Mark Dannenfelser, Director of Adult Faith Formation
mdannenfelser@olachurch.org  or  (404) 261-7181 ext. 127

Gretchen Heath, Administrative Assistant
gheath@olachurch.org or (404) 261-7181 ext. 123

 

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)RCIA
The RCIA is the communal process of spiritual and educational formation through which adults explore the Catholic Faith and become fully initiated members of the Roman Catholic Church.

Click Here to Register for RCIA Classes

Assignments:  Click here

Volunteers for RCIA:  Volunteers may act as sponsors for candidates, assist with hospitality or be a facilitator in the process.  You must be confirmed, an active member of the parish and willing to share your faith.
Contact:  Mark Dannenfelser at mdannefelser@olachurch.org

RCIA Hospitality:  This group helps set-up clean up and provide food for events celebrating those in the RCIA Program.  The reception following the Easter Vigil is the main event.
Contact: Donna or Cathy Dravis at dravisgirls@gmail.com

Bible Studiesadult bible study
Bible studies are offered as 6 week courses on various books of the Bible. Four 6 week courses are offered per year. Courses are offered on Sunday mornings, 10:15-11:15 AM in the Parish Library and Tuesday mornings, 8:00-9:30 AM in the Upper Room.
Contact:  Mark Dannenfelser at mdannenfelser@olachurch.org

Bible Study for Men – Friday A.M.
Meets at Oglethorpe University after 7:30 am Mass.
Contact:  Pete Cabrelli at pcabrelli@semareps.com

Book Club

The book club for adults meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM in the Parish Library. The group is facilitated by Rita O’Brien and selects a book relevant to the spiritual life to be discussed in an informal and friendly setting. Consult the parish bulletin for this month’s book selection and just show up for the discussion!

Christ Renews His Parish Second Touch (CRHP2T)
Been on CRHP in the past? Looking for a little spiritual pick-me-up? Then CRHP2T is for YOU! The retreat begins Friday evening at 6:30pm and ends with 5pm mass on Saturday followed by dinner.
Questions? contact Chris & Cindy Thompson: ct4mail@gmail.com

Docent Ministry
A docent is a tour guide for our local church building. We offer informed tours of the church, highlighting the aspects of the building crucial to liturgical worship. Parishioners are invited to learn more about the signs and symbols of our new church. Additional aspects of the growing docent ministry include the ongoing research and writing of materials to further explain the relationship between liturgy and catechesis.

To arrange a tour of the church, or to volunteer to be a docent,
Contact Mark in the Religious Ed. Office at (404) 261-7181 ext. 127 or mdannenfelser@olachurch.org

Click here for an online tour of the church building

Father Ed’s Talks on Scripture and Spirituality
Father Ed Keel, S.M., holds Bibles Studies and gives lectures on Marist Spirituality. For more information, please go to Father Ed’s Talks.

Men’s Discipleship Group
This group meets every Saturday morning at 7:30 am.  As a group we discuss a variety of issues that men face and utilize both Scripture and Catholic teaching to guide us with the issues at hand.  We are a very diverse group of men, at all different places in our Christian journey.  We are focused as a group on becoming better Catholics.  The group is open to all men who wish to join.
Contact:  Bill Kester at kester4939@gmail.com

Parish Library
The parish library contains a wide variety of books and videos available for personal enrichment. Stop by the parish offices during business hours to explore the many faith-filled resources.

Small Christian Communities (SCC)
The parish-wide Small Christian Communities (SCC) are faith-sharing groups of 6 to 12 people per group. Several parish groups (25-30 groups) meet at various times of the day and days of the week. Some groups have been meeting for 15 or 20 years! Small Christian Communities are powerful vehicles for adult faith formation, providing opportunities for learning, prayer, mutual support, and the shared experience of Christian living and service. Many of these groups meet in parishioner’s homes and use discussion materials rooted in Scripture and Church tradition. We invite you to participate in a small group or to get ideas for materials for your existing group.
Contact: Amanda Reilly at amandareilly@comcast.net