CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF KALAMAZOO OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS Bishop Bradley has written a Letter to the Faithful in response to the many acts of racism and violence that have led to a "tumultuous, anxious, and a greatly divided time in our country", calling us to seek God's grace to combat the sin of racism. We invite you to share this pastoral reflection with your Parish communities through your various communication channels. Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020: Reception of the Body of Bishop Emeritus James A. Murray, 10 a.m. Public Visitation: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m Evening Prayer for Priests and Deacons of the Diocese, 5 p.m. Praying of the Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2020: Visitation, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. (seating is limited and preference seating for family and friends) Interment will be held immediately following the Mass at Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Congratulations to Mrs. Kudwa's kindergarten class who participated in a national competition for the Department of Statistics at Grand Valley State University. The project of collecting, analyzing, and graphing data for favorite cereals was chosen as a national qualifier for grades K-3. Wow!
As we now begin to return to some level of normalcy, we can only do so with a strong faith in Jesus and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. And so we pray: “Come, Holy Spirit.” Let us adapt St. Francis’ Prayer to pray in our own uncertain times: “Where the is darkness, let there be light. Where there is sorrow bring joy. And where there is doubt and uncertainty, fill us with holy hope.”
Margaret Erich, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Kalamazoo, praises Catholic school teachers for their "incredible job... making the change from face-to-face instruction in a brick and mortar school to virtual classes." The following will be in place for all schools within the Diocese of Kalamazoo:
Because public Masses have been suspended in the diocese of Kalamazoo through April 5th, the diocese will be live streaming Mass from the Pastoral Center. Check the Diocesan website for days and times.
Parish Pilgrimage: Join us for a parish pilgrimage to The Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John, Indiana on Divine Mercy Sunday April 19th, 2020. Sign up in the back of the Church to reserve a ticket and for more information or by calling the Church office at 269-657-4459. Space is limited!
Don't miss the next ENERGIZER at St. Mary Church, Paw Paw! Once a month, January 11th, February 8th, March 14th, April 18th, Bring your family to enjoy: Food and fellowship Praise and worship music from the band Kleen SL8 (Slate) 25 minute talk on faith topics for youth and adults Craft lessons for kids under 12 Adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament
Join Van Buren County Right to Life and special guest speaker Bob Dutko on Tuesday, October 15th for the annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner. The venue this year is the First Baptist Church of South Haven, 1635 76th St. The doors open at 6pm and dinner and program begins at 6:30pm. Email Kellye Poage at email@example.com for information/buy tickets to reserve your seat!