Our Lady of the Lake

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



God's Will Vs. Our Self-Will
Strengthened to Do God's Will

I am surprised that you still have not completely renounced your self-will, but I rejoice exceedingly that this change will be accomplished during the retreat (Diary, 369).

[Then] I heard these words: I am with you. During this retreat, I will strengthen you in peace and in courage so that your strength will not fail in carrying out My designs. Therefore, you will cancel out your will absolutely in this retreat and, instead, My complete will shall be accomplished in you. Know that it will cost you much, so write these words on a clean sheet of paper: "From today on, my own will does not exist," and then cross out the page. And on the other side write these words: "From today on, I do the will of God everywhere, always, and in everything" (Diary, 372).


Blessing at Bancker Grotto Memorial Park

Everyone is invited to the Bancker Memorial Park on Sunday, October 30th at 3 pm to receive a blessing with water from the Grotto of Lourdes, France.  Fr. Manny will be administering individual blessings.  Please bring those in need of healing and your own chairs.  Assistance will be available for the handicapped.

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This weekend's bulletin is in loving memory of Mary L. Migues on her 5th anniversary, October 22nd.


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

St. Anne's Altar Society will be reciting the Rosary Monday thru Friday at 5 pm next to the statue of Mary at Our Lady of the Lake.

Also, St. Martin de Porres Rosary Society will be reciting the Rosary Monday thru Friday at 5 pm and on Saturday at 8 am in the Church. 

Everyone is invited to attend any Rosary since October is the month of the Rosary.  Please join us at any time and may God bless each of you!!


The Knights of Columbus will be reciting a rosary on Saturday, October 29th, before the 4:00 pm Mass.

Everyone is invited to come and pray with us!!

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.

CCD News


There is a conflict with the original retreat date of January 28, 2017.  The Diocese has moved the retreat to February 4, 2017, 9 am---6 pm at St. Thomas More High School.  More details will follow.  Thank you!

Theology of the Body

Must be 18 years of age or older.  No charge for classes.  Workbooks are $15.  What is "Theology of the Body?"  It consists of 4, 60 minute videos narrated by Christopher West.  It is an Evangelization Tool and the Theological foundation of the Culture of Life with the family at its center.  Along with videos, the participants will use the accompanying  workbook to better synthesize the teachings of "Theology of the Body."  Diocese of Lafayette, Immaculata Center, Katherine Drexel Meeting Room.  Enter through East building,  Wednesday's in October--19th & 26th, Wednesday's in November--9th & 16th.  All 4 sessions will be 6-8 pm.

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.

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.

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.

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.