Our Lady of the Lake

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

 

 

End Times and Eternal Life
The Beauty of Heaven

I went across the garden one afternoon and stopped on the shore of the lake; I stood there for a long time, contemplating my surroundings. Suddenly, I saw the Lord Jesus near me, and He graciously said to me, All this I created for you, My spouse; and know that all this beauty is nothing compared to what I have prepared for you in eternity (Diary, 158).

"You know very well, O Jesus, that I am constantly swooning because of my longing for You." Know this, My daughter, that you are already tasting now what other souls will obtain only in eternity (Diary, 969).

 

Office Closed

December 8th,  IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Christmas Flowers

Donations for flowers for the altar in memory of your loved ones is now being accepted at the Church Office.  Please call in early with the flower memorials as well as your Mass Intentions.

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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Friday:
8:00 am - 12 noon

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OUR LADY OF THE LAKE

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

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES

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

Our Lady

ADVENT

Mark Your Calendars! Holy Day

December 8th, Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 8th, 6 am Mass, Our Lady of the Lake

Thursday, December 8th, 12:10 pm Mass, St. Martin de Porres

Thursday, December 8th, 6 pm Mass, Our Lady of the Lake

CCD News--Confirmation Retreat

Confirmation Retreat is Saturday, January 14th, 2017.  The cost for the Retreat is $15.00 and may be mailed or dropped off at the Church Office.  The retreat will be held at Vandebilt Hall under the direction of the Diocese Retreat Team.  The details/times will be distributed once the Church Office has heard from the Diocese.  If any questions please feel free to call the Church Office.

Thank you.

'Tis the Season of Giving'

Trees indeed have memories, marking time by the rings in their trunks, just as the circles of our liturgical years chronicle our journey through life.  We hang ornaments on trees because trees are reliable stewards of memories.  Christ trees symbolically display our family histories by bearing holy relics of "our first Christmas together",  new homes, cherished friends, life-giving pursuits, treasured places, valued colleagues, promising students and "baby's first Christmas."  Over the years our trees become virtual sacraments of our lives.

The shoot that sprouts from the stump of Jesse is a fertile reminder that our story is rooted in God's love and God's story is the fruit of our faithful response.

Our Lady of the Lake will have the Jesse Tree set up for Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th.  Parishioners who wish to donate a Christmas gift are invited to select a tag from the tree for a child.  The information tag must be filled out and left in the box near the tree so the contact person will have access to the donor's contact information.

The child's gift tag contains information describing the child (age, sex, gift suggestions, etc.) and should be used to help donors purchase gift (s) for the child.  Please tape the child's gift tag to the wrapped gift.  This year's contact person is Nicole Trahan.  If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 685-2244.

Deadline to return purchased gifts to the church office is Friday, December 16th.

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.

Up-Coming Advent Season

Now selling in the Church Office Daily Reflections for Advent & Christmas for $2.00 by Liturgical Press.

Also we have The Word Among Us for sale with the Complete Catholic Mass & Meditations for $2.00 for Advent.  Thank You!

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.

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.

Pro-Life News

Voting is a moral obligation.  In a representation form of government, the obligations scripture places on kings and rulers belong to the voters.  The obligation to advance the culture of life by one's vote spring from one's obligation to the good of the nation and to the well-being of all the other citizens who live in it.

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.