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Called to Serve….

All members of our parish are called to serve, to contribute to the vibrancy of our parishes and to grow spiritually!  Our Catholic Community needs cantors at St. Joseph & St. Mary, lectors at the 5 pm Mass at St. Charles, and altar servers at all Masses, in addition to more ministers for each Mass.  Prayerfully consider signing up to be involved with our liturgical ministries.

Ministry training times are listed below.  Training is for all new ministers and existing ministers are encouraged to attend as a refresher.  There will be time for questions at the end of each session.

Please stop by the Information Hub to learn more about these ministries and to sign-up for training sessions.   If you are interested in a liturgical ministry, but unable to attend the scheduled training session, alternate training sessions can be scheduled.  For  questions or to request an alternate training time, contact Rosemary Klackle (, (616) 835-7239).

Click here to sign up for Ministry Training.

Cantor Training:
All Masses: Sunday, October 7 at 1 pm in St. Charles Church

Altar Server Training:
St. Charles: Tuesday, November 13th at 5:30 in St. Charles Church
St. Joseph: Sunday, October 21 from 10:15 am to 12:45 pm, before and after the 11 am Mass
St. Mary:  Training will be scheduled individually after Mass

Hospitality Training:
St. Charles: Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 pm in McKinney Hall
St. Joseph-St. Mary: Training will be scheduled as needed

Lector Training:
St. Charles: Sunday, November 11 at 3 pm in St. Charles Church
St. Joseph-St. Mary: Sunday, November 11 at 1 pm in St. Joseph Church

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training:
St. Charles: Sunday, November 4 at 2 pm in St. Charles Church
St. Joseph-St. Mary: Sunday, November 4 at 12:30 pm in St. Joseph Church

Information Hub Team Member Training after Mass:

St. Charles 5 pm: Saturday, November 10 at 6:15 pm at the St. Charles Hub
St. Charles 9 am: Sunday, November 11 at 10:15 am at the St. Charles Hub
St. Joseph 11 am: Sunday, November at 12:15 pm at the St. Joseph Hub
St. Mary 8 am:   Training will be scheduled individually after Mass

Sacristan Training:
Sacristan training will be scheduled on an individual basis with those interested.


Monday’s at St. Charles, 6:30 pm in McKinney Hall

More and more people are realizing that the world doesn’t have all the answers.  Younger people are looking for truth and substance.  We have the richness of our Catholic faith to share will all people who are searching.  

RCIA – Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process that does not require any commitment to come and search for truth and ask questions.  We have several new people beginning their journey and others who are continuing their journey.  For more information contact Molly Scoby at 754-4194 ext. 131 or .  We will begin weekly sessions using Symbolon: Knowing the Faith which is presented by trusted and compelling teachers and filmed around the world with stunning cinematography.  Symbolon:Knowing the Faith explains the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a way that will inform our minds and inspire our hearts. We meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles in McKinney Hall.  

Sign Up Now!

Our parish has purchased FORMED for you!  FORMED is a revolutionary digital platform that gives you 24/7 access to video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters. To sign up for FORMED go to the top of this page and click on Faith Formation tab.  Then click on Formed from the drop down menu.  Go to the Introduction tab  for the directions and the parish access code. Once you are registered, you will be directed to a link that is emailed to you.  Enjoy using this amazing tool!  Join in with the parish being FORMED and conversations by Passing it On.

Available to watch online!

What if you could help bring peace to the world, would you want to do it?  Do you believe our world needs help? Do you believe that you can help?

Maybe you answered, “Yes!” to the first two questions, but you were unsure of the belief that you can be part of the solution.  We can’t do it on our own, but together we can!  However, it does start with us. Fr. Aaron Ferris will take us back in time to 1917 to share the message of Fatima, the impact it had at the time, and its continued urgency and relevance for us–100 years later. Fr. Ferris will guide us in how to open our hearts to the call of the message and how to gain peace in our hearts and our homes. More peaceful people and families make a more peaceful world!

One person with a belief is equal in force to ninety-nine people whom merely have an interest.  Do we really believe in what our Lady is asking of us?  Are we convinced of its importance, or are we merely interested in it?”  from Fatima For Today by Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.

Weren’t able to make it to the talk by Fr. Aaron Ferris? We can help! Fr. Ferris’ talk is available to watch online. Click on this link to view the video.