What's Happening at Holy Redeemer Parish
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
On Tuesday, December 8th we celebrate the Feast of THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mary is an Advent image of waiting and expectation. We will honor Mary, the mother of our Savior with the following Masses:
CROSSROADS Parishes Celebration Opportunities
HOLY REDEEMER ◆ 9AM & 7PM
ST. PIUS X ◆ 12 NOON & 7PM
ST. SEBASTIAN ◆ 8:30AM HIST. CHURCH & 7PM NEW CHURCH
HOLY NAME OF JESUS ◆ 7PM-BI-LINGUAL
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Our next opportunity will be Saturday, December 19th. 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 4th 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 and join us!
ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICES
CROSSROADS Parishes ADVENT-PENANCE/RECONCILIATION OPPORTUNITIES
HOLY REDEEMER: Individual Reconciliation Opportunities, Thursday, December 17, from 1-4pm, 6-8pm and Saturdays from 2:30-4pm.
ST. PIUS X: Tuesday, December 15, 7pm (Communal Non-Sacramental Penance Service with opportunity for Individual Sacrament Reconciliation) Individual Reconciliation 4-4:45pm Saturdays.
HOLY NAME OF JESUS: Sunday, December 20, 4pm (Communal Non-Sacramental Penance Service with opportunity for Individual Sacramental Reconciliation) Individual Reconciliation Saturdays from 3:30-4pm.
ST. SEBASTIAN: Individual Reconciliation Opportunities Monday, December 1, from 6-8pm, Wednesday, December 16, from 5-7pm and on Saturdays from 4-4:30pm.
GOLDEN REDEEMERS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Men and women, over the age of 60 who are young spirited and enjoy fellowship and fun.
Join us on Thursday, December 10th at 1:00pm for our CHRISTMAS LUNCH in Shepherds Hall. The lunch will be catered. For reservations please contact Josie Sarullo at 662-1639 by Monday, November 30th. The cost is $13 per person (checks payable to Holy Redeemer Parish, note: Golden Redeemers). Bring a $5 wrapped gift for gift exchange. We hope to see you there. Join us for some Christmas fun and fellowship!
WOMEN’S ADVENT NIGHT
Women's Advent Evening
"The Lord is Near"
Facilitator: Terry Marshall
Sunday, December 6th • 5:00 pm at
Holy Redeemer Parish - Activity Center
Return your hostess/participant registration form to the basket in the Narthex of the church or to the Parish Office by Wednesday, November 25th.
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.
BLOOD DRIVE-Our next Blood Drive will be FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH FROM 1:00 - 6:00pm IN CLASSROOMS 10-12 ENTRANCE B. BE SOMEBODY WHO SHARES. GIVE BLOOD! MI BLOOD SAVES LIVES. Log onto miblood.org, go to Donations/Find A Blood Drive or call 1-866-MIBLOOD (1-866-642-5663) to make your appointment today! Thank you for your support!!
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 7:00pm 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. Our next gathering will be on Monday, December 14th! Join Us!
GOLDEN REDEEMERS GAME DAY
Men and women, over the age of 60 who are young spirited and enjoy fellowship and fun. Join us for fun and fellowship! Thursday, November 19th 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 60 who are young spirited and enjoy fellowship and fun!
Join us for 8:45am Mass on Thursday, December 3rd, followed by breakfast and fellowship at Russ' in Grandville at 9:30am.
►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 20th. 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.