Around the Parish

  • Youth Opportunites: All current 6th through 12th grade students are invited for “POW: Prayer on Wednesday.”  POW meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Ministry Center for prayer, the Word of God, and some gym time. Join us!  
  • Catholic Biblical School: Ever wonder about the Biblical roots of our Catholic faith? Wish you knew more about the Bible? Learn more by attending one of the Information Nights at Saint Thomas on July 25 or Aug 8 (at 7 pm). Or, visit or call 586-438-3085 for more information.
  • State of the Parish: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7pm, Ministry Center. Please join Father Jim for this all committee gathering, to discuss the Saint Thomas Organization Chart, our financial position, and ministry direction.  All Staff, Parish Council, Finance Committee, School Board, and Education Foundation leaders are asked to attend. This event is open to all parishioners.
  • Summer volunteer opportunities: Check out these summer volunteer opportunities that are happening around the Grand Rapids area. If you have any questions, call Lori Fedewa in the Parish Office. 
  • 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  (, 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.