Adult Faith Formation embraces the continual commitment to strengthen our discipleship in Jesus Christ through ongoing catechesis, prayer, sacrament, and service. The sole purpose of Adult Faith Formation programs is to help adults grow in the image of Christ, to engage all of us in our Catholic story, and help shape the faith of future generations by participating in Faith Formation here at Our Lady of The Lake!

Focus on Faith

Focus on Faith is faith formation for adults of all ages on Sunday mornings from 10:20 to 11:20 AM.

Focus on Faith provides the opportunity to join other adults in Bible Studies, Small Group Fellowhip, Seminar Presentations, and other programs. All programs are drop-in with no registration or cost.

Upcoming Focus on Faith Opportunities

December 16, 2018

Advent Series Week 3

  • Join us one week or every week of Advent for our Focus on Faith Series for Advent, video presentations of Dr. Brant Pitre, designed to help us bring Christ in to Christmas.
    Week 3, The Coming of God..God in our midst! Are you ready? What does it mean to be ready?
  • Laura Patton
  • Parish Center, Nazareth Room

Spiritual Gifts...Which is Mine?

  • Come learn and explore the Spiritual Gifts and how sharing them can bring you and others closer to God! Designed for parents of EDGE and Life Teen.
  • Mary Jane Weber, Youth Director
  • Parish Center, Parish Library

December 23, 2018

Advent Series Week 4

  • Join us one week or every week of Advent for our Focus on Faith Series for Advent, video presentations of Dr. Brant Pitre, designed to help us bring Christ in to Christmas.
  • ​​​​​​​Laura Patton
  • Parish Center, Nazareth Room

Each Week, Beginners Nursery is offered for parents attending the 9:00 AM and/or Focus on Faith events. For more information, visit Beginners.

Bible Study

EPIC: A Journey through Church History | Mondays | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | September-March

September 17-March 18, 2019 | Mondays | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Adventure, intrigue, rebellion, reform, and devotion! All these are found, not in the latest Hollywood blockbuster, but our own history, as shown in this exciting twenty-part series. Learn the exciting history of the Church throughout the years

Facilitator:  Julie Arndorfer

By purchasing the materials with the above link through Ascension Press you are automatically registered for the class.

1 John | Tuesdays | 9:00-10:30 AM | September-November
1 Corinthians | Wednesdays | 9:00-11:00 AM | September-November
Bible Timeline | Thursdays| 7:00-9:00 PM | September-April

Small Groups

Fall Launch

Small Groups are set groups of 8 to 12 adults who meet together on a regular basis. These groups may meet weekly, monthly, or anywhere between for an ongoing basis or a set time, such as during Advent or Lent. 

If you would like to join a Small Group, contact Laura Patton and she will help you find the right group. 

If you would like to lead or help facilitate a Small Group, contact Laura Patton to receive training and materials.

Life After Sunday
Walking w/Purpose
Hearts Afire
Word on Fire

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Life After Sunday
Walking w/Purpose
Hearts Afire
Word on Fire

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 2,000 years ago by Jesus Christ and embraced by more than 1.2 billion people across the globe.

Is something missing in your life? (Dick's personal story may offer some suggestions. Watch his two minute video.)

Discover the journey of people who chose to become Catholic here at Our Lady of the Lake. Watch this short video.

Why should I become Catholic? This 15 minute video tells the story in the words of St. Paul II.

You were asked to be an RCIA Sponsor. What does that mean? You may be thinking, "What do I have to do? I do not know what the Church teaches, I'm not a teacher?" What this video and put your mind and heart at ease.

Laura Patton, our Director of Adult Faith Formation, would love to meet with you at your convenience. Contact her at 503-636-7687 or online here.

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 on Thursday nights, 7:00-8:30 PM, in the Parish Center Library. 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

Adult Confirmation

Because the Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation and is the way God pours out his strength and wisdom to us, you are encouraged to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church prior to receiving other Sacraments (i.e. marriage) or being a Godparent.

Are you an active adult Catholic who has not yet been confirmed?

We understand that there are many reasons adult Catholics have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Our Lady of the Lake invites you to participate in an adult focused preparation program to complete this Sacrament. 


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