Advent by Candlelight: A Women’s Gathering Dec. 3rd 6:30pm-8:30pm

This event is for women and is an evening of fellowship, music from Catholic Centrals A cappella choir and desserts. All women are invited to participate. Every year there is a reflection to help prepare hearts for Advent. This year the event is being held the evening of Dec. 3rd 6:30pm-8:30pm. The reflection will be The Promise of the Star. Sign ups will be available after masses starting Nov 9th/10th. Seating is limited.

Date Night Drop Off Dec 6th 5:30-9:30

Get your Christmas shopping done while teachers watch the kids! (THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISER) 5:30-7:30 Eat & Kids Activities. 7:30-9:30: Movie in the Gym “The Grinch” (2018). Late pick-ups will be charged an additional $5/child. Cost: $10/child. $18-2 kids in same family. $25-3 kids in same family. $30-4+ kids in same family. Includes: Pizza, Drinks & Pirates Booty.  Kids Ages: potty trained – 6th Grade. Middle & HS aged may Volunteer to help and receive dinner and volunteer hours. Registration closes Dec. 1st. We have limited capacity, so register before we fill up!

Christmas Caroling – Dec.18th 6:15-8:00pm

We will be caroling through the Ridgemoor Neighborhood. Bring the whole family, Michael Miller will provide music and lead us in carols. The evening of fun will end with hot chocolate in the Rectory Garage! You don’t want to miss this fun Holiday event!

Family Night – Epiphany Party

Epiphany is the celebration of the three wise men that visited Jesus. It is always celebrated 12 days after Christmas on Jan 6th. Epiphany is also when some Churches remember when Jesus was Baptized, when he was about 30, and started to teach people about God. Epiphany means ‘revelation’ and both the visit of the Wise Men and his Baptism are important times when Jesus was ‘revealed’ to be very important. Epiphany Eve (also known as Twelfth Night) marks the end of the traditional Christmas celebrations and is the time when you were meant to take Christmas decorations down. This year’s Epiphany party will be celebrated on the evening of Jan 5th, starting at 5:30pm in church with a Christmas lessons in carols ending with the arrival of the 3 kings and then an epiphany party following in the Gym.

SPAuction

This is an annual fundraiser that supports the school and parish. It is a super fun night out for adults with silent and live auctions. Every year has a different theme and food and drinks are included in admission. This years event will be held on Feb. 7th, and be held at a new location: D2d Studio in downtown Grand rapids. Everyone is invited to participate and you can register online now!

Soup, Salad & Study

Wednesday during Lent we provide Soup and Salad and have a Study on different topics. This is a family friendly event and childcare is provided for the study portion.

Baja Fish Tacos Nights

Three Friday’s during Lent, we host baja fish taco dinners for the whole community. It is a twist on the typical fish fry’s! These tacos are delicious and even people who say they don’t like fish, love them! We also serve mac and cheese for the kids! It is a family friendly event that you do not want to miss out on! This year the baja fish tacos will be served Feb. 28th, March 13 and March 27th. Come out, have a beer and enjoy a fresh baja fish taco with the community, while we all abstain from meat during Lent! You will want to RSVP for a seat as we fill up fast, so stay tuned…

3-on-3 Basketball Tourney

This is a community wide basketball Tourney for grades 1st-8th. The tournament takes place at the CAT and teams from public and private schools participate. This years event will be held on March 15th. Stay tuned for more details and the ability to register online.

Golf Outing

This is a fun day on golf course at Watermark. Includes lunch, a full 18 holes of golf, dinner and a silent auction. Get your foursomes together now for May 18th. Stay tuned for more details and registering online.

Parish Festival & 5k

This is a super fun event, held the weekend after Labor Day every year. A 5k run takes place in the neighborhood behind St. Paul campus. The festival is fun community event with food, drinks, games and more! This event is a fundraiser, but also a community builder that creates lasting memories for all!

All Souls Memorial Service

November is the month the Church asks us to remember, in a special way, those who have died believing in Jesus Christ. This service is a Candle Light memorial Service where we remember all parishioners who have entered eternal life over the past year. During the service family members and friends bring up a candle that is placed near the altar as a memorial, while their loved one’s name is read. The family/friend takes the candle home after the service. Please call the Parish Office if you would like a loved one remembered.

St. Paul the Apostle Church