St. Mary Magdalen
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.
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As a parish 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:
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An Important Message from our Bishop Regarding COVID-19
January 20, 2022
Dear Friends in Christ,
I have heard from many of you who long to come back to Mass and to receive the Eucharist. However, you do not feel comfortable as COVID cases continue to accelerate in our region.
In order to make Mass accessible to as many as possible, every pastor is now required to create a socially distanced section in their church by this weekend, January 22/23, if they do not have one yet. Each pastor may determine the best way to indicate this section in the church. Parishioners are required to wear masks in the
socially-distanced section. This directive is in effect until February 28, upon which time it will be re-evaluated.
Models predict that Michigan may be through the worst of this latest surge at that point. Of course, parishioners are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in other areas of the church and at all in-person meetings held on church grounds.
I recognize that many of our pastors and their staffs have taken extra steps to protect and care for parishioners during this pandemic. I hope you are ready to be welcomed back, to be safe, to be fed, to be home.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak
Bishop of Grand Rapids