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Upcoming Events: Soup's On!, Women's Conference & more

Scroll down for details about "Dwell," the 2019 Diocesan Women's Conference and other upcoming events!  

Graphic: CBLF Breakfast social ad feat. Dr. BaumgartnerCatholic Business Leaders Forum Breakfast with Dr. David Baumgartner

Date & time:
Friday, January 18, 2019, 7-9 a.m.
 
Location:
Cathedral Square Center
360 Division Ave. S.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 
Tickets:
Click here for tickets and table sponsorship opportunities.
Registration deadline Jan. 10
 
Catholic Business Leaders, join special guest Dr. David Baumgartner, chief medical officer and interim president of Mercy Health Saint Mary's on Jan. 18 for breakfast and an inspirational presentation: "Remarkable: A celebration of 125 years of medicine and an exploration into the future of health care." Hosted by The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan. Read more about Dr. Baumgartner here.

 

Image: Bishop Walkowiak greets a family follwing the Mass for Life 2018Mass for Life with Bishop Walkowiak

Date & time:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7 p.m.

Location:
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, our nation will mark the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion in our country. Bishop Walkowiak encourages all people of the diocese to observe that day as a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. 

Join our bishop for Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. to reaffirm our commitment to the Gospel of life and to the protection of all human life from conception to natural death. All are welcome. 
  

Soup's On For All! 

Date & time:
Monday, January 28, 2019,
6:30 p.m.
 
Location:
The B.O.B
20 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 
Tickets:
$50/Person in advance;  $60/Person at door
Will Call tickets can be picked up the night of the event on the first floor of the B.O.B. directly across from the hostess stand.
 
Join us! Soup’s On For All! has warmed the hearts of thousands while helping to provide hot meals for those in need. Held at the B.O.B in downtown Grand Rapids, the event raises more than $100,000 annually for the food and pantry programs of God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan.
 
This fun-filled evening welcomes more than 1,000 attendees and is made possible with the support of more than 150 volunteers. Guests can visit each of the building’s five floors where they are able to sample soups, breads and desserts donated by area restaurants while enjoying live music and entertainment. Throughout the year, volunteers hand paint thousands of soup bowls. Each guest selects a bowl as a souvenir of the evening — and a reminder that hunger is a reality every day for many in our community. For additional information, visit the CCWM website.
 

Image: Bishop Walkowiak distributes the Eagle Scout award to a young man.Annual Diocesan Scout Mass

Date & time:
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a reception with awards presentation
 
Location:
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(reception to follow at Cathedral Square Center)
 
The Diocese of Grand Rapids annual Diocesan Scout Mass will be held at the Cathedral of St. Andrew at 10 am on Sunday, February 17 with Bishop Walkowiak presiding. (This Mass will be broadcast live).
 
Any Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and American Heritage Girl and their family and friends are encouraged to attend. A reception with awards presentation will be held immediately following the Mass in the Wege Conference Center on the second floor of Cathedral Square Center. Bishop Walkowiak will hand out recognitions to the young men who've achieved Eagle this year and the young women who've completed their Pillars of Faith.
 

Image: Postcard graphic for 2019 Men's ConferenceKEPHA Building a Legacy Men's Conference

The 14th Annual Building A Legacy Catholic Men's Conference will take place at West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids on March 9, 2019. This year's speakers will include Elvis Grbac, Matt Fradd, Matthew Leonard, and Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak.
 
The early registration deadline is Feb. 22, 2019. Ticket prices increase $10 each after the deadline. Maximum 1,200 attendees. 
 
Online registration is open
 
Date:
March 9, 2019, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
 
Location:
West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 

Questions?

Contact Deacon Jim at 616-292-0422.
 

Image: 2019 women's conferenc postcardDiocesan Women's Conference -"Dwell" (Ephesians 3:14-19) 

Women of the diocese, make plans to join us for the 2019 Diocesan Women's Conference. Additional details to come! The conference will feature author, speaker and missionary, Colleen Mitchell.
 
Online registration is open
Register online
 
Date:
March 16, 2019, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Location:
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
6390 Belmont Ave. NE
Belmont, MI 49306 

Questions?

Please contact Marianne Verner, mverner@dioceseofgrandrapids.org, or Tammy Graves, tgraves@dioceseofgrandrapids.org, in the office of faith formation.
  

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