“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Do you ever wonder how OLA does so much?
Come and see at our Leadership Open House!
You are invited to attend our
Annual Leadership Open House
Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:00 p.m.
in the auditorium
Come and learn about how our parish Leadership Councils work, and meet the people involved. Explore the possibility of becoming a member of one of the coordinating councils. Everyone is welcome to come and see how it works. If you cannot attend, but are interested in serving the OLA community on a Leadership Council, please email Deacon Jim Allgaier at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Is membership on a Leadership Council right for you? Qualities of a council member
A willingness to listen
A desire for spiritual growth
An openness to study and reflection
An eagerness to see a vision or direction
An ease in working with groups
An ability to animate others’ gifts
A freedom to delegate responsibilities
A resolve to make needed decisions
An excitement about the parish
A willingness to be a liaison to a given group
Administration Council: Members bring to the table an understanding of organization, management, finance, and communications. They are dedicated to the support of parish ministries through responsible stewardship.
Community Life Council: Members help build a deeper sense of Christian community for all ages and interest groups in our parish through parish events, hospitality and the stewardship of time and talent.
Faith Formation Council: Members promote faith, spirituality, and family life at OLA through multi-generational formation programs. These include Religious Education, Adult Formation, Sacramental Preparation, Christian Initiation, and OLA School.
Outreach Council: Members have compassion for those in need along with a passion for justice and peace. Outreach includes areas of pastoral care to the sick and home bound; services to the handicapped, bereaved and imprisoned; emergency assistance programs for the poor and homeless; programs that promote respect for life; as well as programs for justice and peace.
Worship Council: Members are charged with fostering the spiritual growth of all parishioners and providing opportunities for personal and communal prayer, in addition to our Eucharistic celebrations. Worship Council also coordinates the work of all liturgical ministries and prayer groups.
Spanish Speaking Council: Discerns the needs of the Spanish-Speaking Community, planning, coordinating and evaluating its programs and events. This includes the full range of parish life - spiritual and liturgical ministries, social and cultural enrichment, educational and sacramental preparation, and outreach services. Also meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Vietnamese Council: Discerns the needs of the Vietnamese-Speaking Community, planning, coordinating and evaluating its programs and events. This includes the full range of parish life - spiritual and liturgical ministries, social and cultural enrichment, educational and sacramental preparation, and outreach services.