Marriage Encounter Weekend

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Opportunity

The best gift you can give your kids is a strong, Christ-centered marriage. Refresh your faith and invest in your family by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: Nov. 15-17 at Weber Center in Adrian. Check out www.wwme.org or contact Chris & Darla Vinton at 269-953-8287 for more info or to apply.

Loss of a Child Mass

The Diocese of Grand Rapids invites parents who have experienced the loss of a child before baptism to a

Mass for God’s Children
Celebrated by Fr. Scott Nolan
Monday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon SE, Grand Rapids

A memorial rose, and naming cards will be provided for families who have lost a child(ren). If you would like to reserve a rose and have your child(ren) remembered on a name card, please contact Stephanie Grey before Nov. 8 by calling 616-288-0908 or email: sgrey@grdiocese.org. All are welcome to attend including parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives and friends. A reception will follow Mass.

White Mass for Health Care Workers

Mass to honor health care workers
Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Join Bishop Walkowiak as we honor all those who work in health care – from nurses and physicians to lab techs and environmental service workers. Health care workers and caregivers from all faiths are welcome and all are encouraged to wear their working uniform. A reception will follow Mass.

The White Mass – named for the white coats of physicians – is traditionally celebrated on the Feast of Saint Luke, the patron saint of physicians.

Canopy Fundraiser Dinner

Everyone is welcome to our next Canopy Fundraiser Dinner

October 18 – also Feast of St. Luke
6 – 7:30 pm
Donation appreciated

Come enjoy great food, drinks and fellowship. If you have been to last years dinners you know who great the food is, if you haven’t come find out for yourself what all the busy is about. This will be the only dinner for the rest of this year, so you don’t want to miss it.

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

Friendship Family for International Students

Dear St. Luke’s Parishioners,
 
Would you be interested in being a friendship family for an international student at Grand Valley? Friendship families welcome international students by making them feel at home here in the US and helping them to adjust to life here.
 
Ways that you can help include:
  • Inviting the student to have dinner with you from time to time
  • Sharing American holidays like Thanksgiving with the student
  • Taking them to fun, cultural, or sporting events in the area
  • Helping them to study to get their driver’s license
  • Practicing speaking English with them if they are from a non-English-speaking country
  • Take them to the grocery store or run other errands from time to time
  • Get to know and become a friend to the student!
The extent of your involvement would be completely up to you and the student. This is a purely voluntary program. It is not intended to provide financial assistance to the student, just
kindness and friendship.
 
We are hoping to match families and students beginning at our parish picnic on September 15.
 
If you are interested, please notify Kim Thomas at the parish office at k.thomas@lukespot.com or at 895-2247.
God bless you!

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.