Our Lady of Refuge Parish

Our Lady of Refuge Parish
Orchard Lake, Michigan

Our Lady of Refuge Parish

Discipleship: Growing with Jesus Christ

Discipleship Overview

Our Parish, together with the whole Archdiocese of Detroit, is changing our focus from being inward and maintenance based to being outward and mission-oriented. This change occurs first in our hearts, through an encounter with Christ, then in our homes and parishes as we grow in our faith, and finally in our culture as we witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

OLR has successfully used the Alpha Course for two years to provide an encounter with Christ and now introduces Discipleship Groups to help us better understand our call to discipleship and to grow as motivated and passionate disciples of Christ.

To register for a Discipleship series, click HERE.

A Typical Discipleship Session
Part 1: Each gathering begins with food – usually a snack, desert and refreshments. This is a time of relaxation and fun. You may volunteer to bring something to share, or to contribute to the food cost.

Part 2: Welcome and introduction, then about 10 to 15 minutes of prayer and worship.

Part 3: There will be a talk or video that presents an aspect of the Christian discipleship each week. Some of talks will feature Fr. John Riccardo, the pastor of Our Lady of Good Council or Paco Gavrilides from the Archdioceses of Detroit. Other talks will be presented by our Parish priests or Pastoral staff members.

Part 4: A time for small group discussion follows where everyone is welcome to contribute opinions and ask questions. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and nonjudgmental environment. Participants will usually stay in the same small group for a particular series so they will get to know one another, continue discussions and deepen friendships.

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Register for a Discipleship Series at OLR – Winter 2017

We plan to host several Discipleship Series during 2017. The one that is open for registration right now will start at the end of January 2017:

  • When: Monday evening 5 week series starting January 30, 2017 and ending February 27, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: OLR Social Hall

To register for a Discipleship series, click HERE.

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