It has been seven years since our last parish directory was printed! You may click on the link below to sign up online for a photo session.

Photo opportunity dates and times are below. The photos will be taken in the South Lobby.

Wed., June 21   2pm – 9pm           Thurs., June 22 2pm -9pm

Fri., June 23  2pm – 9pm              Sat. June 24   10am – 5pm

Thurs., Sept. 14  2pm-9pm         Fri., Sept. 15  2pm – 9pm

Sat., Sept. 16 10am – 5pm           Sun., Sept. 17  12pm — 6pm

Every family will receive a free 8×10 professional photo and a copy of the directory, with an opportunity to purchase extra photos if you wish.

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You may also contact Cecilia in the parish office, 637-2404, ext. 103.

 

 

In 1939, parishioner William Verdonk was diagnosed with cancer, and after surgery was told he had six months to live. William prayed to Our Lady of Lourdes to intercede on his behalf for restoration of his health, and his prayers were answered.

In 1943, as an act of faith and thanksgiving, William built the grottos, modeling it after the grotto at the University of Notre Dame.

The grotto is enhanced in front by paver bricks engraved with personal intentions to honor or commemorate family members. You may participate in the Grotto Paver Project with a contribution of $100. Click here to download the form, and send it/bring it to the parish office with your check. Bricks are installed in the spring and in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Collaborative

 

In our tri-parish collaborative, Fr. Jim Morris and Fr. Bob Flickinger serve St. Basil Church in South Haven, Sacred Heart Church in Bangor, and St. Jude Church in Gobles.

The Collaborative Plan was developed by the Diocese of Kalamazoo to better distribute available priests to ensure that all parishes receive necessary pastoral and sacramental care.

 

Movie Night in the UL 7pm

Tuesday, July 11

“Invictus” starring Morgan Freeman in his role as Nelson Mandela

This is a thrilling movie about the triumph of the human community where people of different races and backgrounds take great risks in working together to give hope to a bitterly-divided South Africa that has been devastated by apartheid and racism for centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rededication Mass

July 19, 2016

Our church was rededicated with Bishop Bradley presiding, Fr. Jim and Fr. Bob concelebrating, and Deacon John Lohrstorfer and Deacon Bill VanDril participating. Fathers John Peter Ambrose and Father Joseph Xavier also attended this holy and sacred liturgy.

 

To view photos of the ceremony, click here.