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If you would like to contact Bishop Walkowiak directly you can mail him at: Diocese of Grand Rapids, 360 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 attn: Bishop Walkowiak or email him at:

Are you discerning the priesthood?

The Explore Priesthood Group is a discernment opportunity sponsored by the diocesan Office of Priestly Vocations. Each month, young men (ages 16 – 35) are invited to gather and discern God’s will for their lives. Time for prayer and reflection will be held monthly at St. Stephen Parish in East Grand Rapids beginning at 12:30 p.m. This year’s discernment opportunities are offered on the following Sundays: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9 (2022), Feb. 13, March 13, Apr. 24 (Divine Mercy Sunday), and May 15. Feel free to show up or call to let us know you are coming at 616-288-0910. Questions, email Pattie Reynolds (


If you or someone you know are in danger of abuse, call 911.

Any person with reasonable cause to suspect the sexual abuse of a minor by a member of the clergy, or by any person acting in the name of the Catholic Church is urged to file a complaint with the appropriate civil authority or the Michigan State Police at: 616-866-6666

If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, either as a child or an adult, by someone representing the Catholic Church, we urge you to contact the diocese victim assistance coordinator, regardless of when the alleged abuse occurred. The victim assistance coordinator is available to help survivors make a formal complaint and obtain support.

To contact the victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Grand Rapids

call: 616-840-2079 or email:
mail to:  Diocese of Grand Rapids – Cathedral Square Center
Attention: Victim Assistance Coordinator
360 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Our diocese accepts and responds to all reports.
For more information, please visit Protecting God’s Children