9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

(616) 878-1619

Email: parishoffice@stsebastianmi.org

CrossRoads Presents: The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide

Divorce Survival Guide 2018
Thursdays, Sept. 6–November 29
(no meeting on Thanksgiving)
6:30pm to 8pm
At Holy Redeemer Parish
2700 Baldwin St, Jenison (Please use Door “A”)

This DVD ministry is for men and women who have suffered from a divorce.  This 12-week program features 30-minute DD presentations each week that covers topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single and much more.  Whether you got divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, the  program offers valuable insight for everyone.

Please contact Rhonda (rhonda@holyredeemerparish.org or 616-69-9220) for more information.

Have You Registered Your Children for Religious Education, Sparks and Ignite?

It’s that time of year again!
Classes for Religious Education (4-yr old Preschool through 5th Grade) start the week of September 16.  Click here to register.
Classes for Sparks (Grades 6-8) The Sacrament of Confirmation start September 30.
Classes for Ignite (Grades 9-12) start September 23.
Click here to register.
Register before August 13 for an early bird discount!


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

St. Sebastian’s 11th Annual Parish Golf Outing

St. Sebastian’s 11th Annual Parish Golf Outing
Sunday, Sept. 16 — 1pm tee off
Gleneagle Golf Club, Hudsonville, MI  

Join us for a four-person shotgun scramble.
$50/person includes green fees, cart, prizes and dinner.
Pick up a flyer in the Narthex.
Hole Sponsorship Opportunities Available.

Contact Ron Wolf: ron.wolf@mdlz.com or 616-633-4815 with questions.  Organized by St. Sebastian K of C Council #14642


St. Sebastian BBQ Dinner

St. Sebastian’s BBQ Dinner
at 6pm Saturday, August 18
(after the 5pm Mass)
Sponsored by our Knights of Columbus

Last Weekend to purchase tickets — $15.00 per Adult plate and $5.00 per Child plate
Tickets are limited and on sale after all Masses in the Narthex.

Any man over 18 years of age who would like to help, we need you!  This is basically a 3-day event for workers.  Please contact Mark Boillat, text or call 616-437-3675 or email markvicb@comcast.net.



Bishop Walkowiak is looking for your feedback

Help Support Our Seminarians and Priests
Bishop Walkowiak is looking for your feedback!

Over the next several weeks, Bishop Walkowiak is asking every parishioners to complete a feasibility study survey, which will gather YOUR feedback regarding a proposed diocesan-wide capital campaign. Please visit the diocesan website, dioceseofgrandrapids.org and click “Take the Planning Study Survey,” to learn more and provide comments.  The password is Study.  In addition to completing the online survey, please consider attending one of these town hall meetings, which are open to everyone:


  1. Weds., July 25, 5:30pm. Cathedral Square Center (360 Division Ave S, GR)
  2. Weds., Aug. 1, 5:30pm. St. Joseph (965 Jewell St., White Cloud)
  3. Thurs., Aug. 2, 5:30pm. St. Patrick (520 W. Grand River, Portland)
  4. Tues., Aug. 7, 5:30pm. Christ the King (9596 N. Reed Rd, Howard City)
  5. Weds., Aug. 8, 5:30pm (English), 7pm (en Español). Our Lady of the Lake (480 152nd Ave, Holland)
  6. Mon., Aug. 13, 5:30pm. Prince of Peace (1110 Dykstra Rd, N Muskegon)
  7. Thurs., Aug. 16, 5:30pm (English), 7pm (en Español). Cathedral Square Center (360 Division Ave S, GR)




St. Sebastian Young Adult Ministry

St Sebastian Young Adult Ministry meets, “about,” every other
Wednesday from 6-7:30pm in our youth center.
If you’re  at least 20 yrs. old, please consider attending
one of our adult ministry nights.
A Typical Gathering Includes:
Supper—Prayer & Faith Sharing—Discussions about current cultural issues and struggles.

Next Meeting is Thursday July 19 — Msgr. Duncan’s presentation of Church Fathers

Visit tinyurl.com/SSYMcalendar to see the full schedule

Summer RCIA

Summer RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) Opportunity
Beginning Sunday, July 15  11:30am to 1pm in the Parish Hall, Classroom  A.

Are you a Baptized Christian with questions about the Catholic Church?  Or are you contemplating joining the Catholic Church?
We have a summer RCIA process beginning Sunday, July 15.  We will meet every Sunday immediately after the 10:30am Mass in the Parish Hall, Classroom A.
To be a candidate for these sessions, you must have been baptized in a Christian Denomination and catechized in that faith.
If you are interested, please contact Mona Andre at 616-878-1619 ext. 116 or by email at mona@stsebastianmi.org.