Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

  • Funeral Services for Sister Joyce Kolasa OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Joyce Kolasa OP

    March 7, 2023

    Sister Joyce Kolasa OP entered eternal life on March 5, 2023 at the age of 89 after 71 years of religious life. We commend Sister Joyce to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Monday, March 6 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 am Chapel of the […]

  • Join the Challenge: Refuse to Use or Buy Single-Use Plastic Bottles March 8-14

    Join the Challenge: Refuse to Use or Buy Single-Use Plastic Bottles March 8-14

    March 3, 2023

    The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Michigan are one of many congregations of Catholic Sisters taking up the “Refuse to Use” challenge to abstain from using single-use plastic beverage bottles during Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14, 2023. Learning about the damage caused by plastic pollution. The production of polluting waste is only one part of […]

  • Dominican Sisters are Refusing to Use or Buy Single-Use Beverages in Plastic Bottles All Week

    Dominican Sisters are Refusing to Use or Buy Single-Use Beverages in Plastic Bottles All Week

    March 2, 2023

    Join our Care of Earth commitment during Catholic Sisters Week Refuse to Use or Buy single-use beverages in plastic bottles all week. We are teaming up with Catholic Sisters across the country on this one. Together with Dominicans and Catholic Sisters across the country, we have committed to “Refuse to Use” any single-use plastic beverage […]

  • DSGR STATEMENT CHILD LABOR TRAFFICKING IN GRAND RAPIDS

    DSGR STATEMENT CHILD LABOR TRAFFICKING IN GRAND RAPIDS

    March 1, 2023

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Given our educational and social service history with children, we Dominican Sisters commit ourselves to act as their advocates in local, national, and international communities GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – March 1, 2023 — We Dominican Sisters were horrified to learn of the migrant children in our own backyard who are victims of […]

  • Join Dominican Sisters & Associates in Prayer for Ukraine

    Join Dominican Sisters & Associates in Prayer for Ukraine

    February 21, 2023

    Friday, February 24, 2023, marks one year since the start of the unjust Russian invasion of Ukraine. The war rages on. The Dominican Sisters and Associates of Grand Rapids wish to remember the victims of the war. Those living and deceased. Those cold, hungry, and shocked by the devastation wrought on their country by Russian […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids STATEMENT: MSU SHOOTING TRAGEDY

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids STATEMENT: MSU SHOOTING TRAGEDY

    February 14, 2023

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2023 — Grand Rapids, Michigan — Gun violence once again has resulted in senseless killings and injuries of innocent people – this time at Michigan State University. Our hearts are broken for those individuals who lost their lives, those in critical condition, and for their families and friends. We weep […]

  • USA: Sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty Now

    USA: Sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty Now

    January 25, 2023

    January 22, 2023 was the 2nd anniversary of the enforceable Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). I joined witness and advocacy actions this week as we called upon the United States to sign this treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Sixty eight (68) countries have now ratified it and another 24 countries are actively […]

  • What’s Outside Your Window?

    What’s Outside Your Window?

    January 18, 2023

    A few weeks ago, my grandniece asked my nephew: Hey dad, what’s in your wallet? The question likely came from hearing the ubiquitous ad on sports programming. He pulled out a lone debit/credit card from a pouch on the back of his phone and showed her. Now, my wallet is much messier than that! What […]

  • theWord: Thursday of the First Week of Advent with Megan McElroy OP

    theWord: Thursday of the First Week of Advent with Megan McElroy OP

    December 1, 2022

    Thursday of the First Week of Advent with Megan McElroy OP Reading: Isaiah 26:1-6; Matthew 7: 21, 24-27 December 1, 2022 It sounds so obvious, doesn’t it? Any civil engineer or architect will give the same advice as Jesus – build on solid ground, not on shifting sand. As sound as such advice is, and […]

  • First Sunday of Advent: Come let us climb the Lord’s Mountain

    First Sunday of Advent: Come let us climb the Lord’s Mountain

    November 30, 2022

    First Sunday of Advent – A Homily by Megan McElroy OP Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24: 37-44 November 27, 2022 “The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many peoples shall come and say, ‘Let […]