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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 

Click Here to view trip to Washington, DC, March for Life, Jan. 17-19, 2018

Lent 2018 began February 14th (Ash Wednesday) and ends March 31

STATIONS OF THE CROSS FEBRUARY 16, 23, MARCH 2, 9, 16, & 23:  6:15pm IN THE CHURCH

Click Here to view Altar Server Schedule February 2018

Marian Journeys: Celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the Lourdes Apparitions with Fr. Kenny from September 18 to October 2, 2018.  Email:  frkenny@ourladyofthelakes.org or call the office 386-574-2131 for more information and registration forms.  Brochures and sign up forms are also available in the church narthax.

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 Leper and Evangelization", Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire, Feb. 11, 2018

4 PM Vigil Mass on Feb. 17, 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 Feb. 17, 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

Monday, March 12 - Saturday, March 24, Weekdays 1-8pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm. We want to see YOU in our new parish directory! Please stop by the table in the narthex to register or for more information on how to go online and register. REGISTER ONLINE AT :https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y9enkgkm/  Only those pictured in the directory will receive a copy.

Faith Formation:  Youth:  February 21st: Young Vincentians & February 28th: Game Night. Youth Fundraisers: We continue to sell the CATgear (tshirts, hats and hoodies with the word, “Catholic” or an inspiring quote or saying). ADULT CONFIRMATION: Classes for adults who have received Communion, but have not been confirmed began on Thursday, February 15th. If you plan on attending, but missed the first class please, contact Dolly at the church office. FIRST COMMUNION Sacrament Prep Sessions for children who will receive their First Communion this May and at least one parent are on the following Tuesdays at 6:30: February 20th, February 27th, March 6th, April 10th, April 17th, & April 24th The retreat for the children is on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 am to 2:15 pm.

RCIA: RITE of Sending and RITE of Election -  On February 18th five of our catechumens, Eryang Zou, Baiyan Dong, Isabela Vega, Mia Chacón, and Ryan Chacón will participate in two Rites. During the Rite of Sending (10:00 Mass) catechumens will sign their names in the Book of the Elect. They will join Bishop Noonan and catechumens from around the diocese for the Rite of Election at Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine at 3:00. This Rite marks a key moment. It signifies they have been called by Christ. From this point forward, they will be called “elect.” They have been chosen to enter the final period of preparation for initiation, to the holy mysteries to be celebrated this Easter Vigil on March 31st. Please keep them in your prayers

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: “Wisdom is seeing with God’s eyes.” – Pope Francis Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. To help you learn to gather and live with greater wisdom, we began Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life on January 18th at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Dolly at the church office or by email at: ollfaithform@ourladyofthelakes.org. You will not only benefit personally from being part of this study; you will also help us to grow in fellowship as a parish as we grow closer to Christ together. Wisdom invites you to experience the transforming power of taking time to apply God’s wisdom to your own life. You will learn to see with his vision. You will experience the peace of knowing God cares for you, and you will see how God—and only God— can show you a path through any circumstance. Participants of Wisdom will receive a journal and will meet every week to view an engaging video presentation followed by a time of lively group discussion and fellowship. The eight 30-minute videos, presented by Jeff Cavins, will guide you through a variety of themes drawn from the wisdom literature of Scripture. Jeff will explain Scripture’s wisdom on decision-making, finances, relationships, peace of mind, and speaking to one another and will look at the beauty of wisdom gained through age and at how Christ himself is the embodiment and fulfillment of all wisdom.

Click Here for 2017-2018 Faith Formation school year registration form 

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

Click Here to view School Flyer 2017-2018
We are now registering students (2 - VPK) for the 2017-2018 school year (ask about our new hours 6:30am to 6pm). Now utilizing Frog Street curriculum.  For more information please call: Director Demetria Shine at (386) 574-4620 Email: ollblessings@ourladyofthelakes.org  “Our Children, Our Treasure, Our Priority”.  Earn some extra cash, while supporting Little Blessings!  We are offering a $50.00 referral fee per student that enrolls at Little Blessings.  Conditions apply, please contact the school for more information.  We are accepting students ages 2 through 4 (VPK). 

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/   

Click Here to view Souper Dooper Fundraiser information!

 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 the Church Office 386-574-2131.  
 

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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Music Notes:  What do we need?  Praise Band: Bass guitar player, drummer, auxiliary percussionist, one to two male singers. Handbells: More Ringers. Traditional Choir: High sopranos and men of all voice types. Children’s Choir: More kids! Other needs: Audio technicians for all Masses and more cantors. Audio tech. training will be provided for all who are interested and can make a commitment, cantor training will be provided for those who possess natural vocal ability, and general formation will be provided in all groups. How can I help?  Start by showing your interest! All rehearsals are open rehearsals which means you can come and walk in and introduce yourself to the group, sit in on the rehearsal, and be put into contact with Jeff, our Music Director. Text or call Jeff at (989)3519648, call him at the Church Office, or email him at ollmusic@ourladyofthelakes.org I want to help but I don’t play instruments or sing.  Perhaps you know someone who does! A family member? Or a friend? Neighbor? All are invited to attend Mass. Maybe you know someone who isn’t Catholic (yet) and loves to play their instrument or sing, and is looking for more opportunities to improve their ability and perform publicly. Rehearsal Schedule: Traditional Choir, Tuesday at 6:30pm; Children’s Choir, Wednesday at 6:00pm; Handbell Ensemble, Thursday at 5:00pm; Praise Band, Sunday after the noon Mass. All rehearsals are held in the Music Office.

SAVE THE DATE:  Rev. Anthony Aarons, TOR is coming to Our Lady of the Lakes! Fr. Anthony will be here on March 3rd. He will be facilitating a Lenten Mission on March 5th, 6th and 7th. Born in Jamaica to a family renowned for its involvement in and distinguished service to the Anglican Church, it is not surprising that both primary and secondary education for this future priest was in solid Anglican institutions. More surprising, was his conversion to the Catholic Church as his spiritual home. Having studied English and French at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, Anthony graduated with an Upper Second Class Honors B.A. Sometime later; he pursued a Post Graduate Degree in Theology, with a focus on Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. After becoming an ordained priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville in Jamaica, he served in various capacities in that Diocese. He is a professed friar in the Third Order Regular Franciscan Friars. During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Fr. Anthony was installed as a Missionary of Mercy in Rome. The theme of the Mission is STAY WITH US LORD. You do not want to miss this great opportunity!

Every Friday during Lent.  Serving unlimited Deep Fried Pollock, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Coffee, Iced Tea and Water for $10.00 adults and $5.00 children (10 and under).  Serving in the Social Hall 5PM - 8PM.

CCW Happenings: February 20, 11:00am-1:00pm Board Meeting.  Please note: NO BUNCO DURING LENT. Join us every Friday in the social hall from 10am-12pm as we work on craft projects. Women of all ages are welcome to join us for all activities.

Join Us for the next CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH RETREAT.  You will experience God’s love powerfully and personally, as well as the fullness of Christian Fellowship! The weekend will bless you in so many ways, you will want to share this experience with everyone. Leave all your troubles behind you for two great days of fellowship and good food.  MEN’S WEEKEND: FEBRUARY 17th and 18th, 2018; WOMEN’S WEEKEND: March 10th and 11th, 2018. For more information, please contact: Efrain Gonzalez (men’s retreat) 386-414-1643 Irene Hodges (women's retreat) 386-479-8872 Or after church ask anyone wearing THE RED CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH SHIRTS.

Our Catholic Appeal: Over the past few weeks we have had the inserts for Our Catholic Appeal. You have had a chance first hand to see how your gift benefits our diocese. Now it is time for all of us to share a portion of our treasures so these ministries can continue. We thank you if you have already made your pledge. If you have not yet made your pledge, please consider doing so today.

The Deltona Council of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual ST. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance at the Our Lady of the Lakes social hall on Saturday, March 24, 2018. All Parishioners are invited to attend. The cost is $17.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance. See below for details. See any Knights of Columbus member after Mass for Tickets or contact Grand Knight Tim Pittman at 386-532-0983 or Deputy Grand Knight Pete Zapitz at 386- 789-5253 and we will arrange for your tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 - 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)

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.

Tax Letter Request: Please call the parish office at 386-574-2131 to request your 2017 donation statement for tax purposes. Please allow 2 to 3 business days plus mailing time for delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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