The sanctuary at St. Andrew Cathedral in downtown Grand Rapids was filled to capacity for Easter Sunday church services.

In fact so many were in attendance that they opened a second space so people could watch a live stream of the service.

Easter is the principal feast of the Catholic Church year. Annalise Laumeyer, director of communications for the Diocese of Grand Rapids, says attendance is highest on Easter Sunday and Christmas.

More than 400 local people became members of the Catholic Church this weekend, with the new members joining during Saturday evening services throughout the diocese.

The Diocese of Grand Rapids serves more than 191,000 Catholics, 82 parishes and 30 schools in an 11-county area of West Michigan.

For more information about the diocese, click here.

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