It's tempting to think, "My kid is just too busy to attend youth group." And, yes, shuttling a teen to all their activities is hard on parents--but teenagers need models, mentors, community and mission to grow into followers of Jesus. And we're happy to come along side parents of youth in grades 6-8 to help their teens explore and grow in Catholic spiritual development through good friends and wholesome activities.
Learn more and see upcoming activities by clicking here.
NEW LIFE combines fun, friendship and service to help high school teens enjoy spiritual growth in a way that appeals to them. We come along side parent efforts to help youth face the world with a foundation they can always rely on to battle the world’s temptations and to stay on the right path with God.
Learn more and see the upcoming activities calendar by clicking here.
Catholic Adults - General
The OLG and San Diego Young Adult Ministries are the best way to meet Catholics like you! Young adults, single and married in their 20's and 30's are enjoying activities and socializing together. All are welcome!
To get connected with young adults from OLG and across the diocese click here.
This Diocesan organization welcomes single, married, divorced and widowed Catholic adults and provides information about socials being held for the following age groups:
- College Age: 18-25
- Young Adults: 20s & 30s
- 30 "Somethings": 30s & early 40s
- Adult Community: 35
- Active 60s+
There is also information about various support groups and other resources for Catholic adults. Visit sandiegocac.org for more information.
Groups for Women
Baptism and Mass involvement are evidence that you are a Christian in the first place but participation with a parish women's group helps brings a daily life practicality to the choice to be a disciple of Christ.
God has given you abilities and talents intended to be expressions of your faith life. If you're not participating, others are being deprived of what you have to offer! Gathering with other women is an encouragement to all and the resulting friendships are life-long!
The Catholic Women's Club (CWC) was founded in the fall of 2000 and serves OLG by fundraising to purchase things like the parish Easter candle, priests’ and deacon’s vestments, altar cloths, altar server robes, and basic items needed in the Parish Center. The CWC is open to all women in our parish.
The CWC also makes donations to OLG ministries such as the school, Religious Education, Prayer Quilt Ministry, Food Pantry, four to five diocesan organizations and contributed to the purchase of the parish ossuary.
We meet regularly on the third Tuesday of most months in the Parish Center, beginning at 9:15 am with refreshments.
Some of CWC events include:
- Bread Sunday on the last Sunday of the month.
- The Annual Craft Fair on the first weekend of November.
- and a book club which meets separately.
- To find out more us the Contact Us forms and select "Catholic Women's Club (CWC)" or "Catholic Women's Club - Annual (Nov) Craft Fair." You can also call the parish office at (619) 469-0133 to request a contact phone number. All parish women are invited to become a member of our fun and active club!
Calling all ladies who love to read! The Catholic Women's Club (CWC) Book Club meets regularly to discuss books!
Watch the bulletin for details or use the Contact Us form and select "Catholic Women's Club (CWC) - Book Club". You can also call the parish office at (619) 469-0133 to request a contact phone number.
What is Walking with Purpose?
Walking with Purpose is a women’s bible study for all ages (20-70+ years), all stages of life, and all levels of faith. The different studies are discussed in small groups at your level of comfort. The bible studies are different than any other bible study you’ve attended before! The studies include present, practical bible teachings consistent with Church doctrine, vary in length and depth to meet the needs of different women, and utilize the Catechism of the Catholic Church as an additional resource.
To be supported by other women of faith during good times, challenges, or to gain connections with others. To increase your "you" time with God or to learn more about the Bible.
When do we meet?
Due to COVID-19 we cannot meet in Church facilities but starting September we have virtual groups on Wenesday evening at 6:30 pm.
For more information use our Contact Us form and select "Walking With Purpose Bible Study" or call the parish office at (619) 469-0133 to request a contact phone number.
Visit walkingwithpurpose.com to learn more about this national small group program for women.
OLG Ladies of Grace is a group of vibrant, single-by-choice or widowed, mature women who get together for variety of activities such as lunches, movies and parish events. We're ready to welcome you! Learn more by using the Contact Us form and select "Ladies of Grace".
Groups for Men
Sitting around with a bunch of guys talking about faith might not be appealing -- at first -- but being part of a parish men’s group will surround you with guys who are constantly challenging themselves to be better, stronger, and more in control of their lives.
Join in the search for solutions to become the son, brother, husband, friend, Christian -- and man -- that you want to be.
OLG Men for Christ is a small group fellowship which meets for the purpose of growing in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ through a Scriptural understanding of our Lord’s call to discipleship and sonship in Him.
We study and discuss the Scriptures in a desire to become all that our Heavenly Father created us to be in our life, our family, and in the world.
Through the joy of praising God we welcome the gifts of the Holy Spirit to minister and lead us into deeper commitment to our Heavenly Father.
Recognizing God’s power to transform us we pray as a group for the Lord’s will to be done in our lives and in the world. The group is not meeting on campus at this time but if you would like to learn more about this group please use the Contact Us form and choose "Men for Christ."
The Knights of Columbus (K of C) is a global Catholic fraternal service order whose membership is composed of (and limited to) practicing Catholic men. Their four core principles are Unity, Fraternity, Charity and Patriotism. Today, there are nearly two million members who advocate for Catholic causes and provide a range of philanthropic and support services to Catholic institutions worldwide.
The Frances Cabrini Council 8879 supports the church community, council, family and youth with a special emphasis on purchasing wheelchairs to be distributed around the world by the American Wheelchair Mission.
To learn more about this organization and their service here at OLG visit their website HERE.
Groups for Men and Women
If you are participating in Mass at Our Lady of Grace but have not included involvement in a parish group or event then you are really missing out! Here's what you can gain:
- A sense of belonging and identity in a parish community.
- Opportunities to live your faith.
- Lots of new friends.
- Plenty of good food.
The OLG 55 Plus Club focus' on food, fellowship and fun at their monthly get-togethers. A themed luncheon is followed by Bingo. Please watch the parish bulletin for details for each upcoming meeting. Annual Membership Forms and Luncheon Reservation Forms may be found on the publications table in the main entry of the church. Links to these same forms are found below and may be printed at home.
Completed forms and payments should be returned to the parish office in person, by US Mail, or by way of the collection baskets. For more information, please use the Contact Us form and select "55 Plus Club" or call the parish office at (619) 469-0133 for a contact phone number.
2020-21 Annual 55 Plus Membership Form (Link to be posted when luncheons resume)
Monthly Luncheon Reservation Form (Link to be posted when luncheons resume)
Join the fellowship and good will among members of OLG’s active parish-based service organization, International Catholic Families (ICF). The ICF continues to grow as its membership has doubled since it was established in 2012.
International Catholic Families engages in charitable services and community building through the preparation and sale of delicious international food throughout the year. The Italian Sausage and Meatball Sandwich Sales as well as Filipino Food Sundays (Chicken Adobo, Pancit, and Lumpia) are just some of ICF’s popular activities — even among non-members! The organization offers plenty of fun outings and bus trips such as Octoberfest at the Phoenix Club of Anaheim and the Vatican Art Exhibit tour. Our monthly ICF meetings include dinner prepared by alternating cooking teams comprised of club members. We welcome all ages.
Our meetings are usually held on the first Wednesdays of the month begining at 6:00 pm in the Parish Center. Watch the bulletin for meeting notices and special events. We encourage your attendance and membership!
For an ICF membership form please click HERE. Complete and return to the parish office.
For more information, use the Contact Us form and choose "International Catholic Families (ICF)" or call the parish office for a contact telephone number.
Legion of Mary glorifies God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation. The spirit of the Legion of Mary is that of Mary herself. Especially does the Legion aspire after her profound humility, her perfect obedience, her angelical sweetness, her continual prayer and her altogether spotless purity.
~From the Legion of Mary Handbook
The Legion of Mary is a world-wide organization directed to the Holy Spirit in the name of Mary. It is the largest lay organization of the Catholic Church. The Legion of Mary serves Our Lady by serving others. We seek to visit the sick, to serve the Body of Christ to the homebound, to spread the word and the joy of knowing Jesus and Mary. We have opportunity each year to attend a holy retreat at which we "...see clearly the value of souls and be inflamed with the desire of helping them..." (Pope Pius XI). We pray daily and join each other for a meeting weekly to share our experiences and to pray, especially to pray the Rosary.
Celebrating over 30 years at OLG the Legion of Mary was founded here in 1987. COVID-19 restrictions have canceled our meetings for the time being. We meet in the Fireside room on Mondays from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. On the first Monday of the month meet at 4:30 pm and then travel to Our Lady of the Rosary in Little Italy, 1654 State St., San Diego 92101.
Auxiliary members for Legion of Mary from 1987 on please update or reconfirm your information by contacting Dee at (619) 464-4169.
There are two ways of being a member of the Legion of Mary; Active membership and Auxiliary membership. The Auxiliary members usually are unable to attend the weekly meetings or to perform the active weekly ministries. But we consider Auxiliary membership as important because the Auxiliary members pray daily that the Active members succeed. Active and axiliary members all strive for the humility and purity and profound faith of Mary.
"Following her, you stray not; invoking her, you despair not; thinking of her, you wander not; upheld by her, you fall not; shielded by her, you fear not; guided by her, you grow not weary; favoured by her, you reach the goal."
If this special devotion to Mary, Our Lady, touches your heart please use the Contact Us form and select "Legion of Mary" to learn more.
The Cursillo Movement is an apostolic movement that is 50 years strong! Its name comes from the Spanish word “Cursillo” which means "small course."
The goal of Cursillo is to provide experiences to help active Catholics who want to take their faith to the next level, to discover and better live what is fundamental in Christianity and to share the essence of Christianity with others. Experiences include retreats, small groups and larger gatherings (called Ultreyas).
Ultreya potluck gatherings usually take place the first Sunday of every month at 5:30 pm in the home of members, but due to COVID-19 these have been postponed until further notice. Zoom meetings are taking place from time to time. If you are interested in learning more please use the Contact Us form and select "Deacon John Sawaya."
To learn more about the San Diego Cursillo movement click HERE.
Prayer Groups for Men and Women
There are many beautiful and powerful Catholic prayers and praying with others is a special way of experiencing prayer in the depth of your soul. Consider joining other in the options presented here.
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that leads to the gift of contemplative prayer. In contemplative prayer one receives God’s presence within, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.
There are two Centering Prayer Groups: Mondays, 9:00 to 10:30 am is a Zoom gathering and the 7:00 to 8:30 pm group meets off OLG campus.
For more details use our Contact Us form and select "Centering Prayer."
The Rosary is a combination of vocal and mental prayer to help keep in memory certain principal events in the history of our salvation.
Usually a group of parishioners and friends pray the rosary each morning directly following Daily Mass. Daily Mass begins at 8:00 am, and the Rosary usually will begin at 8:45 am. Please meet in front of the statue of Mary located on the West side of the main nave.