Category Archives: Parish News

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
date:

DETAIL AMOUNT
Combined cost of construction, new organ and our annual 2018 CSA commitment
$561,000
Gifts and pledges received, to date
($335,000)
Commitment from parish reserves
($150,000)
BALANCE
$ 76,000
For all the parish faithful that have generously contributed thus far, we simply say,
THANK YOU!
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 randymacg@att.net to
express interest or find out more.

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 stewardship@ihmparish.com. Or simply click on this LINK to sign-up for a shift!

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

GET THE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT YOU NEED

A support group for adult children caring for family members with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia will meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Hands Room at 7pm. For questions contact Theresa Wilson 616-301-2000 or Sue Marsh 616-325-7619.

Alzheimer’s Asociation caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe space for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to build a support system with people who understand. It allows participants to exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns as well as learn about community resources.

 

Missions Appeal

Mission Appeal Coming Soon!
Coming June 23/24, Fr. Dennis Maglasang, MF from the Order Missionaries of Faith will
celebrate Mass and speak about the mission and the needs of the Institute. The purpose of
this mission appeal is to help support the seminarian’s education and religious formation.
The Order of Missionaries of Faith was founded in 1982 in Italy and has the charism to assist
priests, promote ecumenism, youth formation and sharing the gift of Faith. With your help
and participation you can become part of the mission. Support and be counted! We appreciate
any assistance you can offer. Thank you and God Bless!