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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

Invocation of the Holy Spirit over the election of our Leaders:  33 Hours Overnight Adoration (before the election) - Nov. 4th (Friday) starting at 9am to Nov. 5th (Saturday) ending at 6pm with Benediction.  Contact Stasia at the church office for additional information 386-574-2131. 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: Beginning in December, instead of receiving your normal year of boxed envelopes for the offertory, you will receive a month at a time delivered to your home address. This is a good time to fill out a new registration form or call the church office if you have moved since you registered. If you aren’t  registered, now is a good time to do so. Registering in a parish is important for many reasons. The most important to you would be verification for letters of eligibility to be a godparent.  If you are using the following envelope number please call Angie at the church office  386-574-2131: 448, 668, 783, 793, 953, 1105, 1168,1540, 1713, 1789, 3069, 5849.

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.   

Bishop Robert Barron "The Love of Predilection" 10/30/16

Click Here to learn about The Jubilee Year of Mercy

Click Here for November 2016 Altar Server Schedule

Click Here for Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Schedule September - November

Click Here for Readers Schedule September - November 2016

4 PM Vigil Mass on Oct. 22, 2016.  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 

Click on "Visit our Facebook page" above to view recent pictures from Fr. Kenny's trip.

Youth Group (O Lyght):   High School and Middle School meet on Wednesdays in the Social Hall at 6:30 (except when noted).  November 2nd is All Souls Day – No Youth meeting – Mass at 7:00pm & November 9th : 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.

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:  
 26 Years of Excellence!  Past * Present * Future   A nurturing religious, social, emotional, & academic readiness skills VPK (FREE) 4 year old program and 3 year old program.  Monday—Friday extended care until 6:00 pm.  Due to Hurricane Matthew, we have postponed our Open House until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 
Children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st.  For more information call Demetria Shine, Director (386) 574-4620. Email: or visit our website “Our Children…Our Treasure… Our Priority...” On behalf of the students, families and staff at Little Blessings Preschool, thank you to the community of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church for your support and generosity. Our enrollment is continuing to increase. We currently have openings in our 4 year old VPK program and in our 3 year old program. Also, we are continuing to expand our services to better serve the needs of our families, parish and community. Volunteer opportunities are available.  Stop by or call and ask how you can help make a difference in the lives of our youth and pass our faith on to the next generation. Please feel free to make an appointment to come and see the wonderful things that are happening at Little Blessings! Now offering a new early childhood and religious education curriculum through Frog Street and Sadlier Publications.  License # CO7VO0106

St Vincent de Paul Society -  If you know someone who needs help tell them to call: 
English 386-279-6307 or Spanish Line 386-279-6171 
Pantry needs— cereal, jelly, rice, canned fruits, canned tuna, canned chicken, mac and cheese, soups, toilet paper, toiletries, and laundry detergent.   Make your donation count! No opened food or expired food can be given to 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 and  caring and kindness for those brothers and sisters who are less fortunate. Like us on Facebook:

Ascension Press Presents a Bible Study Paul's Letter to the Galatians 
 Paul’s letter to the Galatians speaks directly to the heart of Christians and addresses the most important question we can ask: “What must we do to be saved?” It speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation that Jesus has won for us, and how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s redeeming sacrifice. In the new study by Galatians: Set Free to Live by Jeff Cavins, learn what it means to have this filial relationship with God the Father, how He honors us as His children, and how we must honor Him as our loving Father. Join us in the hall at 7:00 and continuing every Thursday until November 17th. For more information or to register for the study, call Dolly at the church office or email her at The cost for the study guide is $24. 

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.

Illuminations for the Immaculata  - The Blessed Virgin Mary 
December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Next week we will have available order forms for you to purchase a lantern for Luminary Dedication (eternal rest, employment, healing, thanksgiving, birthday, or other). During the 7:00pm Mass on December 8th (Holy Day of Obligation), the candles will be lit  for your intentions. You may purchase one lantern for each intention. Please call Dolly or Angie at the Church Office 386-574-2131 if you have any questions. 

 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.  Volunteers needed, please contact Angie 386-574-2131.  BINGO at the Fall Festival:  Nov. 5 Saturday (Noon to 5pm) and Nov. 6 Sunday (Noon to 4pm).

Faith Formation Classes:   Calling ALL FIRST Graders!! Parents did you know that it is a diocesan policy that your child attend Faith Formation for 2 consecutive years to prepare to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion? We are still accepting registrations for this school year.  Please register your child as soon as possible. 
 Religious Ed Registration: All children in Kindergarten through 6th grade should be attending our Sunday classes at 11:30; all children in 7th and 8th grades and any in high school who have not received Confirmation should be attending our Monday classes at 5:30 in the social hall. Our faith formation continues in high school by participation in the youth group on Wednesdays at 6:30 (which is free). If you have not registered yet forms are available in the office or by clicking on this link.  If you have any questions you may contact Dolly at the office 386-574-2131.  Catechists Needed: Is God Calling You? If you love working with children and want to share the joy of your faith please consider saying “YES!” to the call. For more information contact Dolly.

Adult Confirmation: Classes for adults who have received Communion, but have not been confirmed - it is not too late to join the program. For more information contact Dolly at the office 386-574-2131 or by email at

RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Would you like to explore the Catholic Church and the faith of Catholic Christianity? Are you interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic Church? Were you baptized Catholic as a child, but have not celebrated the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation? If so, then RCIA is for you. RCIA is a journey of exploration and initiation into the Church. RCIA will change your life. RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. We meet on Sundays in the church office at 1:30. All are welcome. 

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

Fall Festival at Our Lady of the Lakes, November 5 & 6, 2016.  S

Mark your calendar now for a weekend of fun at your Parish on November 5 & 6.  Activities include:  Bounce Rides for the Kids from 9am to 8pm on Saturday the 5th and from 9am to 5pm on Sunday the 6th.  Kids “all day” wristbands at $5; Facepainting; Bingo in the Social Hall on Saturday (5th) from 12 Noon to 5pm and Sunday (6th) from 12 Noon to 4pm; Food including Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chili and more; Trunk Sale in the parking lot (for reserved space contact Mike Daly 386-801-2938-fee $10 daily); freshly baked goods from the CCW for sale in the Social Hall; 50-50 drawing daily; popcorn & cotton candy; and more!    

Saint of the Week:   St. Martin de Porres Feast Day:  November 3 
Martin was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. He was the illegitimate son of a noble knight from Spain and a freed mulatto from Panama. At a young age, his father left his mother leaving, him and his younger sister to grow up in deep poverty.  He had a deep devotion to the Passion of our Lord. He was placed with a barber/surgeon apprentice to learn the medical arts at the age of twelve. He joined the Dominican order at the age of fifteen as a volunteer. Martin worked in the kitchen, laundry room, and garden and continued his trades of barbering and healing. After nine years of humble prayerful service, his superior disregarded the law restricting Martin because of race, and permitted him to take vows as a member of the Third Order of St. Dominic. Martin served all without regard of color, race or status and became known as “Martin the Charitable.” He helped found an orphanage and a hospital for abandoned children. He was deeply drawn and devoted to the Eucharist. He was often brought to tears when he contemplated Jesus’ Passion and death. He prayed at length in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, and often spent entire nights in prayer. He lived for others until his own death on November 3, 1639.  St. Martin, pray for us. 
 Our Lady of the Holy Rosary:  During the month of October we will be praying the Holy Rosary daily: Sundays: 9:00am in the Church; Mondays-Fridays following 6:00pm Benediction in the Chapel; and Saturdays: 6:30pm in the Church.  
Traditionally the month of October is dedicated to the Rosary. People all over the world turn to to the Rosary as a sure way to bring blessings upon their lives and loved ones. The Rosary is a powerful weapon against evil and a vehicle of grace. And, as the famous saying goes, families that pray together stay together. 

Contact Info for Knights of Columbus Council 6584:

Central Florida Pregnancy Center's Annual Fall Fundraiser.  "Rescuing the Next Generation"  Place:  Sanborn Center in Deland,  Date: November 11, 2016,  Time:7:00 p.m.  R.S.V.P: Call for reservations by October 27th to  386-574-5894, and ask for Midge. 
Our speaker will be Barbara Peacock. Don't miss this exciting event!!!

Forming Consciences  for Faithful Citizenship  A Call to Political Responsibility  from the  Catholic Bishops of the United States:  “The Church equips its members to address political and social questions by helping them to develop a well-formed conscience. Catholics have a serious and lifelong obligation to form their consciences in accord with human reason and the teaching of the Church. Conscience is not something that allows us to justify doing whatever we want, nor is it a mere “feeling” about what we should or should not do. Rather, conscience is the voice of God resounding in the human heart, revealing the truth to us and calling us to do what is good while shunning what is evil. Conscience always requires serious attempts to make sound moral judgments based on the truths of our faith. As stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Conscience is a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act that he is going to perform, is in the process of performing, or has already completed. In all he says and does, man is obliged to follow faithfully what he knows to be just and right” (no. 1778). The formation of conscience includes several elements. First, there is a desire to embrace goodness and truth. For Catholics, this begins with a willingness and openness to seek the truth and what is right by studying Sacred Scripture and the teaching of the Church as contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is also important to examine the facts and background information about various choices. Finally, prayerful reflection is essential to discern the will of God. Catholics must also understand that if they fail to form their consciences in the light of the truths of the faith and the moral teachings of the Church they can make erroneous judgment.”  






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

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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 head usher of that Mass, also please notify them one week or more before.

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)

Men’s Group: We are a group of men who meet every Sunday after the 8:00 a.m. & the 10:00 a.m. Masses in the Social Hall. We learn as a group how to be better individuals by the teachings of our Lord. We will provide you with the tools and resources to strengthen your spiritual muscles for the greatest game ever played, to become the man that the Lord intends you to be. Please come and join us!

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.

As a parish we will be concentrating this year on doing works of mercy. There will be a large glass vase in the sanctuary, into which we will place pieces of paper on which we have written specific works of mercy we have performed. Each paper would be the size of a Post-it note, to be rolled up and put in the vase. The object of the project is to fill this large container with expressions of mercy!

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.

Council of Catholic Women   
 General Meeting  10/16/16 11:30am  Social Hall 
 Board Meeting 10/18/16 11:30am Social Hall 
 Halloween Bunco 10/28/16 7:00pm Social Hall 
 Crafts Friday’s 10:00am Social Hall 
 Sweet Treats 10/30/16 after  Masses   






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