Adult and Family Ministry


Jesus is calling us to make disciples and to be his witnesses on the Lakeshore, in West Michigan, and to the ends of the earth. Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization (LANE) is a school of adult discipleship that proclaims the Gospel to all people and empowers our regional Catholic community to live out Christ’s mission. Go to to learn more and register as a student!

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Goals of Adult Discipleship

“All adult faith formation should strive to build adult Christian communities that are strong in faith, clearly proclaim the Gospel, celebrate vibrant and reverent liturgy, and give courageous witness in charity. The following three goals guide and direct our efforts:

  • Invites and enables ongoing conversion to Jesus.
  • Promotes and supports active membership in the Christian community
  • Prepares adults to become disciples in mission to the world.”

“Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us,” pg. 21-24

All classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) are open to all parishioners who would like grow and renew their faith as well as journey alongside our candidates and catechumens. Registration is not required for those who are not candidates or catechumens. New classes begin in the fall. For more information, contact Carla Niziolek at or call the parish office.

What: A multi-generational group of women who meet weekly to study books and the Bible

Who: All women who would like to grow in faith!

When:  WOW meets weekly on Thursdays from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. in the AB Room

No Registration is required: New members are always welcome!

Join us on our Facebook page: Our Lady of the Lake Women of the Word Bible Study

For more information, contact Carla Niziolek at 616-399-1062 or

Who: A small group of women who read and discuss books together

When: The third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Mary Stitt’s home

To join this study, please contact  Mary Stitt at 616-885-1088 or

Who: All men who would like to grow in faith!

Morning Study: Weekly on Wednesdays at 6 a.m. in the library

Evening Study: Weekly on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the library

For more information: Contact the morning study facilitator, Mike Lisowski, at or 616-741-1766. Contact the evening study facilitator, Steve Redmond, at 616-399-5520.