A New Era At OLG
Centered in the Spirit – A Pathway to Discipleship

For many years our Parish has been focused on the physical structures of our church and school: the renovation of the main church (2008) and the new extension of a STEM Lab, Fine Arts/Multi-Purpose Room, and office space (2022).  Now that it’s been fully constructed, we are very excited to focus all efforts and energy on beginning a New Evangelization Era at Our Lady of Guadalupe – following Jesus’ commission to go proclaim the Gospel and go make disciples.

Much like Saint Francis and Juan Diego, who after having built physical churches were called to build the church spiritually.  OLG’s culture and parish ministries will be intentionally focused on building the church spiritually as how St. Francis and St. Juan Diego were called to do.

This new evangelization era at OLG through Centered In The Spirit – A Pathway to Discipleship, invites all to take part in this journey together.  Our vision statement is:

Called by God, filled with the Holy Spirit, welcoming all to
Discover, Follow and Share Jesus Christ.

Llamados por Dios, llenos del Espíritu Santo, acogiendo a todos a
Descubrir, Seguir y Compartir a Jesucristo.

The Discipleship Pathway

The steps on Discipleship Pathway are called: DISCOVER, FOLLOW, and SHARE.

DISCOVER CHRIST EXPERIENCE

January – February 2023

Discover Christ began on January 2023. We are thrilled that over 100 members in our Parish were moved by the Spirit to take this step on the Discipleship pathway.  If you are interested in putting your name on the waiting list and receiving information about the NEXT Discovering Christ Experience, please call the office.

Ven a la Experiencia de Descubrir a Cristo

Enero 2023

El primer paso en el Camino hacia el discipulado de OLG es, Descubrir a Cristo que empezaremos el 25 de enero. Estamos muy inspirados en contar con más de 100 miembros de nuestra parroquia movidos por el Espíritu para dar este primer paso.

FOLLOW CHRIST EXPERIENCE

Sessions Begin April 26, 2023

Follow Christ is a five-week experience for anyone seeking to place Jesus at the center of their life and longing for a deeper relationship with Jesus. The focus is on prayer life: learning how to pray in various ways, especially through scripture and the Mass.

Follow Christ is on Wednesday nights from 6-8:30 PM includes dinner, praise & worship/prayer time, teaching, and small group discussion. There is also a one-day retreat.*

Session 1: April 26
Session 2: May 3
Session 3: May 10
Session 4: May 17
Session 5: May 24

*One-day Retreat on May 20 in English

There is no cost for this experience. All our invited to Follow Christ. Childcare is available upon request.

Our Follow Christ series has reached full capacity. We thank you for your interest and would like to add you to our next session. A team member will reach out to you once our current series is complete to provide more details and next steps. We look forward to walking with you on this Pathway to Discipleship.

Complete this form to be on the waitlist of the next Follow Christ Experience.

SIGUIENDO LA EXPERIENCIA DE CRISTO
A partir del 26 de abril de 2023

Seguir a Cristo, es una experiencia de cinco semanas para cualquier persona que busque poner a Jesús en el centro de su vida y busque una relación más profunda con Jesús. El enfoque está en la vida de oración: aprender a orar de varias maneras, especialmente a través de las Escrituras y la Misa.

Seguir a Cristo será los miércoles por la noche de 6:00 pm.  a 8:30 p. m. e incluye cena, alabanza y adoración/tiempo de oración, enseñanza y discusión en grupos pequeños. También hay un retiro de un día.*

Sesión 1: 26 de abril
Sesión 2: 3 de mayo
Sesión 3: 10 de mayo
Sesión 4: 17 de mayo
Sesión 5: 24 de mayo
*Retiro de un día el 21 de mayo en español

Nuestra serie Seguir a Cristo ha alcanzado su máxima capacidad. Le agradecemos su interés y nos gustaría agregarlo a nuestra próxima sesión. Un miembro del equipo se comunicará con usted una vez que nuestra serie actual esté completa para brindarle más detalles y los próximos pasos. Esperamos caminar con usted en este Camino al Discipulado.

Complete este formulario para estar en la lista de espera de la serie Siguiendo a Cristo (fechas por determinar)

SHARE CHRIST EXPERIENCE

Begins Fall 2023

Should you have any questions, contact Jamie at [email protected], 310-372-7077.

Prayer For Evangelization

We ask our community to be united in this prayer of evangelization, offering it up to our Lord as we journey together on this discipleship pathway to discover, follow and share Jesus Christ.

PRAYER FOR EVANGELIZATION

ALL:  Heavenly Father,
We Praise You and Thank You,
Because You so loved the world,
that you sent your Only Begotten Son to save us.

Lord Jesus Christ, you called disciples to follow you, and
formed them to share in Your ministry of Salvation.
Form us as your disciples to invite others to Discover You,
to Follow You and to Share in Your Mission of Proclaiming the Gospel.

Holy Spirit, we Praise You.
Come into our hearts to renew us and guide us.
Be with our parish leaders, staff, clergy, and every member of our parish
who is called to bring others to Christ.
Inspire us to reach out to our family members, neighbors, co-workers,
classmates, and friends still searching to encounter
the Love of God in a life changing way.
We pray for them all right now Lord, that they come to know You.
(Pause briefly here in silent prayer.)

LEADER:   Our Lady of Guadalupe:
ALL:   Pray for us
LEADER:  Mother of the Church and our patroness,
ALL:   Pray for us
LEADER:  Direct our ministry to be more fruitful,
and lead more souls to Christ your Son.
ALL:   AMEN

ORACION POR LA EVANGELIZACIÓN

TODOS:  Padre celestial,
 Te alabamos y te agradecemos,
 Porque tanto amaste al mundo,
que enviaste a tu Hijo Unigénito para salvarnos.

 Señor Jesucristo, llamaste a discípulos para que te siguieran, y
los formaste para participar en Tu ministerio de Salvación.
Fórmanos como tus a discípulos para invitar a otros a Descubrir,
Seguir y Compartir tu misión de anunciar el Evangelio.

 Espíritu Santo, te alabamos.
 Entra en nuestros corazones para renovarnos y guiarnos.
Quédate con nuestros líderes parroquiales, el personal, el clero y cada
miembro de nuestra parroquia que está llamado a traer a otros a Cristo.
Inspíranos a acercarnos a nuestros familiares, vecinos, compañeros de
trabajo, compañeros de clase y amigos que aún buscan encontrar

el Amor de Dios de una manera que cambia la vida.
 Oramos por todos ellos en este momento Señor, que lleguen a conocerte.
(Pausa breve , orando en silencio.) 

LĺDER:   Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe:
TODOS:  Ruega por nosotros
 LĺDER:  Madre de la Iglesia y patrona nuestra,
TODOS:  Ruega por nosotros
LĺDER:  Dirige nuestro ministerio para que sea más fructífero,
 y lleva más almas a Cristo tu Hijo.
 TODOS:  AMÉN

What is the New Evangelization Era

Preparing For The Discipleship Pathway

In this recorded message Fr. Paul further explains our new Parish vision and plan following the New Evangelization. The New Evangelization recognizes that our faith isn’t first about our practices, rather it’s first about what God has done for us, and religion is a response to that. It’s really all about GOLF; God Offers Love First, and then we respond by serving him and following His teachings.  So passing on the faith, or evangelizing, is praying for and inviting someone to experience the miracle of encountering God’s Love, in response that person will then want to learn more, practice more, follow more, and share more, of their faith.

What It Means To Be A Disciple & The Characteristics Of A Missionary Disciple

How could the God who made this vast universe really know each of us by name and have a relationship with each one of us that depends on how we respond? It is mind-boggling and awesome, but it is what Jesus promises and what many have experienced. It is the first step of becoming a disciple, that is to have a life-changing encounter with the risen Lord. In this homily, Fr, Paul continues to lay out the pastoral plan for our parish including the characteristics of a missionary disciple. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF MISSIONARY DISCIPLE

⁃ Guided by the Holy Spirit, seeks to discern and follow God’s will in all things.
⁃ Seeks ongoing conversion and transformation in Christ.
⁃ Is nourished by the sacraments frequently, especially Sunday Eucharist.
⁃ Has a daily prayer routine that includes listening to God, dwelling in God’s presence, and prayer with scripture.
⁃ Studies, knows, and applies Scripture to daily life.
⁃ Practices and can explain basic Catholic beliefs using scripture and tradition.
⁃ Seeks to discern and live their vocation, especially by sharing charisms and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
⁃ Fervently desires [and prays] to expand the Kingdom of God.
⁃ Shares the Gospel message with others, especially the Kerygma.
⁃ Shares their personal faith journey and how Jesus has changed their life.
⁃ Guides others on the path of discipleship, especially by praying with them, and inviting them to events.
⁃ Gets involved with and supports the physical and spiritual needs of others and the parish.

CARACTERÍSTICAS DE UN DISCÍPULO MISIONERO

⁃ Guiado por el Espíritu Santo, busca discernir y seguir la voluntad de Dios en todas las cosas.
⁃ Busca la conversión y transformación continua en Cristo. ⁃ Se nutre con frecuencia de los sacramentos, especialmente de la Eucaristía dominical.
⁃ Tiene una rutina diaria de oración que incluye escuchar a Dios, estar o contemplar la presencia de Dios y orar con las Escrituras.
⁃ Estudia, conoce y aplica las Escrituras a la vida diaria.
⁃ Practica y puede explicar lo basico de las creencias católicas utilizando las Escrituras y la tradición.
⁃ Busca discernir y vivir su vocación, especialmente compartiendo carismas y dones del Espíritu Santo.
⁃ Desea fervientemente [y ora] para expandir el Reino de Dios.
⁃ Comparte el mensaje del Evangelio con otros, especialmente el Kerygma (proclamar).
⁃ Comparte su viaje de fe personal y cómo Jesús ha cambiado su vida.
⁃ Guía a otros en el camino del discipulado, especialmente orando con ellos e invitándolos a eventos.
⁃ Se involucra y apoya las necesidades físicas y espirituales de los demás y de la parroquia.

For the past two years, Fr. Carlos, Fr. Paul,  School Principal April Beuder, and a team of leaders from our Parish have been working on the new Parish Vision and an Evangelization plan for our community under the accompaniment of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Office of New Evangelization and Parish Life, to start a new era of transformation at OLG. Here is what the team has to say about this exciting new Era at OLG!