All posts by Staci Stroud

Video Message from Bishop Walkowiak on Abuse Scandal

From Feb. 21 – 24, presidents of bishops’ conferences from around the world will meet at the Vatican to discuss the clergy sexual abuse scandal and our global response as a Catholic Church. In a continuing effort to be as transparent as possible, Bishop Walkowiak would like to share an update on this topic and answer some of the questions he has received from parishioners.

KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS POSTER CONTEST

All youth ages 5-14 years old are invited to participate in this judged competition. Make a poster about the true meaning of Christmas.   Info and forms will be given to catechists for distribution.  The poster must be made on 11×17 size paper/poster.  Any other size will NOT be accepted.  Contact  Steve VanderLaan (vanderlaan@aol.com).   Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, December 21. Posters and submission forms should be returned to the Faith Formation Office or Parish Office.  Entries will be displayed at St. Robert’s.  Let’s keep Christ in Christmas!

ENTRY FORM HERE!

CSA 2018 Information

 
The annual Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) draws together all Catholics in the Diocese of Grand Rapids in a unique way in the service of the Lord. Every financial gift to the CSA helps sustain programs that would not otherwise be possible through one individual or parish “So Faith May Flourish.” In a time when our world is becoming increasingly secularized, these works of evangelization, charity and education carry a renewed importance, both in our 11-county diocese and throughout the world.
Please prayerfully consider your gift to this year’s appeal. Thank you for your generosity!  Online giving information is HERE.

 

Pantry Food Lists

St. Robert’s supports three area food pantries.  Thank you for supporting the needs in our community.  To get your copy of the current list of needed items, you may check the bulletin board in the Gathering Space.  You can also click HERE or the title of this post.