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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 for August 2017 Altar Server Schedule

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. 

"A Religion of Grace", Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire, August 20, 2017

Pilgrimage to the HOLY LAND and Rome (Jordan-Israel-Italy) with Pilgrimage Chaplain:  Father Kenny Aquino.  Click Here to view and print detail information.

4 PM Vigil Mass on August 19, 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 August 19, 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).  August 16th: Young Vincentians; August 23rd: Movie Night. Catechists Needed: Please consider stepping up and helping a group of our children grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus and His Church. Willing and open hearts are needed for classes on Sundays and Monday evenings. Formation will be provided. There will be a meeting for all catechists and helpers on Monday, August 21st at 7:00. If interested in any way, contact Dolly at ollfaithform@ourladyo1helakes.org or 3865742131.

Click Here for 2017-2018 Faith Formation school year registration form.    Registration forms for our Sunday classes for Kindergarten to 6th grade and Monday classes for 7th grade, 8th grade and High School for the Sacrament of Confirmation are available in the church office and online (see above). Our Faith Formation Program is designed to assist all of us on the journey to Heaven.  There will be a Parent Meeting on Sunday, August 27th at 11:45 a.m. in the Social Hall. Our first Sunday class will be on September 10th and our first Monday class is September 11th. The registration fee for one child is $60, $100 for two and $125 for three. Sacramental Preparation Programs:  First Reconciliation and First Communion Sacrament Preparation is required for at least one parent and the child who will receive their First Communion this year. The Sacrament Prep is in addition to the Sunday or Monday classes. A separate registration is required for the program.

RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is an ongoing process of inquiry and formation by those individuals who would like to know more about the Catholic Church. If you or someone you know is interested in learning about what the Church teaches and believes, please contact Dolly at the office or by email at ollfaithform@ourladyofthelakes.org. Next meeting will be on July 30th at 11:30 in the church office.

NEW Bible Study every Thursday at 6:30pm in the social hall.  In this course we explore the intimate and inseparable relationship between the Bible and the Mass. Following an overview of the Eucharist in the New Testament, we look at the deep roots of the Mass in the biblical history of sacrifice - a history that culminates with the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist.  
We’ll study how the great events of salvation history are re-read and re -lived in the “today” of the Church’s Liturgy of the Word. Using the Book of Revelation, we’ll see how, in the Liturgy of the Eucharist, we are lifted up to a real participation with the angels and saints in the heavenly liturgy.  There is no fee for this Bible Study. The book, The Lamb’s Supper: Mass as Heaven on Earth is required. It is available for $5 at the Kiosk in the narthex or at the church office.  
 
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/   

News from St. Vincent de Paul Orlando: Neighbors helping neighbors! Your donations help us help others. St. Vincent de Paul Orlando turns donated furniture and appliances into items we provide to families in need through our Voucher Program. We pick up large items for FREE. Schedule your pick up today at 888.986.4483 or via our Web site at svdporlando.org 

 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.   

 

NEXT EVENT:  August 26th.  Come enjoy Unlimited Deep Fried Alaskan Pollock and Breaded/Deep Fried Chicken Wings plus Cole Slaw, French Fries, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Coffee & water.  All for $10 Adults & $5 Children (10 & under).  Serving from 5 PM to 8 PM in the Social Hall.  

Music Notes ♦  You are invited! To attend the Our Lady of the Lakes End of Summer Concert, Wednesday, August 30th at 7 PM in the church. This will be a solo vocal concert of sacred and secular music to thank you all for being so kind and welcoming me as your new Music Director. Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors as we celebrate the glory of God and the gifts He has given all of us. The concert is free, free will donations will be accepted. ♦ Please contact Jeff if you have children or grandchildren you’d like to involve in the children’s choir. As summer wraps up, we will begin to meet and rehearse. ♦ We continue to seek new members for our choir, praise band, and handbell choir. If you are interested in any of these ministries, please contact Jeff. We are particularly seeking men for the traditional choir, but we welcome all who wish to come and sing to the Lord. ♦ Are you techy? Consider volunteering for our live audio support positions. Training will be provided. ♦ Cantors, cantors, cantors. We would love to have more cantors present for all of our different masses. If you are interested in leading song and psalm, please contact Jeff. Cantor training will be provided. Contact Information: Jeffry Kuznicki Jr Office: (386)5742131, Cell: (989)3519648 or ollmusic@ourladyo2helakes.org 

EXPERIENCE LOVE &  ACCEPTANCE BY COMING HOME TO THE  CATHOLIC CHURCH. 
There’s an old saying that goes, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.” Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or for quite some time, but now you feel a tug at your heart calling you back to the Catholic Church. Listen to that tug. It’s your Heavenly Father reaching his arms out to you, the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear, hoping to draw you home. 
We hope you accept this as your invitation to rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith. As your brothers and sisters in our worldwide Catholic family, we want you back. We’ve missed you, and our Church is not the same without you. 
Regardless of why you left or got out of the habit of going to Mass, you can always come home and return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church He founded. We are Catholic. Welcome home. 

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. 

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.  
 WOMEN’S WEEKEND:  September 23rd and 24th, 2017 
 Contact: Alicia DeLoughery:386-956-5014 Or Molly Van Oss: 386-624-1693 
 The retreat begins Saturday at 8:00 am and concludes Sunday at 4:00 pm.

What: CRHP Reunion Potluck Dinner  Who: Everybody who has attended a men’s or women’s CRHP retreat here at Our Lady of the Lakes. When: Saturday, August 22nd @ 6 pm Where: OLL Church Social Hall Why: For Fellowship centered on our love of Jesus Christ. 

Our second collection the week of August 19th & 20th will be held on behalf of The Florida Catholic. Their ministry helps to support Catholic communications and evangelization throughout Florida. Your support to the Florida Catholic is greatly appreciated.

LIBRARY Shhhh! There is a secret that we did not mean to be a secret. Yes, I know we should be quiet in a library, but we do not want to keep quiet about the library. We have a small library in the church office that has been growing thanks to the many donations we have received. We need help organizing the books into proper categories and creating a listing of the many resources available. If you have time and the talent to input titles and names of authors into the computer please call the office to volunteer. If you have any books, or DVDs that you borrowed from Dolly, please return them to the office. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner:  August 25th in the Social Hall at 7 PM.  If you volunteer with any of our Church Organizations, Fall Festival, Parking Committee, Fish & Chicken Wing Events or other Ministries and plan to attend this dinner, please call the office 386-574-2131 ASAP to confirm your attendance so that adequate food & drink can be planned. Admission is free.  Thank you!

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