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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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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.

40 days for Life

Would you be willing to pray for one hour to SAVE A LIFE and abortion?
40 Days for Life is a grassroots, pro-life effort that consists of 40 days of praying, fasting, and holding a peaceful vigil in front of an abortion clinic. The spring campaign will take place from March 6- April 14. This will be the 17th campaign in Grand Rapids and will take place in front of the Heritage

Clinic for Women at 320 East Fulton Street. This is the only free-standing surgical abortion clinic still operating in our community. Dozens of area churches have adopted a day of prayer.

Our Lady of Consolation has adopted Monday, March 25 to pray at the peaceful vigil. At least two individuals are needed for each hour of the vigil from 7 AM to 7 PM.

Signups will take place in the Commons after weekend Masses on March16/17 and March 23/24.

For more info, contact Mike Tarach by phone(616) 216 – 7460 or by email or visit

Way of the Cross Pilgrimage

8th Annual Way of the Cross Pilgrimage

When: Saturday, April 13, 7:30 am

Where: Parking lot of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Belmont, MI

What: Join us as we carry a life-sized cross from the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Belmont, MI to Our Lady of Consolation Parish in Rockford. Meet at 7:30 am to begin in Morning Prayer. We will reflect on the Stations of the Cross and decades of the Rosary as we walk.

Who: All are welcome. You do not need to carry the cross to participate. Please share this with anyone that may be interested. It takes about two hours for the entire journey. This is a powerful way to enter into Holy Week in expectation of Easter. I hope you can join us or encourage others to come.

Contact: Want to know more? Please contact Mike DiCosola at

Lenten Opportunities and Reconciliation Available Locally

Our Lady of Consolation

3 Masses (7am, 9am, 7pm) with distribution of ashes
Ashes services at 10:30 am at 3 senior facilities (Bishop Hills, StoryPoint of Rockford, Boulder Creek)

10:00 am Rosary in church (led by Kate Border)
11:00 am Mary’s Way of the Cross (led by Kate Border)

Children’s Stations of the Cross with school children
School students will pray the Stations of the Cross on Thursdays
Middle School at 1:45 – 2:15
K – 5 2:30 – 3:00

5:30 pm Stations of the Cross
6:15 Soup Dinner (not April 5 during Spring Break)
7:15-8:30 pm Prayer and Praise

7:00 pm every Tuesday
3:30 pm every Saturday
5-8 pm on Wednesday March 27, diocesan-wide “The Light is On For You”

Perpetual adoration in our 24-hour chapel.

12:30 pm Good Friday, April 19

St. John Paul II, Cedar Springs

Ash Wednesday:
12Noon and 6PM

Fridays During Lent:
6pm? Soup Dinner
7PM Stations of the Cross

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays: 3:00-3:30
Sundays: 4:00-4:30
March 27th: 5-8PM: The Light is on for You”
Penance Service: March 20th 6PM
Eucharistic Adoration:
Tuesdays: 12:30-4:00PM
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:30PM
Thursdays: 6:30-7:30PM
Sundays: 3:00-4:00PM

Lenten Studies
“The Mass” by Bishop Robert Barron (date/time TBD)
“Living the Eucharist”, a Paulist program (date/time/TBD)

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Belmont

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 6, 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Every Wednesday during Lent at 6:00 PM (except March 20th!)
Every Friday during Lent at 6:00 PM
Every Saturday during Lent at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 27 (The Light Is On For You), 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM

Vespers & Eucharistic Benediction
Every Friday during Lent at 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM

Triduum & Easter
Holy Thursday, April 18 Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 PM
Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction, 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Good Friday, April 19
Stations of the Cross – 12:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 1:00 PM
Divine Mercy Novena – 3:00 PM
Live Stations of the Cross – 7:00 PM
Holy Saturday, April 20
Food Blessing in Chapel – 10:00 AM
Divine Mercy Novena in Chapel – 3:00 PM
Easter Vigil Mass – 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday, April 21
Mass – 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Divine Mercy Novena in Chapel – 3:00 PM
NO 5:30 PM Mass!

Every Friday During Lent

St. Patrick, Parnell

Ash Wednesday
9:00 am Mass

Fridays in Lent
6:00 pm Lenten Soup Suppers
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross
Join us for Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent. Soup is served from 6 – 6:45 PM in the Parish Center, with Stations of the Cross in the church at 7:00 PM. Donations are accepted, and all donations benefit a local cause.

Saturdays in Lent
Sacrament of Reconciliation
3:45 pm Saturdays