Cold Winters Need Warm Hearts!
This winter is sure to be a time of increased suffering for many people in Southwestern Michigan. Why is providing Energy Assistance so Important? In August of 2023 alone, 621,988 Michigan households were 31+ days past due on utility bills, 36% of these are low-income or households/seniors. The Home Heating Assistance Program provides emergency heating assistance, to anyone in the nine counties of the Diocese of Kalamazoo. Last season the program aided 272 households, keeping them warm through the cold winter. Please consider making a donation directly anytime at www.ccdok.org/donate. Thank you for making a difference to those in need in our community!
Join us for our annual fundraiser and enjoy good food, fun, and faith.
There are activities for people of all ages. Bring the family, have a great time, and support your parishes!
The 32nd All Saints Superfest will be held September 21, 22, and 23 on the grounds of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Battle Creek.
September Good News & Brews
Married and single young adults from college through their 30s are welcome to come enjoy discussion, fellowship and music from (newly named) Jeremiah and the Hebrews and featured speaker Sr. Joseph Andrew on holiness/vocation at Arcadia Brewing Company in Kalamazoo on Sept. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Future dates are: Oct. 11; Nov. 8; Dec. 13.
A special Mass for couples of the Diocese of Kalamazoo who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversaries in 2018 will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo. Couples celebrating their 50th Anniversary any time in 2018 are asked to contact their parish office so that their names can be submitted for a personal invitation from Bishop Bradley to participate in this celebration. Invitations will be mailed beginning August 20th.
SAVE THE DATE!
Eucharistic Adoration Fellowship & Information Potluck
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: St. Philip Parish Center
Calling all past, present, and future Adorers! We are having a celebration. Bring a dish to pass and your stories to tell for an evening of fellowship and information.
More information to come! STAY TUNED…
The Eighth Annual St. Jerome’s Council of
Catholic Women Purse Bingo will be held on
Saturday, May 19th. Doors will open at 5:30
p.m. The cost is $12.00 per person and includes
homemade desserts, 20 games for purses valued
over 50-100 dollars. The cover all purse is
worth over $300! 50/50 tickets will be sold.
Contact Pat Smith for more information at: 269-317-8514.
Are you a caregiver for a parent, relative, or friend? The Friends
of St. John the Caregiver will meet at 6pm on Wednesday, Feb. 7
in the St. Philip parish center. For more information contact John
Grap at 269-213-7604, email@example.com, or on Facebook.
But you, O LORD, are my shield; my glory, you lift up my
head! When I call out to the LORD, he answers me from his holy
mountain. – from Psalm 3