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Sacristans Needed

We are in great need of Sacristans for our weekend Masses, especially the 7:45am Saturday and 9:30am Sunday Masses. If you would like to serve the parish in this important ministry, please contact Noelle in the parish office at

NET Ministries High School Retreat

High Schoolers are invited to go on retreat with the National Evangeliza- tion Team, or NET, on March 24th and 25th at Camp Roger. Registration is due by February 13th. Please contact Luke Mulderink for details on how to register at

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

Ash Wednesday is upon us! Here are the Mass times…

7:45am—English Sung Mass

5:30pm—English Sung Mass

7:00pm—Latin Sung Mass

11:30am Low Mass on Feb. 12

Father Ron will be on vacation next weekend, February 12, so the 11:30 Mass will be a Low Mass. There will also be limited confession next weekend as Fr. Sirico is also out of town.


Please pray for Father Ron’s intentions for the month of February:

For the Pastors of the Church and the leaders of our nation, that they remember to exercise the authority God has entrusted to them with humility, obedient to divine law.


Feb. 18—Squirrel Hunting Championship
Feb. 22—Ash Wednesday, Masses at 7:45am, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

Recurring Dates

Holy Hour/Confessions—Weekly on Fridays at 3pm
Knights of Columbus—2nd Monday at 7pm
Women’s Spiritual Book Study – Weekly on Tuesdays at 9am
Pillar Men’s Group—Saturdays at 5:45 am
Little Flowers/Children of Mary/ Boy’s Group—8:30am following 1st Saturday Devotions (except July and August)
Men’s Basketball—Sundays at 8pm
RCIA—Monday at 7pm
Mass Class—Tuesday at 7pm

Adorers Needed! 40 Hours Devotion

The Academy will be on Winter Break and spots may or may not be filled during this time. We need two adorers per hour to be present with the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart between February 19 and February 21. Please consider spending an hour or more with our Lord to ensure that He is not alone. This is a great way to prepare for Lent!

Please sign up using Sign Up Genius.

If you are unsure of how to use Sign Up Genius, you may contact Noelle at the parish office to sign up as well. Call 616-459-8362 or email her at

2023 Letter from the Bishop

Please read this January 29, 2023 letter from Bishop Walkowiak about Catholic Schools Week.

Sacred Heart Academy Receives National Award for the CLT

January 26, 2023

Our very own Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been named one of the Top 20 Schools in the Classic Learning Test’s 2022 School Rankings. This award recognizes Sacred Heart Academy’s student body for collectively receiving one of the highest average scores on the CLT and CLT10 across North America in the 2021-2022 academic year. Click on the rankings to see where we are ranked among hundreds of schools across the nation!

The CLT is a college entrance exam and alternative to the SAT® and ACT® designed for 11th and 12th graders. Evaluating reading, grammar, and mathematical skills, the CLT provides a comprehensive measure of achievement and aptitude and engages students with thoughtful content drawn from classic literature and historical texts. It is accepted for admissions at over 200 colleges and universities across the U.S. and abroad.

Since its inception in 2016, Classic Learning Test has offered assessments steeped in more intellectually rich and rigorous content than other standardized tests. Out of the hundreds of schools that take the CLT every year, Sacred Heart Academy is thrilled to receive this distinguished recognition and to celebrate this remarkable achievement.

Recent homilies have been added!

When possible, homilies are recorded and made available by volunteers of the parish. Please enjoy them here and on myParishapp.

AUCTION 2023—Save the Date! October 13 “Kentucky Derby—A Night at the Races”

This is a night you will NOT want to miss. The annual Parish and Academy Auction date is Friday, October 13, 2023. Doors open at 6pm at the Goei Center with a strolling dinner, a robust silent auction, and Heart-to-Heart tables that benefit specific needs within the parish and academy. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and while we do need to raise funds, our bigger initiative is to build relationships! So, ladies, start making your hats now and plan for an evening of fun and friendly competition.

If you are interested in helping with the planning, please email Amber Hiske at We need you! No task is too small—please discern where the Lord might be calling you to help.