What's Happening at Holy Redeemer Parish
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Our next opportunity will be Saturday, December 20th. No construction experience is necessary. Morning or afternoon shifts available. If you are interested contact Bob Allen. We carpool from Holy Redeemer parking lot.
HAVE you been worshipping with us, but never officially took the step to become Catholic? HAVE you been away from the church... have now returned, but want to know more? HAVE you been a Catholic all of your life, but never celebrated all of the Initiation Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)? HAVE you joined us from a different background and would now like to find out more about the Catholic Church?
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The RCIA is a process by which people can explore the Christian faith practiced in the Roman Catholic
Tradition. The RCIA can serve as a tool to learn more about our beliefs and can also, if you desire, be the path that leads the way to joining the Catholic Church.
►Contact Rhonda Lomonaco at 669-9220 if you would like to join us!
PLAY GROUP- Friday, December 19th in the Parish Nursery from 10:00-11:00am for children 6 months to 5 years old who are accompanied by an adult for interaction play time with a closing story. Come meet other families and help the little ones have some fun!
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
THE FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS WILL BE CELEBRATED WITH THE FOLLOWING MASSES:
The Nativity of the Lord
• Wednesday, December 24th-4:00 & 6:00pm
Family Christmas Eve Masses
• Wednesday, December 24th-10:00pm
Mass at Night
Festival of song begins at 9:30pm
• Thursday, December 25th-10:00am
Christmas Day Mass
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
• Sunday, December 28th
Sat. 4:30pm-Sun. 9 & 11am
The Epiphany of the Lord
• Sunday, January 4th
Sat. 4:30pm-Sun. 9 & 11am
The Baptism of the Lord
• Sunday, January 11th
Sat. 4:30pm-Sun. 9 & 11am
ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICES
CROSSROADS Parishes ADVENT-PENANCE/RECONCILIATION OPPORTUNITIES
HOLY REDEEMER: Individual Reconciliation Opportunities, Saturdays from 2:30-4pm.
ST. PIUS X: Tuesday, December 16, 7pm (Communal Non-Sacramental Penance Service with opportunity for Individual Sacrament Reconciliation following) Individual Reconciliation 4-4:45pm Saturdays.
HOLY NAME OF JESUS: Individual Reconciliation Saturdays from 3:30-4pm.
ST. SEBASTIAN: Individual Reconciliation Opportunities Monday, December 15, from 5--6:30pm, Thursday, December 18, from 6-7:30pm and on Saturdays from 4-4:30pm.
PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Raise up dedicated leaders who will shepherd your people and guide them to your Son. Give generous and willing hearts to the seminarians of our Diocese who have heard your call to live a life of service to the Church. Help us to encourage and support them as they strive to become priests who are models of discipleship, possessors of wisdom and on fire with love for your people. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Click here to learn more about our seminarians.
Current schedules for the following ministries are available:
Click on your ministry and open the PDF schedule on that page.
Please join us in the Emmaus Chapel on the 2nd Monday of each month in at 8:00pm for an evening of prayer for yours and your families' intentions. Special intentions are always offered for our children, teachers, and administrators. Please bring a rosary or reflective readings or prayer service to share. ►Please Note: There will be NO Prayer Gathering in the month of December. Join us again on Monday, January 12th!
GOLDEN REDEEMERS GAME DAY
Men and women, over the age of 50 who are young spirited and enjoy fellowship and fun. Join us for fun and fellowship! Thursday, December 18th in Shepherds Hall from 1:00-4:00 pm.
KHIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Have you ever considered becoming a Knight? Catholic men ages 18 and older if you have been thinking about becoming a member of the Knights of Columbus click here for more information.
Our Council sponsors many events here at Holy Redeemer such as... Blood Drives ♦ Lenten Fish Frys ♦ Wild Game Dinner ♦ Memoral Day Picnic ♦ Tootsie Roll Drive for the Mentally Impaired ♦ HELP Pregnancy Resource Center Crib Drives ♦ Membership Focus Drives ♦ Parish Grounds Clean-up ♦ Altar Server Appriciation ♦ St. Vincent de Paul Drives
GOLDEN REDEEMERS MASS AND BREAKFAST
Men and women, over the age of 50 who are young spirited and enjoy fellowship and fun Join us for 8:45am Mass on Thursday, December 4th followed by breakfast and fellowship at Russ' in Grandville!
►Inkjet and laser cartridges, old cell phones, IPOD's, PDA's, old digital camera's, video games, etc. Drop them off in the boxes just outside the Parish and Faith Formation Offices. Money earned from this recycling helps to fund the Lending Library with books, video's, etc.
►Feed our Paper Gator-recycle your paper here! Items accepted are: newspaper, office paper, shredded paper, catalogs, magazines, phone books, junk mail... NO CORRUGATED CARDBOARD! NO PLASTIC! These funds also support our Lending Library.
►Remember to save your aluminum can tabs for our "Tabs for Tots". A collection box is available in the Outer Narthex of the church, this collection campaign benefits pediatric services in the West Michigan area through the funding of medical treatment and purchasing equipment for Pediatric Hospitals.
►NOW AVAILABLE... A cardboard recycling bin is located in the south west corner of our parking lot next to our Paper Gator to recycle your cardboard boxes! PLEASE NOTE: ALL BOXES MUST BE BROKEN DOWN COMPLETELY! Thank you.
LET'S ALL CONTINUE OUR EFFORT TO GO GREEN!
HIKING IN THE CITY
Our next trip will be on Sunday, December 21st. We will distribute snacks, drinks, and other items to our Heartside neighbors. Meet at the Faith Formation entrance by 1:00pm to carpool and we will return by 3:00pm. For more information contact Gonzo Guerrero.