OLGC provides programs, workshops, and retreats that strive to support that touch of God, moving us from being mere "knowing" individuals to being "loving" people through understanding and experiencing the spiritual side of our lives. We will provide maps and fuel for that journey, a variety of opportunities for adults to develop their faith.
- Ascension Retreat
- Catholic Social Teaching
- Little Rock Scripture Study: Letters from Prison
- Live Jesus!
- Men's Monday Night Faith and Scripture Study
- Parish Mission: Called to Holiness
- Salesian Presentations
- Scripture Study - James: Pearls for Wise Living
Catholic Social Teaching: Exploring the Church’s body of teaching on social, economic, political and cultural matters.
This central and essential element of our Catholic faith is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents, the depth and richness of this tradition will be explored in monthly discussions led by Fr. Dolan.
Each month from October through May, Fr. Dolan will introduce those gathered to each of the key themes at the heart of our Catholic social tradition, reflecting on their meaning in today’s world, and possible implications for OLGC’s parish-wide “Call to Holiness”.
There are no required texts in preparation for these sessions.
Dates: 3rd Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted
10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 5/16
Time & Location:
10:00 AM in Brisson Rm St. Joseph's Center
7:00 PM in School Library (enter through front doors)
Contact: Fr. Dolan
OLGC parishioners have the opportunity to view online Catholic media in the form of programs, e-books, movies, audio sources for FREE through our parish subscription to Formed.org. Parishioners can experience several hours of watching, reading, and listening to the best of Catholic content.
Come and explore St. Paul's Letters from Prison!
We will examine the shortest of Paul’s letters to his congregations in cities: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians (written in prison), and First and Second Thessalonians (his first letters). In these letters of encouragement, correction, and instruction, Paul lovingly inspires and challenges us to greater discipleship. The letters provide a fresh look at the early Church and the faith with which they approached their dynamic, diverse communities. This study will bring to light issues such as authorship, dating, and historical situation. It will focus on similarities and contrasts-such as eschatology, ecclesiology and the status of women--within these diverse, yet unified letters. A reading of these letters provides both an understanding and inspiration for today's Christian society: inspiration to meet our challenges in faith with the same creativity as did the early Church.
To sign up or for more information, please contact Mike Plett.
Dates: Mondays, beginning September 10th!
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Location: St. Joseph Center, Brisson Room
Cost: $25 (please make checks payable to OLGC with memo: Letters from Prison)
Contact: Mike Plett
Come and Explore Credo!
Beginning on September 10th, the Men’s Monday night group will begin a program designed as a Catholic adult education initiative called “Credo.”
What is Credo? The program summarizes the basic tenants of our Catholic faith and is divided into four parts: Faith and Doctrine, Sacramental Life and Practice, the Christian Moral Life, and Pillars of Catholic Living.
There is an accompanying guide book for the study. Credo gives special emphasis to answering objections commonly posed to the Catholic faith today. It also provides encouragement for living out the Catholic faith in an increasingly secular society. Each chapter includes resources for integrating the Catholic faith into one’s daily life (traditional Catholic prayers, suggested Scripture readings, life-application questions, etc.).
Additionally, various forms of prayer are discussed to encourage those participating in this program to strengthen their relationship with God as they learn more about Him.
Dates: Mondays, starting September 10th
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: School Library
Join us as various Oblates of St. Francis de Sales lead us in reflection on topics from the life of St. Francis de Sales, St. Jane de Chantal, and the world of Salesian Spirituality! Refreshments to follow.
Overall Theme: Called to Holiness
Dates and Presenters: Presentations will be held the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted.
9/19/18 with Fr. Matt Hillyard, OSFS
12/15/19 9:30am Salesian Morning of Prayer & Reflection on Advent followed by a light reception
3/30/19 Live Jesus at St. John Neumann
4/1-3/19 Parish Mission
Times: 10 am repeated at 7 pm
Contact: Amy Winkler 703.896.7414
If you would like to subscribe to the Beyond Live Jesus! Newsletter please email Carol Swiger.
Our Tuesday Scripture Study will be exploring James:Pearls for Wise Living.
James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Its teachings speak loudly to those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith.
This study offers “pearls for wise living” by applying the wisdom of James to our current day. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.
Dates: Tuesdays, beginning September 18th (Fall Semester)
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Location: St. Joseph Center, Brisson Room
Facilitators: Fran Davenport and Paul Korkemaz (one or two more facilitators needed)Cost: $24.95 (plus shipping and applicable taxes)
For more information, to sign up and to purchase materials, please visit https://ascensionpress.com/studies/31511/registrations/new
Questions? Contact Amy Winkler at 703.896.7414
Director of Faith Formation