9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

(616) 878-1619

Email: parishoffice@stsebastianmi.org

Knights of Columbus Key Card & Book Fundraiser

 

ON SALE NOW UNTIL JANUARY 8, 2020

Includes 2020 Book & Unlimited Use Card with discounts and freebies from many local businesses.

Book & Card Combo is $25

 The Knights will be selling them after all Masses starting weekend, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1. If you sell 5 or more you get a FREE Book & Card.  Sell 10 or more and get a $15 Meijer Gift Card!

Proceeds go to Knight’s Charities.

 

2019 Fall RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – RCIABeginsTuesday September 17, 2019

6:30 to 8 pm in Classroom 1

Are you thinking about joining the Catholic Church?  Are you Catholic but would like to know more 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.

We will meet on Tuesday evenings in Classroom 1 in the parish hall, from 6:30 to 8 pm.

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

Events in and Around the Diocese

Grandma’s Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE will be held at the Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell Campus, 11650 Downes St. NE Lowell, MI  49331 on Tuesday, January 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Sister will share her family recipe and provide an experience of making sauce from scratch.  Participants will enjoy sipping Italian wine as they work and go home with their own jar of sauce. Go to oamkhomemadespaghettisauce.eventbrite.com to register.

 

Touched by Mercy, a Day for those Affected by Suicide will be held at the Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell Campus, 11650 Downes St. NE Lowell, MI  49331 on Saturday, February 8, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Join Sister Colleen Ann Nagle, FSE, MA and Father Ron Hutchinson, MA for a special day of reflection, sharing and prayer for those who have been affected by the suicide of a loved one.  Please go to touchedbymercy2020.eventbrite.com to register.

 

Click here  for many offering at the Dominican Center at Marywood including the following:

O Antiphons ~ Tomorrow I Will Come, An Advent Sacred Tradition

 

December 17 – December 23

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

O Antiphons is a seven-day prayer that is an ancient Christian ritual in preparation for the coming of the Light of the World … Jesus. Each evening begins with a contemplative candlelight procession, then moves into the singing of hymns and psalms; the proclamation of scripture; and a reflection on the theme of each sacred evening. Join us in union with the global community, as we wait in holy anticipation. Free to the community – all are welcome. Come to one or all evenings.

 

DEC 17: O Sapientia ~ Wisdom

DEC 18: O Adonai ~ Lord and Ruler

DEC 19: O Radix Jesse ~ Root of Jesse

DEC 20: O Clavis David ~ Key of David

DEC 21: O Oriens ~ Dawn of the East

DEC 22: O Rex Gentium ~ King of the Gentiles

DEC 23: O Emmanuel ~ God With Us

 

Midnight Mass and concert to be broadcast live from the Cathedral on FOX 17 and online.

Midnight Mass and the Prelude of Carols with Brass, Strings and Choirs on Christmas Eve will be broadcast live from the Cathedral of Saint Andrew on FOX 17 (check your local listings) and online on the diocesan website, grdiocese.org, and Facebook page (Diocese of Grand Rapids). The concert begins at 11 p.m. and Mass begins at Midnight.

There will be a replay of Midnight Mass on FOX 17 beginning at 4:30 a.m. Christmas morning.

The live broadcast of Mass from the cathedral is a ministry provided by our diocese
for more than 60 years.

 

 

Church Pictorial Directory

Our last Photography Date is

OCTOBER 14, from 2pm to 8:30pm in the

Parish Hall Classrooms 1 & 2

Our Directory will not be completed without you! Please schedule your professional photography session online to www.ucdir.com.
The church code is mi1176 and the password is photos. Or contact the Parish Office.

 

PICTURES ARE TAKEN IN THE PARISH HALL CLASSROOMS

The website is down on Fridays, at midnight until Mondays at noon.

K of C Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

                                                                            Open to all Children
Ages: 5-7; 8-10; and 11-14
First Place and Runner-up Prizes in each age group
Entry Deadline is Sunday, November 25.
Posters size must be 11×17, original artwork and reflects the theme “Keep Christ in Christmas”.
All entries must include a completed entry form (can be found in the Narthex or in the Parish Office).
Posters may be left in the Parish Office or in the K of C Conference Room in the Parish Hall.
Prizes will be awarded at the K of C Breakfast in December.

Reporting Sexual Abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids has a policy regarding reporting and dealing with sexual abuse. Any person having reasonable cause to suspect past or present sexual abuse by a religious member (bishop, priest, deacon, nun, brother, etc.) or by any person acting under the authority or apparent authority of the church, is urged to contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator:
Diocese of Grand Rapids Cathedral Square Center
360 Division Avenue S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-243-0491
Alternatively, you may contact the Michigan Attorney General either through its toll-free hotline at 844-324-3374 (Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email aginvestigations@michigan.gov.
To read letters from Bishop Walkowiak to the faithful or to learn more about safe environment efforts in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, visit: dioceseofgrandrapids.org.