“Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them…if one is a teacher, in teaching….” Romans 12:6 – 8

Adult Opportunities

Education and Faith Formation Committee
This committee, comprised of one Parish Council member and other volunteers, creates awareness of the catechetical mission of the Church and recommends, promotes, supports and evaluates religious education programs at OLOL. For more information, please contact: Jan & Javier Morales at 615-414-0162.


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults and adolescents, who wish to become members of the Roman Catholic Church, learn and prepare for full reception into the Church at the Easter Vigil Liturgy. Those wishing to join the Church learn about Catholic beliefs and practices while experiencing the faith community. The core team consists of over 40 volunteers, who serve as lecturers, refreshment servers, and Share the Word leaders. Also, sponsors are needed for each RCIA participant to support them through this 26-week program. For more information, please contact: Babs Rector at 615-305-1580.

Men’s Bible Study

The men meet every Saturday morning from 7:00-8:00 AM downstairs in the parish social hall. Join at any time. All men are welcome. For more information, please contact: Mike Rector at 615-822-8461

Women’s Faith and Prayer Group

This weekly Bible study and prayer group offers women an opportunity to come together to know God better through worship, Bible study and faith sharing. For more information, please contact: Renee Wright at 615-824-0939.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation offers opportunities to encounter God through study of the Scriptures, the Saints, and the Sacraments with the understanding that study is a beautiful form of prayer and leads us closer to God, strengthening our souls for the unique journey that each of us is traveling. Café, Catholic Adult Faith Education, offers a choice of small home study groups, a variety of weekly classes held both weeknights and weekends at the parish, and special events for spiritual growth. Please refer to the Sunday bulletin for specific class dates and times. Contact: Patti Deffendall: pattideffendall@comcast.net