Moms Groups

Moms Groups

Moms Groups are really the heart of the Beacon Moms community – an opportunity to build true friendships with other women who understand the craziness of life as a mom. We laugh, cry, pray, ponder, and support one another through all the ups and downs of motherhood. We set aside time in our busy lives to take a deep breath and take care of our spirits. We would love to have you join us!

Each group is a small community where mothers get to know each other in a real way while talking about parenting and life and God. We laugh and occasionally cry and are really “there” for one another through all the ups and downs of life as a mom.

The theme of this session is “Becoming Who We Are: Finding our Identity in Christ.” This theme is inspired by James Martin, S.J.’s book, “Becoming Who You Are,” on Thomas Merton’s spiritual writings about the “true self.” Merton says, “If I find Him I will find myself and if I find my true self I will find Him.” In other words, God desires for us to be the persons we were created to be: to be simply and purely ourselves, and in this state to love God and to let ourselves be loved by God.

We will explore what these insights mean on a practical level and consider how to incorporate them into our everyday lives. We will strive to live out Merton’s calling for us “to be a saint means to be yourself.” (Thoughts In Solitude).

Moms group will explore this theme in six sessions that occur every other week beginning in October. To ensure that our Moms Groups are here to serve your needs during these challenging times, we are offering three different options for you to be part of Moms Groups:

In-Person Monday Evenings 7-8:30pm at Three Holy Women – St. Rita Church (1617 N Cass St.)
Facilitated by Amy Kaiser and Mamie Riyeff
October 4, 18; November 1, 15, 29; December 13

In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:00am at Saints Peter and Paul’s Church Center (2490 N Cramer St.)
Facilitated by Darcy Lesniak and LaTanya Bacon
October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14

Virtual Tuesday Evenings on Zoom 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Rachel McGrew and Anh Clausen
October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14

Please see the form below to register, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon! If the form does not load below or is difficult to use you can find it here: Moms Groups Registration.

Have questions? Feel free to contact Anh Clausen at