9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

(616) 878-1619

Email: parishoffice@stsebastianmi.org


Centering Prayer Group

Meetings are on Monday evenings in the Historic Church at 7:00 pm.

Contemplation is a traditional form of Christian prayer rooted in Scripture. Centering Prayer is a modern expression of this sacred practice. Do you hunger for a deeper life of prayer – a support system to help you sustain that prayerful, spiritual growth?

We invite you to join us to learn more about Centering Prayer and to pray it with us each week!

Prayer Line

Bev Baird

Knights of Columbus

Officer Meetings take place on the second Monday of the month in the K of C Meeting Room at 7:00 pm.

Monthly Meetings take place on the second Thursday of the month in the Youth Center at 7:00 pm.

Our next event is the Annual St. Sebastian Feast Day Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 19 after the 5pm Mass in the Parish Hall.

Want to learn more about the Knights? Contact Mark Boillat at 616-437-3675

 Visit the Knights of Columbus Facebook Page

Morning Men's Group

Our Morning Men’s Group meets weekly for prayer, study and fellowship.

That Man is You
Every Tuesday Morning at 5:45am
St. Sebastian Parish Hall
Click here for more information in regards to this program.


Mother's Ministry Group

Mother’s Ministry is a group where moms can meet with each other in community, prayer and support. This year in our meetings we will be watching and discussing short video clips from Father Mike Schmitz from Ascension Press.

Meetings are the second Friday of each month from September – May, from 9:30-11:00 am in the Parish Hall. (Childcare provided)

2018 Mother’s Ministry Flyer

Mom’s Night Out

Need a night with the girls? Join other moms on the third Wednesday of each month, from 7:30-10:00 pm at Pete’s Tavern in Byron Center (Add directions here – 84th street with Google map link)

Watch the Parish Bulletin for more details on upcoming events such as:

  • Bible Study
  • Women’s Craft Nights
  • Couples Night Out
  • Play Dates
  • Family Nights
  • Service Project Opportunities


For more information, please call Sue at the parish office at 616-878-1619.

There is something for everyone.

We hope to see you soon!

Music Ministry

Contact Liz Owen, Music Director, for more information:

liz@stsebastianmi.org ~ 616-878-1619 x104




Welcome, musicians! From singers to instrumentalists, classical to contemporary, music readers to ear learners, and all levels of commitment, we have a place for you!

For adult, young adult, and high school voices, sing in four-part harmony as well as traditional and contemporary styles. No music reading skills required, all singers welcome!
Wednesday nights 7-8:30 pm, 3-4 Masses/month

Youth Band
For youth (8-12th grade) who love quality music and energetic liturgy! Singers and instrumentalists of all kinds welcome! (Instrumentalists should be able to read music or chords and play with some proficiency, contact Liz Owen with questions)
Sunday afternoons, 3:15-4:15 (Right before Sparks/Ignite), 1 Mass/month

Children’s Choir, Christmas
For children (3rd-7th grade) who want to join us for the Christmas season. An easy and fun 3-month commitment!
Sundays 11:45 am – 12:45 pm, Oct-Dec
Our dedicated ensemble, led by Jeff Ingle, is welcoming new musicians. This group is perfect for ear-trained vocalists and instrumentalist who read music or chords. Come as your schedule allows!
Thurs nights, as scheduled
Christmas Choir
A 2.5-month choir for those who want to join us for Christmas Eve. A short-term commitment for carols and holiday music, no music reading skills necessary!
Wednesday nights at 7 pm, mid Oct-Dec
Easter Choir
A 2.5-month choir for those who want to join us for Holy Week and Easter. This is an easy commitment and a wonderful experience of our holy season! No music reading skills necessary.
Wednesday nights at 7 pm, Winter-Easter
Resurrection Choir
A daytime choir that helps with funeral liturgies. Participants come as their schedule allows.
As needed, rehearsing an hour before funeral liturgies.


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Divorce Support Group

We will update this as soon as another Support Session is scheduled.


Upcoming Events around the Diocese



Creighton Method
Introductory Session
Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7pm
Cost: $55
Franciscan Life Process Center-GR Campus  |  654 Davis Ave., NW, GR

This 90-minute presentation introduces the use and applications of the Creighton Model FertilityCare systems which provides a means through which a couple may either achieve or avoid a pregnancy and can be used throughout a woman’s entire reproductive years.  Contact Georgia at 616-481-9699 or gschmitz@lifeprocesscenter.org.


Cherish Marriage Event
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at
Fredrik Meijer Gardens from 6pm to 11pm
RSVP by January 20, 2019

Couples will enjoy an evening of dinner, inspiration and dancing to strengthen their marriage.  The keynote speakers for the evening are Damon & Melanie Owens from joytob.  Register now at ttp://cherishmarriage.net.



Diocesan Catholic Women’s Conference
Saturday, March 16
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

All women, ages 18 and up, are invited to attend the annual Diocesan Women’s Conference on March 16 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
(6390 Belmont Ave. NE, Belmont, MI 49306).

The conference will feature author, speaker and missionary, Colleen C. Mitchell.

The cost, which includes morning hospitality and lunch, is $30 prior to March 12 and $35 after the 12th.

Registration is available on the diocesan website or by contacting Marianne Verner at mverner@GRdiocese.org; 616-246-0588


Welcome to St. Sebastian’s Nursery.  We are here to serve you and care for your child(ren) while you are at Mass. Our goal and desire is to provide a safe atmosphere where children will have a sense of God, who loves and cares for them.

The nursery is for children through the age of three.  Those who are three years of age by Sept. 1 are encouraged to join the RE program held during the 10:30 Mass in the parish hall.

Teen Volunteer Application 2018-2019

Our nursery schedule is set and ready to begin September 9!

If you are interested in helping the second half, please complete the form above.

Adult Nursery Assistant Application

We are always in need of  substitutes for Becky, our adult coordinator.  If you are interested in substituting when she is unable to be there, please complete the above form.

Child’s Registration Form for Nursery

Nursery begins September 9.

Please complete this form if you would like to leave your child in the nursery during Mass.  Forms will also be available in the nursery at drop off.


50+ Fellowship

If your life experience is 50 years or more—single or married—male of female—then this is the place for you!  Our primary mission is social, however, we also provide spiritual service activities to participate in.  We accomplish this through the various events which include but not limited to: the best potlucks, games, praying the rosary, canvas painting, participating in the Stations of the Cross, special speakers, and much more!  For more info, contact Debbie Mayer at 616-878-1619 ext. 102 or debbie@stsebastianmi.org.

Jan. 17       1pm Bookclub—watching the movie “Not without My Daughter” which is a true story that was written by local Grand Rapids area author, Betty Mahmoody.  For more information, contact Mary at msmith330@earthlink.net or 616-277-4057.

Jan. 17       6:30pm in the Parish Hall.  Minute to Win It Game Night.  Bring your own drink and snack to share (if you wish).  RSVP to Debbie at 616-878-1619 or debbie@stsebastian-mi.org.  This way, she will contact you if we need to cancel due to weather.


Prayer Shawl Ministries

All are welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm in the Parish Hall, Classroom B.

Come and knit or crochet prayer shawls that we give to families after they have lost a loved one.  We also make burden bears for Trillium Woods and are looking for help in sewing the bears, stuffing the bears and getting them ready for the patients of Trillium Woods.  As we craft prayer shawls and burden bears we pray.  We take time to socialize, too.