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 know an old lady story time
    Join us for Summer Library on August 13, 10:00am on the front lawn of the Parish Office(if raining we will move to the gym) to meet Marie Smith to tell her storyabout why she ate that fly
  • Cycle Basics
    I would like to introduce a new ministry I started at our Parish called Cycle Basics. The purpose of Cycle Basics is to provide a simple and practical introduction to the menstrual cycle to young adults and parents. I will teach simple and helpful facts about hormones and how to chart a menstrual cycle. I …

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  • Grow in Faith Talks
    Monthly talks are presented by Fr. Darrel Kempf or Dcn. Wade Yott. Talks typically run approximately 30mins-1 hour. Please consider joining us for all of these talks. Each talk counts toward Catechist Certification, if you need documentation, please contact the Parish Office. BLESSINGS: May 7, 7PM What is a blessing? The Church has specific definitions …

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  • Feast of Sts. Joachim & Anne Grandparents Blessing
    July 26 celebrates the Feast Day of Sts. Joachim and Anne. All grandparents are invited to join us for Mass at 12pm followed by a grandparents blessing. Grandparents help teach their grandchildren the love of our Lord, come seek a special blessing to help you.
  • 2024 Good Samaritan Charity Ride
    Hey! Check it out! Watch our thank you video from the First Annual Good Samaritan Charity Ride from June 22, 2024. Thank you to everyone who supported this amazing event to help feed the hungry in Ionia County! Congratulations to all of our Good Samaritan Charity Ride winners! 50/50 Raffle #8495773 Bucket Raffle Winners: Bucket …

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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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  • 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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