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For more information, please contact Verenice Dubon vereniced@ololcconline.com or 615-338-3920.

I want to sign-up my family to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Embark:  First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 

Embark is Our Lady of the Lake’s program for preparing children and their families for the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Reconciliation/Eucharist, and Confirmation. First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion classes for second graders will be offered from 9:45 – 10:45 AM. For children third grade and up, please contact Faith Formation Office Manager, Verenice Dubon at vereniced@ololcconline.com

Children and families prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist at Our Lady of the Lake in a two-part program: one for children and one for parents. Formation initiatives for parents and their children help initiate meaningful conversations at home and support the best possible experience for the family preparing for these beautiful sacraments.   

Please fill out the form below so that we can best serve you and your family this year. If you have additional questions, please contact the Faith Formation Office Manager, Verenice Dubon at vereniced@ololcconline.com

Fees:  The cost for First Holy Communion preparation is $65. Registration is $35 per child ($105 limit for 3 or more children) with an additional $30 retreat fee.  

At the bottom of the registration form, there is a link that will take you to the OLOL donation page where you can pay your registration fee. If you are already giving online, please use the SAME account to pay your registration fees. If you do not have an account, you can create one to pay your registration fees and make donations to the church if you so choose. If you have an account but need help with your username and password, please contact Leanna Baker at leannab@ololcconline.com or 615-338-3908. You also can mail or bring in your payment to the church office. Please make checks payable to Our Lady of the Lake and put “First Communion fees” in the memo line.

If the cost of preparation will be a financial hardship, please contact the Office Manager, Verenice Dubon vereniced@ololcconline.com  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

I want to sign-up my family to prepare for Confirmation.

Embark: Confirmation Preparation  

Embark is Our Lady of the Lake’s program for preparing children and their families for the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Reconciliation/Eucharist, and Confirmation. Sessions for Confirmation I will be offered from 9:45 – 10:45 AM. Sessions for Confirmation II will be offered from 12:15 – 1:45 PM. Snacks will be provided during both Confirmation sessions. 

Children seeking the sacrament of Confirmation in the Diocese of Nashville can be prepared as early as 12, however, the sacrament is conferred at ages 13 or 14. Our Lady of the Lake’s program of preparation for Confirmation involves two years of formation.  

Placement: If your child participated in Faith Formation last year as a 7th grader at OLOL or at another parish/school then they will be placed in our 2nd Year Confirmation cohort. If your child is 12 years old or they did not receive preparation at OLOL or another parish/school then they will be placed in our 1st Year Confirmation cohort.

Please see “Confirmation Requirements” for more details:  Our Lady of the Lake Confirmation Goals – 2022

Please fill out the form below so that we can best serve you and your family this year. If you have additional questions, please contact the Faith Formation Office Manager, Verenice Dubon at vereniced@ololcconline.com

Fees:  The cost for Confirmation Prep is $80 per child. A $35 per child registration fee ($105 total when registering for 3 or more children) with an additional $45 retreat fee per child to cover the cost of retreats throughout the year.

At the bottom of the registration form, there is a link that will take you to the OLOL donation page where you can pay your registration fee. If you are already giving online, please use the SAME account to pay your registration fees. If you do not have an account, you can create one to pay your registration fees and make donations to the church if you so choose. If you have an account but need help with your username and password, please contact Leanna Baker at leannab@ololcconline.com or 615-338-3908. You also can mail or bring in your payment to the church office. Please make checks payable to Our Lady of the Lake and put “Confirmation Prep fees” in the memo line.  

If the cost of preparation will be a financial hardship, please contact the Office Manager, Verenice Dubon vereniced@ololcconline.com  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

My child is not baptized, where should I start? (7 years old – 14 years old)

Embark: Catechumenate 

Embark is Our Lady of the Lake’s program for preparing children and their families for the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Reconciliation/Eucharist, and Confirmation.  

The catechumenate is the ancient process by which an unbaptized person prepares to enter the family of God’s people, the Church. The end and purpose of the catechumenate is to prepare individuals and their families for initiation into the Body of Christ through the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.  

Unbaptized children at the age of reason and older (typically 7+) who desire baptism are prepared through this process.  

Please fill out the form below so that we can best serve you and your family this year. If you have additional questions, please contact the Faith Formation Office Manager, Verenice Dubon at vereniced@ololcconline.com

Fees:  There are no costs associated with the catechumenate program for children. 

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I would like to sign up my child for Sunday morning K-6 Faith Formation.

Children’s Faith Formation 

Children and families have the opportunity to nurture the gifts of supernatural faith, hope, and charity through our parish’s Faith Formation programs. On Sunday mornings, our parish offers opportunities for kindergarten-6th grade age children.  Classes will be offered from 9:45 – 10:45 AM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP FOR SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION, PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT THIS FORM. Please fill out our sacramental preparation forms which can be found above

Please fill out the form below so that we can best serve you and your family this year. If you have additional questions, please contact the Faith Formation Office Manager, Verenice Dubon at vereniced@ololcconline.com

Fees: The cost for Children’s Faith Formation is $35 per child or a cap of $105 for 3 or more children. At the bottom of the registration form, there is a link that will take you to the OLOL donation page where you can pay your registration fee. If you are already giving online, please use the SAME account to pay your registration fees. If you do not have an account, you can create one to pay your registration fees and make donations to the church if you so choose. If you have an account but need help with your username and password, please contact Leanna Baker at leannab@ololcconline.com or 615-338-3908. You also can mail or bring in your payment to the church office. Please make checks payable to Our Lady of the Lake and put “Faith Formation registration fees” in the memo line.  

If the cost of formation will be a financial hardship, please contact the Office Manager, Verenice Dubon vereniced@ololcconline.com  

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

I would like to sign up my 3 or 4 year old up for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori based approach to catechesis in the Catholic faith. Our Lady of the Lake is offering CGS to parishioners with children ages 3 to 4. Classes will be offered at 9:45 – 10:45 AM and 12:30 – 1:30 PM.

The number of children in an atrium is very limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. After maximum capacity is reached, we will begin a waiting list. Children who are not yet able to toilet themselves are not ready to enter the atrium.

If you would like to sign up your child for these programs, please fill out the form below so that we can best serve you and your family this year. If you have additional questions or would like to get involved and volunteer, please contact the CGS coordinator Jennifer Conner at ololcgs@yahoo.com.

Fees: The cost for CGS is $35 per child or a cap of $105 for 3 or more children. At the bottom of the registration form, there is a link that will take you to the OLOL donation page where you can pay your registration fee. If you are already giving online, please use the SAME account to pay your registration fees. If you do not have an account, you can create one to pay your registration fees and make donations to the church if you so choose. If you have an account but need help with your username and password, please contact Leanna Baker at leannab@ololcconline.com or 615-338-3908. You also can mail or bring in your payment to the church office. Please make checks payable to Our Lady of the Lake and put “CGS registration fees” in the memo line.  

If the cost of formation will be a financial hardship, please contact the Office Manager, Verenice Dubon vereniced@ololcconline.com  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

I would like to have my infant/young child baptized (Newborn – 6 years old).

Congratulations! Thank you for choosing the Sacrament of Baptism for your child.

“Baptism is God’s most beautiful and magnificent gift. . . .We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light; clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God’s Lordship.” CCC 1216.10

The Rite of Baptism for Children is for newborns and children who have not reached school age. Parents are asked to prepare for their child’s baptism by completing an online video series and PDF workbook and scheduling a meeting with one of our Deacons. For information about Baptism preparation, please call Patti Deffendall: 615-338-3918 or email pattideffendall@comcast.net. To schedule your child’s Baptism or if you have attended a class previously, please contact Rhonda Wigger : 615-338-3901 or rhondaw@ololcconline.com.

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