Relics at OLC!
Stop by Our Lady of Consolation on Thursday, November 30 at anytime between 10 AM and 8 PM to venerate the relics of Saints that have been on display throughout the month! The relics will be placed on the altar in the church so that you may pray with them or touch your religious items to them. Some of the relics you will be able to touch and see up close include the True Cross, the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Paul, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Blessed Solanus Casey, and more!
We ask that you be reverent and respectful as you will be in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and many Saints.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office!
All Saints/All Souls Day
Wednesday, November 1 is a Holy Day of Obligation. We celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints Day, the commemoration of all the holy men and women who have gone before us, honored as saints in the Church. Three Masses are scheduled: at 7 am, 9 am and 7 pm.
On Thursday, November 2 we celebrate the Solemnity of All Souls Day, the commemoration of all the faithfully departed. During the month of November we remember all of our deceased family and friends who have gone before us to eternal life. Throughout the month we will have on display photos and the Book of the Dead in the vestibule. The photos are parishioners who have gone to their eternal rest in the past year. The Book of the Dead contains names of deceased relatives and friends inscribed by parishioners. One Mass is scheduled that day at 9 am.
Let us continue to pray for our deceased brothers and sisters. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. And let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. (Order of Christian Funerals, Pg. 120.)
Advent by Candlelight is a fun fellowship evening held every year for the women of our parish. If you enjoy decorating, hospitality, spiritual growth, organizing space or information please share your gift of time and talent! You will have a great time and meet some wonderful women in the process.
Friday, December 8 at 6:30pm
If you want more information, please contact Katie Lawrence at (616) 8743789 or email@example.com.
All of us who have experienced the death of a loved one know how difficult the grieving process can be, especially during the first year. It has become part of our parish tradition to honor those who have died in the previous year by displaying a framed photograph of each one in the Commons.
We invite you to bring a framed picture of your loved one that you have lost in the past year, clearly marked with their name and yours, to the parish office or to church with you by November 1st so we might place it for all to see and remember. Please pick your photo up at the end of the month.
We invite you to join with us in a special Mass of Remembrance on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. EVERYONE is encouraged to come share in this liturgy of remembering and thanksgiving.
Mass for God’s Children Printable Flier
The Diocese of Grand Rapids invites parents who have experienced the loss of a child before baptism to a
MASS FOR GOD’S CHILDREN
Celebrated by Fr. Thomas Cavera
Friday, Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon SE, Grand Rapids
A memorial rose and naming cards will be provided for families who have lost a child(ren). If you would like to reserve a rose and have your child(ren) remembered on a name card please contact Mary Pereira before Nov. 1 by calling 616-240-7896 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome to attend including parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives and friends. A reception will follow Mass.