Teams of Our Lady

Teams of Our Lady

Think there isn't anyone pulling for your marriage?  Think again!

Marriage is a challenge.  Whether a couple is newlywed, raising a family, or "empty nesting", the call to grow together in love is ever present.  Often couples find they are living in a social climate where forces and stresses are at work that can undermine both their marriage and their faith.

What is a Team of Our Lady?

A movement of "married spirituality" which brings together couples united by the Sacrament of marriage and who wish, together, to deepen the graces of their Sacrament of marriage. 

It is a way for married couples to grow in love a little more each day; to be aided by the mutual help and support of other couples that gather monthly to share a meal, pray and participate in a book study; and to thus better follow the One who assured us that "I am the way, the truth and the life" John 14:6


All over the world, couples have found a way to meet their desire for growth in love and faith through the Teams of Our Lady (TOOL) movement.  A team is a group of four to seven couples who have freely decided to join together to find support in their efforts to lead Gospel lives.  We are open to new couples who will join an existing team and to those who want to start a new team. 

The team meets once a month in each other's homes for a simple meal and in a spirit of friendship share their experiences of the previous month.  After dinner, the mood shifts to the more obviously spiritual as the team reflects on scripture and prays.  Finally, they discuss study material on married life and faith.  The team meeting is truly a unique gathering - lively and enjoyable, yet structured and meaningful. 


How does a team get started?  Local TOOL couples conduct information meetings to provide information, answer questions, and place interested couples in a team.

For more information, please contact:

St. Mary Cathedral local contact
Mindy LaPointe 989.619.1014 or Fr. Nick Cooper in the parish office.