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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.


Bishop Hurley Celebrates Golden Jubilee

The public is invited to join Most Reverend Walter A. Hurley, bishop emeritus of our diocese, for the celebration of his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Bishop Hurley’s Gold Jubilee will be celebrated Sunday, May 31 at the 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Grand Rapids. A reception will follow on the Piazza Secchia. The Mass will also be televised live on FOX 17 and streamed at dioceseofgrandrapids.org. Well-wishers are encouraged to leave messages of good wishes and congratulations for Bishop Hurley at facebook.com/DioceseofGrandRapids or by mail to Bishop Hurley’s attention at: Diocese of Grand Rapids, 360 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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Msgr. Lou celebrates Golden Jubilee

The parish communities of St. Adalbert Basilica, St. James, and St. Mary Church, Grand Rapids, invite you to ” Save the Date” for an Open House in honor of Msgr. Lou’s 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from Noon until 3:00 p.m. at the St. James Family Center, 744 First St NW.

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Host Families Needed for 2015-2016

We are looking for Hosts, with or without children, Current / Future / Former HS Parents, WC Alumni and Grandparents who will provide loving homes to exchange students wishing to attend West Catholic during the 2015-2016 school year. Families are compensated with a monthly stipend and $1000 WC tuition credit per exchange student. Tuition credit is fully transferrable to a family of your choice, or you may “bank” it for a Future Falcon.

Are you interested in finding out about the possibility of Hosting? Find out about the benefits of opening your heart and home to these students by contacting Nancy Beadling, CETI West Catholic Community Coordinator 616-915-1839, jkbead@gmail.com.