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Graphic: Living Every Day with Passion & PurposeLiving Every Day with Passion & Purpose with Matthew Kelly

Date & time:
May 19, 2018, 7 - 10 p.m.
DeltaPlex Arena
2500 Turner Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Tickets are $39 and can be purchased online through Dynamic Catholic.
Earn a free ticket by volunteering for the Passion & Purpose event. For additional details and to sign up, click here.
Are you thriving or just surviving? Do you want more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? Join acclaimed Catholic speaker and author Matthew Kelly for “Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose” on May 19, 2018 from 7-10 p.m. at the Deltaplex. 
The program will focus on three elements:
  • Discover your purpose. You’re here for a reason. Discover what it is.
  • Learn new habits. These three game-changers will impact every area of your life.
  • Gain personal clarity. God is always speaking to you. Learn how to hear his voice.
In addition to the presentation, the program will feature live music by Eliot Morris, a singer-songwriter who has toured with Counting Crows, John Mayer and James Taylor.
Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute, is the author of several bestselling books, including: Rediscover Catholicism, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic and Resisting Happiness.


Please contact Annalise Laumeyer, diocesan director of communications, or 616-551-5629. 

Photo: 2017 Strengthened in Faith; photo of a boy in a wheelchair smiling with a volunteer helper standing next to him smilingStrengthened in Faith: A Day for Families with Children, Youth or Adults with Disabilities or Special Needs

Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Grand Rapids and St. Robert of Newminster Parish, Ada. 
  • This event is FREE for families; costs associated with the event are covered through generous donations.
  • Includes a facilitated conversation for parents and guardians.
  • There will be activities for children, youth and adults with disabilities or special needs AND their siblings.
  • Childcare will be available for infants and toddlers.
  • Medical assistance will be available. 
Date and time:
Saturday, June 23, 2018
St. Robert of Newminster Parish
6477 Ada Dr. SE
Ada, MI 49301
1-4 p.m. - Session Activities
4:30 p.m. - Mass
5:45 p.m. - Pizza Dinner


Please contact Teri Burns, pastoral associate for faith formation at St. Robert,

World Youth Day 2019

"I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." Lk 1:38
Jan. 22-27, 2019
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In January 2019, millions of young Catholics will gather in Panama for the first World Youth Day to take place in Central America. Join other pilgrims from around the diocese for a celebration you will never forget!
The Diocese of Grand Rapids is partnering with the Archdiocese of Detroit and Corporate Travel Service to offer the opportunity for young adults, ages 18-30, to participate in World Youth Day Panama, Jan. 22-27, 2019. World Youth Day is not just a day or an experience, but an ongoing pilgrimage of faith for young people. These special days and celebrations are meant to rejuvenate and reinvigorate the spiritual life of young adults along their pilgrim journey, which ultimately leads to Christ Jesus.
The cost of the 2019 pilgrimage is $3,349 which includes round trip airfare (chartered plane), hotel accommodations, event registration and meals. Once the cost of the pilgrimage is paid, a pilgrim simply needs a current passport and a little spending money. Training yourself ahead of time for a lot of walking will also be helpful.

Space is limited! Contact Mark Mann to receive an information packet and registration form.

En Enero del 2019, millones de jóvenes Católicos se reunirán en Panamá para la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud, que se llevará a cabo por primera vez en Centroamérica. Únete con otros peregrinos de nuestra diócesis para una celebración que nunca olvidarás!
La Diócesis de Grand Rapids se unirá con la Arquidiócesis de Detroit y Corporate Travel Service para ofrecer la oportunidad a jóvenes adultos, edades 18-30, para participar en la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud en Panamá, Enero 22 al 27, 2019. La Jornada Mundial de la Juventud no es solamente una experiencia sino una jornada de fe para los jóvenes. Estos días especiales y las celebraciones fueron hechas con el fin de rejuvenecer y reforzar la vida espiritual de los jóvenes adultos en su jornada de fe , que ultimadamente lleva a Cristo Jesús.
El costo de este peregrinaje en el 2019 es $3,349, incluye vuelo de ida y vuelta (se ha contratado un avión), acomodaciones de hotel, registración para eventos y comidas. Ya que el viaje este pagado, el peregrino solo necesita un pasaporte actualizado y un poco de dinero para gastar. Entrenando para las largas caminadas también ayuda.
El espacio es limitado, por favor de contactar a Mark Mann para recibir su libro informativo y hoja de inscripción.

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