December 6, 6:00-7:30
Advent for the entire Family
* Learn about Advent
* Make an advent wreath for your family
* Learn how to make the Jesse Tree
for more information click here: FamilyNightOutFlyer 12-6
The images of damage and flooding from Hurricane Harvey continue to grab our attention compelling us to help our brothers and sisters in Texas whose lives have been turned upside down by this devastating storm. While we must continue to offer prayers for those affected, our financial support is desperately needed as well. Therefore, I am asking you to take up a special second collection in your parishes this weekend to assist in relief efforts.
Funds given to the collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and will provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses through the USCCB.
After your Masses this weekend please send a check, per the normal special collection procedure, with a note on the memo line titled “Hurricane Harvey collection” addressed to:
360 Division Ave. S.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
In addition, parishioners may donate through Catholic Charities USA. More information on how to donate to help relief efforts can be found on the diocesan webpage here: http://www.dioceseofgrandrapids.org/multimedia/Pages/Hurricane_Harvey_Relief.aspx#.WaWG6sh96M8
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop David Walkowiak
The Assumption Parish Festival was great! For some people volunteering is about giving. But for others it is a way of living. Thank you.
We had our first of hopefully, many annual parish festivals here at Assumption. It started with a successful Fly Like An Eagle 5K Run/Walk and continued with good food, music, games and most importantly parish fellowship. I loved driving around the past few weeks and seeing yard signs throughout the neighborhoods promoting this event. I am grateful to Belmont Baptist Church for allowing us access to use their parking lot and all those who volunteered to promote, set-up, cook and clean-up. I also thank the many sponsors and the committee who brought this event to life.
Fr. Tony Pelak
It’s an exciting time to be Catholic in West Michigan! The parishes and Catholic organizations in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are vibrant places of faith, generosity, education and love—alive with the Holy Spirit.
- As Catholics, we believe that it is our baptismal call to bring people into relationship with Christ and to grow closer to him.
- It happens when we share genuinely the message of the Gospel with those who’ve never heard it.
- When we urge those who already believe to continue to deepen their faith.
- And when we re-propose the Gospel to those who, though always members of the Church through their baptisms, have drifted away.
Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak
Bishop of Grand Rapids