On Nov. 2, Help Pregnancy Crisis Aid is sponsoring a daylong workshop about the basics of Theology of the Body, featuring a keynote from Rev. Jegar Fickel, parochial vicar of St. Mary and St. Paul Parish (Big Rapids). The workshop runs from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Jude Parish, 1120 4 Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.
The day begins with Mass and includes lunch. Additional information and registration details can be found at http://helppregnancy.org/tob-west-mi.
Additionally, Theology of the Body is being studied by Catholic school educators across the Diocese of Grand Rapids. This fall, they began a year-round program of examining this teaching. This faith formation is further preparing faculty for teaching about what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,340 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.