Peer Ministries

Prime Timers: Join us in community on the third Thursday of the month as we celebrate Mass at 11 am in the Ministry Center Chapel, followed by lunch and a program, presentation or entertainment in the Ministry Center. We also sometimes meet at a near-by restaurant for food and fellowship. We welcome all new members! We meet each month from September through May, skipping the months of January and February. Contact Jill Skinner at 451-9633, Kathy Edington at 454-4416, or Lorraine Forth at 451-0197 for more information.

Koinonia (“Community”): All young adults (college, young professionals, married, single, divorced, whomever)  gather every Tuesday to answer the late Pope John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization—for us “to become more intelligent in our Catholic faith.” Join us in the Ministry Center Chapel at 6:45pm for evening prayer and 7pm for the rosary, followed at 7:30 pm by introductions, praise and worship music, presentations, small group discussion, and social time. Contact David and Amy Marchinda at 454-6259 (marchinda@att.net) for more information!

The Secular Franciscan Order: The Secular Franciscan Order is a lay group started by Saint Francis of Assisi that seeks to help its members live holy lives by following the Franciscan Rule to live the Gospel life in their everyday lay lives according to their circumstances. Ssfoimageecular Franciscans are known for their devotion to prayer, working for peace in their homes, workplaces, and community, and going from Gospel to life and life to Gospel. We gather the last Wednesday of the month from 7-9 pm in the Lower Level of Church. Contact Margo Dean at 459-4662 ext 1202 for more information.

 

ARISE! Men’s Group: Men, invigorate your prayer life! We pray Lauds (Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours) and discuss how to live Sunday’s Gospel. Join us for one Saturday or many more! We meet every Saturday morning from 6-8am in the Ministry Center. Contact Ward Yondo at 644-4741 for more information.

Regnum Christi: Regnum Christi is an apostolic movement at the service of the human person and the Church. Regnum Christi members meet in men’s and women’s groups to encourage each other to increase their own personal conversion and love for RCingChrist and take upon themselves a commitment to personal and organized apostolic activity. We have one meeting per week with other group members; times and dates vary. Contact Kate Stec at 235-6822 (Women’s Group) or Steve Strobel at 957-7776 (Men’s Group).

 

Challenge Girls’ Club: Challenge is a network for girls in grades 5-8 to grow in virtue, friendship and Catholic faith. Girls learn about themselves by participating in apostolic projects and making a positive impact on family, friends and the world. Challenge offers girls the opportunity to unite thChallengeLogoem to Christ, where they can find fulfillment in their Christian mission. We meet every Friday when school is in session; 3-5 pm in the Ministry Center. Contact Kelly Wheeler or Mackenzie Kate at challengepresidentgr@aol.com for more information.


Conquest Boys Club:
Conquest is a network of clubs for boys in grades K-8 to grow in virtue, friendship and their Catholic faith. In every six-week campaign, the boys study a virtue and learn how to apply it in their lives.  The boys participate in apostolic projects and make a positive impact on their family, friends and the world. Conquest offers boys the opportunity to become friends with Christ. This club meets every Sunday from 6-7:45 p.m. at the St. Isidore PLC Gym. For more information, contact Steve Strobel at (616) 920-1957 or grconquest@gmail.com.

Knights of Columbus—Bishop Kevin Britt Council – 8117: The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic service organization in the world. Membership is restricted to Catholic men, 18 years and older, who are men of character and conviction and who are driven by their faith and conscience to selflessly serve their families, Church and communities. As an active volunteer organization, the Knights raise awareness for needy causes and generate much needed funds to support a variety of charitable activities, as well as encourage and support those considering the priesthood and religious life. We are dedicated to the Catholic Church, the Pope, our parishes and our communities. Contact Richard Kleff at 974-1092 for more information.