402 Amity Street, Lowell, MI 49331, Parish Priest, Monsignor Edward A. Hankiewicz

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St Mary Great Mother of God Catholic Church

Welcome to St. Mary Great Mother of God Catholic Church

We, the parishioners of St. Mary Parish, as a worshiping Roman Catholic parish family, are united by Faith, Hope, & Love.  the pastor, laity & ministerial staff, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, seek to foster spiritual growth in Jesus Christ through prayer, the Gospel & the sacraments.

The St. Mary's Parish Family of Faith is made up of old and new members. What makes up a parish is not its building or even its programs, but simply the gathering of the members around the Altar of Sacrifice on a weekly and daily basis.  When we come together for other events, social, communal, and spiritual, we show the multi-faceted and diverse family that we are.

The St. Mary's Knights of Columbus Council #7719 Food Drive Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

We are collecting non-perishable food items and toiletry products to donate to Flat River Outreach Ministries.  Gift cards to retailers like Meijer will also be accepted.  Please drop off your items while staying in your car at the north entrance of St. Mary's Church (under the awning) at 402 Amity Street, Lowell.

Brothers and Sisters

Bishop Walkowiak has suspended all public Masses through April 12th.  Therefore all weekday and weekend Masses are temporarily cancelled including Palm Sunday and Easter Liturgies. Because of this, all other activities including Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Stations of the Cross, Faith Formation and, hospitality, etc. have also been cancelled until then. 

 

You are encouraged to participate in the Sacrament of Confession here at St. Mary's on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 3-4:30 p.m. The 24 Hour Adoration Chapel (Cry Room) is open 24/7 to make a visit and pray.  Please practice responsible social distancing.

The parish office will be open 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Monday through Thursday.  Please call the office if you have any questions or e-mail is checked frequently throughout the day and week at [email protected] Sunday Mass from the Cathedral can be viewed at 10am on FOX 17.

While you are unable to receive our Lord in the Eucharist, it is encouraged that you make a spiritual communion.  While it does not replace the Eucharist, it does open our souls to receive His grace.  Here is a prayer to make a spiritual communion:

My Jesus,

I believe that your are truly present i the Most Blessed Sacrament.  I love you above all tings and I desire to possess You within my soul.  Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from you.  Amen

All of you are in my prayers.  May the Lord Bless you and keep you; may His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; may He look upon you with kindness and give you peace.

-Fr. Aaron Ferris 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass & Confession Times

Weekend Masses: Saturdays 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Daily Masses: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7:45 a.m.( No Masses on Tuesday mornings, Saturdays 8:30 a.m.
Confession: 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays
First Saturday Devotion 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month followed by Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays from 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. followed by Benediction. If Lowell Schools are closed due to weather there will be no Adoration.

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 8-4:30. Closed on Fridays.

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