Dispensation extended through July 31

June 23, 2020

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 July 31.

Date set to resume public Masses

May 19, 2020

The Office of Catholic Schools is excited to share a letter from Bishop Walkowiak with a date to resume public Masses in the diocese.

Dear Friends in Christ,

Diocesan directives regarding COVID-19 extended through May 28

May 8, 2020

Read Bishop Walkowiak's letter announcing the suspension of public Masses and all other liturgical and devotional services through May 28, 2020. Bishop Walkowiak also shares some of the guidance which will be in place when public worship is restored.

Dear Friends in Christ,

Diocesan directives regarding COVID-19 extended through May 17

April 24, 2020

Read Bishop Walkowiak's letter announcing that the Diocese of Grand Rapids has extended the cancellation of all public Masses and other liturgical and devotional services, effective immediately, through May 17, 2020.

Dear Friends in Christ,

Watch Holy Week liturgies via livestream

April 3, 2020

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is providing a livestream for Holy Week liturgies at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, with Bishop Walkowiak presiding. Although public Masses, other liturgies and devotional services are canceled due to COVID-19, the faithful can watch these services. In addition to the livestream, several liturgies will also be on TV.

Mass at the cathedral is already broadcast every Sunday at 10 a.m., on GRDiocese.org, Facebook, and FOX 17. Additional broadcasts have been added for the chrism Mass, Holy Thursday Mass, Good Friday liturgy, and the Easter vigil.

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