July 28 2011

BIRTHDAYS — July 30–August 5, 2011

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30th Stuart Cavner, Hillary Swank  31st Gail Des Noyers, Jim Shripka, Oma Werner AUGUST 1st Katharine Laage, Jackie Phillips, Millie Post 2nd Gail Butterfield, Jackie Cook, Aaron Dionne, Mary Eadie, Andrew Gauss, Vera Paepke 3rd Sally Waite 4th Jeff Eckert, Norma Zimmer 5th Jason Berris, Patricia Frye, Calum Spoelma, Jonathan Stotz, Michell Tidey

G.R. Catholic Committee on Scouting hosts annual Catholic Scout retreat

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Catholic Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be gathering at the quaint setting of the Life Process Center in Lowell for another weekend of fellowship, prayer, mass, and live music, music sessions provided by Ignition Ministry August 5-7. President and speaker for Ignition Ministry, Matt Galloway, proudly stated, “We seek to ignite a flame of passion and desire for Jesus’ unending love to everyone we come in contact with through messages, praise, fellowship, catechesis, and youth ministry as our mission statement,” with this year’s theme, “Break Free.” Hosted by the Grand Rapids Catholic Committee on Scouting annually every August, Catholic youth and adults can expect a weekend filled with prayer, reflection, live music, skits, Mass, Reconciliation, and service projects for the retreat center. Deacon Leo Ferguson of St. Anthony of Padua and Bob Ungrey, Grand Rapids Catholic Committee training chairman, will offer adult Scout leaders a special training course, Scouter Development and Religious Emblems Counselor trainings to prepare volunteers to use the Scouting programs as youth ministry. A separate program will be offered with fun activities for Cub Scouts and younger Girl Scouts on Saturday, Aug. 6. Father Andy Thompson, CSsR, who became an Eagle Scout at the young age of 13, led mass for the participants on Saturday night at last year’s retreat. Father Andy reflects on this prestigious award and stated that it was attained through determination, dedication and his Catholic faith. More information and registration forms may be found at the Grand Rapids Catholic Committee on Scouting website at www.grccscouting.org.

Scouts offer Rosary Hike program

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Local Cub Scout Pack 3283, winner of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) Gold Medallion in 2009 and finalist in 2007 and 2008, present the Rosary Hike program. The Gold Medallion Award Program by NCCS was established to identify and recognize the outstanding Catholic Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, and Venturing Crew in each of the 15 Episcopal Regions of the United States. It is also intended to promote the NCCS initiative to increase Scouting units, youth members and adult leaders. National Gold Medallion winners epitomize those units that excel at providing youth with quality programs including religious activities, religious emblems participation, outdoor activities, and special events that encompass the religious, vocational and educational aspects of Scouting under Catholic auspices. The program was chartered by Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Belmont. Cub Scout Pack 3283 and Boy Scout Troop 283 are offering the Catholic Rosary Hike to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Venturers. After participating in 10 Rosary Hikes, Scouts and adults will earn a handmade Rosary walking staff. Come join the fun and fellowship. The following outline explains the Rosary Hike Program: 1. Set aside one day a month and hike three miles (all kinds of weather, year round). 2. During the hike, pray the Rosary. 3. After 10 hikes, participants are awarded a Rosary staff. The staffs are handmade from sassafras, and each has 10 indentations or markers for prayers. 4. After 25 hikes, award them a Staff Badge. 5. Make July a Rosary Bike Hike. (You do not pray the Rosary while biking.) 6. Incorporate the Footsteps of American Saints Program and the Rosary Patch Series by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. The 2011 schedule, subject to change, is as follows: • Jan. 2, Assumption BVM, Belmont, 10:30 a.m. • Feb. 6, Assumption BVM, Belmont, 10:30 a.m. • Feb. 27, John Ball Zoo, 12:00 p.m. • Mar. 6, Assumption BVM, Belmont, 10:30 a.m. • Mar. 27, Assumption BVM, Belmont, 10:30 a.m. • May 1, Assumption BVM, Belmont, 10:30 a.m. • June 5, Assumption BVM, Belmont, 10:30 a.m. • July 3, Assumption BVM, Belmont, (Rosary Bike Hike) 12:30 p.m. • Aug. 5-7, GRCCS Retreat, Franciscan Life Center, 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell • Sept. 11, Assumption BVM, […]


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Thursday, July 28 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Teen Spa—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Teens in grades 6–12 are invited to take a break from the summer heat and pamper yourself with spa treatments you make yourself! For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Meeting—6 to 7:30 p.m. at United Lifestyles, 407 S. Nelson, Greenville. Meetings held monthly. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (616) 754-6185 ext. 100 or (800) 406-4551. Saturday, July 30 Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 29 in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and much more. Stinson School Reunion—3 p.m. at Myers Lake Park. See your old friends and neighbors, hear the never-before revealed secret of the Stinson School China pit, work on the mystery of who had stolen the Stinson School bell, find out the controversy of the school being named after Mr. Stinson, tell of the school’s first murder and romance, enjoy boat rides, and more! To register, visit www.sharpersites.com/s/scornwell/. Monday, August 1 Babytime—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org. Annual Golf Classic—shotgun start at 1 p.m.; registration at 11:30 a.m., at The Highlands Golf Club, 2515 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, held by Autism Support of Kent County (ASK). Dinner and awards at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $95 per person or $380 per foursome; includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, dinner, prizes and awards. Proceeds to go toward programs which benefit persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. For more information or to register for the event, contact Richard Elias at (616) 458-2048 or by e-mail at richardeliasdds@hotmail.com. Visit with Kevin Kammeraad—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, […]

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