St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church Concord • 517-524-7578

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The beautiful St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Concord was built in 1995.

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Concord was established in 1953 as a Mission Church of the Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Jackson.

Mass was held in the former Concord Opera House. In 1984, it became a parish of its own, with their first Pastor, Fr. Edward O’Grady.

In 1998, Fr. O’Grady was assigned to another parish and Pastoral Coordinators were assigned by the Bishop of Lansing to pastor the parish. Joyce Rochow is the current Pastoral Coordinator.

In 1995, the congregation built a new church at the south village limits. As of July 1, 2004, the church will again have a resident pastor, Fr. Eric Weber.

Rochow says that this past year, St. Catherine has been celebrating its 50th year in the Concord area. On May 16, the church will end its yearlong celebration with a Special Mass concelebrated by Bishop Carl F. Mengeling and area priests. There will be a blessing of the new Holy Family Statue in the Biblical Garden, followed by a balloon launch and reception.


St. Catherine’s Mass schedule
is Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 10 am.

Communion service and Novena are at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Mass is held Wednesdays at 9 a.m.


The church offers religious education class for preschool through high school students, and also has adult education opportunities throughout the year. St. Catherine will be building a new rectory for its resident priest. The church is home to 250 families and is totally handicap accessible. According to Rochow, parishoners developed a mission statement several years ago. It reads:“ St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church is a growing rural familyoriented community with a unique history and strong commitment to each other and our faith.

“ As a spirit-led Christian community, we teach and learn, following the example of Christ, and encourage others in the Christian growth, both within and outside our own community.”




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