Holy Smokes BBQ Competition **SOLD OUT**
Note (May 8): ONLINE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT for the Holy Smokes BBQ Competition, coming up this Saturday! There are only 10 tickets left at Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, so stop by their location today to get a ticket before they are gone! This means there will be no tickets sold at the door.

Date & time:
May 11 | 1-4 p.m.
Pigeon Hill Brewing Production Facility
895 Fourth St.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Click here for details and tickets.

During this lively afternoon, the community will gather to taste and vote for a variety of barbecue entries from local restaurants. They will also be able to sip on craft brews, play yard games and enjoy live entertainment. All proceeds from this event will go toward Catholic Charities West Michigan’s (CCWM) programming in Muskegon, including: child welfare, behavioral health, family preservation and community outreach initiatives.

For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Karol Maurer, 616-356-6207 or kmaurer@ccwestmi.org.

The men to be ordained lay prostrate on the cathedral altar

Ordination Masses
Dates & times:
Ordination to the Order of Deacons – Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
Ordination to the Presbyterate – Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Join Bishop Walkowiak at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew as he ordains diocesan seminarians Dominic Couturier and Daniel Orris Jr. to the order of deacons for our diocese on May 18, and ordains Deacon Andrew Ayers and Deacon Robert Mulderink to the priesthood on June 1. Watch for additional information in your May issue of FAITH Grand Rapids magazine and under “What’s Happening” on the grdiocese.org home page.

June 16-22
YMCA Camp Pinewood, Twin Lake, Michigan

Register here.

High school teens, make summer 2019 your best yet. Register for DYMO Camp “Alive Again” this June!

DYMO Camp is a week-long camp for Catholic high school students and friends. It fosters a supportive community where campers can experience the love of God and share their faith and gifts with other students. DYMO Camp is part of DYMO Ministries, Inc. which works closely with the diocese to maintain the quality of the Catholic teachings of the Church and follow the safety rules established by the Church. Click here for more details.

Let’s Go To Bat For Kids!
Date & time:
June 20 | Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Opening ceremonies at 6 p.m.; Game begins at 7 p.m.
Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Dr. NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321

This is a FREE event. (Parking is $8/car) To RSVP, click here.
Visit the CCWM website for additional details.

Get in the lineup. Join Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM) as the CCWM Padres take on a spirited team of Media Giants! This event benefits the foster care and adoption programs of CCWM which help keep families together here in our community. The event is FREE (parking is $8/car) and includes children’s games and activities along the concourse, local mascots, and a fun night at the ballpark!

Questions? Contact Karol Maurer, 616-356-6207 or kmaurer@ccwestmi.org.

National Catholic Youth Conference 2019
Blest + Broken + Given | Bendito + Partido + Entregado

November 21-24
Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN 

NCYC 2019 will be a celebration of the Catholic faith for high school age young people – involving dynamic speakers, powerful workshops, positive music, interactive activities, vibrant prayer and worship. More than that, it is the opportunity to experience the larger Church in the United States by gathering with more than 23,000 teens, priests, religious, bishops, and other leaders from all over the country. Keynote speakers include Sister Bethany Madonna, SV, Katie Prejean McGrady, Mark Hart, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Father Agustino Torres, CFR.

NCYC is a great opportunity for youth AND their parents to participate in the national gathering of the “young Church.” Built into the conference will be a workshop track for parents and a parent resource room.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PARISH OR HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS MINISTRY LEADER for details about cost and to register. Questions may also be directed to Mark Mann, director of the office of family, youth and young adult ministry, mmann@grdiocese.org.

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)