This week’s Mass schedule
Fri., April 6
Sat., April 7
Sun., April 8
Mon., April 9
No Mass Here
Tue., April 10
9AM Mass, Parish Center
Wed., April 11
9AM Mass, Parish Center
Thu., April 12
9AM Mass, Parish Center
Fri., April 13
Sat., April 7h
3:45PM Confession, Church
Sun., April 8
No Religious Education, School
9AM Knights of Columbus Breakfast/Fair Trade Coffee, Parish Center
9AM Exploring the Sunday Readings, St Brigid of Kildare Room
1PM Euchre, Parish Center
7PM Adult Volleyball, Gym
Mon., April 9
Parish Office Closed
6:30PM Women’s Faith Sharing, St Brigid of Kildare Room
Wed., April 11
6:30PM Religious Education, School
7PM Parish Festival Meeting, Parish Center
Thu., April 12
10AM Senior Luncheon, Parish Center
5:45PM Hand Chime Rehearsal, Music Room
7PM Adult Choir Rehearsal, Music Room
8PM Men’s Basketball, Gym
Sat., April 14
8AM Men’s Spirituality, St Brigid of Kildare Room
10AM 1st Communion Plate Painting, Parish Center
3:45PM Confessions, Church
PLEASE NOTE: Plaza Project Construction
During construction while the front entry of the Church is not be accessible, entry will be through the south doors only. For weekend Masses there will be golf carts running for those needing assistance to the Church doors. We ask those needing assistance to park in the rectory driveway or in the south school parking lot for access to the golf carts. NO driving on service drive on the south side of the Church.
For all others, the main lots will be open and parking lot assistants will be available to help direct you to the Church and/or answer questions. Look for those with green umbrellas.
Any adults who would be interested in being a parking lot assistant in the main lots for weekend Masses, please contact Linda Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Parish Office. We are also in need of licensed drivers to drive the golf carts before AND after weekend Masses. If interested, contact Linda Parker or the Parish Office.
Divine Mercy Weekend
The message of Divine Mercy is that God is merciful. He is love itself poured out for us, and He wants us to turn to Him with trust and repentance while it is still a time of mercy. In this weekend’s Gospel (John 20:19 we hear Jesus tell the Apostles “Peace be with you.” Turning to God’s mercy is the answer for our troubled world. In 1931, Jesus taught St. Faustina that His mercy is unlimited and available to even the greatest sinners. Entry #699, in The Diary of St. Faustina, states: “I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a shelter for all souls, especially poor sinners. On that day, the very depths of My tender mercy will be opened…” Please consider spending an hour on Sunday to join us in the Church for Adoration and Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image. To sign up please call Beth at 874-7572 or Rose at 987-6641 (or just show up).
Easter Flowers, Church Decorations
If you would like to make a contribution, toward the plants and other accents that adorn our worship space during the Easter season, please use the offertory envelope in the back of the church labeled Flower Fund. Thank you for your generosity!
On behalf of the Mid-Michigan Migrant & ELL Program and the migrant workers themselves, thank you to those who helped gather donations of warm clothing, blankets, and other basic needs. We recently had 60+ men arrive to trim trees and tend to other needs in our region and lacked the appropriate resources. Our parish generously responded! Thank you!
We are growing our ministry of Greeters. If you are willing to come to church a little earlier, meet and welcome your fellow parishioners and visitors with a smile, a handshake, and a word of welcome, we need you – especially during construction! Perhaps your family would like to share this ministry. We are scheduling up to four greeters during the winter months (we greet inside the main doors) and more when the weather allows us to be outside. Please email Cindy Samson at email@example.com or Michelle Ogren, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office.
New Liturgical Minister Schedule
The new schedule will cover May 12 through Sept. 16. If there are any dates during this time period on which you cannot serve, please log into the Scheduler and update your profile with these “do not schedule” dates, or call the parish office and leave a message with those dates you will be unavailable. Please have your dates in no later than April 20th in order for them to be included when the schedule is run. As always, thanks for your service to the parish.
We are in need of Sacristans for weekend Masses, especially 5PM Mass. If you would be willing to assist in seeing that the altar is set for Mass and that liturgical volunteers are there, ready to serve, please email Cindy at email@example.com or call the Parish Office and leave a message. Thank you!
Altar Server Vestments
Server cassocks and surplices are found lying on the floor or rolled up under chairs and in corners. This occurs after daily Mass as well as after weekend Masses. We would like to remind all servers that part of the serving ministry is to properly care for the garments worn and if assistance is necessary to ask for help. We ask the older servers to assist the younger servers. In addition, we ask the parents of weekend servers for help in seeing that the garments are hung properly. Please feel welcome to stop in the server room to assist with hanging their garments. We thank everyone for their attention to this and appreciate your time and effort in service to the parish.
Parish Bulletin Advertising
This month, Bill Cross, a representative from our bulletin publisher, Diocesan Publications, will be seeking new and renewing present parish bulletin ads. If you are interested in advertising please call the parish office for contact information. We feel this is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to increase their visibility in the community. Advertising in the bulletin allows this publication to be printed each week at no cost to the parish.
Funeral Luncheon Helpers
In the past few months as we have called for help or dishes for our funeral lunches, we are more and more running into disconnected phone numbers. If you are on the list and feel you are not being called, want to update your phone number(s) or wish to be added to the list, please email the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and current phone number(s). Thank you so very much!
Youth Group News
High School Youth Group
Author of Life – April 8th
Join us this weekend, April 8th for our Summit Night: Author of Life from 6pm-8pm starting in the Youth Room! Have them ready for some book themed games as we dive into First Reading, ACTS 3:13-15, 17-19, to help your child prepare for Mass on April 15th. We will be focusing on how God is the Author of Life and how they can be a witness to the faith. Invite them to invite friends from school to join us for some fun and fellowship! Have your teen bring their favorite book and an envelope addressed to themselves with name and address!
Middle School Youth Group
Clueless – April 15th
On April 15th, 3-5pm, our Summit Night is an opportunity of fun and also reflection on next Sunday’s, April 22nd, Second Reading, Acts 4:8-12. We will be focusing on what fills us, is it Jesus or something else, knowing nothing can completely fill us but the love of Christ. Meeting will begin in the Faith Formation Room at the front of the school. If you happen to have a backyard sized Jenga set and are willing to share, please contact Drew Anderson!
Please catch us on our websites at High School Youth and Middle School Youth. We also have a Facebook page here St Patrick Youth Faith Formation.
Knights of Columbus Euchre, Sunday, April 8th at 1PM in the Parish Center. Cost is $7.00. All are welcome! Contact Dennis Brown 616-262-1888 or Diane Brown 616-293-4993 for more information.
On the second Monday of every month we’ll be having a Spanish Mass with Fr. Oscar at 7PM here at St. Patrick’s. All are welcome, please spread the word to those that may be interested. Next Mass will be April 9th
A Light to Drive Out Darkness
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bishop David Walkowiak and the Cathedral invite you to attend an Ecumenical Prayer Service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew on Monday, April 9, 2018, 6:00 PM.
Our guest speaker will be Rev. Mika Edmondson, pastor of New City Fellowship and author of the book; The Power of Unearned Suffering: The Roots and Implications of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Theodicy. The Fr. William T. Cunningham Memorial Choir from Detroit will be providing music.
Festival 2018 Meeting
Festival planning is in full swing, if you are interested in helping in any way our next meeting will be Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm in the Parish Center. All are welcome! For more information, contact Martha Hefferan-Snyder at 616-540-6462 or email@example.com.
Young Adult Leadership Institute
The Catholic Information Center, in collaboration with the Diocese of Grand Rapids, is launching the Young Adult Leadership Institute on Thu., April 26th. The Institute will provide, through a lens of the Gospel and our Catholic faith, the opportunity for adults in their 20’s and 30’s to identify and reaffirm their strengths and gifts; to build a broader vision of their call to missionary discipleship; and foster among themselves a community of service. Online registration is available at catholicinformationcenter.org/leadership. The deadline to apply is Wed., April 11th. Scholarships are available.
Our next senior luncheon will be, Thursday, April 12th . Coffee and fellowship will begin at 10AM and lunch will be served at 11AM. Anyone 60 and older please join us in the parish center for fellowship, a meal and fun. Please RSVP to Cheryl or Darci in the parish office no later than Tuesday, April 10th to ensure we have enough food.
The Boy Scouts will be selling donuts after Masses on Sunday, April 15th!
Woman’s 12 Step AA Retreat
“We Will Know a New Freedom” A Woman’s 12 Step AA Retreat at Transformations Spirituality Center at 3427 Gull Road in Kalamazoo, MI, 7pm Friday, April 27 to Noon on Sunday, April 29. Led by Karen Anne Jackson, CSC, an experienced 12 Step AA retreat facilitator whose sincere caring creates an atmosphere of welcome, acceptance, and support. Registration is $235, and includes two nights lodging in an air-conditioned guest room, meals from Saturday breakfast to Sunday breakfast, and retreat. See TransformationsCenter.org or call (269) 381-6290 x327. Register here.
Dear Ladies of the Parish: Our next bunco night is Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 in Multipurpose Room 1 of the Parish Center. Please join us! If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Covell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilgrimage to St. Louis, MO
Women, are you looking for a way to increase your faith and make new friends? The Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will be hosting their fourth annual pilgrimage to St. Louis, Missouri and you are invited. Join us for a trip to Our Lady of the Snows and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis from May 10th through 12th, spouses welcome. Cost is $250.00 per person. For questions you may email email@example.com, pick up the form at your parish office, or call Mary Ellen at 616-452-3054. Cut off for reservations is March 31st.
In addition; Calling women of all ages: Are you looking for a way to increase your faith this year? Consider joining the Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Membership is open to everyone. The council helps women develop their faith through leadership, spirituality and service of the Gospel. Like them on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Flyer Reg/Med Forms
Matthew Kelly coming to Grand Rapids
Are you thriving or just surviving? Do you want more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? Join acclaimed Catholic speaker and author Matthew Kelly for ‘Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose’ on May 19th from 7-10PM at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids. Kelly, found of the Dynamic Catholic Institute, is the author of several bestselling books, including: Rediscover Catholism, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic and Resisting Happiness.
Tickets for the event are $39 and can be purchased at a sponsoring parish during a designated weekend or online. To learn more and to purchase tickets online, visit: http://bit.ly/DOGRmatthewkelly.
Strong Catholic Families
2nd Sunday of Easter: Following the Example of Jesus
Reading I: Acts 4:32-35 – Life of the Christians
Reading II: 1 John 5:1-6 – Belief in Jesus Christ
Gospel: John 20:19-31 – Appearance to the disciples
Key Passage: Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul; no one claimed private ownership of any possessions; everything they owned was held in common. (Acts 4:32)
Adult: What could you do this week to inspire your family to resemble the early Christians more closely?
Youth: What could you and your family do to help others who are in need?
We are seeking new members for the choir
If you have been on the fence about joining our adult choir, NOW is the time! We are rehearsing for the Lent and Easter Season. What a wonderful time to add your voice. Come and see Thursday’s at 7PM in the parish center music room. Contact Michelle at email@example.com.
Check it Out!
Our family bulletin board is up and ready for viewing. Once a month we will be gathering and displaying a new set of smiling faces. It highlights new and “seasoned” parishioners as well as the young and young at heart! This is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other a little bit better. We are so blessed here at St. Patrick’s to ALL be part of this amazing “Family”.
The Catholic community must offer support to those women who may find it difficult to accept a child, above all when they are isolated from their family and friends. Likewise, the community should be open to welcome back all who repent of having participated in the grave sin of abortion, and should guide them with pastoral charity to accept the grace of forgiveness, the need for penance, and the joy of entering once more into the new life of Christ.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
A Family Perspective
by Bud Ozar
In today’s gospel Jesus teaches, “Blessed are those who have not seen and believe.” Accepting someone as they are, without demanding they prove themselves or meet our expectations, creates a rich relationship. Without acceptance, a home is only a house and a family is just a group of house mates.
West Catholic HS Prayer Support
West Catholic High School offers its students more than just an outstanding academic education. It also has committed members from our community who spend time in prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament, praying for its students when school is open. Please consider joining in this ministry. You can commit to one hour a week, work out a schedule with us that works for you, or become a substitute. Please call Lois Flickenger at (616) 443-3126 for more information.
Calling all “NextGen Catholics,” ages 14-25 years! UPRISE – – a brand new, volunteer global movement of generosity! It is an invitation to inspire your personal Catholic commitment of greater time, talent, and ties, using social media to spread your good works of mercy to those in need!
Started in 2017 right here in West Michigan by a team of young adults, designed for young adults, in service partnerships with their families, schools, campus and parish ministry. Check out CatholicUprise.com to learn more and join the generosity movement! UPRISE for our faith, for love of others, through generous service!
Plenary Indulgence for March for Life Participants
Christian faithful who participate in the 2018 March for Life may receive a plenary Indulgence. In order to receive the Indulgence while attending the March for Life you must be detached from sin, pray for the pope’s intentions and, within a few days, make a sacramental confession and receive the Eucharist. The elderly, sick, and those unable to leave home will be able to receive a plenary Indulgence if they fulfill the same requirements as those of the pilgrims while spiritually joining themselves to the March and offering prayers and their own physical sufferings to God. If you are not able to complete all of the requirements necessary for a plenary Indulgence you may still be granted a partial Indulgence.
“Before all else comes the individual person,” Pope Francis wrote, “and people should not be defined only by their sexual tendencies. We are all destined to receive his infinite love.” The Courage apostolate welcomes men and women who experience same-sex attractions as brothers and sisters in Christ, and helps them to respond to their vocation as sons and daughters of God, created in his image and likeness. Together with a priest chaplain, Courage members strive for chastity, build authentic friendships, and grow in holiness. For more information, call 616-459-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a friend or family member who is experiencing same-sex attraction? Are you looking for a Catholic support group which will allow you to provide a faithful witness while honoring your relationship? If so, call 616-288-0918 or email email@example.com for more details.
Legacy Giving – Learning to See as Jesus Sees
As humans, we often think first about looking out for ourselves – and can quickly default to using our own strength and ambition to do so – but the Lord’s way is always best. Psalm 24:1 says “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” This verse reminds us that God is the rightful Owner of everything and He knows how to best care for it. His desire is that we would instead cultivate an awareness of how to accomplish His purposes in our lives – to see as He sees. How would seeing through Jesus’ eyes change the way we live? Consider how living with greater attention to Christ’s purpose could look in each of the following areas: Your time, Your talents and Your resources. To learn more about how you might leave a legacy to the Church, contact Mark Morrow at 616-475-1251 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit CatholicFoundationWM.org. Flyer
Helping Hearts, Helping Hands
We are looking for more people who may be interested in helping with projects at parishioner’s homes. Occasionally we get requests for parishioners who are unable (for whatever reason) to take care of some things around their home. Time commitment varies and is not needed on every project. We just need a larger list to ask for volunteers. If you are interested in being added to the possible volunteer list, please contact Cheryl Emmette in the parish office, by email, or through the website volunteer form.
If you are in need of Helping Hearts, Helping Hands service, please contact us also. Cheryl Emmette, email@example.com or 691-8541 x14.
Meetings are on hiatus at this time. Will resume in June.
Adult Volleyball Open Gym
Adult Volleyball is on Sunday, 7PM (or 7:30PM, check parish calendar) in the gym. Call or text Jamie Dye with any questions, 269-330-6395.
We provide lo-gluten hosts for those needing them. Please contact Emma Darling at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday evenings, 6:30, in the church. Questions, email@example.com
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Every Saturday, 3:45 PM, in the church.
Adult Christian Initiation
To become Catholic, complete your adult initiation into the Catholic Church, or if you know someone whom might be interested, St Patrick Parish has a process of inquiry into the Catholic faith that meets throughout the year. Contact Diane Hamel, 691-8541, x12.
Men’s Faith Sharing
The current guide for sharing is Be a Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be (by Fr. Larry Richards). The group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8AM in the St. Brigid of Kildare room in the school. Please contact Cheryl Emmette in the office if you would like more information.
Women’s Faith Sharing
The current guide for sharing is A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God’s Covenant Love and Scripture (by Scott Haan). The group meets on Monday evenings in the St. Brigid of Kildare room in the school from 6:30-8PM. Please contact Cheryl Emmette in the office if you would like more information.
Sunday Study Group
Please consider joining our group each Sunday at 9AM to discuss how to apply the Sunday readings to our daily lives. We gather in the St. Brigid of Kildare room in the school for coffee and conversation using resources from Twenty-Third Publications and Sunday Scripture Insights. All are welcome; hope to see you there. Contact Mary Nugent, 691-8557 for additional information.
Please feel free to take one from the back of church. Our ministries happen because of our volunteers! Please consider sharing some of your time to an area that interests you.
We received a very generous donation of Scapula’s of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. If you’d like one, there are a few in church and more in the parish office.
Following is our Welcoming Newsletter and our 2018 Calendar of Events. We ask that you pass it on………….to friends and family………any prospective members who might like to join our group for fellowship, good food, and fun activities. A good group that gives all, has fun, and has been known to laugh and sometimes cry together. We’re like that! Newsletter Calendar
Our 1st Meeting of 2018 is next Tuesday, March 20, at 7:00 pm.
Catholic Information Center Events
Bishop Robert Barron’s Series Catholicism: The Pivotal Players
Thursdays, April 12-May 3, 10-11:30AM
With Irene Strom, MAT
Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church’s most influential people, by illuminating a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. With Bishop Barron’s epic film series and discussion, this four-week series will explore the lives of St. Francis of Assisi and G. K. Chesterton. CFD: Evangelizati
CIC| 360 Division Ave S, Ste 2A | Grand Rapids |616-459-7267 | catholicinformationcenter.org
For all events and/or to pre-register, please call 616-459-7267 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Franciscan Life Process Center Events
Bread Baking for Couples
Wednesday, April 18, 6:30-8:30PM
Looking for a unique date night for you and your spouse? Join Sister Colleen Ann Nagle, FSE, to learn how to bake delicious cinnamon bread. You’ll leave with freshly baked cinnamon bread and memories of a relaxing evening with your spouse. Click here to register. Class size is limited, register today! $25/couple.
Silent Retreat for Women
Friday, April 20 at 6:30PM to Saturday, April 21 at 4:30PM
With Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE
Learn how the spirituality of Saint Francis and Saint Clare can enrich one’s process to holiness. Cost: $240, Includes presentations, room, snacks, breakfast and lunch.
FLPC| 11650 Downes St NE | Lowell |616-897-7842 | lifeprocesscenter.org
To register, please go to www.
Dominican Center at Marywood
Dominican Center at Marywood| 2025 Fulton St East | Grand Rapids |616-514-3325 | dominicancenter.com
To pre-register, doninicancenter.com/events
Grand Rapids Right to Life Events
Ever wonder what YOU can do to help promote a culture of life in our city? Get involved with Grand Rapids Right to Life! There’s a volunteer opportunity that will fit your skills and interests. Join a committee…the Holiday Auction and Bike & Hike need help! Work in the office …volunteers help with mailings and special projects! Assist with youth outreach…be a part of the next youth rally or student activity! Host a Coins for Kids drive…it’s fun and easy! Become a prolife church representative…ask us how! To get involved, complete the online form at www.grrtl.org/volunteer or contact Laura at 616-532-2300.
Love, Mercy, Life. Opening the Heart of Marriage
Married love is the most deeply personal union found among men and women. The marital union calls husband and wife to become one flesh, one heart and one soul. In fact, the Church teaches that when they marry, God prepares a husband and wife to faithfully live their sacred union and become parents who will love and nurture their children. The methods of Natural Family Planning (NFP) are a support for married love. Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for the safe, natural and effective methods of both achieving and avoiding pregnancy. NFP methods teach couples how to observe and interpret the woman’s signs of fertility and infertility. The benefits of NFP though move well beyond biology and include enhancing the couple’s marriage through greater communication and shared responsibility. Want to learn more about the methods of NFP offered in our diocese? Married and engaged couples are encouraged to visit: www.dioceseofgrandrapids.org or call (616) 243-0491 for a list of learning opportunities, both on site or online. The Catholic Church invites all the faithful to embrace God’s plan for married love. Learn more about these beautiful teachings which support the use of NFP in marriage at: http://www.usccb.org/nfp/catholic-teaching.
Parish App & Parish e-News
Enrich your daily life with spiritual resources and parish community! Connect all week long with prayer, educational opportunities, news and community event information. Download the app to your phone from the website or the e-newsletter.
Catholic Services Appeal Office Clerk (PT): Diocese of Grand Rapids. Information here.
Admininstrative Assistant: Office of Priestly Vocations, Office of Continuing Ed. of Priests, and Office of Diaconate Formation: Diocese of Grand Rapids. Information here.
Administrative Assistant at St. Francis DeSales in Holland. Information can be found here.
Catholic Charities of West Michigan have a number of position openings throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids. All position openings can be found on our website here.
Legal Secretary Immigration Legal Services at the Diocese of GR. Information can be found here.
Local job openings via the Diocese of Grand Rapids can be found here.
Are you passionately prolife? Energetic and outgoing? Motivated to accomplish tasks and achieve goals? If so … then consider joining the Grand Rapids Right to Life team! We are looking for a full-time Prolife Ambassador, who will be focused on outreach to churches but also involved with maintaining and growing student activities. A full job description may be viewed at www.grrtl.org/employment. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Alexandria, GRRTL, 2340 Porter Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519.
Benefit: Free & Easy Fundraising (or Apply to Tuition)
Benefit is a free iPhone and Android app that allows you to shop at places like Target, Starbucks, Amazon, Walmart and many more, while giving up to 20% of every transaction back to your own tuition account or to the general tuition assistance program. Just shop as normal, and at checkout, use the Benefit app and purchase a digital gift card to redeem instantly. For instance, spend $100 at Gap, and $8 (8%) goes to your tuition account, your designee or to general tuition assistance. It doesn’t cost you a dime beyond what you were already going to spend. It’s raising funds without fundraising! Download the app and select St. Pat’s as your beneficiary to start giving today. For more info, www.benefit-mobile.com/consumers. Involve family and friends – the more people who participate, the more funds raised!
Offered by Catholic Charities
• Catholic Charities West Michigan’s Pregnancy Counseling and Support Program is designed to assist individuals, couples and their families to make decisions, solve problems, set goals and utilize appropriate resources. This voluntary free program counsels expectant parents who have concerns related to their pregnancy. Please email us at email@example.com or visit www.ccwestmi.org for more information.
• Did you know that on any given day, Catholic Charities West Michigan has over 300 children in its licensed foster homes? Foster care means providing a temporary, substitute, safe, nurturing home to children who may have been removed from their parent’s care due to neglect and/or abuse. If you are ready to open your home and heart to a child in need, please call (616) 356-6202, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ccwestmi.org to find out how to become a foster parent.
• Post Abortion Healing – If you are struggling because of a past abortion or abortions, Project Rachel can help. Project Rachel, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan, offers referrals to priests and counselors specially training to help those who have experienced abortion. We also offer Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats. The retreat offers an opportunity to step away for a while and focus on healing, grieving and reconnecting with God. The retreats are open to both women and men. All calls and emails are kept in the strictest confidence. For more information contact Maggie at (800)-800-8284 (MI only) or 616-340-1824 or email email@example.com.
• Bring the kids and your creativity to Gallery 303, God’s Kitchen Gift & Painting Studio. Paint your own plate, bowl, cup and other fun items with your favorite colors and designs! Join us for some great family fun and feel good knowing that the proceeds benefit the food and pantry programs of God’s Kitchen. Location: 303 Division Ave, Grand Rapids, phone: (616) 456-4110. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm.
• Marriage, relationship and family counseling are available through Catholic Charities West Michigan’s (CCWM) Behavioral Health Department. We encourage you to call us toll free at 1-877-359-6523 to gather more information about our counseling services or to make an appointment with one of our highly qualified counselors. CCWM will provide you with a safe and confidential opportunity to address your pain to find hope and healing.
• Did you know that over 2,000 families strengthened their relationships through Catholic Charities West Michigan’s family preservation and support programs? Family Support Services assists and supports “at risk” families. In a non-traditional way, intensive, strength-based, solution focused counseling and family preservation services are provided in the home. CCWM has continued to successfully stregthen families in throughout West Michigan. For more information, please contact Aleaha Bowen at (616) 356-6262.
• God’s Kitchen Food and Pantry programs are in need of donations! Please see the list below of suggested items that we are in need of.
• Food Pantry
o Peanut butter
o Baking items: sugar, flour, oil
o Condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayo
• Baby Pantry
o Diapers sz 4-6
o Wet wipes
o Clothing sizes 2t-6t
o Summer shoes/sandals
o Diaper bags
o Sippy cups
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Resources and Events
The Franciscan Life Process Center
Visit the Life Process Center website for current schedules, registration information and other faith formation resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 897- 7842.
The Catholic Information Center
Visit the CIC website for current program schedules, registration information and other faith formation resources. Email email@example.com or call (616) 459-7267.
The Dominican Center at Marywood
Visit the Dominican Center website for current schedules, registration information for these and other faith formation resources. 514-3325.