“The definitive aim of catechesis [faith formation] is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only he can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity. St. Paul declared, “For to me life is Christ.’” (On Catechesis in our Time)
Faith formation involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit. In addition to our many liturgical celebrations, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish provides a variety of opportunities throughout the year for Catholics of all ages to grow in their faith. These include sacramental preparation, Bible study, family & children programs, Catholic faith enrichment programs, prayer and spirituality groups, and a variety of other events throughout the year.
Welcome Back Program for Returning Catholics
If you are a Catholic who has been away from the Church, and are thinking about returning, we would be happy to hear from you. Our parish offers "Welcome Back," a parish program designed to help people return to the sacraments and to regular church attendance. For more information, contact Helen Oesterle, 206-935-0358, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becoming Catholic... the RCIA Program
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process of initiation into the Catholic Community of Faith. The program provides faith formation and sacramental preparation for people seeking Baptism in the Catholic Church or full communion with the Catholic tradition through Profession of Faith, reception of Eucharist and Confirmation. Click the link at left to visit the RCIA page.
Children and Youth
The Family and Children’s Faith Formation for young people is offered Sunday mornings, October through May. Families learn about their faith and have opportunities to pray together, study scripture, and learn about the Mass through weekly dismissals to the Children's Liturgy of the Word and special youth celebrations at the 11:00 Mass on the First Sunday of the month. Click the link at left
It is never too late to learn more about being an active and practicing Catholic! OLG provides a wide variety of opportunities for adults to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, with the Church, and with the parish community.