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For Norb VanderSteen ~ Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 11:00 AM

Norbert VanderSteen, a St. Charles parishioner, has passed away. The funeral for Norb will take place on Wednesday, October 28th at 11:00 am at St. Charles Church. Visitation will be at 10:00 am on Oct. 28th in the St. Charles gathering space. To view the full obituary click on the link: https://www.hurstfh.com/obituaries/Norbert-Francis-Vander-Steen?obId=18728324#/obituaryInfo

Please keep Norb and his family and friends in your prayers.

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

The 8:00 am Mass and Adoration scheduled for Wednesday at St. Charles has been cancelled.

For those who are unable to attend the funeral for Norb VanderSteen, we will be live streaming the Mass. Click on this link at 10:55 am to join the live stream.

Make Your Reservation for Weekend Masses ~ Oct. 31 / Nov. 1

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR NEW WEEKEND MASS TIMES HAVE BEGUN.

Registration for Masses at St. Charles on October 31/ November 1st will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 30th.

Reservations for St. Joseph and St. Mary will close on Thursday, October 29th at 2:00 pm.

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 ~ October 31st
7 PM at St. Charles ~ Oct. 31st
8:30 AM at St. Mary ~ November 1st
11 AM at St. Charles ~ November 1st

Religious Education Saint Socks, Shirt or Masks Sale Order Form

It’s Time! Time to order your Saint Socks, Shirts or Masks. Don’t be the only one in your pew not covered this winter! Help support our Religious Ed programs at St. Charles and St. Joseph-St. Mary by purchasing some fun saint socks, shirts, masks today.
Click on the link below to submit your order today. We will be accepting orders from October 18-November 1. Delivery will be around the first week of December. Thank you in advance for all you support!

St. Charles Community Kitchen Update

First, we would like to thank all those who have made donations to the St. Charles Community Kitchen Meals. Your support is appreciated! Monday meals are going very well. We regularly have between 70-90 visitors. We are planning on starting Thursday meals again in October. These will be two Thursdays a month. For October- the 15th and 29th, and for November- the 12th and 19th. A more regular schedule for Thursdays will be set in the new year. Please help us spread the word in our community about this update. If you haven’t had a chance to visit our website you can view it by going to this address:

http://www.saintcharlescommunitykitchen.com/

Donations to purchase supplies for the meals are welcomed.

 

New Mass Times to Begin on October 1st

Fr. Bauer, out Pastoral Associate, begins a new assignment at SS. Peter and Paul in Grand Rapids on October 1st. Due to that change we will have a new weekend Mass schedule. These changes take effect on Thursday, October 1st. For any questions or concerns call either parish office. St. Charles (616) 754-4194 or St. Joseph (616) 794-2145.

Register Now for Religious Education Classes for 2020-21

Registration is now open for 2020-21 Religious Education classes. This year we will be doing a hybrid program for First, Third, Fourth/Fifth, Sixth and Eighth grades. We are going to meet all in-person for our First Communion (2nd grade) and Confirmation (7th grade classes). This year Religious Ed classes will run tentatively on Sunday afternoon at St. Charles  and Sunday evening at St. Joseph. October through April. Unfortunately, at this time we are not allowed to have nursery and Sunday School for preschool during Mass.

For more information and to fill out the online registration form click this link.