The annual Lenten luncheons will be held at St. Jerome Parish Hall in Battle Creek every Wednesday from February 14th to March 20th. The Lenten luncheon Masses will begin at 10:45 a.m.  The speaker of the day will begin his address at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch following the address. There is no charge for these events, but a free will offering would be appreciated.

2024 Speakers

March 6 Very Rev. Robert Creagan 10:45 a.m. St. Augustine Cathedral (Kalamazoo)

March 13 Bishop Edward Lohse 10:45 a.m. St. Augustine Cathedral (Kalamazoo)

March 20 Father Leo Cartagena Franco 10:45 a.m. St. Joseph (Kalamazoo)

Please join us for these inspirational talks about the Lenten season and enjoy great food and fellowship.

The Joy-Filled Marriage retreat for engaged couples is hosted by the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family. This weekend provides time for couples to dialogue and enter into a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of Marriage. The schedule for each weekend is typically as follows: Saturday – 8:30 am – 5 pm; Sunday = 9 am to 3:30 pm. Dates for 2024 are: March 23-24 , May 25-26, June 22-23 (SPANISH), September 21-22. Visit for more information and registration form. 

Catholic Charities News to Know…

The Home Heating Assistance Program will begin January 4, 2024. If you know someone in need of emergency heating assistance, please contact 269-381-9800 or We have many volunteers throughout the diocese to assist neighbors in need. If you are interested in donating to the assistance fund, please visit . Thank you!



Join us for our annual fundraiser and enjoy good food, fun, and faith.

There are activities for people of all ages. Bring the family, have a great time, and support your parishes!

The 32nd All Saints Superfest will be held September 21, 22, and 23 on the grounds of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Battle Creek.

September Good News & Brews
Married and single young adults from college through their 30s are welcome to come enjoy discussion, fellowship and music from (newly named) Jeremiah and the Hebrews and featured speaker Sr. Joseph Andrew on holiness/vocation at Arcadia Brewing Company in Kalamazoo on Sept. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Future dates are: Oct. 11; Nov. 8; Dec. 13.



A special Mass for couples of the Diocese of Kalamazoo who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversaries  in 2018 will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo.  Couples celebrating their 50th Anniversary any time in 2018 are asked to contact their parish office so that their names can be submitted for a personal invitation from Bishop Bradley to participate in this celebration.  Invitations will be mailed beginning August 20th.


Eucharistic Adoration Fellowship & Information Potluck


Date:  Thursday, June 21, 2018

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Place:  St. Philip Parish Center

Calling all past, present, and future Adorers!  We are having a celebration.  Bring a dish to pass and your stories to tell for an evening of fellowship and information.

More information to come!  STAY TUNED…


The Eighth Annual St. Jerome’s Council of
Catholic Women Purse Bingo will be held on
Saturday, May 19th. Doors will open at 5:30
p.m. The cost is $12.00 per person and includes
homemade desserts, 20 games for purses valued
over 50-100 dollars. The cover all purse is
worth over $300! 50/50 tickets will be sold.
Contact Pat Smith for more information at: 269-317-8514.

Are you a caregiver for a parent, relative, or friend? The Friends
of St. John the Caregiver will meet at 6pm on Wednesday, Feb. 7
in the St. Philip parish center. For more information contact John
Grap at 269-213-7604,, or on Facebook.
But you, O LORD, are my shield; my glory, you lift up my
head! When I call out to the LORD, he answers me from his holy
mountain. – from Psalm 3