Two Locations to Share God's Love
New Mass Schedule beginning October 23, 2022:
Sunday, 9 am at St. Francis de Sales Church, 829 Richardson St., Lakeview, MI 48850
Sunday, 11 am at Christ the King Church, 9596 N. Reed Rd., Howard City, MI 49329
Christ the King - St. Francis de Sales Parish
New Altar Server Apparel-We are very pleased to announce that we have new apparel for our altar servers. The old albs were becoming worn and discolored. We now… ...
Carolyn Thomas passing-We are saddened to announce the passing of parishioner Carolyn Thomas. Even though it has been a few years since she's lived locally, she always… ...
Eva Bilello Funeral Arrangements-We are saddened to announce the passing of parishioner Eva Bilello. Eva's Funeral Mass will be held in Lakeview at St. Francis de Sales Church… ...
Welcome, Camila!-We would like to welcome Camila Faye to our parish family. She was baptized at Christ the King Church in Howard City on November 13th.… ...
Have you taken a few minutes yet today to pray a rosary and the attached prayer?Bishop Walkowiak invites the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the diocese to participate in this special opportunity by praying a rosary followed by the prayer, attached, at any point during the day on May 31. ... See MoreSee Less
Diocese to welcome two new priests WHO: Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, will ordain Deacon Christopher Epplett and Deacon Jacob Zemaitis to the priesthood.WHAT: Mass with the Rite of Ordination of PriestsWHEN: 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023 The Mass is open to the public, who may join in-person or online via the diocesan website (grdiocese.org) or Facebook page (Diocese of Grand Rapids).WHERE: Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 301 Sheldon Blvd., Grand Rapids, MI 49503Deacon Christopher T. Epplett, 39, is the son of Thomas and Mary Epplett of Spring Lake. He has nine siblings: Wendy, Delores, Tommy (deceased), Rebecca, Roberta, Joel, Jason, Ken and Tim. He is a member of St. Mary Parish in Spring Lake and attended St. Mary Catholic School for grades K-8. After graduating from Grand Haven High School, Deacon Christopher received a bachelor’s degree in theology from Aquinas College. He previously worked for several publications and newspapers, as well as in parish pastoral ministry. Deacon Christopher was ordained a transitional deacon on May 21, 2022. He received his Master of Divinity from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, in spring 2023. He completed his pastoral internship at St. Luke University Parish in Allendale under the mentorship of Father Bill Vander Werff. Father Christopher will celebrate his Masses of Thanksgiving at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 4 at St. Mary Church, 406 E. Savidge St., Spring Lake, and at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 11 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 47650 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth.Father Christopher is appointed canonical administrator of St. Alphonsus Parish in Grand Rapids, effectiveJuly 1. Deacon Jacob M. Zemaitis, 29, is the son of Mark and Marilyn Zemaitis. His siblings are Daniel and Laura. He is a member of St. Joseph Parish in Wright. After graduating from Coopersville High School, he attended Grand Valley State University before moving on to St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.Deacon Jacob was ordained a transitional deacon on May 21, 2022. He received his Master of Divinity from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, in spring 2023. He completed his pastoral internship at Holy Spirit Parish in Grand Rapids under the mentorship of Father Mark Peacock.Father Jacob will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 at St. Joseph Church, 18784 8th Ave., Conklin. Father Jacob is appointed parochial vicar of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Grand Rapids, effective July 1. ... See MoreSee Less
The Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome from Oct. 4 - 29, 2023, to continue dialogue on the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” In preparation, Bishop Walkowiak is extending an invitation from the General Secretariat of the Synod to observe a moment of prayer on Wednesday, May 31, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, placing the Synod under Mary’s protection.Bishop Walkowiak invites the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the diocese to participate in this special opportunity by praying a rosary followed by the prayer, attached, at any point during the day on May 31. ... See MoreSee Less
Memorial Day Mass- Please join us at 9:00 am on Monday, May 29, 2023, at St. Apollonia Cemetery . This is our parish cemetery. It is located just east of Morley on Jefferson Road. The Mass will be said for the repose of the souls buried there. Bring your own chair for seating. ... See MoreSee Less
Pentecost Extended Vigil Mass- There will be an extra Mass added to this weekend's options. It will be at St. Francis de Sales in Lakeview. It will happen Saturday, May 27, 2023, beginning at 7:30 pm. This Mass is second in importance for the year (placing just behind Easter Vigil Mass.) Please join us as we celebrate Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. ... See MoreSee Less