Mass Announcements

June 8 & 9, 2019

  • Feeding Your Neighbor is a new ministry here that involves serving a meal once a month to neighbors in need in Grand Rapids heartside district. Please stop by display table in the commons for more information.
  • We are beginning at Novena to Our Lady of Consolation this Tuesday at 7:00 in church and celebrating her Feast Day on June 20 at 9:00 AM.
    More info is on the website and in the bulletin
  • Please drop off your donations for Vacation Bible school at the table in the commons.
  • Support Fr. Tony and Fr. Stephen at this year’s Lets Go to Bat for Kids
    Thursday, June 20th at 5th – 3rd Park
  • We are selling Scott Hahn tickets after Mass.
  • If you ordered First Eucharist pictures, they are available for pick up in the commons.
  • Sign-ups for Al Pedley Funeral luncheon next Saturday
  • In the commons you can still sign up for the Blood Drive on June 11th.
  • Sunday ONLY after 11:00 Mass,
    Immediately after Mass there is a mystagogy gathering in the Guadalupe Room where we will discuss and reflect on the gestures of the Mass.

May 18 & 19, 2019

  • There will be a meeting of the Respect Life Team on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
  • We have scheduled Lector and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion training for the week after Memorial Day. This training is for any interested “new people” and a refresher course for veterans! ore info is in the bulletin or on the website.
  • Just a reminder: there is a table in the commons with information about our VBS program – “A Celebration of Life”. Or you can visit the OLC Website for on-line registration and volunteer needs.
  • And we would like to Recognize and Thank, Eagle Scout Matthew Dicosola! Please take a minute to look at his project on our grounds which include: cleaning up and designing a landscape and seating arrangement outside of the Family Center. You can see it as you head out toward the playground!
  • Join Chelie Simmons after Mass in the Guadalupe Room for a Mystagogy Gathering to discuss and reflect on The Laity: Called to Build God’s Kingdom.

April 27 & 28, 2019

  • Tables in the Commons
    -Sign up for Golf (you do NOT have to have a foursome) or to be a Sponsor! For the Haiti Connection golf outing on May 18
    -Information about Theology of the Body 101 for Adults and Teens scheduled for this Monday
  • The OLC Respect Life Team is having a Grand Rapids Right to Life Membership Drive, across from the Vestry-Saturday, Sunday-Family Center
  • The Senior Brunch is Sunday, May 19th after the 11am Mass. Junior’s and Senior’s please contact Luke Grant in the Faith Formation Office for details!
  • The Teens on Mission Pop Can Drive is next weekend. Please drop off your pop cans in the boxes by the dumpster near the Family Center next week.

April 13 & 14, 2019

  • Tom Hales, the owner of The Applied Science Institution is looking for high school and young adult volunteers to help children with autism. If you are interested, Mr. Hales is having an informational meeting in the Kateri Lodge at 12:30pm Tomorrow/Today!
  • Teens on a Mission will be collecting pop cans the weekend of
    May 4th &5th, to help fund the cost of their trip
    So please save your pop-cans! More info will be forth-coming.
  • You can still Sign Up for this Tuesday’s Blood Drive
  • Don’t forget the Right to Life meeting, on Tuesday,
  • Please turn in your CSA Pledges, so that we can close the Campaign, soon!
  • A very detailed Holy Week Schedule is on the cover of the bulletin
  • Bring in your Rice Bowl contributions this week
  • And Confirmation Candidates: make sure to attend your meeting scheduled either this Sunday or Monday night.
  • The Knight of Columbus have their annual Tootsie Roll Drive
  • You can get your Blood Pressure Checked
  • We have Coffee and Donuts

April 6 & 7, 2019

  • There is a Respect Life Team Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Elizabeth Ann Seton Room.  This meeting is to form Spring and Summer Activities.  Parishioners of all ages are welcome!
  • Ushers and Greeters are still needed for our Confirmation Mass at the Cathedral on Wednesday, May 1st.  No training necessary if you are able to help volunteer please contact The Faith Formation office.
  • Once again you can sign up in the commons for our next Blood Drive, scheduled for Tuesday, April 16!
  • And please check the front of the bulletin if you are able to volunteer for the Cheeseburger in Paradise, OLCEF Auction! Much help is needed!  And tickets are now available on-line!
  • We hope you have been enjoying the Friday night Pot Luck Lenten Soup Suppers.  Join us for our final soup supper on April 12th. You may sign up at a table in the commons.
  • And the Parish Library is open this weekend!

March 30 & 31, 2019

  • Save the Date! Friday, May 17th is the annual OLCEF Auction! This year’s theme is “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” Look for the “bright colored” table in the commons with more information! Tickets go on sale next weekend!
  • We would like to call your attention to our 1st Annual Haiti Mission Golf Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at North Kent Golf Course. To sign up as a sponsor or to golf you can find more information in the bulletin or Contact Richard Woodruff
  • And a reminder that next Saturday, April 6, you can join with others in the Parish to pray a First Saturday Rosary in the Adoration Chapel. More information is in the bulletin!
  • Join us for Coffee and Donuts this morning
    Hosted by
    9:00 Our Stewardship Council
    11:00 Knit One Pray Too, Altar Linens, Prayer Line Ministries

March 2 & 3, 2019

  • Please join us this Friday at 6:15 pm for our first Lenten Soup Supper. This is a parish wide potluck! There is an information table in the commons to learn more about how you can participate and sign up to bring a soup! These soup suppers will begin immediately after the 5:30 Stations of the Cross.
  • Just a reminder that next weekend Sunday, March 10 we spring ahead.
    Make sure to turn your clocks ahead 1 hour on Saturday night!
  • Blood Pressure checks are being provided this weekend
    Saturday in the Guadalupe Room
    Sunday in the Faith Formation Office
  • And please visit the Parish Library, as it is open this weekend

February 23 & 24, 2019

  • Deadline for registration for Teens on a Mission and the deposit are due this Wednesday, Feb. 27th
  • Donations of First Communion attire and accessories for our annual Trunk Sale are being accepted in the Faith Formation office now.
  • On Saturday, March 2 – you can join in a First Saturday rosary in the Adoration chapel. For more information, check parish website, bulletin boards or contact Greg Beasley.

January 26 & 27, 2019

  • The Knights of Columbus are taking orders for Sub Sandwiches this weekend and next, with delivery scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Preschool and Kindergarten Open House was rescheduled to this Monday, January 28th from 6:00 – 7:30 due to the weather.  If you can’t make it, please call the school office to schedule a tour.
  • The 2nd Teens on a Mission meeting is Thursday, Jan. 31st at 6:30 pm in the Guadalupe Room
  • Soup’s On For All!  is this Monday, Downtown GR at the B.O.B. This annual fundraising event is sponsored by Catholic Charities West Michigan and benefits the food and pantry programs of God’s Kitchen
  • Please join us after Mass for the OLC School Annual pancake breakfast sponsored by Jim Fase with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

January 19 & 20, 2019

  • The Parish has a new ministry called Nourish for Caregivers.  If you are a caregiver for a friend or loved one, we encourage you to learn more about this ministry either in the commons after Mass, or in the bulletin or website.
  • Sister Colleen Ann Nagles, special presentation
  • “Living Theology of the Body Daily…how does your family grow?” scheduled for Monday, February 11.
  • The Wild Goose Lenten Study with Chelie Simmons beginning the week of February 18.
  • The Knights of Columbus are taking orders for Sub Sandwiches this weekend and next, with delivery scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Pre School and Kindergarten Open House is this Tuesday, from 6:00-7:30
  • And, the Parish Library is open after Mass


January 5 & 6, 2019

  • Please donate to the Annual Coat Drive through this coming Saturday, the box is set up right outside the Parish Office!
  • High School Faith Formation will be attending the Presence Kalamazoo Retreat in late February –Permission slips are outside the Faith Formation Office.
  • And this Thursday is the Teens on a Mission Informational Meeting at 6:30
  • And the Parish Library will be open after Mass today!