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As Roman Catholic Christians of the Grand Rapids Diocese, we are committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We proclaim the Gospel with fidelity to the Sacred Scriptures and the teachings of the Church. We aim to live Christ’s Gospel in union with our Holy Father the Pope, the bishop of Rome. We do so under the leadership of our bishop, the Shepherd of the Catholic community in the 11 counties of West Michigan which constitute the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
 
We dedicate ourselves to the mission of Jesus by building communities of faith which worship together and welcome the Holy Spirit into our lives. These communities give witness to God’s saving presence among us through the ministries of teaching and healing, of forgiving and reconciling. Through schools and hospitals, in churches, families, and organizations, we seek to bring the truth and justice, the mercy and love, and the great peace of Christ to our society.