“Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity.  Serve the Lord with Laughter.”

– Padre Pio

Armada Blanca

Armada Blanca is an ecclesiastical movement whose main objective is the spiritual care of children through the Consecration to God the Father in Mary, forming nests of prayer and preparing them for First Communion at the first use of reason.  Armada Blanca also acts in defense of life, as well as in making known the Merciful Face of God the Father and missionary evangelization.

Meetings 7:00 in the Church on Fridays

The Holy Family Prayer Group

This is a wonderful, traditional prayer ministry whereby any parishioner is invited to attend the Holy Family Prayer Group to pray the Rosary. The Holy Family Prayer Group group has a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. They also pray for the needs of the parish and other prayer requests. This special ministry is a truly spiritual and uplifting example of the power of people together in prayer.

If you’d like more information about this group at Shrine, please email getinvolved@shrinechurch.com

A volunteer will respond to your email within 24 hours on weekdays or on Mondays if you make your inquiry during a Weekend.

Legion of Mary

First organized in Dublin, Ireland in 1921, we are a world-wide organization of Catholics who sanctify themselves through prayer and apostolic work in union with our Lady under the guidance of a priest.  Meet every Tuesday from 7:15 – 8:45 pm in the Conference Center – Room B.  For more information, visit www.legionofmarymichigan.org or contact Teresa Rostron at 248.933.8054.

Love of God Prayer Group

The Love of God Prayer group is a Catholic Charismatic group of people who meet to pray together every Tuesday evening at 8pm in the St. Therese Chapel. This uplifting prayer group gathers people together to spend time in praise and worship, share about God’s working in people’s lives and to encourage intimate relationships with Jesus through the work of His Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the prayer meetings.

Winter months only, January March meet every third Tuesday at 8:00 pm in the St. Thérèse Chapel. Pray for one another, praise the Lord in song, and hear inspiring talks based on the Word of God. Join us to share in the gifts of the Holy Spirit! Join us for prayer and praise.

If you’d like more information about this group at Shrine, please email getinvolved@shrinechurch.com

A volunteer will respond to your email within 24 hours on weekdays or on Mondays if you make your inquiry during a Weekend.

Men’s Bible Study

Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions

This devotion was prompted by our founding pastor, Fr. Coughlin and has been going on for over fifty years. It is a ministry of prayer and a devotion to our Blessed Mother. The group prays a Divine Mercy Chaplet and then does the Mother of Perpetual help devotions.

Mother of Perpetual Help Rosary Group

Tuesdays 6:40 pm St. Thérèse Chapel

ProLife/40 Days for Life (Shrine)

Rosary for the Unborn ~ Every Sunday at 5 pm in the Adoration Chapel

Serra Club

With Father Junipero Serra, the great missionary, as their patron, Serra USA was formed in 1935.  Serra USA promotes and foster vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life and helps members to recognize and respond in their own lives, to God’s call to holiness in Jesus Christ.

If you’d like more information about this group at Shrine, please email getinvolved@shrinechurch.com

A volunteer will respond to your email within 24 hours on weekdays or on Mondays if you make your inquiry during a Weekend.

St. Paul Street Evangelization

St. Paul Street Evangelization is a grassroots, non-profit Catholic evangelization organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking our Catholic Faith to the streets. We do this in a non-confrontational way, allowing the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those who witness our public Catholic presence. St. Paul Street Evangelization provides an avenue for you to share the Person of Jesus Christ and the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith with a hungry culture.

TOOL (Teams of Our Lady)

Teams of Our Lady is an international lay movement in the Catholic Church, designed to enrich marriage spirituality and make good marriages better. Teams provide a proven method of increasing and improving prayer life, which will help couples grow closer to God and each other.  At the same time, their family will reap the benefits as well.

A team is comprised of five to seven couples whose marriage is recognized in the eyes of the Catholic Church. The team meets one time per month, rotating from one home to another. If a couple’s home cannot accommodate the entire team, the group can meet in a church meeting room or outside, if possible. Some teams might have a spiritual counselor or Priest Spiritual Counselor as part of their team. The Priest Spiritual Counselor comes to the meeting to provide his theological knowledge and expertise. The team shares a simple meal, prayer, sharing on the endeavors and a study topic. The endeavors are the heart of the spirit of Teams. The team becomes a close community that can inspire one another through their living examples of faith, and share with one another their struggles and successes on their way to holiness.  http://www.teamsofourlady.org/

Wednesday Evening Prayer Gathering

This ministry was initiated by Fr. Patrick Gonyeau with a purpose to “lift our hearts and minds to God, to encounter God, to give God thanks for all the blessings we’ve received and to lay before God the burdens, concerns and troubles of our lives and world as well”. The gatherings are an “opportunity to let God speak to us through prayer, music, scripture and reflection” providing a “soft entry” as to where they are in their spiritual journey. Our hope is to engage people once again who may have fallen away from their Catholic Faith or intrigue others who may be interested.

Women’s Evening Study Group (ENDOW)