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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.

There many options available so check them out

Hope to see you in January at the March for Life

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The Hidden Holocaust

The Hidden Holocaust

Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m

Cathedral Square Conference Center

We know much about the genocide of Jewish people in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, but what about the hidden Holocaust? Author and Vatican Consultant, Fr. Patrick Desbois comes to Grand Rapids to talk about what he has uncovered in other places throughout Europe with the help of 5,300 witnesses.

Free event but space is limited, please register:

The event is not recommended for children under 13.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids, the Jewish Cultural Council Series, the Diocese of Grand Rapids, the Catholic Information Center, the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, and the Kaufman Interfaith Institute. Funded by the Ravitz Foundation, the Henry Pestka Charitable Fund, and the Joseph Stevens Freedom Endowment of Grand Valley State University.

Wedding Anniversary Mass

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.

Please click here to RSVP digitally.

See You At The Pole

All families are invited to meet at Our Lady of Consolation (at the flagpole, near the school entrance) from 7:15am-7:45am on Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 2018 for “See You at the Pole”. This year’s theme is “Brokenness” & is based on Ephesians 3:14, “I fall on my knees before the father”.

See You at the Pole™, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September. See You at the Pole™ is simply a prayer rally where students, parents, other family members, staff members, etc. meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God.

Free donuts & juice will be served to all participants at the close of the event. This event is sponsored by Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Faith Formation & School. Please contact Amy Pereira at with any questions.