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.

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 spend time with Our Lord.

RCIA- Learn about becoming Catholic

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


Amy Oatley 616-866-2577 ext 212

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.


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.

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 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

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!

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

Summer session “Book Club” begins on June 8. After book discussion, we will go out together for lunch.
The first book is MY SISTERS, THE SAINTS, by Colleen Carroll Campbell. (The book can be found on Amazon.) All ladies are welcome to join this casual, inspirational study.

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.

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 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