Please join the Worthy Pursuits women’s group on Saturday, May 18 at 9am in meeting room D in the Abbey. This months’ topic is poetry. Worthy Pursuits is for women of all ages and seasons of life who desire to have more truth, goodness and beauty in their lives. If you have questions, please contact
Lu Harvey, 616-843-5879,
Earlier this week we watched in sadness as the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris burned. This cathedral served as an icon of the Catholic faith not only for the people of France, but for Catholics around the world.
Many people are asking how they can materially help in the rebuilding of the cathedral. The USCCB will not be issuing a formal request for a national appeal but is directing Catholics to the fund set up by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Shrine, whose Board of Members consists of the Administrative Committee of the USCCB, has the infrastructure in place to manage these donations and ensure that all funds are distributed to the Archdiocese of Paris for the rebuilding of the cathedral.
Checks may be sent to Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Attn: Monsignor Walter Rossi, rector
400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
Checks should be made payable to “Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception” and “Cathedral of Notre Dame Fund” should be written on the memo line
Donate online through the basilica’s website
Lucas Mark Lee, 7 month old son of Amanda (Muskegon Catholic Central Faculty Member)
and Dennis Lee was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare form of brain cancer. Lucas has undergone two brain surgeries, and has begun a year-long regimen of chemotherapy. Muskegon Catholic Central is holding a TACO DINNER to benefit the Lee Family. All proceeds will go to the Lee Family to support medical and other costs for Lucas' treatment. Please join us on Friday, May 10th from 4-8 pm in the MCC Cafeteria. $8.00 Adult Meal (2 taco's, beans, rice, chips and salsa and beverage) and $4.00 Kids Meal (10 & under - 1 taco, chips, salsa and beverage). To learn more about Lucas' story please visit https://tinyurl.com/loveforlucas
Beginning April 3, the Wednesday morning Mass will move from 8 am to 7 am. This will give people a chance to attend an earlier Mass, but also recognize that the majority of attendees like the 8 am time. The Wednesday morning confession times will still be 7:30 am, or immediately following Mass. Hopefully this will be a good compromise for everyone.
St. Mary’s Senior Group, “The Young @ Heart” invites all men and women; age 55 or older to their April Potluck on Thursday, April 11th, at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Activity Center Room A-B-C.
Steering Committee members will prepare MEAT LOAF for all. You may bring a hot dish, cold dish, salad or dessert to share. Table settings and beverages will be provided as usual. Following the potluck, there will be BINGO for those who would like to participate.
Reservations are needed by Wednesday, April 3rd. If you did not write your name on the sign up sheet when we met in March, please call Warren & Joyce Anderson at 616-842-8649 to R.S.V.P. If you get their answering machine, leave a message (name, phone number and reason for calling) so they can return your call.
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