“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.”

- Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel #3






"Thou has made us for thyself, o Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee." St. Augustine of Hippo


To stream all episodes in the "Search" video series, create a free parish Formed account here and begin streaming now



If God is real, if he reveals himself in his Word, Scripture, can you know him? Sonja Corbitt shares her passion for God's Word and invites you to discover his voice for yourself. Explore her website on the link below.


Sonja Corbitt, Bible Study Evangelista!

Does Science Disprove God’s Existence?


Bishop Barron poses the question to those who do not believe in God, “Why is there something instead of nothing? Why does the world exist at all? Why is there the realm of nature?”

Becoming Catholic

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.

If you enjoyed Dick Sorenson’s and Kelly O’Connor’s video you may also enjoy our Easter Vigil Pictures from 2019.  These images capture the story of the many adults at the end of their journey to Catholicism.

If you have questions and would like to learn more, please reach out to Laura Patton our Director of Adult Faith Formation using this simple information sheet or call her at 503-636-7687.

Returning Catholics

Awakening Faith is a program that helps returning and questioning Catholics explore, refresh, and deepen their faith and develop a very real experience of God. Jesus gave us the Church for a reason and we need to explore that reason.


Awakening Faith meets in six week session on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30 PM. No RSVP or registration required. Feel free to call Margaret for more information or to find out when the next sessions begin.

Session 1: Spirituality - Just what is it?

Session 2: Who is Jesus to me?

Session 3: Do we need the Holy Spirit?

Session 4: Is God's Mercy for me?

Session 5: Can Mass make my life more meaningful?

Session 6: The Church and Me

Returning Catholics Contact: Margaret Jamieson, 503-635-2915