GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Catholic church is canceling its Friday morning Mass after vandals broke into the building.
The Facebook page for Sacred Heart of Jesus parish on Valley Avenue SW has posted photos of the aftermath of Thursday afternoon's break-in.
According to the post, church leaders say young people spilled paper and other items on the floors and emptied fire extinguishers, covering everything with dust.
Nothing was broken -- but at least one of the vandals was barefoot and left footprints.
"Pray for our neighborhood, especially for youth who seem to find no better ways of spending their time than in vandalizing not just property but the most sacred property," says the post.
The church hired a professional company to clean the building, but the work will not be done in time to hold the 7:45 a.m. Friday Mass.