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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 

 Fr. Kenny celebrating Mass on Sept. 21, 2018 in the Chapel of Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Mark your calendar - Parish Family Festival, Saturday, October 20th in the Social Hall - doors open at 4 pm ... (will feature both Adults & Kids Halloween Costume Contest with 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes awarded for best costume each group, a 50/50 drawing, International Food booths for your dining enjoyment, deserts by the CCW, a silent auction, dancing by DJ Sonny, etc.)

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.  

"The Undoing of Original Sin", Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire, Sept. 23, 2018

Click Here for information about Rosary Coast to Coast October 7, 2018 at 4 PM

4 PM Vigil Mass on September 15, 2018.  Video is the property of a Diocese of Orlando entity and duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.

7 PM Spanish Vigil Mass on September 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.  Kindergarten to 6th Grade and RCIA for Children: the first class will be on Sunday, September 9th at 11:45 in Little Blessings.  Youth: September 26 - Game Night and October 3 - Adoration.  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.   Youth Fundraisers: We continue to sell the CATgear (tshirts, hats and hoodies with the word, “Catholic” or an inspiring quote or saying).

Sacrament Preparation Sessions:  Tuesday, September 25th 6:30 to 8:00.  Children who are registered to prepare for Reconciliation and Eucharist must attend the session with at least one parent.  Confirmation Preparation: The retreat for our Confirmation candidates will be this Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th. Please keep our candidates in your prayers. 

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 Dolly at ollfaithform@ourladyofthelakes.org or call the church office. We meet on Sundays at 11:30 in the church office. All are welcome.

Adult Bible Study:  Fulfilled Part Two began on August 16th. There are 7 sessions. We meet on Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the social hall. If you missed Fulfilled Part One don’t miss out again. We will have Part One on Thursday mornings at 9:00 in the office. For more information call Dolly in the office or send her an email at  ollfaithform@ourladyofthelakes.org. 

New Altar Server Training:  Being an Altar Server is a great way to get closer to Jesus! It is also a ministry which helps make the Mass more beautiful as you serve God and the people. There are further advantages to being an Altar Server:  Serving counts for Community Service hours.  Serving looks good on your college application.  Serving helps train you for leadership.  A Server is a role model inspiring other youth in faith, dedication and reverence.  Prayerfully consider becoming an Altar Server. Training for new Servers will be on Saturday, October 13th from 11am to 1pm in the church. Anyone 5th grade and older can become a Server. We hope to see you there!

Protecting Your Children: Lets face it, times have changed. The danger of a child being lost or abducted is a very real and disturbing concern for parents today. Evelyn, a parishioner here at Our Lady of the Lakes, is a Volusia County Citizen Observer. She has volunteered to fingerprint all the children in our parish after all the Masses on Sunday, September 30th. Please take advantage of this opportunity to help safeguard valuable information on your child. We can never do too much to protect our children.

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
Little Blessings Preschool is enrolling for their summer program and upcoming school year. If your child will be 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 summer and school year. For more information, please contact Demetria Shine at (386) 574 4620 or email 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:  The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is to bring Christ's hope and love into the homes of the needy. Please pray for all whom we serve. To make a tax-deductible donation of large furniture or appliances that help people in need, please call our Donation Hotline at 888.986.4483.   
If you know someone who needs help tell them to call: English 386-279-6307 or Spanish 386-279-6171.  Pantry needs—White rice, mac and cheese, dry and canned beans, spagheN sauce, jelly, cereal, toilet paper, toiletries, and detergent.  Make your donation count! No opened food or expired food can be given 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, caring and kindness for those brothers and sisters who are less fortunate. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/svdpoll/   

Holy Walkamolies!  Friends of the Poor Walk, Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Registration 8 AM - Walk 9 AM, Ft Mellon Park in Sanford, Pavilions on Lake Monroe (1st Street and San Carlos Ave.).  Music, Food & Family Fun!  On line registration: www.fopwalk.org/team/2160

 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 Dolly 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 Dolly 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.

CCW Happenings:  Bev Spitz, President (home 386-259-9212) and Kathleen Rahn, Vice President.  Join us every Friday in the social hall for crafts from 10am-12pm. Collection of Items for Elementary and Middle School Children: The Council of Catholic Women will be holding their annual collection for students ages 5 through 13 in our community. This year we are in need of age and size appropriate socks and underwear for these children. Only new items in original packaging can be accepted. There will be a box in the narthex of the Church for your donations. Cash donations will also be gratefully accepted. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Upcoming events:  Sept. 21: Bunco 7:00 - 10:00 P.M.  Every Friday: Crafts 10 - 12.

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.

 Sign-up cards for spiritually adopting and naming your unborn child along with prayer cards you take home to pray for the next nine months, will be available by calling Margarita at (386) 574-3719. See the development and growth of your child every month on the banners outside the Adoration Chapel. At the end of the nine months in May, we will have a Baby Shower celebrating the birth of your Spiritually Adopted child, whom you may never know in this life, but will know in the next. Thank you for your support of life.

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!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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.

Join us on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 11:30am in the social hall for a very informative presentation about immigration. Our presenter, Lizmary López Alvarez, is an immigration attorney from Catholic Charities. Her presentation will cover topics including: the obstacles immigrants can face coming to the USA, types of immigration visas, how to apply for a visa and more! She will also discuss our current immigration issues.. We hope you can join us and bring any questions you may have. Please contact Diana Blanco for more information at 386-789-3930.

Diocesan Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. A training will be held in English and Spanish on Saturday, October 27th from 9am to 12pm in the social hall and church. If you are interested in serving in this ministry please call Fr. Frank at 386-574-2131 to register. Deadline for registration is October 17th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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