Catholic Life Center

Meet The Staff

It takes great people, like you, to make Catholic Life flourish. Together, we'll grow with God. Questions? Contact us - We'd love to hear from you.


John O'Dell                                    
CLC Co-Director                              
920-467-4616 Ext 315                   
Click here to email                          



Mary Waitkus                                    
CLC Co-Director                              
920-467-4616 Ext 314                   
Click here to email      




Current CLC Calendars/Descriptions

November 2024 Bus Trip to the Fireside Dinner Theater

CLC Events and Activities July/August 2024

July August 2024 CLC Calendar



The Catholic Life Center exists "to engage and unite our intergenerational faith community in learning and fellowship.” 

Programs include adult faith formation, family life and activities, and senior activities.

Read our Catholic Life Center Update for the latest schedule of events, and browse the list below to see details about our special events and our recurring programs.



Walk the Walk

Walk the Walk is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 am until 8:30 am in the Blessed Trinity Gym on the third floor of the old school. Please note, we do not have an elevator. Bring your walking shoes and a bottle of water. For more information, please contact (920) 467-4616 - John (ext. 315) or Mary (ext. 314).We walk September through May. 



Adult Faith Formation

Various programs presented. Check the link above for our programs.


Health and Wellness Programs

Various programs are held on Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 am in the Catholic Life Center, Blessed Trinity. Please check the calendar. Please see link above.



The spring potluck at St. John Evangelist on Tuesday, April 9th in the Gathering Space was lots of fun! We plan to have a summer one with outdoor games in July.


Dining Out

Not currently scheduled. See the link for CLC Monthly activities for an occasional brunch for the Senior Singles 55+ group.


Coffee Social

Conversations Over Coffee on Tuesday, March 5th from 10:00-11:00 am in the Gathering Space at St. John Evangelist was a success. Fr. Schmeckel explained the parts of Mass and answered questions.


Yarn Club

Currently on hold. Let us know if you are interested. Call Mary at 920-467-4616, ext. 314.


Afternoon at the Movies

Wednesday, June 12 - "Dreamer" - 1:30 - 3:30 pm in the Parish Meeting Room at Blessed Trinity in the school. Come see this movie based on a true story and have some popcorn!


First Friday and Second Thursday Coffee

First Friday coffee after the 7 am Mass at St. John Evangelist in the Gathering Space and Second Thursday Coffee after the 9 am Mass at Blessed Trinity in the CLC, September through May. There are occasional cancellations.


Day Trips

A trip to Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI on a coach bus is set for Friday, June 14. Sign up now! See registration form above.


Service Year Round

Join us for 1-2 service projects a month including cardmaking. See monthly calendar for the next one.





Cardmaking Workshop

Watch for our monthly service projects for occasional Cardmaking Workshops. Scrapbooking skills are not needed. All are welcome!


The Chosen

This is the series so many are talking about. The Chosen brings the Bible to life.

Not currently scheduled, but available online.





Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA instruction takes place each year, in small group or individual sessions, with initiation into the Catholic Faith taking place during the Easter Vigil Mass.

Who is RCIA for?

  • The unbaptized: The primary focus of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is on those who are not already Christian and have not been catechized.
  • Baptized but uncatechized: Those who have been baptized either as Catholics or as members of another Christian community, such as Baptist, Methodist, or Lutheran. These individuals may not have received complete religious formation or instruction, and they may or may not have celebrated Confirmation or Eucharist.
  • Those seeking full Catholic Communion: These are baptized, practicing Christians from other denominations, who seek entry into the Catholic Church.

For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

RCIA includes the celebration of the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist as well as all the rites of the catechumenate. The initiation of adults is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful. Together with the catechumens, the faithful reflect upon the value of the paschal mystery, renew their own conversion, and by their example lead the catechumens to obey the Holy Spirit more generously.


Safe Environment Training


Sessions are offered several times a year at Blessed Trinity and St. John Evangelist. Dates are announced as soon as they are available.

If you need to attend training before our next parish sessions are scheduled, please visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Safeguarding Website Click here to go to website. You will be able to browse for sessions offered at other parishes. When you find a session that works in your schedule, register on the Archdiocese's site. When you register, you will be asked to create a CMG (Catholic Mutual Group) account and a background check will be run.