JANUARY 2016 edition of The Domestic Church publication
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"The mercy of God has no limits if one turns to him with a sincere and contrite heart." - Pope Francis

Are you a widower?
Join other widowed men for a time of fellowship and discussion... we gather you are welcome to participate anytime!
DATE: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
TIME: 4 to 5:30 pm
LOCATION: Diocesan Pastoral Center
215 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo

Questions? Please call Fr. Don Klingler at 269-254-8138 or Socorro at 269-903-0199

There is still time to enter this year's national contest and be eligible to win some very special prizes!!! Last year, we received entries from over 20 different dioceses across the country and over 80 different parishes, schools...

If you are a student in grades 4th—12th, we encourage you to submit original art, prose, poetry, musical compositions and videos - all reflecting the theme “The Merciful Family ”... How is my family merciful to others? 
Following are the contest rules:

- Contest Criteria

- Contest Cover Sheet

- Contest Bilingual Flyer

Send in entries by February 15, 2016 to be eligible for a number of great prizes...including educational cash scholarships sponsored by the Michigan Knights of Columbus.

Mail entries to: National Student Contest, Diocese of Kalamazoo, 215 N. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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"Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to his love, the future to his providence." ~St. Augustine

This is an "easy-to-read" book that shows us how we do bring out the best in our marriages as we practice the Works of Mercy!
It is available on Amazon:

The Domestic Church Newsletter SPANISH edition is now available! A wonderful resource for Spanish-speaking (reading) families. To subscribe please contact Socorro at 269-903-0199 or via e-mail

Joy Filled Marriage Weekends for the Engaged for 2016
 Joy-Filled Marriage - A marriage preparation weekend for engaged couples. The Joy-Filled Marriage is a comprehensive marriage preparation program rooted in virtues as well as the Theology of the Body. The program incorporates rich Catholic theology with sound psychology.

2016 Joy-Filled Marriage Weekend Dates - 2016:

January 16-17

March 12-13

May 14-15

July 16-17

September 24-25

November 12-13

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY in order to guarantee your place!

LOCATION: Transformations Retreat Center at 3427 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048 (directions). To register for a weekend, please visit our website here: or contact Socorro at: via phone at: 269-903-0199
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