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Five First Saturdays

Many blessings flowed from our Pilgrimage of Five First Saturdays which we ended on September 2nd, but we also know that our Mother Mary asked us to do this devotion more than once.  We will continue our Pilgrimage of Five First Saturdays by going out to neighboring parishes.

January 6, 2018 at St. Mary Lowell 402 Amity St. at 8:00 a.m.

With the Rosary, Mass and Praying the Litany of Loreto.

Please plan to attend Reconciliation at a regularly scheduled times as there will not be confessions during these Five First Saturdays.

Looking ahead our next First Saturdays:

February 3,, 2018 St. Mary Belding 8:00 a.m.

March 3, 2018 St. Joseph Belding 8:00 a.m.

April 7, 2018 St. Charles Greenville 8:00 a.m.

May 5, 2018 at St. John Paul II 8:00 am

 

Matthew Kelly in Grand Rapids May 19th

Are you thriving or just surviving? Do you want more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? Join us for “Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose”, presented by internationally acclaimed speaker Matthew Kelly. It’s not your typical church event. Call the parish office now to reserve your half-price ticket! 

 

 

LIFT: Why We are Called to Promote “Good” in our World? Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Lift:  Learning in Faith Together

Monday January 8, 2018

Presentation at St. Charles 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Minor Exorcism for Catechumens 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.

“Why We are Called to Promote “Good” in our World?”

With Fr. Bauer

On Monday January 8th we will be coming to the end of the season of Christmas which is the manifestation of God’s love for us – the ultimate good. We will be transitioning to Ordinary time which is a time of action!  Come to St. Charles Church to hear Fr. Bauer’s presentation on this very timely topic.

Immediately following the presentation we will celebrate the Rite of Minor Exorcism with our catechumens.

 

Monday’s at St. Charles, 6:30 pm in McKinney Hall

More and more people are realizing that the world doesn’t have all the answers.  Younger people are looking for truth and substance.  We have the richness of our Catholic faith to share will all people who are searching.  

RCIA – Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process that does not require any commitment to come and search for truth and ask questions.  We have several new people beginning their journey and others who are continuing their journey.  For more information contact Molly Scoby at 754-4194 ext. 131 or dre@saintscjm.com .  We will begin weekly sessions using Symbolon: Knowing the Faith which is presented by trusted and compelling teachers and filmed around the world with stunning cinematography.  Symbolon:Knowing the Faith explains the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a way that will inform our minds and inspire our hearts. We meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles in McKinney Hall.  

Starting This Fall

More and more people are realizing that the world doesn’t have all the answers.  Younger people are looking for truth and substance.  We have the richness of our Catholic faith to share with all people who are searching.  

Landings is a safe place to ask questions, learn more about faith and share stories.   The team is made up of warm, non-judgmental and fun people.  We will begin a new session of Landings starting this fall.  For more information contact Molly Scoby at 754-4194 ext. 131 or dre@saintscjm.com  Follow this link for more description of what to expect at Landings.

Sign Up Now!

Our parish has purchased FORMED for you!  FORMED is a revolutionary digital platform that gives you 24/7 access to video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters. To sign up for FORMED go to the top of this page and click on Faith Formation tab.  Then click on Formed from the drop down menu.  Go to the Introduction tab  for the directions and the parish access code. Once you are registered, you will be directed to a link that is emailed to you.  Enjoy using this amazing tool!  Join in with the parish being FORMED and conversations by Passing it On.

Available to watch online!

What if you could help bring peace to the world, would you want to do it?  Do you believe our world needs help? Do you believe that you can help?

Maybe you answered, “Yes!” to the first two questions, but you were unsure of the belief that you can be part of the solution.  We can’t do it on our own, but together we can!  However, it does start with us. Fr. Aaron Ferris will take us back in time to 1917 to share the message of Fatima, the impact it had at the time, and its continued urgency and relevance for us–100 years later. Fr. Ferris will guide us in how to open our hearts to the call of the message and how to gain peace in our hearts and our homes. More peaceful people and families make a more peaceful world!

One person with a belief is equal in force to ninety-nine people whom merely have an interest.  Do we really believe in what our Lady is asking of us?  Are we convinced of its importance, or are we merely interested in it?”  from Fatima For Today by Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.

Weren’t able to make it to the talk by Fr. Aaron Ferris? We can help! Fr. Ferris’ talk is available to watch online. Click on this link to view the video.