Announcements

Need help finding/scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?

We must “rediscover once for all that we need one another, and that in this way our human family can experience a rebirth, with all its faces, all its hands and all its voices” (Fratelli Tutti, 35).

One of the ways we can support each other is by receiving your COVID-19 vaccine. Michigan residents age 16 and older are now eligible to receive their vaccine. Public health officials are encouraging individuals to self-schedule an appointment and not to wait for a call. Immediate openings are available throughout the area.

Self-scheduling is available:

https://vaccinatewestmi.com/register/ (multiple locations) https://www.mercyhealth.com/health-and-wellness/covid-19/schedule-vaccine (Mercy Health)

Additional information on the morality of COVID-19 vaccines may be found here: https://grdiocese.org/bishop-walkowiak-guidelines-to-help-prevent-spread-of-coronavirus/

¿Necesita ayuda para encontrar / programar una cita para la vacuna COVID-19?

Debemos “redescubrir de una vez por todas que nos necesitamos unos a otros, y que así nuestra familia humana pueda experimentar un renacimiento, con todos sus rostros, todas sus manos y todas sus voces” (Fratelli Tutti, 35). Una de las formas en que podemos apoyarnos mutuamente es recibiendo nuestra vacuna de COVID-19.  Los residentes de Michigan mayores de 16 años ahora son elegibles para recibir su vacuna.  Los funcionarios de salud pública están animando a las personas a que programen una cita por sí mismos y no esperen una llamada.  Hay citas inmediatas disponibles en las clínicas del área.

La programación de citas está disponible en:

https://vaccinatewestmi.com/register/ (varias ubicaciones) https://www.mercyhealth.com/health-and-wellness/covid-19/schedule-vaccine (Mercy Health)

Puede encontrar información adicional sobre la moralidad de las vacunas COVID-19 aquí: https://grdiocese.org/bishop-walkowiak-guidelines-to-help-prevent-spread-of-coronavirus/

Televised Sunday Mass: A tradition of more than 65 years continues

Join us each week for the live broadcast of 10 a.m. Sunday Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Begun more than 65 years ago, the broadcast of Mass is a ministry to those who are unable to attend weekly services in person including those who are homebound, hospitalized or incarcerated.

Watch on TV on FOX 17, or online at grdiocese.org or the diocesan Facebook Page (Diocese of Grand Rapids).

Questions about the broadcast may be directed to the diocesan Office of Communications by emailing alaumeyer@grdiocese.org or calling 616-551-5629.

Bishop Walkowiak to celebrate Mass for the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker

 We celebrate the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker in a special way this year as we continue our observance of the Year of St. Joseph (Dec. 2020 – Dec. 2021). 

Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis has decreed a Year of St. Joseph from December 2020 to December 2021 during which Catholics have the opportunity to gain special indulgences.

There are many new ways to receive an indulgence including through prayer, retreats, entrusting one’s daily work to the protection of St. Joseph the Worker, and acts of piety and service to the poor. For each upcoming month through December, the Office of Pastoral Services will share a highlighted prayer and plenary indulgence opportunity along with suggested areas of special focus for that month. The customary conditions for indulgences apply (sacramental confession, receiving the Eucharist and prayers according to the Holy Father’s intentions). Visit https://grdiocese.org/pope-francis-announces-year-of-saint-joseph/ to learn more.

May

  • Highlighted Feast Day: May 1, Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker
    Join Bishop Walkowiak on May 1 at 1 p.m. for Mass at the Basilica of St. Adalbert
  • Plenary Indulgence: The feast of St. Joseph the Worker was instituted by Pope Pius XII on May 1, 1955 “with the intent that the dignity of work be recognized by all, and that it inspires social life and laws, based on the fair distribution of rights and duties.” The Plenary Indulgence may be obtained by those who daily entrust their life to the protection of St. Joseph, and all faithful who shall invoke through prayer the intercession of the Worker of Nazareth, so that those in search of work may find employment and the work of all people may be more dignified. More information at https://grdiocese.org/pope-francis-announces-year-of-saint-joseph/

Learn-Lead-Leap: Enrollment is open for the 2021 Young Adult Leadership Institute

This five-month interactive formation experience is for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s who are looking for meaningful opportunities to live out their faith and values at work, with their family and friends, and in the world.

  • Learn: Discover your own strengths and explore your relationship with God and essential role in the Church.
  • Lead: Develop essential leadership skills that are necessary in our complex world.
  • Leap: Guided by Catholic principles, discern where and how God is calling you to lead

The Institute begins on May 25 and runs through August 28. For a detailed timeline and to get registered, visit https://www.catholicinformationcenter.org/yali/ or call the Catholic Information Center at (616) 459-7267.

St. Anthony
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church strives to be “A Parish with a Heart.” Using our time, talents and treasures, our parish family is dedicated to the faith formation of our youth and living the gospel in our community.
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