Around the Parish
- Father Jim wrote Understanding the Catholic Faith and Four Principles of Catholic Morality in response recent questions about Holy Communion.
- Our diocesan-wide capital campaign to support seminarian education and priest retirement begins the weekend of November 2-3. The Our Shepherds – Our Future Capital Campaign seeks to endow and build up a restricted fund for seminarian education, as well as fully fund our priests’ retirement. This is an effort by all parishes in the diocese and our parish will actively take part in the capital campaign beginning. See the Diocese website for more information. Please take an opportunity to read the Case Statement.
- Adult Faith Formation: Counteract the seven deadly sins with the “seven lively virtues” to discover the right path to healing and happiness. This Bible study from “Word on Fire” with Bishop Robert Barron will begin on Monday, Jan.27, from 6-7:30pm in the Rectory Conference Room. This is an 8-week study. There is no fee for this study. Please register using our Seven Deadly Sins and Virtues online registration.
Around the Diocese
St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture: Join Dr. John C. Pinheiro, Professor of History, Aquinas College, will speak about “Catholicism, Liberty, and the American Experiment” on Jan. 28 at 7pm in Aquinas College’s Wege Ballroom. This event is free and open to all.
- Cherish 2020 will be Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Register at www.cherishmarriage.net. The event will be at Frederik Mwww.cherishmarriage.neteijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. We have the entire venue for dinner, an inspirational talk from Dan and Amber DeMatte, dancing, and a romantic twilight stroll through the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory! The cost is $99 per couple or $495 per table. All tables will seat 10 people/5 couples. If you bring a priest, then an 11th seat will be added to your table.
- Catholic Information Center events: Come celebrate, live, and pray the Catholic Faith with events at the Catholic Information Center. Check out the events here. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Eulene Freeland at eulene@cathedralofsaintandrew.
- Catholic Charities Young Professionals: CCYP is open to all West Michigan young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. CCYP’s mission is to involve young professionals with Catholic Charities West Michigan. The group provides opportunities to network, volunteer, attend events, raise money, and plan service projects. For more information, contact Bethany Stowe (firstname.lastname@example.org), check us out on Facebook (@CCWMYoungProfessionals), follow us on Instagram (ccypwestmi) or join our LinkedIn group (Catholic Charities Young Professionals- West Michigan).
For an extensive list of Diocesan opportunities, please visit the Diocese of Grand Rapids website.