Lenten Family Packet

Ash Wednesday is February 26 and we then enter into the season of Lent.

Religious Education/Faith Formation is all about “handing on the faith”.  As the first proclaimers of the Word to our children, parents have the awesome task of passing on the faith to our children.   Lent is a time of year that is bursting with opportunities for nurturing faith growth within the family.

The attached packet contains suggestions for drawing closer to the Lord and one another.  Our parish Lenten theme is “I’ve Got Your Baggage, Now Follow Me.”  I encourage you to reflect on what kind of “baggage” you may have that prevents you from walking with the Lord.  Try to spend some extra time in prayer and  then utilize some of these activities to share together as a family over the 40 days of Lent in preparation for our celebration of Easter.

2020 Lenten Packet

May this time be one filled with grace and blessings,

Lynne Haley

Director of Religious Education and Faith Formation

Open AA Meetings

Open Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings are held every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Multipurpose Room. Open meeting are for those who may have or do have a problem with alcohol. It is also open to those in support of the person attending. If you have any questions, please call Christine at 616-405-5769.

Closed Ala-non Meetings

These meetings are held at St. Anthony’s every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Room. If you have questions, please call Sheila at 308-6469.


RCIA Inquiry Classes will begin in September for those wanting to join the Catholic Faith. Questions? Call Lynne Haley at 616-453-8229 Ext. 301 or email her at lhaley@saparish.com.



Scam Alert

Scammers are impersonating priests in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, asking parishioners to respond to an urgent request via email or to buy iTunes gift cards for cancer patients. Please do not respond to these requests. When requests from Father Mark  are urgent, the parish office will call you.


Steward of the Month Nominations Open

Stewardship involves sharing the gifts of time, talent, and treasure.  We have many great stewards at St Anthony’s and want to acknowledge them.

 If you know of a parishioner that you would like to nominate to be our next Steward of the Month please contact the parish office.