Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
MADE FOR HAPPINESS will be an historic event in our diocese and it is my hope that it will inspire attendees to more deeply embrace their true identities as daughters and sons of God and, as a result, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ more freely and joyfully with those around them. Please join me, all the clergy and thousands of others from around our diocese for this defining moment in our Church!



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Eucharistic Procession: Live at 9am on Sat, September 22.

Facebook Live video: Open your Facebook app, search for Diocese of Lansing, and find the live stream there.

Music for the day: This will require you to have a Spotify account to access these.


9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join thousands of Catholics from across the Diocese of Lansing as we process with Christ in the real presence of the Blessed Sacrament from St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing to the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

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Breslin Center on the MSU Campus

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Activities and More - times vary

Catholic Exhibitors and Vendors; Religious displays: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Eucharistic Chapel: 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Remote viewing of Eucharist Procession: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Games for the Family: Contemporary and sacred music: Various times throughout the day
Food Kiosks: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Assembly Gathering
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Assembly Gathering features inspiring presentations given by renowned speakers that include Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jennifer Fulwiler, Deacon Larry Oney, Fr. Joe Krupp and the chief shepherd of our diocese, Bishop Earl Boyea. The Gathering also will include music performed by talented musicians from our diocese.

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Our Presenters

Father Mike Schmitz

Father Mike Schmitz

Father Mike Schmitz has gained a national following for his inspiring and joy-filled preaching about the love of God and the call of Jesus Christ.  A priest for the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, he directs Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese and serves as chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Larry Oney

Deacon Larry Oney

Deacon Larry Oney a permanent deacon for the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, serves at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner, Louisiana. With a passion for lifting people up and sharing the faith, he leverages humor, joy, Scripture, love and personal insight to speak to people’s hearts and encourage them to live Spirit-filled lives.

Jennifer Fulwiler

Jennifer Fulwiler

Jennifer Fulwiler is a writer, speaker, radio show host, wife and mother of six children. Raised in a household without any faith, she had a profound epiphany as an adult that led to her entrance into the Catholic Church. In her pursuit to find the meaning of life, she discovered that true happiness sometimes requires losing it all.

Bishop Boyea

Bishop Boyea

Bishop Earl Boyea was installed as Lansing's fifth bishop of Lansing on April 29, 2008. The oldest of ten children, he was raised in Waterford, Michigan and studied at Sacred Heart Seminary High School and College and subsequently at the Pontifical North American College and Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 20, 1978.

Father Joe Krupp

Father Joe Krupp

Father Joe Krupp was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lansing in 1997. In addition to serving as pastor at Holy Family in Grand Blanc and St. Mark in Goodrich, Fr. Joe is a columnist for Faith Catholic Magazine, answering questions about the faith while infusing theology with humor. Fr. Joe will serve as emcee for the Assembly Gathering.




4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Join us for the joyful culmination of the day with a celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by Bishop Earl Boyea and nearly all the clergy of the Diocese of Lansing.

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*REMINDER: Parishes throughout the diocese have been asked to refrain from scheduling any events on the day of the Assembly and will not have the regularly schedule Saturday afternoon/evening Vigil Masses in an effort to better enable parishioners and clergy from across the diocese to join us for this special Mass.




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9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Outdoor Eucharistic Procession
Shuttle service to the Cathedral begins at 7 a.m.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Breslin Center Activities
Remote viewing of the Eucharistic Procession, religious displays, Catholic vendors and ministries, Adoration, kids’ activities and games; food concession

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Inspiring Speakers and Talented Musicians at the Breslin Center

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

All Diocesan Mass


NOT from the Diocese of Lansing? Please check back on September 17th or after.
If registration is still open, you are invited to join us!

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