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

February 17, 2019

Explore the Sunday Readings

  • Dr. Pitre's expertise links the depth of the Jewish culture and meaing of the life of Christ in each Sunday's reflection.
  • Sunday Readings Explained in a Video  by Dr. Brant Pitre
  • Discussion led by Laura Patton
  • Parish Center

First Communion Parents

  • Option Two of required meetings for parents of First Communion children. 
  • Fr. John Kerns and Laura Patton
  • Parish Center, Nazareth Room

Busy Lives & Restless Souls Book Discussion

  • Come and join us to share your insights and experience from our Christmas gift book. If you do not have the book, come and receive a copy while listening to others discuss their favorite part of the book. 
  • Parish Center, Parish Libary

February 24, 2019

Explore the Sunday Readings

  • Dr. Pitre's expertise links the depth of the Jewish culture and meaing of the life of Christ in each Sunday's reflection.
  • Sunday Readings Explained in a Video  by Dr. Brant Pitre
  • Discussion led by Laura Patton
  • Parish Center

Small Group Sign Up

  • All are invited to explore the various opportunities being offered for Lent and beyond.Join a group or start a new group for your Lenten Reflections! Each group will have an option to continue in various ways throughout the year. Come and explore the posibilities for Living our Faith in Small Groups: From Rows to Circles. 
  • Parish Hall, Carpeted Area

Parent Round Table

  • Watch a short video and join a discussion on the challenges adolescents face regarding faith. In sharing we begin to understand and find strategies to keep sharing our faith with our kids. 
  • Discussion led by Mary Jane Weber, Youth Director
  • Parish Center, Parish Libary

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

Faith Formation/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.

Second Thessalonians | Tuesdays | 9:00-11:00 AM | January-February
Power and Grace | Wednesday | 9:00-11:00 AM | February
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass | Wednesday | 9:00-11:00 AM | February
Bible Timeline | Thursdays| 7:00-9:00 PM | September-April

Small Groups

Sign Ups will be live by this Sunday, February 17 - Check back soon!

Lenten Launch

Explore the idea of joining a small group this Lenten Season. Take the opportunity to grow in your faith with other OLL parishioners. After Easter, your group may choose to continue meeting or you may have an opportunity to join another group.

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 inbetween for an ongoing basis or a set time, such as during Advent or Lent. 

If you would like to join a Small Group, explore our current options on our Small Group Directory or contact Laura Patton to set up your own group. 

 

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

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The best on Catholic Content all in one place: Sunday Readings, Bible Study, Spiritual Reflection, teen small groups, family small groups, movies, books, etc.

 

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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. 

Formed

Everyone in our parish now has free, unlimited access to FORMED!

Watch the trailer below to learn more!