St. Mary of the Woods & St. Aloysius Parish

Kalkaska, Michigan ~ Fife Lake, Michigan

Churches in the Kalkaska Area have chosen 4:06 p.m. as a time to pray together as a community for an end to the pandemic, those effected by Coronavirus, the healthcare workers and those who are sick. This is in acknowledgement of Philippians 4:6, which states: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

One option is the following Cororavirus Novena asking our Patroness Mary to join us in interceding with Jesus for and end to the virus and for all those effected...

Coronavirus Novena

O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.

O loving Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee. Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.

Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.

Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

St. Aloysius, pray for us!

If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness 

or have had any exposure to persons with Covid 

we ask that you refrain from attending Liturgy. 

Details on our Covid protocols can be found below.

Weekly Mass schedule at St. Mary of the Woods 

Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.

Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Weekly Mass schedule at St. Aloysius

 Sundays at 9:00am

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Following are the safety protocols in place in our parishes. We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure seating for everyone in attendance.

Following are the things you need to know…

  • Attendance is limited to seat 20% of our maximum capacity.
  • Masks are required when inside the Church, please bring your own mask and hand sanitizer.
  • Please check your temperature before coming to Mass. If you are exhibiting any symptoms please stay home and see the parish website for links to publicized Masses.
  • We must adhere to the 6 foot social distancing between individuals, family members are allowed to sit together as a family.
  • The Churches are marked out for seating and distancing requirements. Ushers will guide you to your seats.
  • Please refrain from congregating in the Churches and respect the social distancing practice when entering and exiting the Churches. 

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0438 County Road 612 NE

Kalkaska, MI 49646


Saturday: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.


403 E. Merritt Street

Fife Lake, MI 49633

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St. Mary of the Woods


Sunday: 9:00 a.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.

Holy Days: As announced in bulletin   


Saturday: 3:15 pm


Sunday: 8:15 am