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Wedding Anniversary Mass & other not-to-be missed events!

Image: Wedding Anniversary Mass FB event graphicWedding Anniversary Mass

Oct. 22, 2017 | 10 a.m. 

Registration:

Please register as soon as possible by contacting your parish office and providing the following information: name of the couple, number of years married, and total number of guests attending with you.
 
Location:
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
 
Married couples in the diocese who are celebrating any milestone wedding anniversary are invited to attend the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass. Invite family members and friends to attend with you. Please register for this Mass by contacting your parish office and providing the following information - name of the couple, number of years married and total guests attending with you.
 
Bishop David Walkowiak will preside at the Mass. A reception with light refreshments will be held after the Mass at Cathedral Square Center, 360 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids MI 49503.


Questions?

Please contact Mark Mann, director of family, youth and young adult ministry, mmann@dioceseofgrandrapids.org or 616-475-1243.
 

Image: Holy Fire poster image, croppedHoly Fire
Oct. 20 & 21, 2017

 
Middle school aged young people and your parents! Now is the time to make plans to attend Holy Fire in Chicago. The nation's largest Catholic youth event for young people in grades 6-9,  Holy Fire features two "mirror-days" of programming - one Friday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and one Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants will experience dynamic speakers, music and the sacrament of Eucharist as they never have before.
 
Register today!
Group Registration: If you wish to attend, please contact your parish or Catholic school office to find out if your parish or school is sponsoring a group trip.
 
Family Registration: Parents/guardians who wish to register and attend Holy Fire with their middle schooler(s) may also register separately as a family by visiting www.nfcym.org/holyfirechicago. Tickets are $35 through Oct. 2 after which time the price increases to $40 and then $45 after Oct. 15.     

Questions? 

Please contact Mark Mann, director of family, youth and young adult ministry, mmann@dioceseofgrandrapids.org or 616-475-1243.
 

Graphic: Mass for God's Children Flyer with text and rosesMass for God's Children/
Misa por los Hijos de Dios

Nov. 3, 2017 | 7 p.m.

 
Location:
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 
Celebrant:
Father Tom Cavera
 
The Diocese of Grand Rapids invites parents who have experienced  the loss of a child before baptism to a Mass for God's Children. A memorial rose and naming cards will be provided for families who have lost a child(ren). All are welcome to attend including parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives and friends. A reception will follow Mass. 
 
La Diócesis de Grand Rapids invita a padres y madres de familia que han experimentado la pérdida de un hijo antes del bautismo, a la Misa de los Niños de Dios que se celebrará este fin de semana en la Catedral de San Andrés. El Padre Tom Cavera celebrará la misa. Se proporcionará una rosa conmemorativa y una tarjeta con el nombre del niño(s) para las familias que han perdido un hijo. Todos son bienvenidos a participar incluyendo los padres, abuelos, hermanos, parientes y amigos. Habrá una recepción después de la misa. 
 
Registration/Registro: To reserve a rose and have your child(ren) remembered on a name card please contact Mary Pereira before Nov. 1 by calling 616-240-7896 or email: mpereira@dioceseofgrandrapids.org. (Registration form) 
 
Si desea reservar una rosa y que su hijo(s) sea recordado en una tarjeta(s), favor de ponerse en contacto con Mary Pereira antes del 1 de noviembre llamando 616-240-7896 o por correo electrónico: mpereira@dioceseofgrandrapids.org. (Formulario de inscripción)

Questions?

Please contact Mary Pereira, respect life coordinator, 616-240-7896 or mpereira@dioceseofgrandrapids.org.
 

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