This Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus, also known as Corpus Christi. As Catholic Christians, the Eucharist should occupy the most central place in our lives. What an unbelievable gift we receive to be able to take the Body and Blood of God’s Son Jesus into our own bodies and be strengthened by Him. Eucharistic processions have been taking place for many centuries. Here in the United States they are rather small potatoes compared to the elaborate events in Europe and Mexico on this great feast day. Crowds literally turn out by the thousands to witness Jesus passing before them and to offer Him worship. I’ll never forget the time I visited Toledo in Spain and saw the four plus feet tall monstrance which held the host for their great procession. That is when I understood that this is really serious stuff to many people. While Catholics are a minority in the United States, today we have the chance to take our beliefs out into the street and witness to everyone just how strong our belief is in the real presence of our Lord in the Eucharist. Please come join us at 2 pm this Sunday afternoon, and may we show Spring Lake the power that God’s Son can have in our community and in our lives!
Beginning Friday, June 21 the parish office will be closing at noon on Fridays.
This schedule will run through August 16.
The Nursery will be open this Sunday, June 9 at the 11 a.m. Mass and Sunday, June 23 at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass.
Volunteers are needed to increase Nursery open times! Please contact Mary at 616.752.0077, firstname.lastname@example.org. VIRTUS required for volunteers 18yr and older.
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Location: 5/3 Ballpark
4500 West River Dr NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321
Gates open: 5:30pm
Opening Ceremonies: 6:30pm
Game Begins: 7:00pm
Get in the lineup! Join Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM) as the CCWM Padres take on a spirited team of Media Giants in a softball game at Fifth Third Ballpark! This event benefits the child welfare programs of CCWM, which help keep families together here in our community. The event is FREE (parking is $7/car) and includes children’s games and activities along the concourse, local mascots, and a fun night at the ballpark!
There is also an MVP contest that is determined by which team member raises the most money. Donations can be made in advance by sending them to St. Mary’s or making a donation on the Catholic Charities’ website: https://ccwestmi.org, or you can contribute at the game itself. Thank you to everyone who has donated already! Together, let us help to support children throughout West Michigan and have some fun while we are at it.
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