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 Campfire
  • Catholic Connect


  • The NCCGSCF's mission is to serve Catholic youth and adults in National youth serving organizations and parish youth settings by promoting spiritual growth through quality faith-based programs.
    Local contact: 616-475-1243

     

  • Local group for men and women in their 20s and 30s, featuring Bible study, prayer and fellowship
    Local contact: 630-297-2380

  • Catholic Information Center - Grand Rapids

  • Catholic Lawyers Association of Michigan

  • Couple to Couple League (Natural Family Planning)

  • 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

  • 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

  • Courage/EnCourage

  • Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW)

  • Dominican Center at Marywood

  • Through the Courage apostolate,people 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 and work together to understand the experiences of their loved ones, and to respond to them with compassion.

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

  • The mission of the Grand Rapids Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) is to promote the dignity and vocation of women and to lead women in the development of their faith life through leadership, spirituality, and service using Gospel values.

    President: Barb Vezino, grdccw@dioceseofgrandrapids.org

  • A spirituality and conference center, the Dominican Center's mission is to foster transformation and growth of persons, communities, and organizations through prayer, learning, and collaboration in an inclusive, hospitable environment. Dominican Center at Marywood is a ministry of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids.
    616-514-3325

  • DYMO Ministries, Inc.

  • Franciscan Life Process Center

  • God's Embrace Ministries

  • DYMO Ministries, Inc. facilitates the annual DYMO Camp, a Catholic summer camp experience for high school youth.

    DYMO Camp Registrar: 616-319-1108, or campregistrar@dymo.org or campdirectors@dymo.org.

  • 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

  • Offering Catholic spiritual formation programs steeped in the traditions of the Church as well as Ignatian spirituality. God's Embrace also conductsparish missions, retreats,and training in spiritual directionto lead small groups or individuals.  

    Team Leader for Michigan: Steve Fase,
    616-291-7642, steve.fase@godsembrace.org

  • Grand Rapids Catholic Committee on Scouting

  • HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid

  • Holy Family Radio

  • 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 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, to build stronger families and to foster greater unity within our communities.1140 AM in Grand Rapids, 91.5 in Kalamazoo
    844-337-2346

  • Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization (LANE)

  • 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, 616-399-1062, clakatos@oll.org 

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  • Legatus

  • Mercy Health

  • Michigan Catholic Conference

  • Ambassadors for Christ in the Marketplace
    Chapter Coordinator: Karen Weber, 616-291-6428, grandrapids@legatus.org

  • Mercy Health is a regional health care systemserving West Michigan and the Lakeshore withfive hospital campuses,Mercy Health Physician Partners, our multi-specialty physician network, and hospice, home health and long-term care service offerings. As a Member of Trinity Health – the nation's second-largest Catholic Health System – Mercy Health is committed to being a trusted health partner for life, transforming the communities we serve, by providing high-quality care that is the most accessible, compassionate and personalized in West Michigan.

    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; Toll Free: 800-395-5565

  • Michigan Church Supply

  • National Association of Pastoral Musicians – Grand Rapids Chapter
  • National Evangelization Team

  • Natural Family Planning Coalition (NFP) - Grand Rapids

  • The Grand Rapids NFP Coalition is a network of NFP instructors, physicians, promoters,and speakers who firmly believe NFP is the healthiest choice for everyone's bodies and relationships.

     

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  • 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 offering 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 provides assisted living, nursing care, and Alzheimer’s treatment that serves members of the West Michigan community.
    616-453-7715

  • 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.
    616-451-4215

  • Teens Encounter Christ – TEC Next Generation

  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

  • Veritas

  • Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a recognized movement of the Catholic Church, offering to youth and young adults an experience of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus.TEC enjoys a liaiason relationship with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

    Contact: Mark Mann616-475-1243

  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (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.

  • 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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