Statements and Releases

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


Want to know what the diocese is doing? Visit our newsroom to see recent media coverage.

Contact the Office of Communications

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 Rapidsmagazine.

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

Diocesan Style Guide

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

Diocesan Social Media Policy

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.


How to cover the Mass

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

Glossary of terms

FAITH Grand Rapids magazine

FAITH Grand Rapids magazine is the official publication of the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

View (2020 Issues | Archive, 2011-present)

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.


Have a FAITH story idea, local news, or other information to share?
Check out FAITH Grand Rapids'
Submission Guidelines.

2020 Editorial Deadlines*: (​Issue | Deadline)

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.

Gift subscriptions are available for $20 per year. Please contact Pat Mish, managing editor, if you would like to purchase a subscription.

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