Our Lady of the Lake

DIVINE MERCY DAILY REFLECTIONS (Jesus speaking to St. Faustina in bold print; from the Diary of St. Faustina)



Jesus the Teacher
Part One of Conference

Conference on Mercy.

My daughter, know that My Heart is mercy itself. From this sea of mercy, graces flow out upon the whole world. No soul that has approached Me has ever gone away unconsoled. All misery gets buried in the depths of My mercy, and every saving and sanctifying grace flows from this fountain (Diary, 1777).




Seelos Healing Mass in October

Sunday, October 2nd at 1:00 pm, St. Mary's Assumption Church, New Orleans.  The celebrant is Very Rev. Stephen Rehrauer, S. Ss.R.  The sacrament of Anointing for all those in need is available and the Veneration of the Relic Missionary Crucifix of Blessed Seelos.  You may also visit the gift shop.

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This week's bulletin is in loving memory of Charles Renard on his 23rd anniversary, September 29th.


Office Hours

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Noon - 1:00 pm for lunch

8:00 am - 12 noon

Mass and Confession Times


Mass Times

Saturday Mass: 4:00 pm
Saturday Spanish Mass(Misa en Espanol):7:00pm
Sunday Masses: 7:00 am & 11:00 am
Monday-Wednesday-Friday Masses: 6:15 am

Confession Times

Saturday: 3:00 pm
Sunday: 6:30 am & 10:30 am
Monday-Wednesday-Friday: 6:00 am
First Wednesday with Adoration: 4:00 pm to 8 pm


Mass Times

Sunday: 9:00 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30 pm
First Thursday of each month: 12:10 pm
First Saturday of each month: 9:00 am

Confession Times

Sunday: 8:30 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00
First Thursday of each month: 11:45 am
First Saturday: 8:30 am




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St. Martin De Porres


October is Rosary Month

Rosary will be recited daily during the month of October at Our Lady of the Lake and St. Martin de Porres Churches.

October Fest---St. Martin De Porres

September 30th:  Starting at 5 pm, serving hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, etc.  Bingo will also be played.

October 1st:  Starting at 5 pm, gumbo will be served.  Bingo will be played.

October 2nd:  Starting at 10 am -- 2 pm, serving BBQ chicken dinners at the B. J. Center.  Contact any SMDP parishioner for tickets.

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

Black Heritage Program

Anyone interested in participating in the Black Heritage Program, please call 519-4107.

Upcoming Directed Retreats---Jesuit Spirituality Center

Do you feel a need to deepen your spiritual life?  The Jesuit Spirituality Center at Grand Coteau, announces these upcoming individually directed retreats.

Silent, individually-directed retreats of 3, 5, or 8 days begin on the following dates:

Monday, October 3rd or Thursday, October 6th

Monday, October 17th or Thursday, October 20th

For application form, visit jesuitspiritualitycenter.org

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.

CCD News

Registration will continue and can be done at the church office or before your child's class time.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 685-4426.  For anyone needing financial assistance this year, we are offering a financial plan for the duration of the term.

Retrouvaille Weekend

Retrouvaille is a program for troubled marriages.  The weekend provides a safe setting encouraging couples to learn communication in marriage in a respectful manner.  Visit the website for more information and to register www.helpourmarriage.com.

Pro-Life News

In the human family, which God decided to join, there can be no closer bond than mother and child.  They belong together, their destinies are intertwined.  That is one of the central messages of the pro-life movement.  To love and care for a mother necessarily means protecting, loving and caring for her child.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat October 7-9, 2016

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion.  The weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God.  This process is extremely helpful for those who have difficulty forgiving themselves or others.  The weekend will help your soul find a voice and transform the pain of the past into hope!  For more information and to register call 337-261-5607 or email tlittell@diolaf.org.  All inquires are kept strictly confidential.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, November 18-26, 2016

Join Fr. Bill Melancon and Deacon Tim Marcantel on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  In a real way, making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land draws us closer to Jesus of Nazareth.  The Scriptures will come alive as we visit Our Lord's homeland, and each day, we will have time to re-new and affirm our faith -- to pray and reflect.  The group will visit Nazareth, Cana, Mount of Beatitudes, Holy Sepulchre and much more. For more information, call 337-291-1933.

Census Update

If any contact information has changed since you filled out your forms, please contact the church office so it can be corrected.  If you are a new parishioner, stop by the office so we can welcome you and you can fill out your census form.


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.

Confirmation 2016

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Retreat--Net Ministries

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.


 Pope Francis decreed that the Holy Year of Mercy began on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8, 2015 and will conclude on Feast of Christ the King, November 20, 2016.