Parish Care

Every person has a body, a mind, and a soul, and Our Lady of the Lake must provide loving attention to all three for each parishioner. We also acknowledge that it is especially important to lend a helping hand during challenging times in life. The Parish Care Department currently administers several programs to fulfill this vision for parish care, and more are on the way. We will strive to support our parishioners’ bodies, minds, and souls.

Visitation Ministry

As ministers of care, we hope to participate in living and sharing the Good News of Jesus, especially among the sick, homebound, and bereaved. We remember the words of Jesus: “Do this in remembrance of me.”

Be a part of a ministry team that:
  • Sends greeting cards to the sick and homebound
  • takes the Eucharist to the sick and homebound
  • Visits the homebound in homes and nursing homes
  • Provides transportation for medical appointments

To get involved, contact Pat Whitaker, the Parish Nurse, at or 616-399-1062 ext. 203.

Pastoral Hospital Visit Request

Holland Hospital is no longer able to provide a list of Catholics in the hospital. If you or someone you know is in the hospital and would like a member of our pastoral team to visit them and bring Holy Communion, please click here: Pastoral Hospital Visit Request.

Parish Nurse

Caring for Body, Mind and Spirit

Parishioners can call Pat Whitaker, the Parish Nurse, at 616-399-1062 ext. 203 or email her at All services are free and confidential. Click the links below for more information:

Cancer Support Group

A support group offering emotional solace and encouragement to people who might otherwise feel they are fighting alone. A nondenominational support group for those:
  • Touched by cancer, including survivors, caregivers, family, friends
  • Currently fighting the disease
  • Who have lost a loved one to cancer.

All are welcome to the meetings. They are held on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the library at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 480 152nd Ave, Holland MI 49424. For further information please call the Parish Nurse at 616-399-1062 ext. 203.

A.A. Meeting Location

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at Our Lady of the Lake on two different evenings every week and is open to anyone in the community. Meeting days/times:

  • Mondays from 7:30-9:00pm in Room C
  • Fridays from 7:30-9:00pm in the Library

Senior Friends

Promote friendship, education, and the physical, mental, and spiritual welfare of the 70+ generation. Gatherings take place following the first Friday, 9 a.m. Mass each month, with coffee, snacks, and fellowship. Everyone is welcome! Contact Ann Hubbard for more information at

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for Fertility-Awareness-Based Methods (FABMs) used to achieve and postpone pregnancy in accordance with Catholic teaching. Click the links below for local NFP resources.

Real Food Can

Promoting healthy eating and sharing accessible food resources with Ottawa County residents

Ottawa Food has launched a public awareness campaign that encourages Ottawa County residents to consume more fruits and vegetables. The Real Food Can campaign addresses identified barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption, including cost and lack of knowledge about how to prepare these items. Real Food Can aims to show that eating fruits and vegetables can be accessible, affordable, convenient, delicious, local, and safe.

Go to to find tips, recipes, videos, information about local produce, and other resources related to fruits and vegetables. There are also a variety of resources available in Spanish.