Coronavirus Updates

UPDATES AS OF:

March 29, 2020

Fr. Mark continues to show improvement and will be discharged from the hospital sometime this week. Please continue to pray for him.

March 27, 2020

Father Mark remains in the hospital for a few more days. He is not on a ventilator and has let us know he is making improvements. Continued prayers are appreciated. An update will be shared again on Monday.

March 27, 2020

Father Mark tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, he is still in the hospital. Continued prayers are truly appreciated and felt.   We will continue to update you as we have more information.

March 25, 2020

Fr. Mark has been hospitalized and is being tested for COVID-19. Please keep him in your prayers. If you have questions please contact Tamara Mason at tmason@ saparish.com. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

March 23, 2020

“The Light Is On for You” event scheduled for March 26, 2020, is canceled at St. Anthony’s.

All public Masses and all other liturgical and devotional services through Easter Monday, April 13, in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, are canceled.

March 21, 2020

The chapel is closed effective  Sunday, March 22nd until further notice.

For the protection of everyone in our community in response to COVID-19, as of yesterday, NO PRIEST will be allowed to visit any of our Spectrum Health Hospitals for any reason.

March 20, 2020

Fr. Mark will not be recording a homily for publication this weekend.

March 19, 2020

Dear friends: The Holy Father has asked all of us to pray the Rosary today at 4 PM ET to ask Our Blessed Mother for her prayers in this time of crisis.

4:25 pm on March 17, 2020

The Diocese of Grand Rapids has decided to temporarily suspend ALL public Masses and all other liturgical and devotional services, effective immediately, through Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020.

This means daily masses are also cancelled effective immediately.

The Light is On for You scheduled for March 26th WILL take place.

Please read a Letter from Bishop Walkowiak regarding the Corona Virus Bishop-Walkowiak-Letter-Parishioners-COVID-19-March-17-2020

Got Questions? Click here for some clarification. COVID-19-FAQ-3-17-20

 

March 17,2020

The parish offices will be closing at noon on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. If you need assistance, please email parishoffice@saparish.com. We will be checking and responding to emails during this time. We still will be processing our mail and contributions. Please be mindful that your contribution is important to us during this difficult time.

Book Club is cancelled until further notice.

Living Stations of the Cross are cancelled.

March 16, 2020

RCIA Sessions are Canceled.

Cheers! Event is postponed for March 28th. The 50/50 Raffle is still on. Winner will be drawn on March 28th at 10:00 pm.

SCRIP  will be available on Monday morning from 8-11 to place orders and Thursday from 5:15 – 6:15 pm for pickup.

Please consider  contributing to your parish by using Text to give:  616-323-9762. Enter the dollar amount in the message and then simply follow the instructions to set your information and you will be ready to text and give. You can also signup for On-line Giving by click on this link:

To Sign Up for Online Giving:  https://myowngiving.com/Default.aspx?cid=1444

If you are interested in using a credit or debit card to assist you in being a faithful steward, please contact Tamara Mason, Business Manager at the Parish Office.

It is a good time to download the myParish App to access the bulletin and Fr. Mark homilies. Simply text “app” to 88202 to download the App. Once installed select your parish, and access is complete.

Please be sure to read Fr. Mark’s letter below as well as other cancellations in the parish.

March 13, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

     With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, our lives are all topsy-turvy.  New information comes out every hour demanding our attention. We will try to keep all of the latest information we have about church and school activities on the parish website:  www.saparish.com.  We will try to update the information by noon each and every day.  There may be multiple updates each day.

      Bishop Walkowiak has suspended all weekend masses in the Diocese through March 29.  Daily masses will continue as normal, for the time being. Funerals will also continue to be celebrated.  The Chapel will remain open for private and personal prayer 24/7. I encourage you and your family to spend time in prayer, especially to keep holy the Lord’s Day.  You may choose to pray the rosary, or meditate on the Sacred Scripture, thereby making a spiritual Communion. You may watch the TV mass on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.  

     This situation will be wreaking havoc with parish finances.  We need your faithfulness to shine through this crisis. Please consider mailing your weekly stewardship contribution to the parish office. You may also complete the automatic giving form included in this letter, and return it to the Parish Office.  

     Of course, the Catholic Services Appeal is going on right now.  You may send your pledge or gift into the parish, or go on-line to the diocesan website and make your pledge/gift there.  I know this is probably far off your radar with everything else going on, but we must continue to support our ministry throughout the Diocese.

     Be assured of the prayers of your priests and staff.  

In the peace of Jesus,

Rev. Mark Przybysz

Pastor

The March 26th evening of penance, “The Light is ON for You” will take place as scheduled.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the following activities will be canceled until further notice (as of Friday, March 13, 2020):

Friday Evening Stations of the Cross
Sunday Morning Adult Ed

Religious Education Classes for Children K-8

Monday Night Lenten Series with Fr. Mark
Tuesday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Lenten Vesper Services
Friday Morning Book Study
1st Communion Retreat scheduled for March 21st
Into the Streets Confirmation Retreat scheduled for April 25th

Youth Group Chicago Trip to St. Sabina’s scheduled for April 26th

Cheers! Event is postponed for March 28th. The 50/50 Raffle is still on. Winner will be drawn on March 28th at 10:00 pm.

SCRIP  will be available on Monday morning from 8-11 to place orders and Thursday from 5:15 – 6:15 pm for pickup.