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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.

Holiness is Possible in Lent

This Lent we can grow in holiness.  It is possible! Set a goal, make a plan to stay after Mass for the 6 weeks of Lent to watch Bishop Barron’s Three Paths to Holiness videos.  We will show one 20 minute video after all Masses.

Beginning the weekend of March 9 and 10

¨ St. Mary’s in the Activity Center

¨ St. Joseph’s in the gym

¨ St. Charles in McKinney Hall

Study guides will be available for purchase for $12 to

continue your reflection throughout the week.

If it is a coffee and rolls or breakfast Sunday, the videos will begin after the fellowship.

Families can plan to stay at all three churches and after all Masses.  There will be a children’s video for ages 10 and younger on a life of a saint for viewing in  another  room in the buildings so all will be learning about growing in holiness.  Youth 11 years and older can join their parents.


Lentan Penance Service ~ March 17th

In the Sacrament of Reconciliation we are forgiven by God and reconciled to the Church. We invite you to experience the love of Christ through  this sacrament at our Lenten Communal Penance Service Sunday, March 17th from 4-6:00 pm at St. Joseph Church. Join parishioners and friends as we acknowledge our need for forgiveness from sin and reconciliation with God in preparation for the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. A number of priests will be available for confessions.


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.