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
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.
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.