Join us for another 7-session series to build more eucharistic marriages. If you are preparing for marriage or married already; this formation course will help you grow in your relationship with each other as a couple, and grow in your understanding and love for the Holy Eucharist. Pre-registration is required. First session begins July 29th, 2021.
Inviting all couples to another formation and enrichment virtual 7-session series beginning on July 29th, 2021. Registration is required in order to receive the link to participate. This course will serve as the marriage preparation requirement for engaged couples looking to grow in their relationship as they get ready for their wedding day.
Pope Francis has established a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place for the first time on Sunday, July 25, 2021. To learn more about Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) and for resources on how to celebrate this important day, please click here.
Bishop Bradley applauds the assistance for families in need allotted by the American Rescue Plan Act and also expresses disappointment in the failure of the Act to provide for provisions that protect the Unborn. Read full statement.
In his Letter to the Faithful for the upcoming Lenten season, which begins with Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021, "A Time of Healing and of Hope" Bishop Bradley invites the Faithful to a more deeper relationship with Our Lord. Click here for the full text of the letter.
The upcoming observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 14) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. The USCCB theme for 2021 is "To Have, To Hold, To Honor."
On the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, Bishop Paul J. Bradley has written a letter to the Faithful inviting them to pray for members of the religious communities and institutions serving in the Diocese of Kalamazoo.
January 20, 2021 (Kalamazoo, Mich.): The Diocese of Kalamazoo has released the following statement from Bishop Paul J. Bradley regarding today’s inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: Bishop Bradley affirmed the statement today released by Archbishop Jose Gomez, President, USCCB, (click for full statement) on the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States. Bishop Bradley added, “On this day marking the transfer of leadership in our country, let us pray that our new President and Vice President will be open to God’s guidance, adhering to our principles of Life (from the moment of conception to natural death), Liberty (including religious freedom), and Justice for all.”
"In this troubling moment, we must recommit ourselves to the values and principles of our democracy and come together as one nation under God. I entrust all of us to the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. "~USCCB President Archbishop Gomez
“Building a Eucharistic Marriage” Virtual Marriage Course - Join us for seven sessions on Zoom --- Thursday (and some Tuesday) nights from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, starting Jan. 5th and running on Jan 7, 12, 14, 21, 28, and Feb 4, 2021
Bishop Paul J. Bradley welcomes Pope Francis’ recent announcement, declaring the Catholic Church observe a “Year of St. Joseph”. In conjunction with the declaration, the Holy Father released an Apostolic Letter to the world, entitled Patris Corde/With a Father’s Heart. The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. This special “Year of St. Joseph” began on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2020 and lasts until December 8, 2021.
During Advent, and as we prepare for the Christmas season, many of us may need time for a 'date night' to refresh and renew communications with our loved one, our beloved. Please join us and other couples as we take part in a virtual webinar on the pitfalls to good spousal communication and ways to recognize and change these patterns in order to stop marital division.