“Your faith is growing so wonderfully, and the love that you have for one another never stops increasing.”
2 Thessalonians 1:3
Parish Evangelization Committee
These volunteers work to foster the renewal of parish life, participation in evangelization ministry, outreach to those alienated and unchurched, encouraging involvement in activities. For more information, please contact Tim Lynch email@example.com
Legion of Mary
Serving Mary is a very special way to grow closer to her Son. Mary’s Legion is a sign of her maternal love for the world and a means of enlisting her children in the evangelizing work of the Church. You can grow through prayer and spiritual works of mercy by joining a group of parishioners who are devoted to the Blessed Mother. Members visit the sick, take Communion to the homebound, and bless homes.
The Legion of Mary Notre Dame Du Lac brings communion to anyone who is not able to attend Mass due to illness or confinement. They meet on Wednesday morning. If you are interested in his group or need the Eucharist to be delivered. For more information, please contact Joanne Huss at 615-859-4202.
The Rosary Walk is a spiritual morning of fellowship and reflection. It is held twice per year; May and October and includes a speaker and presentation on devotion to Mary. The Rosary is then prayed while walking the Prayer Path located on the parish grounds. This special event is held on a Saturday morning beginning at 8:30 AM. All are welcome and the weather is never a factor. For more information, please contact Michelle Wisner at 615-826-9575.
Seven Sisters Apostolate
The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop—a “holy wasting” (Mt. 26:10) or lavishing of prayer for his deeper conformity to Christ. The members currently pray for each priest at Our Lady of the Lake, Bishop Spalding and former OLOL priest, Father Luckas.
If you would like to be involved as member or a substitute, please contact Rosemary Geiger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-505-6625.
Goals and Purpose:
Spiritual growth and friendship during a three-day spiritual retreat. The purpose is a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Upon completing the retreat, the “fourth day” begins — living the rest of one’s life by the power of the Gospel.
Participants are encouraged to bloom where they are planted, spreading the Word.
Cursillo is a Movement for Catholics. It provides a method for those who want to develop their spiritual life and to live better Christian lives in their everyday environments.
Retreats for 2024
Men’s Retreat February 22-25
Women’s Retreat March 14-17
Upcoming dates for Cursillo weekends can be found at www.nashvillecursillo.com.
The Cursillo experience begins with the Three-Day-Weekend held at Camp Marymount in Fairview, Tennessee. The Weekend begins at 8:00pm Thursday evening and ends at about 7:00pm Sunday evening. During the weekend, there are nine talks given by lay people, and five talks and five meditations given by clergy. The Eucharist is celebrated each day and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available.
The title of the talks indicates their content: Ideal, Grace, Lay Person in the Church, Faith, Piety, Study, Sacraments, Obstacles to Life of Grace, Action, Leaders, Study of the Environment, Christianity in Action, Christian Life, and Total Security. Each talk is followed by a discussion period.
After the Weekend
Cursillo also provides the tools to continue one’s Christian development beyond the weekend through the Group Reunion, the Ultreya and Spiritual Direction.
The Group Reunion: After the weekend, new cursillistas are encouraged to join a small group or to form their own small groups. Groups meet weekly, with a structured format, to share where they are in their prayer life, and their Christian study and action. The Group Reunion serves as a reminder of the commitments made on the Cursillo Weekend and as an encouragement to persevere in those commitments.
The Ultreya: “Ultreya!” is a Spanish word that means “Onward!” In the Cursillo Movement, it is used to signify another perseverance tool that is available weekly to all cursillistas at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville and every other month at Our Lady of the Lake. At the Ultreya, one shares with people from other groups and parishes, and listens to speakers on how God has been working in their life.
Spiritual Direction: The Cursillo also encourages cursillistas to find a Spiritual Director and to meet with him or her periodically to discuss and plan their spiritual development.
The Cursillo Sponsor
Everyone who wants to go on a Cursillo Weekend must be sponsored by someone who has made a Cursillo. The sponsor is responsible for the following: explaining the Weekend and answering questions; transporting to and from Camp Marymount; helping the new cursillista find a group; and introducing the new cursillista to the Ultreya.
There is a Weekend for men and a Weekend for women. There is no rule as to which spouse should make Cursillo first. Also, one spouse can make the Weekend without the other ever making it. It is important, however, that both spouses discuss and understand what Cursillo involves, and that the person not making the Weekend is supportive of the person making the Weekend. This is especially important if one of the spouses is non-Catholic. For non-Catholics, other faiths have Weekends patterned after the Cursillo Weekend.