Annual Diocesan Women’s Conference

Saturday, March 18 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Diocese of Grand Rapids – Cathedral Square Center, 360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503  Map to Conference

The 2017 diocesan women’s conference will feature Sheri Wohlfert, motivational humorist. Topic “The Father’s Love” A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Register on line at or contact Marianne Verner for more information at

Cost: $25 prior to March 13th after then it is $30

Contact: Marianne Verner – (616)-246-0588, or email –



Men of the Parish – Join us for



at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Belmont 

Church Address: 6369 Belmont Ave NE, Belmont, MI 49306


Cursillo  (cur SEE yo) is a Lay Movement of the Catholic Church started in Spain, which presents a method and strategy for living basic Christian Ideals.  The inherent message of Cursillo is to share one’s Christianity in the normal everyday activities of life…with your family, in your workplace, in your neighborhood and in your parish community.

Cursillo  begins with a three day experience, starting on Thursday evening and ending on Sunday afternoon.  The format consists of a series of presentations given by lay team members and the spiritual directors.  Topics center on the Christian Ideal and the Christian approach to others and the world.  Several talks are given on the Catholic faith life.

Cursillo  days are punctuated by bountiful meals and heartfelt prayers, stories and songs.

“I never laughed so much, sang so loud or prayed so intently in my whole life.”

Cursillo  continues with a desire to live out the Cursillo experience in our everyday lives during our FOURTH DAY.



For more information contact:

Chris & Nancy Nyenhuis: 616-975-9969 / Email

Or Marty Best: 616-724-3132 / Email

Applications are due by March 23

The next women’s Cursillo weekend is in the planning stage



PAUL J. KIM  has earned a growing international reputation as a dynamic speaker and musician with a powerful message of faith, hope, and love. The way he presents is a rare gift to witness and has impacted people of all ages throughout the country and abroad over the past decade. Moving his audiences from laughter in one moment, to deep reflection and prayer in another; Paul utilizes his many talents to communicate the Gospel to young people in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and altogether inspiring.  Tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite.





single-imageELEVATE – Steubenville Youth Conference 2017

“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5

From His throne in heaven to the depths of your heart, these words of Jesus are an invitation for you to receive the new life that He alone can give. He is longing to elevate your life above the things of this world – to help you overcome fear, anxiety, confusion and doubt. He wants to break the things that hold you down and give you freedom from sin. He is calling you to follow Him and enter into a transforming experience with His love, grace, and mercy! He can make you new! This summer, join over 50,000 other Catholic teens at one of our 25 youth conferences and experience the joy of following Christ and being elevated by His love.

St. John Vianney High School Youth Ministry will be hosting a trip to Steubenville Youth Conference MC5 for youth who are entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2017, or are 2017 High School graduates.  The Conference dates are July 21-23, 2017.  Mark the dates on your calendar and plan on joining us for a life changing experience!  Contact Marty Best at to register.  Find out more about the Conference and the Ministry Team by visiting the Steubenville Youth Conference website.