Welcome to Holy Family Parish in
We are thrilled you have discovered our website and hope you find this as a resource for learning more about your faith and about our community. We are committed to helping all people grow in their relationship with Christ because we know that He is the source of all that we do. With the Holy Spirit as our guide, we hope that we can continue to carry out the mission entrusted to us.
The parish is not just a place where we gather to worship on the weekend; it is a place of family. It is a place where people come together to acknowledge and celebrate God's presence in their lives. It is a place where we can help one another in moments of difficulty and rejoice with one another in moments of joy.
If you have yet to register to become a member of Holy Family, we hope you will consider becoming part of our Holy Family “Family”.
Click here for registration form.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: Where do I park? Where do my kids go? We understand the many thoughts that come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
When is Mass?
Wednesday through Friday: 9am in St. Patrick Chapel
Saturday (Sunday Vigil) Mass: 5pm in the Church
Sunday: 9am and 11am in the Church
Monday through Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Interested in Joining our Parish?
Call 616-891-9259 or Click here for registration form
How do I get to Holy Family Parish?
Holy Family Catholic Parish is located at 9669 Kraft Avenue SE, Caledonia, MI 49316 Click here for map.
Where do my children go?
Holy Family has a nursery (cry room) available to anyone who feels a need to leave church with their child. The nursery is located next to the chapel and can be accessed through the doors in the back of church or the hallway. The nursery provides a way to listen to Mass while providing a place for parents to go with their children who are restless (parent must stay with their child). The nursery has a restroom, changing table, rocking chair and toys.
I'm not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand, and kneel?
There is a missal in every pew that has the order of Mass in it. If you follow along with the Missal it will tell you when you should stand, sit and kneel.
I'm not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
Only members of the Catholic Church may come forward to receive communion. Christians or non-Christians who attend Mass may either remain seated or come forward to the Priest, hands crossed over the chest, to receive a blessing. (see guidelines below)
I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?
The church is equipped with a hearing loop. To activate it please switch your hearing aid or cochlear device to “T”, T-Coil or telephone position. Headsets can also be found in the back of the church. If you have any questions please contact the parish office at 616-891-9259.
Guidelines for the Reception of Communion
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 (Code of Canon Law, 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 that 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" (John 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. Eucharistic sharing in exceptional circumstances by other Christians requires permission according to the directives of the diocesan bishop and the provision of canon law (canon 844&3). Members of the Orthodox Churches, the Assyrian Church of the East, and the Polish National Catholic Church are urged to respect the discipline of their own Churches. According to Roman Catholic discipline, the Code of Canon Law does not object to the reception of Communion by Christians of these Churches (canon 844&3).
For Those Not Receiving Holy Communion
All who are not receiving Holy Communion are encouraged to express in their hearts a prayerful desire for unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another.
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.
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