Father Tony’s Weekly Happenings


Father Tony’s Weekly Happenings

Updated Directives

We have received several updates this week from the Diocese in response to the MDHHS order ‘Pause to Save Lives’. Most importantly, public Masses and all sacraments will remain open and fully available to you all. Amen! The most significant changes pertain to in-person meetings and the amount of time staff will spend in the building. We are not permitted to hold any events or meetings that are not considered worship. The parish, school, and faith formation offices will remain open. Staff members that can work remotely will be doing so, but will also be reporting in the building as needed because we are still open, celebrating Mass and Sacraments, as well as teaching classes.

Please continue to be prudent in your own activities during these times, and know that Our Lady of Consolation is your safe home away home. We are thrilled to see those of you who have returned home, and miss all of you who are away. Please reach out to us if we can further support you in any way. And know that we are praying for each one of you!

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Christmas Masses

Registration Opens

Monday, November 30 @ 12:00 PM

In an effort to allow for proper planning so that we can keep everyone social distanced during our Christmas liturgies, registration will be required. A separate event link will be sent out via email on the date mentioned above. Seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis.   We know that this is not convenient or preferred by anyone. Please know that your health and safety is a high priority to us.

Christmas Eve

4:00 PM  |  6:30 PM  |  10:00 PM

Christmas Day

10:00 AM


LIVE Advent Reflection

With Fr. Danny Orris

Friday, December 4, 7:00 PM

ALL ARE WELCOME

Due to recent changes, we have adapted our Advent by Candlelight event to become a parish wide event. Please join us along with Fr. Danny live on Facebook for an evening of prayer and reflection for the whole family.

Giving Tree

Ends December 12

This year we will be collecting gift cards and monetary donations only.

All are encouraged to purchase their gift cards through SCRIP, where a portion of your purchase will go to OLCEF.

An order form to easily purchase your Giving Tree cards through SCRIP can be found on the resource table in the commons, as well as in the parish office. 

Please return your cards in the offertory basket or the parish office.

GIVING TREE RECIPIENTS

North Kent Connect, HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid, Carmelite Nuns, Consolata Sisters (Ethiopia), Consolata Sisters (Belmont), Haiti ($65 educates one child for a year), families in need, gas cards for seminarians.

RETAILERS

Meijer, Target, Walmart, Speedway, Shell, BP Gas, Prepaid Visa

 ** Please specify who you would like your gift to go to **

Questions: Please contact Pilar Rice #616-240-9042


Knights of Columbus

Advent Food Drive

This Weekend, November 22/23

Food drive to benefit North Kent Connect. Please grab a bag after Masses this weekend, to fill and return next weekend. Please consider non perishable food, personal hygiene items, and frozen turkeys.

Rosary Rally This Saturday, November 21 @ 9:30 AM

Cathedral Square (Plaza in front of St. Andrew’s Cathedral)

ALL ARE WELCOME

Rise up, O men of God, for you the Church and our nation wait!


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