More than 6,000 students and educators across the diocese prayerfully participated in a livestream of Mass to give thanks for the gift of Catholic school education.
Bishop Walkowiak’s column in the May issue of FAITH Grand Rapids magazine highlights Catholic school ministry.
Bishop Walkowiak invites Catholics who are healthy and able to return to Mass this Lent; extends dispensation until further notice for those who are unable to attend in person because of health reasons or other factors.
Bishop Walkowiak announces the extension of the dispensation for all Catholics within the territory of the Diocese of Grand Rapids from their obligation of attending Sunday Mass through Jan. 4, 2021.
Bishop Walkowiak announces ability to open churches more widely; extends dispensation from obligation to attend Sunday Mass through Nov. 23
Read Bishop Walkowiak’s letter to the faithful in full.
Join Bishop Walkowiak for 7 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew that day (diocesan guidelines for COVID-19 will be in effect), or watch live on Facebook or on our website.
"But those who are truly able to attend Mass should begin to return, remembering that we are transformed by being joined to Christ in the Eucharist."
Keynote speaker Mari Pablo discussed a theme of, “Not Conformed, Rather Transformed: Theology of the Body as a Lens for Our World”.
Bishop Walkowiak announces the extension of the dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass through Sept. 7 (Labor Day).