Mar
8
Wed
Lenten Series – “The Art of Forgiveness” @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

prodigalsonJust as “a picture is worth a thousand words,” so “a parable is worth a thousand pictures.” This is especially true of the Parable of The Prodigal Son found in Luke 15. It has been the inspiration for countless works of art over the centuries. In this Year of Grace and Season of Lent, come and learn about this “Art of Forgiveness” and be inspired to “always forgive and be forgiven.”

Mary and Larry Gerbens have collected and commissioned art on the Parable of The Prodigal Son since the mid 1990’s. The message of the Parable and the art has become their ministry. They believe that: “Art is the human spirit made visible. It is indispensable to our flourishing as God’s human creatures.”

Selections from “The Art of Forgiveness” collection can be viewed from February 6 through March 31 at the Lowell Campus from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Larry and Mary Gerbens

Larry and Mary Gerbens

Lent 2017 @ Lowell Campus
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lowell Campus

lent-lunch1-smLenten Lunches – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunches include soups donated by area restaurants, bread baked by our Franciscan volunteers, and applesauce made from apples grown on our farm. A Lenten prayer will be offered at 12:45.  Donations appreciated. Listed below is the menu for 2017:

March 8.  Applause Catering, Cheesy Broccoli
March 15. Kitchen Sage, Potato Soup / Irish Stew
March 22. Schnitz of Ada, Mexican Chicken Chili
March 29. GRCC Culinary Program, Beef Barley
April 5.      Vitale’s of Ada, Minestrone

Lenten Speaker Series – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017

March 8 –  The Art of Forgiveness,  Mary and Larry Gerbens

March 15 – O, Crux Ave – Music under the Cross, Jane VanHouten

March 22 – Lenten Fridays Aren’t all about Fish, Fr. Ron Hutchinson

March 29 – The Way of the Cross, Jim Wisnewski

April 4 or 5 – The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery, Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE
April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 5, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
April 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

Mar
15
Wed
Lenten Series – O, Crux Ave – Music Under the Cross @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

jesusfeetJoin us for a Journey into Lent intertwining reflection, art, music and community. This retreat will offer a space of elegant simplicity as we journey through Lent visually, musically and spiritually. We will work to understand that our Lenten journeys are not about becoming lost in feelings of brokenness but about cleansing the palate so that we can taste life more fully.

Jane Van Houten

Jane Van Houten

Jane VanHouten is the Director of Music at Immaculate Heart of Mary, a large parish and school of 1,400 families in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Throughout her career, Jane has brought the religious experience to life through music, illuminating the connection between the liturgy, music and community, drawing out the musical gifts of others, and reminding all parishioners of 1 Timothy, 4:14: “Do not neglect the Gift you have.”

Lent 2017 @ Lowell Campus
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lowell Campus

lent-lunch1-smLenten Lunches – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunches include soups donated by area restaurants, bread baked by our Franciscan volunteers, and applesauce made from apples grown on our farm. A Lenten prayer will be offered at 12:45.  Donations appreciated. Listed below is the menu for 2017:

March 8.  Applause Catering, Cheesy Broccoli
March 15. Kitchen Sage, Potato Soup / Irish Stew
March 22. Schnitz of Ada, Mexican Chicken Chili
March 29. GRCC Culinary Program, Beef Barley
April 5.      Vitale’s of Ada, Minestrone

Lenten Speaker Series – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017

March 8 –  The Art of Forgiveness,  Mary and Larry Gerbens

March 15 – O, Crux Ave – Music under the Cross, Jane VanHouten

March 22 – Lenten Fridays Aren’t all about Fish, Fr. Ron Hutchinson

March 29 – The Way of the Cross, Jim Wisnewski

April 4 or 5 – The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery, Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE
April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 5, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
April 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

Mar
16
Thu
Lenten and Easter Breads, Gluten Free @ Lowell Campus
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lenten and Easter Breads, Gluten Free

Lowell Campus

Switching to a gluten free diet? Wondering how to serve your holiday favorites to gluten free friends and family? Come our Lowell Campus to enjoy a morning of baking using gluten free flours and techniques so you will be prepared to go gluten free for any holiday get-together.  Attendees will leave with a batch of hot cross buns they have made with their own hands.

Cost:  $20    Number of attendees is limited.  Click here to register

Mar
17
Fri
Walking Side by Side: Living the Catholic Doctrines of Human Sexuality in the 21st Century @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm

Friday, March 17, 2017 7:00 – 8:30 pm AND Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lowell Campus

Gather for a retreat experience that highlights the teachings of the Church around the issues of human sexuality on a practical level that will help you to live in relationship with others in today’s culture. Retreat includes a light supper on Friday evening, lunch and Mass on Saturday.

Cost: $125 per person; $150 per couple; $60 per college age student

Scholarships available.

Register here!

 

Mar
22
Wed
Lenten Fridays Aren’t All About Fish @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

hutchinson_ronFr. Ron Hutchinson, Director of Priestly Vocations

“You don’t like fish….but you’re a priest?!” Given my desire not to eat fish unless I really have to, I have explored many different options for my Friday night meal. I will share some of my favorite recipes and bring along some samples. Who knows? Maybe you will find something new to replace that worn out tuna noodle casserole you are still serving the family.

Fr. Ron Hutchinson is the Director of Priestly Vocations and Director of Continuing Education of Priests for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. After being ordained in 1994, he served in several parishes most recently Holy Redeemer Parish in Jenison. Father is a fourth-degree member of  the Knights of Columbus and a voracious reader. When he isn’t working, he loves to take culinary classes at Grand Rapids Community College and to share his knowledge and cooking skills with others.

Cost: $25

Registration information coming soon!

fish-fry

Lent 2017 @ Lowell Campus
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lowell Campus

lent-lunch1-smLenten Lunches – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunches include soups donated by area restaurants, bread baked by our Franciscan volunteers, and applesauce made from apples grown on our farm. A Lenten prayer will be offered at 12:45.  Donations appreciated. Listed below is the menu for 2017:

March 8.  Applause Catering, Cheesy Broccoli
March 15. Kitchen Sage, Potato Soup / Irish Stew
March 22. Schnitz of Ada, Mexican Chicken Chili
March 29. GRCC Culinary Program, Beef Barley
April 5.      Vitale’s of Ada, Minestrone

Lenten Speaker Series – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017

March 8 –  The Art of Forgiveness,  Mary and Larry Gerbens

March 15 – O, Crux Ave – Music under the Cross, Jane VanHouten

March 22 – Lenten Fridays Aren’t all about Fish, Fr. Ron Hutchinson

March 29 – The Way of the Cross, Jim Wisnewski

April 4 or 5 – The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery, Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE
April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 5, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
April 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

Mar
29
Wed
The Way of the Cross @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Jim Wisnewski for an in depth look at Jesus’ journey to the cross.  He’ll begin with an examination of the historical events of the suffering of Jesus, then an application to our circumstances today and conclude with a prayer connected to each event.

Jim Wisnewski or Mr. Jim as he is called by thousands of Catholic Central High School students, taught art there for forty years as well as serving as an adjunct professor at Aquinas for 14 years. He has authored two books and has created many two and three-dimensional art pieces over the year. He has had paintings or sculptures in ArtPrize for seven years and has his work at a variety of area churches. Although sculpture is his specialty, he is also adept at oil and acrylic painting, pastels and creating jewelry.

Cost: $25

Lent 2017 @ Lowell Campus
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lowell Campus

lent-lunch1-smLenten Lunches – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunches include soups donated by area restaurants, bread baked by our Franciscan volunteers, and applesauce made from apples grown on our farm. A Lenten prayer will be offered at 12:45.  Donations appreciated. Listed below is the menu for 2017:

March 8.  Applause Catering, Cheesy Broccoli
March 15. Kitchen Sage, Potato Soup / Irish Stew
March 22. Schnitz of Ada, Mexican Chicken Chili
March 29. GRCC Culinary Program, Beef Barley
April 5.      Vitale’s of Ada, Minestrone

Lenten Speaker Series – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017

March 8 –  The Art of Forgiveness,  Mary and Larry Gerbens

March 15 – O, Crux Ave – Music under the Cross, Jane VanHouten

March 22 – Lenten Fridays Aren’t all about Fish, Fr. Ron Hutchinson

March 29 – The Way of the Cross, Jim Wisnewski

April 4 or 5 – The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery, Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE
April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 5, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
April 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.