The Catholic Life Center exists "to engage and unite our intergenerational faith community in learning and fellowship.”
Programs include adult faith formation, family life and activities, and senior activities.
Read our Catholic Life Center Update for the latest schedule of events, and browse the list below to see details about our special events and our recurring programs.
Adult Education: Catholicism - Pivotal Players
The Catholic Life Center is offering a series of video presentations with brief discussions centered around a handful of individuals who were important to the Catholic church. Each session will last about 45 – 60 minutes. The videos are by Bishop Robert Barron, and the first topic focuses on how Michelangelo influenced Catholicism. The series is free, and no registration is required.
Michelangelo, Part I, will be offered as follows:
- Monday, October 16, at 6:30 PM in the Catholic Life Center Meeting Room next to Blessed Trinity Church
- Tuesday, October 17, at 2 PM in Room 8 of the St. John Evangelist School Wing
Attend the day/time that works best for you.
Michelangelo, Part II, will be offered as follows:
- Monday, November 6, at 6:30 PM in the Catholic Life Center Meeting Room next to Blessed Trinity Church
- Tuesday, November 7, at 2 PM in Room 8 of the St. John Evangelist School Wing
Attend the day/time that works best for you.
OASIS began as a service group for "Older Adults Sharing in Service." Since then, we have added social fun to our activities. We enjoy each other's company, watch documentaries together, and take on the occasional community service project. We meet on the second Thursday of each month after Blessed Trinity's 8:00 AM Mass. We generally begin at 8:45 AM, and we meet in the Catholic Life Center Meeting Room next to Blessed Trinity.
Do you like parties? We offer special potlucks 3-4 times a year.
Our next potluck will take place on Tuesday, November 14. Join us for this Holiday Potluck at 11:00 AM in the Catholic Life Center Meeting Rooms at Blessed Trinity. We will supply turkey and ham slices. You assist with the trimmings! RSVP to Pat at 920-467-4616 ext. 314.
Do you like eating out? We sponsor opportunities to enjoy area restaurants several times a year.
Our next Lunch Outing will take place on Thursday, December 7, at the OP2 (The Other Place 2) in Sheboygan Falls at 11 AM, with a special lunch menu selection. Please call Pat at 467-4616 ext 314 to register. Everyone pays for their own meal.
Do you know how to knit or crochet, or are you looking for tips? Help with a group project or just bring items of your own to show and discuss. We meet from 1:00 to 2:30 PM on the second Wednesday of each month in the Catholic Life Center Meeting Room at Blessed Trinity.
Afternoon at the Movies
Do you love movies? Join us at 1:00 PM every third Wednesday of the month to watch popular feature-length films.
First Friday Coffee
This is a wonderful opportunity to combine worship and fellowship. First Friday Coffee takes place on the first Friday of each month immediately after the 7:00 AM Mass at St. John Evangelist. Join us in the Narthex for coffee and light refreshments.
We sponsor special day trips to Wisconsin destinations. Our last trip took place on Tuesday, October 10, and featured "Memorable Milwaukee." The day included visits to the Wisconsin Cheese Mart, The Spice House, the Milwaukee Public Market, the original Cheesehead Factory and Foamation Retail Outlet, and Indulgence Chocolates along with lunch at Polonez Polish Restaurant and supper at The 5 Pillars Supper Club in Random Lake. Information about our next day trip will be published as soon as it is available.
We host special wellness programs several times each year. Our most recent program, Living Well With Chronic Conditions, took place on Thursdays from September 21 through October 26. Information about our next program will be published as soon as it is available.
Family Friendly Events and Activities
Along with the Religious Education and Youth Ministry programs, we sponsor family-friendly events and activities. Information about these events will be published as it becomes available.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
RCIA includes the celebration of the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist as well as all the rites of the catechumenate. The initiation of adults is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful. Together with the catechumens, the faithful reflect upon the value of the paschal mystery, renew their own conversion, and by their example lead the catechumens to obey the Holy Spirit more generously.
RCIA instruction takes place each year, in small group or individual sessions, with initiation into the Catholic Faith taking place during the Easter Vigil Mass.
Who is RCIA for?
- The unbaptized: The primary focus of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is on those who are not already Christian and have not been catechized.
- Baptized but uncatechized: Those who have been baptized either as Catholics or as members of another Christian community, such as Baptist, Methodist, or Lutheran. These individuals may not have received complete religious formation or instruction, and they may or may not have celebrated Confirmation or Eucharist.
- Those seeking full Catholic Communion: These are baptized, practicing Christians from other denominations, who seek entry into the Catholic Church.
For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Safe Environment Training: 2017-2018
Our Religious Education and Young Ministry programs are looking for a few more volunteers to help with the 2017-2018 Religious Education classes. Are you available to help? If so, please remember all volunteers who work with children must complete a Safe Environment Education Session, a program developed by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. It's also a great program for parents and grandparents who want to know more about how to keep their children safe from potentially abusive situations.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR TRAINING
Sessions are offered several times a year at Blessed Trinity and St. John Evangelist. Dates are announced as soon as they are available.
If you need to attend training before our next parish sessions are scheduled, please visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Safeguarding Website at https://www.archmil.org/offices/safeguarding.htm. You will be able to browse for sessions offered at other parishes. When you find a session that works in your schedule, register on the Archdiocese's site. When you register, you will be asked to create a CMG (Catholic Mutual Group) account and a background check will be run.