Households at JPCatholic

The challenge set before us Catholics is to bring Christ into the world by becoming Christ. This is at the heart of the mission here at John Paul the Great Catholic University and it is the reason why we have been encouraging, developing, and implementing “households” here on campus.

“Households” are a concept we borrowed from Franciscan University of Steubenville. They are student-led groups of men or women of the same sex who form spiritual bonds of friendship through a common mission and spiritual charism. Joining a household is optional, and interested students can often attend household events as a guest or intent.

Each household is held together by core commitments and devotions that help foster their own specific spirituality and mission. Their goal is to pursue holiness together by common prayer and fellowship, giving to them the experience of an intimate Christian community while here on campus. We believe that households are foundational for giving our students the encounter they need to be impacted by Christ before they go out to Impact Culture for Christ.

Daughters of Living Water Household

Daughters of Living Water

Student Coordinators: Donna Lalonde & Tess Plaisted

This group seeks to push you to grow in faith, courage, virtue, and to embrace your femininity. Through weekly meetings, we aim to build an authentic community.

Brothers of Fiat Household

Brothers of the Fiat

Student Coordinator: Alec Williams

In modeling Mary’s lifelong Fiat, brothers will strive to recognize and say “yes” to God’s holy will at every moment. Moreover, brothers will cultivate strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and consecrate themselves to her, in order to be more perfectly devoted to Christ. Lastly, brothers will build fraternity through encouraging one another’s growth in holiness.

Interested in starting a new household?

Contact Taylor Williams: and Cassidy Van Vooren:

Download Ministry Handbook

Building Community: Households Overview