9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

(616) 878-1619

Email: parishoffice@stsebastianmi.org

Deceased Loved Ones from the Past Year for All Souls’ Day

In honor of All Souls’ Day, please call Sue (878-1619 ext. 101) with the name of a loved one who has passed away within the last year.  We would like to remember him/her in a special way during the month of November.

If you would like, please bring a framed picture of your loved one to the office, church or place it on Msgr.’s back porch, with their name on it, before Friday, Oct 27.  They will be displayed in church during the month of November.


CrossRoads present “You are Not Alone!”

Breaking the Silence — Depression Awareness
Tuesday, October 16, at 7pm at Holy Redeemer Parish (2700 Baldwin St, Jenison) in Shepherds Hall (door A).

This session will assist us in becoming aware of depression in adults and adolescents–also giving us the tools to know what we can do.  Presented by CrossRoads Pastoral Care and Holy Redeemer Health Ministry Team in conjunction with Depression Awareness Month.

Contact Mona if you need childcare at 616-878-1619 ext. 116 or by email at mona@stsebastianmi.org.


Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s 79th Annual Fall Seminar

Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s 79th Annual FALL SEMINAR
BROKENNESS, Mental Health; Faith and Family
Tuesday, October 23
8:30am Hospitality
9am-3pm Program
St. Sebastian Parish, 9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, 49315
Cost: $20.00 … All women are Welcome
Mass celebrated by Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak,
Bishop of Grand Rapids
Speakers: Christy Buck, “be nice.” Campaign, Mental Health Foundation West Michigan and Kevin Matthews author “Broken Mary”
Register: grdccw@dioceseofgrandrapids.org or
call 616 915-5930.  Registration deadline Oct 15

Shopping in Chicago!

Annual Bus Trip to Chicago
Saturday, Nov. 10!
Leaving St. Sebastian Parish Hall parking lot
at 7am and returning at 11pm
Cost: $60 per person, includes complimentary coffee & muffins

First stop: Binny’s Beverage Depot
You choose either shopping on
Michigan Avenue (2nd stop) or Woodfield Mall in Shaumburg.

RSVP to Mary (616-534-6600 or 616-299-4880)
All proceeds to benefit St. Sebastian‘s Youth Ministry


Wedding Anniversary Mass

Wedding Anniversary Mass
Sunday, Oct 21 at 10am
Cathedral of St. Andrew
301 Sheldon Blvd. SE, GR

Couples in the diocese who are celebrating any milestone wedding anniversary are invited to attend. Family members and  others are welcome at this Mass too.  A light reception will follow at Cathedral Square Center, 360 Division Ave, S. RSVP deadline is noon on Monday, Oct 15th.  Contact the Parish Office (616-878-1619) with your name, number of years married and number of guests.



K of C Silent Auction and Beer & Wine Tasting Event

St. Sebastian’s Knights  of Columbus #14642
Saturday, Oct. 27  —  6:00 to 10:00pm
50/50 Drawings, food, pizza and fun!
We will be accepting Cash, Checks and ALL Major Credit/Debit Cards
Featuring Brews and Wines from around the world for sampling
$15 per person or $25 per couple — limited amount of tickets for sale
Tickets are on sales after all Masses and in the Parish Office.

Must be 21 years of age to enter — ID required
Questions or Donations,  please  contact  Mark Boillat at 616-437-3675 or Markvicb@comcast.net
Goal is $20,000 to be used for additional classroom tables and chairs, an adult wheelchair, and other Council 14642 Charities












Our Lady of Sorrows Fall Spaghetti Dinner

Our Lady of Sorrows with the K of C Council #4362 are Hosting their
Fall Spaghetti Dinner
Sunday October 14
11 am—3 pm
New Location — K of C Banquet Center
(5830 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming)

All you can eat spaghetti, served with Italian meatballs, salad, bread and  dessert.  Take out available.
Adults—$9.00 purchased in advance from the  parish by Oct 10th or $10 at the door
Children—5-10: $5.00  (4 and under free)
For more information or to purchase advanced tickets call 616-243-0222, Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 3 pm


40 days for Life

Is a unique pro-life effort that consists of 40 days of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil in front of abortion clinics.  International campaigns, since 2007, have resulted in the closing of 56 clinics, including 3 in Michigan, as well as, almost 9,000 babies lives saved and mothers spared the tragedy of abortion.  The Fall Campaign will be held September 26—November 4, at hundreds of locations across the US and Canada, including Grand Rapids.

The day that is assigned to us is Friday, October 19, from 7am to 1pm.  Please consider volunteering to pray outside the Heritage Clinic by signing up for a hour or more this weekend in the narthex.  

To get more information, please contact: Dan Hoffman @ 534-8544.  All are welcome!


Adult – RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – RCIA
Tuesdays — 6:30 to 8 pm
in the Parish Hall, Classroom 1

Are you thinking about joining the Catholic Church?  Do you have questions about the Catholic Church and its teachings or practices?
The RCIA is a place where you can ask questions and learn about the teachings and beliefs of the Catholic Church.

If you would like more information, please call Mona Andre
at 616-878-1619 ext 116 or email her at: mona@stsebastianmi.org.