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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 Latino 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, MI.   
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.
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.
10 (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.
       (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)


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).
21 (Saturday)  9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Diocesan Quinceañera Retreat – must participate with
                           their parents and main sponsors, Location: St. Mary of the Assumption Parish,
                           602 W. Chicago Blvd., Bronson, MI.


October
Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season, thru November.
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. – 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.


November
Diocesan Migrant Ministry Season, thru November.


December
6 (Saturday)   10:00a.m.-12m. Hispanic Ministry Diocesan Pastoral Committee meeting,
                             Diocesan Pastoral Center, Kalamazoo
12 (Friday)     9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Migrant Resource Council Meeting (agencies that offer
                         services to the Migrant Community).
12 (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.
        (To be confirmed)

 

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