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Ordination & Installation of Bishop WalkowiakThe communications office is the voice of the diocese relaying pertinent information to Catholics and others in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. The communications office also manages media relations and the diocesan Web site, coordinates broadcasts of the televised Mass and produces the FAITH Grand Rapids magazine.

Office location:
360 Division Avenue S.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4501


Kransz, Annalise

Annalise Laumeyer, director
Phone: 616-551-5629 | 616-307-3474 (cell)

JoAnn Fox

JoAnn Fox, specialist
Phone: 616-514-6067, Fax: 616-551-5620

Tuyet Tran

Tuyet Be Tran, technology support
Phone: 616-514-6066, Fax: 616-551-5622

​Resources ​Description
Diocesan Style Guide ​Guidelines for accessing, use of diocesan coat of arms/crest,
Cathedral Square artwork and the bishop's coat of arms.
Diocesan Social Media Policy (Oct. 2016) ​Social media policy for the Diocese of Grand Rapids
​Media/promotions release form ​Please contact the diocesan office of communications
for a copy of this form.
Live Broadcasts of Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Andrew ​For over 50 years, the Diocese of Grand Rapids has
provided a live broadcast of Sunday Mass each week. Mass
was originally televised from the studios of WOODTV starting
in 1955. In the mid-1960’s, provision was made within the
cathedral itself for a television studio and the Mass
began to air from from the cathedral. Recently the
studio and cameras were updated for digital broadcast and the Sunday 10 a.m. Mass can be seen weekly
on WXMI FOX 17 as well as on the diocesan website and Facebook page.
Media advisories, releases, bishop's statements ​Media advisories and releases as well as announcements and
statements from the bishop of Grand Rapids issued by the diocesan communications office.
​FAITH Grand Rapids magazine ​The official publication of the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
How to cover the Catholic Mass ​A resource from the USCCB to assist the media in their
important work of covering the church at prayer. The Mass
is public prayer, yet on many occasions such as the
ordination and installation of a bishop, it is also a news event.
​Glossary of terms A brief glossary of terms often used in the Catholic Church provided by the USCCB.