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.
May this time be one filled with grace and blessings,
Director of Religious Education and Faith Formation
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.
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 email@example.com.
The following programs earn money for our school by clipping labels or UPC codes, saving receipts, or simply shopping from a website. They can be turned in at any time to the school office or in the gathering space! For more information click here: 2018 Home and School Fundraising
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.
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The Diocese of Grand Rapids’ Office of Communications issues the following statement in response to the
announcement by the Michigan Department of the Attorney General regarding an investigation into the
Catholic Church in Michigan. Continue reading “From the Bishop’s Office”