• Made for Happiness Diocesan Assembly for all in the faithful in the Lansing diocese - Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Breslin Student Events Center. Stay tuned for registration information




Beginning at St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing with outdoor procession to the

Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan


Have you ever noticed how often in the Gospels Jesus would heal someone and then order them not to tell anyone? ….and then they went off and told everyone they knew!

I guess what they experienced was just too good not to tell.

So that brings me to the Made for Happiness Assembly. There’s an awesome day planned, but I’m really hoping you can keep it secret. Remember, don’t tell anyone!

~ Craig Pohl, Director of the New Evangelization

REGISTRATIONS: We’ve hit 11,500 registrants and will surely reach 15,000 before the end of next week. (That makes it the biggest event in the history of our diocese!)

Over 2000 people have said they’re walking in the Eucharistic Procession (and over 4,000 more have said they might).

The Eucharistic Procession will be live streamed to the jumbo-tron above the main stage in the Breslin Center for those who want to participate in the procession remotely.

MASS WITH 15,000 OTHERS: When’s the last time you went to Mass with 15,000 other Catholics from your own diocese? Never? Yeah, join the club.

Here are some of the highlights you won’t want to miss (other than JESUS becoming substantially present to us in the Eucharist, of course!):

  • Bishop Boyea will be the main celebrant.

  • Nearly ALL of our priests and deacons will be there.

  • There will be a 100 person choir made up of people from all across our diocese.

  • There will be a Plenary Indulgence available to everyone who receives the final blessing. (See program for more details.)

THE ASSEMBLY APP: The Assembly App will give you access to all of the most up-to-date information about the day. You’ll especially want it for the Eucharistic Procession. By entering the app you will be able to access the live audio of the prayers, hymns and litanies that are being led live from the Breslin main stage during the procession.

TO GET THE APP: Text “happy” to 88202 (Enter the app. In the “FIND A PARISH” search bar, type “happy.” Select “Diocese of Lansing Assembly.”

Or If you already have myParish App: Enter the app and tap the three horizontal lines on the top left. Tap “FIND A PARISH” and in the search bar, type “happy.” Select “Diocese of Lansing Assembly.”

COOL FREEBIES: Everyone who attends the Assembly will get a FREE Pocket Bible, Ultimate Relationship Booklet, Copy of Matthew Kelly’s 4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic book and more!

FUN FOR THE YOUNGINS: There will be inflatables and lawn games outside all day for the kids. Gotta keep them happy, too, right?

AWESOME RELIGIOUS DISPLAYS: SHROUD OF TURIN REPLICA: This display will be accompanied by the many fascinating facts about the shroud and how it continues to elude scientific explanation to this very day.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE REPLICA: The replica image that will be displayed in the concourse is one of four images that have been officially commissioned by the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES DISPLAY: A presentation of 50 different Eucharistic Miracles will line the walls of the concourse in the Breslin Center.

RELIQUARY: Hundreds of holy relics will be on display for veneration.

Ave Maria Radio will be broadcasting LIVE from the Breslin Center and EWTN will be airing a TV special featuring the Assembly on a later date.


  • 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. Ascension Presents YouTube channel provides weekly straight talk messages from Father Mike.

  • JENNIFER FULWILER: Jennifer Fulwiler is a writer, speaker, radio show host, wife and mother of six children. SiriusXM radio subscribers can find her daily talk show on channel 129 or search for “The Jennifer Fulwiler Show” on iTunes. At the Assembly, Jennifer will share her journey from atheism to Catholicism.

  • DCN LARRY ONEY: With a passion for lifting people up and sharing the faith, Deacon Larry Oney leverages humor, joy, love and personal insight to speak to people’s hearts and encourage them to live Spirit-filled lives.


Fr. Joe Krupp will be our MC.

The house band will be led by Brian Flynn and several other talented musicians from around our diocese.

Confessions will be available from 8:30am-3:30pm.

Over 700 ministry professionals and Knights of Columbus from our diocese will make up the hospitality team.

Some of the best organizations in the Catholic world will be there, like: Word on Fire, Dynamic Catholic, Renewal Ministries, St. Paul Evangelization Inst, Magis Center, myParish App, Augustine Inst/Formed.org, and more!

Help us cover this day in God’s grace! Join us in praying the Holy Spirit Novena (begins September 14).

REGISTER NOW if you haven’t already done so!

Again, don’t tell everyone you know about this event, because it’s selling out quickly!


Make sure you check Fr. John’s Links on the “Media” tab above

for other inspiring videos! 


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