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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 

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.    

"Wisdom's Meal", Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire, August 19, 2018

4 PM Vigil Mass on August 18, 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 August 18, 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: Parent Meeting will be on Sunday, August 19th at 1:15 in the social hall. The first class will be on Sunday, September 9th at 11:45 in Little Blessings.  Youth:  August 22nd: Movie Night.  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).

Confirmation Class: 7th Grade, 8th Grade & High Schoolers who have not received Confirmation meet on Mondays at 5:30. The Parent Meeting will be on Sunday, August 19th at 11:30 in the social hall.

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 will 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. 

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/   

 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.

For Widowed Men/Women: There will be a retreat held September 15 & 16 at San Pedro Retreat Center on Dike Road in Winter Park. Being widowed is a special loss, and this program is especially designed to help the widowed find hope & joy again.  Space is limited, please register early. Call: Joyful Again Orlando and ask for Sharon: 386-717-4452.

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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Next event:  Saturday, September 15th.   $15 per person,  includes all you can eat Deep Fried Pollock, Fried Chicken Wings, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Coffee, Iced Tea, Lemonade & water.   or  $10 Unlimited Fish Dinner.  Children under 10 still at $5.  Add $5 for 6 jumbo shrimp.  Doors open at 5pm in the Social Hall - serving until around 7:30pm.   

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:  Congratulations New Officers:  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:  Tues. Aug. 21st: Board Meeting 10:30.  Sept. 4th: General meeting & Luncheon 10:30 - 2:30 Please bring a dish to share. Sept. 11th: Card Party 11: 30.  Sept. 18th: Board meeting 10:30-noon.  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.

There is More to Life… Save the Date! Christ Renews His Parish Retreats. Men’s Retreat: August 25-26, 2018. Women’s Retreat: September 8-9, 2018. For More Information: Men’s Retreat Contact: Roberto Lugo 386-216-7104.  Women’s Retreat Contact: Nydia Alvarez-Ruiz 862-686-4875.

Last weekend started again our Spiritual Adoption Program. Thank you to all who participated last year. If you participated, and did not receive your certificate, there are still Spiritual Adoption Certificates that were not picked up from last year’s program in the Church office.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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