55 Plus Series

Upcoming 55Plus Programs

Thursday, April 18, 2024

10-11:30 a.m. ET

Attend in-person or online

$15-20 suggested donation

“Let Me Live Until I Die” These words of Sr. Thea Bowman in her last year of life inspire us to approaching our own death through love rather than fear. We will explore how we celebrate our lives, remember those who have gone before us, and begin planning for our own funeral. This presentation is part of the 55 Plus Series, exploring spirituality and vitality in the second half of life.

Brother Mickey McGrath, OSFS paints, writes, and tells stories, then travels telling the many stories behind what he paints and writes. Brother Mickey majored in Art at Moravian College and later received an MFA in Painting at the American University. For eleven years, he was an associate professor of Studio Art and Art History at De Sales University. Since 2009, he has lived and worked in Camden, NJ where he furthered his art education in the context of social justice and finding beauty in the margin. He will be celebrating 46 years as a Religious Brother in the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales this year. 

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Tuesday, May 14

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Attend in-person

$25 suggested donation

What people believe affects how they pray and how they pray influences the design of the space where they pray. This tour, led by Rev. Thomas Simons, will examine this principle in three Grand Rapids area churches. (Bus transportation and lunch provided.) This presentation is part of the 55 Plus Series, exploring spirituality and vitality in the second half of life.

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The 55Plus Series is designed for those over the age of 55 and programs focus on spirituality and vitality as we age.  This programs are held monthly, from 10-11:30am. The suggested donation for each session is $20 (includes lunch when you attend in person).  Adults of all ages may attend these classes.


For more information please contact:

Catholic Information Center,  Phone (616) 459-7267 or Email

Past 55Plus Series Classes Included:

  • Finding Joy and Meaning in the Second Half of Life, with Fr. Joachim Lally, CSP
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd: Psalms to Accompany Us on Our Journey Through Aging , with Rabbi Albert Lewis
  • Holy Spirits!, with Fr. Michael Hennessy, CSP
  • Sharing Faith Lessons with Children’s Books, with Glenys Nellist
  • Music, Memory and Alzheimer’s Disease, with Emily Smith
  • Heaven and the Afterlife, with Sr. Mary Kay Oosdyke, OP
  • The Road to What’s Next, with John and Barbara Ziemann
  • Adventures in Volunteering, with Angie Drier of RSVP and Kay Fricano of Kids Food Basket
  • Church Architecture in Grand Rapids Tour, with Fr. Bob Cary, CSP