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Adult Faith Formation

Our spiritual health is enhanced by increased knowledge about our faith. Our Lady of Good Counsel and Holy Disciples offer a variety of opportunities for learning and reflection on what we believe. If you are interested in finding out more about any of the programs or have a program you would like us to consider adding, please contact:
      Rosemary O'Brien-Wilson (253) 875-6630,

NEW! (November  2020)

Learn about these new Prayer and Education Programs at
Our Lady of Good Counsel and Holy Disciples  
click here

Word on Fridays

We are blessed to have a pastor who loves to teach.  Fr. Matthew offers a weekly session on Friday evenings which he calles "Word on Fridays". Topics for these sessions have included a series on Church History, The Acts of the Apostles, How Catholics Read the Bible,  An Introduction to the Beliefs of Catholicism, the Writings of John, and several video series by Bishop Robert Baron (who was one of Fr. Matthew's teachers in the seminary). Additionally, Fr. Matthew shared a video presentation of his visit to the Holy Land this past summer.

Most sessions are at Holy Disciples, but occasionally (especially by request) Fr. Matthew will present the same material at Our Lady of Good Counsel.

No need to attend every week. Drop in when you can.

Now studying:   The program will resume at a time that is yet to be determined.

Fridays, 7:00-8:00 PM  Classroom #3 at Holy Disciples

Catholicism 101

Catholicism 101 is a one session class taught four times a year by Fr. Matthew O’Leary to assist adults in preparing themselves or their children for receiving sacraments for the first time.
Explore the basics of what Catholics believe, what we do, and why we do it.

Adults and Parents of Children who are receiving the following Sacraments for the first time are required to attend this class:

  • Baptism
  • Confirmation
  • Reconciliation
  • Holy Communion (Eucharist)
  • Adults who are preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage

Click Here for the next time Catholicism 101 will be offered.

Scripture Study Groups

Our mission is to deepen our understanding of The Word of God and to make it a reality in our daily lives. We accomplish this through reading scripture, personal sharing, prayer, and giving to others as needed in our community and the world.

For more information about joining the group please talk with
Dorothy Hesseltine after Mass on Saturday



Preparing for Marriage

To read about celebrating your marriage at Our Lady of Good Counsel, click here.

What is the RCIA?

To read about the process of becoming a Catholic, click here.

Thoughts Along the Way

Each week Fr. Matthew writes a short column which he titles "Thoughts Along the Way". He publishes these "Thoughts" in the Sunday Bulletin and on the Holy Disciples website. To read his newest article, or to select an older one from his library on the Holy Disciples website, click here.

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