Each year on the last week of January we celebrate the "Faith, Service and Excellence" of the 21 Catholic Schools in our diocese during the national celebration. In his letter to Educators/Staff, Bishop Paul J. Bradley applauded the heroic efforts of our Catholic school staff.
Bishop Bradley writes: "Every year on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd, our Holy Father asks each Diocese to observe the “World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life”, so that we can pray in a special way for the men and women whom the Lord has called to a special consecration within the Church, and who bring the unique and irreplaceable charisms from the Holy Spirit in helping to build up the Church and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On that Day, we give thanks to God for the Gift of Consecrated Life, and we pray for and promote vocations to Consecrated Life."
La Cuaresma de este año, nos ofrecerá otra gran oportunidad de tomarnos un tiempo para meditar las páginas del Evangelio y adentrarnos en los escenarios de la vida de Cristo, como un personaje más, y así nos ayudará a sentir y contemplar con amor, el verdadero sufrimiento.
As we celebrate families leading up to the World Meeting of Families, and beyond... we have put together a free toolkit for parishes to celebrate family love and the vocation to holiness, with 3 simple ideas: Family Prayer Challenge, Family Small Groups, and a Family Gather at the Table (Parish Potluck). Spanish edition also available...
December 21, 2021 (KALAMAZOO, MI) Bishop Paul J. Bradley released the following statement in light of the announcement on the appointment of the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord: “On behalf of the entire Church of Kalamazoo, in this Advent Season of Hope, we rejoice in today’s announcement by our Holy Father Pope Francis, naming Rev. Jeffrey J. Walsh, a priest of the Diocese of Scranton, as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord. We join in prayers of thanksgiving with our Sister Diocese, as they prepare to welcome their new Bishop during their 50th Jubilee Year. I look forward to the opportunities we will have to collaborate with all the other Bishops for the good of the Church throughout Michigan. May Bishop-elect Walsh and all those entrusted to his Episcopal care be assured of the prayerful support of the Diocese of Kalamazoo during these weeks of transition.”
Bishop Bradley is urging all Catholics and all people of good will to pray for all those impacted by these devastating events and to prayerfully consider financial assistance to those in need by supporting the disaster relief efforts of Catholic Charities USA
Pensando en la felicidad de ustedes y en el bienestar futuro de sus familias, la Diócesis ofrece esta formación de un fin de semana. El programa de Matrimonio Lleno de Alegría es un retiro de preparación matrimonial para parejas comprometidas. El programa está enraizado en las virtudes y en la Teología del Cuerpo, e incorpora una rica teológica católica con una solida psicología.
Bishop Bradley has issued, "Let our Hearts be In-Spired for Mission: A Pastoral Letter on the Holy Spirit" in conjunction with the Feast of our diocesan patron, St. Augustine. The Diocese opens its Jubilee Year of the Holy Spirit on August 28, 2021.
“To have … To hold … To honor, Natural Family Planning, Supporting God’s gifts of love and life in marriage” is the theme of this year’s National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, an educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s vision for marriage and promote the methods of Natural Family Planning. Are you interested in learning more?
Beginning July 1, 2021, several Diocese of Kalamazoo pastoral ministry outreach offices will join the Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo agency. The transition allows for an expansion of resources for Catholic Charities in the areas of immigration assistance, outreach to the Hispanic/Latino and migrant population, social services to the Benton Harbor community, as well as advocacy and programs related to pro-life and persons with disabilities issues.