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. Please see Lenten schedule below and note that beginning with Wednesday, March 8, we will have Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm followed by Mass at 6:30pm. We will no longer have Stations of the Cross and Mass on Friday afternoons of Lent.
Please be sure to pick up your copy of “Little Black Book of Lent Reflection” the weekend of February 25-26. This is a wonderful book to use for Lent. Reflections are based on the Passion according to John beginning on February 26, 2017 and end Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.
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.
30th Annual St. Al’s Fish Fry
St. Al’s Fish Fry will be held on Fridays during Lent, March 1 – April 7, 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 (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.
Costs: $10.00 Adults, $8.00 Seniors, $4.00 Children under 12, Children under 3 are free.