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. If you have questions about a Parish Life ministry, please contact the ministry leader listed or the Commission Ministry Head, Juliet Greco, at PC-ParishLife@olachurch.org.

For Everyone

Doughnut Sunday

Doughnuts, coffee, and juice are served once a month after the 9am Mass (September through May). Sara Pilling, jacksonsara@hotmail.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

Lenten Fish Fries

On Fridays in Lent, you can gather with other great parish cooks to help prepare and serve this wonderful Lenten meal. Volunteers are also needed to help serve, set-up/lean-up, and collect payment at the door. Nick Maddox, maddoxnick1982@gmail.com

OLA One Ministry

OLA One invites you to join together, integrating our community more than ever, making it stronger, while enjoying the diversity and the good things that our different cultures can give to each other. Our members participate in scheduled parish events, and host diverse events throughout the year - all aimed at bringing our entire community together! Diana V. Pradilla and Adriana Moreno, oneola@olachurch.org

Parish Life Group

All 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. Emily Schroll, 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! Sharon Bowman, sharon.bowman@comcast.net

New Member Welcome and Orientation Ministry

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

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. www.catholicmetrosports.com Rob Aldrich, Catholic Metro Sports, raldrich@catholicmetrosports.com

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

Prime Timers

The Prime Timers Ministry welcomes all parishioners 65 and older who enjoy cultivating faith, friendship, and service. We host monthly Friday Lunch & Learns and other events throughout the year. Email us for more information, to receive our monthly email, and/or to become a part of Prime Timers. Betsie Greiff, primetimers@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

St. Anne's Circle

The St. Anne's 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, stannecircle@olachurch.org

Women'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. Malloree Barry, Katie Rice, and Alicia Stemper, olawomenscircle@gmail.com

For Children and 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

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

Youth Minstry - High School

See the Life Teen page under the Religious Education and Faith Formation Menu on this website to learn about our programs for 9th-12th graders.

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

Recreation/Athletics

OLA's Recreation Ministry sponsors elementary aged school teams during the Catholic Metro League season. There are also special events for the family throughout the year. www.catholicmetrosports.com Rob Aldrich, Catholic Metro Sports, raldrich@catholicmetrosports.com

Youth Minstry - Middle School

See the Edge page under the Religious Education and Faith Formation Menu on this website to learn about our programs for 6th -8th graders.

Contact Us

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Juliet Greco

Parish Life Pastoral Council Commission Head

PC-ParishLife@olachurch.org