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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 during August: use email address of: and password: Assumption.  For further information, please contact Dolly Brophy, Director of Evangelization at 386-574-2131.

Mother Teresa said not even an hour of what she did was possible without the spiritual food of Mass and the Eucharist: “It is there at the altar that we meet our suffering poor.”  Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonized on September 4, 2016. She was named Agnes Gonxha when she was born on August 27, 1910. She was the youngest of three children of Nikola and Drana, Albanians who settled in Skopje (now the Republic of Macedonia). When she was eight her father died, and her mother supported the family with an embroidery and fabric business. A deeply faithful Catholic, Drana created a happy home and taught charity to her children, often feeding the poor at her own table. When Agnes was seventeen she decided to dedicate herself completely to God and to serving souls. Her mother told her to, “put your hands in His hands and walk all the way with Him.” A few months later she traveled to Ireland to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Loreto Sisters). She would never see her mother again. To be continued in the bulletin next week.

Father Kenny began his 3 month Sabbatical on Saturday, August 20th.  Here is his upcoming journey plan:

Bishop Robert Barron "The Narrow Gate" 08-17-16

Click Here to learn about The Jubilee Year of Mercy

Click Here for August 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 August 20, 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 August 20, 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 $120,373.13. (99.1%) Remainder under Goal ($1,142.87).  Number of registered families 1691 with 611 participating through 08/22/16 (36.3%).  Thank you for your generous donation.

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

Youth Group (O Lyght):   High School and Middle School meet on Wednesdays in the Social Hall at 6:30 (except when noted).  August 24: Soccer & August 31: Movie 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.

Next Fish Fry & Chicken Wing Event:  September 10 in the Social Hall.  Doors open at 5 pm.  Unlimited Deep Fried Alaskan Pollock, Chicken Wings, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Iced Tea, Cole Slaw, Coffee and Water.  Adults $10 and Children (10 & under) $5.  Desserts available (low cost) from the Youth Group table.

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  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:   Celebrating 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...”
License # CO7VO0106

Little Blessings Preschool is currently in the 27th year of operation and has developed and earned an excellent reputation in our area. However at this time, as was discussed last weekend, the preschool is in need of some overdue attention. We introduced our new Director, Demetria Shine, to everyone at all of the Masses, as well as heard from Henry Fortier, Diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools, a member of our Parish Finance Committee, and Fr. Kenny. As Demetria indicated a couple of important things that we’ve done is upgrade the curriculum as well as technology. Other needed physical improvements to the facility include fire system and bathroom upgrades, as well as addressing exterior issues such as playground, awning and grounds. Decreased enrollment last year caused some financial challenges for us. Current year enrollment is encouraging, but still below levels that we have enjoyed in the past. We believe that these planned upgrades, most of which are one-time expenditures, will improve the product that we’re offering and help attract families to Little Blessings. We are very appreciative of the sacrifices made by the previous generation to have provided us with the facility that we have enjoyed for years. It’s now our turn to update it so we can continue to offer this nurturing development opportunity to the children of our community. We ask all to consider helping us in this effort, with prayer, with financial support, and by promoting our preschool to family and friends. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at the office. Thank you. Bill Sabocik, Business Manager 386-574-2131.

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. Over the last 3 months your generosity has been making a difference in so many lives.
¨ Provide food to 1,017 brothers and sisters in Christ.
¨ With the help of CCW we have provided school supplies
to 7 public Deltona Schools and uniforms to 3
elementary schools.
¨ Hosted a free fellowship dinner to our community, (300
free meals were provided).
¨ $750 to St. Peter Claver prison ministry in addition to
supplying men's clothing on a regular basis.
¨ Assisted 3 middle schools through out the year with a
variety of food and clothing.
¨ $6,037 in emergency services to our brothers and sisters
in our community. These services include; but are not
limited to: rent, food, utilities, medication, transportation,
car repairs, furniture, lodging, appliances, medical
equipment, gas, clothing, and much more.

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS: OLDIES BUT GOODIES 9/17/2016 Price: $10 Includes: dinner and dancing to yesterday’s classics. Costume Contest, Silent Auction & 50/50.
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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

“When we serve the poor and the sick, we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors because in them we serve Jesus”, St. Rose of Lima. 

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.  Join us for a night of Bingo on Sunday, August 28th.  Doors open at 3:00 Games start at 5:00.  Food and beverages available to purchase.  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 or by clicking on this link.  There will be a Parent Meeting on Sunday, September 11th at 11:30 a.m. in the Social Hall. Our first Monday class will be on September 13th and our first Sunday class is 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.  Saturday, 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, 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. Rose of Lima Feast Day: August 23.  Isabel de Santa Maria de Oliva was born in Lima, Peru of Spanish parents. She was so beauful she was nicknamed “Rose” and took the nickname as her own at Confirmation. Afraid her beauty might be a temptation she rubbed pepper on her face to produce disfiguring blotches and rejected all suitors to the objections of her family and friends. She spent many hours contemplating the Blessed Sacrament. She wanted to become a nun but out of obedience to her parents she lived at home as a member of the Third Order of St. Dominic, mostly in solitude. When her parents fell into financial difficulty she worked in the garden all day and sewed at night to help them. Stories of her holiness spread and her garden became the spiritual center of the city. She died on August 24, 1617. She was canonized in 1671, the first saint of the New World.

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

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is designed to promote spiritual growth and community interaction as Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Learning how to be a faithful follower of Christ ought to be one of our greatest desires.  Too many distractions tend to distance us from God and His love. The truly Good News is that God is alive and He loves us more deeply than we could ever comprehend.  Our retreats are just one way we can pause our busy lives, so that we can get to know God better. We join our Lord in inviting you.
“Come and you will see” John 1:39
WOMEN’S WEEKEND: September 24th & 25th, 2016.  Contact: Maria Castaldo 407-721-5611, Or e-mail us at:  The weekend begins Saturday at 8:00 am and concludes Sunday at 4:00 pm.

Extraordinary Ministers of HolyCommunion:  There will be a training for new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in English and Spanish on September 10th from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Please contact Fr. Frank as soon as possible if you are interested.
Ministers to the Sick:  If you feel called to visit the homebound and the sick, the first step is to take the training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  Please contact Fr. Frank as soon as possible if you are interested.

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.

Bishop Robert Barron, World Youth Day 2016




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

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

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 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!

Click Here for Diocese of Orlando web page to register for Safe Environment Training & Fingerprinting.






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