The occasion featured the newly completed Parish Life Center and renovations to the church and Outreach Center.
Father Chuck Schwartz, pastor of St. Patrick/St. Anthony Parish, used the opportunity to welcome the neighboring residents, local pastors, members of the parish and the community at large.
“The community has been watching the process of our expansion since our ground-breaking in August 2016, and we felt that it was time to open our doors and share the facilities with our friends and neighbors in the Tri-Cities,” he said.
Grand Haven Mayor Geri McCaleb joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 16, along with other honored guests who spoke of their participation in the success of the project.
“We have been part of this community since 1857,” Schwartz said. “I am pleased to be part of our Catholic presence of 160 years in Grand Haven, and this new facility and renovations ensure that we are able to continue the mission and ministry of the Gospel for many years into the future.”
Special thanks to the Zenko Family Fund and the Greatest Needs Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation for their support in the renovation of the Outreach Center, which houses the parish’s Food Pantry and Job Seekers Program. Thanks also to Pamela Blake of the local Chamber of Commerce for her role in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The community is invited to the St. Patrick/St. Anthony Parish Festival, Aug. 10-11.