July 11, 2023
Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,
Mark your calendars and join us for Mass on the Grass at 11AM on Sunday, August 13, 2023 and stay for an old fashion family picnic. St. Joseph Parish will provide meat, table service, lemonade and water. Please bring a dish to pass and any other refreshments your family would like to have. If you have lawn chairs, corn hole or any other yard games please bring them. There will be some old-fashioned games for the kids to participate in to keep them busy and the adults can enjoy a 50/50 raffle for the adults to participate in.
To help ensure that we have a wide variety of side dishes, please see the breakdown of what to bring.
If your last name starts with
Please reach out to Michelle Vlug (616) 822-2595 or Tonya Fritz (616) 481-4553 if you have any questions or would like to help make the picnic successful.
Father Andrew Tonya Fritz Michelle Vlug
There are some changes to the cemetery's rules and regulations to keep in mind.
● Shepard hooks are not allowed on the gravesite.
These are dangerous for the people mowing the lawn.
● Solar lights are allowed in the urn only, not directly in the ground. ● Fences, landscape stones, rocks, gravel or bark are not allowed around the headstone. ● Planting of a tree or shrub directly in the ground is not permitted. ● Burial/casket flowers will be allowed to remain on the gravesite 4 days after burial. After that, they will be removed. If you have any questions, please call the parish office or your cemetery representative: Father Andrew Ayers | Joe Looks-Sexton | Randy Helsen-St. Catherine | Don Crowley-St. Francis Xavier | Charlie Armock-St. Joseph
If you have any of these items, as listed above, in the cemeteries and want to keep them, they must be removed before Memorial Day. If not removed, maintenance workers will dispose of them to a dumpster!
Thank you for helping to keep our cemeteries beautiful and safe!