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"The environment is God’s gift to everyone, and in our use of it we have a responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations and towards humanity as a whole…" (Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI, 2009, #48)
Pray with @franciscus in #September for the protection of earth's oceans. Read more at @popesprayerusa (see link in profile).
Pray with @franciscus in #August that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth.” Learn more and reflect on this month's intention at @popesprayerusa (see link in profile)
Pray with @franciscus in #July that those who administer #justice may work with #integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

Learn more, reflect on this month's intention at @popesprayerusa (see link in profile).
Today we say #thankyou and #goodbye to these two wonderful women! Sister Barbara Cline, FSE, (left) is retiring after 11 years of service as the director of faith formation. Sister Trinidad (Triny) Duque, MC, (right) has received a new assignment from her order and will be leaving the diocese after serving for 17 years as a regional coordinator for Hispanic Ministry. Join us in thanking these women for their dedication, spirit, and work of evangelization in our diocese.

#religiouslife #retirement #evangelization #hispanicministry #catholicchurch
There's much to celebrate today as we wish Bishop Walkowiak a very Happy Birthday and mark the sixth anniversary of his episcopal ordination and his installation as the twelfth bishop of Grand Rapids!
Pray with @franciscus in #June that priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor. Learn more, reflect on this month's intention at @popesprayerusa (see link in profile).
Blessings and congratulations to our diocese's newest priests, Father Andrew Ayers and Father Rob Mulderink!
Ordination day!
Getting ready to celebrate the ordination of Deacons Ayers and Mulderink to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew!
Find a Mass nearby no matter where you travel this #summer! Visiting one of the 11 counties of the #GRDiocese? Find a church using our parish list at grdiocese.org. Outside the diocese, or prefer to search by city, state or zip? Check out masstimes.org. See you in church!
#Pray in #May with @franciscus that the Church in #Africa "will be a sign of hope in the darkness, uniting together all those of good will to work together for the greater good of humanity." Learn more, reflect on this month's intention at @popesprayerusa (see link in profile)
Bishop Walkowiak visiting @notredamedeparis and lighting three candles near the statue of St. Joan of Arc there during a 2013 pilgrimage. 
At the time, he was a priest of the @dioceseofcle and pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Chagrin Falls, but it would soon be announced that he was being appointed the 12th bishop of @grdiocese. 
On Monday, Bishop Walkowiak was interviewed by local media about the #NotreDame fire:  While a horrible thing to witness, "It's a good reminder to us, that we don’t put our faith in created things. Our faith is something that is indestructible," he said.