The Pathway to Discipleship is a series of three experiences
intended to help one no matter where they are in their faith journey
to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Discover Christ is for anyone looking to explore life’s biggest questions:
• How did we get here? Is life random or is there a God creator?
• Who is Jesus? A good man or God?
• Why did he die? How does he “save us” and from what does he save us?
• Is Jesus God? If so, what does that mean for my life?
• Who is the Holy Spirit?
• What is the Church?

Discover Christ is on Friday nights from 6:30-9pm, includes dinner, praise & worship/prayer time, video teaching, and small group discussion. There is also a one-day Sunday retreat. See below for the schedule.
Childcare is available upon request.

Dates for the Discover Christ Experience in 2024

Session 1: January 26
Session 2: February 2
Session 3: February 9
Session 4: February 16
Session 5: February 23
Retreat: Sunday, February 25 (9:30am-4:30pm)
Session 6: March 1
Session 7: March 8 

There is no cost for this experience, however space is limited.  Registration is now open and will close on Jan. 14 or until it reaches capacity.

Registration has reached its capacity.  CLICK HERE for the Waitlist for English Speakers.  We will contact you if new spots open up OR let you know when the next Discover Christ Experience is offered.

La Experiencia Descubrir Cristo que comenzará en enero de 2024 ha alcanzado su capacidad.

Haga click aquí para ser agregado a la lista de espera.

We hope you journey with us in Discovering Christ as we walk together on this pathway to discipleship.

Follow Christ is 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.

Each week’s gathering includes a meal, a small group check-in to share how you experienced praying a passage from the Bible, followed by praise & worship/prayer time and concludes with a teaching.   A new teaching is presented weekly to further our practice of personal prayer and understanding of the Mass. Many of our small groups continue to meet after the Follow Experience ends.

Dates for the Follow Christ Experience in 2024

Session 1: May 3
Session 2: May 10
Session 3: May 17
Session 4: May 24
Session 5: May 31
Retreat for English Speakers: Saturday, June 1 (9:30am-4:30pm)
Retreat for Spanish Speakers: Sunday, June 2 (10am-5pm)

CLICK HERE for the Follow Christ Interest Form or call the church office.  We will contact all those who are interested when registration opens.

We hope you journey with us in Following Christ as we walk together on this pathway to discipleship.

Share Christ focuses on the art of spiritual accompaniment to help you share Jesus more effectively with others, e.g. friends, family, and coworkers. This includes practical experiences such as:
• Recognizing the stages of another’s spiritual journey through compassion listening
• Talking about our own relationship with God
Sharing how we became a disciple of Jesus
• Listen lovingly to the real questions and opinions other have about God in order to guide the discovery of how God is present and active in a person’s life

There is no cost for this experience, however, space is limited. Childcare is offered upon request.

CLICK HERE for the Share Christ Interest Form or call the church office.

Coming Fall 2024 or sooner!

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 Evangelization Era at OLG

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 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!

For those who wish to Travel Further on the Pathway, or Travel on your own Time.

We offer the Pathway to Discipleship regularly for anyone to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ. But what if you as an individual want to move closer to Christ at your own pace? Or you wish to continue with your pathway group to go deeper, or if you want to form a group? We have gathered some addition experiences and resources to help.