Category Archives: Parish News

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Looking for more understanding, closeness, and romance in
your marriage? Join a Worldwide Marriage Encounter to renew
and enrich your marriage and your faith, too!
A commuter weekend is scheduled for September 15-17th
at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center.
For more information on this and other weekends or to register,
please visit www.wwme.org or call Andrew and Alaina
Wollner at (888) 628-7433. Don’t miss out on this wonderful
opportunity.

Run for God Class and 5K Run

Run for God began in January of 2010 as a Bible Study that paralleled faith and endurance. Its goal was to take those who had never run (or not run in a long time) to their first 5K, while relating the great sport of running to their walk with Christ. Tens of thousands have walked successfully through these 12-week programs. Many have found a new lifestyle and taken part in something that just months prior would have seemed impossible. Others have learned to share the message of Jesus Christ through a sport they now love.

A class will begin at IHM on Wednesday August 23rd at 5:30 pm, in the Hands Room. Our team goal race will be the Long John 5K on Saturday, November 11th. If you would like to find out more, contact Randy Mac George, 616-401-3669 or randymacg@att.net. Sponsored by the IHM Knights of Columbus Council #13499, www.runforgod.com.

INFORMATION & INTRODUCTION SESSION Wednesday, August 16 at 6:00pm Hands Room Come find out what’s going on!

Deacon Kenneth Baldwin Scholarship Event

Mark your calendars now for Thursday, September 21st, as we gather for the 2nd Annual Deacon Kenneth Baldwin Scholarship Event.

This fundraiser event will once again take place at the Goei Center as we begin the evening with cocktails and hors ‘d oeuvres at 6:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm and will feature a dynamic address from Matthew Leonard, who will share his conversion story and the impact a scholarship to Franciscan University had on his life.

Guests wil be invited to suport the Deacon Kenneth Baldwin Endowd Scholarship which benefits students from the Diocese of Grand Rapids that would like to attend Franciscan University.

COST is $50 per person, pre-registered/pre-paid or at the door. RSVP by September 15, online at giving.franciscan.edu/Baldwin.

For more information and to sponsor the event or a table contact Scott Greve at sgreve@franciscan.edu

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

Weddings

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

Football

Soccer and Cheer

Yearbooks Throughout History