RCIA Update August (Part 2) - What is RCIA?

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Margaret Lively, RCIA Director

Well, simply stated, RCIA is the formal Rite and process consisting of instruction, reflection, prayer, formation and discernment by which adults choose for themselves to follow Jesus Christ by entering into full communion with the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

It is a Rite in the sense that it ultimately involves several religious Rites and Sacraments conventionally celebrated within our Catholic community: Baptism, Communion, Confession and Confirmation.

It is a process in which we follow a custom developed, approved curriculum that includes requisite topics for building one’s knowledge and love of the Catholic faith. Becoming Catholic typically takes 10 months or so, but nobody is ever rushed – real relationships take time to develop, right?

Through RCIA, a seriously seeking individual will not only discover and solidify a real relationship with Jesus Christ, they will also: learn the precepts of the Catholic Church; study the Word of God; understand the application of the Ten Commandments and the institution of the Seven Sacraments; learn the basic history of Christianity and the Church; attend Mass; take time for personal prayer and contemplation. Plus anything else we can squeeze in to help them in this momentous journey as they become fully equipped to continue their life-long relationship with Jesus and His Church.

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August 4 - Saint John Vianney

Study: Symbolon: Living the Faith, Session 4: Penance and Anointing of the Sick /
Symbolon: Vivendo la Fe, Sesión 4: Reconciliación y Unción de los Enfermos*
Read: The Curé d’Ars Today

August 6 - Feast of the Transfiguration

Study: Lectio: Peter, Session 6: In the Shadow of the Galilean
Listen: Theology for Beginners

August 9 - Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Watch: Edith Stein / Edith Stein*
Read: Edith Stein and Companions

August 11 - Saint Philomena

Listen: Saint Philomena: Saint for Our Times / Santa Filomena: Poderosa intercesora ante Dios*
Listen: Saint Philomena (audio drama)

August 11 - Saint Clare

Watch: Clare and Francis / Clara y Francisco*

August 14 - Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Study: Divine Mercy, Episode 9: Mary’s Knight
Watch: Ocean of Mercy
Watch: Life for Life / Una Vida por Otra*

August 15 - Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Study: Footprints of God: Mary
Listen: Answering Common Objections: Mary
Read: Faith Basics: Understanding Catholic Teaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 18 - Saint Helen

Read: Saint Helena and the True Cross

August 28 - Saint Augustine

Watch: Restless Heart
Watch: Augustine: A Voice for All Generations / Agustín: Una Voz para Todas las Generaciones*
Watch: Catholic Heroes: The Story of Saint Augustine / Héroes Católicos: La Historia de San Agustín* Listen: Saints for Sinners
Listen: The Restless Flame
Read: Confessions

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RCIA Update August (Part 1)

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Margaret Lively, RCIA Director

It has been a blessedly busy past year in our RCIA ministry here at Our Lady of Grace. We have welcomed 12 into the fullness of the Catholic faith, with more still on their journey, and we are looking forward to this coming year! Perhaps you have even forgotten what this somewhat clumsy acronym stands for - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

As you all know through your years as faithful, practicing Catholics, we are all called to make Jesus Christ known and loved. We do this through living our lives in Christ and always seeing Christ in others; attending Mass regularly; connecting with Jesus in prayer daily, practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy; knowing, understanding and incorporating Jesus’ teachings into our everyday lives. Here is a huge opportunity for you to make a tremendous difference in someone’s life, just by reaching and inviting someone you know who might be seriously interested in experiencing what the Catholic faith offers through RCIA. As my dear Mom used to say, “Noodle on it awhile.” But really noodle on it in the next few weeks - RCIA starts Wednesday, September 11! We have an updated handout card in the Commons for you to give to your special inquirer - then, with a quick phone call from them, we’ll joyfully take it from there.

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July 4 - Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Listen: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati / Beato Pier Giorgio Frassati*
Read: Pier Giorgio Frassati

July 4 - Independence Day

Watch: Isaac Hecker and the Journey of Catholic America
Listen: Put Not Your Trust in Princes
Listen: In God We Trust
Read: Catholics in America

July 6 - Saint Maria Goretti

Watch: Saint Maria Goretti: Fourteen Flowers of Pardon
Watch: Maria Goretti
Listen: St. Maria Goretti

July 12 - Saints Louis and Zelie Martin (St. Therese’s Parents)

Read: A Family of Saints
Read: Married Saints and Blesseds Through the Centuries

July 14 - Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Listen: St. Kateri Tekakwitha: Lily of the Mohawks

July 16 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Watch: The Woman
Listen: The Brown Scapular and St. Simon Stock
Read: The World’s First Love

July 26 - Saints Joachim and Anne

Study: Beloved: Living Marriage / Amado: Viviendo el Matrimonio*
Listen: How to Apply Our Faith to Our Families
Read: How to Raise Good Catholic Children
Escuchar: La Familia: Dios nos la ha confiado
Escuchar:
Seminario Nuestra Familia

July 31 - Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Study: True Reformers, Session 2: Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Watch: Ignatius of Loyola / Ignacio de Loyola*
Listen: Discerning Hearts: Discernment of Spirits
Listen: Heroes of the Catholic Reformation
Read: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

*Available in Spanish

OLGMC Summer Social

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Thursday, July 18, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Athletic Fields
Join us for our annual summer social event! All men of the parish community are invited. We will set up a tent on the Athletic Fields and, for the first time in our history, put on a pig roast. To that we'll add coleslaw, potato salad, corn, greens and a plethora of beverages. We will use this event to celebrate our extremely successful past year and welcome new parish members to the Men's Club.

Cost is $75 before July or $100 after. Cost is $25 for new parish members (2017 - 2019) and youngsters (ages 21-35). Ticket includes dinner and beverages. Pre-registration required. Must be 21 or older to attend.

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Summer Classic Annual Social (with option to pay dues)

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June 2019

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June 9 - Solemnity of Pentecost

Study: Lectio Evangelization, Session 2: Clothed with Power
Watch: The Messengers
Listen: The Holy Spirit: Third Person of the Trinity

June 13 - Saint Anthony of Padua

Watch: Saint Anthony: The Miracle Worker of Padua
Listen: St. Anthony

June 16 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Study: Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Session 1: The Journey of Faith /
Symbolon: Conocidendo la Fe, Sesión 1: El Camino de Fe*
Watch: Ready Reasons: Is the Holy Spirit God?

June 22 - Saint Thomas More

Study: True Reformers, Session 1: Saint Thomas More
Read: Characters of the Reformation

June 23 - Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Study: Presence / Presencia*
Study: The Wild Goose, Segment 6: The Spirit and the Eucharist /
The Wild Goose, Segmento 6: El EspÍritu y la EucaristÍa*
Listen: The Lamb’s Supper
Read: A Communion of Heart / Una ComuniÓn Hecha con del CorazÓn*
Escuchar: Comprendiendo la EucaristÍa

June 24 - Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Study: Lectio: Eucharist, Session 3: Lamb of God
Study: The Wild Goose, Segment 3: Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Fire /
The Wild Goose, Segmento 3: Baptism en Espíritu Santo y en el Fuego*

June 28 - Sacred Heart of Jesus

Study: Divine Mercy, Session 2: Behold, This Heart
Study: Consoling the Heart of Jesus

June 29 - Saints Peter and Paul

Study: Lectio: Peter
Study: Footprints of God, Paul: Contending for the Faith
Watch: St. Peter / San Pedro*
Watch: Paul of Tarsus / Pablo de Tarsus*

*Available in Spanish

Cana Mother's of Young Children

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Dining Room
Moms, if you are looking for: solid friendships with other moms like you; an opportunity to delve more into your role as a woman and mother in light of your faith; practical tools you can apply right now in your marriage and family, then join us to come and see about the Cana Mothers of Young Children (ages birth – 5th grade) program that is starting in the fall at OLG on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 PM or Friday mornings 9:30 – 11:00 AM with free childcare.

Contact Mary Hodgdon to RSVP or ask questions at maryhodgdon@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9032).

2019 Discipleship Guide Book

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Look in your mailbox for our new Discipleship Guide Book! Advertisers helped provide this service at no cost to our parish. We encourage you to think of them in the future as your needs arise. Contact amandavogt@guidebookpublishing.com for more information or if you are interested in advertising next year.

Please familiarize yourself with the OLG ministries and organizations located in the front of the book. An electronic PDF version of the Guide Book, which you can download to your computer, smartphone or tablet is available for your convenience.

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May 2019

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May 1 - Saint Joseph the Worker

Watch: Joseph of Nazareth
Read: The School of Nazareth: A Spiritual Journey with St. Joseph
Read: Be a Man! / ¡Sé Hombre!*

May 3 - Saints Philip and James

Study: Lectio Evangelization, Session 6: Sacraments and the Spirit

May 8 - Anniversary of Venerable Fulton Sheen’s Death

Watch: Love is Faith
Listen: The World’s First Love
Read: Life is Worth Living
Escuchar: Hiriendo al que Amas / Momento de la Verdad

May 13 - Our Lady of Fatima

Study: Fatima: Hope for the World
Watch: The 13th Day / El Día 13*
Watch: Fatima: A Message of Hope
Listen: Fatima: Living the Message / Fatima: Viviendo el Mensaje*
Escuchar: El Rezo del Rosario

May 22 - Saint Rita

Watch: Saint Rita
Watch: Saint Rita of Cascia

May 23 - Anniversary of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun’s Death

Study: Kapaun’s Men, Part 1: Virtue Series
Watch: The Miracle of Father Kapaun
Watch: The Story of Father Kapaun

May 26 - Saint Philip Neri

Study: True Reformers, Session 3: Saint Philip Neri
Watch: Saint Philip Neri: I Prefer Heaven

May 31 - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Study: The Bible and the VIrgin Mary, Session 5: The Ark of the Covenant /
La Biblia y la Virgen María, Lección 5: El Arca de la Nueva Alianza*
Watch: Brother Francis: The Rosary / El Hermano Zeferino: El Rosario*
Read: Mary: The Church at the Source
Estudiar: Estoy en Casa: María en las Escrituras
Escuchar:
El Ave María y la Oración

*Available in Spanish

Sposi Novelli BBQ

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Friday, May 17, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Marian Patio
Calling all engaged and newly married couples! Come join Sposi Novelli for a free BBQ from Old Southern BBQ! Please bring a dessert to share. Whether it's your first event or your fifth, there will be games to help us get to know each other.

Please RSVP to Mary Hodgdon at maryhodgdon@olgparish.org by Monday, May 13 so we know thequantity of BBQ and beverages to order.

Free childcare is available for those with little ones! If you need to use the Nursery for childcare, please email Stephanie Lloyd at stephanielloyd@olgparish.org by Monday, May 13 and let her know the names and ages of your little ones.