Father Dominic T. Couturier, 41, is the son of Thomas and Roberta Couturier.
He has five siblings: Jonathan, Nathan, Jacob, Monique and Mark.
Fr. Dominic is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Grand Rapids and grew up in
Greenville where he attended St. Charles Borromeo Parish. He attended Davenport University
and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2004. Dominic worked at Couturier Iron Craft Inc.
until entering the seminary in 2014.
Dominic received his Master of Divinity from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/
Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, in the spring of 2020. He completed his pastoral
internship at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Norton Shores and St. Michael the Archangel
Parish in Muskegon, under the mentor ship of Father Charles Hall. Dominic was ordained a
transitional deacon on May 18, 2019.
Father Dominic celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving , Sunday, June 7 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Bishop Walkowiak has announced that following ordination, effective July 1, Father Dominic is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Robert of Newminster Parish in Ada, MI.
“I Miss You God! God is more anxious than we are to resume chapel time because He misses us more than we miss Him. Keep praying for an end to this social distancing. As soon as the Diocese lets us know when we can open we will send word.” To view this newest Newsletter, please click below.
SCAM ALERT! Scammers are impersonating priests in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, asking parishioners to respond to an urgent request via email or text to buy gift cards or send money. Please do not respond to these requests! When requests from Father (name) are urgent, the parish office will call you.
During this time of quiet, physical separation and reflection, please remember we are a united community of Faith and Strength. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is providing these online resources accessible for you to stay connected and informed throughout this period of quarantine. Just click on the RED links to access the sites. Very soon our doors will be open again and we will be together celebrating the Mass as a parish.
Praying you all stay healthy in mind, body and spirit!
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Formed – Catholic media content free subscription service for IHM
Formed is a wonderful subscription service that offers Catholic Media Content in the form or movies, programs, audio and books immediately! Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish has subscribed to this service, so for all of our parishioners, it is FREE! If you are a first time registrant, look for our parish under our zip code, 49506. No code is necessary, you will be able to easily log in from this point on.
Online Giving– Supporting your parish through online giving has never been easier.
Desiring to not neglect any opportunity to meet together, we would like to provide a place here online, where we can share thoughts and experiences, receive encouragement and consolation, and ask for prayer.
IHM’s Music Minister, Jane VanHouten produced a beautiful video with her Chamber Choir for Easter. The simple yet profound message. Do Not Be Afraid, You are mine, speaks to all of us in this time of separation and silence. You are not alone! We are in this together and will come out the other side! Simply click on picture to enjoy and share with anyone who you thinks needs a little inspiration:)
Please note, with new Software development, their have been a few bugs to work out. Please contact us if you are having any trouble with logging in. The company providing this new platform is working vigorously to create an easy way to communicate. We are excited to announce the parish has adopted a new way to keep you connected to the life of the parish. This week you may receive a welcome message from the new system of our parish, Evangelus. This is not spam. We encourage you to open the message and follow the link to create a profile and select your preferred form of contact. There will also be groups for you to join. Take a moment to join groups which you
are already a part of and see if there are any other groups that interest you.
If you are not a registered parishioner here, or you have not shared your email, you will not receive a message because we don’t have your information on file. Click here to sign up for Evangelus. Of course, we recommend you register as a parishioner here in general. You can also follow us on Social media and download our parish app as well.
Formed is a wonderful subscription service that offers Catholic Media Content in the form or movies, programs, audio and books immediately! Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish has subscribed to this service, so for all of our parishioners, it is FREE! If you are a first time registrant, go to this link: formed.org/signup and look for our parish under our zip code, 49506. No code is necessary, you will be able to easily log in from this point on.
We are offering a new way to sign up to work at God’s Kitchen. Catholic Charities has new online portal for signing up to volunteer and would like us to use this process instead of having to schedule volunteers here. They also need volunteers to read and sign a volunteer handbook and again this would be much better handled under one administration instead of two. . The volunteer coordinator is keeping the second Sunday available for us for now, so if you would like to create a team or just sign up individually on a day that works for you, please use the portal link to sign up. This way, the chefs and coordinator will know exactly who is showing up when and how many. Thank you for being a part of God’s Kitchen with serving the community in need of a hot meal. Your witness and willingness to serve as volunteers of IHM is greatly appreciated! I have attached the message from Holly Salas the volunteer coordinator and information on signing up. Simply click the link below to begin your sign-up. You can sub out easily and also pick dates that you can choose for convenience. . If you have any questions or need help signing up through God’s Kitchen please contact me.
Message from Holly Salas, God’s Kitchen Coordinator:
Hi all God’s Kitchen volunteers,
In order to improve communication and get everyone who volunteers with CCWM on the same page, we are switching to an online sign-up process for lunch service “shifts”. This will help determine who and how many volunteers will be present, connect you to other volunteer activities with CCWM, and help us track volunteer impact.
Please complete the following steps to sign up for lunch service “shifts” on our volunteer website: