Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, February 14th. St. Al’s will have three Masses at 7:00am, 9:00am and 7:00pm with distribution of ashes at all masses. Please see Lenten schedule below and note that beginning with Wednesday, February 21st we will have Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm followed by Mass at 6:30pm.
Lenten Mini Series with Fr. Brian “Catechesis 101”
Join Fr. Brian as he explains some of the basic truths about Catholicism. Many of these truths we may have learned in earlier years, but have long forgotten. Many are truths that are the foundation of Sunday Worship. Many are truths we didn’t understand in childhood, but are worth revisiting. This three part series will be offered at two different times for your convenience.
Monday, February 19th, 26th, March 5th 6:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday February 21st, 28th, March 7th 9:30-10:30 am
Operation Rice Bowl
Also this Lent, St. Al’s Parish Community will be joining millions of Catholics across the country by participating in Operation Rice Bowl. Operation Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic Community in the United States, that invites people to place a cardboard container (rice bowl) in their homes and put the money that is save from their fasting and the things they give up for Lent. At the end of Lent, bring the rice bowl back to church. The money collected is use for development projects in poor nations and for hunger relief in the Grand Rapids Diocese. Rice Bowl are available at the entrances of the church.
You can also sign up for daily reflections and download the CRS Rice Bowl app by clicking the graphic below.
St. Al’s Fish Fry
St. Al’s Fish Fry will be held on Fridays during Lent, February 16 – March 23, from 4:30pm – 7:00pm in the Parish Center Cafeteria.
Our menu includes: Baked or fried walleye, baked potato or french fries, cole slaw, mac & cheese, and a drink. Grilled cheese sandwiches available for non-fish eaters. Desserts are available for an optional donation.
We are able to accept all major credit cards for your meals.
Costs: $10.00 Adults, $8.00 Seniors, $4.00 Children under 12, Children under 3 are free.