Coronavirus Update 06/16

Updated Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5pm

Sunday: 8:30am & 11am

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: 7pm

Wednesday: 7am & 9am

Thursday: 9am

Friday: 9am

Sunday 8:30am & Wednesday 9am will also be livestreamed on Facebook.

We are asking all parishioners to help us save on costs.  If possible, we ask that you bring your own face mask to wear during Mass.


This past week we went through several more masks than we had anticipated and would love to keep this cost down as much as possible.


Thank you for your help!!!


Pray The Rosary Before Mass

The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary is excited to announce a new opportunity for our Parish; we would like to lead the congregation in the saying of the Rosary before Mass each week.


In order to do this, we are in the need of help from our Ministry Leaders and parishioners. We would like to have a rotation of rosary leaders to take one weekend in leading the Rosary before each Mass during the weekend Masses.   

If you are interested in doing so, please contact Alena Gessner at or visit the parish website for more information.

(Click the logo above if viewing digitally to view the sign up form.)


The Franciscan Life Process Center,11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell, MI, offers Once a Month Kitchen: Gluten Free Pie Crust on Tuesday, July 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Spend an enjoyable evening with Franciscan Apprentice Jan Hendrick working with gf pie and pastry crust to make some beautiful desserts for the non-gluten people in your life.  Go to to register.

Are you looking for basic information about Natural Family Planning (NFP), also known as a Fertility Awareness Based Method (FABM) of family planning? Introduction to Natural Family Planning will be held on July 21 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Franciscan Life Process Center, Grand Rapids campus, 640 5th Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.  This one-time introductory session will cover the basics of how FABMs work and will highlight the differences between methods to help you choose the best fit for you!  Pre-registration is required. Please go to .

The Franciscan Life Process Center,11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell, MI,  offers day camps for children this summer. Topics include Native American Art, June 24 – 26, Painting Flowers, July 7, 9, 10; Life on the Trail, July 29 – 31 , and  Butterflies in the Prairie, August 5 – 7.  Please go to for more information.

As we heed the call for increased understanding and sweeping change to racial inequality and injustice, we are providing the opportunity to dialogue and learn more about the evil of Racism.  Using, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” a Pastoral Letter and study guide from the U.S. Council of Bishops, together as a community, we will set out on a pilgrimage with this purpose: to study and more deeply understand U.S. racial history and has a community, find ways to act together to dismantle this evil.

Below are links to the “Open Wide Our Hearts” document and study guide. Please take time to read it and to delve into the study guide. Use the registration links if you wish to join us for discussion groups.

For your convenience you may choose to join either an evening or morning discussion group, beginning June 23. You will be emailed Zoom meeting links.

Discussion Group Registration (Zoom Meetings, click link to register)
Please register by Friday, June 19


Open Wide Our Hearts Pastoral Letter

Study Guide

We must overcome…all forms of racism. The problem of intolerance should be dealt with as a whole: every time a minority is persecuted and marginalized…the good of the whole society is in danger. -Pope Francis 

Support our Sister
Parish in Haiti


On July 11, 2020 our Haiti Connection Ministry is hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Outing to support our sister parish in St. Jacques, Haiti.


There is still time to participate!

Volunteers, Sponsors and Golfers are all needed!   

Become a “Tee Sponsor” for only $150!  We are also need of various gift cards in ranging values. 

If you would like to support our ongoing mission through this golf outing, please contact Richard Woodruff at