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CSA/Renovations Update

CSA/Renovations Update
This past spring, we began a project and financial effort that would greatly enhance our
choir and music ministry area of the church. As you can clearly see the results now of the
beautifully renovated area and our new organ. Below is an update on the financial effort, to

Combined cost of construction, new organ and our annual 2018 CSA commitment
Gifts and pledges received, to date
Commitment from parish reserves
$ 76,000
For all the parish faithful that have generously contributed thus far, we simply say,
For those whom have yet to respond, this is a great time of year to do so. With a modest
balance of $76,000 to be raised, we are close to our goal!
Please consider making a gift via the recent mailing, on-line from the parish website or
simply call or stop by the parish office.
This most recent investment in our parish campus and worship space will benefit all and
will make a lasting impact for years to come!

~Finance Council Members and our Beloved pastor, Fr. Troy.

Running for God, an IHM running club

Run for God in Spring of 2019?
Fr. Troy spoke recently of “running to God.” Would you like to
run for God in 2019? We are attempting to form a class now that
would start in February or March, with a goal 5K run event in
May or June. This is a perfect training/accountability group for
newbies, and those who want to return to running after a long
break. We meet once a week for information, fellowship, and training based on a walk/run
“couch-to-5K” program. Contact Randy MacGeorge, 616-401-3669 or to
express interest or find out more.

A Dickens Tea – Boomers Event December 10th


The tradition of teatime has long been a cherished one. Combining the experience with
some seasonal lore will make for a perfect intro to your Christmas celebrations. Renowned
GVSU professor Dr. Benjamin Lockerd will share his insights on the life and
times of Charles Dickens, author of one of our most
beloved holiday classics, A Christmas Carol.
Join us Monday, December 10th, in the Hearts and Hands Room at 12:00 noon for
some sweets, savories and a spot of tea.
To prepare well for the food, you must RSVP by December

Donut’s are Back!, In need of volunteers!

We love our Donut Sunday’s here at IHM. It is a chance for parishioners to gather after Sunday mass, have a sweet treat and visit with our fellow IHM’ers.. Donuts are delivered here and our volunteers simply set up the donuts, make coffee and clean up after. Over time we have used various ministries to host and any committed volunteers to join these ministries to help serve the parish community. This is an easy and fun service time for the family!  If you feel the call to serve your parish in this manner and are ready to receive the blessings that come from this special ministry, please contact Jane Eggleston: 241-4477 or Or simply click on this LINK to sign-up for a shift!