St. Luke News & Happenings

Mass Update from Fr. Bill

Dear friends in Christ,   With the change in the weather, it is time to move our Sunday Masses indoors. We will do so beginning the weekend of Oct 31-Nov 1.   In order to accommodate the numbers we have been seeing, I am going to add some Masses which will involve a change in our schedule. Please note, these changes are only temporary, and we will return to the regular schedule as soon as we can.   Here is the new schedule:   – 5:00 pm Saturday – 8:30 am Sunday – 10:00 am Sunday (please note the time…

Canopy Update

Dear friends in Christ, It has been a long while since I have given any updates on our canopy project, so I would like to do that now. Here is where the project currently is at: since this is considered a major building project, the diocese of Grand Rapids must approve it before we can sign a contract and proceed.  We have had a fair number of meetings / communications with them over the 12 months plus that this has been going on; I have just been able to respond to their questions regarding some specifics of the project and…

Friendship Family for International Students

Dear St. Luke’s Parishioners,   Would you be interested in being a friendship family for an international student at Grand Valley? Friendship families welcome international students by making them feel at home here in the US and helping them to adjust to life here.   Ways that you can help include: Inviting the student to have dinner with you from time to time Sharing American holidays like Thanksgiving with the student Taking them to fun, cultural, or sporting events in the area Helping them to study to get their driver’s license Practicing speaking English with them if they are from…