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My Town: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to offer Ash Wednesday masses Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
My Town: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to offer Ash Wednesday masses Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish, located at 920 Fulton Street, will offer two Ash Wednesday masses with distribution of ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to signal the beginning of the Lenten season. 

Fr. Phil Shangraw, priest and canonical administrator for the parish, will preside over both masses.  Anyone wishing to attend the masses is invited to come.

Ash Wednesday occurs 40 days before Good Friday.  In the Catholic church, on Ash Wednesday the faithful have their foreheads marked with ashes in the shape of a cross, as a symbol that the person belongs to Jesus Christ, who died on a cross.

Anyone interested in obtaining additional information should contact St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish by phone:  616 842-0001.  Information is also available on the parish website,  www.stpatsgh.org

 

St. Patrick Parish began as a mission site in 1857 and the first church was built at the current location of 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven in 1872.  In 1911, St. Anthony’s Church was formed in Robinson Township and became a mission parish of St. Patrick’s.  The current church was opened in 1957 after the old church was torn down to make room for Route 31.  The Family Center was added in 1973 and in 2012, both parishes merged into the St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish.  Masses are held Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. weekly.  Everyone is welcome.