9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

(616) 878-1619

Email: parishoffice@stsebastianmi.org

Christmas Mass Schedule

December 24, 2018
4:30pm — Children’s Christmas Eve Mass in Church
4:30pm — Christmas Eve Mass in the Historic Church
7:00pm — Christmas Eve Mass in Church
10:00pm—Christmas Eve Mass in Church

December 25, 2018
10:00am—Christmas Day Mass in Church

January 1, 2019
10:00am—Mass for the Solemnity of Mary in Church (a Holy Day of Obligation)

 

K of C Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

                                                                            Open to all Children
Ages: 5-7; 8-10; and 11-14
First Place and Runner-up Prizes in each age group
Entry Deadline is Sunday, November 25.
Posters size must be 11×17, original artwork and reflects the theme “Keep Christ in Christmas”.
All entries must include a completed entry form (can be found in the Narthex or in the Parish Office).
Posters may be left in the Parish Office or in the K of C Conference Room in the Parish Hall.
Prizes will be awarded at the K of C Breakfast in December.

Reporting Sexual Abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids has a policy regarding reporting and dealing with sexual abuse. Any person having reasonable cause to suspect past or present sexual abuse by a religious member (bishop, priest, deacon, nun, brother, etc.) or by any person acting under the authority or apparent authority of the church, is urged to contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator:
Diocese of Grand Rapids Cathedral Square Center
360 Division Avenue S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-243-0491
Alternatively, you may contact the Michigan Attorney General either through its toll-free hotline at 844-324-3374 (Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email aginvestigations@michigan.gov.
To read letters from Bishop Walkowiak to the faithful or to learn more about safe environment efforts in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, visit: dioceseofgrandrapids.org.

Have You Registered Your Children for Religious Education, Sparks and Ignite?

It’s that time of year again!
Classes for Religious Education (4-yr old Preschool through 5th Grade) start the week of September 16.  Click here to register.
Classes for Sparks (Grades 6-8) The Sacrament of Confirmation start September 30.
Classes for Ignite (Grades 9-12) start September 23.
Click here to register.
Register before August 13 for an early bird discount!

 

Summer RCIA

Summer RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) Opportunity
Beginning Sunday, July 15  11:30am to 1pm in the Parish Hall, Classroom  A.

Are you a Baptized Christian with questions about the Catholic Church?  Or are you contemplating joining the Catholic Church?
We have a summer RCIA process beginning Sunday, July 15.  We will meet every Sunday immediately after the 10:30am Mass in the Parish Hall, Classroom A.
To be a candidate for these sessions, you must have been baptized in a Christian Denomination and catechized in that faith.
If you are interested, please contact Mona Andre at 616-878-1619 ext. 116 or by email at mona@stsebastianmi.org.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
during the 10:30am Mass
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for children
ENTERING Kindergarten-Grade 2 THIS SEPTEMBER, 2018.

 Children will be dismissed after the Opening Prayer to follow the leaders to the LAMP room.  There, they will continue the Liturgy of the Word by listening to the readings and talking about them on their level.  Children will be returning to their seats during the offertory.

Parents, just a few notes…

  • Make sure your child knows where you are sitting so it is easy for them to return to you at offertory.
  • Make sure your child has used the restroom before Mass begins.
  • The only thing they may bring with them is their offertory to place in a basket that will be in the room.
  • Remind them that even though they are leaving at this time, they are still in Mass.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact debbie@stsebastianmi.org.