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!
Office is closed until further notice
If you have an emergency (i.e., funeral needed), please call the parish office and select the Rectory option to reach Fr. Dan Fox. Call (989) 687-5657 #5 for the Rectory.
Cancellation of ALL Masses, meetings and non-essential gatherings thru April 13
In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID 19, Bishop Gruss announced the temporary suspension of all Masses, meetings and non essential gatherings within the Diocese of Saginaw through April 13. This includes Stations of the Cross, Communal Penance, Rosary, Last Wednesday Adoration, etc.
"What I write to you today is very difficult news to bear.... I believe it is in the best interest given these extraordinary times....This action of suspending all public Masses flows from the Catholic Church’s essential belief in the preciousness of every human life. "
Church will be open for personal prayer..
The church (St. Agnes site only) will be opened for private personal prayer until further notice.
- Saturdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
- Sundays from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Private Confessions will be available at the St. Agnes site ONLY , Saturdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Annointing of the Sick
Please call the office at 687-5657 ext. 0
Viewing Mass online
The Masses at the Cathedral will be streamed live weekdays at 8:00am and on Sundays at 10:00am
In Mid April, we had planned to offer two studies. Because of the uncertainty of when the social distancing guidelines will be lifted we are not sure we will be able to offer them. But fortunately, we have found that both of the studies are being offered for free by the producers. Scroll down for more information.
Learn the Bible in a Month with Jeff Cavins on Ascension LIVE.If you didn't get to attend Jeff Cavins' Bible in a Day events this year in-person, Jeff will be taking Catholics through the entire Bible in one month in this 4-session series on Facebook Live. Each session lasts 1 hour. The goal of this free series is for Catholics to see the "big picture" of Salvation history.
When: Session 1 begins tonight at 8 PM ET, followed by sessions on Thursday (4/2), Tuesday (4/7), and Thursday (4/9) all at 8 PM ET. Mark your calendar!
Where: Live on Ascension's Facebook page, right here. (You do not need a Facebook account to tune in! Simply visit our Facebook page at 8 PM ET, and you'll see Jeff Cavins speaking live on video.)
If you love this first session, we highly recommend that you "like," "comment," and "share" this video! This helps us reach even more Catholics. Aren't able to attend the first session? No worries! Tune in at any point throughout this series. All of the videos will also be saved on our Facebook page for later viewing.
The Eucharist in Scripture by Scott HahnIncrease your devotion and understanding of the Blessed Sacrament and prepare your heart for when you will be able to attend Mass again. Scott Hahn’s most popular study, The Eucharist in Scripture is based off his book: The Lamb' Supper, The Fourth Cup and Consuming the Word. It is available to stream completely free for a limited time. What people are saying:"I watched all six episodes of The Eucharist in Scripture yesterday. As a Catholic who only returned to the Church last Easter after 45 years, I want to thank you for allowing me to view this at no cost. Thank you all for the insight you make available."—Jo Ann L. "I can't thank you enough for throwing this treasure chest open to us poor and hungry Catholics!"—Marissa A.
Easter Egg Hunt cancelled
Due to the COVID 19 outbreak the annual Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled. The High School Youth have decided to take the money usually spent on the event and dontate it to the Sanford and Beaverton Food Pantries to help those in need during the pandemic.
High School Fundraiser
The High School Youth have an ongoing fundraiser of selling Rada Cutlery to help defray the cost of retreats, trips and activities. To view the catalog and or make a purchase, please click the button below.
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