Diocese of Grand Rapids

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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: bishop@grdiocese.org

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 (preynolds@grdiocese.org)


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: vac@grdicese.org
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




Dicoese of Grand Rapids

Diocese of Grand Rapids has many resources, news, and events.

HELP Pregnancy Crisis AID

HELP Pregnancy Crisis AID Life’s Challenges, offer LIFE Choices.

For Your Marriage

For Your Marriage is a website for marriage enrichment.

Catholic Information Center

Catholic Information Center, ran by the Paulist, serves the Diocese of Grand Rapids. They provide Catholics and spiritual seekers offering classes and programs to help people learn, celebrate, live and pray the Catholic Faith. Click link to learn more and for class schedules.

Vision Network

Vision Vocation Network, the creators of Vision Magazine, is a vocation guide for those considering holy orders.

Busted Halo

Busted Halo is an online magazine, blog and more for spiritual seekers.

Michigan Catholic

Michigan Catholic Conference highlights the role that the Catholic Church plays in education, health care and charitable ministries.


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is the official website of the Catholic Church in the United States, with information on sacraments, prayers and current events in the Catholic faith.

The Vatican

The Holy See is the official website of the Catholic Church in Rome.

Find a Mass Time

Catholic Mass Time provides easy access to Mass schedules for traveling Catholics. Our mission is to one day connect Catholics with Church information worldwide.

Faith Magazine

Faith Magazine is a publication of the Diocese of Grand Rapids.