Author: Nickie Wentworth-Holton

Save the Date & Sponsors Needed for Haiti Golf Outing

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

Sponsors Needed:

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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)

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Couples Retreat

The Diocese of Grand Rapids & The Franciscan Life Process Center are sponsoring a “Pregnancy & Infant Loss Couples Retreat”, which will take place on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at the Franciscan Life Process Center. RyAnne & Nathan Carr from “Immaculate Hope Ministries” will be facilitating this retreat. For more information on this ministry, please visit

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Mystagogy Gatherings

Called to Continual Conversion

Join the neophytes for the last period of RCIA, called “mystagogy,” which means “to go deeper into the mysteries” on Sundays during the Easter season
from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Guadalupe Room with Guest Speakers.

April 28— Conversion: A Lifelong Process

May 5— Making Big Decisions/Discernment

May 11— Holiness and Prayer – potluck with Father Tony

May 19— The Laity: Called to Build God’s Kingdom

June 2— Evangelization

June 9— Gestures–Living the Mass

Mystagogy is for EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US to accompany one another and re-affirm our faith.
For more info, contact Amy at 


LiveStream Masses for Holy Week

Join Bishop Walkowiak to celebrate Holy Week
Bishop Walkowiak will mark the conclusion of our Lenten journey and celebrate the suffering, death, and resurrection of our Lord with liturgies during Holy Week (April 14-21).

Join our bishop at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, online at, or on Facebook

Sunday, April 14 (Palm Sunday)
10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 16 (Chrism Mass)
7 p.m.
This is a ticketed event, but please join us online

Thursday, April 18 (Mass of the Lord’s Supper)
7 p.m.

Friday, April 19 (Passion of the Lord)
3 p.m.

Saturday, April 20 (Easter Vigil)
9 p.m.
Please join in person, no livestream available

Sunday, April 21 (Easter)
10 a.m.

Life in the Spirit Seminar

Shrine of St. Francis Xavier – Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Dominic to host seminar

The parishes will be hosting a free Life in the Spirit seminar on Thursday evenings from May 2nd through June 6th. The seminar will help you grow in your knowledge of the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit leading up to Pentecost.

When: Thursday evenings, May 2 – June 6
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church, 50 Bellevue St. SW, Wyoming
To Register: Contact Colleen at 616-202-8262 or Mary at 616-635-1506

Theology of the Body 101

Theology of the Body 101″

TOB can unlock the doors for a truly happy life. Come get the keys!

Monday, April 29 from 6:30-8:30 pm

This is a great introduction and recap to OLC’s Theology of the Body (TOB)series. If you haven’t been able to attend the others, make time for this one! If you have attended the others, this night will pull everything together.

Presenter Mary Jo Thayer, M.A., has made TOB the heart of her personal and professional life. Hearing Christopher West speak in 1996 changed her forever as a wife, mother, moral theology teacher, public speaker, retreat leader, and published author. The Holy Spirit inspired her to weave TOB into everything she does. This dynamic PowerPoint presentation aims to inspire, reorient, and encourage the desires of the human heart.

For more information or to register, please contact Amy at

Families – bring your teens!


Divine Mercy Novena


Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28

Please join us as we pray Divine Mercy Novena.  Our Lord instructed Saint Faustina to pray this novena starting on Good Friday.

Our Lord said, “I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of my mercy, that they may draw there from strength and refreshment and  whatever grace they need in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death.

Please join us in praying the novena as a parish:

  • Good Friday  12:00 noon (Church)
  • Saturday Apr. 20 3:00 pm (Chapel)
  • Easter Sunday  3:00 pm (Chapel)
  • Mon-Fri Apr.22-26  6:30 pm (Chapel)
  • Saturday Apr. 27  6:30 pm (Chapel)

Divine Mercy Sunday  Apr. 28 at 3:00 pm.
Holy Hour will be held in the Church with Refreshments and cookies following.