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Read a statement from Bishop David J. Walkowiak in response to the Holy See’s announcement that former Archbishop McCarrick has been dismissed from the clerical state on our website (link in bio).
As presidents of bishops’ conferences worldwide prepare to attend the meeting on the clergy sexual abuse scandal later this month at the Vatican, visit grdiocese.org to watch a video 
message from Bishop Walkowiak discussing this subject and addressing questions from you.
Our actions (and reactions) online can be tempered with #compassion when we remember “We are members one of another” (Eph 4:25). Read @franciscus' message for World Day of #SocialCommunications in multiple languages at vatican.va.
Following months of planning and preparation, we're debuting our new diocesan website. Stop by and check it out at GRDiocese.org!
Pray with @franciscus in #January that young people will follow the example of Mary and respond to our Lord's call to share the #joy of the #Gospel with the world. http://bit.ly/PrayingwiththePope
"What then does the Incarnation, the eternal Word of God made flesh, mean? It means this - by becoming one of us God lifts up humanity, God sanctifies humanity, so that you and I might become participants in God's life." - Bishop Walkowiak #Christmas homily at Midnight Mass.

View more photos at: http://bit.ly/DOGRChristmasPhotos18

#MidnightMass #Savior #Catholic #catholicchurch
WATCH LIVE: Dec. 24 beginning at 11p.m. - Prelude of carols followed by #Christmas #MidnightMass with Bishop David Walkowiak from the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Andrew in downtown #GrandRapids. Watch on TV on Fox17, on our website, or on #FacebookLive (Diocese of Grand Rapids). Visit dioceseofgrandrapids.org for more details.
God's tapping you on the shoulder, but how can you know with any certainty what he intends for your life?

Delve into the answers during "Gifted and Called." These monthly gatherings, hosted by the diocesan Office of Priestly Vocations, are an opportunity for young men of high school and college age to discern in a purposeful and prayerful way what God is calling you to in life. The next gathering is Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. on the second floor of Cathedral Square Center (360 Division Ave. S. Grand Rapids, MI 49503). Come check it out.

Just show up, or call 616-288-0910 to let Father Ron Hutchinson know you'll be there, or with questions.
High school teens, make #summer2019 your best yet. Register today for DYMO Camp "Alive Again," June 16-22, 2019! Sign up before Dec. 31 and save $100. To learn more visit: http://dymo.org
As the newly appointed rector of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Father René Constanza, CSP, of the @paulistfathers, sees his job as much more than administrative; he seeks to inspire beyond Sunday. "When we offer opportunities for others to see how God is at work in them, we, too, become evangelized by the encounter.” Read more of his story in English and Spanish in your November issue of FAITH Grand Rapids magazine or on our website: http://bit.ly/FAITHGRNovember2018
The Office of Priestly Vocations is taking late registrations for the Vianney Visit to @sjvcollegeseminary later this month!  Contact them at 616-288-0910 or email kkeglovitz@dioceseofgrandrapids.org for more information.  It's going to be a great road trip!

#grdiocese #vocation #vocationawarenessweek #seminary #seminarylife #seminarian #priest #priesthood #roadtrip2018 #roadtrip
Register today for the 2019 @marchforlife and gather with thousands this January in Washington, D.C. to pray and peacefully protest the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision and to promote the gift and sanctity of life. Visit our website for details: http://bit.ly/DOGRMarchforLife