Christian Mothers / Tekakwithans


The Christian Mothers/Tekakwithans provide fellowship for women of the parish by spearheading events that promote service and support within the parish and community. The SIJ group shares in the Mission of the Council of Catholic Women in the Archdiocese, which is to bring women together to share their faith, grow spiritually, and unite in performing works of charity. 

President - Bonnie Garofalo
Vice President - Tammy Kozicki
Recording Secretary - Christie Lietzow
Treasurer - Michelle Weitzel
Corresponding Sec - Tracy Purifoy


Society of St. Vincent DePaul

Founded in 1833, St. Vincent de Paul is an international, Catholic, lay organization that helps those in need. We are not a social service agency, we are a person to person Catholic Ministry that sees the face of Christ in the face of those who are suffering. Working with our partners, donors and volunteers, St Vincent de Paul helps over 300,000 people each year by providing food, shelter, utility assistance and more to those in need. Our dental clinic, summer camp, thrift stores and donation centers and nutrition center support our long term strategic efforts to eliminate poverty and suffering in our community.  No act of charity is unknown to St Vincent de Paul.

If you or someone you know needs help or would like to join our mission, please call the Parish Office or (877) 788-4623.

The Men's Club 

The Men’s Club is a mission-driven social order for all men of St. Isaac Jogues that gathers minds to discuss social issues of the Catholic faith and our Parish community. 

Membership is available to men who:

• Have high moral character
• Are an active SIJ parishioner
• Are the Parent/Guardian of a SIJ School or Faith Formation child
• Are 21 years of age or older

President - Shaun Rihacek - 586-943-5614
Vice president - Brian Korte 586-612-5858
Treasurer - Dan Mahalak - 586-899-8029
Controller - Scott Ross - 586-709-7758
Secretary - Steve Raggio 586-615-2393

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

CYO Athletics is a parish-based program that is dedicated to the development of youth as a student athlete by encouraging them to express Catholic values, sportsmanship and fair play that leads to a positive athletic experience. For information about CYO at SIJ, contact our director, Jose Jimenez, at

Christian Service Commission

The Christian Service Commission offers a variety of celebration, outreach & support ministries including Senior Ministry, Ministry for the Home Bound, bereavement and activities to support Right to Life, St. Vincent de Paul. 

Joan Richards, Chairperson • 586-222-6958 •
Kathi Williams • 586-863-6674 •

Community Advocacy Council

As its primary mission, the Community Advocacy Council (CAC) of St. Isaac Jogues works to build and strengthen the members of our community as disciples. Through collaboration with other committees of the school and parish, the CAC unites all parts of our community around a single purpose: showing Christ to all who encounter SIJ. The CAC strives especially to foster open communication and collaboration within the school family to ensure the health, vibrancy, and Catholic character of the school.

To foster this discipleship at SIJ, the CAC is concentrating our efforts in several areas: bolstering the parent-volunteer base at the school, serving as a liaison between parents and administration regarding matters of school policy, advocating for more efficient communication from the school and parish out to parents and the larger community, and tapping into and strengthening the relationship between the parish and the school through special Masses and other activities.

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please feel free to contact one of the board members at

Kristen Rihacek, President
Lisa Schulte, Vice President
Jen Washburn, Secretary

Parents Club

The Parent’s Club is a Christ centered organization that provides volunteer and extraordinary financial support to the St. Isaac Jogues school community through, social, academic, faith, and recruitment activities.  All are welcome to attend meetings the third Wednesday of each month (September – May) at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

President: Claudia Brewer
Vice President: Brooke Fanning
Secretary: Monica Borek
Treaurer: Heather Cortes  

For more information, contact the parents club by email at