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.
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
Our next session takes place on Saturday, September 16, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM in the Catholic Life Center Meeting Rooms next to the Blessed Trinity Church. To sign up for a session, visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Safeguarding Website at https://www.archmil.org/offices/safeguarding.htm. When you register, you will be asked to create a CMG (Catholic Mutual Group) account and a background check will be run.
Can't make the September 16 session? Browse the Archdiocese's website for sessions taking place at other parishes.
Wellness Programs: AARP Smart Driving Course
Would you like to learn about defensive driving techniques and new traffic laws? Are you curious about automobile technology? Would you like some tips for dealing with aggressive drivers and navigating safely in adverse weather? The AARP Smart Driver Course is for you!
The AARP Smart Driver Course will take place on Tuesday, October 24, at the Catholic Life Center next to Blessed Trinity Church (Sheboygan Falls). Registration takes place at 9:45 AM. The class runs from 10 AM to 2:30 PM, with lunch from 11:30 AM to Noon. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members and is payable on the day of class.
For details, see our AARP Smart Driver flyer.
Wellness Programs: Living Well With Chronic Conditions
We host special wellness programs several times each year.
Are you an adult with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis, heart disease, asthma, obesity, emphysema, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, pain, or anxiety? Our next program is for you!
Living Well With Chronic Conditions will take place in the Catholic Life Center Meeting Rooms next to Blessed Trinity from 1:30 to 4 PM on Thursdays from September 21 through October 26. Allison Brunette & Annette Selk, trained program facilitators, will present the following topics: symptom and medication management; dealing with pain, fatigue, stress, anger and depression; improving nutrition and developing an effective exercise program; communicating about health with family, friends and doctors; and setting personal goals and a step-by-step plan to improve your health and your life. The program is free, but there is a registration deadline of September 18. Early registration is encouraged, as seating is limited and a previous class filled up quickly. An optional $20 book will be available for purchase. For more information or to register, call 920-467-4616 Ext. 314.
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.
Day Trips: Memorable Milwaukee
We sponsor special day trips to Wisconsin destinations. Join us for our next trip, which features "Memorable Milwaukee," on Tuesday, October 10. The day includes visits to the Wisconsin Cheese Mart, The Spice House, the Milwaukee Public Market, the original Cheesehead Factory and Foamation Retail Outlet, and Indulgence Chocolates. We'll have lunch at Polonez Polish Restaurant and supper at The 5 Pillars Supper Club in Random Lake. All meals, transportation, tips and gratuities are included in the cost of $108/person. The trip is limited to 25 people. The registration deadline is September 22, but previous trips have filled up quickly, so please register soon! For complete details and a registration form, see this flyer.
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. More information will be published as soon as it is available.
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.
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.