Our Lady of the Lake
DIVINE MERCY DAILY REFLECTIONS (Jesus speaking to St. Faustina in bold print; from the Diary of St. Faustina)
Tell My Priests
Hardened Sinners Will Repent
This week’s bulletin is in loving memory of Claude Gonsoulin.
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Noon - 1:00 pm for lunch
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Mass and Confession Times
Saturday Mass: 4:00 pm
Sunday Masses: 7:00 am & 11:00 am
Monday: NO MASS
Wednesday Mass: 12:10 pm
Friday Mass: 6:30 am
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Sunday: 6:30 am & 10:30 am
Wednesday: 11:40 am
Friday: 6:00 am
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
Sunday: 9:00 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30 pm
First Saturday of each month: 9:00 am
Sunday: 8:30 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00
First Thursday of each month: 11:45 am
First Saturday: 8:30 am
AUGUST 6, 2017
The Transfiguration of the Lord "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." Oh, to be on that mountain! What a priceless experience for Peter, James, and John. If they had ever doubted, if they wondered whether Jesus was really who he said he was, their confidence surely got a boost on the day of the Transfiguration. Before their very eyes, Jesus' divine beauty radiated gloriously while the two ancient prophets also appeared in a miraculous manner. And to top it off, the voice of God the Father spoke from the heavens and confirmed that it was all true: Jesus really is the Son of God!
Why did Jesus reveal himself in such a remarkable way to these men? Perhaps we have an answer in today's epistle. Peter writes, "We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven while we were with him on the holy mountain." Peter mentions this fact in order to confirm his credibility as a preacher as he goes on to say, "We possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable. You will do well to be attentive to it." Because of the mission that Peter had to help shape and nurture the Church in its earliest days, his position as an "eyewitness" to the Transfiguration helped to gain the attention, and the faith, of his hearers.
So although we were not there during this holy apparition, we have the benefit of it. We, and the faithful through the ages, have heard the testimony that Jesus is truly our God from those who saw in person that it was for real. In this way, the Transfiguration is able to bolster the faith of many, not just the three men who were there that day. May we have the grace to allow the feast we celebrate today to truly deepen our faith.
Readings for the Week of August 20, 2017
- Sunday: Is 56:1, 6-7 / Ps 67 / Rom 11:13-15, 29-32 / Mt 15:21-28
- Monday: Jgs 2:11-19 / Ps 106 / Mt 19:16-22
- Tuesday: Jgs 6:11-24a / Ps 85 / Mt 19:23-30
- Wednesday: Jgs 9:6-15 / Ps 21 / Mt 20:1-16
- Thursday: Rv 21:9b-14 / Ps 145 / Jn 1:45-51
- Friday: Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22 / Ps 146 / Mt 22:34-40
- Saturday: Ru 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17 / Ps 128 / Mt 23:1-12
- Next Sunday: Is 22:19-23 / Ps 138 / Rom 11:33-36 / Mt 16:13-20
St. Martin De Porres
Father Buddy's 1st Fleet Blessing
* The CCD Parent Meeting has been cancelled due to another conflict with school scheduling. Please share this message to get the word out.
* The 2017-2018 CCD Schedule is now available: Click "School CCD", then "Class Schedule CCD".
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Pick up a form at the office; fill it out there or mail it in with payment.
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Click on School CCD tab then click on CCD Registration Form.
We currently do not have enough teachers to fill our classes. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this very important ministry.
Jesus was transfigured; the glory of His divinity shone through His humanity, which reminds us that humanity always expresses the image of God.
The Transfiguration was meant to remind the Apostles that death would not have the last word.
Lost & Found
A Confirmation card was found in a pew after Confirmation Mass. There is no addressee name; only “From Uncle & Felicia”. If the givers are from your family, please call the Church Office at 685-4425.
Prayer for a Successful Diocesan Centennial Campaign
Heavenly Father, give us the grace to build your Kingdom in our Diocese. We can only accomplish this noble task by allowing You to expand our hearts. Grant us compassionate hearts for the poor and suffering among us, hopeful hearts for the men now in seminary, grateful hearts to provide care for the well-being of our retired priests, and zealous hearts for the formation of our Catholic college students. As we look to their future and the celebration of the Centennial of our Diocese, we want to give You our faithful hearts. It is only with faithful hearts the our Diocesan campaign will bear fruit and assist You in the building up of Your Kingdom. With Mary our Mother, and moved by the Holy Spirit, we make this prayer through Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We entrust our humble efforts to You, with a plea for success, as we reach out to those who need us. -Amen
New Mausoleum in Delcambre
Where Will Your Final Resting Place Be?
Thinking about your own funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but more adults are finding that preplanning your final resting place offers great emotional and even financial security for them and their families. With preplanning, families find comfort in knowing that the funeral reflects what their loved one wanted and exactly where they wanted to be laid to rest. It also gives them peace of mind to not have to make important decisions at a stressful time. Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery will be constructing a new mausoleum soon. Joe Blanchard and Howard Theriot from American Cemetery consultants, have already begun contacting parishioners to answer questions. Please don't delay. Spaces are reserved on a first come basis and financing is available. The number of crypts selected before construction will determine the size of the mausoleum.
Either mail in the postage reply card from the brochure that was mailed to your home or call 337-735-4600.
Catholic Radio Station
Everyone is invited to tune in to the Catholic Radio Station, KLFT, 90.5 FM to learn more about your Catholic Faith. For good Catholic music, you can also tune in to 90.9 K-LOVE.
RETREATS FACILITATE HEALING FROM GRIEF
The Diocese's Office of Marriage and Family Life will offer 2 retreats (A Catholic Journey through Grief) a year. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.diolaf.org/grief to register.