Bishop David Walkowiak Celebrates Last Mass at Mercy Health Mercy Campus Chapel

Father Bart (left) and Bishop Walkowiak celebrate the last mass in Mercy Campus chapel
Father Bart (left) and Bishop Walkowiak celebrate the last mass in Mercy Campus chapel

Most Reverand David Walkowiak, bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, visited Mercy Health Mercy Campus on Friday, September 22 to celebrate the last mass in the current chapel, and to bless the new (temporary) chapel, located across from Conference Rooms A-C. During the service, colleague volunteers sang celebratory hymns as Father Bart and Bishop Walkowiak offered communion and reminisced about the chapel’s history and the healing presence it has provided to so many throughout the years.

Following a traditional Catholic Mass, Mercy Health Muskegon President Gary Allore carried the commemorative cross down to the new chapel location, where a blessing was offered by Bishop Walkowiak.

Guests enjoyed a fellowship luncheon, hosted by Mission Services Director Jennifer Haworth. Haworth announced that a contest to name the new chapel will take place now until October 10, and colleagues and the public are invited to vote on their favorite name for the new, permanent chapel by visiting this survey.

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