Author: Nickie Wentworth-Holton

2019 March for Life

Here it is! It’s time to think about the March for Life in January. I can’t believe another year has gone by but it has

We invite you to make plans to join us in 2019, as we gather with thousands of pro-lifers from across the country and March for Life on Friday, January 18, 2019.

The 46th annual March for Life is an excellent opportunity for pro-lifers to come together in Washington D.C. and take a united stand against the destructive national policy of abortion on demand.

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Hope to see you in January at the March for Life

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Advent 2018

A Holy Day of Obligation
Friday, December 7, Vigil Mass at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 8, Holy Day Mass at 9:00 am

Tuesday, December 4 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 8 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, December 11 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 15 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, December 18 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, December 19 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 20 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 22 3:30 – 4:30 pm

December 24 at 4:00, 6:30 and 10:00 pm

December 25 at 10:00 am

Toddler Time at Our Lady

Toddler time is a time of songs, stories, fingerplays, and playtime. Adults can socialize while the children interact with Mrs. Erhardt and her aide. We will meet 5 times throughout the school year.

Our Lady of Consolation Preschool room (enter through doors off north parking lot)

Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 – 10:30 am
Friday, November 9, 2018 9:00 – 10:30 am
Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Friday, May 24, 2019 9:00 – 10:30 am

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers

Ellen Erhardt at or 616-866-2427 with questions or to reserve a spot for your child(ren)

There is no cost to attend!

Natural Family Planning Classes Available

The great benefit of NFP is that it affirms the two goods of marriage – the  Procreative and Unitive aspects of marriage.  NFP encourages the unitive (friendship) aspect of marriage because it requires communication between the spouses to have the conversation regarding family planning. They can ask each other is this a good time to have a child?  Are there grave reasons that exist right now that suggest we should wait to have another child?

Thus, the art of shared decision making is perfected as couples continue to strive to reach decisions together, including areas of their sexuality and family planning. NFP also maintains the procreative aspect of marriage as NFP is fundamentally open to life, though couples can abstain during fertile times.  NFP helps make it possible for couples to be both open to life and abstain from having children “at this time” (this is what the Church means by responsible parenthood). Finally, NFP remains the only method that aids with both family planning and helping couples to achieve pregnancy.

Click Here to learn more about Natural Family Planning

Our Lady of Consolation has 2 sessions available to our parish.
Registration is required to participate in order to get your materials.
Please watch the bulletin and current events for more information.

Fall Session:
Hosted by Mike & Marcia James
Class Dates: September 22, October 27, December 1
Sign Up Here or Call 800-745-8252

Spring Session:
Hosted by Ryan and Heidi Pohl
Class Dates: March 11, April 15, May 13
Sign Up Here or Call 800-745-8252

Save the Date & Sponsors Needed for Haiti Golf Outing

Making a difference for the Haitian people… one house at a time!

Save the Date:

May 18, 2019 9 am at North Kent Golf Course

Sponsors Needed:

This is a great opportunity to support our wonderful mission in Haiti.  If you are unable to play golf but would still like to donate, please submit check to OLC with ‘Haiti Connection’ noted in the subject line.  All donors will be recognized at this event.  (This Includes 2 Tickets to steak dinner after the golf outing; please RSVP by May 1, 2019)

If you would like to sponsor, play in the event or donate a prize item (minimum retail value of $250), please contact: Richard Woodruff (  616-340-8784 (cell)

Click Here to see all sponsorship levels available