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Lenten programs at the Catholic Information Center

Graphic of the Catholic Information Center brochure cover for LentFind out what's coming up at ​the Catholic Information Center (CIC) - see several featured programs below. For a complete listing of programs, classes and events, visit or click on the brochure image to the right.   

Catholic Inquiry Class and Update                     

Thursdays, March 30-June 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
with Fred Johnson, Father John Geaney, CSP and Father René Constanza, CSP
Inquiry is a time of hospitality at the Catholic Information Center. We welcome any and all who wish to know more about the Catholic faith. There is no commitment required. Each week a different topic is covered and participants are encouraged to present questions. This program also serves as an excellent way for Catholics to update or renew their understanding of the faith.   Participants are encouraged to register but walk-ins are welcome!
CFD: Evangelization  

CROSS fit:  Faith Conversations for Young Professionals

Thursdays, March 30 & April 6, 6-8 p.m.
with Father René Constanza, CSP
at Brewery Vivant (925 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)
Calling all young professionals! Meet with Fr. René at Brewery Vivant for a book study and discussion of, Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship that Answered Life’s Greatest Questions. The book touches on questions of belonging, rejection and purpose through the lens of faith. See you there!
CFD:  Evangelization
**Copies of Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship that Answered Life’s Greatest Questions, are available at the Catholic Information Center and at Schuler Books on their Book Club Table (2660 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512)

Lectio Divina (En Español)

facilitada por el Padre René Constanza, CSP
los miércoles de  29 de marzo y el 5 de abril, empezando las 7 hasta las 8 de la noche.
En esta Cuaresma venga a familiarizarse con esta forma de oración que de hecho es un tesoro de la Iglesia que le ayudará a conectarse con la Palabra de Dios de una manera profunda y personal.  CFD: Espiritualidad (Se sugiere donación de $10)

On-line class: Catholics Going Green!  Learning and Living Environmental Justice

Beginning Monday, April 17 (6 weeks)
facilitated by Irene Strom, MAT
Please register before April 3 by calling the CIC office at 459-7267
Limited to 20 participants
Course Cost:  $45.00 due at registration (includes course and book)
This 6-week online course will examine environmental justice themes through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching and Pope Francis’ call to each of us to “care for our common home.”  Weekly readings, discussions, and reflections are completed online at the participant’s convenience.  This course will both inform you about environmental issues and equip you to embrace Pope Francis’ call to respond to the cries of our suffering planet.   Especially important will be suggestions of specific ways in which we can take action to protect people and the planet.    
Course requirements:
  • $45.00 fee for On-line class (includes book)
  • The book: Catholic Going Green: Learning and Living Environmental Justice by Walter E. Grazer.  A copy can be mailed to you or picked-up at the Catholic Information Center office.
  • An Email address, along with computer access.
  • Instructions and login information will be emailed to you after registration