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

  • I Believe in Love- Book Study
    Tuesday Evenings, Directly following 6:30 pm MassFebruary 21- May 2 Do you want to learn: How you can (and must) have confidence in God, not in spite of your sufferings, but because of them! The secret that makes sense of the pain and trouble in your life no matter how great One thing you must …

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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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  • Divine Mercy Chaplet & Celebration
    Divine Mercy Chaplet Every Day from Good Friday until Divine Mercy Sunday at 3:00 pm In 1935, St. Faustina received a vision of an angel sent by God to chastise a certain city. She began to pray for mercy, but her prayers were powerless. Suddenly she saw the Holy Trinity and felt the power of …

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  • The Light is ON for You.
    March 23, 2023 5-8pm The Light is On For You’ is an initiative of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in which Catholic churches across the United States are open for quiet prayer and Confession at the same time on March 23, 5-8 pm.  “The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, …

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  • Stations & Supper
    Friday Evenings During Lent, 6:00pm This event is held on every Friday during Lent.  Join us for the Stations of the Cross followed by a dinner which has been prepared by one of our councils, boards or groups within our parish.  Join us in prayer and communion as we travel through Lent together as a …

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  • Blessing of the Throats
    February 3, 2023 7:00pm The Blessing of the Throats is celebrated on the Feast of St. Blaise. Saint Blaise was the bishop of Sebaste in Armenia during the fourth century. Very little is known about his life. According to various accounts he was a physician before becoming a bishop. His cult spread throughout the entire …

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  • Mentor Training
    January 24, 7:00 pm Being a mentor in your faith is a big responsibility, especially if you are mentoring to youth. Our firm understanding of the faith and how to share that faith with others is very important.  Join Fr. Darrel in learning how to share your faith with others and help guide them to …

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  • Speaker Event- The Blessed Trinity
    April 18, 2023 7:00pm Join Fr. Mike Hodges for a wonderful presentation about the importance of the Blessed Trinity in our lives. We believe that the one God eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, co-equal and co-eternal, having precisely the same …

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  • Candlemas for Presentation of the Lord
    February 2, 2023 12:00 pm Candlemas Day is another name for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Forty days after His birth, Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple for the rites of purification and dedication as prescribed by the Torah.  All guests are encouraged to bring candles with them to this …

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  • That Man is You! (TMIY)
    That Man is You! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive! …

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  • Mysteries of the Rosary
    Sunday Evenings 6:30-8pm February 19-April 2 Enter into the Mysteries of Christ and Rediscover the Power of the Rosary  An authentic encounter with Christ leads to our transformation and sanctification. Mysteries of the Rosary integrates deeply reflective insights on the life of Christ, theological truths, and captivating stories together with breathtaking scenery, illuminating sacred art, …

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  • Dinner and a Movie
    Join us Thursday’s, 6-7:30 pm, in the Parish Center for Dinner and a Movie. Parish Office will be providing soup and lemonade and all paper products. Guests are invited to bring a dish to pass.  Sign ups are requested, but not required.  Sign ups help us to determine how much soup to provide. Join us …

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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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