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Make Your Reservation for Weekend Mass ~ May 15/16

Registration for Masses at St. Charles on May 15/16 will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 14th. 

Reservations for St. Joseph and St. Mary will close on Thursday, May 13th at 2:00 pm.

The current dispensation from an individual’s Sunday obligation expired on Feb. 18.

The dispensation remains for those who cannot attend Mass in person because of health reasons or other excusing factors only.

MASSES AT ST. MARY WILL BE HELD IN THE ST. MARY PARISH HALL TO ALLOW FOR MORE SEATING. AT ST. JOSEPH, WEEKEND MASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE ST. JOSEPH GYM TO ALLOW FOR MORE SEATING. ST. JOSEPH WEEKDAY MASSES WILL STILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH.

Please call the parish office before Friday if you need to cancel your reservation.

When you arrive at Mass you will need to check in with an Usher/Hospitality. Please see the other news post for questions about the guidelines for attending Mass (click here to see that article ).

4:30 PM at St. Joseph ~ Saturday, May 15th
7:00 PM at St. Charles ~ Saturday, May 15th
8:30 AM at St. Mary ~ Sunday, May 16th
11 AM at St. Charles ~ Sunday, May 16th

Make Your Reservation for Weekend Mass ~ May 8/9

Registration for Masses at St. Charles on May 8/9 will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 7th. 

Reservations for St. Joseph and St. Mary will close on Thursday, May 6th at 2:00 pm.

The current dispensation from an individual’s Sunday obligation expired on Feb. 18.

The dispensation remains for those who cannot attend Mass in person because of health reasons or other excusing factors only.

MASSES AT ST. MARY WILL BE HELD IN THE ST. MARY PARISH HALL TO ALLOW FOR MORE SEATING. AT ST. JOSEPH, WEEKEND MASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE ST. JOSEPH GYM TO ALLOW FOR MORE SEATING. ST. JOSEPH WEEKDAY MASSES WILL STILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH.

Please call the parish office before Friday if you need to cancel your reservation.

When you arrive at Mass you will need to check in with an Usher/Hospitality. Please see the other news post for questions about the guidelines for attending Mass (click here to see that article ).

4:30 PM at St. Joseph ~ Saturday, May 8th
7 PM at St. Charles – Saturday, May 8th
8:30 AM at St. Mary ~ Sunday, May 9th
11 AM at St. Charles ~ Sunday, May 9th

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.

 

Listen to and Learn the Latin Mass Parts

Click here for a printable copy of the Latin Mass parts.

Sanctus 308-B

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis.

Translation:
Sanctus = holy
Dóminus = Lord
Deus = God
Sábaoth = of heavenly armies
Pleni = full of
sunt = are
caeli = heaven
et = and
terra = earth
glória = glory
tua = your
Hosána = praise or adoration
excélsis = the highest
Benedictus = blessed
qui = who
venit = (He) comes
in nómine = in the name
Dómini – of the Lord.

Memorial Acclamation 309-B

Mysterium fidei! Literally: Mysterium = the mystery; fidei = of faith.
The Mystery of Faith!
We all respond:
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine,
et tuam resurrectionem confitemur,
donec venias.
Mortem = death
tuam = Your
annuntiamus = we announce or proclaim
Domine = Lord.
We proclaim Your death, O Lord.
et = and
tuam = Your
resurectionem = resurrection
confitemur = confess.
And confess Your resurrection.
donec = until
venias = come.
Until You Come
The whole acclamation:
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine,                           We proclaim Your death, O Lord,
et tuam resurrectionem confitemur,                               and confess Your resurrection,
donec venias.                                                                              until You come

Agus Dei 313-B

Agnus Dei,                                             Lamb of God
qui tolis peccata mundi,                 who takes away the sins of the world,
miserere nobis.                                   have mercy on us.
Agnus Dei,                                             Lamb of God
qui tolis peccata mundi,                 who takes away the sins of the world,
miserere nobis.                                   have mercy on us.
Agnus Dei,                                             Lamb of God
qui tolis peccata mundi,                 who takes away the sins of the world,
dona nobis pacem.                           grant us peace.

#GivingTuesday ~ December 1st

#GiveCatholicWM on #GivingTuesday
What is #GivingTuesday? It is a global day dedicated to giving back; a time to think about giving rather than receiving especially after the commercialism and consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
This year, Bishop Walkowiak is encouraging Catholics to participate by supporting parishes, schools and ministries right here in West Michigan. You are being asked to #GiveCatholicWM on #Giving Tuesday. It is our own local link to this day of giving back. 
Here are ways you can participate on Tuesday, Dec. 1:
  • Donate to #GiveCatholicWM from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday: http://bit.ly/givecatholicwm. One hundred percent of the donations will go to the earmarked parish, school, or ministry. Credit card fees will not be charged.
  • Post a status or photo on your social media accounts explaining which parish, school, or ministry you are supporting within our diocese. Use the hashtags #GiveCatholicWM and #GivingTuesday.
  • Take and post a photo of yourself or your family members sharing what #GiveCatholicWM means to you. Use the hashtags #GiveCatholicWM and #GivingTuesday.
  • The Diocese of Grand Rapids would love to know how you plan to #GiveCatholicWM. Send your photo to dogrcomm@dioceseofgrandrapids.org and with your permission it may be posted to diocesan social media accounts. If you don’t already follow them on social media, I would encourage you to do so:
    Facebook: (Diocese of Grand Rapids)
    Twitter and Instagram (@GRdiocese)