Events are listed chronologically by date – scroll down for additional event dates and details.

Exploring the Priesthood Discernment Group Meetings

2020 Dates – Feb. 23, March 15, April 19, May 17
Hosted by the diocesan Office of Priestly Vocations. Meetings on the dates listed above take place from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Learn more.
St. Robert of Newminster Church
6477 Ada Dr.
Ada, MI
Business office conference room 506 | Enter through Door A


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2020 Building a Legacy/KEPHA Catholic Men’s Conference

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Doors open and breakfast available starting at 7 a.m.; Conference is 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Click here for tickets. (Facebook event)

Guess what? God wants to do GREAT things in your life. Now it’s time for you to let him. Attend the Building A Legacy/KEPHA Catholic Men’s Conference, Saturday, March 14 at West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids. It’s one power-packed and spirit-filled day of 1,000+ men coming together to get right with our Creator and learning how to live bold, fearless lives of faith in a world that wants you to cower. Amazing lineup of nationally (and internationally) renowned speakers. Mass celebrated by Bishop David Walkowiak. See tickets section above to register.

Questions? Contact Deacon Jim Thorndill at 616-242-0422.


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SHINE Middle School Youth Rally

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 1 – 8 p.m.
West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Contact your parish youth ministry leader for more info or to register. Early-bird registration through March 8.
Not affiliated with a parish youth ministry program but would still like your child to attend?
Individual registration is available. Click here to register an individual.

The 2020 Shine Youth Rally for Middle School Youth in grades 6-8 will be held Saturday, March 21 at West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids. The event will feature Andrew Brown and the John Trabbic Band.

Questions? Email,, or call 734-656-8223.


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Beacons of Light – Council of Catholic Women’s Detroit Province Triennial Convention

April 24-25, 2020
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Convention concludes on Saturday at 1 p.m.
(Facebook event | Flyer)
Bavarian Inn Lodge – Frankenmuth, Michigan
For registration information and hotel room block details, email or contact Janet at 616-915-5930. Convention cost – $90 pp plus accommodations; Banquet only $40 (subject to availability) Click registration form link for room rate and additional details. Registration deadline – Monday, March 23; no refunds after April 6.
(Registration Form)

The Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (GRDCCW) invites all Catholic women to join them for the Detroit Province Council of Catholic Women Triennial Convention, Beacons of Light, being held April 24-25, 2020 in Frankenmuth, Michigan. This year’s event coincides with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Council of Catholic Women as the voice for all Catholic women instituted by the U.S. bishops in 1920. Join them for this event that will include Mass with several of our Michigan bishops, inspirational speakers, vendors, and fellowship with women from all over the state.

Mass will be concelebrated by Most Reverend Robert Fisher, auxiliary bishop of Detroit, Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, Most Reverend Stephen J. Raica, bishop of Gaylord, Most Reverend Earl A. Boyea, bishop of Lansing, Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley, bishop of Kalamazoo, and Most Rev. Robert Gruss, bishop of Saginaw.

Speakers are:

Sister Janet Schaeffler – Sister Janet is a national leader, author, teacher and a Dominican sister.
Father Patrick Maher – Father Patrick is a priest of the Diocese of Gaylord serving St. Paul Parish, Onaway, and St. Monica Parish, Afton.
Bill Richart – Bill is the music director at St. William Parish in Walled Lake.
Elizabeth Gengle – Elizabeth is director of adult faith formation and high school youth ministry at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Petoskey. She established Movements of the Heart Retreat Ministry and is enthusiastic about Ignatian spirituality, the interior life, and St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
Sheri Wohlfert – Sheri is a Catholic mom, wife, speaker, teacher and writer. 


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)