Our Lady of the Lake
DIVINE MERCY DAILY REFLECTIONS (Jesus speaking to St. Faustina in bold print; from the Diary of St. Faustina)
The Feast of Mercy
Adore My Mercy
Second collection is for Catholic Relief Services.
Second collection for April 2nd will be for Centennial Campaign
The traditional practice of “giving something up for Lent” is a practice of self-denial. Saying no to ourselves and yes to God & others. Lord as I practice self-denial, I offer my sacrifices for children. May we say yes to you and yes to the unborn.
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 March 26, 2017
- Sunday: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a / Ps 23 / Eph 5:8-14 / Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
- Monday: Is 65:17-21 / Ps 30 / Jn 4:43-54
- Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12 / Ps 46 / Jn 5:1-16
- Wednesday: Is 49:8-15 / Ps 145 / Jn 5:17-30
- Thursday: Ex 32:7-14 / Ps 106 / Jn 5:31-47
- Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22 / Ps 34 / Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
- Saturday: Jer 11:18-20 / Ps 7 / Jn 7:40-53
- Next Sunday: Ez 37:12-14 / Ps 130 / Rom 8:8-11 / Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45
St. Martin De Porres
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be at 12:10 pm on March 31st at OLL.
ST. ANNE ALTAR SOCIETY
A meeting is scheduled on Friday, April 21, at 3 pm in Vandebilt Hall. Dues for 2017 can be paid at this time. Please remind friends and neighbors who have not paid yet can do so while attending the meeting.
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.
For teenagers looking for a profound experience with Jesus amongst their peers, Faith Camp is the thing for you. It is a week long camp for middle school teenagers, staffed by high school teenagers, led by young adults while supported by adults. It is put on by Family Missions Company and is held at Camp Woodman in Abbeville, La. There are two one week camps. The first is Monday July 10 through Friday July 14 and the second is on Monday July 17 through Friday, July 21. Ms. Sarah Derise will lead the group registration and fundraisers. Please call the office if you are interested.
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.
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.