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.
Inclement Weather Policy
CLC events, CLC committee meetings and all other CLC events will be canceled if a winter storm warning, blizzard warning or a wind chill warning is in effect one hour before the event is to take place. If the school district is closed, there will be no program, event or meeting.
Service Club - New for 2018
Please join us on Thursday, January 18, from 1 to 3 PM as we create small tokens of thoughtfulness to be distributed to our homebound community. Our goal is to make items to be distributed monthly to Blessed Trinity and St. John Evangelist members who are homebound. We will be meeting quarterly to prepare items for the following quarter of the year. In January, we’ll make simple gifts for February, March & April. All are welcome. If you have questions, please call the Catholic Life Center at 920-467-4616 ext. 314.
Wellness Programs: CPR AED Class
We host special wellness programs several times each year. Our next program is a CPR AED Class on Saturday, February 24, from 9 AM to Noon at St. John Evangelist in the School Wing. The class will be offered by Orange Cross and is open to anyone age 10 and above. The maximum number of participants is eight, with a cost of $30.00 per person. Please make checks payable to Blessed Trinity. Call Pat at 467-4616 ext. 314 for more information and to reserve a space.
Food and Fellowship
We offer special potlucks 3-4 times a year. Our next potluck will be a Chili Potluck on Tuesday, January 23, beginning at 11:00 AM in the Catholic Life Center Meeting Room at Blessed Trinity. The Catholic Life Center will provide chili and soup. To register, please call Pat at 920-467-4616 ext. 314.
We sponsor opportunities to enjoy area restaurants several times a year. Our next lunch outing will take place on Tuesday, February 13, at 11:00 AM at the Roadside Inn (N5575 State Rd 57) in Plymouth. If you have questions, please call Pat at 920-467-4616 ext. 314. Additional details will be published as soon as they are available.
Adult Education: Catholicism - Pivotal Players
The Catholic Life Center is offering a series of video presentations with brief discussions centered around individuals who were important to the Catholic church. The videos are by Bishop Robert Barron. Each session lasts about 45 – 60 minutes. The series is free, and no registration is required. Attend one, several, or all the presentations at the days, times, and locations that work best in your schedule. Please check the weekly bulletins for updates.
Blessed Trinity sessions take place in the Catholic Life Center Meeting Room. St. John Evangelist sessions take place in the School Wing.
St. Francis of Assisi, the Reformer, radically and literally lived as Jesus commanded to transform the Church.
The Monday, January 15, session has been cancelled due to weather.
Tuesday's session is still planned as follows: Jan. 16 - Tuesday at 2:00 PM, St. John Evangelist
St. Thomas Aquinas, the Theologian, demonstrated that faith and reason are not at odds, as they come from the same source.
Feb. 19 - Monday at 6:30 PM, Blessed Trinity
Feb. 20 - Tuesday at 2:00 PM, St. John Evangelist
St. Catherine of Sienna, the Mystic, gave testimony to the reality of the spiritual dimension here and beyond.
Mar. 19 - Monday at 6:30 PM, Blessed Trinity
Mar. 20 - Tuesday at 2:00 PM, St. John Evangelist
Blessed John Henry Newman, the Convert, left a prestigious career to seek and preach the apostolic faith.
Apr. 16 - Monday at 6:30 PM, Blessed Trinity
Apr. 17 - Tuesday at 2:00 PM, St. John Evangelist
G.K. Chesterton, the Evangelist, publicly, humbly, and humorously announced the paradoxes and truth of Christianity.
May 21 - Monday at 6:30 PM, Blessed Trinity
May 22 - Tuesday at 2:00 PM, St. John Evangelist
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 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.
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.