70 for 70 Campaign
In honor of our 70 years of ministry in West Michigan, we are celebrating with several events throughout out our anniversary year and have launched the 70 For 70 Campaign to raise $70,000 by June of 2018.
Join the Party!
Mardi Gras 2018
Saturday, February 3 at 6pm
At the Waddell Center
1115 Taylor N., Grand Rapids MI 49503
It’s not too early to book your ticket for Mardi Gras! Even better, gather a group of friends and book a table!
Appetizers, dinner, DJ, dancing, open bar, raffles, party favors and fun!
Tickets are $50 pp or $500 for a table. Everyone is welcome!
Seating is limited so call the CIC today to reserve your tickets at (616)459-7267. The festivities will take place at the Waddell Center just west of downtown Grand Rapids.
October Anniversary Dinner
On October 14, 2017 we celebrated our 70th Anniversary Mass and Dinner. The mass was held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew followed by dinner at the Catholic Information Center. We had over 180 CIC friends and supporters join us for our dinner celebration. A good time was had by all!
On July 15 we kicked off our 70th Anniversary celebration with a pilgrimage to visit and pray at the two previous Catholic Information Center sights. The pilgrimage was followed by Mass at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. It was a great success!
70 Years of Paulist Ministry in Grand RapidsBishop Haas became familiar with the Paulists while teaching in Washington, D.C. at Catholic University of America. He saw the need in Grand Rapids for the special charisms of the Paulist Fathers. On arrival in Grand Rapids, the first two Paulists conducted pulpit dialogues at St. Stephen’s and at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. They also gave radio talks and retreats. In late 1947, a building was purchased on what was known as ‘lower Monroe’ (now the site of Devos Hall). By 1948, the renovations were complete and the first Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids (sixth in the nation) was dedicated.