February 16, 2020

Ash Wednesday Schedule: 6:30 am, 9:00 am, Noon, 7:00 pm

Mothers’ Group

The purpose of St. James Mothers’ Group is to provide mothers with fellowship, support and opportunities to grow their Christian faith in order to nurture their children with confidence and Christian values. Through activities such as service projects, parties, speakers and discussion – moms are given the opportunity to connect with other moms in support and friendship.

Our spirited group meets from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, in St. James’ Parish Hall A, from September to May. We also plan a Mom’s Night Out on the 4th week of every month. These social gatherings are typically (but not limited to) dinner and activities out on the town, while the kids stay home with a caregiver.

In conjunction with St. James Mothers’ Group, the Joy Club is offered for children ages 1 to 5 years old. The goal of the Joy Club is to provide a fun faith-filled experience using songs, stories, crafts and games. Infants and children who prefer to be with mom, are also very welcome during meetings.

For more information on the Mothers Group or to join our email list contact
Amy Taylor at (248) 587-7710 or amyk.taylor72@gmail.com

Here is what the Moms have been saying about the Group:

When asked, “what is it that keeps you coming back?” moms have said, “The conversation and the shared spirituality.” “The people, the commonality of being Mothers and being Catholic.” ”The wonderful women and friendship and the chance to learn more about our faith together as women and mothers.”

When asked, “are the meetings and other gathering satisfying you spiritually?” moms have said, “Totally! I love the opening prayers, the addition of the blessings, and special intentions. Also, the Rosary meeting was a highlight for me. Being a new Catholic, I never would have been exposed to this without our group.”

When asked, “are you pleased with the childcare provided?” moms have said, “Yes! She did a great job of engaging the kids.” “I felt very comfortable leaving my 2 year old son with the childcare providers while I enjoyed an hour of adult conversation and support. I also loved the neat crafts that the kids proudly showed off at the end of the meeting.”

When asked, “if you were to write our mission statement, what key words would you use?” moms have said, “support, friendship, nurturing spirituality, faith, catholic commitment, journeying together, camaraderie.”