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Start to pray and read scripture as a family


In preparation for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Philadelphia in September of 2015 SMV is offering an easy way for you to introduce prayer and scripture to your family.
  Of course, what we offer are just suggestions if you do not know where to start, feel free to change it up for a more meaningful prayer life for your family!

How to start to prayer with your family


January Prayer Theme

February Prayer Theme

Three Pillars of Lent

March Theme

April Theme

May Theme


Diocese plans pilgrimage to World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia
The Diocese of Kalamazoo in conjunction with Canterbury Pilgrimages and Tours Inc. is sponsoring a seven-day pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, September 21-27, 2015. Pope Francis announced confirmation of his attendance at the meeting which had been widely speculated.
The pilgrimage will depart Monday, September 21st on a deluxe motor coach and travel to Philadelphia with an overnight stay in Pittsburgh. In addition to participating in World Meeting of Family events the pilgrimage will visit shrines including those of St. John Newmann and St. Katherine Drexel. The pilgrimage will conclude on Sunday, September 27th with participation in the Papal Mass for the Festival of Families.
The per person cost is $1,225 based on double occupancy and includes transpiration, lodging and some meals. The WMF conference registration fee is not included. For more information call 800-653-0017 or contact Jamin Herold,





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