Events from the Diocese

Recovering Origins: A Healing Retreat for Adult Children of Divorced or Separated Parents

The retreat begins on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. and ends on November 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Recovering Origins is a three day retreat at that invites participants to move through the broken image of love that appeared to them in their parents’ divorce to their deepest origin and identity as God’s beloved capable of great love. The retreat gives participants a greater understanding of the wound of divorce and the ways it affects their lives, offers advice about the difficulties concerning love and trust of others, and explains how the Catholic faith, spiritual practices, and the Sacraments are essential to self-knowledge and healing. This retreat has something for any adult child of divorce or separation no matter how much healing you have already received or need!

Topics covered, include:
 Finding Our Deepest Identity
 Faith and Our Relationship with God
 Love, Dating, and the Sacrament of Marriage
 Loneliness
 Anger and Anxiety
 False Guilt and Shame
 Forgiveness and Reconciliation
 Family Boundaries
 The Christian Meaning of Suffering
 Healing and The Sacraments of Reconciliation And the Eucharist
 And More!

What’s included: Single occupancy room with twin beds and shared bath facilities, linens and towels, meals and refreshments throughout the retreat, materials, confessions, adoration and Sunday Mass.  What to bring: Bible, journal, water bottle, and a bathrobe.  For more information and to register, go to:


Generous Scholarships Available for Ave Maria University and Ave Maria School of Law

Ave Maria Fall Fest 2019 will be on Saturday, November 23. The event is to educate your parish’s high school seniors and juniors about the generous Ave Maria University (AMU) Michigan Scholarship and the AMU Michigan Homeschool Scholarship and college seniors and graduates about the Ave Maria School of Law (AMSL) Michigan & Toledo Area Full-Tuition Scholarship.

High School Juniors & Seniors and College Seniors & Post Graduates, you are invited to Ave Maria Fall Fest, Saturday, November 23, at Domino’s Farms in Ann Arbor. 5:30 p.m. Dinner ~ 6:00 p.m. Program. Meet admission counselors and alumni and learn about these generous scholarships:

Ave Maria School of Law –  Michigan/Toledo Full-Tuition Scholarship (Plus Stipend) and Ave Maria University – Michigan Scholarship $7,000 per year for 4 years and Ave Maria University Homeschool Scholarship $9,000 per year for 4 years (Additional Academic and Athletic Aid Available).

Enjoy a fall dinner and fellowship. FREE – Registration required by Monday, November 18 to attend! For more information & to register go to or call 734-930-3441



Veterans Crisis Line / Military Crisis Line (24/7, 365 Days) Call: 800-273-TALK (8255), press 1 Text: 838255


The Mass for Families of Miscarriage and Child Loss welcomes families and friends who have experienced the tragedy of miscarriage or the loss of a child.
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Mass Time: 12:30 pm, celebrated by Rev. Joseph Krupp
Where: St. Matthew Catholic Church, Flint (706 Beach St., Flint, MI)
Reception: A simple punch reception in the parish Field House will immediately follow after Mass Any family and their friends who are grieving miscarriage, abortion, or the death of a child are welcome to attend; their loss could be a recent one or could have occurred a long time ago. There is no registration for this event. Questions? Please contact the Office of Marriage and Family Life at 517.342.2440


Married Couples Weekend, December 6-8
St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt
Mission: Critical.


For Struggling Marriages—Retrouvaille: A Catholic ministry to help couples reconnect by taking them through the four stages of marriage: Romance, disillusionment, misery and re-awakening (forgiveness and trust). Retrouvaille is a series of retreats, usually presented by three team couples and a priest. The next retreat in Michigan is scheduled for the weekend of January 17-19, 2020, in the Detroit area. For more details, contact: or call 1-800-470-2230.

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