Support for the Journey

Bible Study & Formation



Our Lady of the Lake Parish is here to accompany you on life’s journey. We offer a variety of at-home self-directed resources as well as several in-person options led by fellow parishioners. 


  • Support for the Journey – prayer and spirituality resources, men’s and women’s programs
  • Bible Study & Formation – self-directed and/or group options. The Search, Epic, Vatican II, Awakening Faith, Metanoia, Bible studies on FORMED, Bible in a Year, and Catechism in a Year. Scroll down for more details.

  • Retreats – Couples' Retreats, Men’s and Women’s ACTS Retreats, Parish Men’s and Women's Retreats

Support for the Journey

On the Second Saturday of each month, all women are invited for fellowship, coffee, and conversation after the 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Parish Hall.

Walking with Purpose

The modern woman's guide to the Bible. For those who want to grow in faith in a supportive community of women.

Magnify 90

An invitation to pursue holiness through growing in virtue & your own feminine genius. Begins the week of Jan. 9 and ends before Easter.

Moms come together every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30-11:30am to pray, read the Sunday Gospel and reflect and then have a faith filled activity.  Children are welcome!

Knights of Columbus

A global Catholic men's fraternal service order


Men's Group

Disciples of God's Spirit, a Saturday morning men's group

Exodus 90

A program designed for men that consists of daily prayer, asceticism, and fraternity for a 90-day period, usually ending before Easter

Third Tuesday

Guys Seeking God

On the 3rd Tuesday evening of each month beginning January 17, join the men of OLL in the parish hall for food, drinks and brotherhood 7:00-8:30 pm.

Prayer Intentions/Groups

Bible Study and Formation

Self-Directed Studies


"Watch, listen and read. Anywhere, anytime. FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children's programs, ebooks, and audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device."


To access OLL's paid subscription, click here and enter our zip code (97034) to find our parish.


See OLL's study recommendations for self-directed study on FORMED below:


Begin Your Path of Discovery


Historical Reasons to Believe in Jesus' Divinity

Diving Further into Scripture




“Every Catholic, no matter where we are in our faith journey, is invited to a deeper conversion. Metanoia is not a one-time event; rather, it is a continual process of turning away from the things of the world, from lies and sin and discovering a deeper union with Christ. This 10-part series featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of Franciscan University and founder of The Ministry of the Wild Goose, leads us on a journey with Christ into conversion. Each of the episodes explores areas of our life where conversion is so often necessary. Metanoia will examine topics such as who is Jesus, what must we do to inherit eternal life, and many other significant matters of faith. With preaching from Fr. Dave as well as personal testimonies from men and women, young and old, religious and lay, their stories will inspire you to seek to encounter Jesus and the new life he is constantly inviting us to.


Open for individual study.

The Bible in a Year


Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and featuring Jeff Cavins, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes. Each 20-25 minute episode includes 2-3 scripture readings, a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz, and a guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word. Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast for Catholics follows a reading plan inspired by the Great Adventure Bible Timeline® learning system, a groundbreaking approach to understanding Salvation History developed by renowned Catholic Bible teacher Jeff Cavins. Tune in and live your daily life through the lens of God’s word!

The Catechism in a Year


In response to countless requests, Ascension is launching The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) on January 1, 2023! With this podcast, Catholics will: 

  • Read the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church in 365 days
  • Understand the essentials of the Catholic Faith and why they matter
  • See how Church teaching is rooted in Sacred Scripture
  • Absorb over 2,000 years of Sacred Tradition
  • Encounter God’s plan of sheer goodness
  • Transform their relationship with the Church that Christ founded.

If you have ever wanted to understand what it means to be Catholic and allow those truths to shape your life—this podcast is for you!

Group Studies

Epic: A Journey Through Church History


“Epic: A Journey Through Church History” is a fascinating journey through our family history.  The history of the Catholic Church.  You will embark upon an overview throughout time demonstrating how God’s hand has guided the church through good times and through very tumultuous times.  Past participants have expressed how grateful they were to understand God’s hand and guidance while using frail humanity to share “The Good News.”


Led by Gege Rayburn. Begins September 28.

Vatican II Study


This study will take a closer look at the documents of Vatican II, using the new book, "Vatican II Collection," published by Word on Fire and endorsed by Bishop Robert Barron.


Hosted by Lillian. Begins October 5.


Awakening Faith


The family of Our Lady of the Lake desires to minister to the spiritual needs of our entire community. We invite our friends and family who are unfamiliar with the Catholic faith to ask questions and explore our beliefs and practices in an environment that is open for discussion. Catholics who have been away from the church and desire to come home and actively participate often have their own set of questions and concerns. We invite you to participate in "Awakening Faith" to join a group ready to walk the journey with you.


Led by Margaret Jamieson. To sign up, contact Margaret at 503-635-2915 or email her at

Becoming Catholic: Order of Christian Initiation of Adults


Welcome to the community of Our Lady of the Lake! We invite you to discover the depth and beauty of our Catholic faith--founded over 2,000 years ago by Jesus Christ and embraced by more than 1.2 billion people across the globe. We would be honored to walk this journey with you.


Explore the short testimonial video and enjoy our Easter Vigil photos from 2022. These images capture the story of the many adults at the culmination of their journey to Catholicism.


If you have questions and would like to learn more, please reach out to Laura Patton, Director of Adult Faith Formation at, or call the parish office.





  • Couples' Retreats
  • Men’s and Women’s ACTS Retreats
  • Parish Men’s and Women's Retreats
  • And more!