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 once a month after the 9am Mass, September through May.

Joy Baljet, joybaljet@gmail.com

Lenten Fish Fries

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

Nick Maddox, n-maddox@white-electrical.com

OLA Hospitality Ministry

This ministry helps with food preparation, set-up, service and clean-up for special events throughout the year hosted by the pastor and/or parish priests. This is a great opportunity to give back and provide support to the marists at our parish. Volunteers are added to an email list and are able to sign up for opportunities to help according to their own availability.

Cindy Posta, olahospitality@olachurch.org

Parish Life Group

All members are invited to gather during the school year for various activities and service projects. Events are designed for both family participation and adult only. Our events are open to singles, married couples, couples without children, single parent families - everyone! Volunteer opportunities exist at all levels for events.

Julie Mawson and Julie McNulty, parishlife@olachurch.org

For Adults

Book Club

The book club for adults meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 10am in the Upper Room. The group 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!

Suzanne Ernst, suzernst@att.net

 

Bridge Club

All skill levels are welcome to this dynamic group that meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month October thru June, 6:30-9:30pm in Moylan Hall.

Mary Anne Grady, maryannegrady@yahoo.com

Charlie Grady, 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.

Lynn Sedki and Amber Stewart, newmember@olachurch.org

 

Prime Timers

Prime Timers Ministry welcomes all parishioners 65 and older who enjoy cultivating faith, friendship, and service. Email for more information or to become a part of Prime Timers.

Caroline Gipson (Lunch and Learn)

Kelly Grant and Jen Murphy (Events and Dinners)

Betsie Greiff (Outings)

primetimers@olachurch.org

 

Recreation/Athletics

OLA Parish sponsors elementary school teams during the Catholic Metro League season along with adult athletics. Adult volunteers are what makes this ministry a success.

Rob Aldrich, Director of Recreation, recreation@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. We rotate from home to home. A "Dinner of Dinners" is held annually.

Sara Cicero, stutzes@cisco.com

For Women

Mary Martha Circle

The Mary Martha Circle is a ministry for women in our Parish who are in the “middle” season of life. It will provide opportunities to grow in faith and friendship through monthly fellowships at members homes.

Elizabeth Wathen, marymartha@olachurch.org

 

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.

Liz Santa, Carrie Whitney, and Holly Woodward, womenscircle@olachurch.org

Juliet Greco
Commission Ministry Head
julietgreco@yahoo.com

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.

Peter Baljet, 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 more.

Jason Lang and Kelly Livingston, cubmaster@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.

Sarah Walker, sarahwalker1212@yahoo.com

 

Recreation/Athletics

OLA's Recreation Ministry sponsors elementary school teams during the Catholic Metro League season. There are also Skate Nights and other events for the family throughout the year.

Rob Aldrich, Director of Recreation, recreation@olachurch.org