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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.   

"A Great Light in the Darkness", Bishop Robert Barron, 01/22/17

Click on the following link to view January 2017 Altar Server Schedule:


4 PM Vigil Mass on Saturday, January 21, 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 Saturday, January 21, 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).  January 25th: Game Night & February 1st: Adoration. Catgear  is available. Look for Dolly in the hall or office or contact her at T-shirts cost $12 & hoodies cost $30. Thank you for your support.

 Click the following link for full information about the upcoming Open House at                     St. Peter's Catholic School, DeLand, FL:  /media/1/PDF%20forms/Open%20House%20flyer%20_%202017%20for%20parish.pdf


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:  
Celebrating 26 Years of Excellence!  
Past  * Present  *  Future -  3year old and VPK 4 year old program 
• Inspire children with the love and presence of God and Jesus through daily prayer and Bible stories. • Teach Christian values and how to apply them to our world. • Encourage physical, emotional, creative and social growth through play in daily planned activities and   topics. • Encourage the development of self-awareness and selfesteem.  For more information please call: Director Demetria Shine at (386) 574-4620 Email:  “Our Children, Our Treasure, Our Priority”.

St Vincent de Paul Society:  St Vincent de Paul of Our Lady of the Lakes would like to extend our gratitude to all the ministries, parishioners , businesses, and people who have supported us in 2016. We want to share with you, how your contributions have assisted us in helping the underprivileged in our community. We spent $17,374 assisting 4,050 brothers and sisters not only with food, but also with emergency services such as lodging, medications, medical equipment, transportation, repairs, furniture, utilities, rent etc. Assisted 9 public schools on a regular basis with a variety of foods, uniforms, and clothing. Contributed $2,750 to St Peter Claver’s prison ministry for the rehabilitation of newly released prisoners . That amount does not include the clothing , shoes, and other personal items that are contributed to the women’s and men’s prison ministry on a regular basis. Thank you for support, prayers and kindness. May God bless you, St Vincent de Paul Society of Our Lady of the Lakes Conference. 
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: 

Bible Study: Thursdays starting January 19th at 7:00pm in the social hall.  Price: $20.00:   Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance - Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church. This letter tells us about the nature of the Church – as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of God. It reveals how God’s great love for us can transform our daily lives if we allow it.  Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance is an 8-part Bible study that will enrich your faith, and show you how to live it out.  In this study, you will: • Discover what it means to be not just a son or daughter of God, but an heir to all he has to give. • Learn about the great mystery of how we can love one another as Christ loves the Church.  Find out that you have a place in God’s “plan of sheer goodness."

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is designed to promote spiritual growth and community interaction as Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Learning how to be a faithful follower of Christ ought to be one of our greatest desires. Too many distractions tend to distance us from God and His love. The truly Good News is that God is alive and He loves us more deeply than we could ever comprehend.  Our retreats are just one way we can pause our busy lives, so that we can get to know God better. We join our Lord in inviting you. “Come and you will see” John 1:39 
February 18th & 19th, 2017 Contact:  Eric Gray  386-216-6714 
March25th & 26th, 2017 Contact:  Isabel Munez  407-928-9696 
Or e-mail us at:  The weekend begins Saturday at 8:00 am and concludes Sunday at 4:00 pm.             '.

Download Our New Parish App!  Our new Our Lady of the Lakes App is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more. Help foster a stronger parish life at Our Lady of the Lakes and better engage the New Evangelization. Download our App today at or search your phone’s App store for myparish.

 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.  Doors open at 3:00 Games start at 5:00.  Food and beverages available to purchase.  Join us for BINGO on the following Sundays:  January 22nd, February 12th, & March 12th.  Kitchen & Doors open at 3:00; Games start at 5:00. Volunteers needed, please contact Angie 386-574-2131.  

FAITH FORMATION:   Monday 5:30 to 7:00 – Confirmation Class. January 16th No Class-Martin Luther King weekend. January 23rd: Learning about L.I.F.E. program for 7th and 8th grades. Sunday 11:30 to 12:30 – Kindergarten to 6th grade. January 15th: No Class – Martin Luther King weekend. January 22nd: Classes resume.  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 in the church: January 24th, January 31st, February 7th, February 14th, & March 7th.   The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey to God and what He intends for us.  RCIA is the process by which persons who were never baptized, or were baptized in another Christian tradition, become members of the Church, a people on pilgrimage to our Heavenly Father. This is also for Catholics who never received their First Communion. We meet on Sundays at 1:30 in the church office. For more information please contact Dolly at the office or by email:     

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

Saint of the Week:    St. Francis de Sales – Feast Day: January 24 
Francis was born to a noble family in their castle in the Kingdom of Savoy near Geneva, Switzerland on August 21, 1567. He was the oldest of 13 children of Francis de Sales de Boisy and Frances de Sionnaz. Francis was obedient, honest, intelligent and gentle. He desired from an early age to serve God, but his father wanted him to have a career in law and politics. At 16 he went to the University of Paris. He experienced a spiritual crisis at 18 and desperately prayed he would love God as much as possible in the world. He sought the intercession of our Lady and his despair left him while he was praying the Memorare. Francis received doctorates in civil and canon law at 24. His father gave in to his vocation and he was ordained at 26. It was the time of the Protestant Reformation and Francis volunteered to serve in an area almost completely Calvinist. For three years he tried unsuccessfully to reach the people to teach them about the truth of the Church. They wouldn’t open their doors to him, so he began writing pamphlets and slipping them under the doors. It is believed he brought 40,000 people to the Catholic Church. In 1602 he became Bishop of Geneva. He met St. Jane Frances de Chantal in 1604 and six years later they co-founded the Congregation of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin. He published the Introduction to the Devout Life and Treatise on the Love of God. Both books instruct men and women living in the world the path of holiness. Francis insisted it is possible for everyone to become saints. He taught the path was simple: remember the presence of God, pray as children of God, have the right intention in every action and have frequent recourse to God throughout the day. He wrote, “The measure of love is to love without measure.” He died on December 28, 1622.  St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.  
THANK A RELIGIOUS:  Have you been impacted by the goodness and kindness of a religious sister, priest, or brother? Bishop Noonan is inviting you to show gratitude to these dedicated servants of the Lord who have blessed so many by their faithful service. Please join the Diocese of Orlando’s “Thank a Religious” campaign by sharing a note of gratitude and/or a favorite memory of a religious sister, priest, or brother who has made a difference in your life. Messages can be emailed to, left as a voicemail at 888-656-9443, shared on social media with the hashtag #ThankaReligious, or mailed to P O Box 1800 Orlando, FL 32802, ATTN: Communications. Messages submitted by December 19, 2016 will have a chance to be published in the January 13th issue of the Florida Catholic “Thank a Religious”. Messages will also be shared on the diocesan website, Faith Fit Radio, and social media as an expression of our love and gratitude to men and women religious. Also, Bishop Noonan invites all to participate in the Mass for Giving Thanks to God for all those in Consecrated Life. The Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00am at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe (8300 Vineland Ave. in Orlando). The Mass is an opportunity to pray with gratitude for the many women and men religious who serve the holy people of God with dedication and courage. A reception will be held immediately following the Mass. RSVP to Robert Diaz at: 

Preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Orders is a nine year process of intellectual, spiritual, pastoral and human formation that prepares men to answer the call they have received to serve God’s people in love and humility.  The Diocese of Orlando supports our seminarians in every possible way, such as through love, prayer, and guidance as they discern and seek the will of God. The other way is through financial support. Our costs are $45,000 a year per seminarian that includes tuition, insurance, books, plus room and board. There are currently 33 seminarians in formation at two seminaries, St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami and St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. Please give generously to help these young men as they discern the call and you will also be helping to pass on the faith to future generations, your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and the people who will be needing a priest in a moment of crisis. On behalf of these people, we say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. January 21-22 2017

On Saturday, February 4th there will be a training for *NEW* Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.  The church is located at 26 Dogwood Trail in DeBary. If you are interested in taking this training please contact Fr. Frank at 386-574-2131. The deadline for registration is January 27th.

Typhoon Nina, on December 25, 2016 - affected 42 Anawim Families

A Journey of Faith on the Camino De Santiago 2016







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 at the Church Office, Angie Bryant, Office Coordinator 386-574-2131 or 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

Catholic Radio Goes High Tech: Faith Fit Radio, is an internet radio ministry of the Diocese of Orlando, streaming EWTN national programs plus local programs and announcements about Catholic life in Central Florida. 
We invite the local, young church to listen. Our programs and podcasts will help you to deepen your knowledge for the  
Catholic Church and develop a faith that is fully alive! 
Download our free app from iTunes and Google Play-search “Faith Fit Radio.” Visit or  

2016 Tax Letter:   If you are needing a tax letter please call  
Angie at the parish office: 386-574-2131 or Email: 







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