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 Rapids magazine.

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

Overview, History and Quick Facts about the Diocese

Click here for the diocesan mission statement, historical information, a map of the diocese by deanery, and quick facts about the Diocese of Grand Rapids.


Statements and Releases

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


Visit our Flickr account to view a broad selection of photos from diocesan, parish, and other events around the diocese. Permission is required for use of any photos found there. Contact the Office of Communications to request approval.


Want to know what the diocese is doing? Visit our home page to see What's Happening.

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)

Media Release Form

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

How to cover the Mass

​This resource from the USCCB assists 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.

Read: English/Spanish Editions, including cover story translations (202420232022 | 2021
Archived Editions (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.

Address Updates

Please email address and subscription changes to, or mail to: FAITH Grand Rapids, 360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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

2023-24 Editorial Deadlines*: (​Issue | Deadline)

June - April 8, 2024
July/August (English/Spanish edition) - May 10, 2024
September - July 15, 2024
October - Aug. 12, 2024
November (English/Spanish edition) - Sept. 13, 2024
December - Oct. 8, 2024

*If you have information you'd like to submit for the magazine after the designated monthly deadline, don’t hesitate to email JoAnn Fox. While we can’t guarantee coverage in the magazine, we’ll try our best.

Gift subscriptions are available for $20 per year, $10 per year for clergy and religious. Please contact JoAnn Fox if you would like to purchase a subscription.

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