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!

2019 LifeWalk

Precious in His sight

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM

This year we are celebrating over 26 years of serving individuals and families. We will have our usual 2.5 mile LifeWalk, 5K LifeRun, a Kids FunRun and our cycling event LifeRide, this is a leisure ride on the White Pine Trail, with your choice of a 10, 20, 30 or 40 mile open course. Back by popular demand our Baby & Me LifeCrawl, this is a fun activity for infants and parents. This year anyone who collects $500 or more in donations will earn the chance to win one prize, including this year’s Grand Prize, a $500 “Great Wolf Lodge” gift card. Free t-shirts for participants (while supply last). There will be a balloon release at event. This fundraiser is a fun and family friendly way of putting your life affirming beliefs into action for the ministry of Alpha Family Center.

Chicken Dinner & Festival

St. Mary’s Visitation Community Center

146th Avenue & 24th Street, Byron Center (New Salem)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Serving from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Children’s Games

“Anything On Wheels” Show from 1:00-3:00 PM

Bingo starting at 10:30 AM

Auction at 3:00 PM

Chicken Dinner:  Adults-$12, children-$6, Under 4 years – Free!

Position Openings-Diocese of Grand Rapids

Staff Attorney – Immigration and Legal Services, full time (Spanish required)

Administrative Assistant – Hispanic Ministry, full time (Spanish required)

Administrative Assistant – Pastoral Services, full time (Spanish preferred)

Details can be found on www.grdiocese.org.

Traci Douglas, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Director of Human Resources
Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids | Cathedral Square Center
360 Division Ave. S. | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
p 616-475-1242 | c 616-443-2192 | f 616-551-5644

e tdouglas@grdiocese.org

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Share your financial gift and prayer intentions with the Cathedral of Notre Dame to help the Cathedral resurrect and rebuild from the ashes.The USCCB is directing Catholics to the fund set up by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Shrine, whose Board of Members consists of the Administrative Committee of the USCCB, has the infrastructure in place to manage these donations and ensure that all funds are distributed to the Archdiocese of Paris for the rebuilding of the cathedral.Option 1:Checks may be sent to: Basilica of the National Shrine of the the Immaculate ConceptionAttn:  Monsignor Walter Rossi, rector400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017Checks should be made payable to “Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception” and “Cathedral of Notre Dame Fund” should be written on the memo lineOption 2:donate online through the Basilica’s website

St. Vincent de Paul’s Thrift Store Needs Your Help!The Thrift Store is very low on inventory…Please help us help others especially during this fall & winter season! We are in dire need of good, clean fall and winter clothing. The more we have the easier it is to keep our prices low so those who are poor can afford to shop and those who are homeless and transient can receive free clothing.Please open the doors of your hearts and donate now.
Call 452-1408 to schedule a pick up and we’ll pick up for free.“Embrace the whole world in a network of charity.” 

Calling Women of All Ages!Are you looking for a way to increase your faith this year? Consider joining the Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Membership is open to everyone. The Council helps women develop their faith through leadership, spirituality and service of the Gospel. Like them of Facebook or email the group at: grdccw@dioceseofgrandrapids.org.

Courage Apostolate

The Courage Apostolate is the Church’s invitation to people who experience same-sex attractions, who desire to live in accord with the Gospel call to chastity. Courage, a confidential support group led by a priest, accompanies men and women along the road to integration, freedom and discipleship. For more information, call 616-459-4662 or email courage@dioceseofgrandrapids.org

EnCourage Ministry

The EnCourage Ministry welcomes parents, spouses and other loved ones of people who experience same-sex attractions to join regularly for prayer and mutual support.  Under the direction of a priest chaplain, EnCourage members seek to know God’s will for themselves and their loved ones, and to follow it with charity and patience. For more information, call 616-288-0918 or email encourage@dioceseofgrandrapids.org