Community Happenings 2/18/20


Dancing Through the Decades Couples Event
February 20, 2020

Ethiopia Presentation
February 23, 2020

Daddy Daughter Dance
February 28, 2020

KEPHA Women’s Night- Feminine Genius
With Fr. Leo Patalinghug
March 13, 2020

KEPHA Men’s conference- Building a Legacy
March 14, 2020

Respect Life Ministry Bake Sale

April 18 &19, 2020

Passion & Purpose Marriage Event
April 24, 2020

Haiti Connection Ministry Golf Outing
May 16, 2020

Our Lady of Consolation is hosting a one-day retreat to start our Lenten journey together. All adults are invited to join us on Friday, March 6 starting with 9am Mass. Retreat is $20 per person (payable at the door) and includes all retreat materials and lunch. Retreat runs 9am-3:30pm. Guest speakers include Dcn. Jim Hessler, Tammy Graves and Logan Weber. Come and start your transformation this Lent and learn what it means to be transformed by repentance, transformed by surrender and transformed by love. More information available on the parish website or by contacting the parish or faith formation offices.

The Knights of Columbus and the Ladies’ Auxiliary will be holding a Dress Drop for the Best Prom Ever. Parishioners may donate gently used dresses and Men’s suites and ties and other accessories to the Best Prom Ever Dress Drop by placing them in the drop box outside the parish office from February 22nd through March 1st.

For more information on the Best Prom Ever please visit

Join our faith community and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl at the entrances of church this weekend and put your faith into action, helping the world’s poorest create lasting change. May these 40 days better prepare us to encounter ourselves, our neighbors and our God.

DYMO Camp 2020

All current 9th -12th graders are invited to attend DYMO Camp 2020 on June 14-21. This year’s theme is “Called to be Holy” and focuses on 1 Corinthians 1:2. DYMO Camp is a one-of-a-kind youth opportunity. DYMO Camp is 100% Catholics and has operated in the Grand Rapids Diocese, without missing a single year, since 1972. It is also endorsed by Bishop Walkowiak. So, what are you waiting for? Are you “Called to be Holy”?

Learn more about Camp, get registered, or sign up to volunteer at

DYMO Camp is also seeking parents to assist at camp for the week. Please prayerfully consider joining the DYMO team this year!

St. Pope John Paul II spoke of women as the Feminine Genius of God (Chapter VIII.30.9), which is often times lost in the post modern understanding of feminism. As there is a “war on women” and a push to confuse gender and identity by relativistic terms, our call is to understand who a woman is in relationship to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to see how women are created by God as “equal” to men, but distinct in their mission and vocation. This presentation seeks to help women celebrate their vocation, to encourage them on their mission and to foster a theological, spiritual and human healthiness to grow that “genius” quality in their life – for themselves, for their family, their church and the world.

A Hectic Work Week and the Peace of the Sabbath

The Franciscan Life Process Center presents “A Hectic Work Week and the Peace of Sabbath” at Albertus Magnus Hall of Science at Aquinas College on March 12 at 6:30. Fr. Michael Lasky, OFM Conv. is the keynote speaker with a response by Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE, Ph.D. Go to for tickets.

Native American Art

SAVE the DATE The Franciscan Life Process Center,11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell, MI, will offer day camps for children ages 8 – 12. Camp topics include Native American Art, June 24 – 26, Life on the Trail, July 29 – 31, and Butterflies in the Prairie, August 5 – 7. Go to to learn more.

FISH FRY – Get hooked on West Catholic Fish Fry Fridays. Join us for 5 Fridays during Lent, February 28th through March 27th from 4:30 – 7:00 PM, in the West Catholic HS Cafeteria, 1801 Bristol NW. Dine in, take out, or drive through! On the menu this year is fried Walleye, Lake Perch, Baked Salmon, Breaded Shrimp, baked potato or fries, home-made coleslaw, roll or garlic toast, dessert, and beverage. Cheese pizza or macaroni and cheese is also available. Adults – $10, Seniors and Students – $8, Baked Salmon $10, Children – $5; Age 4 and under – Free. If you choose Walleye its $12.