The Mission of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish is to make Jesus Christ relevant in our everyday lives as a community of believers
witnessing the gospel. We celebrate our salvation through worship, education, outreach, and evangelization, and by calling forth the time, talents, and treasure of our members. We are committed to the service of our brothers and sisters in Christ through the tradition of our Catholic faith. By our celebration of the sacraments, we continue God's presence in the world.
Upcoming Event for all men and women! Come to A Weekend Retreat for You and Jesus
You are invited to come to a Christ Renews His Parish Weekend!
Ready for a Recharge? Catholicism Revisited — Come Join Us for the Next Event, Thursday, April 3, 2014
At Christmas time our parish distributed Matthew Kelly's book to all our parishioners and visitors entitled "Rediscover Catholicism." The book's purpose is to help you increase your knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith.
The next monthly study group session on Thursday, April 3, we will be discussing pages 26-66. These sessions are held on the first Thursday of each month for a six-month period. Even if you were not at the very first discussion, you are still welcome to join us.
We are currently publishing articles in our bulletin each week on how you can become a "highly–engaged" Catholic. We are also including these articles here on our website for your reference. During this year we plan to include recommended spiritual books, a study bible, prayer books, and other related materials.
The Stewardship Commission at OLG has created a comprehensive survey to get your opinion regarding the liturgies, ministries, and programs at OLG. Your input is important, and these survey results will be a tool for our parish leadership to use as we chart the course for OLG into the future. The survey should only take 5-10 minutes of your time.
Introducing New Ministry — Daughters of Mary Upcoming Event!
Women of all ages and stages of faith are invited to embark on a journey to deepen their devotion and faith in our Heavenly Mother. We will grow closer to Jesus and strengthen our Catholic faith through Mary, Our Lady of the Greenwood.
A hearty welcome to our parish family! New parishioner registration forms are available here on our website or can be found in the pews of the church. Please print off this form, fill it out and mail it, or you can place it in the collection basket during Sunday services. You can also bring the registration form by the parish office.
Inquiry classes as part of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) start in mid August. Please call Judy Koch or Sandy McGill at the parish office to register for RCIA.
The classes run through November, after which the Catechumenate period begins if you wish to continue. Those not baptized are baptized, confirmed and receive first communion at Easter Vigil. Those already baptized are confirmed and receive communion on the same evening.
RCIC is for children, ages 8 and above and classes are held separately. Please call the parish office for more information.
New March 4, 2014 Listen to St. Georges College Choir Music from February 2014 OLG Mission Trip
During the February 2014 OLG Mission Trip to Bassin-Bleu, Haiti, the St. Georges College (grades 7-11) Choir sang beautifully and joyously at the Sunday morning Mass service.
At the mission teams' request, they sang both the "Gloria" and the "Hosanna" the following day so that we could record them and share them with all of our OLG parishioners.
Below are the two songs they recorded and would like to share with OLG:
(1) The Gloria –
(2) The Hosanna –
Protecting God's Children (VIRTUS) has been changed to "Safe and Sacred"!
There have been some major changes to the child protection program for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Below are some highlights of the major changes:
1. VIRTUS no longer exits. The bulletins to read will be placed online through the end of this year; however, starting in January 2014, the contract with VIRTUS expires and the Archdiocese has chosen to replace it with an online training program called "Safe and Sacred".
2. "Safe and Sacred" training program is completely done online which includes the processing of the background check and Code of Conduct.
3. There will be follow up bulletins online that should be read once per quarter.
4. "Safe and Sacred" now includes information on child physical abuse, child neglect, child emotional abuse, as well as child sexual abuse.
5. The training takes about 45 minutes to complete online.
6. Because this program is so easy to complete, all new employees and all new volunteers dealing with children must complete all three sections BEFORE starting any position.