Campus Ministry at Aquinas College

Youth Ministry

AQ L.I.G.H.T. High School & Middle School Retreat Team

About AQ L.I.G.H.T.

AQ L.I.G.H.T. stands for Living in God's Hands Together

This group of students committed to the inspiring of faith in the youth of the community. The group plans and facilitates retreats for middle school and high school youth from area schools and parishes.

They meet Sunday evenings after the 8 p.m. mass to plan for retreats and grow in fellowship as a group.

Join the group to start the year with our team retreat in early September! Contact Zach Gonring at zbg001@aquinas.edu or Julia Uturo at jmu001@aquinas.edu for more info.

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students by a tree
students sitting on a rock

Religious Education and Youth Ministry Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are available to help with religious education at different parishes in Grand Rapids. Help the next generation of Catholics grow in their faith and love of God by working with these parishes!

St. Thomas the Apostle
Religious Education classes take place on Monday evenings in the Parish school. Please call Patty Reynolds at (616) 459-4662 to become involved or for more information.

St. Alphonsus
Volunteers are always welcome to help with Pre-K through High School religious education. For more info, contact Matthew Handley at mjh009@aquinas.edu.

Cathedral of St. Andrew
The mother church for the Diocese of Grand Rapids welcomes volunteer catechists and youth ministers to work with students from middle to high school. Youth Ministry meetings are Wednesdays from 6pm-8:30pm. Youth service opportunities occur twice monthly on Saturday mornings. For more information, contact the Director of Religious Education, Sean Donovan at sdonovan@cathedralofsaintandrew.org.