Tony Allen
Director of Faith Formation
(616) 842-0001 ext. 121
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We are entering a period of new vitality for the Church, a period in which adult Catholic laity will play a pivotal leadership role in fulfilling the Christian mission of evangelizing and transforming society. For adults to fulfill their roles in this new era of the Church, their faith formation must be lifelong, just as they must continue to keep up in the changing world.
“Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us” statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops


Women’s Bible Study

Men’s Breakfast

Parent Baptism Classes

Upcoming classes are Sept. 14, Oct. 12, & Nov. 9. Baptism class is required of new parents and parents who have not baptized a child in the last three years. The class is held monthly on the Tuesday before the baptism at 6:00 PM in Room 226, the upstairs conference room by the Parish Office.

Thank You to Sarah Hart & Parishioners: Sept. 18-19

Thursday Evening Bible Study

Thursday Evening Bible Study is exploring the Bible Timeline with Jeff Cavins. This in-depth study walks us through salvation history and the breadth and scope of Holy Scripture. If understanding the complexities of the bible and learning the crucial role scripture plays in our faith life is something that you would like to explore, come and join us on Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM in Room 142. The text for this 24-week program is $35. Call Tony Allen at 616-842-0001 for more information.

Men’s Bible Study

Join us for Men’s Fellowship every Wednesday morning, 6:30-7:30 AM, in Room 142. Join us for lively discussions focusing on faith topics and scripture study as we strive to come together in fellowship and build up the Body of Christ.

Senior Bible Study

We are beginning a new eight-week study titled “Theotokos, Mary Mother of God.” On Tuesday, October 5, at 10:00 AM in Room 142. This study will examine why Mary is so important to Catholics and why have so many people been devoted to her over the centuries.

Advent by Candlelight

Our Sacred Journey


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Are you searching for a place to call home? Is God calling you to a deeper relationship? Are you interested in exploring the possibility of becoming Catholic? It is never too late. If you are an adult over the age of 18 and desire to receive the sacraments of the church and become fully initiated into the Catholic faith, we can help answer all your questions. Contact Tony Allen for more information. Start your journey home today!

Summer Bible Study

Do you work during the week days? Is it dark too early or too cold outside during the winter months? Would you like a convenient time and place to grow in your faith while meeting interesting and faith-filled members of our faith community? Summer Bible Study is designed for you! Interesting and spirit-filled scripture studies are offered for your edification on evenings throughout the summer months of June, July, and August. Contact Tony Allen or Mellan Hansen for registration information.

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study is open to all women in the parish both young and old. From September through May, various study programs in scripture are explored, and discussed in prayer and meaningful dialogue. Contact Tony Allen or Mellan Hansen for registration information.

Women’s Breakfast

Women are invited to attend these wonderful breakfasts hosted by dedicated parishioners who desire opportunities for learning and fellowship. Typically, the breakfasts are hosted quarterly and consist of a guest speaker on a faith related topic, great food and interesting conversation.

Advent by Candlelight

This is one of the signature social and faith sharing events of the year. This dinner and presentation takes place during the advent season and is attended by hundreds of our lady parishioners. Tables are made available for reservation, where the settings and food are provided by the attendees. A guest speaker is invited to offer a faith filled and inspiring talk during dinner.

Men’s Bible Study

Men of all ages and walks of life are welcome to attend this life affirming, spirit-filled, in depth scripture and faith sharing group. Most topics of study last between 4 to 10 weeks. Scripture studies are the predominate format but other faith related topics are interspersed throughout the year. If you are seeking a group of Catholic men who are serious about their faith and enjoy fellowship and camaraderie, come join our group! Along with being able to meet in person, a zoom option for those who would like to attend is also offered. It is not unusual for participants to zoom in even when they are traveling or on vacation!

Men’s Breakfast

Along with a delicious, filling breakfast, attendees can always expect great fellowship and a guest speaker to give a compelling talk on faith issues that have a direct impact on the faith and spirituality of the men in the parish. All men are welcome! Bring your sons, invite grandpa, tell your neighbor about it! Our men’s breakfast group meets monthly, October through April on the first Saturday of the month.

Man Cave

As the name suggests, this group of men meets the third Monday of the month from September – April. Different faith topics are explored and time is set aside for prayer and fellowship. Contact Tony Allen at for more information.

Wild Game Dinner

The can’t miss men’s event of the year! Join over 350 faith filled sportsman for the spectacle that is St. Patrick-St. Anthony’s Wild Game Dinner. A dynamic speaker headlines the best wild game meal this side of the Mississippi river. Parishioners are able to reserve a table but any man interested can come. Hunting and outdoor sporting equipment valued in the thousands of dollars is raffled off throughout the evening. Exhibits, raffles, cash bar, and much more rounds out the event. This event is usually held in January every year.


Mellan Hansen
Administrative Assistant
Faith Formation
(616) 842-0001 ext 120
Email Mellan

Contact Mellan to register or for more information:

Women’s Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study
Women’s Breakfast
Men’s Breakfast
Man Cave
Advent by Candlelight (Sign-up available mid-October)
Wild Game Dinner
Summer Bible Study