Our Lady of the Lake
DIVINE MERCY DAILY REFLECTIONS (Jesus speaking to St. Faustina in bold print; from the Diary of St. Faustina)
The Image of The Divine Mercy
A Shield and Shelter
These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross.
These rays shield souls from the wrath of My Father. Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him (Diary, 299).
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Noon - 1:00 pm for lunch
9:00 am - 12 noon
Mass and Confession Times
Saturday Mass: 4:00 pm
Saturday Spanish Mass(Misa en Espanol):7:00pm
Sunday Masses: 7:00 am & 11:00 am
Monday: NO MASS
Wednesday & Friday Masses: 6:15 am
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
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
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
Sunday: 8:30 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00
First Thursday of each month: 11:45 am
First Saturday: 8:30 am
Readings for the Week of February 19, 2017
- Sunday: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18 / Ps 103 / 1 Cor 3:16-23 / Mt 5:38-48
- Monday: Sir 1:1-10 / Ps 93 / Mk 9:14-29
- Tuesday: Sir 2:1-11 / Ps 37 / Mk 9:30-37
- Wednesday: 1 Pt 5:1-4 / Ps 23 / Mt 16:13-19
- Thursday: Sir 5:1-8 / Ps 1 / Mk 9:41-50
- Friday: Sir 6:5-17 / Ps 119 / Mk 10:1-12
- Saturday: Sir 17:1-15 / Ps 103 / Mk 10:13-16
- Next Sunday: Is 49:14-15 / Ps 62 / 1 Cor 4:1-5 / Mt 6:24-34
St. Martin De Porres
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service
I am conducting Wednesday evening prayer service. The services are as follows: at 6:30 pm I will lead a rosary, then I will expose the Blessed Sacrament for one hour at 7 pm and end with Benediction. On 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, the service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake. On 2nd and 4th Wednesdays the services will be held at St. Martin De Porres. On the occasion of a 5th Wednesday, there will be no prayer services offered.
A Journey to Healing for Anyone Hurting After Abortion
It is normal to grieve pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.
Project Rachel is a confidential ministry for anyone who desires healing after being impacted by abortion. This includes the mothers and fathers of children lost to abortion, grandparents, siblings, and others. Abortion crosses all boundaries of religion, race, age and socio-economic position. Project Rachel consists of eight to nine individual sessions. For more information, contact the Office of Pro Life Apostolate at 337-2615607.
Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreat is an opportunity for any man, woman, couple, grandparent or sibling who struggles with the emotional spiritual pain of abortion. The retreat provides participants the opportunity and space to enter the grieving process, identify effects the abortion has had and release deep feelings of anger, shame, and guilt that frequently accompany an abortion experience. Retreat: April 21st-23rd, call Karol or Trista at 337-261-5607.
God gives us the gift of life, in units of years and months and days, and we likewise give it back to him, in days and months and years.
In the New Year, let us put the defense of the unborn and elderly at the top of our priority list.
Seminarians from the West Region
Deacon Matthew Hebert (St. Mary Magdalen)
Korey LaVergne (Our Lady of Lourdes)
Andrew Schumacher (Our Lady of Wisdom)
Nicholas Hebert (St. Michael)
Seth Lemaire (St. Mary Magdalen)
Deter Thibodeaux (Our Lady of Sacred Heart)
Nicholas Ware (St. Joseph)
Brent Didier (St. Leo IV)
Riley Maturin (St. Alphonsus)
Jace Gyles (Holy Cross)
Alexander Hargrave (Our Lady of Holy Rosary)
Joshua LaFleur (Our Lady of Sacred Heart)
Calvin LeMaire (St. Mary Magdalen)
Please pray for these and all seminarians of the Diocese.
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.