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Picnic on the Piazza with the Bishop

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae and the 25th anniversary of Veritatis Splendor — both of which outline the Church’s teaching to address fundamental moral questions.

Central to these documents is the Church’s clear teaching on human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood – all of which are comprised in natural family planning.

To mark the important contributions of these documents and to celebrate the beauty of the Church’s teaching, Bishop Walkowiak is celebrating Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew on the evening of Monday, July 23, followed by a picnic on the Piazza Secchia. The Mass is open to the lay faithful in the diocese.

Additionally, there will be a workshop presented on Tuesday, June 26 in preparation for the celebration in July for anyone who wants to learn more about the Church’s teaching on love and transmission of life. The attached flyer has further details to assist you in extending the invitation to people in your parish.

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Father’s Day Mens Choir

Men of OLC!     Please join other Men of OLC and their sons as we sing on Sunday June 17 for Father’s Day at the 11 AM Mass.    The ability to be a good singer is not required.   If you can make a joyful noise, you are welcome to join.    This is a great opportunity to show that you are willing to stand up for your Lord, your Church and your family.     This can be an incredible experience for you and the Mass participants.    There will be a rehearsal on Wednesday June 13 at 6:30 PM at OLC.    If you cannot attend the rehearsal, you can still sing on Sunday.     Please contact Greg Beasley at or 893.5833 to volunteer or to get more information.

Vacation Bible School- Crew member sign up

OLC’s CATHOLIC VBS  – Calling all Crew Members We need a MINIMUM of 30 adult volunteers to launch OLC’s VBS ship. Sign up as a CREW CADET, where two adults look after and assist 10 children throughout the week who are in their “crew.”  If you are interested in a specific activity (station) and like to be a worker bee, but not “in charge,” a STATION SAILOR would be a GREAT fit for you!  If you are a confirmed teen who likes kids and LOVES Jesus, join us as a TEEN TRAVELLER!

Tentative Four days – August 6-9  from 8:30 am to noon.

*Childcare joyfully provided for volunteers’ children too young to participate.


Religious Freedom Week

We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by serving others and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 22 – June 29 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

Day 1: Friday, June 22
Day 2: Saturday, June 23
Day 3: Sunday, June 24
Day 4: Monday, June 25
Day 5: Tuesday, June 26
Day 6: Wednesday, June 27
Day 7: Thursday, June 28
Day 8: Friday, June 29

Even More information available from the USCCB and the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
CLICK HERE for Diocese of Grand Rapids

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Lector & Communion Training

Have you ever thought about reading at Mass?  What about assisting in distribution of Communion?  Both of these ministries will enrich your spiritual life and help you to share your faith with others.

We have scheduled another Lector and Communion Minister training with Dcn. Jim Hessler.  Come and learn more about this ministry and also to get scheduled for your first time

Wednesday, June 27th 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday, June 30th 10:00pm-Noon

Guadalupe Room
No RSVP needed

Contact Nickie Wentworth-Holton
616-866-0931 x221 with questions.


ALPHA Walk for Life 25 Years!

LifeWalk Kick off!!!

We are excited to have you be a part of this special day! New this year, LifeRide (bicycle event) you may do a 10, 20, 30, or 40 mile ride along the White Pine Trail. Also, new this year

LifeCrawl, this fun event is for infants and parents. This will be our 5th Annual 5K LifeRun, followed by a FunRun for kids and then our annual LifeWalk! We will walk down through the heart of Cedar Springs, stopping to pray at key places. We will enjoy a clown, face painting, refreshments, balloons, candy! This year we are again offering incentives for those who collect donations, so let’s celebrate LIFE!


Join us on Saturday, June 16th!


Baby Bottle Blessing Campaign May 13th thru June 17th
NEW LifeRide 7:30 am (7:00 am registration) Helmets are required
5K LifeRun at 8:30 am (7:30 am registration)
FunRun for Kids at 9:15 am (ages 5-11)
LifeWalk at 10:00 am (9:00 am registration)
LifeCrawl 11:30 am (11:00 registration) infants and parents

Please spread the word, we all need to do what we can to support all life!!!
LifeWalk brings people together who care about family in all stages of life.
We couldn’t do what we do without your support!
Thank You!!

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College Scholarship Opportunity

We have an event called Ave Summer Fest 2018, on Thursday, June 14, 2018 to educate catholic high school seniors and juniors about the generous Ave Maria University (AMU) Michigan Scholarship and the Michigan Homeschool Scholarship and college seniors and graduates about the Ave Maria School of Law (AMSL) Michigan & Toledo Area Full-Tuition Scholarship. Tom Monaghan, founder of AMU and AMSL, is hosting the Ave Summer Fest at his Ann Arbor residence.

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