Welcome Visitors & New Parish Members

We are a church that believes in the life-saving power of God’s word and the Eucharist, and we want to share that with you!

We are dedicated to serving our parishioners and assisting in Sacramental formation. Our church is a place to feel cherished and supported. your presence in our congregation is truly a blessing, and we look forward to praying, celebrating, and coming together as a community as the Body of Christ.

May your love and faith increase during your time with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Mass?

Wednesday – Friday 9:00am

Saturday (Sunday Vigil): 5:30pm

Sunday: 9:00am & 11:00am

How do I get to Holy Family?

Holy Family Church is located at  425 S. State St., Sparta, MI 49345

I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?

The church is equipped with a  hearing loop. To activate it please switch you hearing aid or cochlear device to “T”, O T-Coil or telephone position. Headsets can also be found in the back of the church. If you have any further questions, please contact the parish office at 616-887-8222.

How can I find out what’s happening in the Parish?

Pick up a bulletin or view it online here. Visit our website often for updates, and check in on our Facebook Page 

Where can I find inspirational reading and faith building resources?

Our parish offers a free subscription to FORMED.org, an online program packed with Catholic videos, e-books, inspirational talks, and children’s programing. Most of the resources are also available in Spanish.

How can we pray for you?

Our parish has a powerful prayer line that notifies parishioners in this ministry to the needs of the prayer requests. You can call the parish office with a prayer request or email it to Theresa Westcott at theresakvzw@gmail.com

How can I get connected?

We always welcome visits and calls to the parish office to speak to the Pastor or to our Faith Formation Director.

Interested in joining our Parish?

Call the parish office 616-887-8222 or complete our registration form. Once your form is completed, please return it to the parish office and we will have a member of our Welcome Ministry meet you before your preferred weekend Mass time to welcome you, give you a look around, and answer any questions you may have!

Guidelines for the Reception of Communion
For Catholics
As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (canon 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all.

For Fellow Christians

We welcome our fellow Christians to this celebration of the Eucharist as our brothers and sisters. We pray that our common baptism and the action of the Holy Spirit in this Eucharist will draw us closer to one another and begin to dispel the sad divisions which separate us. We pray that these will lessen and finally disappear, in keeping with Christ’s prayer for us “that they may all be one” (Jn 17:21).

Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion.

For Non-Christians
We also welcome to this celebration those who do not share our faith in Jesus Christ. While we cannot admit them to Holy Communion, we ask them to offer their prayers for the peace and the unity of the human family.