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Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church

We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people.  To get a Parish registration form that you can print, complete and place in collection basket at Mass (or turn it into the Church office), please click here.


Father Kenny Aquino,

Parochial Administrator


Father Frank Cerio

Parochial Vicar


For more information about our Catholic Faith and the Catholic Church, Click Here

Strengthen your knowledge of our Catholic Faith by visiting :  What is Formed? It is an exciting new gateway to the best Catholic teaching videos, books, and audio talks to deepen your relationship with Christ and his church. ALL IN ONE PLACE.  You can get FORMED on most smart phones, tablets, and computers.  Our parish password is DRKZDQ.   For information on how to access FORMED call Angie at 386-574-2131.   

Bishop Robert Barron "Rich Man, Poor Man" 09/25/16

Click Here to learn about The Jubilee Year of Mercy

Click Here for October 2016 Altar Server Schedule

Click Here for Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Schedule September - November

Click Here for Readers Schedule September - November 2016

4 PM Vigil Mass on Sept. 24, 2016.  Video is the property of a Diocese of Orlando entity and duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.

7 PM Spanish Vigil Mass on Sept. 24, 2016.  Video is the property of a Diocese of Orlando entity and duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.

Our Catholic Appeal 2016: Goal$121,516.00. Total pledged$122,148.00(100.5%) Over Goal ($632.00).  Number of registered families 1691 with 623 participating through 09/26/16 (36.8%).  Thank you for your generous donation.

Please pray for our sick and our troops.        Visit our Facebook page 

Click on "Visit our Facebook page" above to view recent pictures from Fr. Kenny's trip.

Youth Group (O Lyght):   High School and Middle School meet on Wednesdays in the Social Hall at 6:30 (except when noted).  September 28th: Game Night.  Catgear  is available. Look for Dolly in the hall or office or contact her at T-shirts cost $12 & hoodies cost $30. Thank you for your support.

Our Lady of the Lakes Choir:  Children: We would like to invite all interested children in grades 2-7 (ages 7-13) to join us in the Children’s Choir. Practices will be starting in October. For more information call Jonathan at the church office 386-574-2131, or email him at:  Adults: More information on the Adult Choir coming soon. 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION- Listen to what the Pope John Paul II said: "The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic worship”. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration. Notice how the Holy Father is asking you to be generous with your time. He is not asking for your money but something much more precious – your time. We invite you to come spend time with Jesus. Adorers are Needed. Please contact Stasia for scheduling 386-574-2131.

Parish News

Little Blessings Preschool:   Little Blessings Preschool would like to thank Catholic Moms Night Out for hosting a luau themed event to benefit our school and students.   We appreciate everyone that supported this event, it means a lot to our students and staff.  Also, a big thank-you to Bishop Moore High School for donating Interactive Display Boards for our VPK programs.  The students and teachers are wowed by the new technology and thoroughly enjoy utilizing the boards.  We are blessed to have the support of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish and the Diocese of Orlando. 
The “Star Students of the Week” are Gabriella, Isaac and Nicholas.  These three students are always offering assistance to their peers and teachers, eager to learn and willing participate in daily activities.  Congratulations, you all are shining stars! (Like us on Facebook) 

26 Years of Excellence!  Past * Present * Future  Accepting Registrations for Fall term now.  A nurturing religious, social, emotional, & academic readiness skills VPK (FREE) 4 year old program and 3 year old program.  Monday—Friday extended care until 6:00 pm.
Children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st.  For more information call Demetria Shine, Director (386) 574-4620. Email: or visit our website “Our Children…Our Treasure… Our Priority...” On behalf of the students, families and staff at Little Blessings Preschool, thank you to the community of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church for your support and generosity. Our enrollment is continuing to increase. We currently have openings in our 4 year old VPK program and in our 3 year old program. Also, we are continuing to expand our services to better serve the needs of our families, parish and community.  Please feel free to make an appointment to come and see the wonderful things that are happening at Little Blessings! Now offering a new early childhood and religious education curriculum through Frog Street and Sadlier Publications.  License # CO7VO0106

St Vincent de Paul Society - English 386-279-6307 or Spanish Line 386-279-6171
Pantry needs—cereal, soup, white rice, spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, Chef Boyardee, mashed potatoes, toilet paper, laundry soap and toiletries.  Please be mindful of expiration dates.  School pantry needs—All Types of individual sizes and
easy open containers, fruits, mac-n-cheese, snacks, drinks.  We would like to thank all of you for helping us help others.
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Friends of the Poor. Walk a mile in my shoes 10/1/2016
Location: Ft. Melon Park Sanford
Walk starts at 9:00am
Registration in person 8:00 am Registration or contribution online
For more info contact Dominick Delio 

Download Our New Parish App!  Our new Our Lady of the Lakes App is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more. Help foster a stronger parish life at Our Lady of the Lakes and better engage the New Evangelization. Download our App today at or search your phone’s App store for myparish.

 every Wednesday in the Parish Hall.  Doors open at 10:30am.  Games begin at 1:00pm.  Warm-ups begin at 12:15pm.  Snack bar available.  Non-smoking hall: breaks are taken.  Doors open at 3:00 Games start at 5:00.  Food and beverages available to purchase.  Volunteers needed, please contact Angie 386-574-2131.

Faith Formation Classes:   Religious Ed Registration: All children in Kindergarten through 6th grade should be attending our Sunday classes at 11:30; all children in 7th and 8th grades and any in high school who have not received Confirmation should be attending our Monday classes at 5:30 in the social hall. Our faith formation continues in high school by participation in the youth group on Wednesdays at 6:30 (which is free). If you have not registered yet forms are available in the office or by clicking on this link. The first Sunday class for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade is at 11:30am on September 18th.  If you have any questions you may contact Dolly at the office 386-574-2131.  Catechists Needed: Is God Calling You? If you love working with children and want to share the joy of your faith please consider saying “YES!” to the call. For more information contact Dolly.

Adult Confirmation: Classes for adults who have received Communion, but have not been confirmed - it is not too late to join the program. For more information contact Dolly at the office 386-574-2131 or by email at

RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process of formation for unbaptized adults and children over the age of 7. The program adapted for children is available through Religious Ed Sunday classes. The process for adults includes anyone who has not received their First Communion.  Please contact Dolly at the church office or at for more information.

Upper Room-Divine Mercy Covenant Group:  Please click the following link for complete details:  /media/1/PDF%20forms/UPPER%20%20ROOM.docx

Fall Festival at Our Lady of the Lakes, November 5 & 6, 2016.  SSaturday, November 5 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday, November 6 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Food, bounce rides for kids, trunk sales, bingo, Cotton Candy and Popcorn, 50-50 drawing daily, etc.  Plan now to attend.  Contact Mike 386-801-2938 to sign up for your "trunk sale" spot, or to volunteer.

Saint of the Week:   St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day September 27.  St. Vincent was born on April 24,1581 to a poor peasant family in France. He studied under Franciscans and was an exceptional student. He was ordained at the extreme early age of nineteen. While traveling by sea, he was captured by pirates and brought to Tunis and sold as a slave. Two years later he escaped with his master and returned to France. He spent his life preaching and providing relief to the poor. During missions he stressed frequent reception of the sacrament of Reconciliation and worthy reception of the Eucharist. In 1625 he founded the congregation of the Mission (CM of Vincentians). Within three years, the work of training seminarians was added. In 1633 he cofounded the Daughters of Charity with St. Louise de Marillac. His call was to serve the poor, the unchurched, the ignorant and the suffering. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul composed of Catholic laymen on every continent of the world, who offer themselves in personal service to the poor was founded nearly two hundred years after his death. He died on September 27, 1660 in Paris. St. Vincent de Paul, please pray for us. 

Church Staff (386-574-2131)
Business Manager: Bill Sabocik
Director of Evangelization: Dolly Brophy
Music Director: Jonathan Wright
Church Environment: Stasia Wilczak
Office Coordinator: Angie Bryant
Faith Formation Assistant: Wendy Rosario
Maintenance: Jun Dionisio
Director of Little Blessings: Demetria Shine

San Pedro will be offering “Joyful Again!” a retreat for all widowed men and women, October 1, and 2, 2016, at San Pedro Retreat Center in Winter Park.  “Joyful Again!” is a nationally recognized retreat. It provides the widowed with support from others who understand the loss associated with the death of a spouse. “Joyful Again!” Is a two-day
retreat for widows and widowers who want to resolve the grief they feel inside and begin to live again after the death of their spouse. The retreat emphasizes self-help, personal growth skills, and personal spiritual practices that will enable the participant to
take the healing journey.  For more informa<on contact: Sharon Groholski 386-717-4452.

Veteran's Board:   We will be updating the Veterans Board in the Narthex of the church in the upcoming month. If you have a picture of a loved one on the board we ask that you take it home with you.  We will be asking for more information from our parish families that have loved ones serving on Active Duty. Please continue to look in the bulletin for more information in October. 

Respect Life:  There will be a Respect Life Meeting on  Thursday, September 29th at 7:30pm in Our Lady of the Lakes Education Building.. Everyone is welcome. Please come join us in building a Culture of Life in our community as promoted by St. Teresa of Calcutta in caring and advocating for the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death. October is Respect Life month and next Sunday, October 2nd is Respect Life Sunday. We will be having an hour of  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration for the Sanctity of Human Life with a Rosary for Life at 4:00pm in the church. We will close with Benediction. Please come and join us.

Public Square Rosary:  Please join us in praying for our nation on October 15, 2016. The Public Square Rosary will take place at the corner of Saxon Blvd. and Maximilian St. next to the sign for Our Lady of the Lakes Church. This begins and ends with a song. The prayers include the Angelus, the Holy Rosary, litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, prayer of Total Consecration and the Divine Praises. 
The Rosary starts promptly at 12 noon and lasts about 45 minutes. 
Please bring a folding chair, water and/or umbrella if needed. You may contact Dena Moir @386-626-4302 for any questions. 






Monday 8am
Tuesday 8am; 11:30am
Wednesday 8am
Thursday 8am;
      7pm Spanish
Friday 8am; 11:30am 
First Friday each Month 7pm (all invited for food & entertainment in Social Hall following Mass compliments of the Philippine Community)


Saturday 8:30am;               
    4pm (Vigil Mass); 
    7pm Spanish (Vigil Mass)
Sunday 8am; 10am; 12 noon


Thursday 8:30am
First Friday of each Month 7-7:45am
Saturday 2:30-3:45 pm; 6:15-6:45 pm


Monday-Friday 6pm in the Chapel


Every Wednesday 6:30pm in the Church

In need of assistance?

Please contact our Society of
St Vincent de Paul at 386-279-6307

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Are you having difficulties accessing your online giving account or making changes to your donation/payment information? The Our Sunday Visitor Support Team would be happy to assist you with any problems that you are having. Please call them at 800-348-2886 Option 4. You can also email questions, etc. to

Upcoming Events


logoDoo20130501Notary Public Service is available at the Church Office, Angie Bryant, Office Coordinator 386-574-2131 or call Mike 386-801-2938 for appointment.


Church Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 


Interested in Becoming an Usher at Mass?  Click Here

If you wish to take up the gifts at any Mass, please tell the head usher of that Mass, also please notify them one week or more before.

Legion of Mary: meetings each Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8 PM in the Religious Education Bldg. We pray the Rosary and learn about the weekly works our members perform in the Parish. Come join the Legion of Mary at the service of our Mother Mary. In Spanish.

El Circulo de Oración La Divina Misericordia de Our Lady of the Lakesles invita a orar, cantar, alabar y glorificar al Señor todos los lunes de 7:00 PM a 9:00 PM en el edificio de Educación Religiosa de nuestra parroquia. ¡Los esperamos! The Prayer Group Divine Mercy of Our Lady of the Lakes invites you to pray, sing, praise and glorify the Lord every Monday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Parish Religious Education Building. (in Spanish)

Men’s Group: We are a group of men who meet every Sunday after the 8:00 a.m. & the 10:00 a.m. Masses in the Social Hall. We learn as a group how to be better individuals by the teachings of our Lord. We will provide you with the tools and resources to strengthen your spiritual muscles for the greatest game ever played, to become the man that the Lord intends you to be. Please come and join us!

Dedications in Memory of Loved Ones:  You may now donate flowers or candles in memory of your deceased loved ones. You will also be able to donate larger liturgical objects such as vestments, liturgical books, & other long lasting items. For details contact Fr. Kenny or Fr. Frank.

Vocations Cross: We have traveling vocation crosses for each of our Masses.  If you would like to pray for vocations for a week please see one of the ushers to sign up so that they can put your name down for the mass and week you wish.  Thank you for praying for these vocations.

Craft Workshop: Every Friday at 10:00 am in the Parish Social Hall.  Join CCW in Craft Workshop.  Enjoy the
Fellowship & make memories.

As a parish we will be concentrating this year on doing works of mercy. There will be a large glass vase in the sanctuary, into which we will place pieces of paper on which we have written specific works of mercy we have performed. Each paper would be the size of a Post-it note, to be rolled up and put in the vase. The object of the project is to fill this large container with expressions of mercy!

Click Here for Diocese of Orlando web page to register for Safe Environment Training & Fingerprinting. Did you know that it is a Diocesan Policy that all volunteers have Safe Environment Training, and in addition, certain ministries also require a background check? If you are unsure if you have, or need either training, please call Angie at 386-574-2131 or stop by the Church Office on Thursdays. 

If your  marriage has become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring; if you have grown cold and distant; even if you are divorced or separated, or are thinking about it; Retrouvaille can help. It has helped thousands. Our next program begins on September 23-25, 2016.  For more information call 352-274-4614. Not counseling or group therapy.  All calls and names are held in strictest confidence.  Please visit our website for more information: 

We invite you to celebrate as a family with the Hispanic Heritage Dance Saturday, October 8, 2016 8:30pm-12:30am Our Lady of the Lakes Social Hall Music by: DL Ramiro Sale of fritters, sodas, and  50/50 raffle Donation $13 per person or 2 for $25 For information or tickets: 
Rosin 789-5657 






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