Bishop Walkowiak urges Gov. Whitmer to protect all Michigan students
"On July 7, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and State Superintendent Michael Rice announced a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, seeking to withhold needed CARES (Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security) Act funds from nonpublic schools.
The Office of Communications releases the following statement from Most Reverend David J.
Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, regarding the State’s legal challenge:
“On June 30th Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Safe Schools Roadmap, which outlines safety protocols to guide schools in their in-person opening for the new school year. At that time, she had this to say:"
See Bishop Walkowiak's full statement here
Read Michigan Catholic Conference’s statement on the lawsuit.
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A Letter from Our Pastor, May 22:
Fr. Scott's letter to parishioners (102 KB, PDF) regarding the resumption of public Masses.
Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) 2020
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. Watch this educational video to find out all the ways your CSA pledge can fulfill our call to be good Stewards of the Church.
To give to CSA 2020 follow this link: https://grdiocese.org/CSA/#ways-to-give
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- Weekend Mass: Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m
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- Wednesday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
- Saturday from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
- Monday 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
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Our Mission Statement
We, the parishioners of St. Stephen parish, a Roman Catholic faith community, strive to live the Gospel message and answer Jesus' call to holiness through Stewardship, Service to others, and Sacramental worship.
Saturday (vigil): 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Daily: M, Th, F 8:30 a.m.
W 6:30 p.m.
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Our parish and school is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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