9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

(616) 878-1619

Email: parishoffice@stsebastianmi.org

Ministries

Liturgical Ministry

For more information, please contact Mona Andre at 616-878-1619 ext. 116 or  mona@stsebastianmi.org.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

All are welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm in the Parish Hall, Classroom B.

Come and knit or crochet prayer shawls that we give to families after they have lost a loved one.  We also make burden bears for Trillium Woods and are looking for help in sewing the bears, stuffing the bears and getting them ready for the patients of Trillium Woods.  As we craft prayer shawls and burden bears we pray.  We take time to socialize, too.

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Help Needed!  Do you sew?  We are looking for people to help make the “skins” for our Burden Bear Ministry.

We make these bears for Trillium Woods Hospice Care.  They need at least 30 of our bears per month for the patients in their care.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Mona Andre at mona@stsebastianmi.org or 616-878-1619.  Thank you for considering helping out with this ministry!

Care for the Sick Ministry

Ministry to the Sick

We are looking for Good Samaritans who would be willing to minister to the sick of our Parish when there is a need.  This could be supplying a few meals, or organizing a group to offer meals, or other needs they may have, especially when they have no family in the area.  It can also be just visiting with them and taking them the prayer shawl that our parishioners have lovingly made for them.  Many hands make light work!

If you are interested in helping out with this ministry, please contact   Mona at 616-878-1619 ext 116 or mona@stsebastianmi.org.

Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity.

Centering Prayer Group

Meetings are on Monday evenings in the Historic Church at 7:00 pm.

Contemplation is a traditional form of Christian prayer rooted in Scripture. Centering Prayer is a modern expression of this sacred practice. Do you hunger for a deeper life of prayer – a support system to help you sustain that prayerful, spiritual growth?

We invite you to join us to learn more about Centering Prayer and to pray it with us each week!


Prayer Line

Bev Baird
616-878-9750

Knights of Columbus

Officer Meetings take place on the second Monday of the month in the K of C Meeting Room at 7:00 pm.

Monthly Meetings take place on the second Thursday of the month in the Youth Center at 7:00 pm.

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St.Sebastian K of C Website: http://kofc14642.org/

Morning Men's Group

Men’s Morning Prayer Group

Tuesday Mornings at 6am to 7am in the Parish Hall

Men of St. Sebastian Church, you are invited to our Tuesday morning Men’s Group in the Parish Hall for fellowship and nourishment.  This fall  they will begin with “The Search,” led by Chris Stefanick, who will be exploring the deepest questions of the human heart—Why am I here?  What is life about?  What happens when we die?  Why a Church?

5:45am—Doors open for coffee & fellowship

6:00am– to 7:00am—Video presentation and small groups

 One the fence?  Come once and see if this is for you.  Questions?  Contact Paul at 616-301-4301.  We hope you will join other men of our Parish.

Mother's Ministry Group

Mother’s Ministry is a group where moms can meet with each other in community, prayer and support.

Young Child Play Group

We welcome all those with small children at home (or those with older kids that would just enjoy the fellowship and support of    others) to join in a playdate hosted in the Parish Hall nursery on the second Friday of every month to allow the children time to play and bond as well as the adults.   No childcare will be provided.  A small activity for the kids will be available.

50+ Fellowship

If your life experience is 50 years or more—single or married—male of female—then this is the place for you!  Our primary mission is social, however, we also provide spiritual service activities to participate in.  We accomplish this through the various events which include but not limited to: the best potlucks, games, praying the rosary, canvas painting, participating in the Stations of the Cross, special speakers, and much more!  For more info, contact Debbie Mayer at 616-878-1619 ext. 102 or debbie@stsebastianmi.org.

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No events scheduled at this time.

Divorce Support Group

We will update this as soon as another Support Session is scheduled.

Nursery

“…Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom

of God belongs to such as these.”  Mark 9:36-37

The nursery is for children through the age of three.

The nursery is open from October-May and is held during the 10:30 Mass.

Purpose of Our Nursery

  • To provide a safe and secure place for parents to leave their children while they attend Mass on Sunday morning.
  • To nurture little ones physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • To help children begin to associate God with loving people and enjoyable activities, in this way preparing the child for future spiritual training.
  • To help children know that they are a special part of our church family.

If this ministry is something you are interested in please contact Debbie at debbie@stsebastianmi.org or 878-1619 X102

We need both adult and teen volunteers (7th grade and above) at this time.

 

Child Care

CHILDCARE MINISTRY

We often need childcare for events like RCIA, Crossroads, First Communion Retreats, Bible Study, Mom’s Group, etc.  Sometimes it is once a month, other times it is for one day a week for 6 weeks, or even just for one evening.

It is a wonderful way to give of your time to allow parents to get a much needed break and to grow in their faith. Please consider helping out in this important ministry.

Please contact Debbie@stsebastianmi.org, if you have any questions or are able to volunteer..  Both adults and teens 7th grade and up are needed.

Garden Committee

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The St. Sebastian Garden Committee is in need of  volunteers to help with the watering and weeding of the various flowers and plants on the Parish Grounds.  It’s a great way to get outside and help your parish community!

If you would like to help, please contact Kathy at:  kde5sser@aol.com