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Spring/Summer programs at the Catholic Information Center

Image: Catholic Information Summer 2017 Brochure coverFind out what's coming up at ​the Catholic Information Center (CIC) - see several featured programs below. For a complete listing of programs, classes and events, visit or click on the brochure image to the right.    

The Bible and the Virgin Mary: A Journey through Scripture

Monday, June 5, July 10 & August 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
With Monika Dauksts and Father René Constanza, CSP
Mary of scripture and devotion comes alive in a powerful new way in this inspiring twelve-month series. Participants are free to attend any or all sessions.
  • Monday, June 5—Lesson Six: Born of a Virgin
  • Monday, July 10—Lesson Seven: The Promised Mother
  • Monday, August 7—Lesson Eight: Mother Crowned in Glory
CFD: Spirituality/Theology ($10 donation suggested)

Divorce Recovery Support Group 

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 9, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Facilitated by Jim Kline
Cost: $15.00 for the book
A ten-week series offered for all who are divorced or are in the process of becoming divorced.  Led by those who have gone through the process themselves, these support groups provide a pathway to personal growth. The book, Divorce and Beyond by Greteman, Haverkamp and Radtke will be used as a guide and is included in the series cost of $15.00. 

Movies that Matter!

Monday, July 31, 6-8:30 p.m.
With Father Bill Edens, CSP           
Please pre-register online at or by phone (616) 459-7267
Cost: $15 per person – includes dinner
Join us for dinner, a movie, and discussion as we view important movies through “a lens of faith” and find surprising insights on the spiritual dimension of each film.  Movies are often today’s parables and we will discuss inspirational films that illustrate how great faith can transform our own life and the lives of those around us.
  • Witness - Monday, July 31, 6-8:30 p.m.
Witness is an explicitly religious story that explores the peaceful agrarian world of the Amish, contrasting it with the violent and corrupt urban landscape.  This is also a story about conversion and pacifism that stars Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis.

Soul Speak:  Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction

Monday, June 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
With Cami Mann
What is Group Spiritual Direction?  During this introductory session Cami Mann will explain the history, process, and format of this prayerful small group practice. It’s through meditation, deep listening and intuitive knowing, that we can listen deeply to each other. Collectively, we can grow connected to each other through the action of the Spirit. ($10.00 donation suggested.)
Cami Mann, OFS, is a trained spiritual director offering direction in a one-on-one setting and group setting. Cami has a great reverence for the communal experience and believes that it offers a significant sense of healing and wholeness. 

Paperback Picnic at the CIC

Thursday, June 29, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Discussion led by Sue Ann Clark
Resisting Happiness by Mathew Kelly
Cost $15/ includes dinner. 
Pre-register online at or by calling 616-459-7267.
Join us for a picnic dinner and a book talk that explores the question, are you happy? Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it.   (We will be picnicking indoors in the CIC Café.)  CFD: Evangelization
**Reading the book is not required, but copies will be available at the CIC.