**When a funeral is scheduled, regular weekday Mass will not be celebrated.
Word on Fire Catholic Ministries is a nonprofit global media apostolate that supports the work of Father Robert Barron and reaches millions of people to draw them into— or back to— the Catholic faith.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, the moving, live production performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Grand Rapids on Sunday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. This drama also brings audiences a riveting modern story that makes Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 13 and up.
“Make your hearts firm”
Sunday's of Lent, join us at 12:30 in the Parish Center for a meal and in-depth discussion.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Topic: Setting boundaries
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Topic: Inner Conversion
The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist are located on 230 acres just north of Lowell, MI. They have been in the Grand Rapids Diocese since 1972. Throughout these years they have served the people within the Diocese in a variety of ways both spiritually and professionally and continue their outreach and work currently.
The Sisters are professionally prepared in a variety of fields. Their names are listed below with their current professional positions. They are all looking forward to working with all of you during this most holy season within the Church Year.
An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life is an eight-part, four-hour study designed to give you a solid understanding of God’s plan for humanity. It addresses the two most fundamental and universal questions:
- What does it mean to be made human, male and female, in the image
and likeness of God?
- How can I live my life in a way that brings happiness and fulfillment?
This study is for every “body” who desires to reach his/her full potential in this life. For group or private study.
Wednesday's at 7:30 PM in the Parish Meeting Room at the Office Join us for Mass at 7:00 and TOB after.
::Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive::
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.
Envision - March/April 2015
In case you were wondering...
Diocesan Women’s Conference: When’s God Gonna Show Up?
Spotting the Divine in Daily Life | Saturday, March 21, 2015
All women, ages 18 and up, are invited to attend the sixth annual Diocesan Women’s Conference – a day of vibrant prayer, an inspiring speaker, and a welcoming community. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 21 at Cathedral Square, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.The conference will feature Marge Fenelon, Catholic wife, mother, author, columnist, and speaker. Cost is $25 per person on or before March 13, 2015; this includes morning hospitality and lunch. Registration will be available online
Friday's during Lent
Follow up at 7:00 PM with the Stations of the Cross in the Church led by the Knights of Columbus
Authenticum seeks to awaken as many people as possible to the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the Catholic Faith by sponsoring ongoing exciting lectures on the humanities (history, literature, music, philosophy, liturgy, patristics, theology, catechesis, etc.) in the spirit of Philippians 4:8.
All Authenticum Lectures are approved for Catechist Certification Credit in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI.
All Christians are called to live out their baptismal commitment on a daily basis.
Check out these resources!
Diocese of Grand Rapids Office of Priestly Vocations
FOCUS Vocational Discernment
6 Steps in Vocational Discernment
::Prayer for Vocations::
Holy Father, look upon this humanity of ours that is taking it's first steps along the path of the Third Millennium. Its life is still deeply marked by hatred, violence and oppression, but the thirst for justice, truth and grace still finds a space in the hearts of many people, who are waiting for someone to bring salvation, enacted by You through Your Son Jesus. There is the need for courageous heralds of the Gospel, for generous servants of suffering humanity. Send holy priests to Your Church, we pray, who may sanctify your people with the tools of Your grace. Send numerous consecrated men and women, that they may show Your holiness in the midst of the world. Send holy laborers into Your vineyard, that they may labor with the fervor of charity and, moved by Your Holy Spirit, may bring the salvation of Christ tot the farthest ends of the Earth. Amen. (Saint John Paul II)