Blessing of the Students

Grand Rapids Christian High School's Eagles Stadium, 2300 Plymouth Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49506 View Map
Sunday, August 18 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Catholic school families are invited to a community-wide event along with families from other area schools, lifting up students in prayer ahead of the 2019-20 academic year.

The annual Blessing of the Students will be held on August 18, at 6 p.m., at Grand Rapids Christian High School's Eagles Stadium, 2300 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506. It's for students from preschool through college age.

It's the 26th year for the event, which is being planned by several Grand Rapids-area churches, schools, and community groups. Prayer will be offered by area clergy members including Father Andrew Ayers, co-chaplain of West Catholic High School and associate pastor at Our Lady of Consolation parish in Rockford.

Along with students, prayers will be offered for everyone involved in education, including parents, families, teachers, para-professionals, administrators, service staff, bus drivers, community, law enforcement and city leaders. The program will also feature some inspiring remarks, music, and more.

Attendees are encouraged to wear school colors and show some school spirit. Members of school teams are welcome to wear their uniforms and come as a group.

Gates open an hour before the event starts.

For more information, contact or call 616-419-8100. Additionally, you can learn more about the event on Twitter, @BlessingOfTheS1.

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Diocese of Grand Rapids 360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Website Posted on: 7/23/2019


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