Passion & Purpose for Marriage

Early Registration Discount – available at the discounted rate of $19.
This discount will run through Monday, September 16 – and it’s an online only discount.

What are the key ingredients to a happy, healthy marriage? Whether you’re dating, engaged, or happily married, this event will open your eyes to new and practical ways you can strengthen and enrich your relationship.

Join Dr. Allen Hunt for an inspiring event that will resonate with all couples. Through Hunt’s humorous commentary and heartfelt real-life stories, you will discover how to fill your relationship with a passion and purpose that will change your life.

  • Speaker
  • Dr. Allen Hunt

Location: Holy Spirit Parish
2230 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Date: April 24, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM – 10: 30 PM

For more information click here

Visit of Sister Angela

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish is hosting a series of events honoring and reflecting on Mary, Our Lady of Fatima. This very unique community faith event is open to all members of
the community, October 3-8. Sr. Angela de Fátima Coelho, M.D., is the individual called by Pope Benedict XVI to become Postulator for the Cause of Canonization of the two youngest children (St. Jacinta and St. Francisco) who encountered our Blessed Mother in Fatima. Sister is the Catholic Church’s first female postulator in church history. She successfully led the process to canonize Jacinta, Francisco, and is now serving, at Pope Francis’ request, as vice-postulator for the cause of canonization of Sister Lucia.

Sr. Angela de Fátima Coelho is a medical doctor and a faculty member at the University of Porto. In 1995, she joined the Religious Congregation of The Alliance of Holy Mary.

Sr. Coelho’s Grand Rapids visit will include:

● Meetings and discussions about medical ethics and faith and healing with area religious, physicians, and health leaders as well as the faculty, staff and students at Aquinas College. These events are open to the greater medical community.

● Recitation of the rosary and the celebration of Mass, Bishop Walkowiak presiding, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew for the first Saturday of the month devotions celebrated in response to Mary’s request made to the three children of Fatima on Saturday, Oct. 5.

● Mass at Aquinas College with students and the community as part of the Feast of The Rosary on Monday Oct. 7.

● Gathering with Catholic high school and elementary school students to share with them the story of Fatima.

● A Sunday evening presentation, open to the public, held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Grand Rapids.

Please visit St. Anthony of Padua Church’s website at www.saparish.com for a complete schedule and more information on Sister Angela’s visit. All are Welcome!

Fall Seminar for Women

80th annual fall seminar for women

Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s 80 th annual fall seminar, “Catholic Strong”, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Marne. Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, will celebrate Mass. Guest speakers are Katie Mendenhall, DRE, St. John Paul II Parish; Margaret M. McCarthy, St. Mary’s Parish, Marne; and Colleen Mitchell, founder, UPRISE. Hospitality begins at 8:30 a.m., program runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with lunch. To register: Email grdccw@grdiocese.org or online at: http://bit.ly/GRDCCWFallSem19
Cost is $20. Deadline to register is October 11 th .

Ottawa County Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Coalition local resources and training opportunities.

Emergency……………………………………………. 9-1-1
Ottawa County CMH Crisis Line…………….. 866-512-4357
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline………. 800-273-TALK (8255)
…………………………………………………………… Español 888-628-9454
…………………………………………………………… TTY:800-799-4TTY (4889)
Crisis Text Line……………………………………. Text “start” to 741-741
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention for LBGTQ Youth….. 866.488.7386
Pine Rest Christian Hospital Crisis Line……………………………… 800-678-5500
Veteran’s Crisis Line…………………………………………………………. 800-273-8255

Counseling/Outpatient – Local Agencies
Ottawa County Community Mental Health…………….. 877-588-4357
………………………………………………………………………….. TTY:616.494.5508
Holland Hospital…………………………………………………. 616-396-5141
Spectrum Health Zeeland…………………………………….. 616-447.5820
Bethany Christian Services – Holland…………………… 616-396-0623
Catholic Charities of West MI – Holland………………… 616-796-9595
Arbor Circle – Holland………………………………………… 616-396-2301
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health……………………….. 866-852-4001
TCM Counseling…………………………………………………. 616-842-9160
Holland Behavioral Health………………………………….. 616-355-3926
Beacon of Hope………………………………………………….. 616-594-5380
Midtown Counseling…………………………………………… 616-594-7135
North Kent Guidance Services……………………………… 616-361-5001

Survivors of Suicide – Grief Recovery
West Michigan SOS Meetings……………………….. www.angelfire.com/mi2/westmisos
West Michigan Survivors of Suicide………………. www.wmsos.com
SOS – Muskegon………………………………………….. 231-766-0064
………………………………………………………………….. Myz2ryd@comcast.net

Loss to Suicide Support Group
Grand Haven…………………………. 616-847-9723
……………………………………………. survivoroflosstosuicide@gmail.com
Hospice – Holland………………… 616-396-2972

Other Helpful Resources
Mental Health Information and Referrals……………… 2-1-1
Self-Injury Crisis Hotline…………………………………….. 800-366-8288
Sexual Assault Hotline………………………………………… 877.995.5247
Domestic Violence Hotline………………………………….. 800.799.7233
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Hotline……………………. 800.662.4357
Momentum Center – Mental Health Family & Teen Support Groups….. 616.502.2078
SMART Recovery Support Group – Grand Haven………………………. smarthollandmi@gmail.com