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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

Click Here for Bishop Robert Barron - Christ the King, 11/22/15

Click Here to view December 2015 Parish Calendar

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

November 26, 2015, Thanksgiving Dinner in the Social Hall, "Donation $10" (only if able) - No one will be turned away! Served after 10 AM Mass. Includes: Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, etc. Tickets available at Church Office or after Sunday Mass in the vestibule.

Advent begins on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 and ends on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Brothers in Concert 2015: Popular and Spiritual Songs and Keyboard Classics. Mr. Joseph C. Cerio III, baritone & Rev. Frank Cerio, pianist. Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Free will offering will be taken for the Christ Renews His Parish retreats.

Christmas Concert in Church on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7 PM.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Annual Our Catholic Appeal Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction in the Social Hall on Saturday, December 19, 2015.  Doors open at 5 PM - $25.00 per person.  See Pat Daly after weekend Mass or purchase tickets at the Church Office 386-574-2131.

2015 Goal for Our Catholic Appeal: $128,308.00; Total Pledged to Date: $116,739.54 (91.0% of Goal); balance needed to achieve 2015 Goal: $11,568.46. 1606 registered families with 597 families participating to date, or 37.2%. Thank you for your generous donation to the 2015 Our Catholic Appeal. (Updated 11-20-15) If you haven't made your donation yet, please consider your participation.

Our Offertory Enhancement Initiative is now underway.  Please respond by using the blue response envelope enclosed with the letter you received from Father Kenny this week. The participation of ALL parishioners is essential for the success of this effort. If you increased your weekly offering but did not bring the special envelope, please let our ushers know and they will provide you with an envelope for this weekend. If not, please bring your special response envelope next weekend so we can properly acknowledge your response.

4 PM Vigil Mass on Nov. 21, 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 Nov. 21, 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 meet on Wednesdays in the Social Hall at 6:30 (except when noted). There will be no youth meeting on Wednesday, November 25th. Happy Thanksgiving! December 2: Adoration.

Young Adults: All young adults (20s and 30s) are invited to join us December 1st at San Pedro Center for Taize at 7:00 pm - if interested, please contact Dolly 386-574-2131.

St. Cecilia was born in the second century in Rome. She was a devout Christian of a wealthy family who arranged for her marriage to a pagan named Valerian. Cecilia told Valerian on their wedding night of her vow to God to remain a virgin.  Valerian converted and joined her in a commitment to celibacy. Valerian and his brother were caught burying Christian martyrs. As a result they were sentenced to death by the sword. St. Cecilia was ordered to be beheaded. The executioner struck her three times without severing her head. She hung onto life for three days.  Pope Urban and his deacons buried her.  Officials exhumed her body in 1599 and found her to be incorrupt, the first of all incorrupt saints.  St. Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians.  St. Cecilia, pray for us.  Feast day is November 22nd.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR: If 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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION- We invite you to spend One Hour with Jesus.  Come and spend some time in silence in the presence of Our Lord in the Adoration Chapel.  Mother Teresa of Calcutta: “When you look at a crucifix you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you NOW”
Adorers are Needed for the following:
Mon:2-3pm Tues: 12-1pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm Wed: 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm
Thurs: 9-10 am, 2-3pm, 3-4pm Fri: 9-10am, 10-11am, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm
If you have any questions please call Church Office ask Stasia or email

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" 

St Vincent de Paul Society - “Happy Thanksgiving” to you! Here at the St Vincent de Paul Society, every week is “Thanksgiving Day”. We are so thankful of the people of Our Lady of the Lakes who continue to support our ministry with your donations of food as well as the Poor Boxes in the Church. Because of you we are able to make sure our Brothers & Sisters in need can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal not only on Thanksgiving but during the whole year.
If you know someone who needs help, tell them to call our hotline 386-279-6307.
Pantry needs—toilet tissue, jelly, Sweet Potatoes & White Potatoes, canned soups, cooking oil, Toiletry items.  School pantry needs—canned pasta w/meat, mac-n-cheese, Protein or granola bars, pop tarts.  May God pour His blessings on you for your love & support of our needy Brothers & Sisters.

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. 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  Click the following link for Registration Forms: /media/1/PDF%20forms/2015-%202016%20RE%20Registration%20Revised%20Sept_%202015.doc  There will be
no classes on Sunday, November 29th.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Adult Confirmation Classes:  Confirmation classes are on Monday's for adults who have already received their first Communion. Each class will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Please contact Dolly at 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 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.  We will not meet on Sunday, November 29th.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Craft Festival & Plant Sale –November 2lst and 22nd:                                              Saturday 9 am–7 pm; Sunday 9 am–3 pm.  Variety of crafts, baked goods, plants, etc.
Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Kidz Korner.
Saturday, Nov 21 from 1 to 8 PM Spaghetti Dinner $10 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 22 from 8:30 AM – 4 PM Continental Breakfast and/or Lunch
Raffle: 1st prize $300; 2nd – Thanksgiving Basket; 3rd – Handmade Quilt.

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

Knights of Columbus Council #6584 is hosting a dinner dance on December 12, 2015. It will be held at the Parish Social Hall. The menu will be Roast Beef with all the trimmings & will be served at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The music will be by Sonny. Donations for tickets are $19. For more information please contact Pete after the 4:00 pm mass or at 386-789-5253 . We ask that you bring a new unwrapped gift for the Child’s Angel Tree.

Lunch with St. Nicholas: Our Lady of The Lakes Catholic Church Social Center
Sponsored by: Council of Catholic Women
Sunday—December 6, 2015 2:00pm.-4:00pm.  Lots of games Little Duck Pond, Putt-Putt,
Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph Red Nose Reindeer, Christmas Tree, Candy Cane Limbo, and Children’s Craft Corner.  Lots of Door Prizes.  A special visit from St. Nicholas.  
Admission: $2.00 per person (Child or Adult) Children must be accompanied by an adult
Tickets will be sold only be at the door.

"Change for Life" Baby Bottle Advent Giving Campaign kick-off will be on Sunday, November 29th (First Sunday of Advent). Playpen will be set up in the vestibule of the church with empty baby bottles to be filled by you, our generous parishioners, with loose change/bills/checks during the four Sundays of Advent to benefit the Central Florida Pregnancy Center in helping them save babies' lives. Please sign out with your name and phone number and each bottle taken with number on bottom of bottle. Return filled baby bottles by Sunday, December 21st by giving to an usher. Thank you for your ongoing support for life, as last year we raised over $3000 in donations to help women choose life for their unborn child.




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 - 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)

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

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

Plant Request:  CCW is requesting plant donations for their Craft Fair being held on
November 21st -22nd.  If you have any plants you can donate,
please call Patti at 368-789-1128.

Adopt a Homebound: This program brings food and company to those who are Homebound or who do not have friends or family with whom to celebrate Thanksgiving . If you would like to
Adopt one of these parishioners
or give a donation please
call Melanie at 386-747-3897.

Spanish Advent Retreat: The Holy Family and Divine Child,
Saturday,  December 5 at 9am to 2 pm (lunch provided) Donation $5.






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