Check out our weekly programs at Our Lady of Grace that are here to help you learn more about the Faith and grow in love for Our Lord!
Adult Faith Formation Classes
Adult Faith Formation classes start with a new 6-class program on Sunday, December 10, at 10:35 AM (two sessions before Christmas break and 4 after). From the Augustine Institute, True Reformers, explores the lives of six saints who spearheaded the Church’s rebirth after the turbulence and confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation. Learn about their call to return to the adventure of following Christ, a call just as compelling today as it was 500 years ago. More information is available on-line at lighthousecatholicmedia.org. The classes consist of video lecture followed by discussion. Come join any time. For questions, contact parishioner Susan Molony or Director of Adult Catechesis, Amanda Mast.
Morning Bible Fellowship-Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:30 AM on the second floor of the parish life Center (Room 4). Come enjoy discussions on current issues pertaining to our Catholic faith with Rev. George W. Rutler’s guide, ‘Hints of Heaven-The Parables of Christ and What They Mean for You.” Bring your bible. No homework or notes required. For more information call Carolyn Gorga (336-855-5344).
Bring your Bible and Let’s Talk-Wednesday evenings, 7-8:15 PM on the second floor of the parish Life Center. Jim McCullough will give a brief presentation, followed by a closer look at some Scripture passages and discussion. No registration. No home preparation. No cost. Come when you can.
Coming this Lent to OLG!
5 To Get Ready: Reading Scripture for growth in faith
You’ve never been a Bible-reader, but want to try something new for Lent and Easter? Get a basic introduction to Catholic Scripture and instruction on how different elements of the Bible can feed your growth in faith. In five meetings over the five weeks of Lent before Holy Week, we will consider how the Pentateuch, History, Wisdom, Prophecy, and Gospels/Acts can challenge and change your relationship with our Lord.
There is no cost. You will need to bring your Bible (any translation). You do need to register so we can have materials for everyone. To register, simply send an email to Jim McCullough at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘5’ in the subject line. That’s all it takes—he will reply to you. Meetings will be on the second floor of the PLC, beginning Monday evening, 7-8:30, Feb. 19, and continuing on Feb. 26, March 5, 12, and 19.
Jim McCullough, Duke A.B., M.Div., retired after serving 7 pastors over 35 years at OLG in Religious Education and RCIA. He now volunteers to teach his first love, Scripture, with the encouragement of Fr. Paul Buchanan.
“The primary and essential object of catechesis is, to use an expression dear to St. Paul and also to contemporary theology, ‘the mystery of Christ.’ Catechizing is in a way to lead a person to study this mystery in all its dimensions: ‘to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery…comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth …know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge…(and be filled) with all the fullness of God.’ It is therefore to reveal in the Person of Christ the whole of God’s eternal design reaching fulfillment in that Person. It is to seek to understand the meaning of Christ’s actions and words and of the signs worked by Him, for they simultaneously hide and reveal His mystery. Accordingly, the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity.” Apostolic Exhortation of St. John Paul II on Catechesis in our Time (Catechesi Tradendae)
St. Peter Preaching in the Presence of St. Mark-Fra Angelico (c. 1433)