Discipleship Information

Register for 2019-2020 Discipleship Classes and Parish Family Gatherings

Class Tuition: $75 per student or $200 per family
Parish Family Gatherings: $30 per person or $75 per family

Registration Deadline: September 15, 2019
After the deadline, a $25 late fee will be charged, and class options will be more limited.
Classes begin the week of September 22.

Registration for Discipleship classes for all ages is now open! Follow this link to register and pay online, or print this registration form.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is expanding to include children ages three through third grade. Our fourth and fifth graders will continue to have traditional classes, but with an all-new curriculum. Since we are moving into the CGS model more fully, we are no longer offering a summer session. To be mindful of your busy schedules, we are adding an additional night of classes. It will be the same evening as our middle school classes in order to ease your schedule if you have children in both age groups.

Parish Family Gatherings

  • Parish Family Gatherings are for everyone! These gatherings take place after Mass on the first Saturday of the month (November through March). They include a meal, activities for all ages, and a service project.

CGS Level One (Three Years Old – Kindergarten)

  • Sundays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

CGS Level Two (First – Third Grade)

  • FULL: Sundays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
  • FULL: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Fourth and Fifth Grade

  • Sundays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Middle (Sixth and Seventh Grade)

  • Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m.

Confirmation (Eighth Grade)

  • Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m.

Life Teen (High School)

  • Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Being a disciple means following Jesus and joyfully obeying his commands. Whatever our background, we are all called to emulate the perfect discipleship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Discipleship Department at Our Lady of the Lake has a vision for engaging all members of the parish and helping each person to grow in his or her faith. For adults, we have launched the Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization. For children, we will continue to expand our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. And for young and old, FORMED.org will provide access to the best Catholic content.

Learn More About OLL Vision

FORMED is an online service for accessing thousands of Catholic videos, audios, and ebooks on-demand anytime, anywhere! As a member, you will have access to entertaining movies, inspiring audio talks, informative Bible studies, and much more. We are providing this resource free of charge to help our members learn and grow in their faith. Click the logo above to sign up, and don’t forget to download the free iOS or Android app to put FORMED at your fingertips.

Discipleship Classes: General Information

Our Department of Discipleship endeavors to create a culture of lifelong faith formation which empowers parents, families, and individuals to live their call to holiness and discipleship.

We offer a variety of religious education classes for children and youth age three years old through twelfth grade to assist parents in echoing the Catholic faith  and sharing the Good News of the Gospel with their children. It is the expectation of the Church that we continue to grow in faith throughout our lives. We offer several options at various times to best meet each family’s needs.


For more specific curriculum information,  see the grade level pages or call the parish          office at 616-399-1062.