Diocesan News & Events

Check here for news & events happening throughout our Diocese: Courage Apostolate - A Confidential Support Group for those who experience same-sex attraction EnCourage Apostolate - Family Outreach for those with loved ones who experience same-sex attraction Plus many more!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Opportunity

Give your spouse the best gift of all this Christmas – time with you. Refresh your faith and your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Comfort Inn in Farmington Hills or Feb. 28-Mar. 1 at the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt. Check out wwme.org  to apply or contact Chris & Darla Vinton at 269-953-8287 for more info.

Catholic Women’s Statewide Conference

Registration is open!

The Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites all Catholic women to join them for the state conference, BEACONS OF LIGHT, to be held April 24-25, 2020 in Frankenmuth, MI. 

Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, Bishop of Grand Rapids, Most Reverend Stephen J. Raica, Bishop of Gaylord, Most Reverend Earl A.  Boyea, Bishop of Lansing, and Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley, Bishop of Kalamazoo, will be celebrating Mass on Friday night. This year’s event coincides with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Council of Catholic Women.

Please join us for this event that will feature Mass with our bishops, inspirational speakers, vendors, and fellowship time with women from all over the state. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and the conference concludes on Saturday at lunch.

For registration information and room block details, email grdccw@grdiocese.org or call Janet at 616-915-5930.

Registration is open for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Join Fr. Michael Cilibraise, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Holland, and the Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization (LANE) for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Nov. 29 – Dec. 8, 2020. Registration is now open. Fr. Michael will be your guide as you walk where Jesus walked, see where he taught during his earthly ministry, and feel his presence still there today! See the full itinerary, pricing, and register at lanecatholic.org.

Join Us for Adoration at Our Lady of Consolation in Rockford!

Relationships flourish when we spend time with the ones we love. Have you spent time with
Jesus this week outside of Mass? He is present – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity – waiting for
you in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Stop in to the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Our Lady
of Consolation Church in Rockford any time day or night or schedule a time by calling 616-866-
0931 or e-mail jwoodruff@olcparish.net.
Check out our Adoration video: