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.
- Catholic Social Teaching
- Little Rock Scripture Study: Acts of the Apostles
- Live Jesus!
- Men's Monday Night Faith and Scripture Study
- OLGC Divorced/Separated Catholic Ministry
- Parish Mission: Lent 2020
- Salesian Presentations
- Scripture Study - The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation
- Women's Small Faith Sharing Group
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”.
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
There are no required texts in preparation for these sessions.
Time & Location: TBD
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.
This year, the Little Rock Scripture Study will be exploring Acts of the Apostles!
Acts tells the story of the spread of the Gospel and the growth of the early church from its beginnings at Pentecost, following the ascension of Jesus. The Holy Spirit empowers the preaching of Peter, Paul, and the other disciples to take the faith from Jerusalem, to Judea, throughout Samaria and ultimately to the ends of the earth. It records the conversion of Paul and the momentous decision of the early church to welcome Gentiles as well as Jews into the church. Acts is the second volume of the literary work begun in the Gospel According to Luke.
To sign up or for more information, please contact Mike Plett.
Dates: Mondays, beginning September 9th!
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Location: St. Joseph Center, Brisson Room
Cost: $10 (please make checks payable to OLGC with memo: Acts of the Apostles)
Contact: Mike Plett
Come and Explore Credo!
Beginning on September 9th, 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 9th
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: School Library
Divorced & Catholic, Now What?
An eight week program that addresses concerns of divorced or separated Catholic men and women. It offers much needed support and helps to answer questions.
The 2019 Fall sessions are limited to 12 participants to maintain a small group sharing environment. Signup
Texts: The Joy of You: Your Life After Divorce by W.E. Rabior and Divorced. Catholic. Now What? by L. Duffy & V. Frese
Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, and 11/5.
Time: 7 pm - 8:30pm
Location: St. Joseph Center Brisson Room
Contact: John Heard
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: All Through Love, Nothing Through Fear or Force
Dates and Presenters:
November 20, January 15, and April 22
Times: 10 am repeated at 7 pm
Contact: Amy Winkler 703.896.7414
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Our Tuesday Scripture Study will be exploring The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation.
Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is often difficult. The good news is that you can understand the Bible, and The Bible Timeline, a twenty-four-part Bible study, makes it easy.
Presenter Jeff Cavins shows you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and gives you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture. In this revolutionary approach to Bible study, The Bible Timeline divides the Bible into twelve color-coded time periods that make it easier to follow its narrative thread. Using a unique color-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith.
Dates: Tuesdays, beginning September 10th,
Time: 9:15 am to 11:15 am
Location: St. Joseph Center, Brisson Room
Facilitators: Fran & Brian Davenport , Paul Korkemaz, and Patty Whelpley
Cost: $35.95 (plus shipping and applicable taxes) (The Bible Timeline Study Set +Online Registration Credit)
Questions? Contact Amy Winkler at 703.896.7414
Women’s Small Faith Sharing Group : Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
Ever wanted to gather with other women to study the Bible and talk about the faith, scripture, and life? If so, join Mary Marlowe and other women for Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible, an 8-part study program that includes video presentations by Bible expert Jeff Cavins. This “quick journey” through the Bible enables you to see the big picture by showing how fourteen narrative books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church. Aided by a unique color-coded Bible TimelineTM Chart that arranges the key people, places, and events of Scripture in chronological order, Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible will help you discover the story of salvation history and understand how you fit into God’s plan.
Dates: Needed to Cancel Series
Cost: A study guide that includes questions for discussion will enrich this faith-sharing and fellowship opportunity (Study Guides cost $24.95).
Signup or for more information: Space is limited to 10 participants! Amy Winkler.
Director of Faith Formation