Third Week of Lent / Weekly Happenings

Third Week of Lent

Weekly Happenings

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There is quite a bit of important information in this email, please read it through to the bottom.

Pardon Our Mistake!

We apologize for the numerous duplicate emails you may have received regarding the elimination of Eventbrite sign ups. We did not realize Eventbrite would send an email for every sign up you ever completed. We hope that you can find this comical. It is good to laugh during tough times.

 Please use our new, updated platform by clicking the link below, visiting the parish website, or using the MyParish App. 

Mass Update

Thank you to everyone who has been signing up for Mass! This is a very helpful yet simple step to take right now.

 Additionally, please try to arrive early for Mass. We are unable to guarantee you a spot in the sanctuary or commons if you are arriving late, even with a registration. 

We welcome you to join us as we pray the Rosary 30 minutes prior to every weekend Mass.

An Evening of Penance

Thursday, March 18   5:00 – 8:00 PM

Most of the churches in the Diocese of Grand Rapids including OLC, will be open on this evening for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please be sure to join us and remember the impact of a personal invitation and ask a loved one to join you.

Opportunity for Almsgiving 

Meijer Simply Give 

Double Match Days This Saturday!

North Kent Connect relies on the Meijer Simply Give program to provide fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and cheese for their clients’ food pantry. Saturday, March 13, for every $10 Simple Give gift card purchased at the Rockford Meijer Store checkout, Meijer will donate $30 to NKC! 

Next double match day is April 3. 

9th Annual Way of the Cross

To sign up contact Mike DiCosola @

Urgent Information About 

The Equality Act

We urge you to contact Senators Stabenow and Peters 

To oppose discriminatory legislation.

The U.S. Senate is expected to debate and cast a vote on The Equality Act soon. A date has not been set, but President Biden has indicated he wants this legislation passed within his first 100 days in office. The bill was passed by the House at the end of February.

In contrast to its name, however, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith and threaten unborn life it is passed. Instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act discriminates against people of faith and the legislation would exempt itself from the Religious Freedom Act of 1994.  

More specifically, the bill would:

– Punish faith-based organizations, such as charities and schools who serve everyone in their communities simply because of their beliefs.

– Force girls and women to complete against boys and men for limited opportunities in sports, and to share locker rooms and shower spaces with biological males who identify as women.

– Risk mandating taxpayers to fund abortions.

– Expand what the government considers a “public” place, forcing even some parish halls to host functions that conflict with Catholic beliefs.

Our religious liberty is at stake if this bill passes. This exemption is something that has never been at stake under federal legislation. We encourage you to do to write your senators and look into the additional resources below. 

And above all else, pray. These are uncertain times.

The above information was provided by the Diocese of Grand Rapids to the parishes, and we were asked to inform our communities. 

To read more from their website, please visit the link below. 

One Click Resources