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.
Discipleship: 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, so we offer adult religious education through the Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization (LANE).
- Medical Action Plan (Only needed if your child has an allergy or medical condition that affects their time in class. This form must be filled out by a healthcare professional.)
- First Communion Registration Form for 2020
- Volunteer Interest Form
- Background Check Authorization Form
- Out of State Background Check (for volunteers who have lived outside of Michigan after age 18)
- Standards of Ministerial Behavior in Dealing with Children
- Non-Parishioner Request for a Sacrament
For more specific curriculum information, see the age category pages or call the parish office at 616-399-1062.
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