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Parish Family Bonfire

Parish Family Bonfire

Saturday, July 13

Our parish is blessed with a fire pit, so why not use it? Stay after Mass on July 13 for a community bonfire with hot dogs, s’mores, chips, kickball, and an opportunity to walk the prayer circle. Bring your own beverages and chairs. We hope to see you there!

Holy Fire Middle School Experience

Middle School Experience

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2019

Click Here to Register Online

Click Here to Download a Registration Form

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST
Credit Union One Arena, Chicago, IL
Cost Per Teen: $80

This fall, middle school youth have an opportunity to participate in Holy Fire, a one-day faith experience that ignites the hearts of young people with the love of Christ. In addition to the engaging musicians and speakers, there will be a special Mass of the Holy Spirit. Priests will also be hearing Confession. Pick-up and drop-off times and locations are TBA.

Between Pentecost and Christ the King

Spreading God’s Kingdom in the Power of the Spirit

“Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.” – Psalm 104

This season is called Ordinary Time because the Sundays are numbered (“ordinal”), not because it’s boring! During Ordinary Time, the liturgy walks us through the life and teachings of Jesus. We are called to grow in holiness and hope in our everyday lives, symbolized by the liturgical color green.

The current period of Ordinary Time is bookended by Pentecost and Christ the King, reminding us that the Holy Spirit has sent us to spread the Gospel so that all of creation will be encompassed by the Kingdom of God. We do this through prayer, sacraments, works of mercy, and especially through evangelism.

Click here for suggestions of how you can live in the power of the Holy Spirit during Ordinary Time.

Young Adults at OLL

Please RSVP by the Friday before to Cory Lakatos at

Who: Adults from 18 to 39 and their kids: women and men, single or married, with or without kids, working, parenting, studying, discerning, etc. (non-Catholics and other guests are welcome!)

What: Gather from 4:30-5 p.m., prayer and food at 5, and fellowship until 7

When: The third Sunday of each month

Where: The parish library and Kids Corner

Why: To build Christ-centered friendships and support each other in lives of missionary discipleship in our families and workplaces

Discipleship Registration

Register for 2019-2020 Discipleship Classes

Class Tuition: $75 per student or $200 per family
Parish Family Gatherings: $30 per person or $75 per family

Registration Deadline: September 15, 2019
After the deadline, a $25 late fee will be charged, and class options will be more limited.
Classes begin the week of September 22.

Registration for Discipleship classes for all ages is now open! Follow this link to register and pay online, or stop by the parish for a registration form.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is expanding to include children ages three through third grade. Our fourth and fifth graders will continue to have traditional classes, but with an all-new curriculum. Since we are moving into the CGS model more fully, we are no longer offering a summer session. To be mindful of your busy schedules, we are adding an additional night of classes. It will be the same evening as our middle school classes in order to ease your schedule if you have children in both age groups.

Parish Family Gatherings

  • Parish Family Gatherings are for everyone! These gatherings take place after Mass on the first Saturday of the month (November through March). They include a meal, activities for all ages, and a service project.

CGS Level One (Three Years Old – Kindergarten)

  • Sundays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

CGS Level Two (First – Third Grade)

  • FULL: Sundays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Fourth and Fifth Grade

  • Sundays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Middle (Sixth and Seventh Grade)

  • Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m.

Confirmation (Eighth Grade)

  • Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m.

Life Teen (High School)

  • Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Catholic Services Appeal 2019


The Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) is the annual diocesan collection which supports the programs and ministries of our diocese. As a diocese of over 44,000 Catholic households, our financial gifts are joined together through the CSA in support of the following programs and ministries so that we may continue the ministry of Jesus: priestly vocations, Catholic school education, cultural ministries, Catholic Charities West Michigan, catechesis, and communication. Every financial gift to the CSA helps sustain programs that would not otherwise be possible through one individual or parish “So Faith May Flourish.” Thank you for your generosity!

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