9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

(616) 878-1619

Email: parishoffice@stsebastianmi.org

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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

DAY OF HEALING

Saturday, March 21st at St. Isidore Parish, 625 Spring NE, Grand Rapids

Schedule:

8:00 am  Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am  Praise

9:00 am  Charismatic Mass

10:00 am -11:30 am  Talks on God’s Love and His Desire for Our Healing

11:30 am Witness on Healing

12-12:45 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm  Healing Service with Bill Richart, Catholic Lay Evangelist.

Sponsored by St. Isidore Prayer Group, Mike (616) 655-9604.

 

ITALIAN DINNER

The KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS in Hilliards would like to invite you and your family to our ITALIAN DINNER on Saturday March 21st. Serving from 4:30 pm until 7:30m at our hall in Hilliards, 1896 135th.

Prices are adult $12.00, 10 and under $5.00, preschool  free.

In addition, we are accepting can & dry goods for our food drive to help the area food pantries. Thank you for your support.

Any questions please call me 681 7278 (w) or 878 3915 (h).

John  Armock

Hectic Work Week & the Peace of Sabbath

Explore the dignity of work. St. Francis of Assisi heard God’s call to work. He responded to this divine invitation by     becoming a laborer, rebuilding small churches. His manner of working provides for us a model of six steps, one step for each day of the work week. Six days of work and on the seventh we find peaceful rest.

Keynote Speaker: Fr. Michael Lasky,OFM Conv. Response: Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE, Ph.D.

Date: March 12th 2020 Time: 6:30 P.M. Location: Albertus Magnus Hall of      Science at Aquinas College Cost: $50 (includes light strolling dinner) Purchase Tickets: Sparkwork2020.Eventbrite.com

 

The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan invites all parishioners to a no-cost Estate Planning Seminar Luncheon Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Cathedral Square Center, 360 Division Avenue South in Grand Rapids. Enjoy a complimentary lunch with fellow parishioners at this event sponsored by The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan.

Thomas Flickinger, Rhoades McKee Estate Planning Attorney will present “Estate Planning Essentials” and provide expert advice on end of life planning issues from a Catholic point of view, including: legal documents to have in place; how to avoid probate estate, if a trust is necessary for you, and how to prepare and protect the next generation. RSVP by Sunday, April 26, 2020 to save your place at this free educational seminar luncheon; call (616) 459-4508 or email events@catholicfoundationwm.org.

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.