Adult Faith Formation

Opportunities to Grow in Faith, Love and Understanding 

We strive to provide opportunities for adults to grow in knowledge of our faith through

  • The Liturgy and Eucharistic Adoration
  • Classes and small group studies
  • Continuous study of Scripture
  • The offering of opportunities for personal spiritual growth in many different way

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.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Amy Oatley 616-866-2577 ext 220
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 spend time with Our Lord.

RCIA- Learn about becoming Catholic

Want to learn more, please contact Amy Oatley at or 866-2577 ext. 220 (Parish Faith Formation office)


Amy Oatley 616-866-2577 ext 220

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.


Domestic Discipleship provides families of all ages a time and place to engage in their faith through hands on activities. Families will gather on the second Tuesday of each month for a potluck meal, catechesis and hands on activities. These evenings will help parishioners to understand their faith better and to deepen your relationship with Christ. As a community, families will have time to pray and learn about our faith while being present with each other.

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.

The Domestic Discipleship monthly themes for 2018-2019 are:

  • January: Knowing & Walking with Jesus
  • February: Liturgy & the Sacraments
  • March: The Eucharist
  • April: Morality & the Ten Commandments
  • May: Feasts of the Blessed Mother

Please contact the Faith Formation Office for more information.

Light Weigh One King

Jenny Van Maanen
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 220
Living Your Strengths is a ministry designed to help adults maximize their God-given talents in all aspects of life – personal, professional, and spiritual.

The ministry provides facilitator-led offerings to help individuals discover their talents and further develop their strengths. The ministry uses Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder®, an online assessment tool, as the starting point.

St. Charles Borromeo Scripture Study/

Jeanne Haenisch-Messinger
Friday Morning Senior Scripture Study at 10 am following the 9 am Mass.

Together, we study and reflect on the upcoming Sunday Mass readings and commentary from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in MS, using the “Bread of Life” series by Deacon Ken and Marie Finn and reflections from Creighton University.

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.

Women’s Bible Study

Jean Hessler  (616)-866-2392

The Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study invites all ladies to our New Year study on WOMEN OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
Author Pía Septién tells us eleven stories about women of the Old Testament and presents them as material for personal spiritual reflection. Every chapter offers the biblical story narrated in prose, quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and reflection and discussion. Questions? Call Jean Hessler, (616) 866-2392.

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

The Society of Consoling Hearts of Jesus and Mary

We are a praying lay community of women who are consecrated to Mary through Father Michael Gaitley’s program of 33 Days to Morning Glory. Consecration brings us to the charism of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

We meet on the second Wednesday each month to share aspirations in living out our given attributes of God.

Contact Marlene Middleton at 616-745-7079 or Lorraine Hemmerly at 248-701-7079.

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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