Jesus is calling us to make disciples and to be his witnesses on the Lakeshore, in West Michigan, and to the ends of the earth. LANE is a school of lifelong discipleship that proclaims the Gospel and empowers our Catholic community in West Michigan and beyond to live out Christ’s mission. Go to www.lanecatholic.org to learn more and register for in-person and online classes, field trips, and international pilgrimages!
Become Catholic: RCIA
Are you curious about Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church? We would love to help you discern the next step in your spiritual journey. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the usual way in which adults and teenagers who are not Catholic become members of the Catholic Church.
Study groups are designed for parishioners who would like to grow in their knowledge of God in a small group context. Parishioners can join an existing study group or start their own with support from parish staff.
OLL has an extensive collection of books, plus some DVDs and CDs, that are available for parishioners to borrow. There is also a collection of curricula for study groups that are available upon request.
Located in the gathering space, the kiosk provides a selection of CDs, DVDs, books, and booklets that promote the Catholic faith for a small donation of $3 to $5. Pick something up for yourself or for someone else!
Ministry Partners and Resources
The mission of One Whirling Adventure is to spread the Christian faith by telling the story of how the Church has served Christ and benefited the world for nearly twenty centuries, throughout twenty-four time zones and two hemispheres. Join the adventure with videos, audio, articles, pilgrimages, and more at www.onewhirlingadventure.org!
“If you‘re considering Catholicism, or just curious, then consider this…” In this podcast and blog, Greg Smith, Dean of LANE and founder of One Whirling Adventure, explores the faith, beliefs, life, and culture of the Catholic Church for curious non-Catholics, and for Catholics who want to know their faith better and share it with others. Episodes include interviews with our pastor, Fr. Michael Burt, and OLL staff members.
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. Sign up today, and don’t forget to download the free iOS or Android app to put FORMED at your fingertips.
Imagine being able to follow the daily readings, know the saint of the day, have instant access to prayers, and know what is happening at the parish, all from your phone! Text APP to 55321 to download the free myParish App.
- St. Francis de Sales Parish in Holland
- Diocese of Grand Rapids
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- The Holy See
- Saint Benedict Institute at Hope College
- Catechism of the Catholic Church