us Adore Him

With many prayers of thanksgiving we thank Joan Blasky & Adele Croft for their years of service managing the Adoration Chapel. We are grateful for…

Soup for All

We hosted Soup for All on November 18. Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants for this wonderful event.

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

St. Patrick’s Food Pantry is now collecting donations for our annual Thanksgiving Food Basket drive.  Please see the bulletin insert for a list of items…

Men’s Faith Journey Wednesday Mornings

Wednesday Mornings at 6:30-7:30 a.m. in Room 142 Please join us for transformation, friendship, and fraternity! 

Rosary for Life

Dates: October 31– November 8Where: St. Patrick’s-St. Anthony, we will be praying in the church.When: Doors open 7:00 a.m., we will begin promptly at 7:30…

Rosary, Monday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

 A single rosary for life will also be prayed on Monday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. here in the Church. This is another opportunity to…

Newspaper falsely presenting itself as Catholic publication

The Diocese of Grand Rapids has been notified that the Michigan Catholic Tribune, a newspaper purporting itself to be Catholic, is being mailed to parishioners…

Film: The Letter: A Message for Our Earth

“The Pope, the Environmental Crisis and Frontline Leaders”

Webinar: Proposal 3 Equipping for Battle Statewide

Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., Room 142 Proposal 3 is deadly and deceptive: If passed it would usher in death for generations. The Catholic Church…

Life Chain, Sunday, Oct. 2, 12:30 p.m.

TriCities Right To Life invites you to gather in the parish’s west parking lot in order to form a human chain of silent prayer and…

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, Oct. 2, 3:30 p.m. We invite you to bring your pets for a Blessing on Sunday, October 2, in anticipation of the feast ofSt. Francis of Assisi. At…

Volunteers Needed: Funeral Luncheon Ministry

This amazing ministry makes a difference in the lives of the families who are going through the difficult process of saying goodbye to a loved…

Engaged Couples Marriage Sessions

Sessions will be Saturdays, November 5, 12, 19 at 9:00 am in Room 142. If you plan to get married, contact Tony Allen at 616-842-0001…

Men’s Faith Journey

Wednesday mornings, 6:30-7:30 AM in Room 142-143 Sept. 14 – Group discussion/sharing on the question ‘Why do I go to Mass? Upcoming Discussions on the lives of…

Migrant Ministry Update: 9-1-22

As we wrap up the season, I wanted to provide you all with a quick update. This summer alone, we’ve served 633 hygiene packs and…

MOMs Group

The MOMS group gets together on most Thursdays, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Room 143. Meetings run from September 8-May 25.

Eucharistic Miracles of the World

Exhibit on display October 6–9 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Holland Jesus Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, and occasionally…

Wedding Anniversary Mass

Together with your families, the Church in the Diocese of Grand Rapids honors the faithful witness to your vocation of marriage and wishes to celebrate…

Women, Come As You Are

Join the Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women for their fall seminar, Come as You Are, onSaturday, Oct. 22 at St. Jude Parish, 1120…

Kickball & Family Picnic, Sunday, Aug. 21

Our annual Family Picnic with a kickball game will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 3:30-6:00 PM, at Rycenga Park.

Food Pantry Update: July

St Patrick’s Food Pantry had another busy month during July.  We served 107 clients representing households totaling 406 individuals.  For comparison, in July of 2021,…

6 Week Study: Heroic Saints and Influential Catholics of the Church

Join us for an examination of six followers of Christ who made a difference in the Church and in the world. We will look at…

Migrant Ministry Update: 7-14-22

Last weekend, after Mass, we provided a taco dinner for the migrants. This was a wonderful time of fellowship, and the migrants were extremely grateful!…

Migrant Ministry: We Need Food!

Our ministry to migrant workers has grown to 4 times what it was just 3 years ago. Due to current market conditions, we are unable…

Middle School Mission Week Highlights

Migrant Ministry Volunteer Meeting, June 23

The Migrant Ministry will officially be kicking off next week! St. Patrick – St. Anthony’s will be hosting a meeting for all volunteers who are interested…

Novena to St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony Novena (June 4 to June 12 for June 13 Feast Day) O holy St. Anthony, you are known for the power and abundance…

Pentecost

The celebration of the Solemnity of Pentecost concludes the Easter Season and is a good time to pray for a deepening indwelling of the Holy…

The Ascension of the Lord

Here in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, and in many Dioceses, the Ascension of the Lord is transferred to Sunday, May 29. This means that…

Fr. Roosevelt Visit!

Next weekend, May 28-29, we are happy to welcome Fr. Roosevelt from our sister parish, Sts. Simon and Jude Parish, in Haiti. We look forward to being…

Bishop Walkowiak responds to Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting

The Diocese of Grand Rapids’ Office of Communications issues the following statement from Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, following the mass…

Thank You: WDCC!

As you know, we’ve had an increase in Christian Service requests to help those in need. So we are especially grateful to announce that we have…

Women’s Breakfast

Women, are you wanting to start or further add to your families Pentecost traditions? If so please join other women at St. Anthony’s Chapel next Saturday,…

Explore Becoming A Deacon

Men of the parish and their wives are invited to a FREE evening dinner on Thursday, May 19, to hear Deacon Jerry Roersma, Director of Diaconate Formation for the…

Bishop Walkowiak responds following recent mass shootings in U.S.

The Diocese of Grand Rapids’ Office of Communications issues the following statement from Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, in response to…

Volunteer for Migrant Ministry

We have several opportunities to help our ministry for visiitng migrants this season. From visiting camps to helping with Sunday Mass, we have many options.…

Steubenville Fundraiser

Parish Family, Thank you so much for your generous donation to our Steubenville Youth Conference Trip with our envelope fundraiser. Please keep us in your…

Summer Leadership Institutes

The Catholic Information Center and the Diocese are again co-sponsoring two leadership institutes this summer. Enrollment is open for both the Young Adult Leadership Institute and…

Young Adult Ministry & JP2 Project Newman Partners

We’ve Joined the JP2 Project Newman Partners!  The JP2 Project offers holistic formation programs for young adults, in the example and teachings of St. John…

Why Embrace Discipleship?

By Tony Allen, Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization For whom do you seek? Many people first find Christ because they seek something from him—hope,…

Parenting Class

Children are such a blessing. But being the best parent you can be takes effort and thought. The Love and Logic series aims to help…

Men’s Day of Reflection

Saturday, January 7, at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish More details to follow.

Walking with Moms in Need (St. Mary’s)

Walking with Moms in Need (WWMIN) is a parish ministry initiative to better serve pregnant and parenting mothers in the Tri-Cities Area. The WWMIN Mom’s…

Women’s Bible Study: New Series March 9

Women’s Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. We will start a new study on “Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God,” beginning March 9 (the…

Men’s Monthly Breakfast

Join us on Saturday, March 12 for our monthly men’s breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

Contemplative Rosary with Joyful Mysteries, Feb. 16, 6:00 PM

Join us for a beautiful sung Rosary that reflects on the Scripture of the Joyful Mysteries. Presented by the Music Ministry, all are welcome to…

Masquerade Gala, Feb. 26, 6:00-11:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE Dinner, live music by Jedi Mind Trip, dancing, gaming tables, 50/50 raffle, and car raffle! For information and ticket reservations contact champs@slstm.org.

Weekly Adult Bible Studies

Tuesdays, 10:00 am, Senior Bible Study “The End” A study of the Book of Revelations with Dr. Scott Hahn Wednesdays, 6:30 am Men’s Faith Sharing…

Welcome Desk Is Starting Back Up

Do you enjoy sitting at the reception desk, meeting people, helping them find their way & helping with parish tasks? We are looking for volunteers…

Celebrate St. Patrick on Saturday, March 12

Our Feast Day celebration of our Patron St. Patrick will be held on Saturday, March 12 in the Family Center. Your whole family is invited. Doors…

Bishop Walkowiak’s statement for the observance of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr. On…

Rejoice! What was lost has been found. 

The Nativity camel that was missing last year has returned! The camel is now stored safely with our Nativity scene to recover from his safe…

Hope from Pope Francis for People who Suffer from Depression

Watch this short YouTube film to hear the Pope’s prayer for those living with depression, and the loved ones who are walking alongside.

Elementary Faith Formation: Pageant Preparation, Christmas Cheer & Hospitality

Hear the voice which announces His Glory! Children of the parish perform during dress rehearsal last Tuesday night with director Chrystal Bisonet.The Children’s Christmas Pageant…

Great News from the Music Department!

We have new books in our pews, and they are out a little earlier than they are supposed to be. (Don’t tell anyone). This year…

National Eucharistic Revival

MY FLESH FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD Mission “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live…

Stay Well!

During cold and flu season, each of us has the responsibility of taking precautions to prevent the spread of illnesses. Guidance for staying healthy during…

Coffee & Donuts

Would you, your ministry, your family, or your prayer pal be willing to host Coffee & Donuts? The donuts are delivered. Before Mass, donuts, coffee…

Diocese Hosting Listening Sessions

What is your experience with the Catholic Church? Bishop Walkowiak and our parish want to hear from you, both practicing Catholics and yes, individuals who…

Considering Catholic schools?

Attend virtual event & find the best fit for your children On Tuesday, Dec. 28 from 12:30-1:00 p.m., Admissions Advocates from the Diocese of Grand…

Migrant Ministry 2021 Season

Dear Friends in Christ, Thank you for your generous donations and continued support over the past year! I’m pleased to announce, during the 2021 season,…

Our Nativity

Last Monday, our Facilities Team (John, Bob & Rusty) & Bob Wassick set up our Nativity on US31. Thank you to all who helped. (And…

5th & 6th Grade Faith Formation

Students decorated bags and packed 32 sack suppers for Kid’s Food Basket of Muskegon. They also designed thank you cards to parishioners, Madelynn Streng (Air Force)…

High School: Friendsgiving & Advent Wreaths

Men’s Singing Group

The Men’s Singing Group sang at Mass on Nov. 21. Thank you to all who participated in this new ministry. We look forward to hearing…

Operation Christmas Child

Spread the love of God AGAIN this Christmas to children around the world who are in great need! Build a gift box for a child online for $25.00. You can…

Thank you: Young Adults

Last weekend, the Young Adult Ministry visited the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist for a day of service. Projects included land maintenance, harvesting, farm chores,…

Thank You: Parish Festival 2021

Thank you to all our Lead Volunteers and other volunteers that filled in the gaps. To all of the Parishioners and guests that came out and  supported the 2021 St. Patrick…

Wild Game Dinner 2021

The Wild Game Dinner Committee would like thank all those who participated in our event this past Saturday. It was one of the first events we were able to have at…

Thank You: Youth Ministry Feeding America

Becoming Catholic in More Than Just Name

(Part 1 of 4) What sort of person do we desire to become if we call ourselves Catholic? Are we comfortable doing the bare minimum…

Created in His Image: We Are Called to Worship at Mass Together.

Over the past year, many churches have stopped meeting in person or have restricted the number of worshipers allowed to gather for any one service.…

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

This past Sunday’s Gospel reading could have been written exactly for the current times. In John chapter 14 we hear directly from Jesus, “Do not…

God Is On Your Side

There is big money, power and control in spreading fear. It seems that for a long, long time, everyone and everything is and has been…

Holy Week: Spiritual Truths That Require Deep Reflection

Dear Friends, As we journey through holy week, especially the Triduum, I would like to share five spiritual truths that will hopefully help us as…

Men of the Parish: Gather in Song

This is a call to you all to try something new, to step out of your comfort zone and be a role model to others.…

Life-Giving Wounds Online Retreat for Adult Children of Divorced or Separated Parents

When:  Thursday evenings Sept. 30 to Nov. 11, 8:15-10 p.m. EST on Zoom (TEN HOURS+ of support!) Who can attend: Any young adult (18+) or…

Our Sacred Journey: Small Faith-Sharing Groups

I would like to introduce “Our Sacred Journey-Faith Growth Groups,” formerly known as “Book Clubs.” We know some of these groups are still meeting and…

Sit Down, Be Quiet and Be Changed by God

I don’t always suffer from tunnel vision but sometimes I can be stubborn. I can just see my wife’s reaction to that statement; the infamous…

Thank you: 5th & 6th Grade Students

Thank you to the 5th & 6th Grade Students in Middle School Ministry who gathered to celebrate Halloween & All Saints Day.

Thank you: Blessing of the Animals

Thank you to all of the families, cats, dogs, bunnies and other households who attended the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.…

Thank you: High School Students

Thank you for the High School Students who shared their family’s loved one for the Dia de los Muertos Celebration.

Thank You: Men Gathering in Song

Last night, October 14, 18 men from the parish came together to begin a new journey, building the foundations of what will become a St.…

Thank You: Repotting Plants in Gathering Space

Many thanks to our Arts & Environment group who worked hard to repot our plants in the Gathering Space. The plants had outgrown their pots…

Thank you: Rosary Tree

Thank you to Madonna White for setting up her beautiful Rosary Tree to share the blessings of praying the Rosary with parishioners.

We Always Have a Choice

The current state of world events has challenged practically every person on earth to understand and relate to their daily habits, customs, rituals and activities…

We Belong to God

“Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God,” Is the closing statement of Jesus in today’s Gospel. As Christians,…

40 Days for Life, Feb. 14 – March 24

Spring Campaign – Grand Rapids Through the power of prayer and a peaceful presence in front of abortion facilities, the international 40 Days for Life…