Screening of Angst

On Monday, May 13 at 7pm, Catholic Charities is sponsoring a screening of the movie Angst at Cathedral Square on the second floor in Rooms A/B/C. Angst explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it, featuring candid interviews with kids and young adults. You must RSVP to attend. If interested, please email Bethany Stowe at

CCWM The Holy Smokes BBQ Competition

The Holy Smokes BBQ Competition will be held on Saturday, May 11 in downtown Muskegon at the Pigeon Hill Production Facility (895 Fourth St. Muskegon, MI) from 1-4pm. During this lively afternoon, the community will gather to taste and vote for a variety of barbecue entries from local restaurants. They will also be able to sip on craft brews, play yard games, and enjoy live entertainment. All proceeds from this event will go toward Catholic Charities West Michigan’s programming in Muskegon, including: child welfare, behavioral health, family preservation and community outreach initiatives. For ticket and sponsorship information, please contact 616-356-6207 or

May Happenings at Franciscan Life Campus

Introduction to NFP/FABM
May 21  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Campus

Join us at our Grand Rapids Campus for this one-time session perfect for anyone looking for basic information about Natural Family Planning, also known as a Fertility Awareness Based Method (FABM) of family planning. The introduction will cover the basics of how FABMs work, effectiveness, differences between the various methods, and some basic Church teachings. This class may also help fulfill marriage preparation requirements.

Cost: $20 Individuals  $30 Couples, Fee waived for clergy, To learn more, please contact Laura Chapin, LMSW, at

A Mendicant Cookout with the
Dominican priests in Grand Rapids and the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist
Tuesday, May 14  6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of preparing food and sharing a meal with the Dominican Fathers and the Franciscan Sisters.  Registration is limited to 20 people. Cost: $25 Please go to Franciscan Life Process Center to register 

 Franciscan Life Process Center Lowell Campus 11650 Downes St. NE Lowell MI 49331


Love INC Financial

First call begins: May 7, 2019

Over the last several months we have been wrestling with our budgeting class and trying to determine what curriculum would be best for our clients and our program. We have come to the conclusion that Dave Ramey’s Financial Peace University is the best program available. This means we are going to switch from our previous program to FPU. I am letting you know this for a few reasons. First, I just want to keep you all informed as to what is happening here at Love INC. The second reason is that we believe this program will not only benefit our clients, but the larger community. The cost for church members is $75, which is almost half the regular cost. So if you are interested in attending a class, please call us here at 616-895-5683 and let them know you belong to Saint Luke University Parish. Our first class will begin on Tuesday, May 7th, depending on what sign ups look like we will either offer another section after this one is over or have two running around the same time to make sure we are meeting the need.

Catholic Estate Planning Seminar Luncheon

You are invited to one of two free Catholic Estate Planning Seminar Luncheon

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish, 920 Fulton St., Grand Haven, MI 49417


Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Francis de Sales Parish, 171 W 13th Street, Holland, MI 49423

Enjoy a complimentary lunch with your fellow parishioners at this event sponsored by The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan.

Jeff Beswick, Varnum Attorneys at Law Partner/Attorney will present “Estate Planning Basics” and provide expert advice on end of life planning issues from a Catholic point of view, including:  legal documents to have in place; how to avoid probate estate, if a trust is necessary for you, and how to prepare and protect the next generation.   RSVP by Friday, May 3, 2019 to save your place at this free educational seminar luncheon; call (616) 459-4508, email, or visit the Diocese of Grand Rapids website events calendar.  There’s no better time than now to get started on your estate planning!


Shrine of St. Francis Xavier
– Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Dominic to host seminar

The parishes will be hosting a free Life in the Spirit seminar on Thursday evenings from May 2 through June 6.
The seminar will help you grow in your knowledge of the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit leading up to Pentecost.

Thursday evenings
May 2 – June 6

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church, 50 Bellevue St. SW, Wyoming
To Register: Contact Colleen at 616-202-8262 or Mary at 616-635-1506

Summer Experiences for Children 2019

Day Camps: Integrated experiences of natural world for children ages 6 – 15 with Sister Mary Paul Moller, FSE
Summer Camps 2019 flyer Information

June 26 – 28 for ages 8 – 12: Art from Nature in the Native American Style
August 7 – 9 for ages 7 – 9: Bugs, Bees & Creepy-Crawlies
August 14 – 16 for ages 10 – 15: Where did this come From: Food from seed to Table and Animal Cycles That Help the Process Along

Campers need to dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch.

When: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Lowell Campus
Cost $100 (covers all supplies)
To register, visit


Journey through The Shrine of Christ’s Passion

Journey through The Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John, IN

Join the Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (GRDCCW) on May 14 for a one-day bus trip to The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The pilgrimage includes: round-trip transportation; coffee and rolls; a tour of the shrine, either walking or by tram; a guided tour of St. John’s Church; a chicken lunch at Tiebel’s Restaurant; and tips.

The cost is $77 per person. The bus will pick up and drop off at St. Isidore and St. Mary Magdalene Parishes.
To register or for more information call Mary Ellen at (616) 452-3054 or Jill at (616)451-9633 or email

Journey through the Shrine 2019 Information and registration form