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.
Food and Fellowship
RCIA Reunion Picnic and Potluck, Sunday, August 26, Noon - 2PM, Lost Woods Park, Kohler. Serving brats and hot dogs. We will supply the buns, condiments, drinks, and tableware. Please bring a dish to pass: A-M - side dish or chips; N-Z - dessert. Please RSVP to the CLC, 467-4616 ext. 314 by August 21.
Baked Potato and Salad Bar Potluck, Tuesday, Sept. 18, starts at 11 AM at the Catholic Life Center adjacent to Blessed Trinity Church. We are providing the baked potatoes, tableware, and drinks. Guests are asked to bring their favorite baked potato toppings. RSVP to the CLC 467-4616 ext. 314 by Sept 12 so we have enough baked potatoes on hand.
Pizza Ranch, 944 Center Ave., Oostburg, Tuesday, August 21, 11 AM. Join us for food, fun and socializing. RSVP to the CLC, 467-4616 ext. 314 so we know how many seats to reserve.
Empty to Art! Come and create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece! We have an instructor, the canvas, and all the supplies ready to go. Our class is taking place at St. John Evangelist Parish Hall, Thursday, October 18, 6:30-8:30 PM, $30 per person. Seats are limited, you must register in advance with the Catholic Life Center, 467-4616 ext. 314.
Join us on Thursday, September 13 as we assemble our “Go Bags” for Sheboygan County Child & Family Services. Starts at 8:45 AM in the CLC Assembly Room.
Join our knitting/crocheting group. Bring projects and share ideas. Wednesday, September 12, from 1-2:30 PM in the Meeting Room at the Catholic Life Center.
Afternoon at the Movies
Our feature for the month of September is “Meagan Leavey,” which is based on the true-life story of a young marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavy identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of service, Meagan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy (taken from the back of the DVD). We will be showing this on Wednesday, September 19, from 1-3:30 PM in the Meeting Room at the CLC. No pre-registration required, drop-ins welcome.
First Friday Coffee
Join us for our next First Friday Coffee on Friday, September 7. 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.
Late Summer Treasures Bus Tour to Milwaukee - registration is open. Parishioners and family/friends are invited first, so don't delay! We'll spend the day at several places: The Pabst Mansion, Basilica of St. Josaphat, and a cruise on the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan. Make sure to pick up a trip description/registration form, which can be found near the parish bulletin boards at Blessed Trinity and the kiosk at St. John Evangelist. Registration deadline is August 30 or until the tour is filled. Space is limited. For a registration form click here or call Pat at the CLC at (920) 467-4616 ext. 314.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
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.
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.
Safe Environment Training: 2018-2019
Our Religious Education and Young Ministry programs are looking for a few more volunteers to help with the 2018-2019 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.