In recognition of the faithful witness of married couples, we will celebrate the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the 10:00 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, followed by a reception at the Cathedral Square Conference Center.
Bishop Walkowiak wants to extend the invitation to couples in our diocese who are celebrating wedding anniversaries, such as 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 years, and up. Family members and others, of course, are welcome at this Mass as well.
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Starting on Thursday, September 6
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Exodus 90 (for Men Only) – Thur Aug 23
Join the men of OLC as they take on a 90 day journey of prayer, asceticism and brotherhood. Jesus says in Matthew 5:27-30 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”
This 90 day journey with other men is a great way to help get rid of the sin in our lives – to pluck out our eyes and cut off our right hands that cause us to sin. This group will meet weekly on Thursdays at OLC in Classroom 311 from 7 PM to 8 PM. Click the link below for more information. Contact Greg Beasley at 616.893.5833 email@example.com to register or for more information.
As you are aware, Jeanne Winklemann (our beloved, long-time serving Elementary Coordinator) has accepted an amazing opportunity at St. Paul’s parish in Grand Rapids and thus has to leave us here at Our Lady of Consolation.
We are asking people to join us in showing her what an amazing gift she has given our parish through our service at a cookie reception in her honor after all of the Masses the weekend of August 25 & 26.
We are hoping that the members of our parish that worked with her closest might be able to assist us in providing the cookies and helping to serve at those Masses.
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Come join us for a fun faith-filled adventure Monday – Thursday, August 6-9! All kids entering grades 1-6 are welcome. $10 per child will be collected at check-in the first day of VBS. Full-time VBS volunteers’ children have the fee waived. The kids will start their adventure each day with Mass starting at 9:00 a.m! Parents are welcome to join us for Mass each day.
Parents with younger children entering 1st grade need to attend Mass with their child each day. After Mass the crew leaders will gather them for the day.
Click Here to Register a Child or to Volunteer
Help support our seminarians and priests –
Bishop Walkowiak wants your feedback!
The Diocese of Grand Rapids will be conducting a feasibility study throughout July and August, and Bishop Walkowiak would like to hear from you. The study will gather feedback on a potential diocesan-wide capital campaign to support our seminarians and priests. A high level of responses from Catholics throughout West Michigan is needed to aid the bishop in making an informed decision on whether to move forward.
Potential campaign goals include investing in the education of our growing number of seminarians, supporting specialized education for our priests, and funding the Priest Retirement Fund. The Steier Group, a Catholic development and fundraising firm, has been hired to conduct the study. A final recommendation on the viability of the campaign will be made in the early fall.
Visit dioceseofgrandrapids.org for additional details on how you can participate. Stay tuned to the bulletin throughout the study for regular updates.
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