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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 began on Sunday, Dec. 2 and ends on Monday, Dec. 24

This Gaudete Sunday calls us to rejoice because the Lord is near. Does your heart rejoice and sing, or are the pressures and burdens of life weighing you down? We can easily become overwhelmed. The weaknesses and sins of life, indeed our own weakness and sin, eat away at the joy and hope God wants us to know. Those who are grounded in their faith and possess deep spiritual lives know that God is near. Realizing this puts life into perspective. We really want to be free from our burdens but do not always know how to achieve this. We keep stumbling and falling. Advent is a time when we can learn to "do life differently," just like John the Baptist instructed the crowds. Joy and hope are the gifts God offers, not anxiety and despair. 

Christmas Mass Schedule:  Christmas Eve 4:00pm, 7:00pm (Spanish), 12:00am (Midnight).  Christmas Day 10:00AM 12:00PM. 

Christmas Concert in the Church on Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 PM.  Please mark your calendar now for this excellent annual event - all are invited!

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.

"Rejoice Always", Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire, December 16, 2016

Click Here to view 4 PM Vigil Mass and/or 7 PM Spanish Vigil Mass on Dec. 15, 2018.  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

Faith Formation:  Click Here for Faith Formation Program Student Registration 2018-2019.   Youth:  December 19th: Taize Prayer with Adoration; December 26th: No Class; January 2nd: No Class.  Middle school and High School youth meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 in the Social Hall. Each night begins with dinner and ends with dessert at 8:30.  We are in need of catechists! If you love sharing your faith with the young, please contact Brendan at the parish office. 

Confirmation Class: 7th Grade, 8th Grade & High Schoolers who have not received Confirmation meet on Mondays at 5:30. 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful. These gatherings are available to anyone who has not been baptized, as well as those baptized in another faith background, or baptized Catholics who have not received the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. For more information contact ollfaithform@ourladyofthelakes.org or call the church office. We meet on Sundays at 11:30 in the church office. All are welcome.

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:  facebook.com/olllittle blessings
If your child turned four years old before September 1, 2018 log onto https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com to start your VPK voucher for the 2018 - 2019 school year. We are including more S.T.R.E.A.M. (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math) activities to our curriculum for the school year. For more information, please contact Demetria Shine at (386) 574-4620 - ollblessings@ourladyofthelakes.org. 

Little Blessings Preschool is now accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference! Thank you to the teachers, staff, various ministries and parishioners of Our Lady of the Lakes for your support throughout the year. This is confirmation that together we can make a positive change and we all should be honored by this recognition that our school has received! Together we will continue to grow and educate our students in the Catholic faith.  

St Vincent de Paul Society:  If you know someone who needs help tell them to call: English 386-279-6307 or Spanish 386-279-6171.  Food Pantry needs: cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned fruits, canned vegetables, mac and cheese, soup, Chef Boyardee or equivalent, toiletries, detergent, and toilet paper. School needs: boxed juices, mac & cheese cups, Chef Boyardee cups, individually packed snacks, small canned vegetables, instant rice and instant mash potatoes.  Car Donations Help Those in Need! That old clunker sitting in the garage helps St. Vincent de Paul Society of Orlando help others. Donating your vehicle is simple; the pickup is free and we provide a tax receipt. Please contact us now: 800.322.8284 or visit https://www.svdporlando.org/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/svdpoll/   

 every Wednesday in the Parish Hall. Individual games up to $40.00 and Jackpot up to $200.00.  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 the Church Office 386-574-2131.

Respite Care is the Relief or Break that a volunteer gives to the caregiver to allow them to rest, to reduce stress, to complete needed tasks of daily living outside the home, and to pursue interests that help them stay connected to friends, church, and life itself in order to preserve their mental and physical health, stability, spirituality, and well being. Volunteers are available to give 2 to 4 hours of their time in your home on a weekly basis.    Please call Linda Lusignan at 386-532-2002 for more information about Respite Care.

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

Sacrament of Baptism: We look forward to welcoming your child into our family at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church!  For information regarding the Sacrament of Baptism for Children, please contact Deacon Luis Báez 386-747-8749.  Sacrament of Reconciliation: Experience the joy of forgiveness…… Confessions are offered on Thursday 8:30 am or Saturday 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm,  Spanish  6:15 pm to 6:45 pm. You can also call for an appointment with one of our priests.  Sacrament of Confirmation: Receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit…. For information regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation for youth, children or adults please contact Brendan at our church  office (386-574-2131)  Sacrament of Marriage: ...and the two shall become as one. Mark 10:8 For information on the Sacrament of Marriage please contact the Parish office at least six months prior to your anticipated  wedding date (olloffice@ourladyofthelakes.org) Vocations: ...I have called you by name. Isaiah 43:1  Do you feel called to the Priesthood or Religious Life? We look forward to speaking with you. Please call for one of our clergy at the Parish Office. Hospital Visitation-Anointing of the sick: Are you or a loved one in need of healing? If you or someone in your family is in need of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact our Parish Office. In case of emergency or if you or a family member are in the hospital, please contact the Parish Office to receive a pastoral visit. Interested in Becoming Catholic? Now may be the time...and this may be the place! Please contact Brendan at the church office, or email ollfaithform@ourladyofthelakes.org for information on your journey of Christian Initiation. Annulments: Questions about divorce and remarriage? For information regarding Annulments, please  contact Sister Pat O’Malley, SNDdeN at our Parish Office. 

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Our Catholic Appeal: Thank you if you have already made your pledge. If you have not yet made your pledge, please consider doing so today.

Ministry of Hospitality: Greeters & Ushers; serve as humble hostesses and hosts to warmly welcome the people of God to each liturgical celebration.  The first task of the parish community is to reach out to all people in Christian love and service.  Christian hospitality draws people together, opens them to participation, and sets the tone for the liturgy.

Every Christian is called to ministry and gifted by the Holy Spirit.  This calling is rooted in our baptism.  By means of our initiation into the Church and strengthened by grace, God empowers each person with the resources for ministry.  The minister of hospitality is equipped for this ministry by the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  These gifts make that ministry effective and enable the minister to build up the Body of Christ.  In their welcome and Christ-like attitude, ministers of hospitality ensure that the faithful see and experience the love of Christ.

The ministry of hospitality is crucial because it is so visible in the Church.  Certainly the attitude, conduct and even the appearance of the minister of hospitality directly affects, either positively or negatively, the experience of the faithful at Mass. 

Conscious of this vital ministry and its significance for the faithful, our community has created a co-ministry of greeters to help create a sense of warm welcome and hosiitality.

If you are interested and want to know more about this ministry, please contact Bill Feuerbacher, Head Usher at 407-416-8441.

Please join our new Ministry DIVINE MERCY NOVENA CIRCLE.  We want to answer the JESUS call and help others in needs. Unlike other novenas, where people ask for something from God through the intercession of His Holy Saints, Divine Mercy Novena is intended to be prayed for graces and/or salvation to be given to other people. Jesus asked that this novena be prayed prior to the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday, beginning on Good Friday.  It can be prayed at all times. In her Diary Faustina wrote that Jesus told her: "On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father ,for the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls." Commitment- prayer about 15 minutes per day for peoples & own intentions. -9 People in one Circle. Each one prayer consists of one Divine Mercy Chaplet & 1 Day prayer of Divine Mercy Novena. -Can be prayed at any time of the day and at anywhere you are. Animator-Stasia Wilczak 386-574-2131 or cell 407-416-4791-info. stasiawilczak@wp.pl and www.ourladyofthelakes.org It is ideal to accompany this novena daily with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and prayed on the beads of a regular Rosary. Gather your intentions and unite them with the intentions of Jesus, and offer them up to His merciful heart!

Council of Catholic Women Angel Tree:  Please help us to provide a little Christmas joy to those in need. If you know someone that needs help please have them pick up an application from the Church office, Little Blessings or St. Vincent de Paul. Deadline for applications is November 15th. Last day for gifts to be returned will be December 15th. Pick up day for the gifts will be December 19th in the social hall.  

We have all heard the phrase “Adopt a Road.” We would like to apply that concept to Our Lady of the Lakes. We are asking our ministries, organizations and parishioners to consider: “Adopt a Corner of Our Lady of the Lakes.” The first area we would like to address is the signage on Saxon & Maximilian. We feel that this area could be updated seasonally to make us more welcoming to the community. There are other areas available for adoption as well. Please call Bill or Jun at 386-574-2131 for more information.

Thank You! Until Heaven  I’ll see you in the Eucharist. If you saw me during the last few weeks you probably saw some tears in my eyes. I have been overwhelmed by the greatness of God. I am in awe when I think of how He loves me which has been manifested through you, my dear Our Lady of the Lakes family. During the last five and a half years you have supported me and loved me in spite of my sinfulness and weaknesses. With each tear I was thanking God for you and I was also acknowledging my love for you and how I am going to miss you. You will be greatly missed, but I will see you each time I am with Jesus in Adoration. You will be in my heart and prayers and by God’s grace we will meet again in Heaven. Thank you for all you have done for me and for spreading the love of God! Put Christ first and He will give you the desires of your heart. Dolly

Council of Catholic Women: December 18 Board meeting 10:30am; December 18 Card Party 12:00pm; January 8 General meeting 1:00pm Guest speaker; January 15 Card Party 12:00pm; January 20 CCW Sunday Noon Mass; January 22 Board Meeting 10:30am; All Fridays Crafts 10:00 – 12:00.  All event are in the social hall. 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 
 

  Notary Public Service is available - call Angie at the Church Office 386-574-2131 or Mike 386-801-2938 for appointment.

Church Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 

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.

Click Here to view The Anawim, Inc. website - a mission of love founded by Fr. Kenny Aquino. 

La Legión de María invita a todos los feligreses a que nos acompañen todos los martes de 5:00 PM a 6:30 PM a nuestra reunión semanal en la sala de Conferencias. En dicha reunión rezaremos el Santo Rosario, conocerán las obras que todas las semanas hacen nuestros legionarios en beneficio de la comunidad, y le explicaremos como pertenecer a nuestra Legión al servicio de nuestra Madre María. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

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)

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

Please note that this phone app called "myParish" will continue to be provided for your daily use with updated Parish information. To install this app, go to iphone App Store or android phones go to Google Play and search for my parish. You can also go on the internet to myparishapp.com for download instructions, or text APP to 88202 to download myParishApp then select Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church.

Click Here to view Awards to Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church from Central Florida Pregnancy Center

Click Here for December Altar Server Schedule

Our Lady of the Lakes will celebrate an Advent Penance Service on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00pm. Please note, there will not be a Spanish 7:00pm Mass this night. 

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