Category Archives: Parish News

Mass Reopening May 29th! Please see guidelines

We are so ready to celebrate mass together again! Just in time to celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the church! As we slowly come out of isolation with caution, we too at IHM are working hard to keep everyone safe. Please read the Guidelines Here that will help you understand how we are addressing those concerns and managing mass participants. Changes will occur as we go along so please stay in touch with the website, Facebook and Parish App!

Welcoming Back Video!

Eventbrite Tickets for JUNE 6/7TH Masses

Please click on the mass you and your family would like to attend and sign up for tickets. Remember to only enter church through the front doors so we may count you in. We are learning every week how many tickets to set the capacity at. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Tickets will be ready for reserving starting at Thursday 9 am. 


Cleaning Volunteers and Ushers needed for Reopening!

As we safely get back to gathering for mass we are in need of volunteers to help clean our pews and doors after each mass. We also need ushers who can help guide our parishioners to their seating and keep the flow of people moving. Please use the links below to sign up. There will be a training set for Thursday, May 28th at 10:00 am and 6:30 pmClick here for Cleaning Crews
Ushers – please call Jane Eggleston at 616-617-9456 or email to sign up



Letter and Parishioner Guidelines for returning to public mass from Bishop Walkowiak

Welcome Home Parishioners!

Please read the letter from the Bishop explaining the guidelines to reopen masses the weekend of May 30/31st, and our hopes to bring everyone back safely. (Click on link below) We will be sending out our own plans for worship times and new guidelines for safety as they are formed and tested. Connect with the website online, Facebook and the ParishApp to stay up to date. We will continue to livestream our Sunday 11:00 am mass until then. Looking forward to safely being together again!

Bishop Walkowiak Letter to Parishioners, May 19, 2020

Blood Drive, Sunday, May 31st

Dear Friends.

I’m happy to announce that the Knights of Columbus have received permission from Fr. Troy to host the May 31st blood drive as originally scheduled.  Versiti Blood Services has developed new protocol to make the donor process as safe as possible, and we hope you will join us in fulfilling our mission of placing our faith into action through the corporal works of mercy.

Ten parishioners already signed up for this drive during the last event in February, but our goal for this event is 25 donors.  Also note that this drive, along with one scheduled in August, qualify for the “Summer Step-up” grant program, and will help fund bibles for IHM fifth graders in the fall.

Advance appointments are especially important now, since there will be very limited waiting space available.  Please use the link below, or contact Randy MacGeorge at 616-401-3669 or to schedule an appointment.

This May, make an impact in our parish and our community by giving blood:

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
05/31/20 (08:00 am – 01:00 pm)
1953 Plymouth Ave SE
Immaculate Heart Of Mary – Demazenod Room
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Killgoar Foundation working on behalf of School Families affected by Pandemic

The Killgoar Foundation exclusively supports Immaculate Heart of Mary School – primarily through tuition assistance for families who cannot afford the full cost of tuition and other funding that reduces tuition for all families.

Since 1998, generous donors have enabled the foundation to provide more than $2,200,000 to the school.

Over the last several years, nearly one-third of our school families has relied on tuition assistance to enroll their children at IHM School.

Foundation support of our school is especially important today.  Parents who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic have requested financial help to keep their children enrolled in our school.  The foundation has responded accordingly assuring that no child is denied an IHM School education for financial reasons.

Ways to give:

  • To make a donation online with credit card please click here: Killgoar Donation
  • To make a cash gift, write your check payable to the Killgoar Foundation and mail it to Killgoar Foundation, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506. If you are giving in memory or honor of someone, indicate that person’s name on the memo line.


For more information contact Ann Williams, Development Director, at 616-862-7911 or

The Heartbeat Newsletter, Summer addition and the May/June Adoration Newsletter

Catch up on all the news about what’s been going on at the parish during the “stay at home” order and how we have been staying engaged with our community!

HeartBeat Summer 2020 Newsletter


“I Miss You God!  God is more anxious than we are to resume chapel time because He misses us more than we miss Him. Keep praying for an end to this social distancing. As soon as the Diocese lets us know when we can open we will send word.” To view this newest Newsletter, please click below.

Adoration Newsletter May/June 2020

New Music Aid during Mass and Live-Stream!

IHM has implemented a simple and effective method for delivering Sunday Mass Music and Bulletins directly to smart phones – on demand.  This new method will help during the live-stream and also when we return to church without the missals in the pew.

If you have a smartphone, simply text the word IHM to the number 200-6070 and you will receive a text with links to the current weeks music aids and also a link to the weeks bulletin.

Tutorial Video is below: