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Parish Life

Ministries

“Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.”
 

- Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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.

For Everyone

These are for everyone. Adult stewards are needed to serve events.

 

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

 

For more information, please contact Joy Baljet at joybaljet@gmail.com

 

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

 

For more information, please contact Will Spiers at wrspiers@comcast.net

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.

Upcoming Events:

  • August 16 - Parish Picnic

  • October 5 - Dancing in the Streets (Adults Only)

  • October 24 - Trunk or Treat

For more information, please contact Becky Pittman at parishlife@olachurch.org.

For Adults

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 for each month’s book and just show up for the discussion!

 

For more information, please contact Rita O’Brien at 404-231-9611

 

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.

 

For more information, please contact Mary Anne Grady at maryannegrady@yahoo.com or Charlie Grady at charliegrady@att.net

 

New Member Welcome and Orientation 
This team organizes quarterly (3 breakfasts and 1 dinner) welcome events in Moylan Hall. We invite and greet new member families at these events. Activities include organizing events, greeting and hosting new member families, informing new member families of ministry opportunities, new member gift assembly, and help with setup and cleanup.

For more information, please contact Betsy Nettles at betsy620@gmail.com

Prime Timers
Prime Timers Ministry welcomes all parishioners 65 and older to enjoy cultivating faith, friendship, and service. 

For more information, please contact Sara Cash at primetimers@olachurch.org 

 

Recreation and Athletics
OLA Parish Recreation sponsors elementary school teams during the Catholic Metro League season. Registration is open to all children whose family is registered in the parish or who attends OLA School. Adult athletics, Teen Car Camp, monthly Board Game nights, and other events are part of OLA's Recreation Ministry. Adult volunteers are needed. Click here to learn more about Recreation/Athletics at OLA.

For more information, please contact Rob Aldrich at soccer@olachurch.org

 

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.

 

For more information, please contact Sara Cicero at 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.

For more information, please contact Julie and Kerry Economos at olawomenscircle@gmail.com

 

Commission Ministry Head to be named in Fall of 2019. 

For Children/Youth 

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.

 

For more information, please contact Peter Baljet at pbaljet@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.

 

For more information, please contact Steve Ferguson at assistantcubmaster@cubpack21atl.org. 

 

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. Troops are individually run at each grade level and usually meet right after school.

 

For more information, please contact Sarah Walker at sarahwalker1212@yahoo.com

Recreation and Athletics
OLA Parish Recreation sponsors elementary school teams during the Catholic Metro League season. Registration is open to all children whose family is registered in the parish or who attends OLA School. Adult athletics, Teen Car Camp, monthly Board Game nights, and other events are part of OLA's Recreation Ministry. Adult volunteers are needed. Click here to learn more about Recreation/Athletics at OLA.

For more information, please contact Rob Aldrich at soccer@olachurch.org

Youth Ministry 

For young people in 1st grade through college. Please look under Religious Education and Faith Formation Ministries for detailed information or contact our Youth Minster, Andrew Knuckles, at aknuckles@olachurch.org.