Responding to Christ’s call, we, the Parish Family of Saint Adalbert, commit ourselves:
to build a community of faith that will be a true center of religious and pastoral life, where all people are valued as children of God; and to meet the challenges of our changing neighborhood in a spirit of acceptance and outreach; by coming together as a community for worship to be fed by the Bread of Life, and to be instructed, formed, and inspired through our openness to God’s word and His Spirit.
Welcome to the Basilica, Knights of Columbus
State Leadership Installation, Saturday, September 6, 2014
at the 4:30 p.m. Mass
PRAYER FOR IRAQ The bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Bishop David Walkowiak, asks that Catholics throughout our diocese pray this prayer frequently on behalf of Christians throughout Iraq. Thousands of Christians have fled their homes in recent weeks rather than convert to the extremist brand of Islam imposed upon them by the Islamic State (ISIS).Lord, The plight of our country is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening. Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare our lives, and to grant us patience, and courage to continue our witness of Christian values with trust and hope. Lord, peace is the foundation of life; Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy. Glory be to you forever, Amen.