Adopt-a-Family

This outreach program pairs a St. Robert’s family with a needy family from Grand Rapids for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.  Parishioners supply the ingredients for a…

Bereavement Ministry

Our goal is to assist families at the time of the death of a family member.  There are different levels of involvement in this most…

Blood Drives

Blood Drives are held at the parish to help fill the need for blood at area hospitals. We hold a blood drive every 8 weeks…

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 290 is open to boys from grade 6 to age 18.  This program teaches leadership skills and promotes duty to God and country.…

Communion to Our Homebound

Our goal is to be sure that our homebound parish members and those that may be temporarily homebound following a hospital stay are brought communion…

Dégagé Ministries

Did you know that St. Robert’s supports a free meal for around 150 people the first Friday of each month downtown at Degage Ministries?  Volunteers…

Detention Center Ministry

For Incarcerated Teens This is a ministry to teens detained in the Kent County correctional facility.  A monthly birthday party with cake, ice-cream, gifts and…

Emergency Meals

During times of particular need we provide assistance to families.  The parish has such services as emergency meals to help families through short-term crises times…

Employment and Resource Network (EaRN)

The St. Robert Roundtable is an affiliate of the Employment and Resource Network and provides a support group and career coaching to unemployed and people…

English as a Second Language (ESL) at Holy Name of Jesus

The Holy Name of Jesus (HNJ) Parish Adult English Language program began in 2004 as an outreach to our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters, assisting in…

Food Drive (Weekly)

One can of tuna and you’ve helped!  Help make a difference for our hungry in Grand Rapids. We support three local food pantries: The Other…

Funeral Luncheons

We seek to comfort families of our parish in their time of need by providing a luncheon for their guests after a funeral.  This is…

Grief Support Groups

Perhaps you have lost a loved one during the last year or so.   Everyone else has gotten back to “normal” but your life has been…

Knights of Columbus

Bishop Kevin Britt Council 8117: With over 70,000 members in Michigan and 1.6 million worldwide the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family…

Knitting for Charity

We are a group who knit and crochet for charity.  You only need to have basic knitting and crocheting skills to participate.  You can knit…

Operation Santa Claus

This is a community program providing food baskets, clothing, and toys to people in the Ada / Cascade area.  Volunteers are needed to call on…

Renucci Hospitality House

The Renucci Hospitality House provides affordable, home-like accommodations for families whose loved ones are hospitalized at Butterworth and Blodgett hospital and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. …

Respect Life

The Respect Life Committee (RLC) is a parish group that seeks to reinforce St. Robert’s commitment to honor the sanctity of life from the moment…

Retirement & Nursing Home Ministry

Our goal is to make sure the spiritual needs of the Catholics in the ten facilities that we provide Catholic Chaplaincy for are met. This…

Senior Citizen Picnic

An annual party for needy senior citizens from local nursing homes and senior centers from the Grand Rapids area and from St. Ann’s Parish in…

Transportation (to Mass) Ministry  

This group provides rides to Weekend Mass for those elderly who are not able to drive themselves. Contact: Sue Perry | 616.940.1868 | Email

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