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Events in and Around the Diocese

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.