Knights of Columbus
Council 587 of the Knights of Columbus serves at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and is a fraternal organization of practicing Catholic men who are committed to strengthening our faith while building up the parish.
Council 587 meets on the First Tuesday evening of every month, usually in the parish office building.
6:00 p.m. – Officers Meeting
6:30 p.m. – General Membership Meeting, which concludes with our praying the Rosary.
If you have any questions or are a practicing Catholic man who would like to join the Knights, please contact Rob Shereda or Paul Schulz – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (734-646-0430); fill out an application at kofc.org.
In recent years, our Council’s charitable efforts have focused on cooking and serving breakfast after Sunday Masses, visiting with and entertaining Veterans of America’s armed forces, and raising funds to support intellectually disabled persons at St. Louis Center in Chelsea by way of the annual Palm Sunday weekend MI DRIVE (featuring tootsie rolls).
Please see our Facebook page for images of our newsletters and other information about our activities.
The St. Thomas MOMs group exists to develop relationships within our Church family that will help provide support and encouragement to all mothers as we strive to imitate Mary, Our Model (MOM) by giving our daily ‘Yes!’ to God in our vocation. We meet for various events throughout the year and hope you will join us as often or as little as your unique family schedule allows!
Christian Family Movement
The Christian Family Movement provides friendship and support for families of all ages and stages. The goal is to live out the Catholic faith together. It consists of practicing a time-tested methodology of “observe, judge, act”. Note: CFM is open to anyone who belongs or ever has belonged to a family, not just for married couples with kids.
Contact Sarah: 734.358.3776; firstname.lastname@example.org; visit cfm.org
Newlyweds / Engaged Group
The Newlyweds/Engaged Group meets monthly for discussion and fellowship with an emphasis on getting our marriages off to a great start. To be added to the email list, please email Gina and Rob Shereda.
Women’s Discernment House
Saint Catherine House (SCH) is a house of discernment for young Catholic women (college and graduate students and young professionals) who are seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord as they determine their vocation in life. Life in the house is centered around the Eucharist, which is kept reserved in a chapel in the basement. Residents receive monthly spiritual direction and are expected to receive Confession monthly and attend daily Mass (across the street at St. Thomas the Apostle or at another church) as their schedule permits.
Saint Catherine House invites young Catholic women in the area, particularly those who might be interested in living in the house, to attend the monthly House Mass and Dinners. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month during the academic year, these evenings begin with Mass in the SCH chapel followed by a (free) dinner and then a talk, often by a religious.
Former residents have joined religious orders such as the Community of St. John, the Sisters of Life, the Carmelites of Iron Mountain, the Nashville Dominicans of St. Cecilia and the Servants of God’s Love, or found their vocations as married women. All have left the house enriched by living with the True Presence of Our Lord.
If you would like more information about Saint Catherine House, or are interested in becoming a resident, please contact Sister Mary Ann Foggin.
Young Adult – Generation Christ
Generation Christ fosters a close relationship to Jesus through adoration, rosary prayer, volunteer service opportunities, social activities such as outings, dances, sports; current ongoing activities include weekly Holy Hour on Sundays 7-8P and weekly virtual Rosary on Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Contact Chalan or Sadeepa: 734.546.9074; email@example.com
Altar Rosary Society
This group focuses on fellowship, rosary, and planning service projects to raise money for church needs related to liturgical celebrations.
Contact Jane – 734.260.3545; firstname.lastname@example.org