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Youth Group November/December Schedule

High School Nov/Dec Calendar link

EDGE 2019-20 Calendar

Middle School EDGE THEME:  FIAT

Mary’s ‘Yes’ to the most difficult, challenging, beautiful and faithful life as the mother of God teaches us how to be open to God’s call for our lives.  She was the most powerful witness of faithfulness to the Father and to the Son. Our yes to God’s call requires prayers, Mary’s intercessions on our behalf as well as the Holy Spirit.  We are called to be witnesses; missionaries, sharers of the love of Christ with others.  If Jesus isn’t in our hearts, we can’t be witnesses.  This year we are going to learn what it takes to say YES everyday faithfully and how to be a missionary to everyone we encounter.

EDGE Schedule: Wednesdays 6:15-7:30 pm at St Paul Apostle

SCRIPTURE: “And you will receive the power when the holy spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses…” -Acts 1:8



High School Life Night THEME: Belong

At the core of our being is a desire for meaningful connection and authentic relationship. We long to love and be loved, but how often do we just feel lonely?

As we search for ways to escape these feelings of isolation, there comes a small, quiet whisper that pierces through to the depths of our heart: “You are never alone, because you are Mine.”

Life Night Schedule: Sundays 7:30-9pm at IHM School/DeMazenod Entrance

SCRIPTURE: “See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.” -1 John 3:1

November 22-24 Antioch Retreat


Host Homes needed for Net Ministries Group

For the night of December 12th,The National Evangelization Team (NET Ministries) will be arriving to prepare and lead a retreat for our IHM and St. Paul  6-8th grade students.  I am in need of 4-6 people (families) who would be willing to host  2-3 male or female team members for 1 night on Dec. 12th at their home.  This will include providing dinner that evening and breakfast the following morning.

 To learn more about this amazing ministry go to
Please contact me,,  if you are interested in being a host home for these dedicated young adults.

Our Shepherds Our Future Capital Campaign is Wrapping up!

Our Shepherds – Our Future Capital Campaign is winding down here at IHM! The objectives of this diocesan campaign are to endow and build up a restricted fund for seminarian education, as well as fully fund our priests’ retirement. Please click HERE for more information through the Diocese. If you have any questions about your pledge please call the parish office at 241-4477. Please return all pledge cards to the office by July 13/14th!

Here is a picture of the class of 2019 Mundelein Seminary and Novena Prayer we ask that you join us in praying for these special men and our campaign.










Novena Prayer for Our Priests

We thank you, God our Father, for those who have responded to Your call to serve Your Church as priests. Accept this prayer we offer on their behalf: Fill Your priests with the sure knowledge of Your love. Open their hearts to the power and joy of the Holy Spirit. Keep them in relationship with Your Son. Increase in them profound faith in the Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish, strengthen and heal us in Your Name.

Lord Jesus Christ, grant that these, Your priests, may inspire us to strive for holiness by their joyful witness, as men of prayer who ponder Your Word and seek to follow Your Will.

O Mary, Queen of Priests and Mother of the Church, guard with your maternal care these chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of your Son. Intercede for our priests, that offering the Mass, they may be conformed more each day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

God’s Kitchen volunteer Sign-up Process

Dear Volunteers of God’s Kitchen,

We are offering a new way to sign up to work at God’s Kitchen. Catholic Charities has new online portal for signing up to volunteer and would like us to use this process instead of having to schedule volunteers here. They also need volunteers to read and sign a volunteer handbook and again this would be much better handled under one administration instead of two. . The volunteer coordinator is keeping the second Sunday available for us for now, so  if you would like to create a team or just sign up individually on a day that works for you, please use the portal link to sign up. This way, the chefs and coordinator will know exactly who is showing up when and how many. Thank you  for being a part of God’s Kitchen with serving the community in need of a hot meal. Your witness and willingness to serve as volunteers of IHM is greatly appreciated!  I have attached the message from Holly Salas the volunteer coordinator and information on signing up. Simply click the link below to begin your sign-up. You can sub out easily and also pick dates that you can choose for convenience. . If you have any questions or need help signing up through God’s Kitchen please contact me.

Message from Holly Salas, God’s Kitchen Coordinator:

Hi all God’s Kitchen volunteers,

In order to improve communication and get everyone who volunteers with CCWM on the same page, we are switching to an online sign-up process for lunch service “shifts”. This will help determine who and how many volunteers will be present, connect you to other volunteer activities with CCWM, and help us track volunteer impact.

Please complete the following steps to sign up for lunch service “shifts” on our volunteer website:

  1. Visit our volunteer website here
  2. Select “Sign Up” on the top right of the page
  3. Enter required info and select “create account”
  4. Once logged in, select this direct link to sign up for “God’s Kitchen: 2nd Sundays” lunch shifts. Here’s a quick How To video. You can unregister at any time for shifts you are unable to attend.
  5. That’s it! You are signed up and will receive a 1 week and day of reminder before your scheduled “shift”.


If you select “Become a Fan” of the God’s Kitchen program on the right of the sign-up page, you will receive notifications about other volunteer opportunities and events related to God’s Kitchen.

Thank you for serving our community members with us! The impact you’re having is immense and your support is greatly appreciated!

Holly Salas
Volunteer Coordinator
Catholic Charities West Michigan | Diocese of Grand Rapids
303 Division Ave S. | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
P: 616.224.1294 | F: 616.551.4731 |



Jane Eggleston