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 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:
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An Important Message from our Bishop
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2021
Annalise Laumeyer, director of communications
The Diocese of Grand Rapids’ Office of Communications issues the following statement from Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, in response to the shooting at Oxford High School.
We turn to the Lord with heavy hearts as another community is torn apart by gun violence. This time, close to home.
The hearts and prayers of Catholics in West Michigan are with the community of Oxford. I offer my personal prayers for the victims, their families, the injured, the staff and young people who witnessed this tragedy, and all those who have been deeply affected by this senseless act of violence.
“In the face of so much pain and suffering, our only course is to imitate the Good Samaritan,” Pope Francis reminds us, “Let us take an active part in renewing and supporting our troubled societies.” (Fratelli Tutti, 67 and 77)
We ask the Lord to grant eternal rest to those who have died. And we pray in a special way for the victims’ families and friends, may they know the comfort, love, and healing power of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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