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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 :  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.

"Caesar and God", Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire, October 22, 2017

Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary October 13, 2017:  Please join us daily as we pray the Rosary in honor of our heavenly Mother Mary:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday after 6:00pm Benediction in the Adoration Chapel. Thursday and Saturday in the Church at 6:30pm. Sunday 6:00pm in the Adoration Chapel. Living Rosary will be on Saturday October 28 at after the 4:00pm Mass in the Church.

4 PM Vigil Mass on October 14, 2017.  Video is the property of a Diocese of Orlando entity and duplication or retransmission without permission is prohibited.

7 PM Spanish Vigil Mass on October 14, 2017.  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). October 25th: Movie Night & November 1st: No Youth Meeting (All Saints Day). 

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

Confirmation Retreat is on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th. Please pray for our candidates. 

Faith Formation classes each Sunday at 11:45 to 12:45. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so quickly by visiting the church office. The classes for children in Kindergarten to 6th grade are on Sundays from 11:45 to 12:45. Classes for children in 7th and 8th grade or High School who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation are on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00. The purpose of our existence is to know God, love Him, serve Him in this world and to be happy with Him forever in the next. Our Lady of the Lakes Faith Formation Program offers opportunities for all to grow in their knowledge of God and by knowing God to love Him. We are all pilgrims on the journey to the Kingdom of God. Let us journey with you!

First Communion: Sacrament Prep sessions to prepare children to receive their First Reconciliation and First Communion began on September 26 at 6:30 in the social hall.  There is a separate registration and fee for the program. 

RCIA:  The rite of Christian initiation is designed for adults (or children 7 years and older) who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God. 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. We meet on Sundays at 11:30 in the church office.  For more information contact Dolly at or call the church office (386) 574-2131. The Knights of Columbus hosted the RCIA meeting on Sunday, October 15th. Thank you to all the Knights and their family members for the great food and fellowship.


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: 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:  “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:   Save the Date:  09/30/17.  Contact: Dominick Delio 386-279-6307 or Register in Person: 8am on the day of the walk, or in the Church Social Hall on Sundays from 9-1pm.  Register on line at  Walk starts at 9am, Ft. Meion Park, Sanford. 

 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 ( 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 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. 


Mark your calendar now for a weekend of fun at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church on Saturday, October 28th (9 am to 8 pm) and Sunday, October 29th (9 am to 5 pm).  Trunk Sale in the parking lot (reserve your space by contacting Mike Daly 386-801-2938) $10.00 daily. Bounce Rides for the kids - all day wristbands $5.00.  Bingo in the Social Hall (28th) - Saturday from 12 Noon to 5 pm and (29th) - Sunday from 12 Noon to 4 pm.  Food in the Social Hall, including Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chili and more; freshly baked goods from the CCW for sale in the Social Hall; & 50-50 drawing daily.  Festival Volunteers please contact Mike Daly to confirm your help at this year's event.

Music Notes:  We are actively seeking men to join our Sunday, 10:00am choir. If you are interested, please contact Jeff. 
We are in need of children to sing in our newly reformed children’s choir. This is a beautiful ministry that helps children feel more connected with the church and allows them to be actively participating in the parish and to work to bring others even closer to God through their singing. We need more children. Rehearsals have currently been on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM in the church and have lasted a half hour. If this time and day are the only thing standing between your child and the ministry, please contact the Music Director, Jeff, and let him know what would work better for you. Thank you and may God bless you! Contact Information Jeffry A Kuznicki Jr, Music Director  Office: (386)574-2131 Cell: (989)351-9648. 

We want to thank all volunteers for your dedicated service and commitment to Our Lady of the Lakes. Without your efforts and desire to create a welcoming and spiritual environment for parishioners, guests and visitors, we would not be able to effectively minister to Our Lady of the Lakes. Your efforts display the kind of excellence and teamwork that we experience everyday. All the various roles add together to create a tremendous worship environment and service to our community. In the spirit of continuing this excellence, we have a commitment to follow the policies and procedures that the Diocese of Orlando has set forth to ensure a safe environment for everyone. As a result of a recent update of the Orlando Diocesan document titled “Safe Environment Policy and Procedures”, we are in the process of ensuring that we are in compliance. This document outlines all  of  all the requirements necessary to serve in various ministries.  It is mandatory that the requirements listed below are met before you can volunteer to serve: All Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are required to follow step one. Ministries, some organizations and all volunteers age 15 and up who are in contact with the vulnerable (children or the elderly) are required to follow both steps: 1.) Watch Safe Environment video and successfully pass 13 question quiz. 2.) Successfully pass an FBI/FDLE screening every 5 years. (fingerprints) Please see the lead of your ministry or organization to see if you are required to comply with these guidelines. Please call Angie at the parish office (386-574-2131) to schedule an appointment if you have not met the above requirements through the Diocese of Orlando. 

Knights of Columbus Council #6584 will be having a Thanksgiving Food Drive beginning at the their Sweet Treats on Sunday Nov. 5th. Please bring any non-perishable foods you can. There will be a collection box next to where the Knights will be serving their pancakes, sausage, and eggs. All of the items collected will be given to the Food Pantry at our perish. This Food Drive will contnue throughout the Month of November in the back of the Narthex. The Knights are grateful for any and all donations made to help those needy families during this Thanksgiving time. God Bless you all.










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)


Saturday 8:30am;               
    4pm (Vigil Mass); 
    7pm Spanish (Vigil Mass)
Sunday 8am; 10am; 12 noon


Thursday 8:30am
First Friday of each Month 7-7:45am
Saturday 2:30-3:45 pm; 6:15-6:45 pm


Monday-Friday 6pm in the Chapel


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 

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 for download instructions.

Our Catholic Appeal 2017: Goal: $121,656; Pledged-to-date: $119,119; Pledged-to-date %: 97.9%; Over/(Under):          ($2,537); Number Participating:  531; Percentage Participating:    27.2%. 

St. John Paul II Feast day: October 22: Pope John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He was ordained in 1946, became the bishop of Ombi in 1958, and became the archbishop of Krakow in 1964. He was made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1967, and in 1978 became the first non Italian pope in more than 400 years. He was a vocal advocate for human rights and used his influence to effect political change. He died in Italy in 2005. It was announced in July of 2013 that he would be declared a saint in April of the following year.  A vocal advocate for human rights, John Paul often spoke out about suffering in the world. He held strong positions on many topics, including his opposition to capital punishment. A charismatic figure, John Paul used his influence to bring about political change and is credited with the fall of communism in his native Poland.












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