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For Marilyn Riker

There will be a funeral Mass for Marilyn Riker, a St. Charles parishioner, on Friday, August 6th at 11 am. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am on August 6th in the St. Charles Narthex (Gathering Space). Please keep Marilyn and her family and friends in your prayers. To view the complete obituary click here.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual  light shine upon her.

The 9 am scheduled Mass on Friday, Aug. 6th has been cancelled.


Printable Music for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ Aug. 1st

We are making the music selections available in advance of the Weekend Liturgies. This will continue as we discern how music can best help our worship as a community. Feel free to print a copy of the lyrics for your personal use and bring it to Mass with you.
Click here for printable music for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

This year, during Ordinary Time we will sing the Mass parts from the Mass of the Resurrection, as we have sung in the past.  If you would like a copy to re-familiarize yourself with the melody, click on the link below to view or print the document. A few copies will be available as you enter church, near the worship aids.

Click here to print or view a copy of the Mass Parts.

Liturgical Minister Training for Current & New Ministers Coming in September

Mark your Calendars!!!

Liturgical Ministry Training for Current and New Ministers 

St. Charles, Saturday, September 11 from 1:30 to 3:30

St. Joseph, Sunday, September 19 from 1:30 to 3:30

As restrictions have lifted and we return to our normal practices, we invite all new and current Liturgical Ministers to take part in this training.  At each training date, concurrent sessions will be offered for Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Ministers of Hospitality at St. Charles or Ushers at St. Joseph-St. Mary.

Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion can attend either training date.

St. Charles Ministers of Hospitality are asked to attend the September 11 training at St. Charles.

Ushers for St. Joseph-St Mary are asked to attend the September 19 training at St. Joseph.

Click this link to sign up for the training session for your ministry or the ministry you are interested in.

Our Shepherds – Our Future Capital Campaign Kicks Off May 1/2

This weekend marks the official start of the Our Shepherds – Our Future Capital Campaign in our parish. A packet has been prepared for each registered parishioner and has been mailed to your home. The packet contains a letter which includes a specific dollar amount that you are asked  to prayerfully consider. Please review the campaign material, pray about your response, and continue to spread the positive message about this important effort.

Click on this link to watch a short video about the Our Shepherds – Our Future Capital Campaign. Click here to view the video.

For more information or to make your pledge online visit the Diocese of Grand Rapids website by clicking here.

YM3 Living Stations ~ View Online

To view all of the Living Stations videos click on the 3 bars in the upper right hand corner that has “1/5” listed below them.

#LivingStationsYM3 The teens of YM3 have been working hard the last few weekends to create the Living Stations as a video series since we couldn’t host it with a live audience under the current guidelines. We will post two Stations a day for all of Holy Week, so please tune in and share! We hope these videos help you contemplate on Our Lord’s Passion and Death during this Passiontide.