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Pastoral Ministers Gathering & other not-to-be-missed events!

Image: 2016 Evening Prayer & Blessing of Musicians, Dennis Rybicki welcomes guests to CathedralAnnual Blessing of Musicians of the Diocese of Grand Rapids

Sept. 12, 2017 | 7 p.m. 
(The Most Holy Name of Mary)

Calling all cantors, instrumentalists, choir members, and music directors to come and celebrate your love for music and liturgy with other musicians of the diocese at the annual Evening Prayer and Blessing of Musicians.  Bishop Walkowiak will preside at Evening Prayer with musicians in the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. All are welcome! Refreshments will follow afterward on the Piazza Secchia (weather permitting). 


Contact Dennis Rybicki, diocesan director of liturgical music,


Image: Friends attending the Diocesan Women's Conference 2017Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Fall Seminar

Oct. 17, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

St. Mary Catholic Church
402 Amity St., Lowell, MI
"Women Healing Wounds" is the theme of the seminar, presented by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Woman in cooperation with St. Mary Parish, Lowell, and Holy Family Parish, Caledonia. It is open to all women and the cost is $20.



National Catholic Youth Conference - “Called/Llamados”
Nov. 16-18, 2017

Teens of the diocese and your parents, now is the time to make plans to attend NCYC 2017. The NCYC is a celebration of the Catholic faith for high school age young people, involving dynamic speakers, powerful workshops, positive music, interactive activities, vibrant prayer and worship, and a chance to experience the larger Church in the United States by gathering with more than 23,000 teens, priests, religious, bishops, and other leaders from all over the country. 

Register today!

If you wish to attend, please register through your parish youth ministry leader or school campus minister. Your parish or school may ask for a deposit at that time.
Your registration for the conference will be complete when you turn in your registration form and payment, which is due before August 31. The total cost is $485 per person. This covers the conference registration fee, 3-night hotel stay, daily breakfast, t-shirt, round trip travel and ground transportation by motor coach while in Indianapolis. Please note that lunch and dinner meals are not included in the cost.   


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

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