CIC Mission

CIC Mission

The Catholic Information Center invites seekers from other faiths or no faith at all to an understanding of the teachings and way of life of the Catholic Church. We also offer a deeper and more reflective awareness of the faith for those who are already members of the Catholic Church. Our courses are offered in the welcoming spirit of the Paulist Fathers whose mission is to give the Good News of Jesus a voice in today’s world.

Programs and Classes
The CIC offers classes and programs for adult religious education and spiritual growth. The facilities feature state of the art technology, in order to provide top quality programming.

Request a Speaker
CIC presenters are available to travel throughout Western Michigan to present programs in local parishes and other settings. For information on how to bring the Catholic Information Center to your parish or local community call (616) 459-7267 or email

The CIC continues our outreach through the internet and social media. We currently have a YouTube channel, a Facebook page, and Twitter @MICICGR account. Our classrooms are equipped with technology that enables Live Stream events and Video On Demand to be viewed from the comfort of your computer, making it possible for us to become a virtual Catholic Information Center.

Yep! There IS an app for that! And we have it! The CIC App for iPhone and Android. Download Yours Now!

Looking for the best coffee in town with internet access? Why not stop by the Catholic Information Center. We are located on the second floor of the Cathedral Square Building in downtown Grand Rapids. For directions click here.

The cafe is open to the public from 9:00am-4:30pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm Monday through Thursday and from 9:00am-1:00 pm on Friday.

There is a wonderful assortment of books from Paulist Press available for purchase. We have bibles, books on spirituality, prayer, church history and interfaith dialogue as well as many other topics.