Parish Life ministries provide welcoming and social activities for our parishioners of all ages. These ministries help our community grow in relationship with one another.

Our Parish Life Ministries are always looking for volunteers. If you have questions about an individual ministry, please contact the ministry contact listed or the Commission Ministry Head.

Commission Ministry Head
Gretchen Derazi, gretchen@derazihomes.com

 

Athletics
OLA Parish sponsors elementary school teams during the Catholic Metro League season. Adult volunteers are what make this ministry a success.

Rob Aldrich, Director, raldrich.atl@gmail.com
Andy Powell, Communications, nd998powell@gmail.com  
Tim Binder, Basketball, tbinder@coca-cola.com
Karen Sheehan, Cross Country, ksheehan2000@yahoo.com
Jeramy Daniels, Golf, jd@completepolymers.com
Trey Prophater, Soccer, soccer@olabobcats.com
Cathy Pitchford, Volleyball, catyupitch@gmail.com

Book Club
The book club for adults meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00am 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 each month’s book and just show up for the discussion!

Rita O’Brien, 404-231-9611

Boy Scouts
The boy scouts provide a program for young boys that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Peter Baljet, bpaljet@gmail.com

Cub Scouts
All local boys in 1st – 5th grades are invited to join OLA’s Cub Scout Pack 21. Pack 21 is over 100 boys strong, coming from Montgomery, Ashford Park, OLA, and several other schools. We are a nationally-recognized, Gold Award-winning pack. Cub Scout principles include character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship, and service. Pack 21 aims to teach those principles through fun and exciting activities: family camping trips, the Pinewood Derby, Space Camp, the Raingutter Regatta, biking, a model rocket launch, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, games, skits, worship, and much more.  This year, we’re even going to “camp out” on an aircraft carrier!

Kevin O’Toole, kotpack21@gmail.com

Bridge Club
All skill levels are welcome to this dynamic group.  Meets the 2nd Tues of the month October thru June, 6:30-9:30pm in Moylan Hall.  Proceeds support bereavement receptions at OLA.

Mary Anne Grady, maryannegrady@yahoo.com
Charlie Grady, charliegrady@att.net
Barbara Barnett, bbarnett@CEofGA.com

Doughnut Sunday
Doughnuts, coffee, and juice are served twice a month after the 9am Mass, September through May.

Joy Baljet, joybaljet@gmail.com

Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts ministry strives to serve each girl in the school and parish community through service, commitment, and personal responsibility. With the help of dedicated volunteer leaders and the guidance of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, we are building strong women of character and leadership. OLA Girl Scouts are part of the Dunwoody Service Unit allowing us to participate in events such as S’Mores Fest, Ornament Extravaganza, Super Swap Saturday, Cadette Skate Night and High Harbour Weekends. OLA Scout events include Coffee and Kringle and Girl Scout Sunday.  Troops are individually run at each grade level and usually meet right after school.

Joy Baljet, joybaljet@gmail.com678-427-2110

Lenten Fish Fries
On Fridays in Lent, you can gather with other great parish cooks to help prepare this wonderful Lenten meal.

Jimmy Heath, jhheath@aol.com404-723-9494

New Member Welcome and Orientation
This team of individuals prepares a quarterly welcome breakfast event in Moylan Hall. Activities include food preparation, hosting and welcome gift assembly.

Steve Snyder, snyde1@hotmail.com

OLA Strings
A ministry of Classical Music and “Songs from Long Ago” in String Quartet form.  We play the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Gershwin and others for our own enjoyment and for the pleasure of others at OLA.  We support other ministries at OLA with background music when needed.  We practice and learn new music in the choir room on Wednesday nights from 7:30 until 9:45.  If you play Violin, Viola, or Cello, WE NEED YOU! Just basic playing skill are needed.  We learn together.

Richard Hood, 770-630-1861

OLA Young Adults
OLA Young Adults is a group of 25 to 35+ year-old members of OLA Parish in Atlanta who have an interest in being involved, exploring our faith and making new friends.  Much like the three tenets of Stewardship, (time, talent, and treasure) we consider the three aspects of our group to be Spiritual, Service and Social.  We meet regularly for Group Bible Study, provide service to our community and gather for dinners or other fun events.

Steven and Caroline Savor, ola.youngadults.atl@gmail.com 

Parish Life Group
Families of the parish gather monthly during the school year for various activities and service projects. Events are designed for both family participation and adult only. Open to married couples or couples without children and single parent families. Volunteer opportunities exist at all levels for events.

Lizette Snyder and Christie Slaton, olaparishlifegroup@yahoo.com

Supper Club
A great way to meet members of the parish. This group meets for dinner on a monthly basis in each other’s homes, in groups of four couples or pairs.  They rotate from home to home. A “Dinner of Dinners” is held annually.

Sara Cicero, stutzes@cisco.com

Woman’s Circle
The purpose of Women’s Circle at OLA is to offer women of all ages quality opportunities for personal growth and service to others. Monthly meetings offer speakers, activities, community outreach and social gathering.

Meredith Mouledous and Yvette Litchfield , olawomenscircle@gmail.com