Welcome To

St. Mary Magdalen
Catholic Parish

Kentwood, MI

Bishop Walkowiak has ended the dispensation for Catholics within the territory of the Diocese of Grand Rapids from their obligation of attending Sunday Mass, provided that it is safe for them to do so. Please see his latest letter for more information.
For all information about returning to Mass safely, please check out the Bishop’s FAQ document.
For this and all other COVID-19 pandemic information and resources, including the latest letter from the Bishop and updated procedures, please visit our COVID-19 resource page. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding our pandemic policies and procedures, we invite you to contact the office.
The Diocese is also seeking Deacon aspirants. If you are interested in becoming a deacon or exploring a call to be a deacon, please click here.


We are a reconciling, healing family of Christians celebrating life through worship, service and Catholic Formation.

We are committed to creating an atmosphere within our parish family to come together in body and spirit as a living faith community to help each other become better servants, mature in faith formation, feed the spiritually and physically hungry, create a stronger faith formation and bring people to the light of God.

We invite you to come and worship with us.

As a member of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, St. Mary Madgalen has opened its doors to Kentwood’s faithful since 1956, and continues to provide its parishioners with weekly services, community get-togethers, and more. In addition, our dedicated staff provides established programs for:

New to our Church? Visit us to learn more about how to become a part of our congregation.

Weekly Mass and Confession

Daily Readings
9am, 11am & 5pm - Sunday
8am - Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri
5pm - Saturdays

Confession: Saturdays 3:30 - 4:45pm

Location & Office Hours

1253 52nd St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Mon-Fri


(616) 455-9310

news and upcoming Events

an update on covid-19 from the diocese

There is nothing ordinary about what has transpired over these past 15 months. Our pastors and their staff members have worked tirelessly to nourish the spiritual lives of parishioners while also safeguarding the physical health of their communities. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
As of June 22, the State of Michigan has lifted its broad epidemic orders. This is positive news, and we are hopeful that the worst of this pandemic is behind us. Daily numbers of new cases have been falling steadily. Positivity rates statewide are below 3% and have decreased 88% since their high on April 8.
Understanding that parishioners who are homebound or in long-term care facilities may be at increased risk of contracting COVID-19, ministers who are not fully vaccinated and bringing holy Communion to individuals in these groups must wear a mask. Other than this norm, the Diocese of Grand Rapids is terminating any remaining particular law in response to COVID-19, effective immediately. This decision aligns with guidance from public health officials and is supported by the data mentioned above.
Moving forward, decisions regarding parish norms for COVID-19 will be left up to the pastor and his staff. CDC recommendations for communities of faith may be found on their website.”

dicoese statement on Fulton v. philadelphia

The Diocese has issued a statement on the Fulton v. Philadelphia ruling. You can read the statement by clicking here.

daily rosary

This website has multiple priests praying the rosary, both in the archives and daily at 3am, 10am, and 6:30pm.
Sr. Mai and her fellow sisters recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Rosary, both in Vietnamese. The Chaplet is recited live at 3:00pm, and the Rosary is recited at 8:30pm. Click here to tune in live on Facebook or watch the recording.


Live perpetual adoration can be found here in the chapel at EWTN, available from 9am to 6pm. For adoration outside of these hours, please see this blog for a compiled list of perpetual adoration locations.