Fr. Haase is a well-known speaker in both Catholic, as well as Protestant denominations, stemming from his work as an author with both denominational publishers. Twenty-five percent of his ministry work occurs in non-Catholic circles and 75 percent of his work is Catholic.
Entitled "The Three Challenges of Jesus," the Lenten Mission series will help attendees explore the importance of Surrender and Trust on Sunday evening, Forgiveness on Monday evening and A Eucharistic Lifestyle on Tuesday on Tuesday evening at St. Mary's from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Complete information about Fr. Albert Haase can be found on his website at www.AlbertOFM.org.
Would you be willing to pray for one hour to end abortion? 40 Days for Life is a grassroots, pro-life effort that consists of 40 days of praying, fasting, and holding a peaceful vigil in front of an abortion clinic. The spring campaign will take place from March 1 through April 9. This will be the 15th campaign in Grand Rapids and it will take place in front of Heritage Clinic for Women at 320 East Fulton Street. This is the only free-standing surgical abortion clinic still operating in our community. Dozens of area churches have adopted a day of prayer.
St. Mary’s parishioners interested in praying at the peaceful vigil should contact Mary Bilski at 616-846-5751 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or visit www.40daysforlife.com/GrandRapids.
Are you willing to pray for one hour to save a life?
St. Martin’s Kids—Just in time for Lent, St. Martin’s Kids will be hosting our Wilde Thyme Soup & Bread sale in the Gathering Space after all Masses this weekend and March11-12. New this year will be veterinarian approved dog treats! Proceeds to purchase additional cows and farm animals for the orphanage.
St. Mary’s School raised $640.47 for their mission project during Catholic Schools Week. Thank you!! St. Martin’s Kids will match this amount and monies will be used to purchase medicine for the Katandala Hospital where children at the orphanage are treated.
St. Mary’s Women’s Club Special Speaker on Wednesday, March 8th. at 1:30 p.m., Jim (Butch) Murphy.
In 1992, inspired by the American Bishop's letter Heritage and Hope, Jim undertook a 4,200 mile journey on foot across America carrying a 6ft, cross in an effort of prayer and evangelization. The journey took 18 months and 14 pairs of shoes.
We welcome women and men who would be interested in this program. Come and invite your friends.
The Rosary will be prayed at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel. Business meeting starts at 1:00 p.m.
All Seniors (age 55 or older) are invited to the “Young at Heart” monthly potlucks on the second Thursday of each month, September through June. The March potluck will be on Thursday, March 9th at 12 noon in St. Mary’s A-B-C rooms. Please bring a hot dish, cold dish or dessert to share. Table settings and beverages will be provided. You may bring a friend. All are welcome. Following the luncheon, those who would like to, may play Bingo. On the day of the potluck, check for school closings listed at the bottom of your TV screen. When weather conditions cause the Grand Haven and Spring Lake schools to be closed our luncheon will be cancelled. If you have questions, please contact Joyce & Warren Anderson at 616-842-8649.
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