Visit from Sister Angela

Join us to welcome Sister Angela de Fatima Coelho

Saturday, October 5, 2019
The Cathedral of St. Andrews
301 Sheldon Ave, Grand Rapids, MI

8:30 am Rosary – led by Kevin Matthews
9 am Mass – The Most Reverend Bishop Walkowiak Presiding
10 am Sister Angela speaks

Sister Angela was the postulator for the cause for canonization of Sts. Jacinta and Franciso Marto, the two shepherd children who received apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima in Portugal. Sister Angela is also a physician.

General seating available. For reserved seating ticket requests, contact: celebratingfatimagr@gmail.com. Limit 6 reserved seats per request. All seats on a first come, first served basis. This event is free and open to the public. There will be light refreshments following the Mass.

 

Information on her visit

Help those Effected by Dorian

The first images of the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian are beginning to reach us here in the United States. Archbishop Pinder of the Archdiocese of Nassau said more than 70,000 people have been affected by Hurricane Dorian and that recovery efforts “are sure to take a long time. link: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-09/pope-francis-hurricane-dorian-bahamas-prayer.html
Update: Hurricane Dorian has left the Bahamas in a state of devastation. The latest reports indicate at least 44 people have been killed, most of them in the Abaco Islands which were hit hardest by the Category 5 storm. Families who survived have been left with virtually nothing.
On Sept. 4, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued a statement calling for prayers for those affected and inviting all people of goodwill to give in support of relief efforts. Your continued prayers are appreciated. Prayer for Disaster Relief (Catholic Charities USA)
As we wait to see how communities here in the United States will be affected we pray for those who have lost their lives and those who have already been affected. In addition, we begin to offer monetary support for relief efforts. Information on how to support relief efforts is on the Grand Rapids diocesan website: https://grdiocese.org/hurricane-dorian-relief/
 
If you would like to support relief efforts in the Bahamas, please direct them to Catholic Relief Services: https://support.crs.org/donate/hurricane-dorian
 
If you would like to support relief efforts in the U.S., please direct them to Catholic Charities USA. https://app.mobilecause.com/form/RTKRvQ?vid=1wfxo

Wedding Anniversary Mass

Together with your families, the Diocese of Grand Rapids honors the faithful witness to your vocation of marriage and wishes to celebrate with you. Bishop Walkowiak is inviting all couples celebrating milestone anniversaries to join him on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew (301 Sheldon Ave. SE, Grand Rapids). Please invite your family and
friends, a simple reception will immediately follow. RSVP to your parish office. Kim Thomas e-mail or 616-895-2247

Catholic Education

Catholic schools educate the whole child for a life of encounter with Jesus Christ. Our Catholic schools are devoted to helping students in every dimension of life, nurturing a relationship with Christ which is the foundation of all learning.

Catholic schools provide an outstanding personalized learning experience known to boost academic success. Catholic high schools in our diocese have a 99% graduation rate, with 97% of the class of 2019 going to college.

Catholic schools are welcoming communities where each student feels safe, honored and celebrated. Our mission is rooted in Christ who calls us to value and love all people.

Catholic schools invite participation in diverse activities that encourage exploration, creativity and the pursuit of personal potential. A wide variety of performing arts and championship-caliber athletics provide inspiration and opportunities to excel.

Catholic schools are committed to helping students learn in a joyful environment filled with Christ’s beauty, goodness and truth. Our dedicated faculty members are encouraged to be creative in their instructional approach to ensure students retain their lessons through a love for learning and life.

To find a Catholic school near you, visit CatholicSchools4U.org. Scholarships are available.

St. Raphael’s Adult Singles Group

St. Raphael’s Singles is a diocesan-wide Catholic ministry for adult singles age 40+ who are divorced, widowed, or have never been married. Join us for friendship, fellowship and many kinds of events, both spiritual and social. Gatherings take place on the first and third Fridays of the month from 7-9 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Email straphaelssingles1@gmail.com for more information.