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Office of Multicultural and Hispanic Ministry
2014 Calendar

 
February
8 (Saturday)  8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Formation 
                        Program – 
Third Year of formation (in Spanish). Topic: The
                        Gospel of John by Luis Beteta. 
14 (Friday)     9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies
                        that offer services to the Migrant Community).


March
2 – 5                Conference: The Church and Immigration. Presented by the
                        Institute for L
atino Studies of the University of Notre Dame.
5 (Wednesday) Ash Wednesday. Lent begins.
7 (Friday)         8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.  Digital Church Conference. Using
                         technology in the 
context of the New Evangelization. Location:
                         Auditorium of the Lawrence 
Education Center.
8 (Saturday)   8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Formation
                        Program – 
Third Year of formation (in Spanish). Topic: Ministry
                         in a Culturally Diverse Church. 
8 (Saturday)  10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Pre-Marriage Encounter in Spanish for those
                        who will be getting married and for married couples who would like to
                        have a day of reflection. Location: St. Joseph Parish, Kalamazoo.   
14 (Friday)      9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies
                        that offer services to the Migrant Community).
22 (Saturday) 12:00 - 8:30p.m. Diocesan Youth Rally 2014 "Be Amazed.” 
                         For grades 6-12, at Northwestern Middle School,
                        176 Limit Street, Battle Creek, MI.
29 (Saturday) 10:00a.m.-12m. Hispanic Ministry Diocesan Pastoral Committee,
                           Diocesan Pastoral Center, Kalamazoo
March              Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season begins (March thru October) 
                           Visits to the migrant camps.

April
April                Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season (April thru October)
                          Visits to the migrant camps.
11 (Friday)      9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies
                         that offer services to the Migrant Community).
12 (Saturday)  8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Formation
                         Program – 
Third Year of Formation (in Spanish). Topic: The
                         Hispanic/Latino Presence in the United States Catholic Church by Dr.
                         Timothy Matovina.
12 (Saturday)  9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Quinceañera Retreat - bilingual retreat for the
                         preparation of quinceañeras, parents must also participate in the
                         retreat. Location: St. Joseph Parish, 936 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI.
13 (Sunday)    Palm Sunday – Holy Week begins
14 - 19             Holy Week
18 (Friday)      9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies
                         that offer services to the Migrant Community).
20 (Sunday)     Easter Sunday
26 (Saturday)   8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Bilingual Retreat. For all Hispanic/Latino 
                          youth. Main Speaker: Fr. Rene Constanza.
29 – May 1       Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers Training. 
                         
Offered by the USCCB’s Office of Cultural Diversity. For more
                          information, call 269-903-0163.


May
May                   Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season (May thru October).
3 (Saturday)     8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Formation
                          Program – 
Third Year of Formation (in Spanish).  Topic: Civil and 
                          Canon Law: Rights and Responsibilities by Fr. Fabio Garzon.
14 (Wednesday) 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Pre-Season Conference for the Migrant
                             Resource 
Council, VBISD Conference Center, 490 Paw Paw St.,
                             Lawrence, MI
17 (Saturday)    10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Pre-Marriage Encounter in Spanish for those
                           who will be getting married and for married couples who would like
                           to have a day of reflection. Location: Immaculate Conception Parish,
                           Hartford, MI.
31 (Saturday)    10:00a.m.-12m. Hispanic Ministry Diocesan Pastoral Committee
                            Diocesan Pastoral Center, Kalamazoo.


June            
Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season, thru November.
Aleman Center
located at Immaculate Conception Church, Hartford, Will be open for the  months of June, July and August. Time: Monday and Tuesday from 6:30-
8:30p.m. and Sundays from 12:30-2:30p.m.
7 (Saturday)    9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Quinceañera Retreat - bilingual retreat for the  
                         preparation of quinceañeras, parents must also participate in the
                         retreat. Location: Immaculate Conception Church, 63559 60th
                         Avenue, Hartford, MI.
13 (Friday)      9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m . Migrant Resource Council Meeting, agencies
                         that offer services to the Migrant Community.
28 y 29             8:00a.m. Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Formation Program, Third 
                         Year of Formation – Two Day Spiritual Retreat: Commitment: Ministry
                         and Discipleship as a Follower of Jesus. Presenter: Fr. Saturnino
                          Lajo.


July
Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season, thru November.
Aleman Center located at Immaculate Conception Church, Hartford, Will be open for the months of June, July and August. Time: Monday and Tuesday from 6:30-
8:30p.m. and Sundays from 12:30-2:30p.m.
11 (Friday)     9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies 
                       that offer services to the Migrant Community).
(Thursday)    7:30p.m. Mass at a Migrant Camp, presiding The Most Rev. Paul J.
                       Bradley, Bishop of Kalamazoo. Location: (to be confirmed).
26 (Saturday) 10:00a.m.-12m. Hispanic Ministry Diocesan Pastoral Committee
                         meeting, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Kalamazoo
26 (Saturay)    9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Quinceañera Retreat - bilingual retreat for the  
                         preparation of quinceañeras, parents must also participate in the
                         retreat. Location:St. Joseph, 936 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI.

August
Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season, thru November.
Aleman Center located at Immaculate Conception Church, Hartford, Will be open for the months of June, July and August. Time: Monday and Tuesday from 6:30-
8:30p.m. and Sundays from 12:30-2:30p.m.
3 (Sunday)     12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Fiesta Diocesana - Day of the Family. Mass will be
                          presided by Bishop Paul Bradley. Food for all and games for the 
                          children and youth. Location: Immaculate Conception Church, 63559
                         60th Ave, Hartford.
8 (Friday)       9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies
                       that offer services to the Migrant Community).
9 (Saturday)   10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Pre-Marriage Encounter in Spanish for those
                         who will be getting married and for married couples who would like to
                          have a day of reflection. Location: San Felipe de Jesus Parish, 5586
                          117th,Fennville, MI.

September
Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season, thru November.
12 (Friday)       9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies
                           that offer services to the Migrant Community).
20 (Saturday)    8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. St. Augustine Institute - Hispanic Pastoral
                           Leadership Formation Program, First Year of Formation 2014-
                           2017
, Topic: Communication: Basic Tools and Techniques by Dr.
                           Zulema Moret.
30-Oct.2            Midwest Conferencia regarding Hispanic Ministry at South Bend, 
                           Indiana.



October
Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season, thru November.
2-5                   Cursillo for Men
9-12                 Cursillo for Women
14                    New Trauma Recovery Group in Spanish begins and goes through
                         December 16.
10 (Friday)        9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies
                          that offer services to the Migrant Community).
18 (Saturday)  10:00a.m.-12m. Hispanic Ministry Diocesan Pastoral Committee
                          Diocesan Pastoral Center, Kalamazoo.
18 (Saturday)   10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Pre-Marriage Encounter in Spanish for those
                          who will be getting married and for married couples who would like to
                          have a day of reflection. Location: St. Joseph Parish, 936 Lake
                          Street, Kalamazoo, MI.
23 (Thursday)  6:00 - 8:00p.m., Appreciation Dinner for All Migrant Ministry
                          Volunteers
. Location: Auditorium of the Lawrence Education
                          Center.
25 (Saturday)    8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. St. Augustine Institute - Hispanic Pastoral
                           Leadership Formation Program, First Year of Formation 2014-
                          2017
, Topic: Human Psychology and the Immigrant 
                          Experience by Lissette Mira-Amaya, Counselor

November
Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season, thru November.
1(Saturday)       All Saints Day
2 (Sunday)        Day of the Dead
22 (Saturday)   
8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. St. Augustine Institute - Hispanic Pastoral
                           Leadership Formation Program, First Year of Formation 2014-
                          2017
, Topic: Christology: Encounter with Jesus by Dr. Timothy 
                          Matovina from the University of Notre Dame


December
6 (Saturday)   10:00a.m.-12m. Hispanic Ministry Diocesan Pastoral Committee                          meeting, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Kalamazoo
11 (Thursday) 6:30 p.m. Bilingual Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
                         at St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, MI. Presiding Bishop Paul J. 
                         Bradley.
12 (Friday)     9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies
                        that offer services to the Migrant Community).
16 (Tuesday) Beginning of the Posadas and Christmas Novenas in the
                       Parishes.

      

 

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