Fellowship


OLGC has community members that represent a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our activities are diverse and many have long traditions. We foster an environment of collaboration and sharing of resources between various groups and ministries.

Click below to discover what OLGC has to offer, discover where you fit in and see our listing of events.

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Parish Groups

Adult Sports

Adults can keep active with fellow parishioners with pickup basketball or summer softball league.

Visit Adult Athletics webpage for info.

CYO Athletics

OLGC Youth participates in the Northern Virginia Junior Catholic Youth Organization (NVJCYO) for Basketball, Tennis, Track and Volleyball, as well as a Basketball House League.

Visit Athletics webpages for info.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and Catholic public policy positions, and actively defending Catholicism in various nations. Members from OLGC and St. Mark parishes are part of the Santa Maria Council #4654 located in the heart of Vienna, VA.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 8:30 pm.

Contact: Grand Knight or visit Santa Maria Council website for info.

Men's Club

Members are involved with a number of spiritual, service, and social activities designed to support the community of OLGC.

The objectives:

  • Promotion of fellowship among men within the parish.
  • Increased sense of Christian stewardship exemplified through projects within the parish, other parishes, and community.
  • Assist pastor with parish and community responsibilities.
  • Provide opportunities for amiable social relations among the members of the club, their families, and friends.

Sponsored Events:

  • Monthly Donut Socials
  • Poker Nights
  • Annual Spaghetti Supper, co-sponsored with Women of OLGC
  • Fall Fest
  • Halloween Party
  • Father-Son and Father-Daughter Sunday events

Contact: Mike Kennedy

Our Lady's Quilters

Our Lady’s Quilters meets every Monday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the basement of the rectory. Their main project for the year is a beautiful quilt which is raffled off. New hands are always welcome.

Contact: Elvira Jakub

Scouting

OLGC Church is proud to sponsor Girl Scout Troops, a Cub Scout Pack, and a Boy Scout Troop.

Girl Scouts - All girls of the parish and school are invited to join one of the many Girl Scout troops at OLGC. There are troops for grades K through 8, as well as a high school troop. Girls can make lasting friendships and enjoy a variety of service, outdoor, adventure, and educational activities. OLGC troops are formed under the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. Contact: Beth Weithman

Cub Scout Pack 976 - Dens are open to all boys in the parish and school from grades 1-5. They meet 2-3 times a month with their dens, and once a month with the entire Pack on a Friday evening or weekend activity with their families. Visit Pack 976 website for info.

Boy Scout Troop 976 - Troop is open to all young men from grade 5 or when they complete Webelos II to age 18. The troop is formed under The National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is committed to the mission of the Boy Scouts, community service, with many exciting camp trips, field trips, and high adventure programs. Troop 976 meets every Wednesday night from 7:30-9pm in the Counsel Room, sponsors one outing per month, and sends scout crews to at least one or more week-long adventure camps per year. Visit Troop 976 website for info

Contact: Scoutmaster, Chairman or Admin

Seniors Without Partners

This widowed group provides an opportunity for new and long-term widowed senior parishioners to meet and form friendships with fellow Catholics who share similar values, interests, and concerns. Monthly social activities are planned locally and within members’ homes.

Contact: Margaret Murphy

Women of OLGC

The Women of OLGC organization was founded in 1956. It provides a means for the women of the parish to be active in their faith, to support the pastor, engage with our diverse women, and to raise funds for the parish and various charities.

It also promotes service, social and spiritual gatherings such as a spaghetti supper, senior luncheons, and an annual Communion Breakfast. The members are involved in numerous parish and community outreach programs.

They host five meetings a year that include a speaker or presentation and refreshments. All parishioners are welcome to join these meetings. The board also meets about six times per year.

Every female parishioner is considered a member. Dues are $5 and collected annually in September.

  • Tita Brett, President
  • Georgene Wall, Vice President
  • Anne Moran, Treasurer
  • Suzanne Keating, Recording Secretary
  • Patty Kenneke Donahue, Corresponding Secretary

Contact: Women of OLGC

Young Adult Ministry

A ministry of connection for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Always looking for new ideas and new members!

Events:

  • Sunday Evening Receptions: First Sunday of the month, meet in Classroom A lower DeSales Hall to meet new friends, hang out with old ones, and get caught up on what the group has planned for the near future. Food and beverages will be served.

Contact: Young Adults Coordinator

Youth Ministry

High school students can continue in their faith through activities and service opportunities offered by OLGC’s Youth Ministry.

Visit Youth Ministry webpage for info.

Welcoming Committee

The Welcoming Committee four times a year personally calls all new parishioners to invite them to attend one of the monthly donut socials and to stop by their table on the upcoming Welcome Sunday. The new parishioners are greeted after the 9:30 Sunday Mass and given a “welcoming” gift. The committee is the welcoming face of the parish and is there to answer any questions they might have. New members are always welcome and if you would like to share in this ministry.

Contact: Florence Neider 703.255.2139 or Joan O'Rourke 702.280.4663

Parish Events

Auction Gala

The Annual Auction Gala is the main fundraiser event of the year, which has enabled the parish to raise over $3.5 million since 1994 for various parish needs. It's always a great party!

Visit Auction webpage for info.

Communion Breakfast

Communion Breakfast is held annually in the fall and is organized by the Women of OLGC. It is usually held at Westwood Country club and includes breakfast and a speaker.

Donut Socials

Donut Social receptions take place on the first Sunday of each month in DeSales Hall after Sunday morning Masses. It is a great opportunity to gather together with family and friends.

The Men's Club organizes these events with additional parish groups sponsoring and serving at the social.

Contact: Bob Kelley

Fall Fest

Fall Fest is held on the third Sunday in September. This parish picnic is the opportunity to gather as a total community with one goal: Having Fun with food, games and other activities.

Visit Fall Fest webpage for info.

Fish Fry on Fridays in Lent

Enjoy an incredible homemade meal while visiting with friends and neighbors every Friday during Lent. And if time is tight, you can also order your food to go. Menu items include hand-dipped fried cod, fried shrimp, baked cod, hand-cut French fries, creamy coleslaw, mac & cheese, rice & beans and more. The event is intended for all ages and is supported by many groups and volunteers from across the OLGC community.

Contact: OLGCFishFry@gmail.com

Golf Classic

The Annual Golf Classic (usually in the Fall) raises funds for families with special needs, especially those who need assistance sending their children to OLGC School.

Visit Golf Classic webpage for info.

Halloween Party

Annual Halloween Party is organized by the Men's Club. Attendees can come in costume or everyday wear. There will be prizes for best costumes. DJ for listening and dancing, food, snacks, wine, beer, sodas & water. This is an adults only event.

Contact: Bob Kelley

Koinonia Koffeehouse

Koinonía is a Greek word meaning “Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians; said in particular of the early Christian community.”

Every month (usually on the first Saturday), we host a family-friendly open mic where anyone who would like to perform (music, poetry, storytelling, etc.) will find a friendly audience. Occasionally, there will be a featured performer who will have an extended set (up to 60 minutes). We serve light refreshments, but folks are welcome to bring their dinners, etc.

Join us for a relaxed, informal evening of live performance and good fellowship.

Contact: Jim Milosavich

Spaghetti Supper

For over 30 years, the Women of OLGC and Men’s Club have co-sponsored an Annual Spaghetti Supper. It is a beloved community building and unifying event that brings together our parishioners of all ages. It is traditionally held in DeSales Hall on a Sunday evening

Sometime between February and March. Attendees enjoy a delicious homemade spaghetti dinner, with meatballs, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverages, including wine. Tickets are sold for two separate seatings at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. accommodating 200 persons each. Take-out meals are also available. Due to the popularity of this event, tickets should be purchased in advance, since this event routinely sells out!

Details about this dinner and volunteer opportunities will be available in the bulletin.

Contact: Co-Chairs Georgene Wall and Anna Somers

Seasoned Citizen's Luncheons

Seasoned Citizen’s Luncheons are held almost every month from Oct - May for the seniors of our parish to come together for afternoons of good food, friendship, and entertainment.

Contact: Heidi Snyder

Welcome Reception

Welcome Sunday is a day that new parishioners are invited, to attend the 9:30 Sunday Mass, are greeted by the Welcoming Committee and given a “welcoming” gift. If you have recently join the parish and have not received a phone call please contact the ladies below.

Contact: Florence Neider 703.255.2139 or Joan O'Rourke 702.280.4663

Fellowship Events

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DeSales Hall