Welcome Back! Here at OLC and throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids, we welcome back our students and teachers as we begin the new school year of 2014-2015 starting Tuesday, August 26. I hope everyone had an enjoyable, relaxing, and fun summer. I enjoyed it immensely! Although the weather has been cooler than normal, the… Read more
NEW APP COMING SOON!
In the coming weeks Our Lady of Consolation will launch our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones. The app is very well designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession reminders, our bulletins and more. This will also allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates.
We hope this new tool will help you to grow in your Catholic faith, connect in community and invite others to join you in your journey!
Please watch in the coming weeks for our official launch announcement.
CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR PEACE IN IRAQ
The bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Bishop David Walkowiak, asks that Catholics throughout our diocese pray this prayer frequently on behalf of Christians throughout Iraq. Thousands of Christians have fled their homes in recent weeks rather than convert to the extremist brand of Islam imposed upon them by the Islamic State (ISIS).
The plight of our country is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare our lives, and to grant us patience, and courage to continue our witness of Christian values with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life; Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy.
Glory be to you forever. Amen.
The Napa Institute 2014 Two weeks ago, I attended The Napa Institute in Napa, California for the first time. The time away was a great opportunity for study and relaxation. Thank you very much for your prayers in safe travels. Indeed it worked, because the airline and I got along very well this trip and… Read more
This past Monday marked the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Here the great powers of Europe were drawn into what would become a global conflict of unimaginable horror and destruction. But one that would also serve to transform a generation. For those who survived the nightmare of the trenches, the bolstering… Read more
This past weekend I had the honor of baptizing five children into the faith. This was not only a time of joy for the parents, but also for the children themselves, although they are probably not fully aware of this yet. For in the rite the priest traces a cross on the forehead of the… Read more
Rest & Relaxation Throughout the month of July it has been relatively quiet at OLC. As many of our parishioners vacation and enjoy the summer, it is a great time for us on staff to relax as well and get caught up on miscellaneous stuff that has been pushed aside during the busy months…. Read more
Sojourning in the Magnolia State A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of spending time with some of our parish’s young people in Crystal Springs, Mississippi during their annual “Teens On A Mission” trip. For the better part of a week they worked throughout the area repairing roofs, painting, and doing various landscaping… Read more
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