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,
Father Frank Cerio,
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November 27, 2014 - THANKSGIVING DAY
Please pray for our sick and our troops.
Brothers in Concert 2014: Father Frank and his brother Joe will be presenting Brothers in Concert on Monday, December 1st at 7 PM in the Church. Come and listen to an evening of popular spiritual and classical music (and even a few for Christmas). Free will offering for the St Vincent de Paul Society.
To make a donation to Our Catholic Appeal 2014, please place donation inside a plain envelope marked "Our Catholic Appeal 2014" with your name and address and Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church printed on the envelope front. Place envelope in any Church collection basket or drop off at the Church Office. Thank you for your generous donation!
Club 8 members are donating $16 per week starting weekend of Nov. 8 - 9 thru Dec. 27 - 28, or a one time additional donation of $128. New Club 8 campaign participants needed to help Parish achieve goal of raising $127,881.00 for Our Catholic Appeal by Dec. 31. Current donations total $122,238.00 (through 11/24/14). Number of families: 1714 with 641 participating (37.4%). Still need $5,643.00 by year end! Thank you for your generous donation.
4 PM Vigil Mass on Nov. 22, 2014. Video is the property of a Diocese of Orlando entity and duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.
7 PM Spanish Vigil Mass on Nov. 22, 2014. Video is the property of a Diocese of Orlando entity and duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.
Young Adult Group: Tuesday, November 25th is our next get together. All young adults are invited to join us at 7:00 PM. For further information, contact Dolly Brophy at church office 386-574-2131 or email email@example.com.
Youth Group (O Lyght): We will not meet on November 26th. For further information contact Dolly Brophy at church office 386-574-2131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Fundraiser: we are selling CATgear again. CATgear are faith promoting t-shirts, hats and hoodies. A variety of colors and sizes will be available. All proceeds will support our youth group O LYGHT (Our Lady of the Lakes Youth Growing in Holy Trust). CATgear will be sold after all the Masses on Dec. 6 & 7.
Men's Group: We are a group of men who meet every Sunday after the 8 AM & the 10 AM 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. Come and join us. See what we are all about.
Thank you Carnival Volunteers: At this time of Thanksgiving let us all extend our appreciation and gratitude to all the Parish Volunteers that gave of their time, talent and treasure to ensure the 2014 Carnival came about successfully! Even though the weather this year did not cooperate, everyone that came to the Carnival had a wonderful time enjoying the food, drinks, entertainment, rides and bingo.
St. Nicholas Annual Kids Party: CCW is hosting our annual party and lunch with St. Nicholas on Sunday, December 14th from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Parish Hall. There will be lots of games and door prizes. And...St. Nicholas will be giving a special gift to each child. Also pictures with St. Nicholas. Food and cake will be served. Tickets will be sold only at the door for $2.00. A fun filled afternoon is planned for all the kids.
Baby Bottle Campaign begins the weekend of November 29th & 30th and runs through the 4 weeks of Advent until the weekend of December 20th and 21st. This year at the Central Florida Pregnancy Center Banquet, Our Lady of the Lakes won the Second Runner Up Prize for the much coveted Golden Baby Bottle Award, for raising over $2700 from our Parish. Thank you for your generous support. We would like to double that amount for this campaign so please be generous and return your baby bottles during this Advent Season. Please sign out numbered bottles with your name and phone number and pick up after all weekend Masses in the playpen at the vestibule of the Church. Returned bottles can be given back to any usher or at the Church office. All proceeds will benefit the Center and the families they serve in making life-saving decisions. God bless you for your support always.
Little Blessings Preschool: A nurturing social, emotional and academic readiness skills VPK (Free) 4 year old program and 3 year old program. We are now offering extended care to 3 PM Monday-Friday, Lunch Bunch is available. Chiildren must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st. For more information call Maria del Pilar Hogan, Director 386-574-4620. "Our Children...Our Treasure...Our Priority"
St Vincent de Paul Society The Wine & Cheese Party will be on December 13th. There will be a silent auction, raffles, entertainment and food. Pantry needs: jelly, tuna, cereals, canned meats, beans, mac & cheese, soups, milk (canned or powdered), pasta, potatoes (canned or boxed), cooking oil, cleaning supplies, toilet tissue, paper towels, and other toiletry items. Your gently used clothing would be greatly appreciated. Please place in our clothing bin in the back of the social hall. Thank you and God Bless you for your generous support of our ministry.
Handbell Ensemble-More bell-ringers needed: over the past couple of years many of you perhaps have heard our Handbell Ensemble: we play generally once a month, usually at the Sunday 10am or the 12 Noon Mass. We have played pieces for the Handbells alone; more frequently, we play as an accompaniment to the congregational hymn-singing. We would like to invite more people to join us in the Ensemble. Rehearsals are Thursday late afternoons, 5:30 - 6:30pm. It is not necessary to know how to read music or to have previous background (although this certainly would be welcome). This will all be offered in the rehearsals. Please contact our Music Director, Jonathan Wright, at the church office 386-574-2131, or at email@example.com.
Children's Choir: We are starting up the OLL Children's Choir again. Rehearsals are on Wednesday afternoons, 4 - 5pm in the Church. We would like to invite all interested children singers, grades 2-7 (age 7 or 8 on up to 13) to join us. Please contact Jonathan Wright, the OLL Music Director, thru the office 386-574-2131 , or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. RCIA is a process of formation in the Catholic way of life. It is a gradual process inviting an individual to learn and understand the teachings of the Church. These gatherings are open to people who are unbaptized as well as those who are baptized Christians or any Catholic that has not received first Communion. We meet on Sundays at 1:30pm in the Church Office. Please give Dolly a call if you have any questions or would like further information about the RCIA process at 386-574-2131.
OUR CATHOLIC APPEAL - 2014: Our Catholic Appeal is an annual opportunity for every member of our faith family to share in the pastoral work of Christ by funding the important programs and ministries of the Diocese of Orlando. Our Catholic Appeal helps us to fulfill this mission "Teaching & Living the Light of Christ" by funding diocesan-wide ministries that bring forth a greater awareness of God's presence in the world. Gifts to Our Catholic Appeal fund the annual operating costs of our diocesan Chancery & provide critical support for outreach programs such as Catholic Charities of Central Florida.
Parents of students receiving a Sacrament (First Communion or Confirmation) this year are required to attend Sacramental Prep Classes. There will be a total of 8 classes; 4 between September and December and 4 between January and April. These classes will be held on Sundays at the same time as the children's classes 11:30 am in the back part of the Social Hall. All parishioners are invited to join. The next date will be: December 7th. Please mark your calendars now. If you have any questions about upcoming events please call or email Kathe in the office at 386-574-2131 or email@example.com
LIVING ROSARY CIRCLE:
ADVENT SEASON: November 30, 2014 through December 21, 2014
Tuesday 8am; 11:30am
Friday 8am; 11:30am
First Friday each Month 7pm (all invited for food & entertainment in Social Hall following Mass complements of the Philippine Community)
Saturday 8:30am; 4pm (Vigil Mass);
7pm Spanish (Vigil Mass)
Sunday 8am; 10am; 12 noon
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
Church Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. No adoration and the Church office will be closed on November 27 & 28.
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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. Thank you!
Father Lopez Catholic High School 4th annual booster club Christmas Tree & Wreath fundraiser. Complete details: Click Here or 386-562-6430.