Parish Care

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.

Learn about our vision for the future of Parish Care at Our Lady of the Lake at