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KEPHA Building a Legacy Men’s Conference
Date & time: March 9, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Questions? Contact Deacon Jim at 616-292-0422.

This year’s speakers for the 14th Annual Building A Legacy Catholic Men’s Conference will include Elvis Grbac, Matt Fradd, Matthew Leonard, and Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak. The early registration deadline is Feb. 22. Tickets increase $10 each after the deadline. Maximum 1,200 attendees.

On Friday, March 8, KEPHA will sponsor a special event for women at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids. Matthew Leonard will speak on “Spiritual GPS: The Secret Path to Heaven Nobody Knows About.” Cost: $10. Purchase tickets online here.

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Diocesan Women’s Conference -“Dwell” (Ephesians 3:14-19)
Date & time:
March 16, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
6390 Belmont Ave. NE, Belmont, MI 49306

Women of the diocese, make plans to join us for the 2019 Diocesan Women’s Conference. The conference will feature author, speaker and missionary, Colleen Mitchell. Register here.

Questions? Contact Marianne Verner or Tammy Graves in the office of faith formation.

Shine! Youth Rally
Date & time:
March 16, 1 – 8 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Direct questions to admin@shineyouthrally.com
West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Additional details and registration info available online at www.shineyouthrally.com/register

Shine! is a unique event designed especially for middle school youth with a goal of helping them to experience an encounter with Jesus or renew and grow deeper their relationship with Jesus. This rally is intended to inspire conversion, prayer and love of Christ Jesus in the context of the Catholic faith. This year’s rally features keynote presenter John MacMullen with music ministry provided by the John Trabbic Band.

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The Light Is On For You: An Evening of Penance
Date & time:
March 27, 5 to 8 p.m.
A majority of the Catholic churches in the diocese

God’s infinite mercy is always available to us. The sacrament of penance (also known as “confession” or “reconciliation”) offers us the opportunity to arise anew in Christ.

During the season of Lent, a majority of the churches of the Diocese of Grand Rapids will have a priest(s) available Wednesday, March 27 from 5 – 8 p.m. to hear confessions. Confession is available year-round in our churches, but the season of Lent by its nature is an opportune time for anyone in need of forgiveness to seek God’s unfailing mercy and restore and renew their relationship with Jesus through the sacrament of penance. Watch for additional details on our Lenten resources webpage, coming soon.

Discover other Catholic enrichment opportunities in the diocese:  Catholic Information Center | Dominican Center at Marywood | Franciscan Life Process CenterLakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization (LANE)