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Job Posting for Coordinator of Youth Ministries

We are currently taking applications for a new Youth Ministry Coordinator. Call the parish office with any questions at 616-754-4194.

Coordinator of Youth Ministries

Description: The Catholic Community of St. Charles & St. Joseph-St. Mary in Greenville & Belding is seeking a part time, energetic, faith-filled candidate, passionate about leading youth into a deeper relationship with Christ and His Church. This individual will develop regular Ministry programming for 9th to 12th grade teens in accordance with Diocesan standards and the Pastor’s direction, Build relationships with teens & parents to encourage and support them to live as disciples through Faith Formation programs, Catholic Social Teaching, prayer, service and evangelization. 


Requirements: Practicing Catholic with BA in Theology, Ministry or related field or working towards such degree. Knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching is necessary.  Needs to have skills in budget preparation, fundraising and administrative tasks such as record keeping, maintaining calendars, and be fluent in current social media practices and technology platforms popular with youth.

Applications should be sent to Fr. James Wyse at


Beware! Scammers are Impersonating our Priests

Scammers continue to contact our parishioners by text, email, and Facebook Messenger.  Please ignore any messages coming to you from Fr. Jim for Fr. Bauer. Our priests will contact you by phone if they need to talk to you about anything. Call the parish office to let them know if you have received one of these messages.

Scammers are impersonating priests in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, asking parishioners to respond to an urgent request via email or text for cash or to buy iTunes or other gift cards for cancer patients. Please notify the parish and do not respond to these requests. When requests from Father Jim or Fr. Bauer are urgent, the parish office will call you.

Scammers pose as priests in texts and email, ask parishioners for gift cards, cash

New! Free Community Meal Every Monday at St. Charles Beginning June 3rd

We are happy to announce that beginning in June St. Charles will be offering a free meal for the community on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 pm, in addition to the free meal we already serve on Thursdays. It is a much needed resource for our community. We are very fortunate to have one of our parishioner families willing to provide this additional weekly meal. They are in need of helpers for these Monday meals. Helpers will be setting up tables and chairs, delivering plates to the attendees, clearing plates, and helping with clean up. Our hope is to have 15 volunteers, 3 per week every 5 weeks, with volunteers commitment limited to  once every five weeks. This is a wonderful service opportunity for singles, families, or seniors. If you would like to find out more about this service opportunity, call the parish office at 616-754-4194.


We are also asking that you help get the word out to our community. If you are a “Button Brigade Member” please wear your pin and share the information about God’s Community Kitchen.

Registration for Steubenville 2019 has Begun!

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.”
1 John 3:1

At the core of our being is a desire for meaningful connection and authentic relationship. We long to love and be loved, but how often do we just feel lonely?

As we search for ways to escape these feelings of isolation, there comes a small, quiet whisper that pierces through to the depths of our heart: “You are never alone, because you are Mine.”

This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will attend one of 24 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us His sons and daughters. Come and experience His overwhelming love for you. You belong here.

Teens from St. Charles and St. Joseph-St. Mary will attend the Steubenville Youth Conference from July 12-14, 2019. Registration is open to YM3 & parishioner families through April 15th. After that, any open spots still available will be offered to other teens from the community who would like to attend. Cost for the conference is $150.00. $75.00 is required to reserve your teens spot. The remaining $75.00 is due before the conference. Parents are asked to fill out the online Steubenville Expectations form, the online Steubenville Registration and Waiver form, and the Steubenville Liability form (the link to this form can be found at the bottom of the Registration and Waiver form).  Contact Natalie Klackle with any questions at

2019 Steubenville Expections Form

Steubenville Registration Form & Waiver

Listen to and Learn 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.

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.

Video Message from Bishop Walkowiak

In a continuing effort to be as transparent as possible, Bishop Walkowiak has taken time to create a video message for the faithful of the Diocese of Grand Rapids ahead of the worldwide meeting of bishops at the Vatican. The worldwide meeting, which will gather presidents of bishops’ conferences from around the world to discuss the clergy sexual abuse scandal and our global response as a Catholic Church will take place from Feb. 21 – 24. The video addresses the meeting and some of the frequently asked questions he has received from parishioners.