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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 - attn: Bill Sabocik, Business Manager or attn: Angie Bryant, Office Coordinator), 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
 
  

Advent 2016 began on November 27 and ends on December 24 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: Beginning in December, instead of receiving your normal year of boxed envelopes for the offertory, you will receive a month at a time delivered to your home address. This is a good time to fill out a new registration form or call the church office if you have moved since you registered. If you aren’t  registered, now is a good time to do so. Registering in a parish is important for many reasons. The most important to you would be verification for letters of eligibility to be a godparent.  If you are using the following envelope number please call Angie at the church office  386-574-2131: 448, 668, 783, 793, 953, 1105, 1168,1540, 1713, 1789, 3069, 5849.

Strengthen your knowledge of our Catholic Faith by visiting Formed.org :  What is Formed? It is an exciting new gateway to the best Catholic teaching videos, books, and audio talks to deepen your relationship with Christ and his church. ALL IN ONE PLACE.  You can get FORMED on most smart phones, tablets, and computers.  Our parish password is DRKZDQ.   For information on how to access FORMED call Angie at 386-574-2131.  

Click Here to view information on "Brothers in Concert" 

 Bishop Robert Barron, "Eden, The Mountain & the One Who Baptizes with Fire", 12/04/16

Click Here for Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Schedules 12/16 - 02/17

Click Here for December 2016 Altar Server Schedule

Click Here for Readers Schedule 12/16 - 02/17

4 PM Vigil Mass on Dec. 3, 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 Dec. 3, 2016.  Video is the property of a Diocese of Orlando entity and duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.

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).  December 7th: Adoration & December 14th: Prayer Service.  Catgear  is available. Look for Dolly in the hall or office or contact her at olldolly@ourladyofthelakes.org. T-shirts cost $12 & hoodies cost $30. Thank you for your support.  We will be selling "Keep Christ in Christmas" magnets as a fundraiser for the youth ministry. It is a great way to spread an important message as we enter the Christmas season. The durable and attractive magnets will last for years. The cost is $5. The magnets will be sold after Masses outside the church, in the social hall and the church office. For more information, please contact Dolly at the office or: ollfaithform@ourladyofthelakes.org. 

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 -  3year old and VPK 4 year old program 
• Inspire children with the love and presence of God and Jesus through daily prayer and Bible stories. • Teach Christian values and how to apply them to our world. • Encourage physical, emotional, creative and social growth through play in daily planned activities and   topics. • Encourage the development of self-awareness and selfesteem.  For more information please call: Director Demetria Shine at (386) 574-4620 Email: ollblessings@ourladyofthelakes.org  “Our Children, Our Treasure, Our Priority”  
 

St Vincent de Paul Society -  If you know someone who needs help tell them to call: 
English 386-279-6307 or Spanish Line 386-279-6171 
Pantry needs— cereal, jelly, rice, canned fruits, canned tuna, canned chicken, mac and cheese, soups, toilet paper, toiletries, and laundry detergent.   Make your donation count! No opened food or expired food can be given to out. 
School pantry needs—All Types of individual sizes and easy open containers, fruits, mac-n-cheese, snacks, drinks. 
Thank you for pleasing God with your generosity and  caring and kindness for those brothers and sisters who are less fortunate. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/svdpoll

Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians") are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. All of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need. We know that we are not alone. We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic Rule. Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is in fact an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for those living in our community. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes. 
 
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. Some 12 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States. The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States is endless. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul: "Charity is infinitely inventive."   It is through the generous financial support of our parishioners that we are able to provide our services to those in need and through your prayerful support that we are able to do so with the love of Our Lord. Thank you all so much for supporting this ministry and for being a disciple in our community. 
 
President: Dominick Delio; Food Pantry: Monday and Thursday by appointment only. 
Clothing: When available, assorted clothing for men, women and children. 
Meetings: The 1st and 3rd Monday of the month meetings are held at 9:00am in the social hall. All are welcome! Come and see “what it’s all about”. 

ADVENT ADULT BIBLE STUDY:  A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH THE MASS takes participants on an exciting tour of the Liturgy as it explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. See, perhaps for the first time, why we say what we say and do what we do every week at Mass. The words and gestures will be seen in a new light, giving new life to the liturgical experience. Join us on Monday mornings at 9:00 am in the hall. The cost of the study guide is $20. 

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.

Illuminations for the Immaculata  - The Blessed Virgin Mary (Click Here for Form)
December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Next week we will have available order forms for you to purchase a lantern for Luminary Dedication (eternal rest, employment, healing, thanksgiving, birthday, or other). During the 7:00pm Mass on December 8th (Holy Day of Obligation), the candles will be lit  for your intentions. You may purchase one lantern for each intention. Please call Dolly or Angie at the Church Office 386-574-2131 if you have any questions. 

 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.  Doors open at 3:00 Games start at 5:00.  Food and beverages available to purchase. Volunteers needed, please contact Angie 386-574-2131.  

Faith Formation Classes:   Calling ALL FIRST Graders!! Parents did you know that it is a diocesan policy that your child attend Faith Formation for 2 consecutive years to prepare to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion?  Please register your child as soon as possible. 
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.  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 ollfaithform@ourladyofthelakes.org.

RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Would you like to explore the Catholic Church and the faith of Catholic Christianity? Are you interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic Church? Were you baptized Catholic as a child, but have not celebrated the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation? If so, then RCIA is for you. RCIA is a journey of exploration and initiation into the Church. RCIA will change your life. RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. We meet on Sundays in the church office at 1:30. All are welcome. ollfaithform@ourladyohelakes.org 

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

 Contact Info for Knights of Columbus Council 6584: tpittman1717@yahoo.com   

What is the meaning of the Advent Wreath and Candles? 
Since circles have no beginning and no end, the circular shape of the Advent Wreath is used to symbolize God the Father and eternal life. The wreath holds four candles which are lit over the four weeks of Advent. There are three violet (purple) candles and one rose candle, each representing 1,000 years. Added together the four candles symbolize the 4,000 years that humanity waited for the Savior.  Violet is a liturgical color that is used to signify a time of penance, sacrifice, and prayer. During the first two and last week of Advent we light the violet candles. The third Sunday of Advent is  called Gaudette (Rejoice) Sunday. On this day we celebrate that our waiting for Christmas is almost over. Rose is a liturgical color that is used to signify joy, so we light the rose candle on the third Sunday of Advent. When Advent Wreaths are decorated the materials often have a symbolic meaning. The use of evergreens reminds us of our eternal life with Christ, holly represents the crown of thrones from the Passion of Jesus and pine cones symbolize Christ's Resurrection. 

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE:  Our Lady of the Lakes Thursday, 12/15 at 7:00pm;  St Ann’s (DeBary) Tuesday, 12/13 7:00pm;  St Clare’s  Wednesday 12/21 7:00pm; &  St Peter (DeLand) Wednesday 12/14 6:30pm 

Saint of the Week:  St. Juan Diego was born in 1474 in Cuautlitlán (present day Mexico City, Mexico). He was baptized at the age of 50. On December 9, 1531 while on his daily 15 mile walk to Mass the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him on Tepeyac Hill. Our Lady asked Juan to tell the bishop to build a church. The bishop asked for a sign to prove the apparition was true. On December 12th our Lady appeared to him again. Juan was trying to avoid her, because he was in a hurry to get a priest for his dying uncle. Our Lady said to him, “Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother?” She asked him to pick some flowers on the top of the hill where they first met. He gathered the roses in his tilma (cactus-fiber cloak) and our Lady arranged them. When he dropped the edge of his tilma in front of the bishop the roses fell to the ground and an image of the Virgin Mary appeared on the tilma. Juan’s uncle was cured by a beautiful woman who called herself “The Lady of Tecoatlaxopeuh” (the Lady who crushes the stone serpent). Juan died in 1548 and was buried in the first chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe. The miraculous image on the tilma is preserved in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  St. Juan Diego, pray for us.

Council of Catholic Women:    We would like to invite women of all ages for a fun filled night of Bunco on Friday, December 16th at 7pm.  Bring a friend and see who can score the most Bunco’s! If you have never played Bunco, no worries! It is very easy to learn! Join us in the social hall. Hope to see you all there!

 

 

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, 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 lead usher of that Mass, also please notify them one week or more before. Head Usher: Warren Wotton 386-259-4359.

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.

Click Here for Diocese of Orlando web page to register for Safe Environment Training & Fingerprinting. Did you know that it is a Diocesan Policy that all volunteers have Safe Environment Training, and in addition, certain ministries also require a background check? If you are unsure if you have, or need either training, please call Angie at 386-574-2131 or stop by the Church Office on Thursdays.  Fingerprint code: FPOLLChVol

BROTHERS IN CONCERT: Popular and Spiritual Songs and Keyboard Classics by Mr. Joseph C. Cerio III, baritone and Rev. Frank Cerio, piano at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7pm. A free will offering will be taken for the Little Blessings Pre-School.

Council of catholic women:   
We are asking you to please help our parish children to have a merry Christmas this year. Those that took a name or two from the tree in the vestibule: please bring gifts to church by 12/11.

National Night of Prayer for Life will take place in the Church on the evening of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8th at 9pm through December 9th at 1am where we will be united with churches throughout the United States praying before the Blessed Sacrament for the protection of Life, the Church, Religious Freedom, and the Family. Disregard for Life and hostility toward the Christian Faith and its values have resulted in terrible violence and worldwide destruction. Peace will only come when our nation and the world turn to Our Lord and His Holy Mother. Please join us for one or all four hours. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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