STEP INTO THE DISCOVERING CHRIST EXPERIENCE

Starting January 2023

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ.  Topics include: What is the Meaning of Life?  Why Does Jesus Matter?  What Does Jesus Want Us To Know?  Our Need for the Church.

Discovering Christ consists of seven weekly sessions and a retreat day. Weekly sessions are on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 pm which includes: a meal, praise and worship/ prayer time, a video teaching, and small group discussion. Childcare is available upon request.

There is no cost for this experience.  If you cannot make it to all sessions, it’s OK.  You can still journey with us in Discovering Christ whenever you can as we walk this pathway to discipleship together.

Discovering Christ Schedule

Session 1: January 25
Session 2: February 1
Session 3: February 8
Session 4: February 15
Session 5: February 22
Retreat: February 26 (9:30 am-4:30 pm)
Session 6: March 1
Session 7: March 8

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Ven a la Experiencia de Descubrir a Cristo

Enero 2023

Descubrir a Cristo es una experiencia de siete semanas en la que todos, desde los bautizados en las bancas hasta los no bautizados, están invitados a escuchar las Buenas Nuevas y encontrarse personalmente con Jesucristo.  Los temas incluyen: ¿Cuál es el sentido de la vida?  ¿Por qué importa Jesús?  ¿Qué quiere Jesús que sepamos?  Nuestra necesidad de la Iglesia.

Descubriendo a Cristo consiste en sesiones nocturnas de siete semanas y un retiro de fin de semana de un día.  Las sesiones semanales son los miércoles de 6 a 8:30 pm e incluyen: una comida, alabanza y adoración/tiempo de oración, una enseñanza en video y una discusión en grupos pequeños, con cuidado de niños disponible a pedido.  El retiro es un domingo.

Horrario Descubrir a Cristo 

1a reunion 25 de enero
2da reunion  1 de  febrero
3ra reunión  8 de febrero
4ta reunion 15 de febrero
5ta reunión 22 de febrero
Retiro será 26 de febrero de (9:30 am a 4:30 pm)
6ta reunion 1 de marzo
7ma reunion 8 de marzo

No habrá que pagar nada.

Esperamos que en este camino con nosotros y los demás en la comunidad podamos Descubrir a Cristo mientras hacemos este recorrido hacia el discipulado.

Que buscas?  Ven y lo veras.  Jn 1:38-39

REGISTRARSE DESCUBRIR A CRISTO

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

Centered in the Spirit – A Pathway to Discipleship:  How did it get started?

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 steps in our Evangelization Mission are called: DISCOVER, FOLLOW, and SHARE.

What is the New Evangelization Era

The weekend of October 15/16, at all Masses, Fr. Paul and Fr. Carlos started sharing with our Parish community that we are entering a new era at OLG. Over the next several weekends at Mass, we will share how all can take part through Centered In The Spirit – A Pathway to Discipleship.

If you missed hearing about the New Evangelization Era at OLG, here is a recording of the message.

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.

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

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!