Faith formation is a life-long process of learning, accomplished both privately and in the company of the adult community, at Sunday Mass and celebrations of the sacraments, through special events offered during the Advent, Lent and Easter season and in the ongoing programs listed below. We encourage adult members of the OLA community to continue to expand their knowledge of the Catholic faith in all its richness. Don't forget to check out the Catholic Updates found on our Welcome Cart on the patio, and to investigate Catholic links found on this website.
Inquiry Classes every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Gathering in the OLA Convent at the north end of the parking lot, we explore what it means to be Catholic, what we believe and why, what really happens during the Mass, why we do the things we do, and any other questions that you may have about our faith tradition. Open to all adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, including parishioners.
Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Anyone interested in becoming a Catholic becomes a part of this process, as can any adult Catholic who has not yet received all the sacraments of initiation. For information, contact Kathy Steighner (see below). More
Adult Bible Study
Open to all adults, this group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sapienza Room. More
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Open to all adults, this group meets from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Sapienza Room. More
Fellowship of Catholic Christian Women
The purpose of the Fellowship of Catholic Christian Women is to bring Catholic Christian women together in the Spirit to deepen each one's personal relationship with God. It is our goal to foster fellowship among Catholic Christian women for the purpose of evangelizing women; building a faith community; promoting the development of the spiritual life of every woman; and reaching out as a group in ministry. For more informatioon, click here.
This renowned program moves disciples of Jesus from faith into action through education and spiritual formation in the Catholic social justice tradition. Deacon John Tullius and the growing JustFaith community at OLA invite you into this life-changing experience integrating personal spirituality with social ministry. Journey into the heart of the Gospel and grow in compassion as you encounter the poor and marginalized in our world. For more information, click here.
Religious Education Congress
The largest event of its kind in the United States, the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim offers hundreds of workshops about understanding, living, and teaching about our Catholic faith. The event features beautiful Masses in a variety of worship styles, and gathers a multitude of Catholic vendors and other representatives under one roof, For more information, visit www.REcongress.org.
Other Catholic Programs outside the parish
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Formation contact information
Faith Formation Center: (909) 624-1360
Director of Faith Formation: Elena Cardena, (909) 626-3596, ext. 213
RCIA and Inquiry sessions: Kathy Steighner (909) 626-3596, ext. 221
Uturn Teen Coordinator: Teresa Arredondo, (909) 626-3596, ext. 215
OLA School: Bernadette Boyle: (909) 626-7135