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.


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.


Ash Wednesday: 9am & 7pm

Holy Thursday, 4/1: 7pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8pm – 10pm – Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction
Good Friday, 4/2: 1pm – Celebration of the Passion
Holy Saturday 4/3: 10am – Food Blessing in Chapel
9pm – Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 4/4: 9am & 11am – Easter Mass


LENTEN Season Confession schedule

In addition to our regular Confession schedule (see below), we offer the following reconciliation opportunities during Lent:

The Light is ON for You: An Evening of Penance 3/18: 5pm – 8pm

Monday 3/22: 8:30-10am & 6-8pm

Wednesday 3/24: 8:30-10am & 6-8pm

Thursday 3/25: 8:30-10am & 6-8pm

Friday 3/26: 8:30-10am

Wednesday 3/31: 8:30-10am & 6-8pm


Stations of the Cross

We are pleased to offer the Stations of the Cross on Fridays during the Lenten season. The Stations will be at 7pm unless noted.

February 19th – Led by the St. Mary Magdalen Staff

February 26th – Led by the Men’s Group

March 5th – Led by the Women’s Ministry

March 12th – Led by the Adult Choir

March 19th – Led by the Knights of Columbus

March 26th – Led by the Women’s Guild

April 2nd (Good Friday) – 12pm

April 2nd (Good Friday) – 7pm led by the Youth/Young Adult Ministry (please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions we will not be offering Living Stations this year)

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

Upcoming Events

Knights of Columbus laptops for kids program

Do you have a laptop that you don’t need anymore? Consider donating it to the Knights of Columbus! They will be wiping the laptops clean, installing an operating system before donating them to KPS. The laptops will be given to students who cannot afford to buy them. In a time of online schooling and digital homework, this can make a world of difference and help kids succeed! Please see this flyer for contact information and instructions. Thank you!

Faith Formation has returned!

We are excited to announce that we are able to resume in-person Faith Formation classes beginning Wednesday, February 24th. Some COVID restrictions will apply, including social distancing, wearing masks, screening, and cleaning. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person again! Please call the office if you have any questions.

Livestream mass

There are many churches that are offering a livestreamed Mass during this time. You can tune in to Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew and view daily Mass sponsored by the National Catholic Broadcasting Council on their Youtube Channel. EWTN also offers daily Mass on their website.

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.