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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,

Parish Administrator


 

Father Frank Cerio,

Parochial Vicar

 

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

Bishop Robert Barron, "The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church", 05/01/16

Click Here to learn about The Jubilee Year of Mercy

Click Here for the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, "Amoris Laetitia" (The Joy of Love) - Summary of the Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of Love

Thank you to Knights of Columbus, Council 6584, Deltona, FL for your recent donation: 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal $3000.00; Youth Group $1000.00; and Christ Renews His Parish $1000.00.

Thank you, Joan DeMaio for your generous donation of new Vestments and 6 Communion Cups. 

Our Catholic Appeal 2016:  Goal $121,516.00.  Total pledged $111,977.00. (92.2%) Remainder under Goal ($9,539.00).  Number of registered families 1691 with 563 participating through 04/26/16 (33.3%).  Thank you for your generous donation.

An Anawim fundraising event: tickets can be purchased at the Parish Office. Fr. Kenny founded this organization to help care for disadvantaged youth in the Philippines. Learn more about Anawim at:http://www.theanawiminc.org/mission-statement/ 
May 14, 2016 at 7pm - Holy Family Catholic Church, 5125 South Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando - $25.00 per person "a night of sheer entertainment and laughter" featuring Mrs. O'Brien's Guide to the Golden Rule.

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

10 AM Mass on April 24, 2016.  Video is the property of a Diocese of Orlando entity and duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.

Youth Group (O Lyght):   High School and Middle School meet on Wednesdays in the Social Hall at 6:30 (except when noted). April 27 Game Night, May 4 Adoration & May 11 Movie or Soccer. CATgear is available. Look for Dolly in the hall or office or contact her at olldolly@cfl.rr.com. T-shirts cost $12 & hoodies cost $30. Thank you for your support.

Steubenville Florida Retreat - The retreat will be at the Rosen Shingle Creek on July 22nd to 24th. Please contact Dolly as soon as possible if you are in interested in attending this year. This retreat is for current 8th graders and all high school students. The cost is $250. Call the office or email olldolly@cfl.rr.com.

Our Lady of the Lakes Choir for Adults & Children - Men and Women are you interested in joining our Adult Choir? Do you have children interested in joining our Children’s Choir?Please contact Jonathan Wright, Music Director, at the church office (386) 574 – 2131, or email jonwinlew71@yahoo.com.  We would love to have you join us.

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: Kicking off open enrollment for 2016/2017.
Call or come by for an information packet about registration. 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 - If you know someone who needs help, tell them to call our hotline 386-279-6307 or Spanish Line 386-279-6171. Pantry needs—cooking oil, corn, canned chicken, bath soap, laundry soap, shampoo. School pantry needs—All Types of individual sizes and easy open containers. Thank you for pleasing God with your generosity and car-ing kindness for our needy brothers and sisters. Do you feel called to help those in need? We can use your talents in so many ways. Answering the phone lines, Helping with the Food Truck, Helping with the pantry hours, Helping with fundraising ideas and events, Helping during the Sweet Treat Sunday, and so much more. Please come on Monday or Thursday about 9:00 am to the Social Hall and talk to those members who are there about your desires. We welcome you with “loving” arms and hearts.

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 myparishapp.com 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. Volunteers needed, please contact Bill Weber 386-574-4677.

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, and online. If you have any questions you may contact Dolly at the office 386-574-2131 or by email at olldolly@cfl.rr.com.  Click the following link for Registration Forms: /media/1/PDF%20forms/2015-%202016%20RE%20Registration%20Revised%20Sept_%202015.doc   

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 olldolly@cfl.rr.com.

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 oldolly@cfl.rr.com 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

April 30, 2016 in the Social Hall - Doors open at 5 PM.  Unlimited Deep Fried Alaskan Pollock, Breaded/Fried Chicken Wings, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Coffee and Water - Adults $10 and Children (10 & under) $5.  All are invited and welcome!

SAINT OF THE WEEK:  St. Catherine of Siena - Feast Day: April 29th
Catherine was born on March 25, 1347 in Siena, Italy. In childhood she was graceful, lively, full of laughter, and pious. When she was six she had a vision of Jesus seated in glory in Heaven and she gave herself totally to Him at that moment. Her parents tried to persuade her to marry, but eventually they accepted her desire and she became a Dominican
tertiary at the age of sixteen. She undertook hospital nursing and deliberately cared for those whom other nurses avoided. Her prayer life was so intense she had mystical experiences including levitation. She was accused of being a fake and was brought before a general chapter of the Dominican Order in Florence. She was completely cleared of every charge. In 1375, five rays from a crucifix pierced her hands, feet and heart. She experienced this pain of Christ, known as “stigmata”, for the rest of her life. The wounds were invisible until her death. At the age of twenty-nine she met with Pope Gregory XI in Avignon and persuaded him to return to Rome. She recorded her mystical experiences in a book known as the Dialogues of Divine Providence or Dialogues of St. Catherine. She died on April 29, 1380. She was canonized in 1461, made patron of Italy in 1939 and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970.

Time Together! A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a weekend full of fresh love, rebirth and new beginnings. All couples deserve a richer, fuller life together.
For additional information contact: Hector & Yelena Isaza (386)742-0236 /
(907)317-9129 /(907)317-0056 Email: hectoryyelena@gmail.com    www.wwme.org
Next weekend May 20-22, 2016

 

Masses

Daily

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)

Weekend

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

Confessions

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

Benediction

Monday-Friday 6pm in the Chapel

Vespers

Every Wednesday 6:30pm in the Church


In need of assistance?

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

Online Giving APP now available at your APP Store for Smart Phones. Search Online Giving, then install app.  

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 onlinegiving@osv.com.

Upcoming Events

    

logoDoo20130501Notary Public Service is available at the Church Office - 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.

OUR WORKS OF MERCY EVERYDAY
As a parish we will be concentrating this year on doing works of mercy. There will be a large glass vase in the sanctu-ary, 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!

Wanted: We would like to begin a program to provide sign language for the hearing impaired at our Sunday Noon Mass. If you are proficient at signing and would like to volunteer please contact the Church office 386-574-2131.

Mother's Day: Celebremos con Mamá su gran día. Come celebrate with Mom her special day! Baile de las Madres/Mother’s Day Dance
Sábado 7 de mayo de 2016/
Saturday 7 May 8:30 P.M. – 12:30 A.M. Salón Social - Our Lady of the Lakes -Social Hall Música/Music: Grupo Iris Venta de frituras, refrescos, rifa 50/50
There will be snacks, and
non-alcoholic beverages for sale 50/50 Raffle Donación $15 por boleto/Donation: $15 ea (Teens $5) Información y boletos/
Information and tickets:
Rosin 386-789-5657

 

 

 

 

 

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