The sacrament of penance offers us the opportunity to arise anew in Christ. While there are many opportunities to receive the sacrament of penance throughout the year, we are providing a special opportunity through “The Light is ON for You: An Evening of Penance” on Thursday, March 16. The church will be open for the sacrament of penance from 5–8:00 p.m. Frs. Bernie Carlin, Brian Johnson and Tuan Nguyen will be available to hear individual confessions.
The first St. Al’s Fish Fry of the season is Friday, March 3. We will be serving from 4:30-7:00pm in the Parish Center Cafeteria. Our menu includes: Baked or fried walleye, baked potato or french fries, cole slaw, mac & cheese (eat in ONLY), sourdough roll, and drink. Grilled cheese sandwiches available for non-fish eaters. Desserts are available for a donation.
New this year: We are able to accept all major credit cards for your meals.
Cost: $10.00 Adults, $8.00 Seniors, $4.00 Children under 12, Children under 3 are free.
Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, March 1. St. Al’s will have three Masses at 7:00, 9:00 am and 7:00pm with distribution of ashes at all masses.
St. Al’s will be starting up a new Bible Study for Adults this March. We will be using a video-based program called The Great Adventure Bible Study. The video presentations are taught by Jeff Cavins, a popular instructor. We will run a Saturday morning as well as a Tuesday night session. Sessions will be Tuesday nights at 7:00pm (starting on March 7th) and Saturday mornings at 10:00am (starting March 11th). There will be 24 sessions in all, scheduled with breaks in between sections. Cost for materials is $35.00 per person. Please call Fr. Brian for more details at 616-913-4401 to register or with questions. Registration deadline is Friday, February 17th so that materials can arrive in time.
His Last Days, a story in song about the last days of Christ here on earth as told by him, is being presented by the St. Alphonsus Music Ministry. Area Churches are invited to join. If you are interested in singing, rehearsals are Sundays 3:00-4:30 pm starting February 26 through April 2. Performance is on Palm Sunday, April 9 at 3:00 pm. Contact person is Gayle Pohl at 616-329-9719. Come and glorify the Lord with our music!
On Saturday, February 4th St. Alphonsus will be hosting its fourth annual Soup and Chili Cook Off. Come and join us for a great meal, good natured competition, and cash bar! Tickets are available after all the Masses this weekend ($7 per person or $25 per family) or at the door ($10 per person or $35 per family). The Soup & Chili Cook Off is in great need of cooks to submit a soup or chili for our fundraiser! Cash equivalent prizes are given to the winners! If you would like to participate as a cook, please contact AJ at 913-4415 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This year’s theme is Noah’s Ark, come and see the fun table decorations and en- joy a great night out.