Online Registration for Faith Formation – NOW OPEN!
Dear OLOL parents,
We are excited to offer some new and updated initiatives for our Children’s Faith Formation programs. After intently listening to our families and catechists, we understand our common goal is to bring your children closer to Christ and we are proud to offer a variety of quality catechesis options to meet the spiritual needs of our families. This year, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is coming back to OLOL for 3 & 4 year old children! We have also updated the programming for middle school children and those preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please take a moment to read the program descriptions and be sure to register your child for the appropriate class option. For more detailed information, please visit our website. For further questions, please contact Faith Formation Office Manager, Verenice Dubon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-338-3920.
Children’s Faith Formation
On Sunday mornings, our parish offers opportunities for kindergarten-6th grade age children. Classes will be offered from 9:45 – 10:45 AM. (Note: 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 below.)
Embark: First Holy 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. First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion classes for second graders will be offered from 9:45 – 10:45 AM.
Embark is Our Lady of the Lake’s program for preparing children and their families for the sacraments of initiation. 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.
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.
Embark is Our Lady of the Lake’s program for preparing children and their families for the sacraments of initiation. 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.
The Pier (Middle School) & Lakehouse (High School)
Lakehouse is a community of high school disciples who seek to live their Catholic faith authentically by following the Lord through prayer and friendship. The Pier is a band of 7-8th grade disciples who come together as a community to know their Father in Heaven by following Christ’s call to live their Catholic faith, here and now.
Lakehouse and The Pier meet together each Wednesday from 6 – 8:30 PM to joyfully seek God in prayer and fellowship with the Youth Minister, each other, and adult disciples. Evenings feature exciting, large-scale games, intimate encounters of prayer, and Mass. Dinner is included in the evening. Middle school and high school disciples will have opportunities to break out regularly into age-appropriate groups depending on the content of the evening. Lakehouse also meets each Sunday from 4 – 5:30 PM to enjoy fellowship and break open the Scriptures together. Additionally, 11-12th grade disciples meet twice a month off-campus after the 11:00 Sunday Mass to discuss their journey in faith in conversation with the Youth Minister and adult mentors.