We are saddened to announce the unexpected passing of parishioner Mike Grant. May his soul and the soul of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Visitation will take place at Christ the King Church, Howard City on Tuesday, June 9th from 5-8 pm. A rosary will be prayed at 7:30 pm. Visitation will also take place beginning at 10 am on Wednesday, June 10th with his funeral celebration Mass beginning at 11 am. Interment at Hinton Township Cemetery will take place immediately after the funeral. Guests are invited to return to Brigham Funeral Chapel, Lakeview to join the family for a luncheon.
We are saddened to announce the passing of parishioner Fred Palazzolo. May his soul and the soul of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral for immediate family only was held on Saturday, April 11, 2020. He was buried at Reynolds Township Cemetery in Howard City.
We are saddened to announce the passing of parishioner Marion “Mert” Kasprowicz. May his soul and the soul of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Visitation will take place at Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City, at 1 pm on Monday, February 24th with a service beginning at 2 pm. Guests are invited to join the family for a luncheon in Fellowship Hall following the funeral. Internment will take place at a later date.
Does anyone know how to write and apply for grants? There are likely many opportunities for us to receive grant money if we knew where to look. Please notify the parish office if this is something you can do, or if you can help us find someone who has the time and talent of finding the appropriate grants for our specific needs and then applying for them. Thank you!
The 2017 Cemetery Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at 10:00 am. Please show up with rakes, gloves, and a wheelbarrow, if available.
Mass is scheduled to be said at the cemetery on Memorial Day. Please join us on Monday, May 29th, at 9:00 am to honor those who died during military service and our other beloved dead.
Christ the King – St. Francis de Sales Parish are the caretakers for our Catholic Cemetery. 1887 appears to be the beginnings of the humble cemetery. We welcome more information regarding the history. If you have information, we would appreciate hearing from you.
If anyone would like to purchase a cemetery plot or look over some of the information regarding our cemetery, you may come to or call the office (231) 937-5757.
- Eucharistic Adoration- Thursday, May 4, 9:30 am– 6:00 pm at Christ the King Church, HC
St. Francis Yard Clean-Up– Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am– 1:00 pm at Lakeview; Potluck lunch
May Crowning & First Communion– Sunday, May 7, at both 9 am Mass in Lakeview and 11 am Mass in HC
Christian Service Meeting– Monday, May 8, 6 pm at Fellowship Hall, HC
Bible Study– Mondays in May, 7 pm at Lakeview
St. Apollonia Cemetery Clean-Up– Saturday, May 13, 10:00 am– 1:00 pm at Morley; Potluck lunch
Memorial Day Mass– Monday, May 29, 9:00 am at St. Apollonia Cemetery in Morley
Many years ago Bob Bott created an endowment fund for Christ the King – St. Francis de Sales Parish. He wanted to make a difference for years to come in our parish.
The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan
A Brief History
In 1995, the intention of establishing a Catholic foundation was centered around Catholic school education and the need to create a source of ongoing funding and long-term financial security for tuition assistance and school operating needs, with the vision that The Foundation would one day reach a point where there was tuition assistance scholarships available for every student and family in need.
Foundation funds include funds supporting vocations, social services, faith formation, evangelization and special funds for the greatest need presented during the year. We have broadened our reach and expanded our impact while remaining true to The Foundation’s original ideologies established by Most Rev. Robert Rose and the founding board of The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan.
As Bishop Rose reminds each of us, “What we have is not our own, it’s just on loan to us, the Lord is going to ask us in the end what we did with what he loaned us.” Thank you for supporting the many educational, worship and outreach ministries of the Diocese of Grand Rapids through The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan! The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan is a Diocese of Grand Rapids foundation that was incorporated in 1995 under the leadership of the ninth bishop of Grand Rapids, Most Reverend Robert Rose.
For more current information Contact Mark Morrow, at (616-475-1251 or firstname.lastname@example.org