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My Town: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish hosts men’s retreat Jan. 10
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WEST OLIVE, Mich.-- “Wisdom for a New Year” will be the theme of an upcoming Men’s Retreat Day planned for Saturday, Jan. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish.

The event will be held at The Weaver House, a restored 1901 home, located at 15400 Polk Street in West Olive, at Pine Bend Park.

The guest presenter is Fr. Phil Shangraw, D.Min., canonical administrator with St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish. Fr. Shangraw was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids in 1979.  Over the past 35 years, he has directed many retreats and served in a variety of roles in the diocese―as a pastor, spiritual director and director of the continuing formation of priests.

“We invite any older teen or adult men from the general public to join us for this amazing day, as Fr. Phil is a very gifted, humorous, animated and down-to-earth man who will keep everyone in the group awake and engaged during his lively discussions,” said Jeff Andrini, faith formation director with St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish.

There will be time for personal prayer and reflection following two sessions during the Retreat day experience.  Cost to attend is $20 per person and includes coffee, bagels and lunch.

Pre-registration is required for attendance at this event.  Registrants should do so by Jan. 5 by contacting Pam Hill, parish receptionist, at (616) 842-8230, ext. #125.  Further information can be obtained by visiting the parish website at:  www.stpatsgh.org under the “faith formation-adults” navigation tab.

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. 

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