Adult Faith Formation

Opportunities to Grow in Faith, Love and Understanding


Catholic formation opportunities are supported by the parish and by the OLC Education Foundation.  With your generosity, the parish and the OLC Education Foundation will continue to support Catholic education. DONATE NOW.


Families will gather on the second Tuesday of each month for a meal, catechesis and hands on activities. Some themes include, Prayer, Advent and the Jesse Tree, Social Justice with service project, Lent – “Why do we do what we do?”, and a Church Tour,

This program is open to all parishioners.

  • It is a supplement for OLC school families, regular Faith Formation classes and families who choose to home school their children.
  • For those families working at home with their children, Blest Are We student textbooks will be provided along with a syllabus. Work can be completed on line.

Young Adults of Our Lady 

Who: Young Adults ages 22 – 30
What: Group for the “Young Adults of Our Lady”
Where: Kateri Lodge (West Side)
When: Thursdays (every other week) starting October 5 at 7pm – 8:30pm
Why: To provide Young Adults with faith sharing, events, and ministries that strive to bring them into an encounter with Jesus and experience authentic Christian community.
Contact: Father Stephen Durkee at


Mary as you’ve never seen her before…

  • Discover how Catholic beliefs about Mary build on the Old Testament as well as the Gospels.
  • Learn why the early church used titles like “New Eve” and “Ark of the New Covenant” for Mary.
  • Grow in your devotion to Our Lady.

Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm, beginning on January 22 in the Guadalupe Room and Thursdays 10-11:30 Am starting January 25th. Contact Amy Darling for more information at
616-780-8051 or


Deacon Jim Hessler

Journey with Deacon Jim as he explores the basics of biblical scholarship. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the latest Scripture scholarship this study will:

  • Offer historical backgrounds
  • Give information about the author and the literary style of the biblical work
  • Provide a theological interpretation of selected passages


Greg Beasley 616-893-5833

7 Steps to a super abundant marriage!  Virtually divorce proof your marriage, increase your happiness as a couple and experience a foretaste of paradise!  This is marriage enrichment like you’ve never had before!


Mike DiCosola

That Man is You! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers.  The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive.


Julie Foley 
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, with 10 weekly sessions and One Saturday retreat. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. Every Alpha session includes food, a talk and good conversation.

Light Weigh One King

Kathleen Gnanasekharan 213-291-9824
Light Weigh One King is a 12 week Catholic bible study/DVD program recommended by priests, doctors, nurses and Prevention Magazine as well as your fellow parishioners for weight loss and health.

Living Your Strengths

Amy Oatley 616-866-2577 ext 212
Living Your Strengths is a small group class that helps you to identify your top 5 God-given talents and also to help you turn those talents into strengths.

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic

Greg Beasley  (616) 893-5833
This small group book study will deepen your relationship with Christ and dramatically impact your life. No class in session currently. For a complimentary copy of the book, please contact Greg or the parish office.

St. Charles Borromeo Scripture Study

Don & Betty Basel   (616) 874-6064
Would you like to …..
Enhance your experience at Mass?  Make a connection with scripture and your daily life?
Deepen and strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ?
Join us as we review and discuss the Sunday Scripture readings for the coming weekend.
Printed materials are provided and refreshments are served.  All are welcome!! Registration not required!

Women’s Bible Study

Jean Hessler  (616)-866-2392
Lenten study begins on Friday, February 9. We will be studying “LIVE LENT!” by Sister Terry Rickard, OP, and Deacon Charles Paolino. The book LIVE LENT! is an ideal companion as we gather weekly to gain inspiration from the next Sunday’s gospel and as we reflect each day of the week on how to live our faith in everyday life.

We meet in the Guadalupe Room on Friday mornings after 9:00 am Mass from 10-11:30am.  Open to all women of the parish and their friends.  Together we study various Catholic books.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Kristi Brown  (616) 863-9886
Mondays 6:30PM until 7:30PM in the Chapel
The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a very powerful and moving prayer that offers many graces. It is prayed on traditional rosary beads.  For dates, times and locations please contact Kristi.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Amy Oatley 616-866-2577 ext 212
Adoration at Our Lady of Consolation is 24/7.  There are occasions when we do repose the Blessed Sacrament because of conditions and situations that require it.  Please contact Amy or the parish office (866-0931) for more information or to sign-up for a particular hour of prayer.  No sign-up is required to participate.


The Seven Sacraments Video Series

Sacraments are the actions that bring us into closer community with one another and Christ. Each of the 7 Sacraments of the Church was instituted by Christ in the Scriptures. WE believe this is how Jesus Christ remains with us, leading us deeper into a relationship with Him.

Holy Orders
Anointing of the Sick

Curious about Catholicism?

We are always seeking and inviting those interested, intrigued, or perhaps just inquisitive about being Catholic – people like you.

We invite you to join us in conversation about our Catholic faith.  Our goal is to support you in your faith journey and in developing a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Want to learn more, please contact Amy Oatley at or 866-2577 ext. 212 (Parish Faith Formation office)