“Follow Me.” (Matthew 9:9)

The call for you to BECOME like Jesus in your thoughts, words, and deeds so that the world can see him through you.

Once we have encountered the Lord, our hearts are open to receive his pure, perfect, and perpetual love, and a new life of peace takes hold of us. From that, we desire to know him more intimately. Through Parish life, there are many ways the Lord offers us the chance to become like him so that the world may experience his love through us. Check out these opportunities to BECOME like Christ and grow deeper in your following of him!

Become Core Offerings

Following Christ
Following Christ is a seven-week journey that inspires those who have completed Discovering Christ to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ by learning and living out the basic disciplines and truths practiced by Christians since the early Church. Click here to learn more.
Women’s Ministry – Scripture Studies
Women’s Scripture Study – Periodically throughout the year, a small group Women’s scripture study is offered. A selection from the Take-Up and Read Series is the basis of our study, followed by weekly gatherings for small group discussion and fellowship with other women. Click here to join our Women’s Ministry group and stay connected with all these offerings and more!
Discipleship Formation – All stages
The call to holiness is a life long formation process. We do not simply graduate from Believing or Becoming like Christ with the passage of Confirmation. In fact, with the blessings bestowed upon us at Confirmation, we are equipped in new ways to live out the Great Law, the commandment to love God and love neighbor. Everything we do at OLPH is centered around Christ and the opportunity to Belong to him and his community, encounter his love and become like him so that we can bring that great love to the world. We encourage you to explore some of our key offerings at every stage of life so that you may continue to grow and live out your life purpose in the world. Click here to learn more.
Small Groups
Small Groups is where our large church gets small. Groups are 6-12 people who meet to discuss faith, explore our spiritual growth and support one another in their relationship with Christ. This is the place to care for others and be cared for; a place to impact our community and the world. Small Groups are a great place to explore, ask questions, and grow. Click here to learn more.
Men's Ministry Video Series

Over the last two years, OLPH has run a Men’s Ministry Video Series on the first Wednesday of the month (September – June). The series provide men with formation topics that help them in their spiritual journeys as men to Become the men God wants us to be as well as the theme of men strengthening men. The first year of the Men’s Ministry Video Series included the video series by Fr. Larry Richards titled, “Be a Man” based on his book titled the same. The second year include another video series by Fr. Larry Richards titled “22:32 Men”. The 22:32 Men video series is based on the talks from Fr. Larry Richards’ 22:32 Men Strengthening Summits, and is based on Luke 22:32 – “But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers. We start at 7 pm and go to about 9 pm in Harrison Hall. Each session starts off with food(dinner) and fellowship, followed by the 30-40-minute video, followed by a discussion with prayer and scripture passages. All men are welcomed!

Catechetical Team
Are you interested in sharing your faith, while growing in your relationship with God? The outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Baptism provides everyone a purpose in this same mission. These gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest themselves differently in individuals, but when realized, are vital to the mission of the Church and now, broaden our ministry of the catechist, and the ways in which they serve. Our Catechetical Team will meet once a month for prayer, formation, fellowship, and planning, and will assist OLPH Faith Formation leaders, and meet once a month as a group. Interested?  Email Judy Gruel to get involved.