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 - Wisdom: God's Vision for Life
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 Wisdom: God's Vision for Life.
An Eight-Part Bible Study Featuring Jeff Cavins
Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. In this study, Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith examine biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life. Drawing on the wisdom literature of the Bible—Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes—Wisdom will teach you how to actively seek out sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life. In everything from friendships to finances, from making decisions to attaining peace of mind, Scripture offers a vision for happiness and wellbeing. With this program, you will learn how to gather, gain, and grow in wisdom, and you will experience the joy it brings to your life. For More Information
“Wisdom is seeing with God’s eyes.” – Pope Francis
Dates: Tuesdays, beginning January 8th - Tuesday, February 26th
Time: 9:15 am to 11:15 am
Location: St. Joseph Center, Brisson Room
Facilitators: Fran & Brian Davenport , Paul Korkemaz, and Patty WhelpleyCost: $19.95 (plus shipping and applicable taxes) (Wisdom Journal +Online Registration Credit)
For more information, to sign up and to purchase materials, please click here.
Questions? Contact Amy Winkler at 703.896.7414
Stay tuned for more information about the Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible study to be covered March 5th - May 14th.
Director of Faith Formation