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for Kathleen Tiesner

Kathleen Tiesner, who attended St. Charles Church, has passed away. The funeral for Kathleen will be Thursday, April 15th at 11:00 am at St. Charles Church with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. Please keep Kathleen and her family and friends in your prayers. For the full obituary click on the link below.

Obituary for Kathleen Tiesner

The Funeral Mass for Kathleen will be live streamed. Click on the link below to join the live stream.

Click here on Thursday, April 15th at 10:55 am to join the live stream of the Funeral Mass.

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

**The Mass scheduled for Thursday, April 15th at St. Joseph has been cancelled.**

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.

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: 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 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)


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:

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.