Parish Newsletter for December 26, 2023
The Octave of Christmas


2023 Contribution Statements

Contribution statements will be mailed out to the those who request them by the end of January 2024. To request your statement, please call (616) 676-9111 or send an email to our Business Office at


Holiday Office Hours

The Parish Offices will be closed December 26 and 29, as well as January 1 to observe Christmas and New Years. St. Robert Catholic School will be closed through January 7 for Christmas Break. Our staff wishes you all a very blessed Christmas season!


Art & Environment Donations

Sincere thanks to all who made memorial contributions to our Christmas Art & Environment Fund. The Sanctuary looks absolutely beautiful.


Special thanks to the Art & Environment team for your hard work decorating our Sanctuary.


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Begin 2024 by honoring Mary, the Holy Mother of God, on her special Solemnity – January 1! We will celebrate Mass together as a parish family at 10:00 a.m. in the main Sanctuary. Please enter through Doors B, C, or D.


Dive into Scripture in 2024 with our Community Bible Study Night, on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. beginning January 10! This multi-generational study will begin with dinner in Newminster Hall. At 6:30 p.m., we will break into our age-appropriate study groups:

  • Adult Disciples
  • Teen Disciples (Grades 9 – 12)
  • Young Disciples (Grades 6 – 8)
  • Junior Disciples (Grades K – 5)

RSVP by Monday, January 1 to the Faith Formation Office. Include the names and age groups of all participants.

For additional details, contact Teresa Burns at or call (616) 676-9111 ext 115.

We are hoping to offer the nursery for children 3 months through preschool. If you are able to volunteer for this service, please contact Kristen Jankowski at OR (616) 676-9111 ext 132.


Parish Snapshot: What Else do I Need to Know?

  • Nourish for Caregivers: Deacon John will begin offering Nourish for Caregivers Support sessions beginning Tuesday, January 16. Please reach out to him at if you are interested in joining or would like more details.
  • Young Disciples Open Center: Last chance to register! Deadline is December 27. Contact Kimberly Patterson with any questions at or (616) 676-9111 ext 124.
  • Emmaus Road (Young Adult and Family) Ministry: Join us for Coffee, Cookies, and Community in the PLC after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses on Sunday, January 7. Pray with us every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the main Sanctuary for Eucharistic Adoration. Contact Mike Michaud at or (616) 676-9111 ext 113 with any questions.
  • Faith Formation Christmas Break: Our Junior Disciples (Grades 1 – 5) will be on Christmas Break through January 7. Sessions resume January 8 & 9. Little, Young, and Teen Disciples resume sessions on Sunday, January 21. Contact the Faith Formation Office with any questions at or call (616) 676-9111 ext 114.
  • Pancake Breakfast: The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pancake breakfast after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses on Sunday, January 14. Join us in Newminster Hall!

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6477 Ada Drive Southeast, Ada, MI 49301
(616) 676-9111