9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

(616) 878-1619

Email: parishoffice@stsebastianmi.org


Centering Prayer Group

Meetings are on Monday afternoons 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.


Want to learn more about the Knights? Contact Daniel Hoffman at 616-534-8544.

 Visit the Knights of Columbus Facebook Page

Morning Men's Group

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

Meetings are Tuesdays at 6:15 am in the Parish Hall.

Come and  join us!

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)

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.


Divorce Support Group

Youth Ministry (6th-12th Grade)

Click the Pic to Visit the Sparks & Ignite Pages

Rod Wood – Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Email: Rod@StSebastianMi.org


Welcome to Saint Sebastian Catholic Youth Ministry – An on fire ministry to young people.  Our ministry is split into two age specific groups.

Sparks – to Light the Fire, is our Sacrament of Confirmation faith formation group and is made up of 6th through 8th grade students. (if your student is in high school and needs to make her/his Confirmation please contact Rod Wood).

Ignite – the Fire Within is our high school youth ministry just for teen students who are in 9th through 12th grade

Upcoming Events around the Diocese

Mark Webb, the newly-appointed conductor of the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids.
(Press Photo/Lance Wynn)

Join us for a Choir Workshop With Dr. Mark Webb from Aquinas College
Saturday, June 2 — 9am to 2:30pm

(9-9:30am Registration)
Lunch included

Registration is free for St. Sebastian Parishioners who sign up early.  Please contact Liz Owen
with your name and phone number today!  liz@stsebastianmi.org or 616-878-1619 ext. 104.
Non-parishioners—register for $5.  Everyone is $10 at the door.


Men of St. Sebastian Church, join your brothers; renew your spirit!
Annual 2018 Men’s Retreat Weds., July 18, 2018
9am to 5pm

A day for prayer, reflection, conferences, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Rosary, Holy Mass, Lunch Provided
Retreat Master: Rev. Msgr. Gaspar Ancona
Franciscan Life Process Center 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell
(formally held at St. Lazare Retreat House)
Registration (includes lunch) $60.  No one refused for inability to pay.
Call for information and to register:  616-897-7842 or online at:  www.lifeprocesscenter.og/calendar,
click on Events then Retreats
Register early to reserve your spot!
Contact Jim Lozer, parishioner, for more info or questions:  616-498-8723 or jjlozer@att.net.


Strengthened in Faith
A Day for Families with Children, Youth or Adults with Disabilities or Special Needs
June 23, 2018
1:30pm to 4pm
4;30pm Mass
5:35pm Pizza Dinner
St. Robert of Newminster Parish
(6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada)
Strengthened in Faith 2018 registration form