Men of Emmaus

Men of the parish meet in a small group format to renew their faith and grow in Spirit.  The Men of Emmaus meetings take place on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the church gathering area, and on Saturdays from 7:30 – 9:00 am in the school’s music room.  On Saturday mornings, some of the men meet in the church at 7:00 to pray the Rosary prior to the 7:30 meeting.   For more information, contact Marty Best: (616) 724-3132 or


Tuesday Morning Scripture Study

Join us every Tuesday morning for an in-depth study of the previous Sunday’s Lectionary readings.  No registration is necessary.  Just walk in and begin to feed your faith.  The study takes place in Conference Room 1 of the parish office from 10:30 Am until Noon.

Adult Bible/Book Study

These sessions are held on Wednesday morning from 10:00 – Noon and Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:30, using approved sources and inviting parishioners to a deeper understanding of scripture.  Other Bible study groups are offered periodically throughout the year.

For other offerings contact Marty Best.


Adult Confirmation Preparation

For adults baptized and brought up in the Catholic faith and wishing to be confirmed, this program offers preparation for Confirmation at the Easter Vigil each year.  Adult Confirmation candidates will need to take Basic Catholicism for the fall semester, September to December.  Registration is required but no fee is asked for this program.  Contact Marty Best for more information and to register.


Finance Stewardship Workshop

This class is designed to help couples preparing for marriage, set up and manage their household finances with Stewardship in mind.  Contact Marty Best, for upcoming dates.
Next Class: Saturday, January 26, 2019  9:00 AM – Noon.


 Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults/Children (RCIA/RCIC)

RCIA is the process whereby adults and children over the age of 7 are welcomed into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist.   Those already baptized in another Christian tradition will prepare for full communion in the Catholic faith.  The process involves the periods of Inquiry, Catechumenate, the Period of Purification and Enlightenment, and Mystagogia over the typical course of a year.  If you are interested in joining the Catholic Church, contact Marty Best for more information.

Begining Catholic
What are the steps of RCIA

Seasonal Institutes

Each season we will offer workshops on various topics.  Catechists, teachers, and the general public are welcome to attend sessions on Spiritual Growth, Catholic Church teachings, personal development, and catechetical methodology.

At Home Ignatian Retreat


For more information, schedules, or to volunteer to help out with any of the programs listed, please contact:

Marty Best

Faith Formation Coordinator