Catechist Certification

In 2016 the Diocese of Grand Rapids instituted a program for all catechetical leaders (including clergy, staff, teachers, and catechists) called Echoing the Gospel.  This program helps our leaders receive a well-rounded self-formation which will enable them to be even better catechists for our students.

Learning Opportunities

  • High School Presence Retreat
    Calling all High School Youth! March 1 – 3, 2024 The Presence will be held at Camp Geneva in Holland Michigan.  Are you searching for ways to empower yourself to find Jesus in their live?  Are you feeling disconnected from your faith or looking to strengthen it?  Have you never experienced adoration or the presence …

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  • Bishop Walkowiak featured in Content Evangelist
    I am pleased to share with you that Bishop Walkowiak is the cover story in the most recent issue of Content Evangelist. Content Evangelist is a magazine for Catholic communicators published by FAITH Catholic. In his interview, Bishop Walkowiak talks about the power of parables and the importance FAITH Grand Rapids magazine and the corresponding quarterly Spanish-language issue play in evangelization …

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  • Priest Prophet King Retreat 2024
    The Retreat Come join us for an incredible day centered on Christ present in the Eucharist.  This retreat is a guided reflection of faith including Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Praise & Worship, Small Group Discussion, Interactive Prayer Experiences, two workshop breakouts, lunch, Eucharistic procession, and Mass.  The entire day is designed to help …

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  • 2024 Spring Event Booklet Deadline
    If you, or your ministry, is planning on hosting any events, activities, meetings, or learning opportunities between January 1 and April 30 please let the Parish Office know as soon as possible. The deadline for your event to be included in the Spring, Lent, Easter 2024 event booklet is November 15. When submitting, please include …

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  • Advent by Candlelight
    Registration Open! Space is limited, register now! Table or Individual Registration Form Hostess Guidelines What is it? Advent by Candlelight is an evening to help women focus on Christ during the busy holiday season.   A potluck style dinner and a presentation to help us embrace the importance of Advent. Prizes will be awarded throughout the …

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  • RESTORE Event
    RESTORE is a St. Joseph Prayer Team sponsored event. Restore my joy in your salvation; sustainin me a willing spirit ~Psalm 51:14 Please join us in church  for a RESTORE evening. This RESTORE event will include adoration, confession, praise and worship music, and the St. Joseph’s Prayer Team will be available for those seeking prayers. Gather …

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  • Eucharistic Congress
    This is a call to all Catholics throughout the world to become closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Roman Catholic Church and Pope Francis is calling each one of us to be participants in this great event!  The Catholic Church in …

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  • Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest
    The Knights of Columbus Christmas Poster Contest is a fun and easy way to put your faith into action and get involved in your community. Youth in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to participate. Winners will be selected from the following grade groups K/1, 2/3, 4/5, & 6/7/8. Each poster should be 11×17 …

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  • Advent Scripture Study
    Enter more deeply into the Advent season and embrace the readings which lead us to the birth of our Lord. Join Fr. Darrel on each of the four Saturday’s of Advent for a discussion and reflection on each week’s Gospel. Directly following the presentation Adoration and Reconciliation will be available as you prepare yourself for …

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  • Christmas Mass Schedule
    Please join us for the celebration of the Nativity of the Lord! Christmas Eve: 5:00 pm– Vigil Mass8:00 pm– Vigil Mass Christmas Day:9:00 am Don’t Forget the 4th Sunday of Advent This year Christmas Eve falls on Sunday which gives us a unique opportunity to attend Mass for two different celebrations on the same day. …

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  • That Man is YOU!
    The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Men’s Ministry Opportunity titled “That Man Is You” for men 18 years and older. The program is faith based that addresses the pressures and temptations men face in today’s society, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. We meet in the Parish Activity Center weekly …

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  • School Advent Program
    December 20, 10:30am & 6:30pm Please join us in the gym for this event and experience the story of how Mary and Joseph prepared for the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.
  • Cursillo
    October 26-29 at Holy Family Church in Caledonia What is Cursillo? The Cursillo is an Apostolic Movement of the Roman Catholic Church for women of faith.  It is an encounter with Christ.  It employs a method that emphasizes the importance of a balanced life of piety, continued spiritual study, and action to help us keep …

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  • Prayer Teams after Mass
    The St. Joseph Prayer team is committed to helping their brothers and sisters in Christ embrace the power of prayer in their lives. Whether you are praying for yourself or a loved one; struggling with something or want to offer thanksgiving; our prayer teams desire to pray with you. Join us in prayer following Masses …

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  • Altar Society Advent Party
    December 4,  5:30 pm Altar Society members are invited to join together for a time to relax and enjoy each others company before the hectic holiday season arrives.  Advent is a special time to hope in prayerful anticipation of the coming of our Lord and Savior.  Dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
  • The Year of the Eucharist
    June 2023-June 2024 is planned as the Year of Parish Revival. Fr. Darrel and the Diocese of Grand Rapids will engage their staff and parishioners with community-specific activities and events such as catechetical formation on the Real Presence of Christ, opportunities to better understand and enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery through the celebration of the …

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  • Deepening Your Understanding of the Eucharist
    Fr. Darrel continues his monthly discussions on the Holy Eucharist. 2023 is designated as the Year of the Eucharist at the local level. Come and join us to get a deeper understanding of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. September 5, October 3, November 7, & December 5 Directly following the Tuesday, 6:30pm Mass
  • Monthly Stations of the Cross
    We will pray the Stations of the Cross on the second Friday of each month at 6:00pm moving forward. Dates for this quarter are  Sept 8, Oct 13, and Nov 10. There will be no Stations in December due to the Holy day of Obligation on December 8. The reason for praying the Stations of …

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  • Monthly Rosary for the Protection of the Dignity of Life
    The first Sunday of each month at 11:30am, we pray a rosary with the intention of various aspects as they relate to protecting the dignity of the human being.  Join us as we ask for the intercession of our Blessed Mother to help end the ways in which the human person is assaulted in this …

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  • Year of St. Joseph
    Upcoming Events PAST EVENTS St. Joseph: The Pillar of Patience St. Joseph is known as the pillar of patience.  Imagine the patience needed to raise the Son of God and accept God’s calling without knowing exactly what is going on.  Patience and Patient both come from the Latin root word pati which is translated to suffering.  Join us for a …

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  • Franciscan At Home Adult Learning
    The Diocese of Grand Rapids has partnered with the Catechetical Institute to receive authentically Catholic resources that help to form those within your parish or your school who are forming others.  All the workshops are available to every person in our parish or school, at no cost to you!   Hundreds of workshops in all ministry …

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