Welcome to Our Lady of Grace Parish
a merged parish of St. Agnes-Sanford, St. Anne-Edenville & St. Philip Neri-Coleman
Office: 2500 N. West River Rd. + Sanford, MI 48657 + 989-687-5657
Welcome! Whether you are a visitor or new to our parish, interested in becoming Catholic, seeking to return to the practice of your faith, or an active member of our parish, we are pleased that you have come to our website and we will do all that we can to assist you.
If you cannot find the information that you are seeking on this website, please call our parish office at 989-687-5657 during office hours, Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:30pm, or email us at email@example.com and we will make every effort to help you
Please join us on the weekend for Mass. We would love to meet you in person.
God bless you! We hope to see you soon!
Witness to Life
Historically, our diocese has had a high rate of participation in the March for Life every year. Even though we are unable to travel to Washington in 2021, we are committed to continuing this tradition, following all safety protocols and guidelines, in spite of Covid! A pandemic will not stop us from gathering together via livestream and virtually for the “Witness to Life” 9 Day Reflection on the Dignity of the Human Person.
This is a 9 day virtual retreat for all to gather in prayer as we stand to protect the Sanctity of Life! Visit www.saginaw.org/witness-to-life for more information and details! Daily Podcasts featuring local clergy including, Fr. Pete Gaspeny, Fr. Bill Rutkowski, Fr. Jose Cabrera and many others on Respect Life topics, such as Racism, Abortion/Post Abortive, Disabilities, Elderly/End of Life, Prisoners/Death Penalty, Immigration, Assisted Suicide/ Suffering, Human Trafficking and Mental Illness/ Suicide.
March for Life Midland
Right to Life of Midland County invites everyone to attend the
March for Life Midland County(formerly called the Candlelight Prayer Vigil)
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2:00pm
on the Main Street steps of the Midland County Courthouse.
We will hear a short talk, pray, and have an optional march of several blocks. This remembers the 48th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. We will pray for all those impacted by abortion and for our elected officials. Mask and social distancing guidelines from the MI Dept. of Health and Human Services will be followed.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ's Mission Appeal 2020
Christ’s Mission Appeal (formally CSA) gives Catholics in the Diocese of Saginaw an opportunity to offer thanksgiving to God for His indescribable gifts. Your generosity to this appeal allows for the continuation and expansion of a wide variety of ministries to the faithful, while engaging in the work of evangelization.
Jim Weisbrodt, Our Lady of Grace Finance Council.
Sign up for weekly digital bulletins
Do you want to stay informed on what is happening in our Parish? Sign up for a weekly digital bulletin. Sign-up is free! When searching for the bulletin, type Our Lady of Grace, Sanford 48657
Starting Sunday October 4, the Sunday Obligation will be reinstated meaning that all baptized Catholics are obligated to keep holy the Lord's Day by either attending Mass, if not compromised or taking care of one who is compromised, or by participating in a televised Mass and making a spiritual communion, etc. Please read Bishop Gruss' most recent letters to the faithful of the Diocese of Saginaw.
Masses have resumed at Our Lady of Grace
Bishop Gruss stated, "We believe that the spiritual life of people is an essential element to life, and therefore, it is time to begin to gradually open this part of society for the communal celebration of the Holy Eucharist,” To read the entire message, click HERE
Therefore, Masses have resumed at Our Lady of Grace with some restrictions. Please note that while Mass is limited to 25% capacity, the Saturday evening Mass will be held at St. Agnes in Sanford. A Mass will be offered at St. Anne on Wednesdays at noon. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday - Friday Mass at 9:00am @ St. Agnes
Saturday Mass at 5:00pm @ St. Agnes
Sunday Mass at 8:30am and 11:00am @ St. Agnes
Wednesday Mass at 12:00noon @ St. Anne
Confessions will be held on Saturdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm @St. Agnes
We are asking that everyone please be patient with us as we navigate through these next few weeks. Many of these decisions are out of our control.
As much as we want to gather everyone together for the celebration of Mass, we also have a duty to protect the life of our parishioners. With that said, to maintain the social distancing guidelines, the church can only hold 25% capacity which for us is about 170 people.
The guidelines are as follows
Attendance is on a first come first serve basis. Once we reach 125 people, you will be asked to attend a different Mass.
Doors will open at 8:00am and 10:30am on Sunday to allow for disinfection of pews.
Please enter through the main vestibule (2nd door from West River Rd)
Face masks must be worn for everyone over the age of 2. If you forget a mask, one will be provided.
People will have to sit 6 feet apart with the exception of families.
Communion from the Cup is temporarily suspended. We ask that when receiving communion, you consider receiving in your hands.
Please keep in mind that all of these changes are temporary.
Pope Francis' prayer to Our Blessed MotherO Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Let the Church always be a place of Mercy and Hope,
where everyone is Welcomed, Loved and Forgiven.- Pope Francis