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Michigan Blood Drive Wed., June 14th at St. Joseph

Please consider making an appointment to donate at our Michigan Blood Drive Fundraiser! For every attempt to donate YM3 earns $10. Help us make this drive a success by calling either parish office to make an appointment or by going to Our drive will be from 2:00-7:00 pm in the St. Joseph gym. Many appointments are still available!


About 37 out of every 100 Americans are eligible to donate blood – but only 3 to 4 people actually donate each year.


It’s Not too Late to Attend VBS!

Our vacation with Our Lady of Fatima will take place Monday-Thursday (June 26-29).   It’s not too late for your child to attend. Join us Monday morning for 9:00 am Mass at St. Charles! Registration will take place after Mass by the St. Charles School office.

Here is our schedule for the week:

9 a.m. Mass at SC
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. VBS

NO 9 a.m. Mass at SC
9:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. VBS

9 a.m. Mass at SC
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. VBS

Thursday (Feast of SS Peter and Paul)
9 a.m. Mass at SC
9:45 a.m.- Start of VBS
11:45 a.m. – Living Rosary in the Gym
12:30 p.m. – VBS Pickup time

Contact Tessa Hoffman with any questions at 517-204-8785 or email at

VBS 2017 Registration Form

Get your tickets today!


June 23, 2016

Fifth Third Ballpark

Gates Open: 5:30 PM

Opening Ceremonies: 6:30 PM

Official Hashtag: #Go2Bat4Kids

Family is the most important influence on children and Let’s Go to Bat for Kids! is a celebration of that. This is an evening for our entire community to come out and celebrate our families and each other. We go to bat every day to make sure that all families have a safe and stable home.

The Media Giants are back to take on the Catholic Charities West Michigan Padres in the annual softball game. The game features players from the local media and priests from throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Judge Sara Smolenski, from the 63rd District Court, is also back to umpire and host our evening.


  • Cost is FREE
  • Parking is $6
  • Children’s activities and games will be on the concourse
  • Grand Slam Raffle! Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. (Top prizes include $500 cash)

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.

Right to Life Michigan Commercial

“As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace.”       United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

As we continue our 40 Days for Life campaign we invite you to view the commercial released by Right to Life Michigan and to listen to “The Sound of Abortion”.  Would you consider spending an hour praying to end abortion at the Heritage Clinic for Women on November 5th between 7:00 am-7:00 pm? Call the parish office for more information or to volunteer.