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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

 

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Click Here to view Confirmation Photos, May 18, 2015

2015 Goal: $128,308.00; Total Pledged to Date: $108,426.00 (84.5% of Goal); balance needed to achieve 2015 Goal: $19,882.00.  1606 registered families with 555 families participating to date, or 34.6%. Thank you for your generous donation to the 2015 Our Catholic Appeal. If you haven't made your donation yet, please consider your participation.

Corpus Christi procession after the 12 PM Mass on June 7th.  All are invited to participate including all who made their First Communion this year (wear your First Communion outfits and bring flower petals to spread in front of the procession). Please contact Kathe Johnson to let her know you will participate (386-574-2131).

Click the following link for Everest Vacation Bible School Registration Forms, June 8 - 12 Cost $20 per person.  After completing these two forms, please return them to Dolly Brophy at the Church Office.

/media/1/PDF%20forms/Registration%20For%20VBS%20EVEREST.docx and

/media/1/PDF%20forms/Scan%20Diocese%20Photography%20Release.pdf

4 PM Vigil Mass on May 23, 2015.  Video is the property of a Diocese of Orlando entity and duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.

7 PM Spanish Vigil Mass on May 23, 2015.  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 except when noted meet on Wednesdays in the Social Hall at 6:30 PM. June 3rd: Adoration and June 10: Movie. For further information, please contact Dolly at the church office 386-574-2131 or email olldolly@cfl.rr.com for more details regarding time and place.  We hope to see Little Boy.

All graduating Seniors are invited to attend the 12 Noon Mass on May 31st in their Cap and Gown.  Please contact Kathe Johnson in the office to RSVP.

Young Adults: Young adults (20s and 30s) meet for a variety of activities that foster the faith and unite us on our journey. Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7 PM. June 2 is Movie Night in the church office conference room. Please contact Dolly at 386-574-2131 for more information.

Steubenville Florida Retreat & Youth Fundraiser: We are very blessed to have 19 youth and 6 adult chaperones who will participate in the Steubenville Florida Retreat and one youth who will attend the LEAD in July.  The cost of the retreat is a little over $250 per person and the lead is over $395.  It is expensive, but worth it.  We are working on several fund raisers, including, the $1 Raffle for a coffee mug and poster.  The winning ticket will be drawn after the 12 Noon Mass on Sunday, May 31st.  We will have a car wash at Wendy's on Saxon Blvd on June 6th.  If you are interestede in sponsoring a youth your contribution will be greatly appreciated, as is your support.

Adult Bible Study: Join us for the next Great Adventure study on the prophets, presented by Thomas Smith.  Each week, you will come to know a prophet from Scripture and learn how his message sheds light on our faith and our lives.  In getting to know these messengers of God, you will read Scripture and the Catechism, while answering thought proviking questions and powerful reflections.  Plus, you will learn practical ways to apply the messages of the prophets in your own life.  We meet on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall - starting on June 4th.   On June 4th we will meet in the Religious Ed Building.  The cost is $28.  Registration forms are available in the church office OR CLICK HERE.

Catechist Needed: Do you like working with children? Do you want to share your faith? Can you give an hour or two once a week? Then here is a job for you: we are looking for Catechist that enjoy working with children from Kindergarten - High School. Kindergarten - 6th grade meet on Sundays from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM during the school year. 7th, 8th and any high school student who needs Confirmation meets on Mondays from 5:30 PM - 7 PM. Wednesdays the High School and Middle School groups meet from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Please contact Kathe Johnson in the church office (386-574-2131) if you are interested in becoming a Catechist. A Catechist Meeting will be held on Monday, June 8th in the Social Hall at 6:00 PM. All current Catechist and anyone wanting to become a Catechist are invited.

A baby shower to benefit the Central Florida Pregnancy Center will be held Sunday, May 24 through Sunday, May 31st.  A playpen will be in the vestibule of the Church for the week to collect needed baby items/donations for the Center as they help and support women to choose life for their child.  They are most in need of diapers in all sizes, baby wipes and toiletries. Thank you for your generous past and present support of life.

Parish News

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" 

Next Fish Fry & Chicken Wings event on June 27th in the Social Hall 5-9 PM. Enjoy unlimited Deep Fried Alaskan Pollock and Chicken Wings, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Coffee & Water $10 Adults and $5 Children (10 & under). Tickets sold at the door.

St Vincent de Paul Society - Reminder: The Knights of Columbus and the Charity Angels are holding a Benefit Dinner for the St. Vincent de Paul Society on Sunday, May 31st at 5 PM (location: Knights of Columbus building). Tickets on sale now: $18 per person plus a non-perishable item.  Come out for an evening of good food and fellowship. This is the Knights of Columbus and the Charity Angels way of showing their support for our ministry. Starting June: an evening meeting once a month starting June 15th at 6 PM in the Knights of Columbus building. Come join us. Pantry Needs: peanut butter (medium jars), pasta & spaghetti sauce. School Pantry Needs: beef-a-roni, mac & cheese, and fruits in individual sizes (easy open containers please).  Thank you and God Bless you for your loving and caring support of this ministry.
 

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.

Religious Education News: Click the following link for 2015-16 Religious Education Registration Form: /media/1/PDF%20forms/2015-16%20Religious%20Ed%20Form.doc   After printing & completing form, please give it to Kathe Johnson at the Church Office.

Adult Confirmation Classes: Confirmation classes are on Monday's for adults who have already received their first Communion. Each class will begin at 7:00pm and end at 8:30pm. Please contact Dolly at olldolly@cfl.rr.com or at 386-574-2131 for registration and more information.

RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process of formation for unbaptized adults inviting them to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, to understand the teachings of the Church and to discover how they are lived out. We meet on Sundays at 1:30 PM in the church office.  Baptized Christians and Catholics who have not celebrated First Communion and Confirmation are also welcome.  Please contact Dolly at the church office 386-574-2131 or at olldolly@cfl.rr.com. 

 

Save the Date: Saturday, July 18th - 4 PM Mass. You are cordially invited to the 25th ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of Fr. Kenny Aquino. Everyone is invited to the celebration of the Holy Mass, 4 PM at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church - to be presided by Archbishop Adolfo Tito C. Yllana, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia. 

For July 18th Dinner Reservation Information:  www.fatherkenny25th.com or contact Tito Garcia 407-758-6502 or Liza Gonzales 407-493-1732. RSVP by June 30th.

A Special afternoon Reception will be held on July 19th at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish Social Hall at approximately 1 PM (immediately after the 12 Noon Mass) - all are invited.  Table seating provided and light refreshments will be served (there is no cost to attend this reception).

 

CORPUS  CHRISTI  SUNDAY  -  June 7th 2015: The Feast of Corpus Christi, or the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (as it is often called today), goes back to the 13th century, but it celebrates something far older: the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper. While Holy Thursday is also a celebration of this mystery, the solemn nature of Holy Week, and the focus on Christ's Passion on Good Friday, overshadows that aspect of Holy Thursday.  Other Names for the Feast: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

History:  In 1246, Bishop Robert de Thorete of the Belgina diocese of Liège, at the suggestion of St. Juliana of Mont Cornillon (also in Belgium), convened a synod and instituted the celebration of the feast. From Liège, the celebration began to spread, and, on September 8, 1264, Pope Urban IV issued the papal bull "Transiturus," which established the Feast of Corpus Christi as a universal feast of the Church, to be celebrated on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday.  At the request of Pope Urban IV, St. Thomas Aquinas composed the office (the official prayers of the Church) for the feast.  This office is widely considered one of the most beautiful in the traditional Roman Breviary (the official prayer book of the Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours), and it is the source of the famous Eucharistic hymns Pange Lingua Gloriosi and Tantum Ergo Sacramentum.

For centuries after the celebration was extended to the universal Church, the feast was also celebrated with a Eucharistic Procession, in which the Sacred Host was carried throughout the town, accompanied by hymns and litanies. The faithful would venerate the Body of Christ as the procession passed by. In recent years, this practice has almost disappeared, though some parishes still hold a brief procession around the outside of the parish church.  While the Feast of Corpus Christi is one of the ten Holy Days of Obligation in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, in some countries, including the United States, the feast has been transferred to the following Sunday.

 

Father Bony from the Diocese of Alleppey, India will speak at all Masses the weekend of June 13 - 14.  The District of Alleppey, India, is located on the Southwestern coast of India. It has a total population of 2,109,160. The Diocese of Alleppey serves a Catholic population of 166,000.

Most of Alleppey’s inhabitants are sea-going fishermen whose lives depend on the results of their daily catch. Unfortunately, modern technology has contributed to a depletion of fish in the waters surrounding the region. This area of the world is also subject to various natural disasters such as monsoons and other storms. These combined factors have resulted in widespread poverty in the Alleppey region.

The Diocese of Alleppey, its social services and ministries struggle to provide support and assistance to the people of their district. There are 107 Diocesan priests and 24 religious priests serving 88 parishes in the diocese, as well as 330 religious sisters and 1400 lay catechists who serve in the field of faith formation and family apostolate.

The Diocese supports the area’s 30 schools and 2 colleges which provide education to more than 29,000 students. There are six orphanages, and a home which provides training for mentally challenged children, which are also supported by the Diocese. Through their contributions, the faithful parishioners support the Diocese to the best of their ability. However, the basic needs of the poor – housing, education, food and medical care – are overwhelming. There are also many other social welfare projects which contribute to the benefit of the poor, regardless of religion or caste, in which the Diocese takes part.

The Diocese of Alleppey needs our support to assist them in their efforts to help the people who live in their region of the world. Please consider a generous donation to this worthy cause.

 

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 complements 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


St Vincent de Paul Society (Deltona Office)
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.

To Serve in the Catholic Services Jail Ministry at the Volusia County jails in Daytona Beach on Mondays from 1:30-2:30 and/or 6:30-7:00 PM please contact the Basilica of St. Paul at 386-252-5422 X301 for more information.  Teams of ministers from a variety of parishes conduct a scripture study for male inmates each week. Female volunteers are not allowed to minister to the male inmates without a man to accompany them, and at this time, our male volunteers are few. After completing the application and approval process, ministers will participate once or twice a month

CCW June Events: 6/4 General Meeting 12 PM Social Hall; 6/7 Corporate Mass 12 Noon; 6/9 Card Party 11:30 AM Social Hall; 6/16 Board Meeting 1 PM Social Hall; 6/19 Bunco 7 PM Social Hall; Craft Workshop every Friday 10 AM Social Hall.

To join K of C Council 6584 or for further information, contact John Romoser, Grand Knight 386-956-9576

All Souls Catholic School, 810 S. Oak Avenue,Sanford,FL  Phone (407)322-7090. Open House: Saturday, May 30 from 10 AM to 2 PM PreK 3 - 8th Grade.