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Youth Ministry Summer Spirituality for College Students

Meetings have begun! We meet from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Upper Room. (ENTER through the Hands Room) Questions? Contact Katie Collins: or Stefanie Iwan:

Session Dates:

June 14: Recovering the Basics- Virtue and Friendship,

June 21: Real Freedom, Real Love

June 28: The Lost “Art of Living”

July 5: No Meeting- 4th of July Holiday

July 12: Engaging Moral Relativism

July 19: “I Disagree” Doesn’t Mean “I Hate You”

July 26: Exposing the Mask- What Relativism is Often Covering Up

August 2: What is Truth? Answering Common Questions.

VBS Registration is now FULL! Please see links for volunteering and donations

We have filled all 100 spots for VBS this summer! Please see the volunteer and supply sign-ups to assist this wonderful event.

Volunteers – Please register online here,

                                                                 Adult volunteers   (Adults must be VIRTUS trained)

 Youth volunteers

Please sign up for Donations here:
Snacks/supplies Sign-up Genius

Questions? Please contact Kellie Berkemeier or Megan Teitema or

Habitat for Humanity Catholic Build Project August 12th! Come Join In!!

IHM Parish Volunteers needed for Habitat of Humanity work day – Saturday August 12th.


Our Parish will be participating in another work day, volunteering to help build the multi-family Habitat of Humanity project on Saturday August 12th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The site is across the street from the Basilica of St. Adalbert at 648 4th St NW. This project is being promoted to the parishes throughout the diocese by our Bishop David Walkowiak. We will work with volunteers from at least one other parish on that day. The construction schedule at that time will be framing and siding. However the project is a few weeks ahead of schedule thanks to the great support from all the volunteers helping with this project, so we may be working on other stages of the project on that day.

You are encouraged to participate no matter what your skilled or unskilled work experiences you possess. We will limited to 20 volunteers(age 16 or older) from our parish to work that day so please sign up early. We will also need some additional volunteers to help coordinate, supply and serve lunch for the workers, and will be appreciated greatly by all involved.

To sign up for this project or volunteer to help with lunch, please email Dan Heintz at or sign up on HERE using sign up genius. You can also contact Dan Heintz by phone at 616-560-8982.

For more information on the Catholic Build see here:…/special-…/catholic-united-build

Catholic Information Center

Did you know we have a wonderful resource for faith formation classes and Bookstore/coffee shop right here in Grand Rapids? Located in Cathedral Square on the 2nd floor is the Catholic Information Center.

Catholic Information Center
The CIC is a mission of the Paulist Fathers, serving the Diocese of Grand Rapids.  We are dedicated to bringing you programs that enrich lives by Learning, Celebrating, Living and Praying Our Faith.  Our programs and events are open to everyone from all faiths or no religious tradition.   Our goal is to help adults discover (or re-discover) the richness of the Catholic faith through our classes and programs, as well as to promote dialogue and wisdom across denominational and interfaith boundaries.

Many of our programs are available as live-stream and on-demand and can count toward Catechist Certification.

Please click here for a link to their website


Using FORMED with the Liturgical Calendar

Here is a conveinent way to use our online video library from FORMED to assist your faith formation. Check out this unique media tool. Our parish code is JBCN8B..
Using FORMED with the Liturgical Calendar

View the Full List of Liturgical Calendar Resources





Parish History Project

areial pic of IHMThe students at IHM have been working on a Parish History Project to help capture moments in the Parish and School history. The children partnered with Deb Moore, our Parish Historian, to make the archives more accessible to all parishioners.  Each team picked a topic and then with Deb’s help found photos and information about that topic.   IHM is  very lucky to have a dedicated archivist for projects like this. Enjoy taking a walk back through time to bring to life the history and the people who helped make it!

Beginnings and Construction

Church Architecture

Pre-Vatican II

Priests of IHM

Tewksbury Social and Fundraiser


School Changes

First Communions

May Crowning and Graduates

Graduation and 8th Grade 1964-2001

Graduation and 8th Grade 2002-2016

School Staff, 1951-1999

School Staff, 2000 – 2016

Boys Basketball


Soccer and Cheer

Yearbooks Throughout History