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      • Find news releases and statements from Bishop Walkowiak and the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

      • Want to learn more about what the diocese is doing? Check out our recent media coverage.

      • The Office of Communications is the voice of the diocese relaying pertinent information to Catholics and others in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. The communications office manages media relations, the diocesan website and social media channels, coordinates broadcasts of the televised Mass and produces FAITH Grand Rapids magazine.

        Are you a reporter working on a story? Contact the Office of Communications team.

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      FAITH Grand Rapids magazine

      FAITH Grand Rapids magazine is the official publication of the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
      The magazine is delivered ten times each year to the households of more than 44,000 registered Catholics throughout West Michigan. In addition, a Spanish-language issue is produced four times a year and delivered through our parishes to an additional 4,000 households. The magazine's content is intended to inform and spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is just one way to draw people more deeply into their faith, bring people closer to the Catholic Church, and their parish communities.  
      2020 Editorial Deadlines*: (​Issue | Deadline)

      January/February (combined English/Spanish issue) | Nov. 8, 2019
      March | Jan. 14, 2020
      April | Feb. 11, 2020
      May (combined English/Spanish issue) | March 16, 2020
      June | April 13, 2020
      July/August (combined English/Spanish issue) | May 19, 2020
      September | July 14, 2020
      October | August 17, 2020
      November (combined English /Spanish issue) | Sept. 15, 2020
      December | Oct. 12, 2020

      *If you learn about an event after the deadline, don’t hesitate to email Pat Mish. While we can’t guarantee coverage in the magazine, we’ll try our best.


      • Diocesan Style Guide

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      • How to cover the Mass

          • Guidelines for accessing, use of diocesan coat of arms/crest,Cathedral Square artwork and the bishop's coat of arms.

          • Read our diocesan social media policy for employees and volunteers in our diocesan offices, parishes, and schools. (Last updated Oct. 2016)

            Please contact the Office of Communications if you need a copy of our media release form.

          • ​A resource from the USCCB to assist the media in theirimportant work of covering the church at prayer. The Massis public prayer, yet on many occasions such as theordination and installation of a bishop, it is also a news event.

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