Around the Parish

  • Unraveling the Mysteries of Faith: Join Deacon Dean for this five-week series. We will meet in the Ministry Center Community Room from Jan. 9-Feb.13, on Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Week 1: What Does It Mean To Be Catholic? Week 2: Mary, Mother of God. Week 3: The Holy Trinity. Week 4: The Eucharist. Week 5: The Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Please register using our Unraveling the Mysteries of Faith online registration. (Please note we have built in to the calendar an extra day in case of inclement weather.)
  • Adult Questions of Faith: Join Father Jim on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7-8:15pm in the Church lower level to get answers to your questions about our Catholic Faith. Write down your questions as you think of them and bring them to the session. We will also have paper available to write your questions down when you arrive. Childcare is available.  Contact Monica Morin by Jan. 17 at monicamorin@stthomasgr.org or register online for childcare.  Donations for childcare will be accepted.
  • Love & Logic: The Love & Logic course will be held Sunday afternoons Feb. 10, 17, 24, and March 3, 10, 17, 24 from 2-4pm in the Ministry Center Community Room. This course offers practical tools, tips and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children.  The fee for the class and workbook is $65 for one parent, $75 per couple. Visit www.loveandlogic.com for more information. Please register with parishioner and instructor Mrs. Helen Milanowski by calling the Parish Office. If you need childcare, please contact Parish Life Coordinator Monica Morin at monicamorin@stthomasgr.org.
  • IHM Adoration: Come, touch the Heart of Jesus. Come spend an hour in the Chapel of the Holy Eucharist at Immaculate Heart of Mary for the good of your family and the whole Church.  Sign up online for a weekly hour of prayer at www.adorationpro.org/ihmmi and call Tom Kartes to obtain the door code at 325-9305. All are welcome!
  • Catholic Charities Young Professionals: CCYP is open to all West Michigan young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. CCYP’s mission is to involve young professionals with Catholic Charities West Michigan. The group provides opportunities to network, volunteer, attend events, raise money, and plan service projects.  For more information, contact Bethany Stowe  (bstowe@ccwestmi.org), check us out on Facebook (@CCWMYoungProfessionals), follow us on Instagram (ccypwestmi) or join our LinkedIn group (Catholic Charities Young Professionals- West Michigan).

For an extensive list of Diocesan opportunities, please visit the Diocese of Grand Rapids website.