Priests Convocation This week Bishop Walkowiak and many of the priests from the diocese will travel to Shanty Creek in Bellaire, MI for our annual convocation. This is a time for us to gather as brother priests to pray, study, fellowship, relax, enjoy fine food and drink. Please keep us in your prayers throughout the… Read more
Bishop Walkowiak Presiding at OLC!
We welcome Bishop Walkowiak
Friday, September 19th at 9:00AM Mass
Bishop Walkowiak will celebrate Mass with the OLC School Children and all who wish to celebrate with us.
Refreshments will follow in the Holy Family Center.
SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
The United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) with Catholic Relief Services is working to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs facing the people in Iraq, Gaza, Syria and surrounding countries where refugees have fled. We ask for your generosity on behalf of those who are suffering and in great need of our mercy.
Continue to pray for peace in the Middle East.
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.
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.
The words of the popular hymn “Lift High the Cross” beautifully express the sentiments that are exhibited today on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (a.k.a. Triumph of the Cross or Feast of the Holy Cross). The Church celebrates this feast for two reasons: 1) to recall an event that proved to be… Read more
A Sacksy Story On this date, 7 September A.D. 70, four Roman legions under the command of the future emperor of Rome, Titus Flavius, overran Jewish rebels holding Jerusalem during the 1st Jewish Revolt, sacking and burning the Second Temple and much of the city. The destruction of the Temple and the resulting diaspora (scattering)… Read more
During the past couple of weeks there has been much ado made about a fundraising practice called the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. Participants allow themselves to be doused with a bucket of ice water in return for donations to fund research into a treatment/cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). But at the same time… Read more
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
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