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Weekend Masses Cancelled for Jan 8th and 9th for All Saints, St. Michael, and Christ the King

Dear Parishioners,

On Monday, Fr. Pete Schafer, tested positive for COVID.  He is still experiencing some symptoms.

For the safety of our parishioners we will be cancelling Masses for this weekend (January 8th and 9th ) at All Saints, St. Michael and Christ the King churches.  Monday morning 9AM Mass is also cancelled at All Saints in Fremont.  No sub priests were available and we had no choice but to cancel Masses.

Below please find Mass times for area churches.

St. Bartholmew Church

599 W. Brooks Road

Newaygo, MI 49337

Mass times:  Saturday at 4PM, Saturday 6PM -Spanish Mass

Sunday, 9AM


St. Joseph Church

965 Newell Street

White Cloud, MI 49349

Mass time:  Sunday at 11AM


St. James Church

5149 Dowling Street

Montague, MI 49437

Mass time:  Saturday at 5PM

Sunday at 8:30AM and 11AM

Please refer to the Grand Rapids Diocese for a list of all our Catholic Churches and Mass times.

We appreciate your understanding.  Please continue to stay safe during this pandemic.


State of Michigan has lifted broad epidemic orders.

There is nothing ordinary about what has transpired over these past 15 months. Father Pete and our staff members have worked tirelessly to nourish the spiritual lives of parishioners while also safeguarding the physical health of their communities. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

As of June 22, the State of Michigan has lifted its broad epidemic orders. This is positive news, and we are hopeful that the worst of this pandemic is behind us. Daily numbers of new cases have been falling steadily. Positivity rates statewide are below 3% and have decreased 88% since their high on April 8.

Understanding that parishioners who are homebound or in long-term care facilities may be at increased risk of contracting COVID-19,
ministers who are not fully vaccinated and bringing holy Communion to individuals in these groups must wear a mask. Other than this norm, the Diocese of Grand Rapids is terminating any remaining particular law in response to COVID-19, effective immediately. This decision aligns with guidance from public health officials and is supported by the data mentioned above.