Affiliated Organizations

  • Aquinas College

  • Catholic Charities West Michigan

  • Catholic Charities Young Professionals

  • Catholic liberal arts college located in Grand Rapids.
    616-632-8900

  • A community-based agency providing programs in Western Michigan, and offering a variety of services ranging from prevention and education to crisis intervention. All programs are designed to help families and individuals succeed.

    Committed to serving the best interests of our clients, representing a diverse population, including persons of all faiths, with particular emphasis on service to persons with low income and outreach to diverse ethnic backgrounds.

  • Catholic Charities Young Professionals group offers opportunities for young professionals to connect through networking and service via a stress-free structure matching your ever busy lifestyle.

    Once a quarter, you will have an opportunity to participate with a service learning project or fundraiser event. Social networking will focus around community needs, and sharing new approaches to meeting these needs.

  • National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire

  • Catholic Connect

  • Catholic Information Center - Grand Rapids

  • The NCCGSCF serves Catholic youth and adults through quality faith-based programs. The committee oversees, develops, implements, and evaluates religious recognition programs and training opportunities for diocesan and parish leadership and for Catholic leaders in Girl Scouting and Camp Fire. 

    616-475-1243

  • Local group for men and women in their 20s and 30s, featuring bible study, prayer and fellowship.

    630-297-2380

  • Serving Catholics and spiritual seekers in West Michigan by offering classes and programs to help people learn, celebrate, live and pray the Catholic faith. Also offering institutes to equip Catholics with knowledge and skills to become leaders in their parishes.
    616-459-7267

  • Catholic Lawyers Association of Western Michigan

  • Couple to Couple League (Natural Family Planning)

  • Courage/EnCourage

  • A professional group whose mission it is to foster, stimulate and maintain high standards of religious, charitable, moral, social, just and ethical ideals and practices.
    President: Sean Maltbie

     

  • Dedicated to building healthy marriages through the practice of natural family planning.

    Contacts: Dave and Julie Cook, 616-843-1236

  • Through the Courage apostolatepeople who experience same-sex attraction receive pastoral support in the form of spiritual guidance, community prayer support, and fellowship.

    EnCourage members are parents, spouses, sibling and friends of people who identify as LGBTQ. They are looking for help to keep the faith and keep their family bonds intact andwork together to understand the experiences of their loved ones, and to respond to them with compassion.

    Chaplains: Father Bill Vander Werff, courage@grdiocese.org

    Father Tom Cavera, 616-288-0918 or encourage@grdiocese.org

  • Cursillo - Grand Rapids

  • Cursillo is an apostolic movement of the Roman Catholic Church. It is an encounter with Christ that employs a method emphasizing the importance of a balanced life of piety, ongoing spiritual study and action to help keep Christ at the center of our lives.The Cursillo is introduced and explained over a three-day weekend retreat which includes daily prayer, Mass and opportunities for confession. Visit grcursillo.org to learn more.

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  • Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW)

  • Dominican Center at Marywood

  • Dymo Ministries, Inc.

  • Franciscan Life Process Center (FLPC)

  • Grand Rapids Catholic Committee on Scouting

  • HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid

  • Since its founding in 1974 by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, the FLPC has been assisting in the education, healthy development and cultural enrichment of individuals and our local community.
    616-897-7842, flpc@lifeprocesscenter.org

  • Diocesan committee working to sustain and strengthen the relationship between the Boy Scouts of America and the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
    616-780-9088

  • Helping pregnant women carry their babies to term by offering support and alternatives to abortion, regardless of faith or background.
    616-459-9139,info@helppregnancy.org

  • Holy Family Radio

  • Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization (LANE)

  • Legatus

  • Holy Family Radio is a lay apostolate dedicated to broadcasting the knowledge, love and truth of the Catholic faith. It seeks to attract and bring all listeners to a deeper relationship with Christ, inspiring them to evangelize, build stronger families and foster greater unity.1140 AM in Grand Rapids, 91.5 in Kalamazoo
    844-337-2346

  • Endorsed by Bishop Walkowiak, LANE combines high-quality adult catechesis, expert instructors, and the ability to earn credits toward catechist certification. LANE classes unpack the treasures of Sacred Scripture and Tradition, making them comprehensible, accessible, and shareable in the twenty-first century. Classes focus on five major themes of the Catholic faith: Bible, Doctrine, Prayer and Liturgy, Social Teaching, and Pilgrimage.

    Contact: Cory Lakatos, director of community life for Our Lady of the Lake Parish, at 616-399-1062 orclakatos@oll.org

  • Ambassadors for Christ in the Marketplace. A membership organization for Catholic business leaders committed to learn, live and spread the Catholic faith.

    Chapter Coordinator: Karen Weber, 616-291-6428 or  grandrapids@legatus.org

  • Mercy Health

  • Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC)

  • Michigan Church Supply at Cathedral Square Center

  • Mercy Health is a regional health care systemserving West Michigan and the Lakeshore with five hospital campuses, Mercy Health Physician Partners, physician network, and hospice, home health and long-term care service offerings. 

    Mercy Health Campus Directory, Grand Rapids 
    616-685-5000
    Mercy Health Campuses Directory, Muskegon 
    231-672-2000

  • Founded in 1963, the Michigan Catholic Conference serves as the official voice of the Catholic Church in Michigan on matters of public policy. In addition, the Michigan Catholic Conference develops, coordinates, and manages programs that provide retirement benefits, health, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage for lay employees and clergy, as well as property and casualty coverage for the Church throughout Michigan.
    517-372-9310

     

  • National Association of Pastoral Musicians - Grand Rapids Chapter

  • National Evangelization Team

  • Natural Family Planning Coalition (NFP) - Grand Rapids

  • Supporting music ministers as they utilize their art to enhance worship and prayer
    Chapter Director: Mary Cusack

     

  • Every August through NET Ministries, 175Catholic young adultstravel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families, challenging young Catholics and others to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.

  • A network of natural family planning instructors, physicians, promotersand speakers providing NFP resources in Grand Rapids.

  • North American Conference for Separated and Divorced Catholics
  • Retrouvaille

  • Saint Benedict Institute

  • Sanctuary at Saint Mary's

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul

  • St. Ann's Home

  • A faith-based community owned and operated by Trinity Health Senior Communities that offers several living options and services, including: nursing care, memory care and rehabilitation services.
    616-685-7000

  • Providing assistance of clothing, furniture and household needs to those released from prison, refugees, burn victims and more through their thrift stores.
    616-452-1408

  • St. Ann's Home offers assisted living, rehabilitation, nursing care, Alzheimer’s treatment and hospice. Open to people of all faiths, its mission is to provide a loving and spiritual community for older adults.
    616-453-7715

  • The Baby Pantry of Lowell (formerly St. Mary’s Pregnancy Crisis Center)

  • Serra Club

  • Steepletown Ministries

  • A group of dedicated people who create a community of love and compassion for pregnant women.
    616-897-9393

  • Fostering, promoting and developing an appreciation for vocations to the ministerial priesthood and religious life; and fostering a better understanding of the roles of laity, priests, and religious.

    Greater Grand Rapids: Weldon Schwartz, president. Visit the Grand Rapids Serra Club Blog for more information.
    Greater Muskegon: Bob Nolan, president. Visit the Muskegon Serra Club Facebook page for more information.

  • A faith-based organization whose mission is to promote "neighbor helping neighbor live with dignity and hope." Located on the west side of Grand Rapids, Steepletown Ministries offers a variety of support services and educational programs.
    616-451-4215

  • Teens Encounter Christ – TEC Next Generation

  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

  • Veritas Grand Rapids

  • Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a recognized movement of the Roman Catholic Church, offering to youth and young adults an experience of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus.

    Contact:Mark Mann616-475-1243

  • The USCCB is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States.

  • The mission of Veritas is to strengthen the spiritual foundation of Catholic young adults in Christ while building a faith community of support. Veritas weekend retreats are opportunities for young adult men and women to discover and express their Catholic faith.

    616-648-3535

  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter

  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers weekends for married couples to renew and enrich their marriage and faith.

    Contacts: Andrew and Alaina, 734-531-9191

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